Winter of Artifice - Anaïs Nin - 1942

First Edition limited to 500 copies. It has been set by hand and printed by the author in Spartan type of twelve points on Copper Plate paper.

For the engravings on copper in the test and cover Ian Hugo has used the technique which William Blake called 'revealed' because it was revealed to him by his brother in a dream. This is the first time this technique, as developed by S.W. Hayter, has been employed since Blake invented it.

This Hunger - Anaïs Nin - 1945

The printing of this book was completed on the fifth of September 1945. It consists of one regular edition of 1000 copies, and one limited deluxe edition of 50 signed copies printed on Eururia paper, illustrated with 5 colored wood block prints by Ian Hugo. Design, typography and printing by the Gemor Press. New York City

 

This is the regular edition. If you have one of the 50 deluxe editions, Please let me know as I would like to have pictures of it.

Insert for This Hunger - 1945

This is a flyer given out at Gotham Book Mart or inserted into purchased books to preorder a copy of This Hunger for a whole three dollars.

House of Incest - Anaïs Nin - 1947

House of Incest is a slim volume of 72 pages written by Anaïs Nin. Originally published in 1936, it is Anaïs Nin's first work of fiction. But unlike her diaries and erotica, House of Incest does not detail the author's relationships with famous lovers like Henry Miller, nor does it contain graphic depiction of sex. Rather, House of Incest is a surrealistic look within the narrator's subconscious mind as she attempts to escape from a dream in which she is trapped, or in Nin's words, as she attempts to escape from "the woman's season in hell."

This copy is very attractive and signed by the author on the first page. I am unable to find information on how many were printed. There were 50 deluxe editions printed which I have seen pictures of and would like to like to own someday.

Alphabet Du Décor - Berthie Zilkha - 1944

The present edition is limited to three hundred copies, printed on Gilpin paper and set in Futura Light 14 point. Design, typography and printing by the Gemor Press. New York City, August 1944.

Pen Drawings by Madison Wood

I know very little about this book except what is written inside. There is no information online and I have only ever seen this one copy for sale. Unfortunately it is not in the best of condition as the cover is made out of a velvety material which has mostly rubbed off.

If you have any information about this book or if you see one for sale anywhere please let me know.

 

Ardentissima Cura - Bernardo Clariana - 1944

Limited edition. Octavo, 12 pp. One of 400 copies printed (July 1944), with Spanish language poem on verso and English translation on recto. Scarce work by Spanish exile poet calls on the Pope to confront the evils of fascism.

A Child Born Out Of The Fog - Anaïs Nin - 1947

6 page soft cover. First publication of this essay. The last page has an advertisement for the limited edition of House of Incest.

Grand Ballet de Monte Carlo - Gonzalo More - 1949

I am a bit confused by this book and can find no record of it anywhere. It has Gemor Press on the back and title page but its obviously printed somewhere else. Its not printed like other Gemor Press books. Its much larger and has lithographs inside. It is however very beautiful and well put together. I did not take pictures of all the pages but there are many pictures of ballerinas and Salvador Dali prints.

I have only ever seen this one copy and have been unable to find any information on it. It's printed in french which I can not read but I will try and get it translated. If you have any information on this book I would like to hear from you.

Rendezvous with Spain - Bernardo Clariana - 1946

Rendezvous with Spain: A poem: Bernardo Clariana: Translated by Dudley Fitts and illustrated by Julio de Diego.

This first edition of Rendezvous With Spain is limited to 520 copies, of which 100 copies have been printed in Black and White, 400 in color, and 20 deluxe copies have been hand colored by the artist. This edition has been printed on Corsican antique white paper. Design, composition and printing by the Gemor Press. New York May 1946.

This copy is one of the 400 color editions. The color on the inside art is very bright and attractive. If you see one of the hand colored deluxe editions please let me know.

QUINQUIVARA - C.L. Baldwin - 1946

This First edition is limited to 300 copies. It has been set in Futura lite italic 14 point and printed on Glasiator paper. Five of the engravings by Ian Hugo have been printed from reproductions of the originals and the one corresponding to the poem Once Upon A Time directly from the original copper plate. Design typography and printing by the Gemor Press New York City December 1944.

 

Ho! Watchman of the Night Ho! -  Lee Verduft - 1944

Cover Art by Mastrofski.

This first edition is limited to 300 copies. It has been set in Futura light italic 14 point and printed on Gladiator paper. Design typography and printing by the Gemor Press New York City December 1944.

 

Moods and Melodies - Henriette Reiss - 1946

Not much information about this book. It says its a second edition but I think it is second after the edition published by Valencia Press in 1933. This is the only copy I have found for sale online. Its not as high quality as other books printed at Gemor press. The paper is quite thin and the cover is very fragile.