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Recent Arrivals from Bromer Booksellers

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An Entertaining History of Little Jack Horner

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Published
1840
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$525.00

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Baltimore: William Raine, 1840. 24mo. (8)ff. Hand-colored engravings on every page illustrate clever Jack Horner's tale of generosity and moral rectitude. Bound in pictorial yellow wrappers, with advertisements on the back cover. Light soiling to interior, some edgewear, else near fine.
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$525.00
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Francesco Griffo da Bologna: Fragments & Glimpses

by Milroy, Rollin (ed.)

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Published
1999
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$1,150.00

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Vancouver: A Lone Press, 1999. 32mo. (83)pp. One of twenty-six lettered copies, printed by Rollin Milroy under the A Lone Press imprint, a precursor to his Heavenly Monkey imprint. A studious compilation of quotations and passages having to do with Francesco Griffo, his contributions to typography, and the intrigue surrounding his unusual life and livelihood. Titles and devices in… Read more
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$1,150.00
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The Etching of Figures

by Bradley, William Aspenwall

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Bromer Booksellers
Published
1915
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$2,500.00

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Marlborough-on-Hudson: Dard Hunter (for the Chicago Society of Etchers), 1915. Levy, William Auerbach. Small quarto. 13, (2)pp. One of 250 copies. Lengthy inscription by Dard Hunter at front flyleaf, dated April 10, 1932. Hunter's first publication using his own paper and type, the volume begins with an original etching by William Auerbach Levy, signed by him. Then follows a… Read more
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$2,500.00
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Leda: In Praise of the Blessings of Darkness

by Louys, Pierre

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Published
1985
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$2,250.00

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(Easthampton, MA): Cheloniidae Press, 1985. Robinson, Alan james. Quarto. (42)pp. From an edition of 75, this is an artist's copy, signed by Alan James Robinson and the dedicatee, Dick Callaway, in a special binding, with an extra suite of proof illustrations and unique additions to the book, such as hand-coloring to all the engravings and original watercolors on the… Read more
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$2,250.00
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The Whole Benefits that Paper Brings, by Thomas Churchyard

by Churchyard, Thomas

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Published
2002
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$450.00

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(West Yorkshire): Fleece Press, 2002. Christmas, Anthony. (64)ff. From an edition of 285, this is one of 100 copies for which Stephen Byrne made a delightful miniature paper mould, with true papermakers' copper mesh, to accompany the book. A reprint of Churchyard's 1588 ode to papermaking, printed on handmade paper and illustrated with eight wood engravings by Anthony Christmas… Read more
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$450.00
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The Birds and the Animals

by Hui-Ming, Wang

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Published
1969
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$475.00

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(Northampton: Gehenna Press, 1969. Hui-Ming, Wang. Octavo. 25ff., housed in paper wrapper. One of 250 copies. With 21 woodblock illustrations of creatures fantastic and familiar printed in a variety of colors on nine different oriental papers, each print signed by the artist, Wang Hui-Ming. Box shows some rubbing, but sheets all pristine and fine. (Brooks 64).
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$475.00
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Frank and the Cousin

by (Edgeworth, Maria)

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Published
1850
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$200.00

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Troy, NY: Merriam & Moore, 1850. 24mo. 12pp. Illustrated with wood engravings throughout. An installment in Edgeworth's series of stories about Frank, a naive, occasionally mischievous boy, who learns with each episode a new moral. Here, Frank encounters his bereaved cousin, and comes to know the value of generosity and patience. Bound in pictorial wrappers, with upper cover hand-colored… Read more
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$200.00
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London: Darton, 1811. 32mo. 16pp., + 16 inserted plates. Each engraved image depicts the titular good boy engaged in less desirable activities, such as throwing stones, feeding scraps to the family pet, and drawing on the walls. Each is accompanied by a pithy couplet drawn from the soliloquy. The author includes an introductory note, in which he defends himself… Read more
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$4,000.00
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Moby Dick; Or, The Whale

by Melville, Herman

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Published
1975
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$850.00

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(NY): Artist's Limited Edition, 1975. Neiman, LeRoy. Small folio. xiv, 272pp. One of 1500 copies, signed by Jacques Cousteau, who contributed the Preface, and LeRoy Neiman, the artist. Illustrated with reproductions of thirteen original paintings by Neiman. The twelve in-text illustrations are all double-page spreads, rendered in vivid colors. The frontispiece is an original serigraph. Printed at the Press… Read more
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$850.00
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Philadelphia: John Adams, 1804. 32mo. 31pp. A tale with a moral: when Fatima is taken by Blue Beard, she writes for help, "Now only think what a fine thing it is to be a scholar, for if Fatima could not have wrote to her lover, nobody would do it for her...so above all things learn to read your book."… Read more
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$750.00
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(Exeter, NH): C. Norris & Co, 1812. 142pp. A charming thumb Bible, with significant stories told in prose and supplements with references to verses. Bound in full brown leather with gilt decorations to spine and covers, including the monogram "E. L." to upper cover. Rear flyleaf torn and small chip to front flyleaf, some foxing, else a sturdy, near… Read more
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$650.00
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Lincoln Messages

by Lincoln, Abraham

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Published
1940
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$375.00

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(Arkansas): Randle, Burt, 1940. (16)ff. Contains the Gettysburg Address, and a letter to Mrs. Bixby of Boston, the mother of five slain Union soldiers. All photographed from the handwriting of this Arkansas farmer who won a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" prize for writing on a postage stamp. Fine in blue leather with white title label, and wire spring… Read more
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$375.00
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Search for an Albion

by Weygand, James Lamar

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Published
1963
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$225.00

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Nappanee: Press of the Indiana Kid, 1963. (26)pp. One of 100 copies. Weygand's first miniature book recounts the search for and history of the Albion Press he found in England. Illustrated with cuts of different printing presses. Slight split between frontispiece and title page, else nearly fine in pictorial boards. (2 5/8 by 1 7/8; 66x46mm).
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$225.00
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Catalog of Offset Lithography Inks

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Published
1943
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$850.00

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NY: Fuchs & Lang Mfg. Co, 1943. Oblong 24mo. A catalog of hundreds of examples of offset lithography inks, in an array of colors, from "Tomato Red" to "Deep Milori Green" to "Bronze Blue", all exemplified through a rotation of several decadent Art Deco images. The inks are displayed in a range of tones and saturation values. At the… Read more
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$850.00
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Complete set of Daisy and Dot books, by Aunt Fanny

by Barrow, Frances Elizabeth

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Bromer Booksellers
Published
1866
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$5,500.00

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Buffalo: Breed & Lent, 1866. Daisy No. 1; Daisy No. 2; Daisy & Dot; Daisy's Kittens; Daisy's Death; Dot. Six volumes, complete. Each volume contains 64pp. In the first issue of The Miniature Book Collector, Ruth Adomeit devoted several pages to the series of books published by Breed and Butler, and recounted her discovery of this series, which are… Read more
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$5,500.00
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The Jointed Lath

by Seidel, Friedrich

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Published
1890
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$350.00

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London: A.N. Myers & Co, 1890. Small quarto. 4 pp + 8ff plates. Seidel's text is translated here by Eleonore Heerwart of the Kindergarten College, and concerns one of Froebel's less-common Kindergarten Gifts. According to Seidel, the jointed lath was considered an independent occupation, and Froebel "placed it after the Plaiting Sticks" in his gifts and occupations. He then… Read more
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$350.00
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Washi: The World of Japanese Paper

by Hughes, Sukey

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Published
1978
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$325.00

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Tokyo: Kodansha, 1978. Quarto. 452 pp. One of 1000 copies. With numerous text illustrations, photographs in black and white, and 85 leaves of tipped-in paper samples subsequent to the text. Bound in quarter blue cloth and handmade paper boards, spine lettered in silver and red. Housed in a brown cloth drop-back box with paper label to spine. Fine copy.… Read more
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$325.00
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The Garden of Caresses

by Toussaint, Franz (trans.)

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Published
1934
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$3,500.00

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(London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1934. Hermes, Gertrude. From an edition of 275 copies, this is one of approximately twenty-five specially bound as a scarce deluxe edition, with an extra suite of six erotic engravings. Eight copper-engraved chapter headpieces by Gertrude Hermes evoke the sensuousness and rhythm of the text. Translated from the Arabic into French by Franz Toussaint and… Read more
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$3,500.00
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Casket for Boys and Girls

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Published
1857
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$425.00

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Concord, NH: Merriam & Merrill, 1857. Brown, George Loring. Illustrated with full-page wood engravings, vignettes and decorated initials. Contains four stories, each of which apparently saw separate publication: Sailor Stories and Songs; Good Child's Story Book; Child's Book of Songs; and Child's Book About Birds. This omnibus edition is quite uncommon, with only three copies recorded in institutional collections.… Read more
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$425.00