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image of A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK.

A LITTLE HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK.

by Folmsbee, Beulah.

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Published
[1965].
Condition
Very good
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$10.00

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Boston, MA: The Horn Book, Inc., [1965]., [1965].. Very good. - 16mo [5-1/2 inches high by 3-7/8 inches wide], decorative blue, tan & cream boards titled in blue on a cream ground on the front cover. There is a tiny chip to the head & another to the tail of the spine with minor soiling to the… Read more
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image of BROADSIDE designed by HERMANN ZAPF as a keepsake for the Advertising Typographers Association. Illustrated in color by Zapf with quotes from J.S. Mill and D.B. Updike.

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The Advertising Typographers Association, 1965., 1965.. Good. - An original 20-1/2 inch high by 14 inch wide broadside on creamy watermarked stock. A quote from John Stuart Mill on the subject of art & science is handsomely printed in black & red with a handsome illustration of geometric forms representing science printed in red within an attractive green… Read more
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image of POME HONORING A MASTER PRINTER 1926-1961. [A keepsake commemorating Joseph Blumenthal's 35th anniversary as a printer, most likely printed at the Spiral Press].

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[The Spiral Press], (1961)., (1961).. Fine. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide broadsheet, with an attached blank, handsomely printed on fine cream stock. Printed in black with the attractive Norse triskelion device printed in red beneath the title, the playful keepsake poem reads: "POME Honoring a MASTER Printer 1926-1961 / Joe Blumenthal is quite a… Read more
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$75.00
image of BOOK TYPOGRAPHY 1815-1965 In Europe and the United States of America.

BOOK TYPOGRAPHY 1815-1965 In Europe and the United States of America.

by Baudin, Fernand; Blanchard, Gerard; Vox, Maximilien; et al. Day, Kenneth; editor.

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Published
(1966).
Condition
Very good
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$15.00

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(Chicago): The University of Chicago Press, (1966)., (1966).. Very good. - Octavo, gray cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & lightly chipped and its spine is faded. xxiii & 401 pages. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white facsimiles. There is a small area of soiling to the bottom edge. Very good. First… Read more
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image of FIFTY-FIVE RARE BOOKS FROM THE BOTANICAL LIBRARY OF MRS. ROY ARTHUR HUNT / Loaned for an Exhibition in Honor of the Botanical Society of America at Their Summer Meeting Ann Arbor, August 1949.

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Ann Arbor, MI: Clements Library, 1949., 1949.. Good. - Quarto [12-5/8 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide, softcover bound in printed olive green wraps. The binding is bumped with the overlapping edges of the covers creased. The spine,and the adjacent & top edges of the wraps are faded. [viii] & 55 pages. 8 full-page illustrations in black &… Read more
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$25.00
image of EARLY HULL PRINTERS AND BOOKSELLERS: An Account of the Printing, Bookselling and Allied Trades from their Beginnings to 1840.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorks., U.K.: Kingston-upon-Hull City Council, 1982., 1982.. Good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are bound between a black-and-white pictorial cover sheet & a plain white rear cover sheet with a black plastic ring binder. The rear cover sheet is soiled with minor soiling to the front cover. Title & 274… Read more
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image of TYPES BEST REMEMBERED: A Collection of Observations...by Various People Charitably Disposed to an Expatriate Editor / TYPES BEST FORGOTTEN: A Collection of Observations...by Various People Uncharitably Disposed to All Sorts of Different Things.

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(Kirkland, WA): Parsimony Press, (1993)., (1993).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in decorative wraps. Unpaginated, including numerous type samples with commentary by many different authors. Near fine. This book is in two separate sections, one to be read from the front cover forwards, the other to be read in the opposite direction, starting from the rear cover. At… Read more
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$20.00
image of R. L. STUART'S LIBRARY. [LARGE PAPER COPY, ISSUED IN PARTS, OF THE

R. L. STUART'S LIBRARY. [LARGE PAPER COPY, ISSUED IN PARTS, OF THE "PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW YORK"].

by (French, Eli). Wynne, James (1814-1871).

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Published
[1860].
Condition
Very good
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$150.00

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New York: Eli French, [1860]., [1860].. Very good. LARGE PAPER EDITION, ISSUED IN PARTS, INSCRIBED BY THE SUBJECT ROBERT L. STUART TO THE PUBLISHER ELI FRENCH - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in printed plain light green wraps. There are minor stains to the covers and the spine is heavily chipped. 20 pages… Read more
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image of RICHARD GRANT WHITE'S LIBRARY. [LARGE PAPER COPY, ISSUED IN PARTS, OF THE

RICHARD GRANT WHITE'S LIBRARY. [LARGE PAPER COPY, ISSUED IN PARTS, OF THE "PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW YORK"].

by (French, Eli). Wynne, James (1814-1871).

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1860].
Condition
Fair
Item Price
$175.00

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New York: Eli French, [1860]., [1860].. Fair. LARGE PAPER EDITION, ISSUED IN PARTS, INSCRIBED BY THE SUBJECT RICHARD GRANT WHITE TO THE PUBLISHER ELI FRENCH - Quarto, 11-3/4 inches high by 8 inches wide. Softcover, bound in plain light green wraps. The chipped covers are detached, but present, and the spine has perished. 22 pages with large borders.… Read more
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image of DIE GOTISCHEN SCHRIFTARTEN.

DIE GOTISCHEN SCHRIFTARTEN.

by Crous, Ernst; and Kirchner, Joachim.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
1928.
Condition
Good
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$45.00

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Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1928., 1928.. Good. - Quarto, 11-7/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Natural buckram titled in brown on the front cover and the spine. The covers are soiled with wear to the edges and corners. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 46 & [2] pages of text plus 64 plates illustrating… Read more
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image of RAYMOND CARVER: A Bibliographical Checklist. (In American Book Collector. Volume 8, Number 1, New Series. January 1987.

RAYMOND CARVER: A Bibliographical Checklist. (In American Book Collector. Volume 8, Number 1, New Series. January 1987.

by (Carver, Raymond). Stull, William L.; compiler.

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Published
1987.
Condition
Very good
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$20.00

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(Ossining, NY: The Moretus Press, Inc.), 1987., 1987.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial white wraps. There are tiny chips to the head & tail of the spine. 56 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>Among the other articles in this issue are "the Triumph of Wood; The Art of the Victorian Wood Engraver" by Rodney Engen… Read more
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image of THE FIFTH BOOK AUCTION. Sardi's Restaurant....Tuesday Evening, March 21, 1939.

THE FIFTH BOOK AUCTION. Sardi's Restaurant....Tuesday Evening, March 21, 1939.

by The American Institute of Graphic Arts.

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Published
1939.
Condition
Very good
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$65.00

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New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1939., 1939.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed pink wrappers with a vignette in black on the front cover. The bottom corner of the front wrap is creased with a tiny chip. Unpaginated. Very good. Catalogue for an AIGA book auction held at Sardi's restaurant in New York… Read more
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image of SO MUCH DEPENDS ON A MAN, A WOMAN, A DOG, A BIRD, AND A BANANA IN A ROOM... (Cover title). Art from The Illustrators Workshop on Classic Crest Text and Cover from Neenah Paper.

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(Neenah, WI): Neenah Paper, circa [1988]., [1988].. Very good. - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], softcover. The contents are laid into a white stiff paper slipcase with color vignettes on the front panel. A 4-page introduction by Neenah Paper is bound in. The corners of the slipcase & the top edge of its front panel… Read more
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$35.00
image of BIBLIO-TYPOGRAPHICA: A Survey of Contemporary Fine Printing Style.

BIBLIO-TYPOGRAPHICA: A Survey of Contemporary Fine Printing Style.

by Johnston, Paul.

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Published
1930.
Condition
Good
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$20.00

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New York: Covici, Friede, 1930., 1930.. Good. - Quarto [10-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], reddish brown cloth with a printed label on the spine. The corners of the covers are lightly bumped. The spine is darkened with its tail rubbed. The label is darkened, rubbed & chipped. [x] & 303 pages. Illustrated with numerous facsimiles in… Read more
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image of AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED IN THE THIRD PERSON BY BOOKMAN, COLLECTOR AND MUSEUM DIRECTOR SIR SYDNEY COCKERELL.

AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION SIGNED IN THE THIRD PERSON BY BOOKMAN, COLLECTOR AND MUSEUM DIRECTOR SIR SYDNEY COCKERELL.

by Cockerell, Sir Sydney. (1867-1962). British bookman and collector who was director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, U.K.

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Published
1954.
Condition
Fine
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Kew, Richmond, Surrey, U.K. 12 December, 1954., 1954.. Fine. - 12 words penned on an approximately 7-3/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide sheet of cream-colored note paper, signed in the 3rd person: "With Sydney Cockerells love and best wishes for 1955 / Kew 12 Dec 1954". Folded once for mailing. Fine. Sir Sydney Cockerell [1867-1962] was a… Read more
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COPY OF THE TYPED "MINUTES OF THE COLUMBIAD CLUB MEETING" INITIALED TWICE by E. HAROLD HUGO as clerk of the Columbiad Club.

by Hugo, E. Harold (1910-1985). Printing pioneer who worked his way up to become president of The Meriden Gravure Company.

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Published
[1941].
Condition
Good
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$150.00

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Bethany, Connecticut, circa [1941]., [1941].. Good. - Over 400 words typed on 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide onion skin paper, consisting of the minutes of the club's "Meeting held September 23 at Ed Rudge's Home in Bethany". The word "COPY" is stamped in red on the verso. Parker Allen, Harold Hugo, Carl Rollins and Ed Rudge… Read more
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image of IN THE SERVICE OF SCHOLARSHIP: Harold Hugo_The Meriden Gravure Company.

IN THE SERVICE OF SCHOLARSHIP: Harold Hugo & The Meriden Gravure Company.

by (Hugo, E. Harold). Glick, William J.

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Published
2017.
Condition
Very good
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$50.00

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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017., 2017.. Very good. - Quarto, 10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide. Rust orange cloth titled in silver on the spine, in a pictorial dust wrapper. xi, [i], 195 & [1] pages, with color and black & white illustrations throughout. Near fine. Limited edition of 500 copies."In the Service of Scholarship… Read more
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image of AN ARCHIVE CONSISTING OF 12 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED by E. HAROLD HUGO to PARKER BREESE ALLEN, President of THE MERIDEN GRAVURE COMPANY, chronicling Hugo's 1931-1932 sales trips on behalf of the printing company which specialized in very high quality image reproduction.

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Little Rock, Arkansas; Dayton, Ohio; et al. 1931 through 1932. [1931]., [1931].. - A collection of 12 letters penned by E. Harold Hugo addressed to Parker Breese Allen, President of the Meriden Gravure Company, chronicling Hugo's sales trips on behalf of the printing company. Hugo's letters are preceded by a March 27th, 1931 Inter-Office letter from Parker Allen to… Read more
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$750.00
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Dallas: De Golyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2019., 2019.. Fine. - Quarto, 10-1/8 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, perfect bound in printed brown wraps with an illustration of a vintage broadside advertising Walt Whitman's books on the front cover and that of a signed portrait of Whitman on the verso. xiv, 49 & [1] pages, richly… Read more
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image of THE AMERICAN PRINTER. Volume 89, No. 2. August 1929.

THE AMERICAN PRINTER. Volume 89, No. 2. August 1929.

by (Hubbard, Elbert; Morris Reiss Press; Beals, Victor; et al).

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Published
1929.
Condition
Good
Item Price
$95.00

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New York: The American Printer, Inc., 1929., 1929.. Good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in decorative light tan & red wraps by Huxley House. The wraps are lightly foxed, soiled & bumped with a stain to the front cover The spine & extremities are darkened with the head of the spine chipped.… Read more
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$95.00