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    Jonathan James #05404 Stand-Up Doll, Five Costumes, Hats and Accessories by Victorianna

    Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1987. Softcover. Very nice; .


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    Jackanapes. Juliana H Ewing. by Juliana H Ewing

    Ewing, Juliana H. Jackanapes. London SPCK 1884. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. 1st edition. 8vo. Pictorial boards. Pp47. Title page illustrated and 15 illustrations within text by Caldecott. First issue with "Egad at end of p27, frontispiece numbered as p39. Boards bumped with light age tone and marks, some light foxing on some pages. Neat gift inscription of 1904 on top of title page. Very scarce first edition, first issue


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    Bookbindings by Harthan, John P

    London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1961. Revised edition. Cloth. Boards lightly rubbed else a near fine copy.. 33 pp., [1], Plates [79]. Bibliography. Index. Glossary. Illus. with b/w plates. 8vo. Victoria and Albert Museum Illustrated Booklet No. 2 first printed in 1950.


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    Victorian Book Design and Colour Printing by McLean, Ruari

    Published by Faber and Faber Ltd., 3 Queen Square, London Second Enlarged and Revised Edition 1972. 1972., 1972. Second edition greatly enlarged hard back binding in publisher's original oatmeal cloth covers, gilt and magenta title and author block lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 4to 11½'' x 9''. Contains [xii] 241 printed pages of text with with sixteen entirely new colour plates and numerous new black-and-white illustrations placed throughout the text. From the private library of Charles Benson (remote family connection to William Gilpin) with his bookplate to the front free end paper. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with light rubbing to the tips and top corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0571097928


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    The Gibson Craig Library. Catalogue of the Valuable and very extensive Library of the late James T. Gibson Craig, Esq. (removed from Edinburgh) by (AUCTION CATALOGUE: CRAIG, James Thomson Gibson)

    32 chromo-lithographic plates of bindings (one double-page). Three vols. in one. Thick & heavy very large 4to (340 x 255 mm.), cont. half-morocco & marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf (a bit rubbed & worn at extremities), spine gilt, t.e.g. London, Dryden Press for Sotheby's, 1887-1888. One of 100 large paper copies (our copy unnumbered); this is certainly the largest "large paper" copy of an auction catalogue ever produced. Gibson Craig (1799-1886), was a notable Scottish antiquary and one of the original members of the Bannatyne Club, who during his long life befriended Sir Walter Scott, Sir Henry Raeburn, Macauley, David Laing, et al. His library, 9404 lots, realized £15,509.4.6, a very considerable sum more than a hundred years ago. The principal treasures were historic Scottish and French gold-tooled bindings. The 32 chromo-lithographic plates reproduce bindings by Grolier (2), Henri II and Diane de Poitiers (2), Mary Queen of Scots (2), her husband the Earl of Bothwell, Duodo, De Thou (2), Longepierre, Hoym (2), Mme de Pompadour, Charles II of Spain, et al. Nice set, complete with the printed price lists which include buyers' names. ❧ De Ricci, p. 192. ODNB.


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    Bookbinding for Amateurs: Being Descriptions of the Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for Their Effective Use. by Crane, W.J.E

    London: L. Upcott Gill, 1899 Hardback, 125mm x 195mm tall (5" x 7.5" tall approx.). Pp viii, 184, with 156 text figs. + 16pp Publisher's adverts. Light rubs to edges and corners of cloth and prelims toned, otherwise good, in the original black & gilt decorated, cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Date of publication unstated, but assumed from reference in advert leaves.. Decorated Cloth. Good/No d/w. Sm 8vo..


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    CRAFT OF BOOKBINDING, A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK by Burdett, Eric

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1975. cloth. Bookbinding. 8vo. cloth. 400 pages. First edition. With many plates including some in color. (Brenni no.45). Excellent manual.


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    Livres precieux provenant des bibliotheques Louis Cartier..., Arpad Plesch et divers amateurs...28 November 1979... by Sotheby's (Firm)

    Monte Carlo: Sotheby, 1979. Catalogue of a sale held by Sotheby Parke Bernet, Monaco at the Sporting d'hiver, Monte Carlo, Wednesday 28 November 1979. Over 500 fine books, including many in fine bindings, from the libraries of Louis Cartier and Arpad Plesch. [138p.] : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 25cm. Cased in a half leather and marbled boards - this is fine. The Bound in catalogue just with some tone to some page edges. Well preserved. [ Location: BR1/1/5 ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Handmade Paper and Collage with Reed Stalks by Welch, Nancy

    Menlo Park, Calif.: 2008. 11 x 17 inches. Signed and dated in ink by the artist, verso.


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    Baroque book illustration : a short survey from the collection in the Department of Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library by Hofer, Philip

    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1970. Second Printing: [6], 43, [3] p., 149 pl. ; 29.0 cm. Originally published in 1951. This edition contains new introductory matter. Decent clean copy in a like complete dust jacket. Bookplate David M Kirkby to front pastedown.[ Location: Fp1/base ]. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    The Dressmaker by Gill, Eric (wood-engraving by)

    Ditchling: St. Dominic's Press (Douglas Pepler), [1923]. First edition thus. Ephemera. Lightly foxed. Broadside: 11 x 6 inches (27.8 x15.3 cm). Set in Caslon type and printed in black on hand-made paper. This is Broadside No. 1 (of 12 or 13).


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    A Course of Bookbinding and Bookcrafts for the Senior School. Books 1 & 2 by Johnson, George F., M.A

    London: Blackie & Son Limited, 1932 Two volumes each 150mm x 203mm tall (6" x 8" approx.). Respectively 63pp & 64pp, each illustrated throughout in line. Both volumes are good. in the original black-printed tan cloth-covered flexible card covers, Vol 1 having a couple of school library stamp impressions.. First Edition. Limp Cloth. Good. 8vo..


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    FLEMISH AND RELATED PANEL-STAMPED BINDINGS, EVIDENCE AND PRINCIPLES by Fogelmark, Staffan

    New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. cloth. Bookbinding. 4to. cloth. xviii, 252 pages. Ever since W. H. James Weale laid the foundations for the scholarly study of panel-stamped bindings in 1894, it has been universally assumed that the stamps were hand-engraved, and thus, that each panel was a unique artifact. However, Fogelmark discovered that virtually everything written since Weale's study has been based on a fundamental mistake. In Fogelmark's search for literature on blind panels, he had not been able to find a single item dealing with the all-important questions of production and technique. Fogelmark believes that one must understand the nature of the panel stamp and the basic rules that guided its use before discussing matters of attribution and iconography. He now presents decisive evidence that panel stamps were cast in metal rather than hand engraved and were often produced in multiple copies for wide distribution. Identical stamps could be used concurrently in different shops, different cities and even different countries. Fogelmark's research is based on many years research in a large number of European libraries and a detailed study of various technical and artistic features of the panels. This is a distinguished and highly original contribution to bookbinding history, which greatly extends knowledge of the late medieval booktrade. An exciting work, handsomely produced at The Stinehour Press.


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    A Marbler's Journey 'Beyond the Surface'. Illustrated article in Bookbinder. Journal of the Society of Bookbinders. Volume Eleven 1997 [ Volume 11 ] by Hall, Victoria

    Society of Bookbinders, 1997 178mm x 246mm tall (7" x 9.75" approx.). Pp 69-73 incl., with six colour-photo illustrations and one in b/w. This 76pp issue also contains contributions from Peter Corley, John Orr, R.E. Child, Roger Trise, Gina Isaac and Maureen Duke, with many excellent illustrations. Fine, in the original colour-photo-illustrated soft-covers.. Fine.


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    Paperworks: Fun to Make Cards, Models and Mobiles by Kim, Dette

    England: David Porteous Editions. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1994. First English Edition. Hardcover. 1870586042 . New, unread, unmarked with minimal handling wear such as minute rubbing at spine ends. Paperworks provides fun for anyone, young and not so young, who likes to cut paper shapes. This is an increasingly popular activity as paper sculpture is regularly feature in arts and crafts magazines. This book gives clear and concise instructions on materials and methods. Full scale templates guarantee success for everyone. From Easter bunnies to jungle tigers, not forgetting Father Christmas, over 50 items are shown in full color. There are also invitation cards, flowers, and much more.; 78 pages .


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    BOOKBINDING IN EARLY AMERICA by French, Hannah D

    Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1986. cloth. Bookbinding. 4to. cloth. xxiv, 230 pages. First edition. Contains previously published and unpublished works by Hannah French. Articles on Andrew Barclay, an early Boston binder, Henry B. Legg, Caleb Buglass, a Philadelphia binder, John Roulstone's Harvard bindings, and Thomas Jefferson's last binder, Frederick August Mayo. Also contains catalogues of bookbinding tools by Willman Spawn. Foreword by Marcus A. McCorison. Many illustrations.


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    Balloon Make A Doll House: Press Out & Play by Books, Balloon

    Balloon. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1999. Softcover. 0806937920 . A book that looks almost new, uncut. There might be a small indication where a price tag was removed. ; 12.50 X 9.44 X 0.28 inches; 20 pages .


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    Jakob Krause. Ein Kursächsischer Hofbuchbinder des 16. Jahrhunderts by SCHMIDT (Dr. Phil. Christel)

    Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925. First Edition, 4to, 83, [1]pp., 76 collotype plates of bindings, the tools used and binder's tickets, 4 of them in colours, illustrs., in the text, orig. decorated cloth, hinges slightly torn, corners bumped. An authoritative study of the activities of Jakob Krause, the famous Dresden 16th century bookbinder, his pupil Caspar Meuser, and the Augsburg form-cutter Thomas Kueckart as well as on Renaissance bookbinding in general. From the library of Pierre Berès.


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    Dolphin: bilingual picture book shop together forever (Paperback)(Chinese Edition) by [ AO ] AI DE WEN NA HUAI YA TE ZHU

    Changjiang children's Publishing House, 2016-10-01. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Paperback. Pub Date:2016-10-01 Pages:48p Language: Publisher: We will the children's Publishing House stick together. Always Always. together forever (Bilingual picture) with elegant watercolor tells the story of a special friend... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.


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    People & Paper… A History of Scott-Mobil, 1939-1989 [Paper, Corporate Histories] by Shackleford, R.B

    Mobile/Daphne, AL: Scott Paper Company/The New Providence Trading Co., 1989. Hardcover. Very Good. Mobile/Daphne, AL: Scott Paper Company/The New Providence Trading Co., 1989. Very Good. Navy cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 14.5 by 22.1 cm, ii 275 pp., illus. Very light shelf wear at the extremities, light scuffing, and some spotting along the bottom edge of the front cover. A rather biased corporate history of Scott from its beginnings, covering corporate management, logging, production, etc. <br/><br/>


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    A History of Paper-Manufacturing in the United States, 1690-1916 by WEEKS, Lyman Horace

    New York: Lockwood Trade Journal Company, 1916. First. hardcover. very good(-). Illus. 8vo, maroon cloth, spine ends and edges of corners rubbed, corners lightly bumped, pencil marks in some margins. New York: Lockwood Trade Journal Company, 1916.


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    STRATHMORE RENEWAL The Next Generation in Recycled Papers : Seeing : Details by Strathmore

    Strathmore. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. Square Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 78 pages .


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    London Bookbinders 1780-1840 by Ramsden, Charles

    London: Batsford, 1987. Reprint, 4to, 155pp, photo illustrations; VG Copy in VG DJ. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    Bookbinding (Pitman's Craft For All Series) by F. R. Smith

    I. Pitman, 1950. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1950. 113 pages. Green pictorial dust jacket over grey boards. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. The clipped dust jacket has moderate edge wear, tears and chips to edges and spine ends. Foxing to interior With some tanning to spine and edges.


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    BOOKBINDINGS & OTHER BIBLIOPHILY by Rhodes, Dennis E. (editor)

    Verona: Edizioni Valdonega, 1994. hardcover, dust jacket. Bookbinding. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 368 pages. First edition. For over forty years, Anthony Hobson has occupied a commanding position in the world of books. Succeeding his father, G. D. Hobson, the great historian of bookbinding, as head of Sotheby's book department, he ran it for some twenty years with equal commercial skill and scholarly learning. Since then, he has established an independent reputation with a series of studies of bookbinding and the history of books generally concerning subjects in Renaissance Italy. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, a group of his friends decided to honor his achievements with a collection of essays. Twelve contributors have provided essays on bookbinding and the history of books. The subjects range from great collectors, like Grolier, Mahieu, and Anne de Montmorency, to bookbinding techniques and the book trade. In geographical scope there are essays on Ethiopic bookbinding, the Visconti Library at Milan, and British book collectors in Italy. The book has been edited by Dennis Rhodes who has also compiled a bibliography of Anthony Hobson's writings. This book is itself a notable contribution to the history of books, bookbinding, and the book trade. It celebrates the achievements of a life devoted to these subjects. Available outside North & South America from Edizioni Valdonega.


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