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Companionable Books

By Van Dyke, Henry

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Octavo. ix (iii), 391 pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, list of 8 illustrations, I. The Book of Books; II. Poetry in the Psalms; III. the Good Enchantment of Dickens; IV. Thackery and Real Men; V. George Eliot and Real Women; VI. The Poet of Immortal Yourth (Keats); The Recovery of Joy (Wordsworth); VIII. "The Glory of the Imperfect" (Browning); IX. A Quaint Comrade by Quiet Streams (Walton); X. A Sturdy Beliver (Samuel Johnson); XI. A Puritan Plus Poetry (Emerson); XII. An Adventurer in a Velvet Jacket (Stevenson). First Edition, 1922. Only the slightest edge wear to boards with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine. No markings, tight binding, page surfaces clean, cloth crisp. 5" x 7.75." Blue cloth with blind-stamped decorative color floral pattern and gilt lettering on front board and spine. In removable mylar protector.


The Invention of Printing in China and Its Spread Westward

By Carter, Thomas Francis

New York: Columbia University Press, 1931. Revised Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. xxvi, 282 pp, about the author, list of 17 b&w illustrations, introduction, large fold-out chart of chronolody of paper and printing's spread westward, Part I. The Background of Printing in China; Part II. Block Printing in China; Part III. The Course of Block Printing Westward: IV. Printing with Movable Type; notes, bibliography. Revised from @1925 First Edition, October 1931. "The gathering together and correlating of the source material from different ages and different part of the world has been largely a virgin field. It is this which has made the work at the same time difficult and inspiring." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Inked name on front pastedown. 1 1/4"X1"X3/4" triange chip to top edge rear panel dj with an additional small chip and minor edge wear with age-toned spine and partially age-toned panels of same. Top edge slightly speckled with foxing, also lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt bordered panels and lettering to spine.


The Heritage of the English Library

By Irwin, Raymond

New York: Hafner Publishing Company, 1964. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 296 pp, foreword, I. The Written Work; II. The Golden Chain; III. Circumstantial Evidence; IV. Hellas; V. The Roman Public Libraries; VI. Classical Bibliography; VII. Cassiodorus Senator; VIII. The Religious Life and Learning; IX. S. Robert of Lincoln and the Oxford Greyfriars; X. Richard de Bury; XI. Evidences of Literacy; XII. The Approach to a National Library in England; XIII. Parish Libraries; XIV. The Study and the Sofa; list of sources, index. First Edition, 1964. "The author's particular interests are in the social and intellectual background against which libraries have prospered, the roots in the classical and medieval periods from which they have sprung, the continuity of the library tradition from Aristotle to the 1960s, and its close association with the progress of education and scholarship." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. age-toned spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and red top text block edge.


Will H. Bradley: A Bibliographical Guide
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Will H. Bradley: A Bibliographical Guide

By Bambace, Anthony (Compiled by)

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1995. First Trade Edition. Hard Cover. As New. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xxiii, 216 pp, preface, acknowledgments, introduction, Biography; Section A. Book Work; B. Books That Use Bradley Designs; C. Possible Bradley Book Work; D. Magazine and Newspaper Covers, Illustrations, and Advertisements; E. Poster Designs; F. Other Selected Design Work; slected bibliography, author index, title index, publisher indexwith b&w illustrations throughout. First Trade Edition, 1995. "William Henry Bradley (1868-1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the "Dean of American Designers" by The Saturday Evening Post, and was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century. Bradley's artistic style is considered a branch of Art Nouveau (where he was considered the foremost illustrator and poster designer of this movement) though it draws heavily from the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Japanese block printing. His work was often compared to that of his English contemporary, Aubrey Beardsley, so much so that some critics dismissed him as simply 'The American Beardsley', even though, Bradley was already an established artist by the time Beardsley's designs became popular in England in 1894. Bradley's primary medium was posters, at the time a developing art form. Poster art was pioneered at the turn of the century by French artists like Jules Chéret and Toulouse-Lautrec, but Bradley is credited with popularizing the two-dimensional poster style in the United States." Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia.Tan cloth with black lettering to spine.


Printing at the Whittington Press, 1972-1994. An Exhibition at the Grolier Club, New York,. 28 September -- 18 November 1994. [Signed by John Randle]

By Randle, John; Dreyfus, John and Mark Batty

International Typeface Corporation and The Grolier Club, 1994. Limited First Edition. Soft Cover - Folding Wraps. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 63 (1) pp, acknowledgments The Whittington Press --- An Appreciation by Mark Batty; Types at Whittington by John Randle; A Critical Appreciation of Matrix Nos. 1-13 by John Dreyfus; Part 1. Before the Whittington Press; Part 2. The Hand-Setting Days; Part 3. Monotype Setting comes to the whittington Press; Part 4. Matrix: A Review for Printrs and Bibliophiles with b&w illustrations throughout. First Printing, 1994. Limited to 250 Copies Signed by John Randle. Only the faintest wear to top edge spine rear wrapper, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Stiff-paper wrapper with floral illustration and gilt lettering to front wrapper, and gilt lettering to spine.


The Strange Necessity. The Autobiography: Resolutions and Reminiscence to 1969

By Anderson, Margaret

New York: Horizon Press. 1969. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 223 pp, Mise en scene: illstrations, five forewords, Part I: The Life of Art; The Art of Life. Part II: Remembrance of Things Past; "Que le Jour Recommence"; The Mysterious Energy; "Et Que le Jour Finisse. First Edition, 1969. "Margaret Caroline Anderson (1886-1973) was the American founder, editor and publisher of the art and literary magazine The Little Review, which published a collection of modern American, English and Irish writers between 1914 and 1929. The periodical is most noted for introducing many prominent American and British writers of the 20th century, such as Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot in the United States, and publishing the first thirteen chapters of James Joyce's then-unpublished novel, Ulysses." Price clipped. Small chip to bottom edge front panel dj with a closed tear to top edge rear panel, and age-spine of same. Only the faintest wear to bottom fore-edge corner tip with fading to blue of top text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown half-cloth with blue paper- covered boards, gilt motif to front board, gilt lettering to spine, illustrated endpapers.


Rosenbach: a Biography

By Wolf, Edwin, 2nd / Fleming, John F.

Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1960. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Large Octavo. 620 pp, stated First Edition, frontispiece - portrait of Rosenbach by Nikol Schattenstein, preface, 31 chapters, 8 b&w plates following p. 288, index. about the authors. Booklore galore - fully described anecdotes buying and selling among the socially registered elites - early twentieth century. Text block clean, pages unmarked, cover cloth excellent. DJ shows minor surface wear (white traces) along fr foreedge & top spine,,else Very Good. 6.7" x 9.6" red cloth boards in illustrated DJ (DJ in clear mylar protectorj).


The Vera Brittain Archive in Mc Master University Library Part I, II & III (Complete)

By Smart, Terry, Charlotte Stewart and Norma Smith

Hamilton, ON: Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University. 1977. F First Edition. S Paperback. Very Good +. Part I: xii, 101pp, list of b&w illustrations, foreword by William B. Ready, introduction, A. Major Published and Unpublished Manuscripts; B. Contributions to Books; C. Juvenilia; D. Journals and Diaries; E. Scrapbooks and Albums; F. Lectures. Part II: viii, 123 pp, list of b&w illustrations and photographs, preface, G. Published -- Articles, Pamphlets, Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor. Part III: vii, 115 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, H. Subject Listing of Published and Unpublished Articles, Book Reviews, and Letters to the Editor; I. Unpublished Articles, Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor; Addenda to Parts I and II.. Compiled by Terry Smart and Charlotte Stewart, with the assistance of Norma Smith. Research News series, Vol. 4, Nos. 3, 4 and 5 (1977-1979). "Vera Brittain, writer, lecturer, pacifist, and feminist, was born on 29 December 1893 at Newcastle-under-Lyme. She went up to Somerville College, Oxford in 1914 but left to serve as a VAD nurse in World War I. She returned to Oxford after the war where she became friends with Winifred Holtby, a budding novelist. She married George Catlin in 1925 and became the mother of two children. Her most well-known book is Testament of Youth (1933) about her experiences in World War I. During World War II she was a leading member of the Peace Pledge Union. She died in London on 29 March 1970." Some pencelled marginala marks. Part III has a slightly warn spine taped at the bottom. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Paperback journal.


Franks Bequest. Catalogue of British and American Book Plates Bequeathed to the Trustees of the British Museum by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks. Volume II

By Howe, E. R. J. Gambier

London: British Museum. 1904. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. Volume II: 443 pp, list of 6 b&w illustrations, Franks Collection of Book Plates, H-R. First Edition, 1904. Minor wear with age-toned prelims and endpapers only. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with in blind paneling to boards and gilt lettering to spine.


An Essay Towards an Indian Bibliogaphy. Being a Catalogue of Books, Relating to the History, Antiquities, Languages, Customs, Religion, Wars, Literature, and Origin of the American Indians, in the Library of Thomas W. Field

By Field, Thomas W.

Columbus, OH: Long's College Book Co, 1951. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. Subtitle: With Bibliographical and Historical Notes, and Synopses of the Contents of Some of the Works Least Known: 430 pp, preface, Indian Bibliography A-Z. Reprint of the Scribner, Armstrong, and Co. Edition of 1873. Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining or highlighting. Dark-blue cloth with red title plate and gilt lettering to spine.


Image and Maker: An Annual Dedicated to the Consideration of Book Illustration

By Darling, Harold; Neumeyer, Peter

La Jolla, CA: Green Tiger Press. 1984. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. v, 56 pp, Preface by Harold Darling, Notes on Contributors, Introduction by Peter Neumeyer, How Picture Books Work by Perry Nodelman, What Manner of Beast? Illustrations of " Beauty and the Beast by Stephen Canham, Luther Daniels Bradley: Guide to the Great Somewhere-or-Other by Helen Borgens, Jessie Willcox Smith by Carolyn Haywood, the Great Catalogs: An Alternate Way to Study Early Children's Book Illustrations by Kenneth E. Luther, Bibliography of Illustrations. Includes numerous b&w illustrations, and 29 sumptuously colored, tipped-in plates, some of extreme rarity. Forgotten and undiscovered traasures as well as familiar favorites are the subjects of this first issue of Image and Maker. This issue contains hitheto unpublished and specially written articles on great children's book catalogues; reminiscences by an illustrious Illustrator- author; a lively critical essay on the picture book; a study of Beauty's Beasts; and a revival of the enexcusably neglected Luther Daniels Bradley. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth. Blind-stamped brown cloth.


Dukedom Large Enough

By Randall, David A.

New York: Random House. 1969. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiv, 368 (1) pp, list of 21 b&w illustrations, apologia, Apprentice Years, 1929-1935: Scribner's; Scribner's Files; Scribner's Catalogues; Modern Manuscripts; Collections My Two Ventures in Modern Publishing; The Permanent Questionaire; Gutenberg and the Book of Books; William Blake through The J. K. Lily Collection et al.; index. 1969 reprint of the 1962 First Edition. "The author, who, appointed head of Scribner's Rare Book Department, a position he held for20 years before becoming, in 1956, librarian of the famousLilly Collection (which he had a lot to do with putting together) at Indiana University. He provides reminiscences of a rare book dealer from 1929- 1956; an intimate and instructive picture of this fascinating occupation. Most of the famous collectors and dealers of the rare book world appear in the anecdotes with which this book is studded. The literary history and its personalities include Blake, Scott, Byron, Shelley and Keats, Poe, Melville, Audubon, Hitler and Churchill, to name a few." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 1" closed tear to top fore-edge corner dj with minute chip, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean and bright; tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and light-black top text block edge.


The Printer's Composition Matrix: a History of Its Origin and Development (Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book)

By Huss, Richard E.

New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 1985. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Quarto. x + 57 pp, introduction, 9 chapters, 8 glossy b&w plates, appendices, afterword, postscript, references, index, colophon. Text with figures, footnotes, Previous owner's name (Richard E. Huss - the author) inscriped on ffep, else clean and unmarked. Brown cloth boards, gilt cover & spine design lettering. Binding tight, pages & cloth near fine. 8" x 10.8" brown cloth boards.


Die Buchillustration des XVIII. Jahrhunderts in Deutschland, Osterreich und der Schweiz. [3 Bande]

By Lanckoronska, Maria und Richard Oehler

Franfurt: Frankfurter Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft. 1932. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. Erster Teil: Die deutsche Buchillustration des Spatbarock und Rokoko. Mit 95 Bildern auf 60 Lichtdrucktafeln: 113 pp. + 95 Bildern, vorwart, I. Einleitung; II. Augsburger Ornamentstich, Tafelwerk un Buchillustration; III. Nurnberger Tafelweerke und Buchillustrationen; IV. Sachsische und Sachseisch-Hamburgische Buchillustration in der Provinz; VI. Berliner Rokoko: Georg Friedrich Schmidt un Blaise-Nicholas Le Sueur, die Illustratoren Friedrichs des Grossen; Verzeichnis der wicchtigsten illustrierten Werke des Spatbarock und Rokoko; Kunstler-Verzeichnis; Autorenverzeichnis; Verlegerverzeichnis; Ortsverzeichnis; Literaturverzeichnis; Verzeichnis der Abbildungen. Zweiter Teil: Die deutsche und schweizerische Buchillustration des Vorklassizismus. Mit 253 Bildern auf 92 Lichtdrucktafeln: 243 pp. + Bildern: Vorwart, I. Carl Lebrech Crusius; II. Adam Friedrich Oeser; III. Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Christian Gottlieb Geyser; IV. Die Oeser-Schule un ihr Umkreis; V. Die Dresdner Buchillustration des Fruhklassizimus; VI. Berlin: Johann Heinrich und Johann Wilhelm Meil; VII. Berlin: Daniel Chodowiecki; VIII. Berlin: Christian Bernhard Rode und sein Umkreis; IX. Die Mannheimer Buchillustration des Fruhklassizismus; X. Schweizer Kleinmeister der Buchillustration des Vorklassizismus; XI. Xalomon Gessner, der Zuricher Meister der Buchillustration; XII. Johann Rudolf Schellenberg, ein Illustrator aus Winterthur; XIII. Balthasar Anton Dunker, din Berner Illustrator; Verzeichnis der wichtigsten illustrierten Werke des Vorklassizimus; Kunstlerverzeichnis; Autorenverzechnis; Verlegerverzeichnis; Ortsverzeichnis; Literatureverzeeichnis; Verzeichnis der Abbildungen. Dritter Tiel: Die Buchillustration des XVIII. Jahrdunderts in Osterreich. Die Buchillustration des Klassizimus und der Fruhromantik in Deutschland under der Schweiz. Mit 188 Bildern auf 60 Lichtdrucktafeln: 156 pp. + 188 Bildern, Vorwart, I. Die Buchillustration des 18. Jahrhunderts in Osterreich; II. Leipziger Illustratoren des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts; III. Dresdner Illustratoren des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts; IV. Berliner Illustratoren des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts; V. Die niederdeutsche Buchillustration des ausgehenden 18. Jahrhunderts; VI. Die suddeutsche Buchillustration am Ausgang des 18. Jahrhunderts; VII. Die Schweizer Buchillustration des ausgehenden 18 Jahrhunderts; VIII. Nachwort; Verzeichnis der wichtigsten illustrierten Werke des Klassizimus und Fruhromantik; Kunstlerverzeichnis; Autorenverzechnis; Verlegerverzeichnis; Ortsverzeichnis; Literatureverzeeichnis; Verzeichnis der Abbildungen. 1/800 Copies, of which this is No. 95. In Near Pristine Slipcases. Only the faintes age- toning to text block edges, else Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gray paper covereed boards with gray cloth backstrip, and paper title plates and red and black lettering to front board and spine.


The Private Press
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The Private Press

By Cave, Roderick

New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1971. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to. 376 pp, list of 72 b&w plates, list of 83 figures in text, preface, Part I. Private Presses; Part II. Private Press Typefaces; bibliography, index. First American Edition, 1971. "In this thoroughly documented, authoritative book, Roderick Cave surveys the history of the private press, the printers and their products, from the dawn of printing to the present day. Cave examines the earlier presses as well, from those set up by penurious scholars to print their own books, to those of aristocrats like Horace Walpole or Frederick the Great, who had presses as playthings; from the presses which have operated secretly to avoid censorship to those which regarded printing as a fine art. He describes representative presses of these various types, examining the equipment the used and the books they produced." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with black backstrip and gilt lettering to spine.


Contemporary Illustrators of Children's Books

By Mahony, Bertha E. And Elinor Whitney

Boston: The Bookshop for Boys and Girls. 1930. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good + +. ix, 135 pp, introduction, Contemporary Book Illustration by Lynd Ward; The Illustrators; The German Group by Frances MacIntosh Schwandt; Avant-Gardes and Traditions in France by Esther Avrill. Past Influences: The Bewicks: Thomas and John by Wilbur Macey Stone; The Fairies Come into Their Own: George Cruikshank, Richard Doyle, Hohn Tenniel and Arthur Hughes by Jacqueline Overton; "Tuppence Colored": Walter Crane, Randolph Caldercott and Kate Greenaway by Jacqueline Overton; The Brandywine Tradition: Howard Pyle and N. C,. Wyeth by Dudley Cammett Lunt; about Lovat Fraser by Rachel Field; appendix. Compiled by Bertha E. Mahony and Elinor Whitney. The Bookshop for Boys and Girls, Women's Educational and Indusgtrial Union: First Edition with color and b&w illsutrations throughout, 1930. Not Price Clipped. Some small chips along top edge and very small chips along bottom edge spine dj with a few small closed tears to same. Age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt embossed illusration on front board, black title plate with gilt lettering to spine.


A Bibliography of Unfinished Books in the English Language with Annotations
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A Bibliography of Unfinished Books in the English Language with Annotations

By Corns, Albert R.; Sparke, Archibald

Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company. 1968. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. (20), 255 pp, introduction September 1967 by Leslie Shepard, bibliography works compiled by Albert R. Corns, preface, introduction July 1915 by Archibald Sparke, A bibliography of Unfinished Books in the English Language. Reprint of the scarce 1915 original, 1968. Lightly foxed along top edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Original green cloth gilt lettering to spine.


Esdaile's Manual of Bibliography

By Stokes, Roy [Edt.]

New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 1974. Later Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. 336 pp, preface, list of b&w plates and figures in the text, 1. introductory, 2. The parts of a book, 4.Typography, 5. Composition and press work, 6. Illustration, 7. Binding, 8. Landmarks in the development of the book, 9. The collatoin of books, 10. The description of books, 11. The arrangement of bibliographies, 12. Bibliographical tools, index. Third Impression of the Revised Fourth Edition, 1974. Classic introduction to bibliography in general. Price clipped with 1/2" closed tear top edge front panel dj, and Lightly age- toned spine and faint edgewear to same. Owner's name blacked out with magic marker with lightly faded top edge front board and only the slightest wear to spot of spine edge of same, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth.


Die Grosse Legende der heiligen Frau Sankt Hedwig, geborene Furstin von Meranien und Herzogin in Polen und Schlesien. Faksimile nach der Originalausgabe von Konrad Baumgarten, Beslau 1504. Text und Bilddeutung von Joseph Gottschalk [Two Volumes]

By Baumgarten, Konrad; Gottschalk, Joseph (ed.)

Wiesbaden: Guido Pressler. 1963. Facsimile Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. I. Faksimileband: unpaginated with illustrations throughout. II. Textband: (4) 30 pp, Vorwort; Die Literaische und kunstlerische Gestaltung des Lebens der HL. Hedwig: Vom Leben Hedwigs; Die im Baumgartendruck wiedergegebennen Quellen; Deutsche Uberstetzungen der Legenda Maior; Vor dem Baumgartendruck; Bilderzyklen zur Legenda Maior. Der Baumgartendruck der Hedwigs -Legende vom Jahre 1504: Der Drucker; Die Formschneider der Holzschnitte; Die Auftraggeber; Das Verhaltnis des Druckes zu Seinen; Vorlagen in Text und Bild; Der Bildinhalr der 69 Holzschnitte. Text in German. Facsimile Reprint, 1963. Ex libriary plate plate on front pastedowns and pocket and date due sheet on rear endpapers with no other markings, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with title plates to front board and spine.


The Shaping of Our Alphabet: a Study of Changing Type Styles

By Denman, Frank

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1955. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good-Very Good. 228 pp, introduction, 12 chapters, appendix, index with b&w illustrations throughout. Ex Library with all the usual markings. Edgewear to top, bottom and fore-edges with faded boards. Interior is clean, white and bright with tight and strong binding, and no underlining or highlighting. Maroon tape over grey boards.


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