Recently added to the Anne and Kevin Major Collection
Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. engravings by Barry Moser, [West Hatfield, Massachusetts] Pennyroyal Press, 1982
The finest Pennyroyal Press edition of this modern press books. On Pulegium paper made especially for the Pennyroyal Press and signed by the artist, this is #203/350.
Printed in black with the sub-titles, chapter numbers and titles all printed in blue and the calligraphic title (designed by G.G. Laurens) and marginal glosses all printed in red, Barry Moser’s wonderful wood-engravings throughout the text, a number full-page, and one (an engraving of Alice) a folding tipped-in plate printed on a tinted ground, 2 of the wood engravings printed in the outer margins in blue and red and an engraving of the key printed in gold, on the opposing page is an engraving of the bottle with the `Drink Me’ label printed in black, blue, green and red, the large initial `A’ at the beginning of the text designed by Laurens and engraved and hand coloured in gold by Barry Moser.
With a portfolio of the engravings, being an extra suite, each printed on a separate sheet measuring 425 x 280 mm and initialed in pencil by Barry Moser, together with the note to the reader concerning the cracking of the wood blocks; all enclosed in a pale grey canvas portfolio.
Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Foreword by Henry Nash Smith. West Hatfield, [Massachusetts]: Printed by Harold McGrath. , 1985.
Centenary Edition. Limited to 350 numbered copies signed by the artist, this being number 62. Printed on Mohawk Letterpress, accompanied with an additional unsigned suite of the prints by Barry Moser, all encased in a linen chemise. Large quarto. xxii, 419 pp. Forty-nine wood engravings by Barry Moser. Publisher’s full green morocco gilt by E. Gray Parrot. Triple gilt-rule borders on covers, with the dates 1885-1985 stamped in gilt within roundel in center of upper cover. Spine lettered in gilt, with paste paper endsheets by David Bourbeau. The text used for this project was taken from the Mark Twain Project at the Bancroft Library.