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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.

New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.. VG+/VG. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0805036539 . No markings or names. ; Stated First; Cloth backed boards; 8vo; 638 p.; DJ .


Writers Foe Children: Critical Studies Of The Major Authors Since The Seventeenth Century

By Bingham, Jane M. (editor)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. VG+/VG. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. VG in VG DJ that has puncture to spine, minor edge wear. No markings or names. ; An essential reference work.; 4to; 661 p. .


1100 Obscure Points The Bibliographies of 25 English and 21 American Authors

By Schwartz, Dr. Jacob

London: The Ulysses Bookshop. VG/NONE. 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Bookshop stamp to front and rear pastedown. Cover shown wear at corners. ; 8vo; 95 p. .


Influences On California Printing

By Hart, James D> and Ward, Richie

Los Angeles, CA: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. F/NONE. 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Bibliography of Jake Zeitlin's Primavera Press; 8vo; 84 p. .


The New Colophon, Volume III 1950 A Book Collector's Miscellany
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The New Colophon, Volume III 1950 A Book Collector's Miscellany

By Various

New York, NY: Duschenes Crawford, Inc.. F/NONE. 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine condition, no names or markings. Hardcover, no DJ. ; Cover illustration on tan cloth by Fritz Kredel. One of 2500 copies printed by Peter Beilenson. Hersolt on Hans Christian Andersen's First Book, Balfour on The Hanging Judge, Fields on the Known Signatures of Button Gwinnett, Blanck on Huckleberry Finn, Schad on the Estelle Doheny Collection, McKay on Books about Books: 1949 and more. ; 4to; 375 p. .



By Oliphant, Dave, editor.

Austin, TX: University of Texas. VG/No dust jacket As Issued. 1995. Softcover. VG, light brown stain to front cover. No names or markings. Softcover. ; Interesting history of the Knopf publishing house. ; Nos 1 and 2; Vol. 26; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 p. .


Rare First Editions, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts, Fore - Edge Paintings, Many of Outstanding Importance Catalogue 908 Public Auction Sale December 8 and 9, 1947.

By Parke Bernet Galleries Inc

New York, NY: Parke-Bernet Galleries. VG/No dust jacket As Issued. 1947. Softcover. Very good, minor edge wear. No names or markings. ; Auction catalog of an important sale that featured works by Dickens (25) and Fore-Edge paintings (63). Also works by Lamb, Benjamin Franklin, Lincoln manuscripts, etc. Nice copy. WorldCat lists four copies in institutions. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 174 p. .



By American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc.

New York, NY: American Art Association. G/NONE. 1932. First Edition. Softcover. Good, edges of wrappers worn, No markings. Sticker affixed to inside front cover indicates this was the copy held by the Library of Estelle Doheny at 8 Chester Place, Los Angeles. No other markings. ; Foreword by Seymour de Ricci. With facsimile reproructions in b&w (four in color) , mostly in the exact size of the originals. Important sale held January 27 and 28, 1932. Doheny library copy. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


All Authors Are Equal The Publishing Life of Fredric Warburg 1936-1971

By WARBURG, Fredric

New York, NY: St. Martins. NF/VG. 1974. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a VG DJ with a closed tear to rear panel of DJ; Publishing history of Secker Warburg; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 p. .


In Quest of the Perfect Book Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.

By Orcutt, William Dana.

Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company. NF/NF. 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. NF, prior owner name and name stamp to front free endpaper in a VG+ DJ with light edge wear, small closed tear to DJ at flap edge. Corners lightly bumped. ; Prior owner was Francis Wheat, Wheat's signature to ffep, along with name stamp of Francis and Nancy Wheat. Nice copy, top edge gilt. Stated First Impression of the Trade Edition. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 316 p. .


A Promise Kept The Story of the James S. Copley Library

By Reilly, Richard

La Jolla, CA: Copley Books. F/No dust jacket As Issued. 1983. Special Edition. Hardcover. 0913938262 . Fine condition. ; Special Edition of 1983, an un-numbered copy signed by Helen K. Copley, the widow of James S. Copley and the head of the Copley publishing and media empire. Also signed by the author. Designed by Allan Zukor, Edited by Timothy l. Biel. Color frontis after a portrait of James Copley. Bookplate of James Strohn Copley affixed to front pastedown. Cardstock marbled endpapers. With notes and an extensive list of works consulted. The James S. Copley Library was dedicated on November 19, 1982 in La Jolla, CA. The collection was sold in 2010 and 2011 by Sotheby's in a series of eight auctions. It included a large selection of Americana and Californiana books and historical documents. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 174 p.; Signed by Author .


The Huntington Library  Treasures from Ten Centuries
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The Huntington Library Treasures from Ten Centuries

By Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Pr. NF/NONE. 2004. First Edition. Softcover. 087328206X . Near fine, no names or markings; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


Henry Edwards Huntington  His Life and Collections: A Docent Guide
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Henry Edwards Huntington His Life and Collections: A Docent Guide

By Spurgeon, Selena A.

San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press. NF/NONE. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0873281373 . Near fine; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 143 p. .


Histoire Generale Des Litteratures Etrangeres Tomes I And II

By Mortier, Raoul

Paris, France: Librarie Aristide Quillet. G/NONE. (1925). First Edition. Hardcover. Good, Volume I with cracked hinge at title page, strongly attached but threads visible. Volume II cloth bubbling at front cover and on spine edge, hinge starting. ; Text in French. Includes facsimile letters from noted authors such as DeFoe, Lord Byron. Preface by Maxime Gorki. Interesting resource. Two volume set. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .


The Author and His Audience

By Unknown [J. B. Lippincott Company]

Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company. NF/NF. 1967. First Edition. Hardcover. NF, small rub to top corner ffep, in NF acetate DJ ; Published on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the publishing house, according to a publisher's note laid in this is NOT a company history but is rather the story of how a book is published. Includes Medical and Educational publishing as well as a chronology of the publishing house. Also laid in is a presentation card from a Lippincott executive. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


European Graphic Arts The art of the book from Gutenberg to Picasso

By Roylance, Dale

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library. NF/NONE. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. Near fine; Well illustrated in b&w and in color; 9.10 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 189 p. .


The Amenities Of Book-collecting And Kindred Affections
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The Amenities Of Book-collecting And Kindred Affections

By Newton, A. Edward

Boston, MA: The Atlantic Monthly Press. VG/NONE. 1918 (1918). First Edition. Hardcover. Bookplate of Louise Adams Easton, a noted northern California, affixed to ffep. Affixed to ffep is a review of the book printed by the publisher. Very nice copy, clean and tightly bound, minor edge wear only. ; Color frontis. No index. Lacking errata slip. ; 8vo .


Books And Book Men

By Lang, Andrew

London, England: Longmans, Green & Company. VG+/NONE. 1887. Hardcover. VG+, ffep has paperclip indentation and small abrasion that has left a hole in the paper. Bookplate of Louise Adams Easton affixed to front pastedown. Easton was a noted Northern Californian. ; Very nice copy. ; 8vo .


The Dickens Dictionary A Key to the Characters and Principal Incidents in the Tales of Charles Dickens

By Pierce, Gilbert A. with Additions by William A. Wheeler

Boston, MA: James R. Osgood and Company. G+/NONE. 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Book is slightly cocked, corners bumped, light edge wear, Front corner of title lacking (does not affect text of title page). First edition (1872) . Frontis etching of Dickens with tissue guard. ; 8vo; 573 p. .


Dr. Flewelling & The Hoose Library Life and Letters of a Man and an Institution

By Nethery, Wallace

Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California Press. NF/NONE. 1976. Limited Edition. Hardcover; First Printing. Fine; Inscribed by the author on the ffep to Hugh Tolford. Limited edition of 500 copies printed by Lillian Marx at the Plantin Press. Includes an address by Heinrich Gomperz on the part of the Gomperz Collection commonly called by that name. ; 8vo; Signed by Author .


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