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Japanese Bookbinding

Japanese Bookbinding

by Ikegami- Kojiro

Kojiro Ikegami, third generation in a line of professional bookbinders, is one of the few full-time practitioners of the craft in Japan. He has repaired innumerable antiquarian books, many designated as national treasures or important cultural properties, at his workshop in the Tokyo National Museum. In 1979 he received a distinguished government award—the Sixth Class Order of the Rising Sun—for his contribution to the conservation of significant books in Japan's history. Recently retired, he... Read more
Basic Bookbinding

Basic Bookbinding

by A W Lewis

Colonial Printer|The

Colonial Printer|The

by Lawrence C Wroth

Hand Bookbinding

Hand Bookbinding

by Aldren A Watson

Great Prints & Printmakers

Great Prints & Printmakers

by Herman J Wechsler

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

Bookbinding In Early America

Bookbinding In Early America

by Hannah D French

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Zaehnsdorfs

Zaehnsdorfs

by Frank Broomhead

Hand Bookbinding

Hand Bookbinding

by Aldren a Watson

London Book Binders 1780-1840

London Book Binders 1780-1840

by Charles Ramsden

Bookbinding Made Easy

Bookbinding Made Easy

by Lee M Klinefelter

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Hand Bookbinding

by Rh Value Publishing

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Headbands, How To Work Them

by Jane and Jenny Hille Greenfield

Paper Arts Books & Ephemera

Manufacture Of Paper

Manufacture Of Paper

by Davis, Charles Thomas

TÜRK KITAP KAPLARI

TÜRK KITAP KAPLARI

(Istanbul, Turkey): Kemal Çig, 1971. embossed cloth, dust jacket. Bookbinding. oblong 8vo. embossed cloth, dust jacket. 72 pages. Text in Turkish. Introduction, essays, bibliography. Color illustrations. Dust jacket torn at top edge and worn.
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$25.00
ROMANCE OF PAPER.|THE

ROMANCE OF PAPER.|THE

(Dalton, Mass: Crane & Co.), n.d.. self-paper wrappers. Papermaking. 8vo. self-paper wrappers. unpaginated. A small booklet on some of the history of papermaking, as well as the history of Crane & Co. With seven black-and-white illustrations. The last chapter is an invitation to come to the Old Stone Mill where Crane & Co. was founded, which is now the Crane Museum. Corners slightly bumped.
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$19.00
CATALOGUE OF THE PEPYS LIBRARY AT MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE. VOLUME VI. BINDINGS

CATALOGUE OF THE PEPYS LIBRARY AT MAGDALENE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE. VOLUME VI. BINDINGS

by Nixon, Howard M

Woodridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1984. cloth, dust jacket. Bookbinding. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxxii, 45 pages followed by 52 plates of bindings, some in color, and three plates of rubbings. S-K 1381. A superb collection of London bindings produced in the late 17th century. The tipped-in color plates are well produced. Jacket shows minor wear and sunning to spine, else fine.
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$188.00
ÉTAPES D'UN LIVRE LE PAPIER, L'ENCRE, LE MANUSCRIT, LA TYPOGRAPHIE, LA RELIURE, LA LIBRAIRIE, LES BIBLIOTHÈQUES, LE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ

ÉTAPES D'UN LIVRE LE PAPIER, L'ENCRE, LE MANUSCRIT, LA TYPOGRAPHIE, LA RELIURE, LA LIBRAIRIE, LES BIBLIOTHÈQUES, LE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ

by Thevenin, Leon & Georges Lemierre

Paris: Libraire Hachette, 1922. decorated cloth. tall 8vo. decorated cloth. 208 pages. First edition. A history of the production of the book with 120 illustrations. Covers faded and spotted with a tear along top of back hinge. Paper is browned; With the Randeria bookplate.
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$44.00
QUATRE SIÈCLES DE BIBLIOPHILE. DU BERCEAU DE L'IMPRIMERIE AU ROMANTISME

QUATRE SIÈCLES DE BIBLIOPHILE. DU BERCEAU DE L'IMPRIMERIE AU ROMANTISME

by 14

Chartres: Librairie Sourget, 1996. cloth, dust jacket. Sourget, Patrick et Élisabeth. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), 343, (4) pages. Sumptuously produced catalogue XIV. Includes 150 entries spanning all topics, accompanied by detailed descriptions, photos of the beautifully-bound books and illustrations from them, most full-page and in lavish color. Portrays maps from l'Histoire de la Nouvelle France1609), by Marc Lescarbot; samples of the watercolor plants and flowers attributed to Pierre-Joseph... Read more
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$94.00
HANDBOOK FOR THE STUDY OF BOOK HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES

HANDBOOK FOR THE STUDY OF BOOK HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES

by Zboray, Ronald J. and Mary Saracino Zboray

Washington: Center for the Book - Library of Congress, 2000. stiff paper wrappers. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. ix, (3), 155+(1) pages. Preface by John Cole. Arranged in three major sections: Introduction on the field of book history; How to Locate and Use Sources including information on publishers, writers, printers, booksellers, distributors, consumers, etc.; and Conclusion giving thoughts on the future of book history. With appendices giving important periodicals in the field and suggested... Read more
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$15.00
VON BUCHERN UND BIBLIOTHEKEN

VON BUCHERN UND BIBLIOTHEKEN

by Mummendey, Richard

Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1964. cloth. small 4to. cloth. 360 pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. A history of the book and its production, collecting, and storage in libraries. Over 150 illustrations.
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$41.00
PERMEABILITY OF ORGANIC MATERIALS TO GASES AND VAPORS

PERMEABILITY OF ORGANIC MATERIALS TO GASES AND VAPORS

by Wilkinson, Sally, Curtis L. Brown, and Jack Weiner

Appleton, WI: The Institute of Paper Chemistry, 1956. stiff paper wrappers. Papermaking. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 172 pages. Bibliographic series, Number 169, Supplement I. Contains 435 entries and indices. Withdrawn library copy from library. Soiling to covers and edges, closed tear at top and bottom of spine, corners beginning to curl, moderately worn.
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$31.00
AMERICAN SIGNED BINDINGS THROUGH 1876

AMERICAN SIGNED BINDINGS THROUGH 1876

by Spawn, Willman and Thomas E. Kinsella

New Castle and Bryn Mawr: Oak Knoll Press & Bryn Mawr College Library, 2007. unbound. Bookbinding. 4to. unbound. 300 pages. First edition. Smyth-sewn book block complete with end sheets but without a case. In this the first major study of American signed book bindings, Willman Spawn and Thomas E. Kinsella describe and illustrate 315 bookbinder's tickets, stamps, and engraved designations dating from the 1750s through 1876. The details of the study reveal a vibrant segment of the book trade, deeply... Read more
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$60.00
PENCIL TO PRESS, HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE

PENCIL TO PRESS, HOW THIS BOOK CAME TO BE

by Spector, Marjorie

New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co, 1975. boards, dust jacket. square 8vo. boards, dust jacket. 96 pages. First edition, a library edition. A well-illustrated look at how a book is produced and distributed written for a young adult.
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$22.00
GRAMMAR OF COLOR, ARRANGEMENTS OF STRATHMORE PAPERS IN A VARIETY OF PRINTED COLOR COMBINATION ACCORDING TO THE MUNSELL COLOR SYSTEM.|A

GRAMMAR OF COLOR, ARRANGEMENTS OF STRATHMORE PAPERS IN A VARIETY OF PRINTED COLOR COMBINATION ACCORDING TO THE MUNSELL COLOR SYSTEM.|A

by Munsell, A.H

Mittineague: Strathmore Paper Company, 1921. cloth-backed boards. tall 4to. cloth-backed boards. 28, (4) pages. With text illustrating the application of the system by T.M. Cleland who also designed the book and provided the decorations. Rudolph Ruzicka provided the decorative designs on the color sheets. Accompanied by the 19 specimen sheets with folded flaps bound in at the end. Lacking the accompaning folder with additional specimens. Aside from a bump to the foredge of both the front and rear... Read more
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$188.00
LET'S BIND A BOOK

LET'S BIND A BOOK

by Pratt, Guy A

New York: Bruce Publishing Co, 1940. cloth. Bookbinding. 8vo. cloth. ix, 137 pages. First edition. Step-by-step approach to bookbinding with over 100 illustrations and a glossary of terms. Lacking dust jacket. Head of spine worn. Shaken.
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$13.00
NOTES ON A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY COFFERET

NOTES ON A FIFTEENTH-CENTURY COFFERET

by Kup, Karl

N.P.: n.p., n.d.. stiff paper wrappers. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 62-66 printed recto only. Off-print of the article from the London Connoisseur, September 1957. Contains ten black-and-white illustrations. A cofferet is a box specially built for a book. Note on first page reads "Gift of C. F. Bühler Sept. 30, 1957." Edges chipped and faded, wrappers soiled in places.
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$19.00
BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE FEU ÉDOUARD RAHIR, ANCIEN LIBRAIRE. SIXIÈME ET DERNIÈRE PARTIE.|LA

BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE FEU ÉDOUARD RAHIR, ANCIEN LIBRAIRE. SIXIÈME ET DERNIÈRE PARTIE.|LA

by Rahir, Edouard

Paris: Francisque Lefrançois, 1938. quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Bookbinding. small 4to. quarter red calf stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. (iv), 113, (3) pages. The sixth and last part of this famous sale (Blogie 341). Édouard Rahir (1862-1924) was a well-known antiquarian bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher in Paris (for a time the publisher for the Société des Bibliophiles François). He had a long-standing business relationship with Quaritch in London and was the author of... Read more
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$119.00
ENCHIRIDION OF EPICTETUS: A MANUAL FOR LIVING.|THE

ENCHIRIDION OF EPICTETUS: A MANUAL FOR LIVING.|THE

by Epictetus & Arrian (editor)

Austin, TX: Press Intermezzo, 1997. half leather / half pewter, clamshell box. Press Intermezzo. 12mo. half leather / half pewter, clamshell box. (54) pages. Limited to 175 copies. This copy is bound by Monique Lallier in pewter and purple goat skin leather with pewter making up the inside doublures. The design is of crushed pewter. Top edge graphite. Embroidered end bands with silk thread. Signed on the rear free-endpaper (leather). In a custom cloth clamshell box with leather spine label with the... Read more
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$3688.00
SAMMELN UND SICHTEN, EINE PRAKTISCHE GRAPHIKKUNDE

SAMMELN UND SICHTEN, EINE PRAKTISCHE GRAPHIKKUNDE

by Schweidler, Max

Innsbruck: Universitäts-Verlag Wagner, 1941. cloth. 8vo. cloth. viii, 211 pages followed by 11 pages of plates. Written in German. With a foreword and index. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed, spine faded, boards slightly cocked. With the bookplate of Oak Knoll designating this as from the library of H. P. Kraus.
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$25.00
HENRI CREUZEVAULT 1905-1971

HENRI CREUZEVAULT 1905-1971

by Creuzevault, Colette

Paris: Galerie Colette Creuzevault, 1987. stiff paper wrappers. Bookbinding. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 23+(1) pages. Prospectus to this multiple volume set which was to be issued on the binding work of Creuzevault. With illustrations in color showing his work. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.
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$25.00
BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR

BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR

Paris: Ader Tajan, 1991. stiff paper wrappers. Bookbinding. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Auction sale held on November 25th, 1991. 225 lots described with many illustrations including a number in color. Prices realized loosely inserted. Randeria bookplate on half-title.
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$21.00
BOOK LIFE

BOOK LIFE

(New York, NY: Library Binding Institute), 1939. self paper wrappers in folder. Bookbinding. 8vo. self paper wrappers in folder. 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1) pages. 4 Volumes. Volume 1, Nos. 1-4. Published by the Library Binding Institute with list of members on back cover. Introductory notice laid in Vol. 1, No. 1. Published by an association of library binders.
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$38.00
350 LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS, ILLUSTRATIFS OU ILLUSTRES DU DIX-SEPTIÈME AU DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE

350 LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS, ILLUSTRATIFS OU ILLUSTRES DU DIX-SEPTIÈME AU DIX-NEUVIÈME SIÈCLE

by 64

(Paris): Pierre Berès, n.d.. boards, dust jacket. Berès, Pierre. small 4to. boards, dust jacket. 350 items described. Catalogue 64. Profusely illustrated dealer's catalogue. Many fine bindings illustrated.
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$25.00
EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF ROGER PAYNE

EXTRACTS FROM THE DIARY OF ROGER PAYNE

New York: Harbor Press, 1928. boards, paper cover label. Bookbinding. tall 12mo. boards, paper cover label. (x), 28, (2) pages. Limited to 525 copies printed for members of the Institute of Graphic Arts. Spine lacking, else very good. Spoof in which a supposed diary of Roger Payne, the famous English bookbinder, is reproduced.
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$13.00
BOOKMAKING".|

BOOKMAKING".|

1963. cloth, marbled endpapers. large 8vo. cloth, marbled endpapers. 114, (2) pages. This issue of Publisher's Weekly from January 7, 1963 Vol. 183 No. 1 features articles on the outlook for the new year and as reflections on the year just past, as well as the usual weekly record of books for sale and news. Of special interest is the article on Bookmaking, with sections on bookbinding, book cover design, art books, and a new way to set Chinese charaters.
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$19.00
WEISSE KUNST, 125 JAHRE J.W. ZANDERS

WEISSE KUNST, 125 JAHRE J.W. ZANDERS

by Niebelschutz, Wolf V

N.P.: J.W. Zanders, 1954. parchment- backed boards, slipcase. Papermaking. 4to. parchment- backed boards, slipcase. 70, (6) pages. Issued on the 125th anniversary of this papermaking firm. Filled with drawings of the process and plant by the artist, Fritz Busse, some of which are in color. Well preserved copy.
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$38.00
PAPERS FOR ANNUAL REPORTS

PAPERS FOR ANNUAL REPORTS

by Standard

Richmond: Standard Paper Manufacturing Co, 1970. plastic ring bound, stiff paper covers, dust jacket. Paper Specimens. square 4to. plastic ring bound, stiff paper covers, dust jacket. About 17 Standard papers displayed in a specimen book which has the appearance of an annual report, complete with corporate-style illustrations and artwork. Dust jacket somewhat soiled, worn.
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$22.00
GESCHICHTE DER BERNER PAPIERMÜHLEN

GESCHICHTE DER BERNER PAPIERMÜHLEN

by Fluri, Adolf and Muri

(Schinznach-Bad): Schweizer Papierhistoriker, 1975. stiff paper wrappers. Papermaking. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 44 pages. Eine Chronologie. Written in German. Limited to 520 copies, 500 of which were numbered and released for sale. A chronological history of three paper mills near Berne, the capital of Switzerland. With a foreword, resumé (written in French), summary (written in English), a bibliography, and a list of other publications by the SPH. Binding edges untrimmed, top spine and two corners... Read more
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$34.00