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

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
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

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

A Natural History of the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects by Mrs. Mary Trimmer. (full parchment) | $1000

A Natural History of the Most Remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Serpents, Reptiles and Insects by Mrs. Mary Trimmer.  Abridged and improved. Particularly designed for youth in the United States, and suited to the use of schools.(parchment and goatskin) | $1200

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

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

Salmonia: Or Days of Fly Fishing. In A Series Of Conversations. With Some Account Of The Habits Of Fishes Belonging To The Genus Salmo by Sir Humphrey Davy | $1500

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

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

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