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Guide to the Joe Sitter Collection of Fine Printing, 1976-2015 and undated

Summary

Joe Sitter's collection of fine printing specimens and broadsides, as well as his subject files on various presses and artists.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11211
Title
Joe Sitter collection of fine printing
Date
1976-2015 and undated
Creator
Sitter, Joe
Extent
3.0 Linear Feet, 3 boxes
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Broadsides, prints, and prospectuses from various fine press printers and artists; as well as subject files created by Sitter about various fine press printers and artists. Presses represented include The Whittington Press, Shanty Bay Press, Solmentes Press, and Ian Mortimer. Artists and printers represented are John Randle, Walter Bachinski, David Esselmont, Russell Maret, Howard Phipps, Miriam Macgregor, Hellmuth Weissenborn, and Judy Ling Wong.

Arrangement

Arranged into 2 series: Fine Printing and Subject Files.

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[Identification of item], Joe Sitter Collection of Fine Printing, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Fine Printing, 1976-2013

Includes broadsides, prints, and prospectuses from various presses and artists collected by Joe Sitter. Some are numbered and signed by the artist. Illustrations are noted when identified.

Morning Sunlight, Interior the Netherhall, 1982
(1 items)

Matted color linocut, signed by Howard Phipps.

Box 2
Folder 1
Catherine's Barn, 1988
(1 items)

Matted color linocut, signed by Howard Phipps.

Box 2
Folder 2
Catherine's Barn, undated
(1 items)

Unmatted colored linocut, signed by Howard Phipps.

Box 2
Folder 7
Circus: The Artist as Saltimbanque, 2010
(3 items)

Prints. 2 signed by Walter Bachinski.

Box 1
Folder 4
Blackberry, 2010 Oct. 14
(1 items)

Print. Signed "for J.S. from D.E."

Box 1
Folder 5
Flowerscape 2, 2010
(1 items)

Print. Signed by David Esselmont.

Box 1
Folder 5
Primula Auricula 3, undated
(1 items)

Print. Signed by David Esselmont.

Box 1
Folder 5
Primula Auricula 1, undated
(1 items)

Print. Signed by David Esselmont.

Box 1
Folder 5
I.M. Imprimit, 1977
(1 items)

Broadside

Box 1
Folder 1
28 Private Presses (Tribute to William Caxton), 1977
(1 items)

Broadside

Box 1
Folder 1
Prescote Gallery exhibition, 1979
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with linocut by Juliet Caithness.

Box 1
Folder 1
Eric Gill to the Dominicans at Hawkesyard Priory, Nov. 4th, 1917, 1982 Aug.

Broadside. Printed on Armatruda Amalfi handmade paper.

Box 1
Folder 1
The Nightingale comes softly..., 1984

Broadside keepsake honoring the gift by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Anderson of The Whittington Press Archive to the University of Minnesota.

Box 1
Folder 1
Ebble Valley, 2007
(1 items)

Broadside/prospectus. Illustrated with attached linocut and engraving by Howard Phipps.

Box 1
Folder 2
Cheltenham Festival of Literature, 1980-1982
(3 items)

Broadsides. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn.

Box 1
Folder 2
Whittington: Memories of a Cotswold Village, by Frank Berry, 1982
(2 items)

Broadsides. Illustrated with endpaper map, handcolored by Miriam Macgregor (2 versions: 1 colored; 1 not colored).

Box 1
Folder 2
Whittington at Fullerton, printed for the Whittington Press Exhibition at Fullerton, California, 1984
(1 items)

Broadside. Text and map excerpted from Whittington: Memories of a Cotswold Village. Handmade paper with watermark created by Henry Moore.

Box 1
Folder 2
Whittington Summer Show, 1976, 1978-1982, 1984, 2001, 2009
(10 items)

Broadsides. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn and Miriam Macgregor; 1 has a pochair by Miriam Macgregor.

Box 1
Folder 2
Laura at Whittington, printed for the Summer Show., 1981
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with signed linocut by Howard Phipps.

Box 1
Folder 2
Alphabets, printed for the Whittington Show, 1980
(2 items)

Broadsides. Illustrated with wood engravings by Hellmuth Weissenborn. 2 versions.

Box 1
Folder 3
Promotional posters re: printing An Alphabet on 1848 Columbian press, 1980
(2 items)
Box 1
Folder 3
Whittington Press exhibition, Special Collections, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, 1984
(2 items)

Broadside and brochure.

Box 1
Folder 3
Blackwell's Rare Books booksale for Whittington Press, 1983
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with wood engraving by Hellmuth Weissenborn.

Box 1
Folder 3
Whittington Press history, 1984
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with wood engraving of Manor Farm by Miriam Macgregor.

Box 1
Folder 3
This is a Printing Office..., 1980 Jan.
(1 items)

Broadside. Text by Beatrice Warde.

Box 1
Folder 3
Fine Hand Printing/Bookbinding course advertisement, 1981
(1 items)

Broadside. Created for Circencester Workshops.

Box 1
Folder 3
Posters from Whittington, 1996-2013, 2013
(1 items)

Prospectus. Includes specimen with text from Hilary Pepler's The Hand Press. Wood engraving by Hellmuth Weissenborn.

Box 1
Folder 3
Today I Lunched Off the Press at Whittington, 2011
(1 items)

Broadside.

Box 2
Folder 3
To the Displays of Dry Stone Walling and Typesetting, undated
(1 items)

Broadside.

Box 2
Folder 3
Invitation to an Illustrated Talk by John Randle, 1984
(1 items)

Broadside, printed by Coffee House Press.

Box 2
Folder 3
Keepsake for Art Libraries Society visit, 1980
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with wood engraving by Hellmuth Weissenborn.

Box 2
Folder 3
Exhibition at King Street Galleries, 1981
(2 items)

Broadsides. 2 copies.

Box 2
Folder 3
Birmingham Central Library exhibition, 1981
(1 items)

Broadside. Illustrated with wood engraving by Hellmuth Weissenborn.

Box 2
Folder 3
Milton's Hymn: On the Morning of the Nativity, 1981
(2 items)

Prospectus. Illustrated by William Blake. Published by D.H.E. Teesdale of Angscot Productions. 2 versions with different Blake specimens: The Old Dragon; The Annuciation to the Shepherds.

Box 2
Folder 4
After the Funeral, by Paul Scott, 1979
(1 items)

Prospectus. Illustrated by Sally Scott.

Box 2
Folder 4
Harlequinade: 8 Mezzotints by Judy Ling Wong, 1979
(1 items)

Prospectus. Illustrated with tipped in photolitho reproduction.

Box 2
Folder 4
Iftikhar Azmi's The Garden of the Night, undated
(1 items)

Prospectus.

Box 2
Folder 4
Routes to Silence, by Lawrence Sail, 1978
(1 items)

Broadside. Includes signature by Lawrence Sail.

Box 2
Folder 4
London Types, undated
(13 items)

Prints.

Box 2
Folder 5
An Almanac of 12 Sports, undated
(1 items)

Print.

Box 2
Folder 5
An Alphabet, undated
(3 items)

Prints.

Box 2
Folder 5
Handmade paper samples
Box 1
Folder 6

2. Subject Files, 1977-2015 and undated

Joe Sitter's Subject Files include an array of materials, including correspondence, from various presses and artists. The files were assembled by Sitter and also include original prints, prospectuses, and catalogs from some of the presses and artists. There are some duplicative materials between the Subject Files and the Fine Printing series.

Esselmont, David/Solmentes Press, undated
Box 3
Fine Press Book Association, 2015
Box 3
Grolier Club, 2009
Box 3
Laughlin, James, 2014
Box 3
Macgregor, Miriam, undated
Box 3
Maret, Russell, 2012-2014
Box 3
Old School Press, 2013
Box 3
Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, 2011
Box 3
Phipps, Howard, 1995-2007
Box 3
Rorer, Abigail/Lone Oak Press, 2007-2009
Box 3
Shanty Bay Press, 2010-2011
Box 3
Weissenborn, Hellmuth, 2012-2013 and undated
Box 3
The Whittington Press: Catalogs, 1977-1995
Box 3
The Whittington Press: Correspondence, including with John Randle, 2008-2013
Box 3
The Whittington Press: Ephemera, undated
Box 3
The Whittington Press: Portmeirion, 2008-2010 and undated
Box 3
 

Related Material

The Rubenstein Library also holds the Joe Sitter Collection of Gaylord Schanelic.


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Provenance

The Joe Sitter Collection of Fine Printing was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift and purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, June 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0036