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A Specimen of Types Actively in Use in the Composing Room of the Barnes Press Incorporated
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A Specimen of Types Actively in Use in the Composing Room of the Barnes Press Incorporated

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New York: Barnes Press, 1931. Original wraps. Near Fine. A crisp, clean copy of the 1931 1st edition. Tight and Fine in its stiff card wrappers. Octavo, lovely engravings and type specimens thruout.

$50.00

Goudy Gaudeamus: In Celebration of the Dinner Given Frderick W. Goudy on His 74th Birthday March Eigth 1939
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Goudy Gaudeamus: In Celebration of the Dinner Given Frderick W. Goudy on His 74th Birthday March Eigth 1939

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New York: The Press of the Wooly Whale, 1939. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Susanne Suba. SIGNED BY FREDERICK GOUDY on the second blank recto, which in itself is part of a wonderful pop-up birthday salutation to Frderick Goudy "from the distaff side". A wonderfully-printed love song to Goudy by some of the leading printers and book designers of the day, who here use thick, multi-colored paper to work their magic. Tight and Near Fine to Fine in its vellum-backed marbled boards. Also incudes a crisp, Near Fine example of the unprinted glassine dustjacket. 16mo, deckled fore and bottom-edges. Linecuts by William Meinhardt, the paper selection by Richard Bauer, the presswork by Bill Hansen, wonderfully illustrated thruout by Susanne Suba.

$300.00

English Book-Plates: Ancient and Modern
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English Book-Plates: Ancient and Modern

By Egerton Castle

London: George Bell, 1894. Cloth. Very Good. A solid copy of the January 1894 reprint. Tight and VG in its light-green cloth, with light offsetting --and just a touch of soiling-- along the panels and very light wear at the spine crown. Thick 12mo, generously illustrated thruout, with dozens and dozens of examples of armorial and other English bookplates.

$50.00

Ignatz Wiemeler, Modern Bookbinder
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Ignatz Wiemeler, Modern Bookbinder

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New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1935. Original wraps. Very Good +. Uncommon MoMA catalogue based on the October 1935 exhibition. Solid and VG+ in its stapled wrappers. Thin quarto, crisp black-and-white plates thruout. 1,600 copies issued.

$100.00

Arno Werner: One Man's Work
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Arno Werner: One Man's Work

By Introduced and Edited by Carol J. Blinn

Easthampton, MA: Warwick Press, 1982. 1/4 leather. Near Fine. ONE OF 200 COPIES SIGNED BY BOOKBINDER ARNO WERNER AS WELL AS THE BOOK'S DESIGNER, EDITOR AND PRINTER CAROL BLINN at the limitation. A very solid copy to boot of the 1982 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine in its 1/4 leather over marbled boards, with just a touch of offsetting along the spine. 12mo, "the text is from a lecture delivered to a gathering of friends at Harvard University on the occasion of Arno Werner's first one-man exhibition of hand bookbinding --17 February 1981"

$200.00

Specimen Faces: Linotype Composition--Borders, Rules and Dashes

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New York: Walter B. Davis Linotyper, 1909. Cloth. Very Good. The 1909 1st edition of this catalogue of specimen faces. Tight and VG in its light-blue cloth, with lightly-rubbed silver-lettering to the front panel, fully-rubbed lettering along the spine and light soiling to the panels. 12mo, 146 pgs., internally very clean, with virtually no rubbing or markings of any kind.

$100.00

WAD TO RR: a letter about designing TYPE
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WAD TO RR: a letter about designing TYPE

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Cambridge, MA: Harvard College Library (Department of Printing and Graphic Arts), 1940. Original wraps. Fine/Fine. A very sharp copy of the 1940 1st edition. Clean and Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Stiff card wrappers, also includes a VG+ example (light offsetting, light soiling to the panels) of publisher's printed cardboard slipcase.

$100.00

Prelum to Albion: A History of the Development of the Hand Press from Gutenberg to Morris

By Jackson Burke

San Francisco: Self-published, 1940. 1st. Hardcover. Near fine. A crisp, Near Fine example of the 1940 1st edition, limited to only 250 copies. This copy from the personal collection of the author, Jackson Burke. Octavo, 25 uncut pages.

$50.00

The Illustrations of the Liturgical Homilies of Gregory Nazianzenus

By George Galavaris

Princeton University Press, 1969. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR GEORGE GALAVARIS on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1969 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (with very light soiling along the bottom-edge) in a bright, price-clipped, VG dustjacket, with very light chipping at the spine crown and along the panel edges. A tiny bit of soiling too at the panels but still attractive and very presentable. Tall, thick quarto, 269 pgs. of text plus 112 plates. #6 in Princeton's formidable "Studies in Manuscript Illumination" series. Signed by Author.

$250.00

English Coloured Books

By Martin Hardie

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1906 1st American edition. Solid and VG, with light foxing to the text, fading along the spine and light, general wear to the panels. Thick quarto, 340 pgs., 27 lovely color plates (with their original tissue guards) thruout.

$50.00

A Tribute to Leslie George Katz
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A Tribute to Leslie George Katz

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New York: The Eakins Press Foundation, 1997. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. A pristine copy of this 1997 tribute to Leslie Katz, the founder of Eakins Press. Bright and Fine in its original navy-blue wrappers. 12mo, 131 pgs.

$50.00

Fond of Printing: Gordon Craig as Typographer and Illustrator
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Fond of Printing: Gordon Craig as Typographer and Illustrator

By Colin Franklin

New York: The Typophiles, 1980. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Fine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title. ALSO INSCRIBED BY ABE LERNER, THE BOOK'S DESIGNER, at the colophon. A pristine copy to boot of the 1980 1st edition, limited to 500 copies for The Typophiles. Bright and Fine in its duotone cloth. 12mo, Typophile Chap Book 54. Signed by Author.

$50.00

L'Opera Tipografica Di Alberto Tallone: Testimonianze--Descrizione--Commento
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L'Opera Tipografica Di Alberto Tallone: Testimonianze--Descrizione--Commento

By Piero Pellizzari (Introduzione)

Alpignano, Italy: Stamperia Di Alberto Tallone, 1975. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine/Fine. Lavish history of the renowned Italian publishing house and printers located just outside of Turin, Alberto Tallone. A crisp, very well-preserved copy. Clean and Near Fine in a Near Fine example of the glassine dustjacket. Also includes a beige cardboard chemise and a matching slipcase (which is lacking its bottom edge). #182 of 470 copies issued. Thick folio, 182 pgs., text in Italian. Also includes the announcement of the 1994 exhibition at the Grolier Club, "Type as Image: the Work of Alberto Tallone Editore"

$500.00

The Art Deco Book in France
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The Art Deco Book in France

By Gordon N. Ray

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2005. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine. An immaculate copy of the 2005 1st edition. Fine in its oatmeal cloth, with bright gilt-lettering to the front panel and spine. Octavo, 159 pgs. Also includes a TLS from the Bibliographical Society extending this complmentary copy to its former owner, who was one of their members. "This volume contains five lectures that survey in magisterial detail the Art Deco livres d'art of the 1920s. It also contains two chronological indexes and a general index that were not part of the original publication of Mr. Tanselle's edition in Vol. 55 of 'Studies in Bibliography'"

$50.00

Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artists' Book
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Dressing the Text: The Fine Press Artists' Book

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Santa Cruz, CA: The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, 1995. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine. A pristine copy of the 1995 catalogue, issued by The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County. Clean and Fine in its stapled pictorial wrappers. Quarto, 56 pgs.

$50.00

Edizioni Ampersand: Libri in Edizione Limitata
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Edizioni Ampersand: Libri in Edizione Limitata

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Verona, Italy: Edizioni Ampersand, 1996. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A prsitine copy of the 1996 catalogue of Edizioni Ampersand's most recent publications up to date, the series "Le Carte Del Cielo, a collection of 20th century Italian authors. Tight and Fine in its original wrappers. And in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Octavo, text in Italian. Features write-ups and illustrations of the first 7 books in this wonderful series. Also includes a 1 pg. TLS from the publisher of Edizioni Ampersand, Alessandro Zanella.

$50.00

George Parker Winship as Librarian, Typophile and Teacher
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George Parker Winship as Librarian, Typophile and Teacher

By Thomas R. Adams, Martin W. Hutner and Michael B. Winship

The Harvard College Library, 1999. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Fine/Fine. INSCRIBED BY MARTIN W. HUTNER on the half-title, one of the 3 lecturers to deliver this talk on George Parker Winship at the Widner Library at Harvard College, April 17, 1997. A pristine copy to boot:Tight and Fine in its bright, Fine wrappers. Octavo, 53 pgs. Signed by Author.

$50.00

The Typographical Resources of a Country Printer
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The Typographical Resources of a Country Printer

By Foster Macy Johnson

Meriden, CT: Bayberry Hill Press, 1959. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1959 1st edition, #38 of 100 copies issued. Clean and VG+ in its brown cloth. Octavo, 69 pgs. plus bibliography.

$50.00

Soldiers of Lead: An Introduction to Layout and Typography for Use in the Labour Party

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London: The Labour Party, 1948. 1st. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. The 1948 1st edition of this introduction --produced by the British post-War Labour Party--to basic typography and design and layout. Clean and VG in its decorative, stapled wrappers, with light age-toning at the panels. Octavo, 48 pgs., crisp color and black-and-white plates thruout.

$50.00

The Phaedo of Plato
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The Phaedo of Plato

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Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire, England: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1930. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. The 1930 1st edition, #94 of 500 copies issued. Beautifully produced by Robert Gibbings at his Golden Cockerel Press and adorned with ornaments and initial letters by the formidable Eric Gill. Bright and VG in its gilt-decorated green cloth, with lightly-chipped leather spine label. Quarto, 79 pgs. Top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom-edges.

$100.00

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