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Ornamental Alphabets and Initials
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Ornamental Alphabets and Initials

By Harding, Alison

Thames and Hudson, 1983. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Includes 142 illustrations, 14 in color. Presents a variety of alphabets designed by calligraphers in the Middle Ages to the present. Shows how ornamental letters have developed. 96p. Measures 7x10 inches.

$12.00

The Library Book
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The Library Book

By Schuchat, Theodor

Madrona Publishers, 1985. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Unmarked text. Unclipped dust jacket with chipping, bends, and tears. Illustrations by Marvin Friedman. 218p. Measures 6.25x9.25 inches. Using the Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore as his main example, Schuchat offers a late 20th view on who decides what books go into a library and library funding.

$12.00

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (June - September 2013)
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (June - September 2013)

By Beausoleil, Beau; Bodman, Sarah

Center for the Books, NYC, 2013. Paperback. Good. A few marks in the introduction. Beautifully illustrated. Measures 6.75x9.25 inches. Includes artists' responses to the tragic loss of a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad that occurred as the result of a bomb explosion on March 5, 2007. Artists include Laurie Alpert, Guy Begbie, Ama Bolton, Cathy Deforest, Barbara Hosein, Susan Newmark, Roni Someck, and others

$12.00

From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (Gallery Booklet)
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From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress (Gallery Booklet)

By Library of Congress

Project Judaica Foundation, Library of Congress, 1991. Booklet (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked gallery booklet for a traveling exhibition. Small black and white thumbnails. 19p. Measures 7x12 inches. Brief explanatory note and glossary. Exhibition checklist.

$12.00

The Lindisfarne Gospels
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The Lindisfarne Gospels

By Backhouse, Janet

Pomegranate, 1995. Hardcover. Very Good. Unmarked. Beautiful illustrations throughout, including illustrated end papers. The history, artistic and stylistic development, meaning, and significance of this seventh-century English illuminated manuscript is discussed in detail. 64p. Bibliography. Measures 5x6.5 inches.

$12.00

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

By Basbanes, Nicholas A

Owl Books, 1999. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. New preface. 55 illustrations. One of the best books on book collectors ever written, certainly the best for this generation of collectors. Bibliography. Index. Notes. 638p. Measures 5.75x9 inches.

$14.00

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (San Francisco Center for the Book)
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here (San Francisco Center for the Book)

By Beausoleil, Beau; Bodman, Sarah

SFCB: San Francisco Center for the Book, 2007. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Beautifully illustrated. 112p. Measures 8 inches square. An Exhibition of Fifty Artist's Books, Created in Response of the March 5, 2007 Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of Booksellers." Includes artists' responses to the tragic loss of a cultural and intellectual hub in Baghdad that occurred as the result of a bomb explosion on March 5, 2007.

$20.00

A Visual Testimony: Judaica From the Vatican Library
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A Visual Testimony: Judaica From the Vatican Library

By Hiat, Rabbi Philip

Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL, 1987. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked text. Beautiful color plates. Notes from a talk about the exhibition on end page. 104p. Measures 9.25x12 inches. Inlaid Skirball Musuem brochure about the exhibition and a sheet with notes on Mary C. Boys comments on "An Oral Testimony: Catholic Jewish Relations Today.

$14.00

Carolingian Painting
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Carolingian Painting

By Mutherich, Florentine; Gaehde, Joachim E

George Braziller, 1976. Paperback. Good. Unmarked. Introduction by Florentine Mutherich. Provenances and commentaries by Joachim E. Gaehde. Beautifully illustrated. Features pages selected from important Eastern and Western manuscripts.

$12.00

Output Measures for Public Libraries: Manual of Standardized Procedures
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Output Measures for Public Libraries: Manual of Standardized Procedures

By Zweizig, Douglas and Eleanor Jo Rodger

ALA, 1982. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Good. Unmarked text. Topics include circulation per capita, in-library materials use per capita, subject and author fill rate, document delivery, etc. Glossary. Summary sheets. 100p. Library organization in the 20th century.

$12.00

Alphabet: Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy (Vol 34, No. 2, Winter 2009)
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Alphabet: Journal of the Friends of Calligraphy (Vol 34, No. 2, Winter 2009)

By Detrick, Judy (editor)

Friends of Calligraphy, 2009. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked text. Illustrated. Includes "Nature, Art and Calligraphy" on Sherrie Lovier's workshop, Oz Cooper's variations on numerals and more. 32p.

$12.00

The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duke of Berry
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The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duke of Berry

By Thomas, Marcel

George Braziller, 1979. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Translated from the French by Ursule Molinaro and Bruce Benderson. Illustrated. Commentaries. Bibliography. 41p.

$12.00

An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries
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An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries

By Thomas, Mary Augusta

Smithsonian Institution, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked text. Beautifully illustrated with full-color plates. 180p. Index. Foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn. Essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs L. Olson. Catalog for exhibition of the same name. Illustrated end pages.

$14.00

Christmas Exhibition: Gifts to the Libraries, 1979
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Christmas Exhibition: Gifts to the Libraries, 1979

By University of California, Berkeley Library

University of California, Berkeley, 1979. Pamphlet. Good. Unmarked text. A few spots on the cover. Checklist for exhibitions in libraries throughout the campus showcasing new additions to the library collection. Ten black and white images.

$12.00

The King's Library
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The King's Library

By Paintin, Elaine M

The British Library, 1989. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Price tag shadow on back cover. An illustrated account of the library of King George III, which includes fine examples of early printing and the outstanding maps and views of the King's Topographical Collection. The collection is now a part of The British Library. 32p.

$12.00

Introduction to Typography (Pelican Books A288)
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Introduction to Typography (Pelican Books A288)

By Simon, Oliver

Penguin Books in association with Faber and Faber, 1954. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. Glossary. 117p. A handbook which explains the principles of typography of the book from the beginning to end, with six pages in color and over seventy examples of such things as type faces, type setting, text pages, title pages, and decorative material. The author, Oliver Simon, was associated with Curwin Press from 1919-1955.

$12.00

Manual of Typography
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Manual of Typography

By McLean, Ruari

Thames and Hudson, 1980. Paperback. Very Good. Unmarked. 118 illustrations. 216p. Index. Ever since its invention in the fifteenth century printing has been based on the movable types, and this technology has conditioned the design of everything from pamphlets to newspapers, books and magazines. This book tackles the implications for designers of the typesetting revolution brought about by late 20th century technologies. Label on back cover.

$12.00

Schatten uit de Leidse Bibliotheek, 2 tot 25 juni, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden
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Schatten uit de Leidse Bibliotheek, 2 tot 25 juni, Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden

By Braches, E. et al

Stedelijk Museum, 1967. Library Binding. Good. Text in Dutch. Ex-library. Rebound (Pam binding). 8 illustrations. A catalogue of the exhibition, compiled by E. Braches, A. van Lutsenburg Mass, P. F. J. Obbema and R. Roolvink.

$30.00

Picturing the Apocalypse: Illustrated Leaves from a Medieval Spanish Manuscript
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Picturing the Apocalypse: Illustrated Leaves from a Medieval Spanish Manuscript

By Wixom, William D. and Margaret Lawson

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). Very Good. Unmarked. Focuses on a single work: The Beatus Manuscripts of the tenth to the thirteenth century. Glossy pictorial cover and extensively illustrated. 56 pages; Notes. References. Includes section on techniques and materials of the Beatus, with conservation illustrations. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Winter 2002, Volume LIX, No. 3.

$16.00

Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts
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Tradition and Innovation in Later Medieval English Manuscripts

By Scott, Kathleen L

British Library, 2007. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. An in-depth look at five highly significant and previously unstudied medieval manuscripts. Each of these works exhibits the beautiful illustration characteristic of the period, and with reproductions of over a hundred of the images from these manuscripts, this book is as visually stunning as it is informative.

$26.00

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