Finding Aid to Vance Gerry and the Weather Bird Press Archive, 1966 -1992

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Vance Gerry and the Weather Bird Press Archive,
Date (inclusive): 1966-1992
Collection number: Press coll. Archives Weather Bird
Creator: Gerry, Vance
Extent: 12 boxes and map drawer
Repository: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Source of Acquisition/Provenance

Gift, 1988 (Six boxes) from the artist.
Gift, 1992 (Two boxes) from the artist.
Gift, 2008 from Jeff Weber (MS.2008.010)

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, UCLA. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Vance Gerry and the Weather Bird Press Archive, 1966-1992. William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California.

Biography

Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Vance Gerry was an apprentice at the Castle Press of Grant Dahlstrom as a teenager. He learned the basic principles of book design and how to set type by hand. First trained as a commercial artist at Woodbury College, Gerry later attended the Art Center for Design and the Chouinard Art Institute, where he used his G.I. Bill to pay for school. At Chouinard, he studied under Donald W. Graham, the renowned animation artist.
In 1955, he worked at the Walt Disney Animation Studio as a layout and story sketch artist. He has contributed his ideas and drawings to films like Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Honey Tree, and The Sword in the Stone, and Beauty and the Beast. The last film he worked on at Disney was The Lion King.
From 1967, Gerry operated the Weather Bird Press at various locations around Los Angeles. The press moved from Laguna Beach, where it was temporarily called the Peach Pit Press, to Fallbrook, and finally to Pasadena. He has used different presses and machines throughout the years: a Linotype machine, a Miehle vertical, a Vandercook press, and others. He also uses several different font types, some rarely seen in commercial printing presses.
With his talent as an imaginative artist, he has illustrated most of his books with line drawings, linoleum cuts, and pochoir. He has also written and printed several books under the pseudonym of Bunston Quayles.
Gerry died March 5, 2005 in Pasadena, California.

Arrangement

This inventory has been arranged in Gerry's original filing system by job envelope, then put in alphabetical order by title of book. In the case of personal letterhead printing, this has been arranged alphabetically by last name. Filed in folders, they contain the paperwork concerning the production of a particular book, preliminary designs, rejected proofs, galley proofs, paste-ups, dummies, and page proofs.
In the following finding aid, a general description has been given about the contents of each box. Each folder heading contains a more detailed description of its contents.
Oversized papers are stored in separate, larger boxes (box 9 & 10). Galley proofs are housed in a map drawer in the second annex.
When requesting items, please state box number, folder number, and title.

Scope and Content

The collection of Vance Gerry's Weather Bird Press jobs primarily consists of illustrations, layout sketches, galley, page, and signature proofs, dummies, correspondence, ephemera, pochoir samples, and stencils. It was given to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in 1988 and 1992. The collection is contained in eight boxes. Oversized papers are stored in a map drawer under the title of Weather Bird Press.

Container List

 

Correspondence, Proofs, sketches, dummy, drafts: 1987-1992.

 

Correspondence 1968-1992.

Box 1, Folder 1

John Randle

 

"Los Angeles Printers" article (first, second, and final drafts)

 

"Medley of Printers Past" (text by Ward Ritchie)

Box 1, Folder 2A

Correspondence with Libraries, Universities, and Museums

 

Bodleian Library, California State Library, California Historical Society

 

Library, Clark Library (John Bidwell, Bill Conway), Berkeley, Columbia

 

University, Northwestern

Box 1, Folder 2B

Correspondence with Book Shops

 

Dawson's Book Shop, Chiswick Book Shop, Barry Cassidy Rare Books,

 

Lorson's Books and Prints, Peggy Christian Bookseller, Kit Currie Books

Box 1, Folder 2C

Correspondence with Private Presses and Printers

 

Linda Brownrigg, Dorothy Bevis, Larry Clemmons, Dan Cronkhite, Charlene Garry, Grant Dahlstrom, David Davies, Paul Duensing, Herb Yellin (Lord John Press), Ernie Lindner, Spring Valley Press, James Weygand, Sandra Kirshenbaum

Box 1, Folder 2D

Correspondence, various

Scope and Content Note

Roby Wentz, Rounce and Coffin Club, Atlantic Monthly, Jane Apostol, Pall Bohne, Fred Williams
Box 1, Folder 3A

Grant Dahlstrom's Patterned Papers, 1988 (Glen Dawson and the Press)

Physical Description: (proofs, sketches, first drafts w/ corrections, samples of patterned papers, paste-ups)
Box 1, Folder 3B

Grant Dahlstrom's Patterned Papers

Physical Description: (dummy)
Box 1, Folder 4

Hearty Fare: A Gentleman's Cookery Book, 1990 (Bunston Quayles)

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs, dummy, recipes written on index cards, corrections)

Note

Oversized papers are stored in box 9.
Box 1, Folder 5

A Journal Of Black Art. Type and Press

Physical Description: (samples of layout, mock-ups, paste up, proofs)
Box 1, Folder 6

Pattern for Matrix Cover

Physical Description: (sample of pattern, correspondence with John Randle)
Box 1, Folder 7

San Pasqual Press and Edward Ardizzone

Physical Description: (samples, mock-up, written text, proofs, ephemera)
Box 1, Folder  8A

Selected Shore Plants of Southern California, 1992 (Charles L. Richardson)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, Weather Bird Press folder with cover and texts)
Box 1, Folder  8B

Selected Shore Plants of Southern California

Physical Description: (sketches for front cover, illustrations)
Box 1, Folder 8C

Selected Shore Plants of Southern California

Physical Description: (illustrations: rough sketches, research on plants)
Box 1, Folder 9A

The Spanish Cook. Selected Recipes from "El Cocinero Espanol," 1992

Physical Description: (material swatches for cover, galley proofs)
 

( Encarnacion Pindeo - edited and translated by Dan Strehl)

Box 1, Folder 9B

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs, plans for binding, patterns)
Box 1, Folder 9C

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (proofs with corrections, prospectus)
Box 1, Folder 9D

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (author's page proofs, sample watercolor cover)
Box 1, Folder 9E

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (galley proofs, sketches)
Box 1, Folder 9F

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (dummy, signature proofs)
Box 1, Folder 9G

The Spanish Cook,

Physical Description: (recipes, correspondence with Dan Strehl)

Note

Oversized papers stored in box 9.
Box 1, Folder 9H

The Spanish Cook

Physical Description: (illustrations, watercolor, sketches)
Box 1, Folder 10

Jake Zeitlin Memorial, 1987

Physical Description: (samples of final, correspondence with David Zeitlin, mock-up, lyrics for memorial song)
 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, stencils: 1985-1991.

Box 2, Folder 1

Across the River into the Trailer, 1989 (Bunston Quayles)

Physical Description: (first & second draft ms, sketches for layout, galley proofs, dummy)
Box 2, Folder 2

Book Collectors of Los Angeles

Note

Oversized patterns in map drawer.
 

Patterns, sketches, correspondence with Dan Strehl, recipes for desserts, photocopies

Box 2, Folder 3

Christmas Feast, Miniature Booklet 1987

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, recipe for plum pudding, sketches, galley proofs)
Box 2, Folder 4

Christmas Kitchens, 1991

Physical Description: (proofs, sketches)
Box 2, Folder 5

Dawson's Book Shop Tokens

Physical Description: (sketches, illustrations, correspondence with & second draft ms, sketches for layout, galley proofs, dummy)

Note

Oversized papers are stored in Box 9.
Box 2, Folder 6

Wanda Gag, decorators

Physical Description: (proofs, paste-up, sketches)

Note

Oversized sketches stored in Box 9
Box 2, Folder 7

Goodbye: E.G. Lindner Company, 1989 (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (line drawings, first/second drafts with corrections, patterns for cover, galley proofs, illustrations, dummy)

Note

Oversized sketches stored in Box 9.
Box 2, Folder 8

Instructions for make-ready

Box 2, Folder 9

A Los Angeles Legend, Olive Percival

Physical Description: (Jane Apostol's manuscript, typographical notes)
Box 2, Folder 10

Olive Percival Calendar, 1990 (Olive Percival)

Physical Description: (dummy, sketches, galley proofs, poetry by Percival)
Box 2, Folder 11A

Madeleine, 1990 (Lawrence Clark Powell)

Physical Description: (illustrations, correspondence, permission letters, proofs, pochoir)

Note

Oversized papers are stored in Box 9.
Box 2, Folder 11B

Madeleine drawings

Note

Oversized papers are stored in Box 9
Box 2, Folder 11C

Madeleine stencils

Box 2, Folder 11D

Madeleine dummy

Box 2, Folder 11E

Madeleine preliminary cover sketches

Note

Oversized papers are stored in Box 9.
Box 2, Folder 11F

Madeleine

Box 2, Folder 12

Matrix Project / Experto Engravers

Physical Description: (Wanda Gag ornament sketches, correspondence with Experto Industrial Engravers)
Box 2, Folder  13

Matrix Stenciling Article

Physical Description: (illustrations, watercolor, patterns, pochoir samples, correspondence with John Randle, instructions for stenciling, stencils)
Box 2, Folder 14

Claire Williams McLiam Letterhead

Physical Description: (correspondence with McLiam, sketches, photocopies of wood cutting)
Box 2, Folder 15

Seaside Plants of Southern California, 1989 (Charles Leland Richardson)

Physical Description: (dummy, illustrations, proofs, research on plants, list of plants)
Box 2, Folder 16

The Standing and the Waiting, 1990 (M.F.K. Fisher)

Physical Description: (stencils, proofs, dummy)
Box 2, Folder 17A

Supplement to San Pasqual Press, 1989 (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (correspondence with Val Trefz, transcript from Harvey Humphrey tape, proofs, galley proofs, corrections, interview audio cassette)
Box 2, Folder 17B

Supplement to San Pasqual Press

Physical Description: special binding (dummy)
Box 2, Folder 18

Transpacific: 1966, Travel Notes from a Foreign Land 1980 (Lawrence Clark Powell)

Physical Description: (2 dummies, cover design and notes, correspondence with Lawrence Clark Powell, costs)
Box 2, Folder 19

Types in use at the Weather Bird Press, 1990

Physical Description: (proofs, dummy)
Box 2, Folder 20

Weather Bird Press Catalog, 1989-90

Physical Description: (paste-ups, galley proofs, layout sketches)
Box 2, Folder 21

Weather Bird Press Catalog, 1991

Physical Description: (paste-up, dummy)
Box 2, Folder 22

Weather Bird Press Illustrations

Box 2, Folder 23

Jeff Weber Letterhead

Physical Description: (sketches, illustrations, correspondence with Weber)
Box 2, Folder 24

A Weed Among the Flowers, 1990

Physical Description: sketches, illustrations, correspondence with Patrick Reagh)
Box 2, Folder 25

Z to A: Illyria to Cambria, 1990 (Lawrence Clark Powell)

Physical Description: (dummy, photo copies of seaside cities)
Box 2, Folder 26

Miscellaneous

Physical Description: (b/w contact sheet and negatives)
 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, dummy: 1980-1985.

Box 3, Folder 1

Christmas Night in the Castle of Forest Sauvage, Christmas 1982 (T.H. White)

Physical Description: (dummy, patterns, text of story, galley proofs)
Box 3, Folder 2

Clark Library: Clark Owl

Physical Description: (artwork and woodblock prints)
Box 3, Folder 3

Food and Drink Series 1- Recipe for Salad, 1980 (Sidney Smith)

Physical Description: (dummy, proofs, sketch for cover)
Box 3, Folder 4

Food and Drink Series 3- Mission, (date) (David Hitchcock)

Physical Description: (pen illustrations, proof, dummy, correspondence, galley proofs, paste-up)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 5

Food and Drink Series 4- Sandwiches and Tea, 1983 (Ford Madox Ford)

Physical Description: (illustrations, dummy, text-manuscript, stencils, permission correspondence)
Box 3, Folder 6

Food and Drink Series 5- Vegetable Soup, 1984 (Della Lutes)

Physical Description: (pochoir samples, sketches, recipe for soup, dummy, galley proofs, permission)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 7

Food and Drink Series 6- Plum Pudding, 1984 (Della Lutes)

Physical Description: (sketches, galley proofs, text, dummy)
Box 3, Folder 8A

Four Weeds, 1984 (Charles Leland Richardson)

Physical Description: (dummy, proofs, illustrations, research on weeds)

Note

Oversized papers are in Box 9
Box 3, Folder 8B

Four Weeds: galleys

Box 3, Folder 9

Kitty Hitchcock Wedding Invitations, 1982

Physical Description: (correspondence with Hitchcock, proofs)
Box 3, Folder 10

House Olson, Printer, 1982 (David W. Davies)

Physical Description: (sketch of cover, dummy, preliminary draft, correspondence with Dave Davies)
Box 3, Folder 11

House Olson, Printer, 1983

Physical Description: (photograph & halftone of Olson, mock-up, galley proofs, corrections on text)
Box 3, Folder 12

House Olson, Printer, 1984

Physical Description: (correspondence with Dave Davies, manuscript)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 13

Landacre Catalog

Physical Description: (galley proofs, text)
Box 3, Folder 14

A Letter from Mark Twain Concerning the Paige Compositor, 1982 (Samuel Clemens)

Physical Description: (proofs, paste-up, sketches)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 15

Little People, 1983 (Mr. Anonymous)

Physical Description: (proofs, sketches, correspondence with Jim Lorson)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9
Box 3, Folder 16

The National Pastime, 1982 (John Cheever)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, sketches)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 17

Nine Poems from Los Angeles, 1982 (Mark Nicoll-Johnson)

Physical Description: (dummy, galley proofs, correspondence, poems, sketches for layout)
Box 3, Folder 18A

Nothing to Wear, 1982 (William Allen Butler)

Physical Description: (research on lace, layout sketches, dummy, illustrations)
Box 3, Folder 18B

Nothing to Wear (prospectus)

Box 3, Folder 19

Wilfred Owen and Dale Barnhart

Physical Description: (correspondence, poetry, dummy, galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 20

Selected War Poems of Wilfred Owen, 1983 (Wilfred Owen)

Physical Description: (linoleum prints, dummy)

Note

Entire contents in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 21

Weather Bird Press Catalog, 1983, and Wilfred Owen prospectus

Physical Description: (proofs, manuscript, linoleum prints)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 22

Weather Bird Press #7, Fall/Winter 1981

Physical Description: (correspondence, acknowledgments, dummy, galley proofs)
Box 3, Folder 23

Weather Bird Press #8, Fall/Winter 1982

Physical Description: (proofs, illustrations, index cards, paste-up, dummy)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 24

Weather Bird Press #9, Fall/Winter 1983

Physical Description: (galley proofs, manuscript, illustrations, dummy)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 25

Weather Bird Press #10, Fall/Winter 1984

Physical Description: (galley proofs, illustrations, dummy, paste-up, paper weight (metal wrapped)
Box 3, Folder 26

Weather Bird Press Catalog of books, Spring 1983

Physical Description: (dummy [3], galley proofs, manuscript for text)
Box 3, Folder 27

40th Western Books Exhibition, 1981

Physical Description: (galley proofs, dummy)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 3, Folder 28

Western Book Exhibition (Award Certificate), 1985

Note

In map drawer
 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, drafts, dummy: 1971-1985.

Box 4, Folder  1A

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages, 1979 (RochelleLucky)

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, linoleum prints, illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 1B

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (recipes on index cards, correspondence with Shelly Lucky, illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 1C

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (correspondence with Shelly Lucky)
Box 4, Folder 1D

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (dummy, cover sketches, signature proofs)
Box 4, Folder  1E

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Note

(galley proofs in map drawer.)
Box 4, Folder 1F

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (page proofs)
Box 4, Folder 1G

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (manuscript)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 1H

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Box 4, Folder 1I

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (galley proofs, correspondence with Shelly Lucky)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 1J

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages.

Physical Description: (illustrations, correspondence with Shelly Lucky)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 2

A Bibliophile's Los Angeles, 1985

Physical Description: (correspondence with John Bidwell, maps of Los Angeles, illustrations)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 3A

The Black Cat, 1971 (Edgar Allan Poe)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, dummy)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9, galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 3B

The Black Cat

Physical Description: (illustrations)
Box 4, Folder 4

Christmas Eve at Bower's Farm, 1978 (Bill Adams)

Physical Description: (illustrations, sketches, dummy, proofs, mock-up)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 5

Helen Dahlstrom Memorial

Physical Description: (dummy, speeches from memorial, galley proofs, correspondence with Zeitlin)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 6A

The Everyday Gourmet, 1973 (Dan and Betty Bailey)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, manuscript, illustrations, dummy, mock-up)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 6B.

The Everyday Gourmet

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 7

Fair Wind (Richard Henry Dana, Jr.)

Physical Description: (illustrations, proofs)
Box 4, Folder 8

FWG, 1972 (Edwin Grabhorn)

Physical Description: (dummy, proofs)
Box 4, Folder 9

John and Linda Hancy Anniversary Invitation

Physical Description: (sketches)
Box 4, Folder 10

A Picture Book of Chickens, (Bunston Quayles)

Physical Description: (photo engravings of chickens, cover layout, sketches)
Box 4, Folder 11

Ward Ritchie's 75th Birthday Invitation, 1985

Physical Description: (sketches)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 12

Some Letters Concerning D. H. Lawrence, 1978

Physical Description: (galley proofs, correspondence, permission letters from Dorothy Brett, Frieda Lawrence, and Mabel Dodge Luhan)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 13A

Special Recipes for Special People, 1976 (Vera Ricci)

Physical Description: (layout, galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 13B

Special Recipes for Special People

Physical Description: Manuscript for recipes.
Box 4, Folder 13C

Special Recipes for Special People

Physical Description: Dummy, illustrations
Box 4, Folder 14

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, 1972

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, galley proofs)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9, galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 15

Weather Bird Press, A Catalog of Books, 1973

Physical Description: (dummy, galley proofs, manuscript)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 4, Folder 16

Weather Bird Press #4, 1978

Physical Description: (dummy, job progress, proofs, manuscript)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 17

Weather Bird Press #5, Fall/Winter 1979

Physical Description: (dummy, manuscript, notes)
Box 4, Folder 18

Weather Bird Press, A Catalog of Books, 1985-86

Physical Description: (paste-up, proofs)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 19

Western Books Exhibition, 1973

Physical Description: (proofs)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 20

A Victorian Garden, 1980 (McLoughlin Brothers)

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs, manuscript, job progress)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 4, Folder 21

Miscellaneous

Physical Description: (negatives, contact sheets, photograph)
 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, dummy: 1971-1978

Box 5, Folder  1

American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers

Physical Description: (mock-up, dummy, cost estimates, galley proofs, sketches)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 5, Folder 2

Ballade de L'Ex Libris, 1978 (Jules de Marthold)

Physical Description: (correspondence with Audrey Arellanes and George Swarth, sketches, paste-up)
Box 5, Folder 3

Will Bradley, 1976 (Jane Apostol)

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, page proofs, negatives/positives, manuscript, correspondence with Jane Apostol, galley proofs)
Box 5, Folder 4

Barckholtz Wine Label

Box 5, Folder 5A

The Day the Pig Fell into the Well, 1978 (John Cheever)

Physical Description: (correspondence with Herb Yellin, manuscript, galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 5, Folder 5B

The Day the Pig Fell into the Well (illustrations, mock-up)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 5, Folder 6A

Grant Dahlstrom, Master Printer, 1977 (various tributes)

Physical Description: (dummy, galley and page proofs)
Box 5, Folder 6B

Grant Dahlstrom, Master Printer

Physical Description: (illustrations)
Box 5, Folder 7

Grant Dahlstrom's 75th Birthday Invitation, 1976

Physical Description: (proofs, cover sketches)
Box 5, Folder 8

Grant Dahlstrom at 75, 1978 (Ward Ritchie and Margot and H. Richard Archer)

Physical Description: (page and galley proofs, mini dummy, cover sketch, correspondence w/ Dawson)
Box 5, Folder 9

English Christmas Customs, 1979 (Dorothy Gladys Spicer)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, sketches)
Box 5, Folder 10

Four Common Plants, 1978 (existing sources)

Physical Description: (page proofs, watercolor, sketches, dummy)
Box 5, Folder 11

Galerie Cezanne Invitation, 1971

Physical Description: (sketches, page proofs)
Box 5, Folder 12

I Remember Robinson Jeffers, 1978 (Ward Ritchie)

Physical Description: (mock-up, galley and page proofs, job progress, cover proofs, sketches, correspondence with Huntington Library, Ritchie's manuscript)
Box 5, Folder 13

D. H. Lawrence Drawings

Physical Description: (line drawings, photo copies of Lawrence photos)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 5, Folder 14

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery.,1971

Physical Description: (cover sketch)
Box 5, Folder 15

The Marvelous Platen Jobber of G. P. Gordon, 1976

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, proofs)
Box 5, Folder 16

Teri and Mark Nicoll-Johnson Wedding Invitation, 1978

Physical Description: (sample)
Box 5, Folder 17

Out of the West, 1979

Physical Description: (William Everson, Gary Snyder, Philip Levine, Clayton Eshelman, and Jerome Rothenberg)
Physical Description: (illustrations, sketches, galley and page proofs, paste-up, cover design)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 5, Folder 18

Poems by Em Bee, 1975 (Miriam Bragdon)

Physical Description: (correspondence with Miriam Bragdon, galley proofs, sketches for cover)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 9.
Box 5, Folder 19

Special Recipes for Special People

Physical Description: miscellaneous items
Box 5, Folder 20

A Topography of the Castle Press

Physical Description: (galley proofs, mock-up, dummy (2), illustrations, manuscript, cover sketch, job progress)
Box 5, Folder 21A

A Tussie Mussie, 1976 (Louise Seymour Jones)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, correspondence with Rex Jones, Margaret Fay, Ward Ritchie, Jake Zeitlin, Audrey Arellanes)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 5, Folder 21B

A Tussie Mussie

Physical Description: (illustrations, dummy, sample swatches, cloth covered covers)
Box 5, Folder 22

Weather Bird Press #2, Fall 1976

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up)
Box 5, Folder 23

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, Fall 1976

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, proofs, manuscript)
 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, and dummy: 1974-1981.

Box 6, Folder  1

American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers, 1974

Physical Description: (galley proofs, cover sketches)
Box 6, Folder 2

Lucia Batten Collection at the Huntington Library

Physical Description: (cover sketches)
Box 6, Folder 3

Bibliography of Cheney Miniatures, 1975 (Carey S. Bliss)

Physical Description: (paste-up, cover sketches, correspondence with Dawson's Book Shop, prints of cover, dummy (3), mock-up, galley proofs)
Box 6, Folder 4

Christmas in England, 1974 (Washington Irving)

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-ups, text, galley proofs)
Box 6, Folder 5

A Christmas Prayer, 1979 (Dan Bailey)

Physical Description: (page proofs, correspondence with Dan Bailey)
Box 6, Folder 6

Dibdin's Ghost, 1980 (Eugene Field)

Physical Description: (galley, dummy, page proofs, paste-up, correspondence with Jim Lorson)
Box 6, Folder 7

Distributing Type or Just the Art of Throwing In, 1975 (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (manuscript, galley proofs, dummy, illustrations)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10, galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 6, Folder 8

Marian Gore, Bookseller, Specializing in Food and Drink Literature, 1981

Physical Description: (sketch)
Box 6, Folder 9

Greetings; Josephine and Jake Zeitlin (card)

Box 6, Folder 10

Historic Views of Orange County, 1980 (Grant Dahlstrom?)

Box 6, Folder 11A

Marion Kronfeld Designs Cut for Plantin Press Calendars 1941-1946, 1980

Physical Description: (mock-up, dummy)
Box 6, Folder 11B

Marion Kronfeld Designs Cut for Plantin Press Calendars 1941-1946

Physical Description: (manuscript, page and galley proofs)
Box 6, Folder 12A

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery, 1971

Physical Description: (dummy, mock-up, ms)
Box 6, Folder 12B.

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (illustrations, costs)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10
Box 6, Folder 12C

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 6, Folder 12D

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (notes and research)
Box 6, Folder 12E

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Note

(expenses)
Box 6, Folder 12F

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (repro proofs)
Box 6, Folder 12G

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (final ms, info sheets)
Box 6, Folder 13

A Machine Invented Upon Mature Consideration of Mechanick Powers Deducted from Geometrick Principles

Physical Description: (galley proofs, text, cover sketches, ms)
Box 6, Folder 14A

Miniatures On Modern Artists, 1980 (Bunston Quayles)

Physical Description: (Ms, galley, research)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10, galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 6, Folder 14B

Miniatures On Modern Artists, 1980

Physical Description: (illustrations, negatives, proofs)
Box 6, Folder 15

G. B. Piranes, Etchings- Catalog, 1980

Physical Description: (page and galley proofs, negatives, cover sketches, pencil sketch, cost estimates)

Note

Oversized illustrations in Box 10. Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 6, Folder 16A

Proud Flesh, 1980 (James Purdy)

Physical Description: (page proofs, dummy, correspondence with Herb Yellin, sketches)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10 .
Box 6, Folder 16B

Proud Flesh

Physical Description: (ink drawings, galley proofs, correspondence with Herb Yellin)
Box 6, Folder 17

Reading and Printing, 1977 (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (page proofs, cover sketches, ms, dummy correspondence with Charles Antin)
Box 6, Folder 18

Spring Barley, Poems of the Santa Ynez Valley, 1974 (Walt Stanchfield)

Physical Description: (material swatch, galley proof, cover sketch, dummy, paste up)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10. Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 6, Folder 19

Stillmeadow Christmas, 1980 (Gladys Taber)

Physical Description: (page proofs)
Box 6, Folder 20

Topography of the Castle Press, 1980 (Vance Gerry)

Box 6, Folder 21

Torrey Pines Reserve, 1980 (Ursula K. Le Guin)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10.
Physical Description: (correspondence with Herb Yellin, layout sketches)
Box 6, Folder 22

A Unique 1824 Columbian Press, 1974

Physical Description: (dummy, galley proofs)
Box 6, Folder 23

Wayzgoose, Los Angeles

Physical Description: (sketches)
Box 6, Folder 24

Weather Bird Press Books, 1974

Physical Description: (paste up)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10.
Box 6, Folder 25

Weather Bird Press #1, Fall 1975

Note

(galley and page proofs in map drawer.)
Box 6, Folder 26

Weather Bird Press #3, 1977

Physical Description: (dummy, Ms, page proofs)
Box 6, Folder 27

Weather Bird Press #6, 1980

Physical Description: (dummy, sketches, page proofs)
Box 6, Folder 28

Weather Bird Press #9, 1979; Selected books from the stock list of the Weather Bird Press

Physical Description: (page proofs)
Box 6, Folder 29

Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Booksellers, 1980 (Paul Landacre and Arthur Millier estate)

Physical Description: (correspondence)
Box 6, Folder 30

Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Booksellers

 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, letterheads, and dummy: 1966-1970.

Box 7, Folder 1

H. Richard Archer, Secretary

Physical Description: (galley and page proofs, correspondence with Rounce & Coffin, sketches, dummy)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 2A.

Bahloul and Hamdouna, 1969 (Sheikh Nefzawi)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, dummy)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 2B

Bahloul and Hamdouna

Physical Description: (sketches, sample prints) /

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 3

Betty Bailey Business Card

Box 7, Folder 4

The Boy's Book of Fireworks, 1970 (Edmund Routledge)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, text, paste-up, sketches)

Note

Oversized sketches in Box 10; galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 5

Arthur Bruner, SREA Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 6

George Bruns Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 7

Calcomp Annual Picnic 1969

Physical Description: (page and galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 8

Chili, 1968 (Danny Alguire)

Physical Description: (mock-up, page proofs)
Box 7, Folder 9

Chicken Coop Menu Insert, 1969

Physical Description: (proofs)

Note

Oversized papers in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 10

Citizens for Stevenson Campaign

Physical Description: (page proofs, sketches, ephemera)

Note

Oversized sketches in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 11

Christmas at Manor Farm, 1968 (Charles Dickens)

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, sketches, text, timetable)
Box 7, Folder 12

Corley Studio (Polly Nicoll) Business Card

Box 7, Folder 13

The Cove Restaurant Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 14

Cruachan, A Book of Poems, 1966 (Baxter Sperry)

Physical Description: (correspondence with Baxter Sperry, mock-up, dummy, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 15

Mary Elizabeth, 1967

Physical Description: (mock-up, dummy, ms, sketches, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 16

Fashing Haus Brochure

Physical Description: (page proofs, map)
Box 7, Folder 17

The First Thanksgiving, 1968 (William Bradford)

Physical Description: (layout sketches, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 18

John Gerry and his Descendants, 1969 (Francis Gerry)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, correspondence, ms, dummy, family tree)

Note

Galley proofs stored in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 19

Hancock Heart Valve Prosthesis, 1970

Physical Description: (galley proofs, text, ms, mock-up, paste-up)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 20

Hancock Laboratories, Inc.

Physical Description: (logo sketch ideas, page proofs)
Box 7, Folder 21.

David Hitchcock for Tax Collector Campaign

Physical Description: (campaign stickers, repros)
Box 7, Folder 22

David Hitchcock Bookplate

Physical Description: (correspondence, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 23

David Hitchcock Letterhead,

Note

Repros stored in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 24

Inter-American Project Development Consultants

Box 7, Folder 25

The Last Time I Dined with a King (Bela Thandor)

Physical Description: (cover, text)
Box 7, Folder 26

John Lounsbery Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 27

Dick Lucas Christmas Card, 1968

Box 7, Folder 28

The Marvelous Platen Press of G. P. Gordon, 1967

Physical Description: (proofs, sketches)

Note

Oversized sketches in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 29

Meals on Wheels Brochure

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs, ms)
Box 7, Folder 30

Meals on Wheels Volunteer's Brochure 1969

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
Box 7, Folder 31

Meals on Wheels, 1968

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, sketch, galley)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 32

George Montalvo Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 33

Polly Nicoll, 1969

Physical Description: (brochure for exhibit)
Box 7, Folder 34

Jim and Kay Paul Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 35

Piscator and the Angler's Wish, 1967 (Izaak Walton)

Physical Description: (proofs)
Box 7, Folder 36

Poems, 1970 (Terri Ryland)

Physical Description: (mock-up, galley proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 37

Restful Reading, 1968

Physical Description: (sketches, ms, dummy)

Note

Oversized sketches in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 38

Clint and Sylvia Roemer Change of Address Cards

Note

Oversized sketch in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 39

Dolores Rogers Invoices

Note

Oversized sketch in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 40

Dolores Rogers Business Cards and Price Schedule Changes, 1969

Box 7, Folder 41

A Sharp Criticism of 19th Century Letter-Forms, 1969 (A. J. Corrigan)

Physical Description: (proofs, sketches)
Box 7, Folder 42

Society of Subdivision Appraisers Letterhead

Box 7, Folder 43

Some Fond Memories of a Boy Printer, 1968 (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (page proofs, sketches, ms, dummy)

Note

Oversized sketches in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 44

Some Fond Memories of a Boy Printer, 1970, 2nd edition (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (mock-up, dummy, page proofs, paste up, ms)
Box 7, Folder 45

Summer Impressions and Other Poems, 1968 (Walt Stanchfield)

Box 7, Folder 46

To A Mouse, 1967 (Robert Burns)

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 47

Type (Vance Gerry)

Physical Description: (sketches, proofs, dummy, ms)

Note

Oversized sketches in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 48

The Typographical Howitzer, 1968 (Samuel Davis)

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up)

Note

Oversized sketch in map drawer.
Box 7, Folder 49

David Thompson Letterhead

Physical Description: (proof, paste-up, designs)
Box 7, Folder 50

Unique Meat Loaf Labels

Box 7, Folder 51

Vaporisms, 1967 (Roy Williams)

Physical Description: (dummy, galley and page proofs, copyright letter, sketches)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer. Sketches in Box 10.
Box 7, Folder 52

A Visit From Saint Nicholas, 1966 (Clement C. Moore)

Physical Description: (dummy, proofs)
Box 7, Folder 53

Weather Bird Press Catalog of Books, 1967

Physical Description: (dummy, paste-up, write-up)
Box 7, Folder 54

Weather Bird Press Catalog of Books, 1969

Physical Description: (mock-up, dummy, galley proofs)
Box 7, Folder 55

Ralph Wright Christmas Card, 1968

Box 7, Folder 56

Miscellaneous

 

Proofs, sketches, correspondence, and dummy: 1985-1986.

Box 8, Folder 1

Fine Print Catalog, 1986 (Zeitlin and Ver Brugge); Gatsby, 1986 (J. P. Devine)

Physical Description: (galley proofs, correspondence)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 8, Folder 3A

On the Illustrating of Books, 1986 (Edward Ardizzone)

Physical Description: (mock-up, text, pattern for cover, correspondence with Laura Cecil, page proofs)

Note

Oversized papers illustrations and galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 8, Folder 3B

On the Illustrating of Books

Physical Description: (dummy, signature proofs)
Box 8, Folder 4

Pasadena Centennial Map

Physical Description: (maps, sketches)

Note

Oversized sketches in Box 10.
Box 8, Folder 5

Ward Ritchie, His Printing and His Books,

Physical Description: (cover sketch, copy of second draft ms)
Box 8, Folder 6A

The San Pasqual Press, 1986 (Vance Gerry)

Note

Oversized papers in map drawer.

Note

(ms suggestions by Dorothy Bevis and Andrew Rolle).
Box 8, Folder 6B

The San Pasqual Press

Physical Description: (proofs and ms)
Box 8, Folder 6C

The San Pasqual Press

Physical Description: (correspondence and ms)
Box 8, Folder 6D

The San Pasqual Press

Physical Description: (dummy, mock-up, text, slides, negatives, photographs)
Box 8, Folder 6E

The San Pasqual Press

Note

(final draft)
Box 8, Folder 6F

The San Pasqual Press

Note

(bibliography)
Box 8, Folder 7

South Pasadena, A Centennial History 1888-1988, (Jane Apostol)

Physical Description: (galley and page proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 8, Folder 8A

The Standing and the Waiting, 1985 (M. F. K. Fisher)

Physical Description: (pochoir samples, signature proofs)
Box 8, Folder 8B

The Standing and the Waiting

Physical Description: (galley proofs, page proofs)

Note

Galley proofs in map drawer.
Box 8, Folder 8C

The Standing and the Waiting

Physical Description: (typography)
Box 8, Folder 8D

The Standing and the Waiting

Physical Description: (prospectus)
Box 8, Folder 8E

The Standing and the Waiting

Physical Description: (correspondence)
Box 8, Folder 8F

The Standing and the Waiting

Physical Description: (illustrations, dummy, pochoir)
Box 8, Folder 9

Envelopes with Weather Bird Press labels

Note

ncludes labels for books and labels from the Peach Pit Press.
 

Oversized Illustrations in Box Nine.

Box 1, Folder 4

Hearty Fare: A Gentleman's Cookery Book

Box 1, Folder 9G

The Spanish Cook

Box 2, Folder 5

Dawson's Book Shop Tokens

Box 2, Folder 6

Wanda Gag, Decorators

Box 2, Folder 7

Goodbye: E.G. Lindner Company

Box 2, Folder 11A

Madeleine

Box 2, Folder 11B

Madeleine

Box 2, Folder 11E

Madeleine

Box 2, Folder 15

Seaside Plants of Southern California

Box 3, Folder 7A

Four Weeds

Box 3, Folder 14

Little People

Box 3, Folder 27

Western Books Exhibition

Box 4, Folder 1J

The Art and Antiquity of Cookery in the Middle Ages

Box 4, Folder 2

A Bibliophile's Los Angeles

Box 4, Folder 3A

The Black Cat

Box 4, Folder 5

Helen Dahlstrom Memorial

Box 4, Folder 6B

The Everyday Gourmet

Box 4, Folder 11

Ward Ritchie's 75th Birthday Invitation

Box 4, Folder 14

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, 1972

Box 4, Folder 16

Weather Bird Press #4, 1978

Box 4, Folder 18

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, 1985-86

Box 4, Folder 19

Western Books Exhibition, 1973

Box 4, Folder 20

A Victorian Garden

Box 5, Folder 5B

The Day the Pig Fell into the Well

Box 5, Folder 13

D.H. Lawrence Drawings

Box 5, Folder 18

Poems by Em Bee

 

Oversized Illustrations in Box Ten.

Box 6, Folder 7

Distributing Type or Just the Art of Throwing In

Box 6, Folder 12B

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Box 6, Folder 14

Miniatures On Modern Artists

Box 6, Folder 15

G. B. Piranes: etchings

Box 6, Folder 18

Spring Barley, Poems of he Santa Ynez Valley

Box 6, Folder 21

Torrey Pines Reserve

Box 6, Folder 24

Weather Bird Press Books, 1974

Box 7, Folder 2B

Bahloul and Hamdouna

Box 7, Folder 4

The Boy's Book of Fireworks

Box 7, Folder 9

Chicken Coop Menu Insert

Box 7, Folder 10

Citizens for Stevenson Campaign

Box 7, Folder 38

Clint and Sylvia Roemer Cards

Box 7, Folder 39

Dolores Rogers Invoices

Box 7, Folder 43

Some Fond Memories of a Boy Printer

Box 7, Folder 47

Type

Box 7, Folder 51

Vaporisms

Box 8, Folder 4

Pasadena Centennial Map

 

Binder of Gerry's tax returns, expenses, and statements in Box Eleven.

 

Ephemera.

Scope and Content Note

These items are stored in the ephemera box, in chronological order unless otherwise noted.
Box 12

Gerry, Vance. Vance Gerry & the Weather Bird Press: has moved to a new address... , Fallbrook, CA : Weather Bird Press [196-?].

Physical Description: 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Box 12

The Marvelous Platen Jobber of George Phineas Gordon. South Laguna, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1967.

Physical Description: Broadside, 12 x 19 inches. Linoleum cuts.
Box 12

Davis, Sam. The Typographical Howitzer. [South Laguna, CA]: Weather Bird Press, 1968.

Physical Description: Prospectus, single sheet. 4 x 6 3/4 inches.
Box 12

The Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1971.

Physical Description: Three different prospectuses: 2 letterpress, 1 offset.
Physical Description: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.
Box 12

Bailey, Dan and Bailey, Betty. The Everyday Gourmet. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1973.

Physical Description: Prospectus, single sheet. 6 x 9 inches.
Box 12

Gerry, Vance. A Message: to Authors, Editors, Artists. A message from your publisher. [Pasadena, CA]: Weather Bird Press, 1973.

Physical Description: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 4 leaves.
Box 12

Stanchfield, Walt. A Book of Wood Cuts. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1973.

Physical Description: Prospectus. 6 x 9 inches.
Physical Description: Two copies.
Box 12

Stanchfield, Walt. Spring Barley: Poems of the Santa Ynez Valley. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1974.

Physical Description: Prospectus. 6 x 9 inches. Linoleum cuts.
Box 12

Weather Bird Press Books, Fall 1974. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1974.

Physical Description: Single sheet, 11 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Grant Dahlstrom: Master Printer. Los Angeles: New Ampersand Press, 1978.

Physical Description: Prospectus (2 copies) and invitation. 8 1/2 x 14 inches and 5 x 6 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Lucky, Rochelle. A Treatise on the Art and Antiquity of Cookery in the Middle Ages. [Fallbrook, CA] : Weather Bird Press, [1978].

Physical Description: Prospectus cover. Linoleum cut. 6 x 8 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Le Guin, Ursula K. Torrey Pines Reserve. Northridge, CA:Lord John Press, 1980.

Physical Description: Broadside, 20 x 13 inches. Linoleum cut illustration.
Physical Description: Number 42 of 150 copies.
Box 12

Wayzgoose: Los Angeles September 1980. [Fallbrook, CA] : Weather Bird Press, 1980.

Physical Description: 3 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches.
Box 12

Zeitlin and Ver Brugge. Paul Landacre & Arthur Millier. 1981.

Physical Description: Prospectus designed by Vance Gerry.
Physical Description: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge. Paul Landacre Wood-engravings. [1981?].

Physical Description: Prospectus designed by Vance Gerry.
Physical Description: 8 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches folded to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Duensing, Paul Hayden. A Letter Harvest: from a typographic traipse through the typefounding vineyards of modern Europe. [Pasadena, CA : Weather Bird Press], 1984.

Physical Description: Cover for invitation. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Honoring Ward Ritchie on his 75th Birthday. [Pasadena, CA : Weather Bird Press, 1985].

Physical Description: Invitation. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Weather Bird Press: Books in Print [1985]. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1985.

Physical Description: Broadside, 13 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches. Linoleum cuts.
Box 12

Weather Bird Press: Books for Fall 1975. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1985.

Physical Description: Single sheet, 11 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches.
Box 12

Apostol, Jane. South Pasadena 1888-1988 : A Centennial History. South Pasadena, CA : South Pasadena Public Library, 1987.

Physical Description: Dust jacket (designed by Vance Gerry). 27 x 40 inches (3 up), 14 x 28 inches (one up).

Note

*stored in map drawer
Physical Description: Blueline proof sheet, 11 1/4 x 27 inches.
Physical Description: Three sketches for jacket on tracing paper 4 x 9 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Imaginary Map of the Cookery Book World. Perris, CA: [Weather Bird Press?], 1988.

Physical Description: Single sheet, 22 x 15 inches. Linoleum cuts and type printed in three colors.
Physical Description: Number 7 of 40 copies.

Note

*stored in map drawer
Box 12

Books from the Weather Bird Press [1989]. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1989.

Physical Description: Broadside, 11 x 17 inches. Linoleum cuts.
Box 12

Arundel Antiquarian Books announces an exhibition of the Weather Bird Press: Including a selection of miscellany pertaining to the press. [Pasadena, CA : Weather Bird Press, 1992].

Physical Description: Announcement. 7 1/2 x 16 inches.
Box 12

Cliff Buckwheat. Selected Shore Plants of Southern California. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1992.

Physical Description: Illustration and description of Eriogonum.
Physical Description: Prospectus with insert. 11 x 15 inches and 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Richardson, Charles Leland. Seaside Plants of Southern California: Selected Shore Plants of Southern California. Pasadena, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1992.

Physical Description: Illustration and description of bladderpod.
Physical Description: Prospectus with insert. 11 x 15 inches and 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Gerry, Vance. 25 Years of the Weather Bird Press. [Pasadena, CA] : Weather Bird Press, 1993.

Physical Description: Prospectus postcard. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches.
Box 12

John, Tom, & James. "Keepsake for Conclave XII Lorson's books Gerry fecit 1994." Pasadena, CA : [Weather Bird Press], 1994.

Physical Description: 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches.
Box 12

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge. Anders Aldrin, Color Woodcuts Catalogue.

Physical Description: Designed by Vance Gerry.
Physical Description: 9 x 24 inches folded to 6 x 9 inches.
 

Oversized galley proofs and illustrations.

Note

These items are stored in the in the Weather Bird Press map drawer.
 

A Series of Woodcuts, 1973 (Walt Stanchfield)

Physical Description: (copies of woodcuts, galley proofs)
 

Food and Drink Series 3- Mission

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Food and Drink Series 5- Vegetable Soup

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Food and Drink Series 6- Plum Pudding

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

House Olson, Printer

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Four Weeds

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

A Letter From the Mark Twain Concerning the Paige Compositor

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

The National Pastime

Physical Description: (galley proofs and sketch)
 

Nine Poems from Los Angeles

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Wilfred Owen and Dale Barnhart

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Selected War Poems of Wilfred Owen

Physical Description: (linoleum prints)
 

Weather Bird Press catalog, 1983

Physical Description: (galley proofs and linoleum prints)
 

Weather Bird Press #8, 1982

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Weather Bird Press #9, 1983

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Western Books Exhibition, 40th

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

The Art and Antiquity of Cooking in the Middle Ages

Physical Description: (galley proofs and illustrations)
 

The Black Cat

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Christmas Eve at Bower's Farm

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

The Everyday Gourmet

Physical Description: (galley proofs and illustrations)
 

Some Letters Concerning D. H. Lawrence

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, 1972

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Weather Bird Press, Catalog of Books, 1973

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

The Day the Pig Fell into the Well

Physical Description: (galley proofs and illustrations)
 

D. H. Lawrence drawings

Physical Description: (sketches)
 

Out of the West

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

A Tussie Mussie

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Hancock Heart Valve Prosthesis

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Distributing Type or Just the Art of Throwing In

Physical Description: (galley proofs and illustrations)
 

G. B. Piranesi: Etchings

Physical Description: (galley proofs and illustrations)
 

Miniatures on Modern Artists

Physical Description: (illustrations)
 

Spring Barley

Physical Description: (illustrations and galley proofs)
 

Weather Bird press #3

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

Ernest A. Lindner Collection of Antique Printing Machinery

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

H. Richard Archer, Secretary

 

The Boy's Book of Fireworks

 

Calcomp Annual Picnic

 

John Gerry and his Descendants

Physical Description: (galley proofs, halftones)
 

David Hitchcock for Tax Collector

Physical Description: (repros)
 

Meals on Wheels

Physical Description: (galley proofs)
 

The Marvelous Platen Press of G. P. Gordon

Physical Description: (illustration)
 

Poems by Terri Ryland

 

Restful Reading

Physical Description: (illustration)
 

The Typographical Howitzer

 

Vaporisms

 

On the Illustrating of Books

Physical Description: (illustrations, galley proofs)
 

The Standing and the Waiting

 

Gatsby

 

The San Pasqual Press

Physical Description: (illustrations, galley proofs)
 

Pasadena Centennial Map

 

Miscellanany.

Note

(In flat ephemera box)
 

Invitations

 

Executive Committee of the Library Patrons of Occidental College, Spring Meeting, 1985.

Note

Designed and printed by Vance Gerry.
 

Wedding Announcement, 1985.

Note

Designed and printed by Vance Gerry.
 

Postcards

 

Two postcards designed by Vance Gerry for Jeff Weber, Rare Books.

 

Christmas cards

 

One printed for Patrick Reagh, using Gerry's linoleum cut.

 

One from Gerry to John Bidwell using Lewis Carleton Ryan linoleum cut.

 

One blank with engraving of a bird.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Two Weather Bird Press envelopes.

 

One wrapper with Weather Bird Press label.

 

Two calendar pages with linoleum cuts.

 

Our First Half Century: Two hundred and Fifty Find Books Typical of Our Stock During the Past Fifty Years. Fallbrook, CA: Weather Bird Press, 1978.

Physical Description: Paste-up for cover, mounted on illustration board. 8 1/2 x 12 inches.
 

Woodcut block of Clark Library owl.

Box Miscellany 1

Jazz, Vol. 1. 1948-1949

Scope and Content Note

Hand-made album of jazz records by Gerry and his friends. Gift from Jeff Weber, 2008.
 

Vance Gerry Books.

Note

Shelved with the Weather Bird Press Archives, Clark Library
 

Chili : being a Texas recipe / by Danny Alguire. X9 261 3PRESS 

Note

[Pasadena] : [Weather Bird Press], [199-?].
Food and Drink Series : 8
 

The First Thanksgiving : from his book of Plymouth plantation II / William Bradford 1590-1657. X9 261 3PRESS

Note

[South Laguna, CA] : Weather Bird Press, 1968.
 

Miniature Books [catalogue]. [Dawson's Book Shop] : Los Angeles, 1986. X9 261 3PRESS

Note

Illustration by Vance Gerry.
 

Gatsby / by J. P. Devine. Pasadena, CA : Weather Bird Press, 1986. X9 261 3PRESS 

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Clark has two copies.

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"500 copies of this broadside have been printed at the Weather Bird Press for distribution at the Annual Joint meeting of the Zamorano-Roxburghe Clubs in Los Angeles, October 25th & 26th, 1986. 100 are for distribution to the Rounce & Coffin Club. And 100 for the friends of Jake and Josephine Zeitlin."--Colophon.
 

Cratchit's Christmas feast : excerpted from a Christmas carol / by Charles Dickens. Pasadena : Vance Gerry [Weather Bird Press], 1988 X9 261 3PRESS 

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"50 copies for Christmas 1988."--Colophon
 

Gerry, Vance. >Machine faces. Pasadena, CA : Weather Bird Press, [198-?]. X9 261 3PRESS 

 

Restful reading for young & old : designed to banish care and alleviate cynicism decorously illustrated with cuts. South Laguna : V. Gerry / Weather Bird Press, 1968. X9 261 3PRESS 

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Compiled by the press [i.e. Vance Gerry]. Cf. 25 years of the Weather Bird Press.
 

Type / Vance Gerry. South Laguna : Vance Gerry / Weather Bird Press, [196-?]. X9 261 3PRESS

 

With rue my heart is laden / A. E. Housman. [South Laguna, CA]  X9 261 3PRESS

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Weather Bird Press, [196-?].
 

A Machine invented upon mature consideration of mechanick powers deducted from geometrick principles. X9 261 3PRESS 

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[Fallbrook, CA : V. Gerry / Weather Bird Press, 1978]. Clark has two copies.
"This keepsake was compiled for the occasion of the first public showing of this Common Press at the Eleventh California Antiquarian book fair in Los Angeles, February, 1978."
 

Recipe for salad (a rhyme) / by Sydney Smith. [Fallbrook, CA] : Weather Bird Press, 1980.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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Clark has two copies.
Food & Drink Series : 1
 

Stillmeadow Christmas : excerpts from her book Stillmeadow Seasons / by Gladys Taber. [Fallbrook, CA] : V. Gerry [Weather Bird Press], 1980.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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75 copies printed.
 

A letter from Mark Twain concerning the Paige compositor. Pasadena : Weather Bird Press, 1982  X9 261 3PRESS 

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"200 copies 100 are for the members of the Rounce & Coffin Club."--Colophon.
 

Borsch being a Russian recipe / by Vasilly Davidovich. [Pasadena] : Weather Bird Press, [198?].  X9 261 3PRESS 

 

Piscator and The anglers wish : in which Piscator recites The anglers wish : being an excerpt from The compleat angler, 1653 / by Izaak Walton. South Laguna, [CA] : V. Gerry, Weather Bird Press, 1967  X9 261 3PRESS 

 

Catalog number 25 : medicine and the life sciences : C-H / Jeff Weber : rare books. Glendale, CA : [Jeff Weber], 1993.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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Cover drawing and design by Vance Gerry.
 

Catalogue 26 : the sciences / Jeff Weber: rare books. Glendale, CA : [Jeff Weber], 1993.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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Cover design by Vance Gerry.
 

Catalogue one -summer 1988 : fore-edge paintings from the collection of Estelle Doheny with additions / Jeff Weber : rare books. Glendale, CA : [Jeff Weber], 1988.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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Two drawings by Vance Gerry.
 

Christmas night in the castle of the forest Sauvage : excerpted from T. H. White's The sword in the stone. [Glendale, CA] : Vance Gerry [Weather Bird Press], 1982.  X9 261 3PRESS 

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"100 copies printed for Christmas greetings, 1982."--Colophon
 

Fine books and bindings for the winter solstice [catalogue]. Los Angeles : [Zeitlin & Ver Brugge], 1986. X9 261 3PRESS 

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Catalogue design by Vance Gerry.