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Mirrors of the Economy: Historic Share Certificates Europe Volume I Historische Aktien Europa Spiegelbilder Der Wirtschaft Deutschland Germany, Dänemark Denmark, Bulgarien Bulgaria, Belgien Belgium.

By Braun, Hans

Mainz: Verlag Hermann Schmidt , 1996. 326 pp. With 129 color plates of certificates of Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark and Germany, many full page. With chronological index. Text English and German. Fine in Fine dust jacket. The dust jacket seems to be uncommon. Oversize book: overseas customers please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost.. First Edition. Fine/Fine.


Sunshine & Stardust

By Witherby, Constance

Privately Printed, 1930. 121 pp. One of 750 copies printed by D. B. Updike at Merrymount Press. Blue cloth with blue/brown marbled paper over boards, top edges gilt. Juvenile poems published by the Witherby's mother, Dorothy Hunt, after the author's death at 15. Includes a handwritten note, presumably by Mrs. Hunt's secretary, dated June 1930 in Providence: " Dear Hope, Mrs. Hunt wants everyone in the class to have one of these books for a graduation present. I'm sorry this is so late. If you've already got one, would you send this Back? Love, Peggy." A lovely example of the little mysteries booksellers find in their stock. . First Edition, Limited. Hard Cover. Very Good.


British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955. Compact Edition. 27 Volumes.

New York: Readex Microprint, 1967. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. Approximately ten volumes of the original edition are contained in each volume. Greatly reduced type, requires a magnifier to read. Volumes are in Very Good+ to Fine condition. Oversize books: please request a shipping quote, or anticipate a request for additional postage; the book will ship at cost. . Compact Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+.


International Directory of Antiquarian Booksellers 1931/32

By Matthias, Richard, Editor

Weimar: Straubing & Müller vi, 336 pp. With numerous bookseller advertisements on endpapers and throughout text. Bookseller entries are in the language of their country of origin. Organized in three parts: Part I: list of firms in alphabetical order; Part II: list of firms arranged geographically by country and then by city; Part III: list of firms by speciality. Front hinge weak.. Hard Cover. GVG.


The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

By Rilke, Rainier Maria

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1987. [xii], 218, [10] pp. Translated by Stephen Mitchell. One of 800 numbered copies on mould-made Magnani paper, set in Monotype Didot and printed at Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. Designed by Benjamin Shiff. Bound by Recalcati of Milan in full vellum, gilt. In publisher’s slipcase. A series of semi-autobiographical notations by a Danish exile in Paris, the Notebooks is considered Rilke’s most important prose work. Some soiling to boards else VG in VG slipcase. . Limited Numbered Edition. Hard Cover with Slipcase. Very Good.


Flight into Egypt: Binding the Book

By Ely, Timothy

San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Chronicle Books LLC, 1995. Unpaginated. Forward by Terence McKenna, Introduction by Timothy Ely. There is a reproduction of Ely's signature on the leaf following the introduction - which might be confused for an actual signature, but when viewed under magnification shows the dots typical of reproduction. Publisher’s printed band of architects' vellum with description of book, wrapped around the back board and held by a sticker printed with a motif from Ely's work. One corner bumped. The forward edges of the band are somewhat frayed. May require extra postage if shipped internationally.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.


Leaves of History from the Archives of Boston Typographical Union No. XIII. From the Foundation of the Boston Typographical Society to the Diamond Jubilee of Its Successor

By Boston Typographical Union

Boston: George Coleman Company, 1923. xv, 126 pp. Dark green cloth, titles gilt. 18 illustrations. Light wear to spine edges, glue residue on front board, otherwise clean & tight, many uncut pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good.


The First Pirate

By Householder, Fred W

Oxford: University Press of America, 1943. Monograph. pp. 30-46. Reprinted from the transactions of The Bibliographical Society, The Library. Front cover detached, wear to edges. "We know of three early printed editions of the fourth book of St. Augustine's de Doctrina Christiana, to which the separate title de Arte Praedicandi was given by the author...". Paper Wrappers. Fair.


Practical Printing, A Handbook of the Art of Typography

By Southward, John

New York: Garland Publishing, 1980. 640 pp. Brown cloth, spine title gilt. Facsimile of the original 1882 edition printed in London. 3 plates, numerous wood engravings. Published just before mechanical typesetting became feasible, Practical Printing contains a last summation of the art of hand composition, with unusually detailed instructions for such difficult tasks as setting music type and tabular matter. Other interesting technical chapters on "Colour Printing" and on "Machine Printing." Printed on acid free paper. Fine, without dustjacket - as issued. . Hard Cover. Fine.


A Manual of the Art of Bookbinding , Containing Full Instructions in the Different Branches of Forwarding, Gilding, and Finishing.

By Nicholson, James B

New York: Garland Publishing, 1980. 325 pp. Brown cloth, title gilt on spine. Facsimile of the original 1856 edition printed by Henry Baird. With a new introduction by Sidney F. Hunter. 12 plates. Intended for book collectors and amateurs, as well as for the "practical workman," Nicholson's manual is thought to have been the first written by an American. American bookbinding equipment is illustrated throughout. Printed on acid free paper. Fine, without dustjacket - as issued. . Hard Cover. Fine.


John Fell, the University Press and the 'Fell' Types.

By Morison, Stanley

New York: Garland Publishing, 1981. 315 pp. Folio. Authorized facsimile of the original edition printed by Oxford at the Clarendon Press in 1967. Includes numerous illustrations within the text and 23 plates. With a new introduction by Nicolas Barker. John Fell established the French sixteenth-century and the Dutch seventeenth-century origins of these types. He attributes certain sizes to such celebrated early punchcutters as Claude Garamod, Robert Granhon, and Pierre Haultin. Brown cloth with titles gilt on spine, printed on acid free paper. Fine, without dustjacket as issued. Oversize book may require extra postage.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.


Style and Technique of Harry Dreve Schorr as Applied to Advertising Layout

By Schorr, Harry Dreve

New York: George Efron Publishing, 1956. Unpaginated. Given the subject, every page is profusely illustrated in black & white or halftone. Schorr's premise in writing the book was to show how "A special distinction and drama can be brought to any illustration, building , product, or whatnot, if the proper thinking is applied." Previous owner's stamp on front pastedown. A few marks in faint red pencil. Price-intact dustjacket is faded along spine; with closed tears, some repaired on back with cellophane tape.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/GVG.