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Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Fredson Bowers

From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"
Miniature Books

Miniature Books

by Anne C Edison, Julian I Bromer

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index.
Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

Papermaking

Papermaking

by Dard Hunter

Book Collecting 2000

Book Collecting 2000

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Collected Books

Collected Books

by Allen and Patricia Ahearn

The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

by Bernard C Middleton

The Book-Hunter Etc

The Book-Hunter Etc

by John Hill Burton

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

Fine Print

Fine Print

by Sandra Kirshenbaum

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas Basbanes

The 26 Letters

The 26 Letters

by Oscar Ogg

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

No cover image available

Seeing Shelley Plain

by Robert a Wilson

No cover image available

A Rare Book Saga

by Hans Peter Kraus

Books on Books Books & Ephemera

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by Orcutt, William Dana

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Basbanes, Nicholas a

The Bookman, Christmas Number 1917

The Bookman, Christmas Number 1917

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Good; Covers scuffed and soiled, some light penciled marginalia . throughout. Lacks insert portfolio of plates by Eleanor F. Birkdale.. 1917. Softcover. Color printed tan card covers with photo reproduction of Rupert Brooke portrait affixed to front cover. Volume LIII, No. 315, December 1917. Monthly publication showcasing the publishers books and including many sample tipped-in illustrations. This issue features many photograph portrait reproductions of World War I... Read more
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$70.00
The PRINTED BOOK In AMERICA

The PRINTED BOOK In AMERICA

by Blumenthal, Joseph. (1897-1990)

Boston, Massachusetts: David R. Godine - Publisher (In Association with the Dartmouth College Library), 1977. Reprint. Maroon cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Mustard yellow dust jacket, black lettering. A VG+ in a VG jacket. DJ have some light soiling, internally clean and bright.. xvi, 250 pp (including index). Illustrated. Tall 8vo.
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$45.00
Kievan, Galician, Volhynian and Transcarpathian Old Cyrillic Printed Books from the Collections of Paul M. Fekula

Kievan, Galician, Volhynian and Transcarpathian Old Cyrillic Printed Books from the Collections of Paul M. Fekula

by Struminskyj; Bohdan (compiler)

New York: No publisher Given, 1981. Wraps. Good. Wraps. 44 pp. A few illustrations throughout. A catalog providing bibliographic information on the extensive collection of Old Cyrillic printed books in the collection of Paul M. Fekula. This includes original Cyrillic title and English translation, as well as documenting marginalia in the books, when present. GOOD+ condition. Date stamp and small ink scribble on the upper front cover. Minor toning. Light wrinkling at the bottom corner.
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$40.00
Fine Print: Volume 9, Number 1, January, 1983: Valenti Angelo: 1897-1982

Fine Print: Volume 9, Number 1, January, 1983: Valenti Angelo: 1897-1982

by KIRSHENBAUM, Sandra, edited by

San Francisco, California: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1983. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Stapled quarto wrappers. Fine. Publisher's material laid in.
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$20.00
CHICAGO BOOK CLINIC. Thirty-Ninth Annual Book Exhibit.

CHICAGO BOOK CLINIC. Thirty-Ninth Annual Book Exhibit.

first edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo, (approx. 5 7/8" wide by 9 1/8" tall) red cloth covers stamped in black. 144 pages. Illustrations of books in black and white. No dust jacket (if issued). 040414C
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$8.00
PENGUINS. A Retrospect 1935-1951.

PENGUINS. A Retrospect 1935-1951.

Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury and London, circa 1955. softcover. Very good. Stapled booklet, 18 pages. Light "fingering" on bottom outer corner. 021210E
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$6.00
Tristan and Isolde, from a Manuscript of "The Romance of Tristan" (15th  Century)

Tristan and Isolde, from a Manuscript of "The Romance of Tristan" (15th Century)

by Bise, Gabriel

Miller Graphics. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed and soiled.. 1978. Hardcover. Introduction by Dagmar Thoss. A detailed look at the sumptuously illustrated version of Tristan and Isolde from the collection of the National Library of Austria. Tan cloth binding. ; Illuminated Manuscripts; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 123 pages .
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$13.00
LATE ANTIQUE And EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION

LATE ANTIQUE And EARLY CHRISTIAN BOOK ILLUMINATION

by Weitzmann, Kurt

New York: George Braziller, 1977. 1st edition. Red cloth binding. Dust jacket. NF/VG (some creasing to dj flaps).. 126 pp. 48 illustrations, with many in color. 4to. 11-1/4" x 8-1/4"
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$20.00
Designing and Working with Gocco

Designing and Working with Gocco

by Shereen LaPlantz

Bayside, Humboldt County, California: Press de LaPlantz, 1996. First Edition. Trade Paperback . Near Fine. 36 pages, 16 original Gocco prints, 13 unnumbered leaves providing technical details for the prints, plus a four-color Gocco cover. In the 1980s and 1990s in Japan, Gocco was an extremely popular small, self-contained home screenprinting set. It acquired some cult status in the US, but never really caught on. LaPlantz, a tireless book-arts educator, fell in love with the technique and issued this... Read more
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$156.25
Additions to Title-Page Borders 1485-1640

Additions to Title-Page Borders 1485-1640

by Ferguson, F.S

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1936. Wraps. Good. Printed wraps. Pagination runs 264-293, plus several pages of illustrations in the rear. An offprint from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, containing information on the discovery of 32 new compartments, with descriptions and names of the books in which they were found, This work is a supplement to "Title Page Borders used in England and Scotland 1485-1640." GOOD condition. Uneven browning and offsetting to the covers,... Read more
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$18.00
Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

by Kurt Weitzmann

Braziller, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy.Oversized Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket. Nice Copy.Text Unmarked.Corners Slightly Bumped. . . Not Ex-Library Copy.Stated First Edition, First Printing.
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$19.94
Exhibit of Rare Books and MSS on Accounting

Exhibit of Rare Books and MSS on Accounting

San Francisco: California Society of Certified Accountants, 1939. First Edition. Pamphlet . Good. 7 pages. Handlist for the exhibit at the Fairmont Hotel during the meeting of the American Institute of Accountants in September, 1939. Fragile. Acid paper chipping. Good only in original stapled wrappers.
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$18.75
Andrew Lang As Historian.  Being the Andrew Lang Lecture Delivered Before the University of St. Andrews 24 October 1930

Andrew Lang As Historian. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture Delivered Before the University of St. Andrews 24 October 1930

by Rait, Robert

Oxford University Press, 1930. 22pp, printed on laid paper, bound in stiff paper covers, with binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.
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$12.00
Print: A Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts. Volume 1, Issues 1-4

Print: A Quarterly Journal of the Graphic Arts. Volume 1, Issues 1-4

by RUDGE, William Edwin, edited by

Woodstock, Vermont: William Edwin Rudge, 1940. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Small quartos. Printed wrappers. Modest age-toning on the wrappers, very good or better. The first four issues of the journal.
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$150.00
CALIFORNIA LOCAL HISTORY, A Centennial Bibiography

CALIFORNIA LOCAL HISTORY, A Centennial Bibiography

by BLUMANN, Ethel; THOMAS, Mabel W. (Editors)

Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1950. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. (xvi) 576 pages. Dust jacket. Preface by Lawrence Clark Powell. Endpaper list of symbols for library holdings. Dark red cloth. 7" x 10 1/2". Histories of the State of California, References, Index of Authors and Publishers. Compiled by the California Library Association Committee on Local History. From the jacket flap: "Every reader interested in California should have access to this book. It is an... Read more
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$45.00
TREASURES Of The LIBRARY Of CONGRESS

TREASURES Of The LIBRARY Of CONGRESS

by Goodrum, Charles A

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980. 1st edition. Hardback. Dust jacket. NF/VG+. 318 pp (including Index). Profusely illustrated, with much in color. Large 4to.
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$35.00
The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, Morristown...  Volume Three

The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, Morristown... Volume Three

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967 Pp: 987-1471, plus index. Covers are slight faded over spine and show a small tear at head. Light scuffs on cover. Volume remains tight, and is otherwise bright and crisp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.
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$25.00
The Art of Medieval Manuscripts

The Art of Medieval Manuscripts

by Weinstein, Krystyna

London/Melbourne: Hamlyn/Reed International Books Ltd., 1997. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Celebration of the medieval art of illuminated manuscripts, from Bibles to prayer books, historical works, medical texts, natural history books, early atlases, & some folklore/fiction. Each work is reproduced in color, & its origins & current location are identified. 96 pages, with lovely translucent tissue overlays throughout. Truly a work of art in itself! A FIRST... Read more
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$10.00
The Master's Hand:   Drawings and Manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan  Library, New York

The Master's Hand: Drawings and Manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

by Denison, Cara Durour; Griswold, William M. ; Nelson, Christine; Parks, Robert; Turner, J. Rigbie; Woelkle, William M. ; Wieck, Roger S. ; Wiles, Stephanie

NY: Pierpont Morgan Library. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed.. 1998. Hardcover. 0875981267 . White cloth binding. A catalogue to accompany a sumptuous exhibition at the Museum Jean Tinguely in Basel and Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie in Frankfurt, 1998-1999. Bibliographic references, index, numerous color plates. Foreword by Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Text in German and English. A selection of drawings, music manuscripts, autographs and illuminated manuscripts from... Read more
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$25.00
Extra Binding at the Lakeside Press Chicago.

Extra Binding at the Lakeside Press Chicago.

by R. R. Donnelley & Sons

Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Co., 1925. hardcover. Very good. Quarto, (approx. 7 5/8" wide by 10 3/8" tall), floral patterned board with paper label. 19 pages of text, 29 black and white plates with tissue guards. Very Good condition. Studio
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$30.00
Story of the Chinese Book

Story of the Chinese Book

by Liu Kuo-Chun

Foreign Language Press, Peking, 1958. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A bit worn around the spine edges 87 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Books About Books; Books on Books; Inventory No: 228800..
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AU$15.00
A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel:  Volume II, the New World

A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel: Volume II, the New World

by Cox, Edward Godfrey

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, boards lightly rubbed, page . tops foxed.. 1938. Hardcover. vii, 591pp. Standard bibliographical reference for travel literature about The New World published until 1800. Includes voyages, Northwest Passage, geographical descriptions, adventures, shipwrecks, and expeditions. Volume II only of a three-volume set. .
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$30.00
The English Bible in America.  A Bibliography of Editions of the Bible & the New Testament Published in America 1777-1957

The English Bible in America. A Bibliography of Editions of the Bible & the New Testament Published in America 1777-1957

by Hills, Margaret T. [edited by]

New York: American Bible Society and The New York Public Library, 1961. xxxv, [3], 477pp, bound in original blue cloth, with gilt lettering still bright, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.
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$85.00
Great Books and Book Collectors

Great Books and Book Collectors

by Alan G. Thomas

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Large Book - between A4 and A3. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage, other than spine which is faded by sun exposure. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity... Read more
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AU$85.00
The Great Folio of 1623: Shakespeare's Plays in the Printing House

The Great Folio of 1623: Shakespeare's Plays in the Printing House

by Shroeder, John W

U.S.: Shoe String Press, 1956. 125 pages. Solid copy with light wear on covers. Has the usual university library markings but the interior text is unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.
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$40.00