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MODELES DES CARACTERES DE L'IMPRIMERIE ET DES AUTRES CHOSES NECESSAIRES AUDIT ART. NOUVELLEMENT...
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MODELES DES CARACTERES DE L'IMPRIMERIE ET DES AUTRES CHOSES NECESSAIRES AUDIT ART. NOUVELLEMENT GRAVES. With an Introduction to Pierre Simon Fournier's MODELES ... by James Mosely

by Mosley, James

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London, England: Eugrammia Press, 1965. cloth, paper wrappers, both volumes enclosed in a slipcase. Fournier, Pierre Simon. oblong 4to. cloth, paper wrappers, both volumes enclosed in a slipcase. Facsimile of the 1742 manual accompanied by the 20 page introduction. 2 volumes. Printed in an edition limited to 600 copies. Loosely inserted in this copy is the 12 page publisher's catalogue describing this book and others they published. One joint split about one inch from opening of slipcase. Minor wear to slipcase. Else a pristine copy of this scarce facsimile. Reproduced from the copy in the Printing Library of the St. Bride Institute. Thirty-three plates depict samples of the types cut by Fournier c. 1742, which then appeared in his Manuel Typographique. Introduction by Mosley, renowned typography professor and then librarian at the St. Bride Printing Library. Printed in collotype by Louis van Leer & Co. of Amsterdam on rag cream paper. A consummate artist and craftsman, Fournier (1712 - 1768)… Read More
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Collection of Typophile Monographs 1942-1944
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Collection of Typophile Monographs 1942-1944

by Various

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Privately Printed for the Typophiles , 1942. 1942-1944. Five titles, Monographs # 3, 5, 9, 10, and 11. "An Interview with Archibald MacLeish" by Robert Van Gelder, 1942 at the Elm Tree Press, one of 325 copies; : "Let's give him Enough and On Time" 1943, one of 300 copies; "An A.B.C. Keepsake", Christmas 1944 at the Oxford Univ. Press, one of 325 copies; "Let Our Hearts Be Stout" 1944, printed by L.F. White Co.; and "The Typophilistines" N.D. (1944) printed by the Profile Press. All are Near Fine, slight toning, a few slight corner creases. . First EditionThus. Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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ROGER PAYNE ENGLISH BOOKBINDER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
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ROGER PAYNE ENGLISH BOOKBINDER OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

by Davenport, Cyril

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Chicago: Caxton Club. Very Good. 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 250 (1st. Ed). (xx) + 81pp. Illustrated with small margin drawings, and 30 pages of color & b/w plates plus 3 pages of Payne's Handwriting. Printed for Caxton Club on English handmade paper. Clean red cloth decorated with a gilt border and title on spine. Top edge gilt with deckle edges. Text is tight, clean & intact. Additional illustration, a frontispiece of Payne's shop. Top margin of rear endpaper has a narrow damp stain. All Tissue guards are present, a few are laid in. Spine is slightly color faded from the sun. Books on Books, Bookbinding. ; Color & B/W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 79 pages .
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Printing of To-Day; An Illustrated Survey of Post-war Typography in Europe and the United States
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Printing of To-Day; An Illustrated Survey of Post-war Typography in Europe and the United States

by Simon, Oliver; Rodenberg, Julius ; Introduction By Aldous Huxley

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London and New York: Peter Davies Ltd./ Harper and Bros., 1928. n the original cream boards patterned in blue, cream cloth spine lettered in gilt with blue lines, tipped-in errata slip. Printed at the Curwen Press. Near Fine, no jacket, cloth rubbed at corners. . First Edition. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Cavalier and Puritan; Ballads and Broadsides Illustrating the Period of the Great Rebellion...
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Cavalier and Puritan; Ballads and Broadsides Illustrating the Period of the Great Rebellion 1640-1660

by Rollins, Hyder E.

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New York: New York Univ Press, 1923. Uncommon in such lovely condition, most pages still uncut, Near Fine, a few small rubs to cloth at spine. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)

by Phillip Lee Phillips; Library of Congress

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First edition, four volumes, 1909-1920, Washington. Overall very good condition in original bindings. Notable for the complete absence of library or ownership markings. The only marking I can find is an old pencil note on the front blank of volume 3. Includes bound in errata slips and a promotional leaf for the series laid in. The boards have some dings to the corners. Volume 3 has the most condition issues: shows the most outer wear with some stains on the edges and wear on spine and boards (see scans). Bindings are all sound, which I expect can be an issue with this heavy set. A quite decent usable set. Please see scans of the books you will receive.
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The Care of Books
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The Care of Books: An Essay on the Development of Libraries and their Fittings, from the earliest times to the end of the Eighteenth Century

by Clark, John Willis

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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330 pages, 165 tissue-protected illustrations, coated paper. The covering of the spine is partially detached, and there is some rubbing and bumping. The binding is tight, and all pages are intact and clean. Bears the bookplate of Kenneth M. Setton of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, and Vernon Watney (presumably Vernon James Watney of the famous brewery, and thus probably from his library at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire).John Willis Clark (1833-1910), eminent Cambridge academic and polymath, wrote a groundbreaking study of the physical and technical characteristics of libraries from ancient times to about 1800, including the storage, care, protection, classification, regulation, retrieval, and provisions for the use of books, scrolls, documents, etc. The subject was, as he says in the preface, "entirely new" at the time.
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An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics;...
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An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics; including the Scriptores de re Rustica, Greek Romances, and Lexicons and Grammars: to which is added a complete Index Analyticus:.....

by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

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Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected
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Holborn Hill, Oxford, and Cambridge : Printed for W, Dwyer, Hanwell and Parker, Cooke, Deighton, and Barrett, 1804. Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected , 1804, bound in contemporary full vellum, red leather labels with gilt lettering and rules at spine, all edges gilt, pp. xx, lxxiii, 571, [1]errata. frontis. facsimile of Complutensian Polyglot text. with half-title. The bookplates of J. Keene Fleck, legendary Princeton bookseller front paste down, and John Clyde Oswald, president of the National Arts Club, printer, publisher and outstanding authority on Benjamin Franklin, rear pastedown. Very Good, a few tidy marginal pencil notations, inked letters verso front end page, vellum soiled, text with light toning, binding solid. A quite useful and solid copy with a unique provenance. . Second Edition, Enlarged and Corrected. Vellum. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Reliquiae Hearnianae; or, The Remains of Thomas Hearne, M.A., of Edmund Hall.  From Extracts from...
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Reliquiae Hearnianae; or, The Remains of Thomas Hearne, M.A., of Edmund Hall. From Extracts from His MS. Diaries, Collected, with a Few Notes. In Three Volumes ( Fine Binding by Matthews )

by Hearne, Thomas; Bliss, Philip

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London: John Russell Smith, 1869. RARE in fine bindings signed by Matthews ( William Matthews (1822-1896), the most prominent American bookbinder at that time). Full polished calf, the backs richly gilt with red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled end papers, top edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, frontispiece engraved portrait Vol. I. Near Fine, scant rubbing to boards, a quite lovely set. With 2 pp. typed scholar's notes on Hearne's biography, one page tipped at front end page Vol. I, the other page laid in. Small seller's label rear end pages. Thomas Hearne (1678 -1735) was an English historian and antiquarian whose editions of English medieval chronicles were important sources for later historians.. Second Edition, Enlarged. Full Calf. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Illus. by Jacket- E McKnight- Kauffer. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac
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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

by Field, Eugene

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Athens, Greece
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The Writings in Prose and Verse of Eugene Field. First edition. xiii+253 pp.+2 pl. h.t. 19,5x13,5 cm. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1896.
--- Cloth-bound (publishers cloth), with gilt lettering and decoration. Some wear to extremities. Top edges gilt. Fore-edge and bottom-edge untrimmed. Some numbers written and a stamp on endpapers. Very tight binding. Pages bright and clean.
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Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850; A comprehensive reference guide to the history and...

Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850; A comprehensive reference guide to the history and literature of exploration, travel and colonization between the years 1800 and 1850 [Part 2 of series] [From Steve Fossett collection]

by Howgego, Raymond John

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Potts Point NSW: Hordern House, 2004. First Edition. Fine/Fine. [11.25x8.5in]; xi [introduction], 690 pp.,732 articles with 4000 names of persons and ships, index of persons, index of ships; Gray green cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine, all edges trimmed, three gold page mark ribbons, light gray illustration of explorers looking at map on a promontory overlooking land on front and back end papers; Pictorial color illustration on dust jacket of Gill painting of Australian "Desert Interior" circa 1846 [also on end papers], black lettering on front and spine; Publisher prospectus tipped in. Raymond Howgego (1946- ) is an independent researcher, scholar and traveler. He has been researching the history of travel and exploration for much of his adult life. His first book in this series, Encyclopedia of Exploration To 1800, was issued in 2003 was the distillation of that research that took some fifteen years to complete. This book is the second in the series and cites more than 10,000… Read More
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STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES I-VII
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STUDIES IN SHERLOCK HOLMES I-VII

by Grazebrook, O. F.

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Rockville, Maryland
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Privately Printed: [London], n.d. [1949]. First Editions. Hardcover. Small Octavo, 58, 38, 38, 32, 30, 24, 32 pages; VG; rebound in full blue leather, gilt lettering to spine; marbled endpapers; with seperate title and half-title for each part; lacking wraps; NOTE: Shelved in Room G. 1308156. Special Collections.
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David R. Godine - Publisher 1970 - 1985; Fifteen Years of Quality Publishing (Publisher's...

David R. Godine - Publisher 1970 - 1985; Fifteen Years of Quality Publishing (Publisher's Promotional Poster)

by Lang, Glenna (Artist)

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Boston: David R, Godine, 1985. SCARCE publisher's promotional poster, 28" h x 20"w, featuring the artwork of Glenna Lang, who has illustrated numerous Godine publications and posters. Near Fine, bottom corner crease in margin. Well suited for framing, will be shipped loosely rolled in sturdy mailing tube. . First Printing. Poster. Near Fine. 28" h x 20"w.
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IN THE GARRET
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IN THE GARRET

by Van Vechten, Carl

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First Edition, First Printing
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Rockville, Maryland
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 347 pages; VG-/VG; Faded yellow spine with red lettering; Dustjacket has fading and single crease along spine, and minor soiling to front cover; Some edgewear to head/tail of spine, shelfwear to printed labels on cover and spine, and cornerwear to top corners; Textblock has minimal foxing to deckled bottom and fore-edge; Several pages remain uncut; CX consignment; Shelved in Room G. 1346217. Special Collections.
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The Book Collectors Club of Los Angeles, The First Dinner Meeting at Les Freres Taix, Tuesday,...
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The Book Collectors Club of Los Angeles, The First Dinner Meeting at Les Freres Taix, Tuesday, February 6, 1979

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Van Nuys, CA: Printed by Richard Hoffman, 1979. ASSOCIATION COPY, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED at titlle page -"for Gary with pleasure Bob Vosper". Inaugural speaker Robert Vosper was the Director, William Andrews Clark Library. Additionally SIGNED AND INSCRIBED in ink at final page, printed with the names of the Governing Board, by "Charles Heiskell 2/6/79" and "Printed by Richard Hoffman". Charles Heiskell was one of the 12 original members of the Governing Board, and the Gary referenced in Vosper's inscription was Gary Steigerwald, also one of the original Board members listed. One of 200 copies printed, WorldCat notes 5 institutional holdings. SCARCE and uniquely SIGNED AND INSCRIBED to a board member by the speaker, a fellow board member, and the printer. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. First Printing. String Tied. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Presentation Copy.
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