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Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Fredson Bowers

From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"
Miniature Books

Miniature Books

by Anne C Edison, Julian I Bromer

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index.
Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

Seeing Shelley Plain

Seeing Shelley Plain

by Robert a Wilson

The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

by Bernard C Middleton

Papermaking

Papermaking

by Dard Hunter

Book Collecting 2000

Book Collecting 2000

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Collected Books

Collected Books

by Allen and Patricia Ahearn

The 26 Letters

The 26 Letters

by Oscar Ogg

Fine Print

Fine Print

by Sandra Kirshenbaum

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

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A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas Basbanes

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A Rare Book Saga

by Hans Peter Kraus

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Among the Gently Mad

by Nicholas Basbanes

Books on Books Books & Ephemera

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by Orcutt, William Dana

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Basbanes, Nicholas a

Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

Scouts in Bondage: And Other Violations of Literary Propriety

by Bell, Michael

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2007. First American Edition . Hardcover. As New. Contains 45+ facsimile covers from pre-WWII books with double entendre, hilarious titles. Slim hardcover with DJ is AS NEW: appears never opened! Completely clean, binding tight & square, pages white, colors bright. Flawless!GUARANTEED gift-giving quality! NO other writing/underlining/highlighting; NOT ex-lib. Orig published in Britain in 2006, this is the First American Edition. 96 pagesPlease see... Read more
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$10.00
The Master's Hand:   Drawings and Manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan  Library, New York

The Master's Hand: Drawings and Manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York

by Denison, Cara Durour; Griswold, William M. ; Nelson, Christine; Parks, Robert; Turner, J. Rigbie; Woelkle, William M. ; Wieck, Roger S. ; Wiles, Stephanie

NY: Pierpont Morgan Library. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket scuffed.. 1998. Hardcover. 0875981267 . White cloth binding. A catalogue to accompany a sumptuous exhibition at the Museum Jean Tinguely in Basel and Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie in Frankfurt, 1998-1999. Bibliographic references, index, numerous color plates. Foreword by Charles E. Pierce, Jr. Text in German and English. A selection of drawings, music manuscripts, autographs and illuminated manuscripts from... Read more
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$25.00
The PRINTED BOOK In AMERICA

The PRINTED BOOK In AMERICA

by Blumenthal, Joseph. (1897-1990)

Boston, Massachusetts: David R. Godine - Publisher (In Association with the Dartmouth College Library), 1977. Reprint. Maroon cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Mustard yellow dust jacket, black lettering. A VG+ in a VG jacket. DJ have some light soiling, internally clean and bright.. xvi, 250 pp (including index). Illustrated. Tall 8vo.
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$45.00
Fine Print: Volume 9, Number 1, January, 1983: Valenti Angelo: 1897-1982

Fine Print: Volume 9, Number 1, January, 1983: Valenti Angelo: 1897-1982

by KIRSHENBAUM, Sandra, edited by

San Francisco, California: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1983. Softcover. Fine. First edition. Stapled quarto wrappers. Fine. Publisher's material laid in.
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$20.00
The Bookman, Christmas Number 1917

The Bookman, Christmas Number 1917

London: Hodder & Stoughton. Good; Covers scuffed and soiled, some light penciled marginalia . throughout. Lacks insert portfolio of plates by Eleanor F. Birkdale.. 1917. Softcover. Color printed tan card covers with photo reproduction of Rupert Brooke portrait affixed to front cover. Volume LIII, No. 315, December 1917. Monthly publication showcasing the publishers books and including many sample tipped-in illustrations. This issue features many photograph portrait reproductions of World War I... Read more
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$70.00
A Census of Bookplate Collections in Public College, and University Libraries in the United States (With Several Foreigh References)

A Census of Bookplate Collections in Public College, and University Libraries in the United States (With Several Foreigh References)

by Evans, Clara Therese & Carlyle S. Baer

Washington, D. C.: The Bruin Press, 1938. 1st. Paperback. Tall 8vo. 48 pp. Stiff tan wrappers, stab-stitched. A fine copy. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 17th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.
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$53.00
English Books 1475-1900

English Books 1475-1900

by Charles J. Sawyer and F. J> harvey Darton

Westminster, England: Charles J. Sawyer Ltd., 1927. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Two volume set, with one hundred illustration. Vol. 1 Caxton to Johnson, Vol. 2 Gray to Kipling. Both books are in near fine condition , with wear to spine ends and corners. Bound in red Buckram with gold lettering, top edges gilt. jackets are VG + with minor wear to extremities, now mylar protected. They are price guides and shows the romantic side... Read more
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$297.50
Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book, Volume 11, Number 1 (January 1985). Tenth Anniversary Issue

Fine Print: A Review for the Arts of the Book, Volume 11, Number 1 (January 1985). Tenth Anniversary Issue

by Kirshenbaum, Sandra (ed.); Walker, Scott; Taylor, W. Thomas; Duensing, Paul Hayden; Butler, Frances; Mowery, John Franklin; Blumenthal, Joseph; Levenson, Roger; D'Ooge, Craig

San Francisco: Fine Print, 1985. Softcover. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. Stapled binding is sound. Pages off-white, clean. Wrappers have light handling wear. Contents: Walker, Fine printing and trade book publishing: conflict and compromise. Taylor, Bookbinding: perspective and prescription. Duensing, Metal type: whither ten years hence? Butler, The social economy of the book. Mowery, The featured bookbinding: Pierre Lecuire's Cortège. Blumenthal, Book arts profile: August Heckscher,... Read more
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$20.00
Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

Late Antique And Early Christian Book Illumination

by Kurt Weitzmann

Braziller, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy.Oversized Hardcover Edition With Dustjacket. Nice Copy.Text Unmarked.Corners Slightly Bumped. . . Not Ex-Library Copy.Stated First Edition, First Printing.
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$19.94
Designing and Working with Gocco

Designing and Working with Gocco

by Shereen LaPlantz

Bayside, Humboldt County, California: Press de LaPlantz, 1996. First Edition. Trade Paperback . Near Fine. 36 pages, 16 original Gocco prints, 13 unnumbered leaves providing technical details for the prints, plus a four-color Gocco cover. In the 1980s and 1990s in Japan, Gocco was an extremely popular small, self-contained home screenprinting set. It acquired some cult status in the US, but never really caught on. LaPlantz, a tireless book-arts educator, fell in love with the technique and issued this... Read more
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$156.25
Exhibit of Rare Books and MSS on Accounting

Exhibit of Rare Books and MSS on Accounting

San Francisco: California Society of Certified Accountants, 1939. First Edition. Pamphlet . Good. 7 pages. Handlist for the exhibit at the Fairmont Hotel during the meeting of the American Institute of Accountants in September, 1939. Fragile. Acid paper chipping. Good only in original stapled wrappers.
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$18.75
Personal Impressions: The Small Printing Press in Nineteenth-Century America

Personal Impressions: The Small Printing Press in Nineteenth-Century America

by Elizabeth M. Harris

2004-08-04. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$130.42
Andrew Lang As Historian.  Being the Andrew Lang Lecture Delivered Before the University of St. Andrews 24 October 1930

Andrew Lang As Historian. Being the Andrew Lang Lecture Delivered Before the University of St. Andrews 24 October 1930

by Rait, Robert

Oxford University Press, 1930. 22pp, printed on laid paper, bound in stiff paper covers, with binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.
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$12.00
Story of the Chinese Book

Story of the Chinese Book

by Liu Kuo-Chun

Foreign Language Press, Peking, 1958. Softcover. Very Good Condition. A bit worn around the spine edges 87 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Books About Books; Books on Books; Inventory No: 228800..
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AU$15.00
44 Range Country Books Topped Out by J. Frank Dobie in 1941 & 44 More Range Country Books Topped Out by Jeff Dykes in 1971 (SIGNED by Jeff Dykes)

44 Range Country Books Topped Out by J. Frank Dobie in 1941 & 44 More Range Country Books Topped Out by Jeff Dykes in 1971 (SIGNED by Jeff Dykes)

by Dobie, J. Frank and Jeff Dykes

Austin: The Encino Press, 1972. First Edition, Limited to 1000 copies. SIGNED by Jeff Dykes. 8vo. vii, 32 pp. Title-page drawing by Will Crawford. Brown paper covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and illustrated paper label affixed to front cover. A fine copy in publisher's mylar dustjacket. Includes 88 cattle books, each with descriptive annotation.
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$32.00
Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

Outwitting History: The Amazing Adventures of a Man Who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

by Aaron Lansky

2004-08-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$35.57
Additions to Title-Page Borders 1485-1640

Additions to Title-Page Borders 1485-1640

by Ferguson, F.S

London: The Bibliographical Society, 1936. Wraps. Good. Printed wraps. Pagination runs 264-293, plus several pages of illustrations in the rear. An offprint from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, containing information on the discovery of 32 new compartments, with descriptions and names of the books in which they were found, This work is a supplement to "Title Page Borders used in England and Scotland 1485-1640." GOOD condition. Uneven browning and offsetting to the covers,... Read more
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$18.00
The English Bible in America.  A Bibliography of Editions of the Bible & the New Testament Published in America 1777-1957

The English Bible in America. A Bibliography of Editions of the Bible & the New Testament Published in America 1777-1957

by Hills, Margaret T. [edited by]

New York: American Bible Society and The New York Public Library, 1961. xxxv, [3], 477pp, bound in original blue cloth, with gilt lettering still bright, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Book.
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$85.00
Tristan and Isolde, from a Manuscript of "The Romance of Tristan" (15th  Century)

Tristan and Isolde, from a Manuscript of "The Romance of Tristan" (15th Century)

by Bise, Gabriel

Miller Graphics. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly scuffed and soiled.. 1978. Hardcover. Introduction by Dagmar Thoss. A detailed look at the sumptuously illustrated version of Tristan and Isolde from the collection of the National Library of Austria. Tan cloth binding. ; Illuminated Manuscripts; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 123 pages .
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$13.00
A Reference Gide to the Literature of Travel (University of Washington Publication in Language and Literature, Volume 10)

A Reference Gide to the Literature of Travel (University of Washington Publication in Language and Literature, Volume 10)

by Cox, Edward Godfrey

Seattle: The University of Washington, 1938 591 pages. General light use and wear, and an erased penciled name on blank front free end page. Otherwise a solid and clean copy.. First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.
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$25.00
CALIFORNIA LOCAL HISTORY, A Centennial Bibiography

CALIFORNIA LOCAL HISTORY, A Centennial Bibiography

by BLUMANN, Ethel; THOMAS, Mabel W. (Editors)

Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1950. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. (xvi) 576 pages. Dust jacket. Preface by Lawrence Clark Powell. Endpaper list of symbols for library holdings. Dark red cloth. 7" x 10 1/2". Histories of the State of California, References, Index of Authors and Publishers. Compiled by the California Library Association Committee on Local History. From the jacket flap: "Every reader interested in California should have access to this book. It is an... Read more
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$45.00
Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers

Fifty Years Among Authors, Books and Publishers

by J. C. Derby

2004-11-27. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$104.53
The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, Morristown...  Volume Three

The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed By the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter, Morristown... Volume Three

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1967 Pp: 987-1471, plus index. Covers are slight faded over spine and show a small tear at head. Light scuffs on cover. Volume remains tight, and is otherwise bright and crisp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.
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$25.00
Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century

Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century

by Roy Harley Lewis

1984-11-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$47.09
The Great Folio of 1623: Shakespeare's Plays in the Printing House

The Great Folio of 1623: Shakespeare's Plays in the Printing House

by Shroeder, John W

U.S.: Shoe String Press, 1956. 125 pages. Solid copy with light wear on covers. Has the usual university library markings but the interior text is unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.
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$40.00