Karen Hanmer

Artists' Books & Installation

Design Bindings

To place an order, contact me.

Prices effective January 1, 2020. Prices subject to change, and do not include mailing and insurance fees or 3% credit card or PayPal service charge.


The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William Harvey: Concerning the Motion of the Heart and Blood | $1500

The Art of the Book: A review of some recent European and American work in typography, page decoration & binding edited by Charles Holme | $2000

John James Audubon: The Making of An American by Richard Rhodes | $1200

The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe | $3000

The Bonefolder/Der Pressbengel German text by Ernst Collin, English version translated by Peter Verheyen | $600

Book Art Studio Handbook by Stacie Dolin and Amy Lapidow | $1200

The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding Exhibition Catalog | $15

Bookbinding with Numerous Engravings and Diagrams edited by Paul N. Hasluck | $4000
available from The Kelmscott Bookshop

Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings by Julia Miller | $2000

Botanica | $300

Cotton Mather On Witchcraft: The Wonders of the Invisible World | $1000

Dos-a-dos with Keith | bound by artist in 2004 | $800

Dirck De Bray: Kort Onderweijs van het Boecken Binden / A Short Instruction in the Binding of Books | $600

Discovery and exploration of the Mississippi Valley, with the original narratives of Marquette, Allouez, Membré, Hennepin, and Anastase Douay by John Gilmary Shea | $1500

Father Louie: Photographs of Thomas Merton by Ralph Eugene Meatyard | $2000

Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric by Linzee Kull Mccray | $2000

Flats, Urban Houses and Cottage Homes by Frank T Verity, Edwin Thomas Hall, Gerald C Horsley, and Walter Shaw Sparrow | $2000

Frida by Frida | $2500

Girdle book historical structure model | $750 covered in pig suede
add $50 for covering in velvet | add $75 for handmade paper text block
add $150 for covering in veg tanned or alum tawed goatskin plus blind tooling

Happy Abstract by William Blake | $1200

Ignited, Laurel Poetry Collective | $600

The Jumping Frog by Mark Twain | $3000

La couleur du vent by Gilles Vigneault | $2500
available from The Kelmscott Bookshop

Les contes de me mère l’Oye (The Tales of Mother Goose) by Charles Perrault | $2000

Life of Lincoln (Land of Lincoln) | $1200

The Life of Gen. Francis Marion by Brig. Gen. P. Horry and M.L. Weems | $3500

Lives of Saints by Thomas Plassmann and Joseph Vann| $2000

Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats | $1000

Medieval binding historical structure cut-away model | $500
add $50 for blind tooling | add $75 for handmade paper text block

The Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin | $2500

Native Soil: poems from South Texas poets | $1000

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, illustrated by Jonathan Burton | $3500

Old Quebec: The Fortress of New France by Gilbert Parker and Claude G. Bryan | $2000

Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon by Thomas M. Myers and Michael P. Ghiglieri | $2000

Pendleton Round-Up at 100: Oregon's Legendary Rodeo by Michael Bales and Ann Terry Hill | $1000

Pictorial Webster’s: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities available from Franklin Books

The Poetical Vagaries of a Knight of the Folding-Stick, of Paste Castle | $1200

Quotations of Benjamin Franklin | $125

The Right Stuff | $3500

San Antonio Rose: The Life and Music of Bob Wills by Charles R. Townsend | $3000

Scholarly Slinky | $800

Steel Horizon: Poems of the North Sea | $2000

Stone Eye by Richard Taylor, woodcuts by Wesley Bates | $400

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley | $3500

The Thread That Binds: Interviews With Private Practice Bookbinders (vellum)| $2000

The Thread That Binds: Interviews With Private Practice Bookbinders (goatskin)| $2000

To Hell with Fishing or How to Tell Fish from Fishermen by H.T. Webster and Ed Zern | $1200

Using History by Greta Pratt | $2000

The Voyage of the “Fox” in the Arctic Seas. A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and his Companions by Captain M’Clintock, R.N., LL.D. | $3500
available from The Kelmscott Bookshop

Where Stucco Meets Chaparral by Rebecca Chamlee, Pie In The Sky Press, | $3000