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Wind and Harlot Press

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The portion of this website in front of you brings together in preliminary fashion a variety of lists and descriptions for United States Miniature Books published during the Twentieth Century. The books have then been organized by press or publisher as described in Robert C. Bradbury’s Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books (No. Clarendon, Vermont: The Microbibliophile, 2000). This page describes titles held by the University of Iowa Libraries for the press or publisher described below. The descriptions generally follow Bradbury’s format: Author. Title. Imprint (if it varies from the heading), date. Size in inches. Number of pages. Brief physical description. Illustrations note. Copy # of [##] copies.

Wind and Harlot Press

Shaker Heights, OH

1981-1992

Ovid. OVID: An Elegy. (Columbia, SC): Wind and Harlot Press, 1981. (12) pp. 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.
Colophon: Christopher Marlowe’s translation of this elegy, Corinne Concubitus, from Book One of Ovid’s Amores, is reprinted from the 1910 Edition of Marlowe by permission of Cambridge University. It has been set by hand and printed on Mulberry paper. The cuts are by Bonnie Baris. Of 200 copies, this is #9.
Set by hand in 8 pt. Centaur type with 3 line drawings by Bonnie Baris. Bound in blue paper over boards with title label pasted on the spine. B20th 1.

Baris, Bonnie. Dance Words. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1982. 16 pp. 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″.
Colophon: Handlettered & illustrated by Bonnie Baris. Handbound by Bob Baris at The Wind & Harlot Press, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1982. #9 of 100 copies, signed by Bonnie Baris.
Paper is handmade from Barcham Green in England. A commonplace book, handbound with green cloth spine and beige paper over boards. B20th 2.

Shakespeare, William. Shakespeare Songs. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1982. 15 pp. 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″.
Colophon: These songs have been reprinted from the 1912 edition of Shakespeare by permission of Oxford University Press. Of 50 copies, this is #41.
Title page illustration and the first letter of text in red. Bound in brown paper over boards with paper title label affixed to the spine. B20th 3.

Golding, Arthur (translator). Out of Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Icarus. The Wind and Harlot Press, 1983. 13 pp. 2-7/8″ x 2-1/8″.
Colophon: The story of ICARUS has been reprinted from Golding’s 1567 translation of Ovid’s METAMORPHOSES. It has been handset and printed at the Wind & Harlot Press during the Spring of 1983. Twenty-seven copies, this is #6, signed by Bonnie Baris.
Bound in 100% beige rag paper over boards with title label affixed to the spine. B20th 4.

Keats, John. La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1986. (16) pp. 2 7/8″ x 2″.
Colophon: This edition of John Keat’s La Belle Dame Sans Merci was made at the Wind & Harlot Press during the Summer of 1986. Twenty-three copies, this is #6.
Text printed on french fold paper and bound in green paper over boards with a white title label on the front cover. B20th 5.

Baris, Robert. In Good Taste, a Small Garden of Culinary Herbs. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1988. (12) pp. 2-13/16″ x 2″.
Colophon: This little book was made at Wind & Harlot during the Spring of 1988. Seventy-six copies, this is #2, signed by Robert Baris.
Hand set in 8 point Centaur and printed on hand-made Hayle paper. Contains two original illustrations by Bonnie Baris as well as a rendering of an herb garden diagram designed by the printer. Bound in stiff green boards with a white title label affixed to the front cover. B20th 6.

Baris, Robert (compiler). A Question of Love. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1990. 20 pp. 2 5/16″ x 1 3/4″.
Colophon: 27 copies of A Question of Love were printed at the Wind & Harlot Press during the Summer of 1990. This is copy #3, signed by printer and binder, Bob Harris.
Printed in Centaur type by hand in red and black on Japanese handmade paper. Bound in a pale green paper over boards with marbled endpapers. Enclosed inside a green marbled paper wrapper. B20th 7.

Gray, Thomas. On a Favorite Cat. Shaker Heights, OH: Wind and Harlot Press, 1991. 24pp. 2 1/2″ x 2″.
Colophon: Of fifty-two copies made in 1991, this is copy number 2. Signed by Bob Baris.
Contains five hand colored drawings with text printed on frenchfold paper. Bound in blue boards with white author label on the spine. B20th 8.

Smart, Christopher. For I Will Consider My Cat, Geoffrey. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1991. 31pp. 2-7/8″ x 2-1/8″.
Colophon: This is a Wind & Harlot book, made in 1991. Twenty-one copies, of which this is #3.
Printed in two colors. Body type is Bembo with American Uncial. Handmade Hayle Paper over boards with label on the spine. Marbled endpapers. B20th 9.

Lear, Edward. Jumblies. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1991. 3″ x 2-1/4″.
Colophon: Seventy-four copies of this small book have been made by hand at the press and bindery. The marvelous illustrations are by Bonnie Baris. This is copy 13.
Text composed in Bernhard Modern types and printed by hand on handmade Hayle paper from Barcham Green in England. Sewn and bound in a pale green paper hand made at Fabriano over boards with marbled endpapers by Pamela Smith of New Mexico. B20th 10.

Lear, Edward. The Owl and the Pussy-cat. The Wind and Harlot Press, 1992.
Edition of 51 copies. Signed by Bob and Bonnie Baris. B20th 11.

Hornby, St. John, and Daniel Berkley Updike. Printing on Vellum. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1992. 2-1/4″ x 1-15/16″
These letters were exchanged by Messrs. Updike and Hornby in February of 1930. They are reprinted from an edition made at the press in 1976. Of twenty-three copies, this is #2, signed by Bob Baris.
Printed on rag paper from Barcham Green in two colors. Sewn and bound in brown boards with a title label affixed to the spine. B20th 12.

Marlow, Christopher, Sir Walter Raleigh, Edmund Waller and others. Six Poems of Mvtabilities. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1992. 2-1/8″ x 1-13/16″.
Colophon: Number 4 of forty-four. Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam. Signed by Bob Baris.
Marbled endpapers and bound in blue boards with a white title label affixed to the spine. Text printed in Arrighi and Centaur types. Printed letterpress in two colors on Hayle paper. B20th 13.

Tennyson, Alfred Lord. Lady of Shalott. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1992. 19 pp. 1-15/16″ x 2-1/8″.
Colophon: The fourteenth small book from the press. Out of 27 copies, this is #3, signed by Bob Baris.
Text printed in Centaur Type on Arches paper with red uncial initials leading 4 sections. Bound in brown paper over boards with author’s last name on a white paper label affixed to the spine. B20th 14.

Baris, Bob. A Small Book on Dahlias. Shaker Heights, OH: The Wind and Harlot Press, 1992. 30pp. 2-5/8″ x 2-1/16″.
Colophon: Made at the press of the author. Sixty-two copies, this is #14, signed by Bob Baris.
Composed, printed and bound by the author. Bound in gray paper over boards with paper title label affixed to the spine. B20th 15.