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The Story of the Alphabet (INSCRIBED by the author)

by Ege, Otto F.

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Published
1921
Edition
First Edition
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$210.00

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Baltimore: Norman T.A. Munder & Co. Printers, 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED on ffep "'To Mr. H.M. Kurtzworth/from/O.F. Ege June 29, '26". Ege was a teacher, lecturer, bookseller... He worked for many years at the Cleveland Institute of Art where he was Chair of the Department of Teacher Training, instructor of Lettering, Layout, and Typography and Dean. He was… Read more
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Bibliografia de Bernard Berenson

by Mostyn-Owen, William

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Published
1955
Edition
First edition; limited to 1000 copies
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$53.00

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Milan: Electa Editrice, 1955. First edition; limited to 1000 copies. 4to. 74pp. Black & white illustrations; facsimile copies of autographed pages, etc. Salmon paper covered boards; titles on paper labels to front board and spine. All edges neat and clean. Near fine. A bibliography of Bernard Berenson's works on Renaissance Italian painting written between 1894 to 1955; also includes… Read more
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New York - Chicago: American Wood Type Mfg. Co, 1938. Large 4to. 35, [1] pp. Illustrated with wood type fonts, ornaments and printing equipment. Orange & cream softcover with black lettering. Typograhical Union stamp on title page & very faintly on front & rear covers. A very good copy.
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$79.00
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Philadelphia: Royal Electrotype Company, 1929. First Edition. Small 4to. 53 pp. Frontispiece. black & white photo-illustrated plates depicting printing techniques. Business card for Royal Electrotype Co. employee (salesman?) laid in. Striking gilt, green brown & orange decorative wrappers in near fine condition (with minor wear to sine ends; minor foxing to endpapers). A scarce title; no copies currently on… Read more
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$263.00
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Sixteenth Century Bibliography Booklets 1 - 21; 23; 25 - 26; 31 (25 volumes)

by Various

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Published
1975
Edition
First Editions
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$263.00

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St. Louis: Center for Reformation Research, 1975. First Editions. Small octavos; various paginations in printed stapled wrappers. Generally Fine copies. 'The series is designed to offer bibliographic aids of different types to students of life and thought in the late medieval and early modern period. It aims to produce finding lists of CRR holdingsas well as bibliographies of primary… Read more
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Sixteenth Century Bibliography Booklets 1 - 7; 10 - 15; 20 (14 volumes)

by Various

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Published
1975
Edition
First Editions
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$105.00

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St. Louis: Center for Reformation Research, 1975. First Editions. Small octavos; various paginations in printed stapled wrappers. Generally Fine copies. 'The series is designed to offer bibliographic aids of different types to students of life and thought in the late medieval and early modern period. It aims to produce finding lists of CRR holdingsas well as bibliographies of primary… Read more
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Sixteenth Century Bibliography Booklets 1 - 7 (7 volumes)

by Various

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Published
1975
Edition
First Editions
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$79.00

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St. Louis: Center for Reformation Research, 1975. First Editions. Small octavos; various paginations in printed stapled wrappers. Generally Fine copies. 'The series is designed to offer bibliographic aids of different types to students of life and thought in the late medieval and early modern period. It aims to produce finding lists of CRR holdingsas well as bibliographies of primary… Read more
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A Short Bibliography for the Student of Oriental and Western Handknotted Rugs and Carpets

by Riefstahl, Rudolf M.

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Published
1926
Edition
First Edition
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$79.00

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New York: New York University Press Bookstore, 1926. First Edition. Octavo; 23pp. Very Good copy in original grey printe and stapled wrappers (now housed in a pressboard binder). Laid in is a single 8 1/2" x 17" printed sheet 'Short Bibliography of Rugs and Carpets (Oriental and European) compiled by Arthur U. Dilley.
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Three Private Presses (SIGNED)

by Sewell, Brocard

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Published
1979
Edition
First Edition Limited No. 148 of 250 copies SIGNED by the author
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$79.00

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Published by Christopher Skelton, 1979. First Edition Limited No. 148 of 250 copies SIGNED by the author. Large 8vo. 54, [1] pp. Bibliography. Folding facsimile broadside in rear pocket. Tissue guards inside front and rear covers present. Green cloth spine over color illustrated boards; gilt lettering to front cover & spine; in publisher's clear acetate dustjacket. A fine copy.… Read more
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Sir Emery Walker: 1851 - 1933 (SIGNED)

by Harrop, Dorothy A.

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Published
1986
Edition
First Edition Limited No. 131 of 350 copies SIGNED by the author
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$79.00

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London: The Nine Elms Press, 1986. First Edition Limited No. 131 of 350 copies SIGNED by the author. 8vo. 32, [4] pp. Bibliography. Mauve and lilac Morris 'Willow' pattern paper wrappers with lilac title label on front cover. Sir Emery Walker was an English engraver, photographer and printer, early socialist, friend and collaborator of William Morris, T. J. Cobden-Sanderson,… Read more
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Popierius Lietuvoje XV-XVIIIa = Paper in Lithuania in XV-XVIII Centuries

by Laucevicius, E. (The Central Library of the Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR)

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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$79.00

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Vilnius: Mintis, 1967. First Edition. Folio; 577pp in pale green cloth lettered in gold with illustration of papermaking on front cover. Reproduces 4276 paper watermarks used in Lithuania from the fifteenth through eighteenth centuries. Very heavy volume; foreign or expedited shipping will incur additional shipping charges.
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The Invention of Printing in China and Its Spread Westward

by Carter, Thomas Francis

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Published
1931
Edition
Revised Edition
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$53.00

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New York: Columbia University Press, 1931. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; xxvi, 282pp. Copiously illustrated including large foldout chart showing the 'History of Paper Manufacture, of Block Printing and of Typography in China, and Indications as to their; Course Westward,' Bibliography, Index. Laid in is a 1937 letter discussing Chinese coins. A fine copy in near fine dustjacket (darkening to… Read more
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The Minotaur (20 issues)

by Hussey, S. E.

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Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
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$473.00

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South Pasadena: Press of the Minotaur, 1966. First Edition. Complete in 20 issues. Small 8vo. Various paginations (8, 12, or 16 pp). Presscraft by Earl Foster Myers. Light blue or cream staplebound wrappers with color stylized image of a minotaur on front covers. Light age toning; small date stamps on rear covers of two issues; near fine copies… Read more
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Book of Intertype Faces. Shown in Series with One-Line Examples

by [Intertype Corporation]

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Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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$53.00

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New York: Intertype Corporation, 1927. First Edition. Quarto; 226pp; illustrations. A Very Good (some wear and rubbing) copy in printed green paper-covered boards embossed in gold; patterned endpapers. ''This book of Intertype faces shows a choice selection of material for the newspaper, commercial printer and general advertiser...'.
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image of 'The Library of Congress: Division of Chinese and Japanese Literature, 1930-1931' bound together with 'Orientalia Added 1931-32,' 'Orientalia Added 1932-33' etc.

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Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1941. First Edition thus. Octavo; 263-310pp; 184-215pp; 1-23pp; 1-21pp; 183-216pp; 168-204pp; 170-207pp; 210-248pp; 242-283pp; 154-187pp. A Fine copy of 10 annual 'The Division of Orientalia' reports extracted from the Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress from 1932 to 1941, and brought together in later green fabrikoid. A total of 10 Division… Read more
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The Visible Word

by Spencer, Herbert

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Published
1969
Edition
Second Edition, Revised
ISBN
9780803877337
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$53.00

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New York: Hastings House, 1969. Second Edition, Revised. Quarto; 107pp (22 are Bibliography); illustrations. Very Good copy in black paper-covered boards lettered in white. 'Legibility research in printing is concerned with the efficiency of the visible word. So, too, is the practice of typographical design. During the past century both researchers and designers have put forward proposals for making… Read more
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25: A Quarter-Century of Triumphs and Disasters in the Microcosm of the Private Press & Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing

by Duensing, Paul Hayden

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Published
1976
Edition
First Edition, Limited to 250 copies
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$158.00

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Kalamazoo, MI: The Private Press, 1976. First Edition, Limited to 250 copies. Square 8vo. [37] pp. Illustrations (some in color). Black cloth with red illustration & lettering. Minor wear else a fine copy. Paul Hayden Duensing (1950-2006) was a private typefounder and one of the founding members of the American Typecasting Fellowship. Duensing was an important part of the… Read more
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The Oxford History of the Irish Book: Volume IV The Irish Book in English 1800-1891

by Murphy, James H.

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Published
2011
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780198187318
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$158.00

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. First Edition. 8vo. xx, 732 pp. Illustrations; tables. Bibliography; Index. "... details the story of the book in Ireland from the Act of Union, which ended Ireland's lucrative exemption from British copyright, to the Irish revival." - rear cover.
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Printograms of an Old Printer

by Arnoldy, Bronislave

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Published
No date
Edition
First Edition Thus
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Detroit: Published by the author, No date. First Edition Thus. Small 8vo. [52] pp. Stiff tan softcover in very good condition (some smudging to covers; some internal smudging; minor pencil notations pertinent to the content). These Printograms are Editorials reprinted from "Craftopics" of the Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen, Detroit, Michigan.
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Bibliografia de Bernard Berenson

by Mostyn-Owen, William

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Published
1955
Edition
First edition; limited to 1000 copies
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$53.00

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Milan: Electa Editrice, 1955. First edition; limited to 1000 copies. 4to. 74pp. Black & white illustrations; facsimile copies of autographed pages, etc. Salmon paper covered boards; titles on paper labels to front board and spine. All edges neat and clean. Near fine.
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