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Five Hundred Years of Printing
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Five Hundred Years of Printing

By STEINBERG, S. H.; TREVITT, John (ed.)

The British Library & Oak Knoll Press, 1996. New edition, revised. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First published by Pelican in 1955. x, 262 p. 26 cm. B&w illustrations. Burgundy cloth hardcover in dustjacket. Topics include: incunabula; Gutenberg; type design; the spread of printing; printing in the vernacular; early bestsellers; book illustration; official and private presses; the periodical press; libraries; censorship; the reading public; linotype and monotype; the Latin alphabet in script and print; booksellers; modern fine printing; CD-Rom and the internet. Select bibliography and index.

$60.00

Arab Culture and Ottoman Magnificence in Antwerp's Golden Age
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Arab Culture and Ottoman Magnificence in Antwerp's Golden Age

By HAMILTON, Alastair

The Arcadian Library; Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Near fine/Fine. 134 p. 33 cm. Mainly colour illustrations. Red cloth hardcover in pictorial dustjacket. Topics: Amsterdam as the commercial metropolis of the world; early travel accounts; the scholar traveller; Gabriel d'Aramon; Habsburg envoys; Guillaume Postel; Arab science in Europe; Antwerp Polyglot Bible; Benito Arias Montano; Andreas Masius; Franciscus Raphelengius and his manuscripts; Arabic typography and philology; etc. Bibliography and index.

$80.00

Diamond Jubilee, Montreal Typographical Union No. 176
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Diamond Jubilee, Montreal Typographical Union No. 176

Montreal: Montreal Typographical Union, 1937. Staplebound. Near fine. Unpaginated. 16 x 22 cm. B&w illustrations. Beige paper covers tied with blue cord. Union instituted Jan. 1867. Articles by Raymond M. Bennett, John T. Edward, James Philip, Bert R. Goodyer, etc. Lists officers, Jubilee Committee, etc. Advertising from various unions, printing companies, restaurants, ales, etc.

$60.00

The Anatomy of Bibliomania
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The Anatomy of Bibliomania

By JACKSON, Holbrook

London: The Soncino Press, 1932. Third edition, revised. Hardcover. Very good/Fair. The first complete edition in one volume. xv, 854 p. 24 cm. Brown cloth hardcover in mylar-covered blue dustjacket. Jacket foxed with small chips to edges, discoloured spine. Bookplate on front pastedown, clippings about Holbrook Jackson on rear endpapers. Pages clean and neat. The author writes of bookmania or book madness, the pleasure of books, reading for its own sake, how to read, study and book learning, books as furniture, book-eaters, the influence of books, libraries and care of books, book borrowers, bookworms, book hunting, grangerizing, etc. Index.

$100.00

Towards a Century and a Quarter
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Towards a Century and a Quarter

United Church of Canada, nd. ca. 1953. Near fine. [32 p.]. 17 cm. B&w illustrations. Staplebound card covers. The United Church Publishing House, 299 Queen Street West, published The United Church Observer, Sunday School lessons, church and school supplies, and housed the Ryerson Film Service.

$40.00

United States Bonds; Or Duress by Federal Authority: A Journal of Current Events during an imprisonment of Fifteen Months, at Fort Delaware (Salesman's Dummy)
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United States Bonds; Or Duress by Federal Authority: A Journal of Current Events during an imprisonment of Fifteen Months, at Fort Delaware (Salesman's Dummy)

By HANDY, Isaac W. K.

Baltimore: Turnbull Brothers , 1874. Hardcover. Fair. xxiv, 16 p. + plates and subscription pages. 23 cm. Frontispiece photo of author and 24 engraved plates. Only 3 subscribers' names filled in. Inside rear cover shows two styles of spine decoration. Brown cloth with gold and black impressing. From our As Is shelf. Dampstained boards a little warped. Stains continue through first pages with a little foxing towards rear. Free endpaper stuck to spine sample at rear.

$75.00

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By CARROLL, Lewis

Christmas, 1893. First Edition. Near fine. One 18 cm printed sheet. Tiny spot at bottom edge. The author requsts that any buyer disatisfied with the Sixtieth Thousand of Through the Looking-Glass may return it to Messrs. Macmillan & Co to exchange for the next issue. The issue's pictures failed so that the book was "not worth buying." Carroll proposes to send the copies to Mechanics' Institutes, Village Reading-Rooms, etc. In the future, he will communicate to his Readers in the newspaper Agony Columns. Copies of this leaf were placed in most volumes of Sylvie and Bruno Concluded.

$100.00

Guide du Correcteur et du Compositeur, Donnant la Solution des Principales Difficultés pour L'Emploi des Lettres Majuscules et Minuscules dans L'Ecriture et L'Impression
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Guide du Correcteur et du Compositeur, Donnant la Solution des Principales Difficultés pour L'Emploi des Lettres Majuscules et Minuscules dans L'Ecriture et L'Impression

By TASSIS, S.-A.

Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, nd. Hardcover. Good. 106, [2] p. 18 cm. Quarter leather with paper boards. Some wear to spine, edges and corners, scuffed spot on front cover. Signatures on front endpapers, title page, p. 51. Occasional light soiling to pages, small tear in front pastedown, rough edge to p. 41. French text.

$40.00

Notes From a Proofreader's Diary: The Serious and the Comic Sides of a Printer's Life
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Notes From a Proofreader's Diary: The Serious and the Comic Sides of a Printer's Life

By LEA, John W.

Philadelphia: Author, 1923. Cloth. Very good +. 82 p. + 6 p. of publishing ads. 21 cm. B&w illustrations. Brown cloth hardcover. Corners bumped. Small spot on title page. "Valuable Information for Master Printers, Authors, Editors, Compositors, and Proofreaders."

$50.00

The Chinese Business Environment: An Annotated Bibliography
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The Chinese Business Environment: An Annotated Bibliography

By JIANG, Fuming; STENING, Bruce W.

Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2006. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Advances in Chinese Economic Studies. xiv, 429 p. 24 cm. Black hardcover in dustjacket. Joint Author Index and Subject Classification Index.

$40.00

Upper Canadian Imprints, 1801-1841: A Bibliography
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Upper Canadian Imprints, 1801-1841: A Bibliography

By FLEMING, Patricia Lockhart

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. xviii, 555 p. 28 cm. Ex library with call label on lower spine, label and ink stamps on front endpapers, label on rear pastedown. The first comprehensive analytical bibliography of Upper Canadian books, pamphlets, government publications, serials, broadsides and ephemera. Special section at rear on newspapers and journals. Indexed by name, title, genre, trade, place and language.

$40.00

The Colophon, Parts 1-14
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The Colophon, Parts 1-14

By ADLER, Elmer et al (eds.)

1930-33. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. Parts 1-14 of original 20 vol. run. Unpaginated. 27 cm. Mainly b&w illustrations with a few colour. Hardcovers. 10 vols. are ex library with call labels on front covers, envelopes on front pastedowns, blind stamps on title pages. Some wear to edges and spine ends. The plate "Hilltop" is missing from vol. 5. "A Book Collector's Quarterly Published in America ." Highlights: Colophons by Ruth S. Granniss; Firsts, Issues & Points by George H. Sargent; On Breaking Into Type by H. L. Mencken, Illustrating "Huckleberry Finn" by E. W. Kemble; Memories of Rupert Brooke by R. W. Hathaway; Walt Whitman's Visit to the Shakers by Emory Holloway; Diamonds in the Rough by Samuel L. Clemens; Harriet Martineau, Deaf Blue-Stocking by Ernest Elmo Calkins; Death by Spontaneous Combustion by J. De Lancey Ferguson; A Sketch of The Origin of Species by Paul B. Victorius; The Writing of Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton; Westward Ho! with Charles Kingsley by Wilfred Partington; Some Bookwomen of the Fifteenth Century by E. Miriam Lone; Stephen Crane by Vincent Starrett; The Golden Cockerel Press by Robert Gibbings; Thoughts on Half-Titles by R. W. Chapman; The Rare book Collection of the Library of Congress by V. Valta Parma; The Origins of Publishers' Cloth Binding by John Carter; The First Editor of Shakespeare by Edward Wagenknecht; A Kipling Problem by Lloyd H. Chandler; The Way to Wealth For Indigent Bookmen by Pierce Butler; The Early Adventures of "Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser; An Inquiry into Huckleberry Finn by Irving S. Underhill; My First Novels There Were Two by Willa Cather; The Way of the Best Seller by Lillian Gary Taylor; Robert Frost and His Books by Frederic Melcher; Book Collecting For All Purses by Seymour de Ricci; etc.

$750.00

The Colophon Winter-Autumn 1938
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The Colophon Winter-Autumn 1938

New York: The Colophon, 1938. New Series. Vol. 3 No. 1 - No. 4. Cloth. Ex library - very good. 4 vols.: 164; 165-328; 329-476; 477-632 p. 24 cm. B&w illustrations. Cloth hardcoves. Some light soiling and discolouration to cloth, with 2 vols. having tears in upper spines. No. 3 in remains of dustjacket. Ex library with ink stamps on front free endpapers and on title page of no. 4. Bookplates on front pastedowns. "A Quarterly For Bookmen." Highlights: No. 1: The Pursuit of a First Folio by Robert M. Smith; The Rising Tide of Genealogical Publications in America by Cedric Larson; A Letter of Hartley Coleridge by Herbert Hartman; Theodore Dreiser, Success Monger by John F. Huth, Jr.; No. 2: Huck Finn Aborning by Dalancey Ferguson; The Trial Books of Dante Gabriel Rosetti by Janet Camp Troxell; Tracking Melville in the South Seas by Charles Roberts Anderson; No. 3: Those Mesmeric Victorians by Arno L. Bader; Some Notes on Modern First Editions by H. B. Collamore; Far From the Madding Crowd on the American Stage by Vera Liebert; Thomas Hardy in America by Carl J. Weber; Dreiser and Success by John F. Huth, Jr.; The Americanization of Mother Goose by Codman Hislop; etc.

$150.00

The New Colophon, September 1949
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The New Colophon, September 1949

By ADLER, Elmer et al (eds.)

New York: Duschnes Crawford, 1949. Vol. II Part 7, Sept. 1949. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. Pages 195-304. 28 cm. Hardcover. Ex library with call number on lower front, envelope on front pastedown, blind stamp on title page. Some small dents in edges. "A Book Collector's Quarterly." Includes: Willa Cather From Nebraska (George Seibel); The Wanderings of "Ulysses" by Stuart Gilbert; The Life & Death of the Lafayette Publishing Co. (John T. Winterich); The Cummington Press (Harry Duncan); etc.

$35.00

The New Colophon, February 1950
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The New Colophon, February 1950

By ADLER, Elmer et al (eds.)

New York: Duschnes Crawford, 1950. Vol. II Part 8, Feb. 1950. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. Pages 311-406. 28 cm. Hardcover. Ex library with call number on lower front, envelope on front pastedown, blind stamp on title page. Some small dents in edges. "A Book Collector's Quarterly." Includes:The Uses of Collecting by John Bakeless, illustrated by Paul Carruth; Where are Shakespeare's Manuscripts? by James G. McManaway; Manuscript Hunting in Two Continents by R. W. Chapman; etc.

$35.00

The Colophon, Summer 1935 - Spring 1936
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The Colophon, Summer 1935 - Spring 1936

By ADLER, Elmer (ed.)

New York: The Colophon, 1935. New Series Vol. I No. 1 Summer 1935 - Vol. I No. 4 Spring 1936. Hardcover. Ex library - very good. 4 vols.: 159; 160-315; 316-480; 481-644 p. 24 cm. Some b&w illustrations. Hardcovers. Vols. I & II ex library with call number labels on lower spines, envelopes on pastedowns, ink stamps on front free endpapers, blind stamps on title pages, chipped spine ends. "A Quarterly For Bookmen." Highlights: No. I: Burt Emmett by Sherwood Anderson; America's first Bibles by Randolph G. Adams; Herman Melville as I Recall Him by Oscar Wegelin; Stephen Collins Foster, Dramatic Collaborator by Edward G. Fletcher; Alexandre Dumas, Benefactor, by F. W. Reed; George Eliot and John Chapman by Blanche Colton Williams; More About the Mouse-Trap by Burton Stevenson; A Note on The Monk by Frederick Coykendall; A Note on Ernest Hemingway by Louis Henry Cohn; No. 2: The Literature of Alchemy by A. P. Sy; Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by William Alexander Jackson; Samuel Butler - the First Century by Paul Jordan-Smith; The Haunted Book: Converning Huckleberry Finn by Irving S. Underhill. No. 3: The 1866 Appleton "Alice" by Flodden W. Heron; The Collier-Cruikshank Punch and Judy by Paul McPharlin. No. 4: A London Bookseller's Ledger of 1535 by William A. Jackson; My Memoirs of the Civil War by MacKinlay Kantor; Bibliographical Notes on James Joyce's "Ulysses" by R. F. Roberts; On Being Famous by Rockwell Kent and Norman Rockwell; The McGuffey Readers by Henry Ford.

$150.00

The Colophon Autumn 1936 - Autumn 1937
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The Colophon Autumn 1936 - Autumn 1937

By ADAMS, Frederick B., Jr. et al (eds.)

New York: The Colophon, 1936-37. New series. Vol. II No. 1 Autumn 1936 - Vol. II No. 4 Autumn 1937. Cloth. Ex library-very good. 4 vols.: 157; 158-310; 311-479; 480-628 p. 24 cm. B&w illustrations. Cloth hardcovers. Ex library with call number label on lower spine, envelope on front pastedown, ink and blind stamps on title page. No. 2 has some soiling to cloth and ink stamp on front free endpaper. No. 3 has label on front cover, envelope on front pastedown, ink and blind stamps on title page. No. 4 has black mark on rear cover. "A Quarterly For Bookmen." Highlights: No. 1: The Printer of the Jesuit "Relations" by Louis Blake Duff; The First Edition of Byron's Corsair? by William H. McCarthy, Jr.; No. 2: If You Must Write a Bibliography by Charles Beecher Hogan; Breaking Into Print by Sinclair Lewis; Hawthorne and The Man of God by Manning Hawthorne; No. 3: Victorian Bookmarkers by Paul McPharlin; Notes on a Wordsworth Collection by George F. Whicher; Wolfe's Copy of Gray's Elegy by Edwin Wolf, 2nd; Plagiarism and Thomas Hardy by Carl J. Weber; No. 4: The American Issues of Trilby by Louis N. Feipel; etc.

$150.00

Die Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst durch Johann Gensfleisch genannt Gutenberg zu Mainz. Zweiter Band
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Die Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst durch Johann Gensfleisch genannt Gutenberg zu Mainz. Zweiter Band

By SCHAAB, C. A.

Mainz: Auf kosten des verfassers, 1830. Softcover. Good. vi, 582 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece portrait of Johann Fust, fold-out genealogical chart at rear. Marbled paper card covers. Faded label on spine. Hinges cracking. Bookplate and ink signature inside front cover. Foxing. German text. Title continues: "pragmatisch aus den quellen bearbeitet, mitn mehr als dritthalb hundert noch ungedruckten urkunden, welche die genealogie Gutenberg's, Fust's und Schöffer in ein neues licht stellen."

$75.00

A Stickful of Nonpareil
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A Stickful of Nonpareil

By SCURFIELD, George; ARDIZZONE, Edward (illus.)

Cambridge: Privately Printed at the University Press, 1956. Hardcover. Very good. 500 copies printed and bound at the University Press, Cambridge. [6], 58 p. 24 cm. 16 b&w illustrations. Green cloth with gold impressing. A little foxing to endpapers, first and last pages, text block edge. Preface by Brook Crutchley.

$100.00

-Portfolio One: Specimen sheets of printing type-design and letter-cutting carried out by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press workshop 12 Chesterton Road Cambridge between 1959 and 1967-Portfolio Two: Projects, backward glances and jeux d'esprit put together by Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press Cambridge 1974-Portfolio Three: A further collection of resettings, specimen settings & display settings printed by Will & Sebastian Carter at The Rampant Lions Press, Cambrdige, England, 1982
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-Portfolio One: Specimen sheets of printing type-design and letter-cutting carried out by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press workshop 12 Chesterton Road Cambridge between 1959 and 1967 -Portfolio Two: Projects, backward glances and jeux d'esprit put together by Will & Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press Cambridge 1974 -Portfolio Three: A further collection of resettings, specimen settings & display settings printed by Will & Sebastian Carter at The Rampant Lions Press, Cambrdige, England, 1982

By CARTER, Will & Sebastian

Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1959-1967, 1974, 1982. Portfolios. Very good. Portfolio One, red folder, has 27 print samples + 4 leaves in separate folder entitled Photographs of Carvings on Stone & Slate by Will Carter printed by The Stellar Press. Portfolio Two, blue folder, 24 print samples + 4 carving photos in separate folder. Portfolio Three, grey folder, 20 print samples + 4 carving folders in separate folder. Blue and grey folders have some discolouration to edges while red has a dark spot. The Rampant Lions Press was a fine press operating in Cambrdige from 1924 to 2008. The firm was founded by Will Carter (1912–2001), and was continued by his son, Sebastian (b. 1941). The skills of Will and Sebastian Carter in design and press-work have been recognized by publishers, who commissioned work from them, and by collectors, who have sought out their publications since the 1950s. Sebastian Carter also has an international reputation as a writer on type and typography.

$150.00

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