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Samples: A Book Containing Fine Illustrations and Fine Pages from the Books to be Published by the Limited Editions Club in its Sixth Series
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Samples: A Book Containing Fine Illustrations and Fine Pages from the Books to be Published by the Limited Editions Club in its Sixth Series

By Allen, Harvey, and Limited Editions Club

The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1935. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Brown and black gilt-stamped paper wraps, spiral binding, approx. 42 pages, contains samples for The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson, A Christmas Carol, Green Mansions: A Romance of the Tropical Forest, The Canterbury Tales, Slovenly Peter, Utopia, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Typee: A Romance of the South Seas, The Voice of the City and Other Stories, The House of the Seven Gables, Ulysses, includes illustrations by various illustrators. Wraps rubbed, creased at corners, inch of separation at spiral binding bottom front wrap, small stain at top of sample pages for Slovenly Peter, not affecting images or text. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 11 oz. Category: Books on Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011775. .

$100.00

The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914
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The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914

By Ray, Gordon N

The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, 1976. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Blue gilt-stamped wraps, (xxxiii), 336 pages, Appendix, Bibliography, Index of Artists, Index of Authors and Titles, profusely illustrated in black and white with 2 color plates, including frontispiece. Spine sunned, covers have some light marks, top edge of text block stained. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 8 oz. Category: Books on Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011657. .

$25.00

Dante Interpreted: A Brief Summary of the Life, Times, and Character of Dante, with an Analysis of the Divine Comedy and Original Translations in the Spenserian Stanza
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Dante Interpreted: A Brief Summary of the Life, Times, and Character of Dante, with an Analysis of the Divine Comedy and Original Translations in the Spenserian Stanza

By Wilson, Epiphanius

G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1899. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Navy gilt-stamped cloth over boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, (v), 201 pages, Index. Corners and spine ends bumped and worn, gilt on top edge scratched and lightly soiled, finger soil on front end papers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Literature & Literary; Books on Books. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011386. .

$20.00

Quarto-Millenary: The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years 1929-1954 of the Limited Editions Club
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Quarto-Millenary: The First 250 Publications and the First 25 Years 1929-1954 of the Limited Editions Club

By Limited Editions Club

The Limited Editions Club, New York, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Copy 82 of 2250. Black leather spine and front cover embossment with red cloth over boards and red gilt-stamped paper spine title plate, (xiv), 295 pages, Bibliography, Index of the Titles, Index of the Authors, Index of the Illustrators, other Indexes, profusely illustrated with examples of previous publications' title pages and illustrations. Covers rubbed, spine ends worn and chipped. In original black slip case that is heavily chipped, rubbed, and stained. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 1 oz. Category: Books on Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011333. .

$70.00

A Guide-Book to the Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning
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A Guide-Book to the Poetic and Dramatic Works of Robert Browning

By Cooke, George Willis

Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston & New York, 1901. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Top edge gilt in good condition. Green gilt stamped cloth over boards, original albumen photo portrait of Browning tipped in on the front free end paper, xvi, 451 pages, Index, Leading Events in Robert Browning's Life. Gilt on spine a little faded, covers scuffed, lightly soiled, remnants of an small article pasted onto front paste down, page with the photograph is rippled, previous owner name and date on top of front fly leaf interior pages moderately toned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz. Category: Books on Books; Literature & Literary. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 011052. .

$40.00

Rare Books: STC and Wing Titles, Illustrated Books, an Important Group of Dard Hunter Works on Papermaking, Works by Artists of Israel, Sale Number 2612 Public Auction Wednesday November 8 1967, Parke- Bernet Galleries Inc
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Rare Books: STC and Wing Titles, Illustrated Books, an Important Group of Dard Hunter Works on Papermaking, Works by Artists of Israel, Sale Number 2612 Public Auction Wednesday November 8 1967, Parke- Bernet Galleries Inc

By Various

Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc, New York, 1967. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Side stapled illustrated wraps, an auction catalogue for an auction held November 8, 1967 in New York City, [2], thirty-two pages, two black-and-white photographs, owners included William H. Kresch and Dean S. Edmonds both of New York City. Wraps are moderately soiled, corners lightly bumped, pencil notation on top corner front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 0 oz. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Books; Books on Books. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010225. .

$25.00

A History of the Art of Bookbinding with Some Account of the Books of the Ancients
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A History of the Art of Bookbinding with Some Account of the Books of the Ancients

By Brassington, W. Salt [Editor]

Macmillan & Co, New York, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First American Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. No date, but Preface dated 1893. Brown blind stamped illustrated cloth over boards, gilt stamped on spine, deckle edges, top edge gilt in good condition, decorated end papers, color frontispiece with tissue, title page in red and black printing, "illustrated with numerous engravings and photographic reproductions of ancient bindings in color (8 with tissues) and monotints", xvi, 277 pages, [3], Index, short Memoir of John Hannett. Corners and spine ends bumped with wear, front hinge cracked and pulling away from binding a bit, front free end paper has 6 inch tear running along gutter, pages toned, general wear along edges of boards and along spine. From the Preface: "[This book] is based upon a useful and now scarce little book entitled 'An Inquiry into the Nature and Form of the Books of the Ancients', by John Hannett. At Mr. Hannett's request I undertook to revise, rearrange, and rewrite his treatise, so that this history is practically a new one." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 010191. .

$240.00

A Bibliography of James Russell Lowell
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A Bibliography of James Russell Lowell

By Cooke, George Willis [Compiler]

Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston & New York, 1906. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This is copy 504 of five hundred fifty copies printed. Burgundy cloth over boards, paper spine label, frontispiece portrait with tissue of Lowell, deckle edges, many pages unopened, ix, 208 pages, Chronological list of Lowell's works, bibliographies of Lowell, works edited by Lowell, addresses and speeches, notices and criticisms, manuscripts, extra spine label tipped in at back cover. Spine label chipped and partly missing (extra label tipped in at back of book), bottom back corner bumped, boards lightly scuffed. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference; Books on Books. Inventory No: 009863. .

$25.00

A Bibliography of Nathaniel Hawthorne
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A Bibliography of Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Browne, Nina E. [Compiler]

Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston & New York, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Limited Numbered Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This is copy 504 of five hundred fifty copies printed. Burgundy cloth over boards, paper spine label, frontispiece portrait with tissue of Nathaniel Hawthorne, deckle edges, many pages unopened, ix, 215 pages, chronological list of Hawthorne's works, pseudonyms used by Hawthorne, bibliographies of Hawthorne, alphabetical list of Hawthorne's works, Index to authors and magazine cited, extra spine label tipped in at back cover. Bumped at spine ends, spine label badly chipped and mostly missing (extra label tipped in at back of book). In Fine condition otherwise. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference; Books on Books. Inventory No: 009862. .

$45.00

Origins of the Book: Egypt's Contribution to the Development of the Book from Papyrus to Codex
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Origins of the Book: Egypt's Contribution to the Development of the Book from Papyrus to Codex

By Hussein, Mohamed A

New York Graphic Society Ltd, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. First American Edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White blind stamped cloth over boards, illustrated endpapers, 135 pages, Bibliography, captions to the illustrations, forty-two color, sixty-eight black-and-white photographs, sixteen line drawings. In a color illustrated dust jacket that is lightly toned, very lightly bumped along top edges, top corners and head of spine. In a very good slipcase which is sunned around the perimeter. "This book covers the various languages and scripts used at different times, kinds of writing implements, subjects considered worth recording in books, book illustration, and the great finds of early books in the excavations of the 19th and 20th centuries. The transition from the papyrus roll to the codex - made first of papyrus, later parchment and finally paper - is the framework around which all these and many other aspects of the development of the book are dealt with." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Books on Books; Inventory No: 009741. .

$25.00

Printer's ABECEDARIUM
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Printer's ABECEDARIUM

By McCrillis, John O. C. and McCrillis, Susan C. [Editor]

David R. Godine, Publisher, Boston, 1974. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Small 4to. Blue gilt stamped cloth over boards, color illustrated end papers, 58 pages. In a color illustrated dust jacket that is chipped at top corners, bumped at spine ends and bottom corners. "This particular example of alphabet books is unashamedly directed at the typo phile, for the letters of its alphabet are derived from the celebrated two-color initials of Gutenberg's Catholicon, and each initial has been granted a page of its own. On facing pages are concise biographies of the greatest printers, from Aldus to Zanier, Baskerville to Ybarra, defining their influence and explaining their importance." Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Books on Books. ISBN: 0879231076. ISBN/EAN: 9780879231071. Inventory No: 009671. .

$25.00

The History of the Illustrated Book: The Western Tradition
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The History of the Illustrated Book: The Western Tradition

By Harthan, John

Thames & Hudson, London, 1997. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition/No Dust Jacket. First softcover edition. Size: 4to. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. 465 illustrations, thirty-three in color, 288 pages, Index, Bibliographical Note. Wraps lightly scuffed. "In this renowned survey of the book as art, John Harthan stresses the artist's response to his text, as well as the visual quality of the page. Manuscripts in printed books have been illustrated in every Western artistic style, and the artists represented here range from Ancient Egypt to modern Manhattan, from the Master of the Leaping Figures to Henri Matisse." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Art & Design. ISBN: 0500279462. ISBN/EAN: 9780500279465. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 009590. . 9780500279465

$25.00

From the Books of Laurence Hutton
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From the Books of Laurence Hutton

By Hutton, Laurence

Harper and Brothers, New York, 1892. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good/None Issued. Size: 16mo. Lovely tipped in letter written in longhand and signed by the author to the previous owner of this copy, Charles W. Pilgrim: "I am glad to think that my little book pleases you/Very sincerely yours Laurence Hutton." Also tipped in is the front of the envelope with stamp postmarked "London 92." Very nice copy, clean, no writing or marks, binding sound. three-quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, gilt stamped and decorated on spine, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, ribbon place marker, frontis with tissue of the author, v + 182 pp., Index. From the Preface: "From the books of my own library, comfortably rich in the literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, I have gathered these oddities and curiosities of Books." Chapters cover Bookplates; Grangerism and Grangerites; Portraits of Mary Queen of Scots; Portrait Inscriptions; Poetical Dedications; and Poetical Inscriptions. From Wikipedia: Laurence Hutton (1843-1904) was an American essayist and critic, born in New York City and educated privately there. He was an inveterate traveler and for about 20 years spent his summers abroad. From about 1870 he contributed continually to periodicals. from 1886 to 1898 he was the literary editor of Harper's Magazine. Leather is scuffed/worn at the corners, some light scratches on leather alongside the spine (spine itself very nice, gilt bright), previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down and two numbers written in period ink in Charles Pilgrim's hand (he categorized all of his books); some light toning at top edges of pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 0 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 005536. .

$60.00

The Graphic Arts
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The Graphic Arts

By Johnson, H. William

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1942. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good-/No Dust Jacket. Size: 4to. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Illustrated paper wraps, vii, 160 pages, illustrated in b & w. Covers soiled, corners and spine ends bumped with a one inch piece at bottom of spine separating. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Art & Design. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 002929. .

$15.00

The American Scholar: A Study in Litterae Inhumaniores

By Foerster, Norman

The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Blue gilt stamped cloth over boards, 66 pages.Corners and spine ends bumped a little, spine discolored a bit, previous owner's signature on both front endpapers (neatly). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 10 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Inventory No: 001624. .

$10.00

A. L. A. Catalog 1904: 8,000 Volumes for a Popular Library, with Notes Part 1: Class List
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A. L. A. Catalog 1904: 8,000 Volumes for a Popular Library, with Notes Part 1: Class List

By Dewey, Melvil (editor)

Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C, 1904. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good-/No Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dark green gilt stamped cloth over boards, 404 pages. Prepared by the New York State Library and the Library of Congress under the auspices of the American Library Association Publishing Board. Corners are bumped, spine ends bumped with a little wear, covers are stained with something that splattered on them, owner's signature on front free endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 3 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Inventory No: 001146. .

$15.00

Books and Battles of the Twenties
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Books and Battles of the Twenties

By Cleaton, Irene and Allen

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1937. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Illustrated with photographs, 282 pages, reddish gilt stamped cloth over boards. In an illustrated dust jacket that is chipped, corners bumped, and some sort of stain runs along bottom of dust jacket near front and rear flaps (does not affect book). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 11 oz. Category: Books on Books; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 000410. .

$20.00

The English Essay
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The English Essay

By Wickham, Joseph F

No Publisher Stated, New York, 1923. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed by Author. Size: Small 8vo. Green paper over boards, signed and inscribed by author on front free end paper, 34 pages. Corners and spine ends bumped with some wear, particularly at head of spine, pencil notes and some underlining throughout text, inner hinge cracked, but pages tight. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 lb 6 oz. Category: Books on Books; Books; Essays & Literary Criticism. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 001800. .

$12.00

The Lithographers Manual: A Manual Designed to Help the Lithographer with Selling, Production and Management
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The Lithographers Manual: A Manual Designed to Help the Lithographer with Selling, Production and Management

By Soderstrom, Walter E

Waltwin Publishing Company, New York, 1940. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Size: 4to. Text body is clean and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Red gilt stamped cloth over boards, 329 pages, two pages for taking notes, illustrated. Covers are soiled moderately particularly front cover, wear to gilt title on front cover, corners and spine ends bumped with wear, front hinge weak. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz. Category: Art & Design; Books; Books on Books. Inventory No: 001703. .

$15.00

The Picture Reference File: Volume I A Compendium
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The Picture Reference File: Volume I A Compendium

By Hart, Harold [Editor]

Hart Publishing Company, Inc, New York, 1976. Edition Unstated. Hardcover. Very Good-/Good. Size: Folio. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Ex library. A collection of 2,228 pictures suitable for reproduction, in the public domain, in various subject areas such as transportation, reptiles, ships, trades, toys, village scenes, mobs & riots etc. A complete Index is provided. Brown cloth, 396 pages. Book has usual library marking and stamps, front hinge is loose. In an illustrated dust jacket that is chipped at spine ends and corners, two inch tear on back at bottom corner, lightly soiled, spine faded. Endflaps are glued to boards. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz. Category: Books on Books; Art & Design. ISBN: 0805511601. Inventory No: 003180. . This is a heavy book which may require extra shipping charges.

$45.00

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