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A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library.

By [DEWEY Melvil]

Amherst, Mass., 1876. [Actually New York: Brick Row Book Shop, 1941. . Large 8vo, purple stiff wrappers, printed in black: front reads in part "An Historic Pamphlet...."; spine a trifle faded. LIMITED TO 200 copies. Institutionally common, scarce in trade. Facsimile of the original preliminary classification pamphlet sent by Dewey in 1876 to Dr. Ernest Cushing Richardson for his suggestions and criticism. Amusing to read Byrne Hackett's note in the Foreword "The present publication is strictly limited to 200 copies and will not be reprinted."


What Constitutes a Confederate Imprint? Preliminary Suggestions for Bibliographers and Cataloguers [cover title].


Hattiesburg, Miss.: [The Author] The Book Farm, January, 1939. . 8vo, self-wrappers, front printed Heartman (1883-1953), a German emigr was a pivotal figure in the Americana, African-American Studies and bibliographical fields. He authored one of the first catalogued on African Americans and made important contributes to many of the major collections iof the period. His Book Farm was a play on George Ripley's Brook Farm, for Heartman's ambition was to start a Utopian community based on Ripley's ideals. He moved often, from New York and New Jersey to New Orleans, to Biloxi, Mississippi. The last imprints with the Book Farm designation were published in New Braunfels, Texas Heartman edited "The American Collector" and "The American Book Collector," he published well-regarded and carefully detailed bibliographies and reprints as part of his Heartman Historical Series, and produced catalogues for his auctions and mail-order business. Bruce McKinney has a most interesting article on him at There is also a a good article by Peggy Price at:


Alpha of the Plough: Selected Essays. Illustrated with Wood Engravings by Barbara Huart

By [MEDWAY SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFTS. Gardiner Alfred George]

Rochester, Kent: [The School], 1940. . 8vo, tan cloth-covered boards, spine orange cloth; printed paper spine label (somewhat soiled) COPAC and OCLC showing only one holding with this imprint--Cambridge University Library. Interesting piece, produced by the students of the school. The whole was produced "in the clawses of the Typography Department of the Medway School...during the session 1939-40. Layout and arrangement in type by P. J. Reynolds ...Set by students of the "Monotype Composition classes. Head of the Dpartment, Charles L. Pickering under whose direction this book was made and finished in July 1940"


Proofreading in the Fifteenth Century. An Examination of the Evidence Relating to Correctors of the Press at Work in Paris Prior to 1500


Greenwich, Connecticut: CondŽ Nast Press, 1921. . 8vo, pale green wrappers, front printed A previous owner has made some pencil corrections of verb tenses and pronouns, whether for the later printing,we cannot tell, not having the later reprint


The Dolphin


London ,1933.. Numbers 1-4. Complete in 7 parts. Number 4, part 1 is in the first issue (printed wrappers)


Hours in a Library. New Edition


London: Smith Elder & Co., 1899. . 3 vols. 8vo, terracotta cloth, inner hinges cracked; corners bumped


War Blacks Out Celebrations in Shrine Cities of Printing. Rest of world celebrates 500th anniversary of Gutenberg's discovery


Chicago: Invention of Printing Anniversary Committee International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, 1940. . 4to, pink stapled wrappers, front printed A mimeographed press release


Book Prices Current


London: Elliot Stock, 1907. . 8vo, blue cloth, worn. Volumes for the years 1913-1928; plus index volume 1907-1916. Price includes shipping by book rate with the contiguous USA


Book Design: A Catalogue of the Second International Exhibition Arranged by the National Book League


London: Published The Cambridge University Press, 1947. . Slim 8vo, quarter red crushed levant; t.e.g. ;Cockerell paper-covered boards and endpapers, slight wear to front board, by Leighton-Straker


Bookman's Price Index

By McGRATH Daniel

London: various, 1964. . Large 4to, Volumes 1-24, Price includes shipping by book rate within the contiguous USA


A. J. A. Symons: His Life and Speculations

By SYMONS Julian

London: Eyre & Spottiswood, 1950. . 8vo, maroon cloth; front inner hinge cracked, but sound. First Edition


Der Buchdruck; Seine Erfindung; Seine Erfindug und sein Nutzen der Menschheit


Chicago: International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. Invention of Printing Anniversary Committee, 1940. . 4to, purple stapled wrappers, front printed


Bookmen's Trio: Ventures in Literary Philandering


Worcester, Massachusetts: Achille J. St. Onge, 1961. . Marbled paper-covered boards; parachment spine. ONE OF 500 COPIES


The Work of the Merrymount Press with a Notice from the London Times, Some Patrons of the Press, and a List of its Publications


Boston:: [The Compay]: 232 Summer Street, . . 16mo, buff patterned wrappers, printed in black; stapled through the center leaves with two staples which have rusted causing some staining in the gutters--otherwise in remarkably fine condition NOT IN BIANCHI. The Summer Street address (1903-1931) was the fourth location of the Merrymount Press. The Times of London article appeared in September 1912; in the list of publications for 1913 and 1914 are projected


The Vajira–ana National Library of Siam


Bangkok: Bangkok Times Press, 1924. . 8vo, buff wrappers, front printed with overall Siamese decorative pattern Brief history of printing in Siam, organization of the library, a fascinating insight into an Asian library


An American Friend of Southey

By [GROLIER CLUB]. Grannis Ruth Shepard

New York: De Vinne Press, 1913. . 8vo, gray paper-covered boards, paper label on front cover; small abrasion on spine; small scotch tape repair over spine, extending one inch on either side; entire volume slightly soiled. Bookplate on front pastedown ONE OF FIFTY COPIES authored by the second Librarian of the Grolier Club. The subject of the volume is Maria Brooks, also known as Maria del Occidente, the author of Zophiel. There is a short bibliography of her works at the end of the volume


Bookmaking & Kindred Amenities

By [BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS]. Miers Earl Schenck

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press in Association with the Haddon Craftsmen, 1942. . Tall 8vo, blue buckram; light parallel scratching to front cover, visible in raking light ONE OF 1500 COPIES. "Being a Collection of Essays by: Beatrice Warde, Richard Ellis, Carl Purington Rollins, Bennett A. Cerf, George Stevens, Philip Van Doren Stern, Earl Schenck Miers, Lewis Gannett, Lawrance Thompson, Laurence Gomme, Arthur W. Rushmore."


Year Books


Boston,1902.. Numbers I-XVI, lacking No. X. Large 8vo, various bindings; the final two volume have only the inner chemise, one defective; other volumes have the two-part protective covering, slipcase and chemise. ONE OF 500 SETS


A Catalogue of Books

By BOHN Henry C.

London: [The Company], York Street, Covent Garden, 1841. . Very thick (5 inches) 8vo, original marbled boards, red leather spine and tips, worn; front cover and front free endpaper detached The famous Guinea catalogue with the price of "One Guinea" at the foot of spine. One of the largest catalogues ever put out, and certainly the largest when published


A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Drawings and Pictures, Collected by Frederick Locker-Lampson.


London : Bernard Quaritch, 1886. . Illustrated. Tall 8vo, terracotta cloth, tan leather spine--slight wear to extremities; t.e.g., others uncut. ONE OF 150 COPIES PRINTED FOR SALE (of a total of 250).


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