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Fine Press Books in Special Collections

A guide to fine press books available in Special Collections and University Archives.

About Black Sun Press

The Black Sun Press began in 1927 under the name Editions Narcisse by husband and wife, Harry and Careese Crosby in Paris, France. The name was changed in mid-1928 to Black Sun Press. The press published early works of a number of writers before they were well known, including James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, D. H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, Archibald MacLeish, Ernest Hemingway, Laurence Sterne, and Eugene Jolas. The press stopped printing in 1951 but officially closed with Careese's death in 1970.


Books printed at the Black Sun Press we have in Special Collections:

Secondary Sources

Below is a list of books about the Black Sun Press within Special Collections: