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SAGITTARIUS, HIS BOOK: Gathered For John Archer By His Friends, Harry Miller Lydenberg, Deoch Fulton, Karl Brown, Paul A. Bennett, Frederic G. Melcher and George L. McKay. 1951.

SAGITTARIUS, HIS BOOK: Gathered For John Archer By His Friends, Harry Miller Lydenberg, Deoch Fulton, Karl Brown, Paul A. Bennett, Frederic G. Melcher and George L. McKay. 1951.

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SAGITTARIUS, HIS BOOK: Gathered For John Archer By His Friends, Harry Miller Lydenberg, Deoch Fulton, Karl Brown, Paul A. Bennett, Frederic G. Melcher and George L. McKay. 1951.

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Book. Good. Binding see description. 1951. [xii], 94pp. Illustrated. Brown cloth.*A retirement memento for the long-time head of printing and publishing at the New York Public Library. John Archer supervised a shop of eighty workers, five Linotypes, four double-type frames, two stones, a half-dozen presses and complete bindery equipment. From the Library Printing Office came bookplates, forms, catalogue cards, newsletters, technical books and pamphlets, bibliographies, and the monthly 'Bulletin of the New York Public Library,' well known for its scholarly contributions. It is estimated that over forty years Archer and his Office produced the not unimpressive total of just over 500,000,000 pieces of printing. This was truly an era now gone with the wind: in the early 1980's all the press-room equipment was scrapped; the 'Bulletin', moribund for a decade, died out; staff news and other such jobs are done outside; scholarly bibliographical publication, not being cost-effective, is almost extinct.Designed by John S. Fass. With dedications by Paul A. Bennett to Prof. Ovink. 0.

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SAGITTARIUS, HIS BOOK: Gathered For John Archer By His Friends, Harry Miller Lydenberg, Deoch Fulton, Karl Brown, Paul A. Bennett, Frederic G. Melcher and George L. McKay. 1951.
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Typographie Typography Printing Imprimerie Typografie Druckkunst Drukkunst Linotype Ovink B
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All books are complete and in good condition unless otherwise stated. Library stamps, cancelled stamps and normal library bindings have not always been mentioned. Any item not agreeing with the description may be returned at our expense. Prices are in €. Postage, insurance and bank costs extra. Delivery according to the trade conditions of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, depot-no. 212/1982. These conditions stipulate that the property right of the supplied goods remains with us up to full payment.

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Frits Knuf Antiquarian Books offers a wide range of books about books: typography, bibliography, books on paper, catalogues of libraries and dealers’ catalogues, and reference books on manuscripts, incunabula and bookbindings. Our comprehensive stock has been built up over 50 years and holds 25,000 titles. These are offered worldwide by means of catalogues and can also be found on the internet. We attend several international bookfairs and would like to meet you there. We are located in Vende, 180 km southwest of Paris in the Loire Valley (42 minutes by TGV from Paris-Montparnasse). You are welcome to visit us on appointment.On request we will set up a meeting in Paris to show any books that might be of interest to you. Those who are setting up a special collection or library are invited to request our specific lists. We are always interested in buying single volumes and whole collections in our field.Anita van Elferen is an expert with the French CNE, the Compagnie Nationale des Experts.

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