Gerald and Maas
books & art
John Bart Gerald
United Nations Texts
Elizabeth Bart Gerald
While some of our books can be found through online services most are out of print and "rare books." Many of the etchings and folios are impossible to find beyond our records. The sampling of paintings available include works that have sold or are no longer available. We miss our open atelier on Ottawa's Saint Patrick Street and talking with many of you. We continue working in Montreal, and welcome questions and news at our email address below. - John Bart Gerald and Julie Maas, October 2022.
By John Bart Gerald
Born in New York City, 1940 he began writing in the 1960's, publishing two novels with Viking and Farrar Straus & Giroux and in magazines and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories 1960 & 1970. In 1978 he teamed with his partner the artist Julie Maas to form author & artist which became Gerald & Maas editions / atelier, publishing in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Ontario and Quebec. Since the late 1990's much of his work is concerned with the prevention of genocide and appears on their website, nightslantern.ca. He lives and works in Montreal.
37 Poems 53 pages. 4.5" x 5.5" offset, staplebound.
Handrubbed blockprint cover by J. Maas. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 1998. Paper. ISBN 0-941917-19-3.
"a small telling treasure..." - Puckerbrush Review
Applegather, a mythical American underground, a novel. Calligraphy and etching reproductions by J. Maas. New York City, author & artist, 1978. ISBN 0-941917-00-2.
"Bravo" -Grace Paley.
"John Bart Gerald is a good writer..." -Bernard Malamud.
"Both the typography and illustrations allow one to appreciate this book as an art work alone." - Jacob Lawrence.
"...wonderfully poetic...the etchings are a just complement..."- Romare Bearden.
"...Hauntingly elusive...with characteristic lyric intensity..." - Stanley Kunitz.
"...cast of hundreds; abundant invention, happy mingling of fantasy and reality, punchy humor..." -Puckerbrush Review.
Arguments with the Thought Police, essays. With drawings by J. Maas; printed, bound, published by author & artist. First edition of 125 copies, 128 pages with an additional 20 un-numbered pages of printed drawings. 7" by 7", hand stitched, soft cover and dustjacket. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 2002. Paper ISBN 0-9731090-0-9.
Our electronic edition ISBN 0-941917-21-5 is free to read on line
Conscience, a novel. With scratchboard illustrations by J. Maas. 132 pages, typed. Perfectbind. Moody / New York, author & artist, J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1984. ISBN 0-941917-08-8. Fragile.
Amidst the turbulence of revolutionary Africa. the slums and universities of Boston, the spare and vivid story of a young latin scholar's journey to the belly of the beast...
Electronic edition (2016) currently free to read online.
"Jungles of the mind and heart, jungles of the land and academe ...an offbeat read which will challenge your brain cells...."-Hornidge, Rockland Courier-Gazette.
Country Poems. With drawings by J. Maas. Moody Maine, author & artist, Editions J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1991. 64 pages. ISBN 0-941917-14-2.
"Les poésies de John B.G. me semblent véritablement un regard neuf sur les êtres et sur le monde. Las modernité des sujet, la justesse du style sont indéniables..." René Tavenier
Dissident Accounts. (aka Silencing of an American Writer) New York City, author published, 1980. First and second printings.ISBN 0-941917-02-9.
Early Lessons,10 short stories. Graphics by J. Maas. Moody Maine, Editions J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1992. 64 pages. ISBN 0-941917-17-7.
"...is a good book...the art works like the stories, are simple, beautiful and worth the time to get to know." Anarchy magazine.
Geometry, or the Unwanted Man, a novel. With two handrubbed original blockprints by J. Maas bound in. Numbered edition of 300, signed by author & artist. Moody Maine, Editions J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1989. ISBN 0-941917-13-4.
Internal Exile, 10 short stories. With drawings by J. Maas. Moody Maine, Editions J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1992. 72 pages. ISBN 0-941917-15-0.
First edition. Typed, offset. 52 pages. New York City, author published, 1981. ISBN 0-941917-03-7.
Second edition. Calligraphy by J. Maas. Hand-lettered, offset. 56 pages. New York City, author & artist, 1982. ISBN 0-941917-04-5.
Lectures for Nonconformists, essays. Drawings by J. Maas. Moody & New York, author & artist, J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1983. ISBN 0-941917-06-1.
Manifest, essays. Graphics by J. Maas. 7" x 7" softcover, printed, hand-stitched in-house. 74 pages. Ottawa: Gerald and Maas, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9731090-2-3. Electronic edition ISBN 978-0-9731090-4-7.
Essays discovering the genocides we're living through and where they come from...
"... powerful and enlightening in these dark times of the downfall of empire..." Daniel Berrigan
Currently free to read online.
New Englanders, 10 short stories. With blockprints by J. Maas. 52 pages. Moody Maine, Editions J.B.Gerald & J. Maas, 1992. ISBN 0-941917-16-9.
"...goes to the very bone of existence..." - Maine in Print.
Night's Lantern. A website concerned with the prevention of genocide, by John Bart Gerald with graphics by Julie Maas and guest contributions as credited. Canada, Gerald and Maas, 2001- ongoing [access:< https://nightslantern.ca >].
On Resistance. New York City, author published 1982. Pamphlet. ISBN 0-941917-05-3.
Plainsongs, poems. With blockprints and calligraphy by J. Maas. Moody Maine, author & artist / J.B.Gerald & J.Maas, 1985. 54 pages. ISBN 0-941917-09-6
Poems from a River City, 49 pages. 4.5" x 5.5" staplebound. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 2000. Paper. ISBN 0-941917-20-7.
River with Lights, poems. With drawings by J. Maas. First edition of 250 copies. Offset printing, perfectbound. 70 pages. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 2005. Paper. ISBN 0-9731090-1-7.
"Your art gives wings to our striving..." Daniel Berrigan
"It is heartening in an age of surprising apathy, to encounter poetry so committed to the union of art and life. These poems are rarely about just one thing, but are pointing to the interconnectedness of all things. They bring home the web of history, race, economics, exploitation, and stifling conformity which surrounds us. These are really songs of resistance, whose harsh truths are tempered by the nobility of action and the beauty of the natural world." - Keith Althaus
“A great little book of great little poems, some personal, some political, all heartfelt. Hauntingly illustrated. Inspirational.” - Michael Mandel
"Published just before the end of 2005, this collection of poems is dedicated to the disappeared and encompasses colonial oppression, wars of liberation, prison, those who died on 9/11 and in the 'war on terror,' lies of politicians, but also love, natural beauty, and truth. This book reminds busy activists of the power of just a few words and art to touch people on a different level than articles and speeches can." - Ruth Benn, Nonviolent Activist
"It is always a pleasure to see what can be accomplished by Canadians when they passionately engage all their talents and resources to shape their dreams. Your efforts have produced a wonderful collection, as well as beautiful drawings, that can be enjoyed by Canadians across the country." - Michaëlle Jean as Governor General of Canada.
Sources of Contemporary Genocide, with graphics by J. Maas. Imprint John Bart Gerald & Julie Maas, Montreal, and Tablo PTY Ltd., 2020. ISBN 9781922439604. 458 page, paperback. ISBN 9781922439598 e-book.
Soul Game, an American novel. Unreviewed. New York City, author published, 1980. First and second printings. ISBN 0-941917-01-0.
Truth and Maud, a modern allegory. Moody Maine, J.B.Gerald & J.Maas, 1987. ISBN 0-941917-1.8.
By Julie Maas
Born 1943, New York City, she learned her art from her parents and began an early career as an illustrator. This yielded increasingly to her etching and painting which she has continued for sixty years. In 1978 she teamed with her partner John Bart Gerald to form author & artist which became Gerald & Maas editions / atelier, publishing and displaying in New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Ontario and Quebec. She currently lives and works in Montreal.
A Alphabet. 28 pages. First edition. 5.5" x 7" softcover. Printed, hand-stitched, bound in-house. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 2007. Paper, ISBN 978-0-9731090-3-0. Digital edition, ISBN 978-0-9731090-5-4.
"Maas redefines body language...The only words in Alphabet are the title, author's name and publication data. The font speaks for itself." -Amphora, Journal of the Alcuin Society
Daybreak, a painting (1999).
Depleted uranium, a painting. (2001).
Folio 1.. Three etchings with watercolour. "Real books,""Night thoughts,""42nd street." Numbered edition of 50 (stopped at 33), 1981.
Folio 2. Two etchings with watercolour. "Disappeared" and "Green comb." Edition of 50 (stopped at 24), 1982.
Folio 3. Two etchings with watercolour. "Greetings from New England" and "Hats and Masks." Edition of 50 (stopped at 9), 1983.
Folio 4. "an alphabet" (1 & 2). 1983. Available at Fitch-Febvrel Gallery.
Folio 5. 4 etchings with aquatint, gardens in Menton: "Menton night," "Dream Palm," "Foliage," "Datura." Edition of 7. 1984.
Folio 6. Ten blockprints for Plainsongs. Unnumbered, 1986.
Folio 7. The 14 original etchings which appeared in applegather .
Folio 8. Two etchings about etching. Edition of 7, 1985.
Folio 9.. Two etchings with watercolour. "Sandbar" and "Tide." Edition of 10, 1986.
Folio 10. 3 small etchings with watercolour, on two pages. "Spirit of the Squash." Edition of 13, 1986.
Folio 11. Exiles, two etchings with aquatint. "Cafe" and "Bar." Edition of 20, 1989.
Folio 12. 5 blockprints, 3 colour on cover and 4 portraits, "Earth,""Air,""Fire,""Water." Edition of 15 (incomplete), 1990.
Folio 13."Carnival world," 4 etchings w. chine collée & stamps. 4" x 4". Edition of 12 (incomplete), 2010.
"Lowertown." Color etching (3 plates). Image size 7.5" x 9" +/-. Edition of 10. 1997.
"Because upstairs they are crazy." Image size 7.5" x 9" +/-. Edition of 22. 2006.
"October." Image size 8.75" x 7.5" +/-. Edition of 10. 1999.
"New year horse." Etching with chine-collé. image size 4" x4". 2002.
"Cold spring." Color etching (3 plates)/ aquatint, with bird stamps. Image size 9" x 7.25". 1997.
"Dog & the moon." Etching from applegather. 4" x 6". 1978
"Ferris Wheel." Etching. 4"x 4". 2008
Gerald and Maas posters and broadsheets, artwork by J. Maas. Text by J.B. Gerald. Design by Gerald & Maas.
7 posters, Images by J. Maas, poems by J.B. Gerald. 11" x 14. Folio. Computer printed. Museum board protective cover. Ottawa, Gerald and Maas, 2004.
Gaza, a painting (2009)
Green string, a painting (2008/9)
Red arabesque, a painting (1998/9)
Veracruz (Coop de Trans),a painting (1969).
Night's Lantern, concerned with the prevention of genocide. Written and hand coded by J.B. Gerald. Graphics by J. Maas. Guest contributions as credited. Canada, Gerald and Maas, 2001- ongoing [access:< https://nightslantern.ca >].
By Albert Schweitzer
le problème de l'éthique dans l'evolution de la pensée humaine / the difficulty of ethics in the evolution of human thought, translation by J.B. Gerald. Preface by Rhena Schweitzer Miller. French text: Revue des Travaux de l'Académie des Sciences Morales & Politiques. Bilingual edition. Maine, J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1985. ISBN 0-941917-10-X.
By René Tavernier
Poèmes 34 Poems. Ed. and translation by J.B. Gerald. Introduction by René Tavernier. Bilingual edition. Moody / New York, J.B. Gerald & J. Maas, 1984. ISBN 0-941917-07-X.
In 1987 the French Academy awarded René Tavernier "le Grand Prix de poésie de l'Académie française pour l'ensemble de son œuvre."
By The United Nations
The Crime of Genocide & Bill of Human Rights: U.N. Texts (ed. J.B. Gerald). Offset, staplebound. 59 pages. Moody Maine, Editions Gerald & Maas, 1989. ISBN 0-941917-12-6.
This edition was published with U.N. permission when we found their publication of the Convention on Genocide out of print.
Common Rights and Expectations: United Nations texts of primary treaties concerning rights of people, ed. & foreword, J.B. Gerald. (Canadian revised edition) Ottawa, editions Gerald and Maas, 1996. ISBN 0-941917-18-5.
Free edition online Night's Lantern genocide warnings.
By Elizabeth Bart Gerald
Born in Cleveland Ohio September 8, 1905, she received a Cleveland Museum School of Art fellowship (The Gottwald Scholarship) to study in Europe in the late 1920's, with Alberto Giacometti and Andre l'Hote in Paris, with Hans Hoffman in Italy. Her early works appeared in Cleveland Museum School May exhibitions in the Thirties and the Forties after the war. She lived in Toronto then New York City. Her paintings are in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art , the Brooklyn Museum, etc.. Art and painting was the consuming focus of her life yet she was never a recognized American artist. She died September 1, 1990, in Tucson Arizona.
Antimo Beneduce, aka Portrait of Uli. An artist and one of her teachers at Cleveland Museum School. c. 1928. Cleveland.
Untitled. Mexico. c. 1953. New York.
Balcony. c. 1930. Italy.
By George Maas
Born in Kansas City Missouri March 17, 1910, as a young man he studied with Thomas Hart Benton. As WWII began he won the Artists for Victory / Museum of Modern Art National War Poster Competition under the "Slave World or Free World" theme which gained him assignment to the U.S. Office of War Information in London (He was about to be sent as a foot soldier in the U.S. efforts against the Japanese in China). After the War he returned to work in New York City, and was known for his designs of Mercury record covers and anti-fascism. He retired to continue painting on Cape Cod though never gained recognition as an American painter. He died of a puzzling unidentified invasive pneumonia, January 12, 1998, in Boston Massachusetts.
Untitled (Silwan), a gouache sketch c. 1990. Wellfleet.
First posted at https://www.nightslantern.ca/mourning-hasnt-begun.htm, August 27, 2014.
beirut 4/20 a woodcut, c. 1982. Wellfleet.
Red tree a gouache study, c. 1980 - 90. Wellfleet.
To reach Julie Maas or John Bart Gerald - firstname.lastname@example.org