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Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration
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Dorothy L. Sayers: The Centenary Celebration

By Sayers, Dorothy L. (Edited by Alzina Stone Dale)

New York: Walker & Co, 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by author Alzina Stone Dale, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean burgundy boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page "Alzina Stone Dale." 166 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; photo image of Dorothy Sayers on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nineteen ninety-three marked the celebration of the one hundredth birthday of Dorothy L. Sayers, and in honor of that centenary, Alzina Stone Dale gathered some of today's finest and most popular mystery writers and critics to discuss the ways in which Sayers--through her own crime writing an commentary--taught them their trade and the manner in which she viewed the mystery as a morality play.

$32.00

Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft
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Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft

By Hunter, Dard

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to upper and lower board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Illustrated with drawings and photographs, fold-out map in perfect condition. 398 pages + 23 page index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has one 3" crooked tear at spine fold, a few very tiny edge chips, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$125.00

In Quest of the Perfect Book
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In Quest of the Perfect Book

By Orcutt, William Dana

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1926. First Trade Edition (stated). Hardcover. Fine/Good. Stated First Trade edition in scarce original unclipped dust jacket. Decorated American trade binding. Clean brown cloth boards with gold decoration and lettering on cover, gold lettering with very small decoration on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks; top page edges are gilt. Beautiful color frontispiece illustration with clean printed tissue guard (Queen Mary's Psalter). Thoroughly illustrated. 317 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has some shallow edge chipping, 4" closed diagonal tear on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Accompany the author throughout his quest of the perfect book, to meet interesting people and become acquainted with the fascinations the book possesses as the product of an art. Unusual personal anecdotes and appealing romance enliven the authoritative presentation of the subject.

$75.00

Talking About Detective Fiction
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Talking About Detective Fiction

By James, P. D.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. First North American Edition, stated. Hardback. Fine/Fine. Stated First North American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine, gold author initials on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean unmarked endpapers. 198 pages + note about the author. Illustrated with cartoons about the detective genre. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

By Hammer, Joshua

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016. Third Printing. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. Third printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Unfaded black boards with cream spine, black lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 279 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. This book tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction.

$15.00

Books and Bidders
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Books and Bidders

By Rosenbach, A. S. W.

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1927. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket . First Edition, Published November, 1927. Brown cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and small auction gavel on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, slightest hint of fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Small and tasteful previous owner bookplate on front paste down. No other marks. Illustrated with drawings, photos and facsimiles. 311 pages with index.

$45.00

Books: A Memoir
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Books: A Memoir

By McMurtry, Larry

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Fine. Second printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with red spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean and bright with clean endpapers; small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$10.00

American Book Collector (Volume 6 / Number 3)
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American Book Collector (Volume 6 / Number 3)

By Miscellaneous

New York: American Book Collector, 1985. Magazine. Very Good+. American Book Collector Magazine (Volume 6/ Number 3 / New Series) - May/June 1985. Containing articles, news and reviews for the book collector. This issue features an Edward Gorey bibliographical checklist, and an article by Madeleine B. Stern on "Henry Stevens: "G.M.B." - a famous bookseller from the state of Vermont in the 19th century, among others. 68 pages. Magazine is clean (very slight age toning), with a few tiny edge nicks/ small closed edge tears.

$15.00

Bits From An Old Book Shop

By Williamson, R. M.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Very Good/no dust jacket. First Edition. Black stiff card wraps with faux leather finish, lovely paste-on decoration on cover and rear board. Small chips to edges, black leatherette spine covering chipped away but card covering still intact, title and author lettering on spine is still complete. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean, with very light foxing to a few pages. Charming collection of the thoughts and experiences of a bookseller. 119 pages.

$35.00

My Leigh Hunt Library - The First Editions, with 100 Illustrations
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My Leigh Hunt Library - The First Editions, with 100 Illustrations

By Brewer, Luther A.

New York: Burt Franklin, 1970. Hardcover. Near Fine/no dust jacket. Lovely, tight copy - very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful custom-printed bookplate of previous owner on front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrated in black and white. 391 pages with index.

$25.00

Quarto-Millenary
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Quarto-Millenary

By Miscellaneous

New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1959. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. First Limited Edition (this is "Office Copy" of 2,250 copies) in slipcase. Clean red cloth boards with black leather decorative medallion in center of front board, black leather spine with red label, gold lettering. Bevelled edges. No fraying, fading, or wear; very slight dents to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations in full color and black and white by the likes of Arthur Rackham, Matisse, and other greats. 295 pages with index. In original slipcase (black paper covered boards with red label) -- cracking to paper along one long edge.

$80.00

The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D
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The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts - Part One - A - D

By Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1941. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Good/good. Hardcover book and original dust jacket detailing the public exhibition and sale of A. Edward Newton's book collection on April 16 - April 18, 1941, following the famous book collector's death. This book comprises Part One of the sale (books with authors last names beginning with A - D). Book is blue-gray paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. One inch chip to paper at top spine edge, wear and short closed tear at bottom spine edge. Clean book, binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Beautiful black and white photographic endpapers (Newston reading in his lovely library in front of book; exterior photograph of Oak Knoll - his home - on rear endpapers). Frontispiece photo portrait of Newton. Book includes many images from items offered in the sale, including some in full color with tissue guards. Only markings in book are a few "price realized" numbers noted in soft pencil in margins. 230 pages. Dust jacket has edge chips and closed tears, but is quite clean and has a terrific photo of Newton standing in front of his book cases on front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Offers many great details in description of rare books by prominent authors offered for sale during the dispersal of this famous collection.

$25.00

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

By King, Stephen

New York: Scribner, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 288 pages. Clean dust jacket is unclipped (25.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE
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THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE

By James Keenan

Barnes & Noble, 2003. Stated First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a fine unclipped jacket. Black paper covered boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$12.00

Books from Chapel Hill - A Complete Catalogue 1923-1945
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Books from Chapel Hill - A Complete Catalogue 1923-1945

By University of North Carolina Press

Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1946. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. First Edition in original dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 206 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

Casanova Was a Book Lover: And Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities About the Writing, Selling and Reading of Books
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Casanova Was a Book Lover: And Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities About the Writing, Selling and Reading of Books

By Hamilton, John Maxwell

Louisiana State University Press, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Clean first edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 351 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
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The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

By Goodman, Allegra

New York: Dial Press, 2010. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Near Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Edition with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very light bumping to spine ends. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 394 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel which weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment.

$20.00

Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft
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Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft

By Adelphi University

Garden City: Adelphi University Press, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Paperback. Fine/No Dust jacket. Softcover booklet with stapled binding. Very clean stiff paper covers with illustration on cover. No creasing or wear. All pages clean, bright, unmarked. Illustrated. 23 pages. Limited to 500 copies (statement on last page of booklet).

$30.00

The Bookman's Manual - A Guide to Literature
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The Bookman's Manual - A Guide to Literature

By Graham, Bessie

New York: BR. R. Bowker Co., 1924. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust jacket. Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Clean beige cloth boards with green title box on cover and green lettering on spine. A little wear to front right board edge and corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 627 pages with index. An introduction to book knowledge with discussion of editions and their publishers of use to book sellers and collectors.

$20.00

Curiosities of Literature
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Curiosities of Literature

By Disraeli, Isaac

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1867. New Edition, In One Volume. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust jacket. 3/4 leather bound (green leather and cloth); clean, with no fraying or wear. Gold lettering on ribbed leather spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no foxing, in double column format. Clean marbled green endpapers. Previous owner name and July 1883 - London neatly penned at top of blank fly leaf. Small binder's label on lower corner of rear fixed endpaper "Verona Fine Hand Bindings - Kingston, Jamaica". Frontis portrait of Isaac Disraeli. 582 pages with index, plus publisher's advertising pages at rear of book. Fold-out manuscript of Mr. Pope's Manuscript Homer has a closed tear at one fold, a few short closed edge tears.

$50.00

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