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image of Scenery in Great Britain and Ireland in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860. [Together with:] Life in England in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860

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San Francisco: Alan Wofsey Fine Arts, 1991. 2 volumes, folio, pp. xxi, [1], 427, [1]; xx, iv, 399, [1]; title pages printed in red and black, text in double column, illustrated throughout; fine set in the dust jackets. Facsimile editions taken from the Dawson editions of 1972 which in turn were taken from the first privately printed editions at… Read more
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London: Messrs F.W. Bridges & Sons Ltd., and the Assoc. of British Manufacturers of Printers' Machinery Ltd, 1963. 8vo, 2 parts in 1, pp. 125, [1], 61, [3]; 49 plates (1 in color); original stiff wrappers printed in red and gray; light soiling to covers, near fine copy. The catalogue of the exhibition, inspired by Stanley Morison, on which… Read more
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Twelve centuries of bookbindings 400-1600

by Needham, Paul

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1979
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New York: Pierpont Morgan Library and the Oxford University Press, 1979. First edition, wrapper issue; 4to, illustrated in black-and-white and with 6 color plates, fine copy in original pictorial wrappers. Contained in a gray cloth clamshell box, paper label on spine. The history of bookbinding from its beginnings to the end of the sixteenth century based on the collection… Read more
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[New York, 1959. Edition ltd. to 1000 copies designed by Joseph Blumenthal and printed at the Spiral Press, 8vo, pp. [xvi], 240; fine in original cream cloth-backed red cloth, black leather label on spine, publisher's box. Biographies of 75 great scholars and collectors, Grolier members all. With a prospewctus, an invitation to the Grolier dinner, and a 3-p. typed… Read more
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image of Printing and the mind of man. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with a new introduction by Percy H. Muir

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Munchen: Karl Pressler, 1983. Folio, pp. xxv, [1], v-xxxiv, [2], 280; numerous facsimile illustrations throughout; fine copy in the jacket. A descriptive catalogue illustrating the impact of print on the evolution of western civilization, compiled and edited by John Carter and Percy H. Muir. One of the most famous book exhibitions of the 20th century, originally suggested by Stanley… Read more
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Bluntschli, Lieber and Laboulaye

by [Gilman, Daniel Colt ?]

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Published
1884
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Baltimore: privately printed for a few friends, 1884. Square 18mo, pp. 42, [2]; removed from binding, uncut and unopened, minor soiling to cover page, text clean and sound. A recounting of how the libraries and manuscripts of Bluntschli, Lieber and Laboulaye were brought together at John Hopkins University. Together the three men are credited with developing one of the… Read more
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image of A poem, delivered before the Mercantile Library Association, at their twenthy-fifth anniversary, October 15, 1845

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Boston: T. R. Marvin, 1845. First edition, 8vo, pp. 20; removed from binding, upper wrapper perished and lower present, note in pencil on verso of title leaf stating that this was a gift of US Senator Charles Sumner Esq. to Harvard, with deaccession stamp, text sound and clean.
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Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860

by Abbey, John Roland

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Published
1991
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San Francisco: Alan Wofsey Fine Arts, 1991. 2 volumes, folio, pp. xiii, [1], 299, [1]; xiv, 301-675, [1]; title page printed in red and black, text in double column, illustrated throughout; fine set in the dust jackets. A facsimile edition taken from the Dawson edition of 1972 which in turn was taken from the first privately printed edition at… Read more
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image of Encyclopaedia of literary and typographical anecdote; being a chronological digest of the most interesting facts illustrative of the history of literature and printing from the earliest period to the present time. Interspersed with biographical sketches of eminent booksellers, printers, typefounders, engravers, bookbinders and paper makers... Including curious particulars of the first introduction of printing ... [and] an account of the origin and progress of language..

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London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Second edition "to which are added a continuation ... comprising recent biographies, chiefly of booksellers, and a practical manual of printing," large thick 8vo, pp. vi, 32, 996, 12; 12 plates (1 folding), a number of illustrations in the text, recent quarter maroon niger, gilt-lettered direct on spine with raised bands; nice copy, with… Read more
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image of The art of illuminating as practised in Europe from the earliest times. Illustrated by borders, initial letters, and alphabets selected and chromolithographed by W. R. Tymms. With an essay and instructions by M. D. Wyatt

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London: published April 2nd by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen, 1860. 4to, chromolithograph title and half-title pages, pp. 104; 99 chromolithograph plates, plus a chromolithograph colophon; original gilt-decorated brown cloth with an all-over Grolieresque design, a.e.g.; the joints rehinged in brown cloth; the binding is sound and internally very clean. First published in folio 1859-60.
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American book-plates. A guide to their study with examples

by Allen, Charles Dexter, & Eben Newell Hewins

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Published
1905
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New York: The Macmillan Company, 1905. 8vo, pp. xiv, [2], 437, [1]; extensively illustrated with American bookplates; original blue cloth, gilt title on spine and upper cover; spine a touch faded and spotted, ownership stamp of C. R. Hathaway on front free endpaper; generally very good.
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Catalogue of works on alchemy and chemistry

by [Bolton, Henry Carrington]

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Published
1891
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New York: The Groiler Club, 1891. First edition, 16mo, pp. 32; original printed paper wrappers; wrappers lightly soiled, "from the private library of H. Carrington Bolton" in manuscript on cover and Bolton's name written in at the end of the preface. We were unable to confirm if it is his handwriting. 125 Years of Groiler Club exhibitions, P24.… Read more
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image of The origin and antiquity of engraving: with some remarks on the utility and pleasures of prints

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Philadelphia: George Gebbie, 1872. First edition, 8vo, pp. 62; previous owner's rubberstamp on title page, else a near fine, bright copy in original green cloth stamped in gilt on the upper cover and spine. This copy with an inscription in pencil to "Zavarr Wilmshurst with the compliments of Stephen English" at the top of the title page. Zavarr… Read more
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image of Kurt Londenberg Bucheinbände mit einem Vorwort von Herbert Freiherr von Buttlar und Texten von Hans Adolf Halbey und Kurt Londenberg. Herausgegeben von der Vereinigung

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[Offenbach am Main: Klingspor-Museum, 1965. Edition limited to 3000 copies, small 4to (approx. 10" x 7½"), pp. 95, [1]; 24 full-page illustrations of bindings (2 in color); original terracotta wrappers; generally fine. Laid in is a 16-pagew supplement Kurt Londenberg Werkverzeichnis 1965 bis 1971.
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Kurt Londenberg Bucheinbande (Herzog August Bibliothek, Nr. 26)

by Londenberg, Kurt

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Published
1978
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Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, 1978. 4to, pp. 96; 19 full-page photographic illustrations of bindings (1 in color); original white wrappers lettered in red on spine; near fine.
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New York: printed for the Association, 1938. 8vo, pp. 34; slightly sunned at the extremities, but near fine in original green cloth, black leather labels on spine and upper cover. Handsomely printed by Pynson Printers of New York.
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American first editions, their points and prices

by Miller, Leon

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Published
1933
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[Kansas City, MO]: The Westport Press, 1933. First edition; 12mo, pp. [4], iv, 98, [2]; original black cloth; gilt lettering; edges lightly scuffed; otherwise very good. Addenda and errata pasted on front endpaper and pastedown, a list of collectors of Fosteriana on the rear pastedown as well as a reference clipping of book sizes.
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image of A series of five volumes [all published] on the libraries of Providence, as below

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Providence: privately printed by [Eugene A. Clauss at the Ackerman-Standard Co.], 1936. All small 8vo, all with gravure frontispieces, all but the last in original glassine, all generally fine in original bindings: The John Carter Brown Library in Brown University, by Lawrence C. Wroth, librarian. Edition limited to 450 copies, pp. [6], 9-35, [3]; 1936; The Providence Public… Read more
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[Minneapolis]: [Ampersand Club], 1994. Broadside, 10.5 x 8.25 inches; fine copy. Reproduction of an 18th century woodcut depicting a bindery.
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image of History and laws of the library of Brown University [wrapper title]. Preface to the catalogue of the library of Brown University, with the laws of the library

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Providence, 1843. First edition, 8vo, pp. 26; original printed brown wrappers; fine. American Imprints 818; Bartlett, p. 58.
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