Logan Elm Press Catalogue Raisonné

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As part of The Ohio State University Libraries' Department of Preservation and Reformatting, the Logan Elm Press is dedicated to preserving and advancing the age-old technology of the book. Since its inception in 1978, the Logan Elm Press has supported collaborative research, creative exploration and the enhancement of knowledge through the Arts of the Book (papermaking, fine typography, printing and binding). Editors, designers, scholars, writers, craftspeople and artists regularly engage in hands-on, interdisciplinary teaching and learning experiences at the Press, open to OSU students, faculty and staff as well as the community at large.

Under its imprint, the Logan Elm Press has produced and published many unique, high quality limited edition books and ephemera that reflect the highest standards in the book arts along with the interests and talents of the OSU community. Many Logan Elm Press books and ephemera have won praise for their workmanship and literary and artistic significance, and are included in major institutional and private collections. The Press also has been awarded numerous grants from federal, state and local government agencies, national corporations and philanthropic institutions.


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    Brighton Beach Memoirs
    (Logan Elm Press, 1986) Chafetz, Sidney
    Colophon: Designed by Sidney Chafetz and Robert Tauber. Eighty-five copies printed at The Logan Elm Press, Winter 1986
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    Poetry in Bliss
    (1982) Blandy, Douglas Emerson, 1951-; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
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    Poet/Printer/Publisher Walter Hamady (Red)
    (Logan Elm Press, 1981) Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
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    (Logan Elm Press, 1980) Blandy, Douglas Emerson, 1951-
    Colophon: Printed with sympathetic ink on translucent hand-made paper at The Logan Elm Press & Papermill, the arts-of-the-book atelier of The Ohio State University College of the Arts, Department of Art Education, by Doug Blandy with assistance from BT & JP as a keepsake for the International Conference of Hand Papermakers, Boston, Massachsettes, USA, 1980.
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    Poet/Printer/Publisher Walter Hamady (Green)
    (Logan Elm Press, 1981) Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
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    (Logan Elm Press, 1980) Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
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    Toilet Worship
    (Logan Elm Press, 2012) Bole, Mary Jo
    Colophon: Toilet Worship by Mary Jo Bole was hand-printed using color laser and letterpress on Mohawk Superfine Cover paper. The endsheets were printed letterpress on Hahnemühle mould-made Bugra paper. Each copy includes a sheet of gum-backed stamps stencil-printed at Knust Press, Netherlands, perforated by Wim Van Vonderen. Of 140 numbered & signed copies bound into cloth over boards by Craig Jensen and Gary McLerran at BookLab II, the first 40 copies have an original tintype made by M.J. Bole inlaid into the cover.
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    I Am Logan
    (Logan Elm Press, 1980) Chafetz, Sidney; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
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    Aldus Reflects : The Tenth Anniversary of The Aldus Society 2000-2010
    (Logan Elm Press, 2011) Campbell, Nancy; Stevens, Hal; Woods, Ann Alaia
    Colophon: Ron Ravenberg's essay, "All You Have to Do is Ask," has been an inspiration to Aldus members since it appeared in the Spring 2004 edition of the Aldus Society newsletter. Ron was amazed at the book collections he was able to visit, simply because he asked. This publication was produced by Aldus Society members who contributed their thoughts and talents, simply because they were asked. The commemorative Aldus Reflects project was headed by Nancy Campbell, with editorial assistance from Kassie Rose, Laralyn Sasaki, Genie Hoster, and Jay Hoster. The resulting keepsake was designed by Hal Stevens. Ann Alaia Woods created the calligraphy for the title page. This keepsake was printed at the Logan Elm Press, which is overseen by Bob Tauber. The Logan Elm Press is a division of The Ohio State University Libraries' Center for Book Arts. Production assistance was provided by Helen Liebman, Harry Campbell, Kim Patterson, and Dale Starr. Aldus Reflects was printed on Somerset paper from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook Universal I letterpress. It was composed in Robert Slimbach's Garamond Pro types using Adobe InDesign. The pages were hand-sewn into Hahnemühle Bugra paper wraps and Ann Alaia Woods' marbled paper was utilized on the cover. Production has been limited to 150 copies, of which this is .
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    Forty Starr Chili
    (Logan Elm Press, 2011) Starr, Dale Eugene; Starr, Dale Eugene; Starr, Dale Eugene
    Colophon: This book was printed on Somerset paper from photopolymer plates using a Vandercook No. 4 letterpress. The type was composed in LTC Caslon Pro using Adobe InDesign. The frontispiece illustration is based on a wood engraving fone by the author. Of three hundred copies handsewn into covers of handmade paper infused with the aroma of chili, this is copy number .
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    May Our Children Be Readers
    (Logan Elm Press, 2010) Starr, Dale Eugene; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: Two hundred-fifty copies of this broadside were printed from photo-polymer plates on Mohawk Superfine Cover paper using a Vandercook Number 4 press at The Ohio State University Libraries' Logan Elm Press, Spring 2010. The body type is LTC Kennerley Bold and the titling font is from the press's collection of woodtype; the image of the press's 1872 Improved Albion Handpress is based on a wood engraving by Dale E. Starr.
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    Dance Alumni Celebration Series 1980-81
    (Logan Elm Press, 1980) Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: Three hundred copies of this poster have been printed at The Logan Elm Press in honor of the achievements of our alumni and Helen P. Alkire.
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    A Tale of Two Herbs
    (Logan Elm Press, 2010) Patterson, James; Liebman, Helen; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: This small concertina was printed at The Ohio State University Libraries' Center for Book Arts Logan Elm Press from photopolymer plates on a Vandercook No. 4 letterpress. The type is Garamond with Futura Light titling. The paper is Okawara machine made. Illustrations by Helen Liebman. Of 300 copies bound into handmade Abaca fiber paper with Jewelweed & Peppermint over boards, this is copy .
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    Such Sensations/Solche Sensationen Food & Philosophical Reflections of Chef Huber Seifert
    (Logan Elm Press, 2010) Green, Louisa Bertch; Green, Louisa Bertch; Rice, Anthony H. (Anthony Hopkins), 1948-; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles); Woods, Ann Alaia
    Colophon: The idea for Solche Sensationen/Such Sensations originated with Robert Tauber in the spring of 1990 based on his familiarity with two other books: The Shepheardes Calendar by Edmund Spenser, first published in 1579, which depicts the whole of a man's life through the twelve months of a year, with a woodcut to illustrate each month; and Onze menus de Paul Gaugin by Robert Rey, first published in 1950, which reproduced the watercolor menus Gauguin painted for guests at a dinner party in his Tahitian home, three years before his death in 1903. After a casual dinner with Louisa Bertch Green at her home one evening, Mr. Tauber talked with her about creating such a book -- an artist's book -- featuring an accomplished chef working in central Ohio. She suggested Chef Hubert Seifert, who was first brought to Ohio and then to Columbus, in 1978, by the owner of a major league sports team. Just before coming to Ohio as an executive chef, with top security clearance and worldwide experience in embassies and corporate headquarters, Chef Hubert served as executive chef to King Juan Carlos of Spain at the royal residence on Mallorca for five years, before and after the King's accession to the throne in 1975. Each of the twelve menus in the book recreates a meal that marked a milestone or special occasion in Chef Hubert's life. The text by Ms. Green was transcribed and edited from forty hours of her recorded conversations with Chef Hubert about his early influences, training, experieinces, and philosophy. Each of the recipes was tested in the kitchen of Chef Hubert's restaurant Spagio by Ms. Green and the late Andrea Blum, with the assistance of Chef Brian Henshaw. Taste-testing was the pleaure of Chef Hubert and his wife, Helga; Louisa and Ron Green; and Andrea and Lee Weiss, who generously provided wines from their collection for each test meal. This book was designed by Robert Tauber and includes the stories of Chef Hubert's life, as well as a monotype menu and the recipes and presentation for each of the twelve meals. The twelve initial letters for each chapter were hand drawn by Ann Alaia Woods, who also designed and lettered the calligraphy for the book. Michael Greenler composed the LTC Garamont digitial types using Adobe InDesign. Tyson Sutherland processed the photopolymer plates and printed the text on Zerkall mouldmade paper using a Number 4 Vandercook letterpress. The twelve drypoint monoprint menus by Anthony H. Rice were printed from copper plates; the calligraphy was etched by Andy Barkus. Each plate was inked and wiped by hand, painted by the artist, and printed on an intaglio press on dampened Arches Wove mouldmade paper. Note: A monoprint is a hybrid medium, somewhere between painting and printmaking. It offers the freedom and spontaneity of direct drawing while producing the unique and subtle effect that can result only when ink is transferred directly from the surface of a printing plate to the surface of the paper. The print is made by first working ink directly into the etched and incised copper plate, then the artist paints directly on the surface of the plate and an impression is printed on the paper. All the steps of the process are repeated for each new impression. Harry Campbell provided invaluable guidance in designing the sewing structure and binding for this book. Craig Jensen and Gary McLerran at Book Lab II in San Marcos, Texas, sewed each copy onto vellum tapes and into the handmade, gelatin-sized CavePaper covers of black walnut-and indigo-stained raw flax. They housed each book in a drop-spine box covered in black Italian linen and inlaid with one of the original copper intaglio monoprint plates. Special thanks to Brenda Goodwin and Debra Jackson for inking and wiping plates, and helping to print the monoprint menus. Chef Hubert and the servers at Spagio; Nicole Seifert; and Lee Weis and Ron Green. Hubert and Louisa join Bob in extending their grateful acknowledgement to Amber Tauber for her advice and constant support for the Logan Elm Press. Solche Sensationen/Such Sensations is copyrighted 2010 by Logan Elm Press, Chef Hubert Seifert and Louisa Bertch Green. All rights are reserved. Of twenty-six signed and numbered copies, this is copy .
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    The Captain James Cook Collection : a keepsake commemorating the donation by Ron Ravneberg
    (Logan Elm Press, 2009) Liebman, Helen; Liebman, Helen; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: This keepsake was designed by Robert Tauber and Helen Liebman. It was printed letterpress at The Ohio State University Libraries' Center for Book Arts on Arches Wove mould-made paper from handset Spectrum types and photopolymer plates. The text was written by Helen Liebman after a conversation with Ron Ravneberg during the fall of 2008. Three hundred copies of this keepsake were handsewn into Hahnemühle Bugra cover wraps blind embossed by the Harper Engraving Company using a brass die made from a Wedge cameo portrait of Captain James Cook. Special thanks to Feoffrey Smith and Christi Ravneberg.
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    Cat & Mouse / a translation by Dick Davis of Mush a Gorbeh, a 14th century poem by Obayd-e-Zakami
    (Logan Elm Press, 2008) ʻUbayd Zākānī, Niẓām al-Dīn, d. ca. 1370; Starr, Dale Eugene; Davis, Dick; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: This new translation by Dick Davis of Mush o Gorbeh by the 14th century Persian poet Obayd-e Zakani was designed by Robert Tauber & printed on a No. 4 Vandercook letterpress at The Ohio State University Libraries' Center for Book Arts on Twinrocker handmade paper from Spectrum & Casteller types with hand-colored woodengravings by Dale E. Starr. This edition was hand-sewn into Twinrocker Abaca handmade paper covers. Special acknowledgements go to Mackenzie & Harris Tpyographers and Typefounders for monotype composition, to Michael Williams, Helen Liebman, and Dale E. Starr for their constant and diligent assistance in every facet in the making of this book, and to Dick Davis, Professor of Persian Studies and Department Chair in Near Eastern Languages & Culture at The Ohio State University, for his patience and guidence. Of one hundred and thirty-five copies, this is copy .
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    Poets Against War
    (Logan Elm Press, 2008) Hamill, Sam; Bennett, John M.; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: 350 copies of this keepsake have been printed at The Ohio State University Libraries' Center for Book Arts Logan Elm Press on the occasion of the acquisition of the Sam Hamill Poetry and Translation Library and in tribute to Sam Hamill's founding of the international peace organization Poets Against War.
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    Milton Caniff and "Now in my day" : a keepsake printed for the centenary of his birth
    (Logan Elm Press, 2007) Brunner, Edward; Gee, E. Gordon (Elwood Gordon), 1944-; Chafetz, Sidney; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: This keepsake was designed by Robert Tauber and was printed at The Ohio State University Libraries Center for Book Arts to commemorate the centenary of Milton Caniff's birth. Special acknowledgements go to Lucy Caswell, Professor and Curator of The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, for her expertise and support; to Raymond Goerler, University Archivist, and Bertha Ihnat, Reference Assistant, for their editorial guidance; to Michael Williams for his diligent presswork; and to President Gordon Gee for his comments on "Now In My Day." Edward Brunner teaches American Literature at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has written essays and studies on twentieth century poets (Hart Crane, W.S. Merwin, Richard Wilbur, T.S. Eliot), and cartoonists such as Milton Caniff, O.L. Harrington, and Jackie Ormes. Sidney Chafetz, Professor Emeritus in Art at The Ohio State University, has produced an internationally acclaimed body of work as a printmaker that includes numerous portraits of authors and cultural icons. The text was composed in Palatino, designed by Herman Zapf; it is a classic humanistic typeface based on the scripts of Giambattista Palatino, the sixteenth century master calligrapher. The titling, intial letters and pagination were composed in Tyndale, designed as a hybrid of Roman and Gothic pen-drawn forms by Ted Staunton of Sherwood Press. This keepsake was printed on a Vandercook letterpress from photo-polymer plates made by Boehm, Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The paper is Rives Heavyweight. The multicolored reduction woodcut portrait of Milton Caniff was printed by cutting away portions of a woodblock's surface after each color was printed, repeating this process of cutting and printing until almost none of the woodblock's surface remained, and then printing the final keyline image from a polymer plate. The edition was hand sewn and hinged into a non-adhesive structure of Hahnemühle Bugra paper wrappers over boards.
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    Dicing Cake (Dizen Que)
    (Logan Elm Press, 2006) Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de; Bennett, John M.; Chafetz, Sidney; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles); Shelton, Thomas, fl. 1612
    Colophon: The Logan Elm Press at The Ohio State University Libraries presents this limited edition keepsake in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Don Quixote. One hunded and twenty-five signed and numbered copies have been printed letterpress on Rives paper and bound by hand at the press. Woodcut illustration 2006 Sidney Chafetz. Transduction of Don Quixote, Part II, Chapter 44, First Sentence 2006 John M. Bennett.
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    Ben Franklin Printer
    (Logan Elm Press, 2006) Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826; Chafetz, Sidney; Tauber, Robert C. (Robert Charles)
    Colophon: 150 copies printed on the occasion of / The Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary 1706-2006 / The Ohio State University Libraries Logan Elm Press/ Designed by Robert Tauber. Linocut illustration copyright 2006 by Sidney Chafetz.