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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

King Penguin Books: A Complete Descriptive List 1950
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King Penguin Books: A Complete Descriptive List 1950

Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books Ltd, 1950. Staplebound. Very good. 16 p. 19 cm. 10 small b&w vignettes. Staplebound pamphlet. Bottom of rear cover a little bent in. Slight wear to spine. Lists titles such as A Book of Spiders, Ballooning, Wild Flowers of the Chalk, Tulipomania, Some British Beetles, Early British Railways, etc.

$30.00

T.N. Foulis: the History and Bibliography of an Edinburgh Publishing House
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T.N. Foulis: the History and Bibliography of an Edinburgh Publishing House

By Elfick, Ian; Harris, Paul

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. New/new. ix, 267 pp. 8vo. 8 colour plates. B&w illustrations. Alphabetical list of titles and illustrators. Chronology. Titles not issued. An essential resource for the Foulis collector.

$55.00

Publishing in the Good Old Days
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Publishing in the Good Old Days

By Chute, Marchette

Rochester, New York: The Press of the Good Mountain, 1956. Original wraps. Fine. 19 pp. 24mo. Printed in an edition of 100 copies. Article originally appeared in the Saturday Review.

$35.00

A Catalogue of the Publications of William Edwin Rudge
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A Catalogue of the Publications of William Edwin Rudge

New York, 1930. Spring 1930. Softcover.. Good +. 47 p. 21 cm. B&w frontispiece illustration of the publishing house. Orange paper covers. Small tears at edges repaired with paper. Former owner's label on front endpaper. Lists recently published and forthcoming publications of William Edwin Rudge. Also tucked inside is the fall list for 1930 and copy of The Rudge Rubric.

$25.00

R.A. Caton and the Fortune Press: A Memoir and a Hand-list
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R.A. Caton and the Fortune Press: A Memoir and a Hand-list

By SMITH, Timothy D'Arch

London: Bertram Rota, 1983. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. 92 p. 22 cm black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. 8 b&w plates. Yellow dustjacket with red lettering wrapped in protective mylar. Jacket clean and neat. Spot p. 11-12. Remaining pages clean. Text unmarked. Begun in the 1920s, the press published more than 600 titles before the indefatigable publisher's death in 1971. R.A. Caton, the publisher and sole proprietor of the press, was a mystery to many of his own authors, most of whom never met him, and some of whom came to despise him. The list of authors is impressive, however, and included Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Montague Summers, Dylan Thomas and Wallace Stevens, among others. His list also included dozens of titles of "amatory unorthodoxy" and novels dealing with the more arcane side of public school life, a number of which led to his prosecution for obscenity.

$50.00

The Harlequinade Mother Shipton
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The Harlequinade Mother Shipton

Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1980. Card Covers. Very Good. Edition of 1000 copies reproduced by The Friends of the Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto Public Library. 19 cm booklet, 18 cm leaflet and 24 cm envelope. Numerous colour illustrations. Card covers. Slight dent to upper edge of Harlequinade. Printed by The Coach House Press, February 1980. "note" gives info on this type of transformation book popular in England in 18th century as well as Sayer, the original publisher.

$30.00

International Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia
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International Book Publishing: An Encyclopedia

By ALTBACK, Philip G.; HOSHINO, Edith S. (eds.)

London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1995. Hardcover. Very good +. xxvi, 736 p. 26 cm. Red hardcover. Some thumbing to rear free endpaper and text block edge. In general, extremely clean and almost like new. Covers various topics in publishing such as: book marketing; bookselling; children's publishing; college textbooks; copyright; designers and manufacturers; economics of publishing in developing countries; editors; electronic publishing; feminist publishing; freedom of press and censorship; libraries and publishers; mergers and acquisitions; paperbacks. Also breaks the publishing business into regions. Appendix and index.

$175.00

Some Memories 1901-1935: A Publisher's Contribution to the History of Publishing
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Some Memories 1901-1935: A Publisher's Contribution to the History of Publishing

By HARRAP, George G.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 172 p. 21 cm. 17 b&w illustrations. Blue cloth hardcover. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "T. A. E. Minshull, A friend of the House of Harrap from George G. Harrap."

$35.00

Alfred A. Knopf Quarter Century
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Alfred A. Knopf Quarter Century

Plimpton Press, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 52 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece portrait. Green cloth hardcover with cream and blue label. Lacks slipcase and glassine wrapper. Spine and top edge of back cover a bit sunned. Contributors include H. L. Menken, Thomas Mann, and Willa Cather.

$35.00

The House of Stokes 1881-1926: A Record
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The House of Stokes 1881-1926: A Record

By Frederick A. Stokes Company

New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 89 p. 20 cm. Brown hardcover. Former owner's label on half title.

$35.00