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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.
Seeing Shelley Plain

Seeing Shelley Plain

by Robert a Wilson

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

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

Fine Print

Fine Print

by Sandra Kirshenbaum

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

The 26 Letters

The 26 Letters

by Oscar Ogg

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

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The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

by Bernard C Middleton

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A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas Basbanes

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A Rare Book Saga

by Hans Peter Kraus

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Among the Gently Mad

by Nicholas Basbanes

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 Printed Book In America

The Printed Book In America

by Blumenthal, Joseph

The Private Presses

The Private Presses

by FRANKLIN, Colin

London: Studio Vista, 1970. Fine copy with modestly soiled, price-clipped jacket. 8vo. 240 pages. Cloth; dust jacket. Reprint from the original 1969 edition. Colin Franklin provides a full account of the English Private Press Movement. Franklin writes about not only the presses and their owners, but also the books they printed.
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$20.00
THE GOLDEN BOOK :  The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present

THE GOLDEN BOOK : The Story of Fine Books and Bookmaking - Past & Present

by Douglas C. McMurtrie

Chicago: Pascal Covici, Publisher. 1928. Third Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in boards. Spine sunned. Previous owner placed lettering onto crown of spine with book's title. Some letters removed. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$39.95
The Scientific Press at the Time of Copernicus 1530-1550

The Scientific Press at the Time of Copernicus 1530-1550

by Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library

Ann Arbor: Univ. Michigan, 1973. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. Spine darkened else near fine.. frontis, 27 pp. 8vo. An exhibition arranged for the symposium Science and Society: Past, Present, and Future, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 3-5, 1973.
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$20.00
Vienna 1888-1938

Vienna 1888-1938

by Weber, Eugene M. Walsh, James Edward. Houghton Library

Cambridge: Harvard Univ., 1967. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. A fine copy.. 32 pp. Illus. with b/w photos. 8vo. An exhibition at the Houghton Library. 92 items copiously described.
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$15.00
Précurseurs et Novateurs. Livres Anciens

Précurseurs et Novateurs. Livres Anciens

by Thomas-Scheler. Bernard Clavreuil

Paris: Librairie Thomas-Scheler, 1989. First edition. Stiff paper wrappers. Overall a very good+ set with rare pencil notations, front hinge started on first volume; in a very good+ dust jacket.. 56 pp.; 280 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. 8vo. 1008 items listed. Catalogue nouvelle serie no. 13. Première partie: La marche des sciences pendant la Révolution; Deuxième partie: Sciences et médecine du XVe au XIXe siècle.
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$25.00
Art of the Printed Book, 1455-1955: Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries from the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

Art of the Printed Book, 1455-1955: Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries from the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

by Blumenthal, Joseph

Boston: David R. Godine, 1973. Hardcover. Very good. xiv, 183pp+ index. Very good hardback in a very good dustjacket. Ink name on second prelim, else internally fine.
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$25.00
Fine Print: Volume 16, Number 1, Sprint, 1990

Fine Print: Volume 16, Number 1, Sprint, 1990

by KIRSHENBAUM, Sandra, edited by

San Francisco, California: Pro Arte Libri, 1990. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Stapled quarto wrappers. Fine. Publisher's material laid in.
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$20.00
Rara Arithmetica: A Catalogue Of The Arithmetics Written Before The Year 1601

Rara Arithmetica: A Catalogue Of The Arithmetics Written Before The Year 1601

by David Eugene Smith

2007-07-25. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$176.01
Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English  Language

Wine Into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language

by Gabler, James M

Baltimore, MD: Bacchus Press. As New in As New dust jacket 2004. Second Edition. Hardcover. 14 pages of updated references laid in.; 4to; 503 pages .
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$25.00
Fine Print: Volume 10, Number 1, January, 1984

Fine Print: Volume 10, Number 1, January, 1984

by KIRSHENBAUM, Sandra, edited by

San Francisco, California: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1984. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Stapled quarto wrappers. Fine. Publisher's material laid in.
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$20.00
Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book, Volume 11, Number 1 (January 1985). Tenth Anniversary Issue

Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book, Volume 11, Number 1 (January 1985). Tenth Anniversary Issue

by Kirshenbaum, Sandra (ed.); Walker, Scott; Taylor, W. Thomas; Duensing, Paul Hayden; Butler, Frances; Mowery, John Franklin; Blumenthal, Joseph; Levenson, Roger; D'Ooge, Craig

San Francisco: Fine Print, 1985. Softcover. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. Stapled binding is sound. Pages off-white, clean. Wrappers have light handling wear. Contents: Walker, Fine printing and trade book publishing: conflict and compromise. Taylor, Bookbinding: perspective and prescription. Duensing, Metal type: whither ten years hence? Butler, The social economy of the book. Mowery, The featured bookbinding: Pierre Lecuire's Cortège. Blumenthal, Book arts profile: August... Read more
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$24.00
Treasures of the Library of Congress

Treasures of the Library of Congress

by Goodrum, Charles A

New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc, 1980 318 pages. Deluxe limited edition of 2500 copies bound in padded leather and housed in a slipcase. This copy is number 286 with no name inked on the certificate. Slight rubbing at corners. Otherwise Fine. Slipcase remains solid, but shows scattered wear. Due to weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping.. First Edition, Deluxe. Full Leather. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 4to.
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$35.00
BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS  DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME (VOLUME 1 - 7)

BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA DICTIONARY OF BOOKS RELATING TO AMERICA FROM ITS DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME (VOLUME 1 - 7)

by Sabin, Joseph

New York: Joseph Sabin. Very Good. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 525 copies. These handsomely bound volumes are one of 110 copies specially printed on large paper. Red leather, uniformly darkened spines. Covers have double & triple gilt ruled boarders with corner designs. Spine has raised bands. Panels are embellished with gilt floral & foliage designs. Top edges gilt. Dentelle. Marbled endpaper. Vol. #1: 1868, 566 pages. Hinge starting. End paper lightly foxed. #2:... Read more
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$400.00
WINE INTO WORDS :   A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the  English Language

WINE INTO WORDS : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language

by James M. Gabler

Baltimore: Bacchus Press Ltd.. 1985. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0961352507 . Near Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Some soiling to front and rear panels of jacket. ; 10.31 X 7.01 X 1.42 inches; 403 pages; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .
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$99.95
Fine Print: Volume 11, Number 4, October, 1985

Fine Print: Volume 11, Number 4, October, 1985

by KIRSHENBAUM, Sandra, edited by

San Francisco, California: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1985. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Stapled quarto wrappers. Fine. Publisher's material laid in.
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$20.00
Presses of the Pacific Islands

Presses of the Pacific Islands

by Lingenfelter, Richard E

Los Angeles: Plantin Press, 1967. original cloth, minor age toning to spine, printed label, decorative device of old press in gilt on front cover. Very good. Octavo, 129 pages, limited to 500 copies, illustrated with map, examples of title pages, and woodcuts, index. Includes a chronological list of presses and printers in the Pacific Islands 1817-1867. Beautifully designed by one the preeminent fine presses in Southern California.
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$145.00
Gogmagog: Morris Cox & the Gogmagog Press

Gogmagog: Morris Cox & the Gogmagog Press

by CHAMBERS, David; Colin FRANKLIN; and Alan TUCKER

Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 1991. 4to. Color and black-and-white plates. Original orange cloth. As new. FIRST EDITION. Published on the occasion of Cox's 88th birthday "as a tribute to the brilliance of his work at the Gogmagog Press - as author, artist, and printer, creator of some of the most original hand-printed books in this latter part of the century" (Introduction).
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$60.00
Bibliately

Bibliately

by Rostenberg, Leona

The American Philatelic Society. Very Good with no dust jacket; "Compliments of Kater-Crafts Bookbinders" . stamped on rear pastedown.. 1978. Hardcover. Off-white linen binding with printed brown paper label on front boards. A nicely bound reprint of an interesting article about books, printers and other bibliophilic subjects on stamps through 1975 by the late rare book scholar and bookseller, Leona Rostenberg. Reprinted from The American Philatelist, Jan-July 1977. ; 61 pages .
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$40.00
Vision of a Collector. The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress

Vision of a Collector. The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection in the Library of Congress

by [ROSENWALD, Lessing]

Washington, D. C.: Library of Congress, 1991. 4to. 427, [2] pp. Etched portrait frontispiece by Tony Rosati, signed and numbered in pencil; photographic illustrations. Original quarter green morocco, patterned paper boards. A fine copy. FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE, one of 300 copies specially bound and with the portrait frontispiece.
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$175.00
THE COLOPHON

THE COLOPHON

New York: Pynson Publishers, 1935. Four volumes. From the "New Series", Summer of 1935, Volume 1, Number 1: Spring of 1936, Volume 1, Number 4; Autumn of 1937 (in cloth), Volume 2, Number 4; and Winter 1937 (in cloth), Volume 2, Number 2.. Laid-in two volumes are prospecti, ads. We will sell the volumes separately at $10.00. . First Edition. Illustrated Boards., Cloth. Almost No Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.
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$30.00
Incunabula typographica. A descriptive Catalogue of the books printed in the Fifteenth Century (1460-1500) in the library of Henry Walters

Incunabula typographica. A descriptive Catalogue of the books printed in the Fifteenth Century (1460-1500) in the library of Henry Walters

by OLSCHKI, Leo S

Baltimore, 1906. A near-fine copy with a few minor spots of wear. 4to. 519 pages, errata leaf at end. Color frontispiece. Title-page printed in red and black. Original gilt-lettered calf, top edges gilt, others uncut.
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$150.00
Síntesis: índice bibliográfico al servicio de la cultura publicado por la Editorial Independencia. Año 2, no. 12 Julio-Agosto de 1947

Síntesis: índice bibliográfico al servicio de la cultura publicado por la Editorial Independencia. Año 2, no. 12 Julio-Agosto de 1947

by Editorial Independencia (Montevideo, Uruguay)

Montevideo: La Editorial, 1947. First edition. Paper wrappers. Wrappers detailed and fragile, browned, but still a good copy.. 32 pp. Illus. Book reviews, articles on literature and cinema, and a piece on Afro-cuban poetry. A short lived publication. OCLC shows holdings only at Univ.Texas.
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$25.00
One Hundred Books Famous in Science

One Hundred Books Famous in Science

by HORBLIT, Harrison

New York: The Grolier Club, 1964. A fine copy with some light wear to slipcase and some loss to acetate. 8vo. 449 pages. Cloth; acetate; slipcase. FIRST EDITION, one of 1000 copies.
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$325.00
Medicine & Pharmacy in American Political Prints (1765-1870)

Medicine & Pharmacy in American Political Prints (1765-1870)

by Helfand, William H

Madison: American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, 1978. First edition. Paper wrappers. Minor shelfwear else a near fine copy.. 84 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions. 4to.
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$15.00
Design and Paper Number Ten. Raymond Lufkin, Designer and Illustrator

Design and Paper Number Ten. Raymond Lufkin, Designer and Illustrator

by Trenholm, George F

New York: Marquardt and Company. Wraps. Very Good. no date. Illustrated wraps. 16 pp. Large two or three tone illustrations throughout. A short look at the career and art of illustrator/designer Raymond Lufkin, a prolific artist and winner of two Newberry Honor awards for his work. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling and edgewear, with light curling along the edges.
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$12.00