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The tradition of book-making is not just a craft--it is an art form. Back before the printing press made books easily available to the common citizen, great care was given to the formation of books. Some publishing houses have continued that long tradition in the form of fine press books. A fine press book can be identified by the fine press company that produced the book, and there are many fine press publishing and press houses across the globe. Some of these companies produce limited editions of classic titles exclusively, and these books tend to be highly sought-after by collectors.Due to the high quality and scarce nature of their publications, fine press books are often valuable. However, it is important to distinguish between fine press books and limited editions, as a limited edition is not necessarily a fine press book. A fine press book would have to be published by a fine press publishing house.



Tale of the House of the Wolfings, A by Morris, William

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1890. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Very Good. Tale of the House of the Wolfings, A: and All the Kindreds of the Mark Written in Prose and in Verse by William Morris; by Morris, William. Boston: Roberts Brothers. Printed by…

From MRM Books

$450.00


Gems for the Drawing Room - Fruit and Flowers - Books 1 and 2 by JERRARD, Paul & BAYLEY, J.W.N

London: Paul Jerrard, 1852. First Edition. Mid-nineteenth century opulence: two elaborate Victorian plate books with plates of fruit and flowers complimenting verse, fully printed in gilt. Two folios in original cloth with large colour card onlay on fron…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7500.00


Catalogue of a Collection of Early French Books in the Library of C. Fairfax Murray by Hugh W. Davies

Quarter white vegetable parchment with blue cloth covered boards, gold stamped lettering on spines. xviii,600; iv,601-1096,lxviii pages. The Holland Press reprint of the renowned Fairfax Murray catalogue. The original was limited to 100 copies. This editi…

From Four Rivers Books, LLC

$100.00


Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press by Alfred W. Pollard, John Henry Nash, Edward Johnston, and T. J. Cobden-Sanderson

Leaf book containing a leaf from the Doves Press edition of Goethe's Faust II. Texts include A Note by the Printer, a history of the Press and its types, a profile of Cobden-Sanderson by the noted calligrapher Edward Johnston, C-S's own "The Ideal Book or…

From Four Rivers Books, LLC

$425.00


Moby Dick by Melville, Herman; Kent, Rockwell [Illustrations]

New York: The Lakeside Press, 1930. First Edition Thus. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, in aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA

$18500.00


Plays of William Shakespeare in Thirty Seven Volumes by William Shakespeare

This set has often been called one of the masterpieces of Bruce Rogers' career. It certainly was a monumental project; he was responsible for all design aspects of the set and for the overall coordination of its production. This included the design of t…

From Four Rivers Books, LLC

$1600.00


Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving

New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Good. Maxfield Parrish. New York: R.H. Russell, 1900. The covers are faded, soiled, particularly the spine. The front hinge is starting to separate but still reasonably tighr. …

From West of Denver Books

$245.00


Maud. A Monodrama by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1893. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Good+. Maud. A Monodrama; by Tennyson, Alfred, Lord. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by William Morris, and published by Macmillan & Co., Bedford Street, Strand. 1…

From MRM Books

$3500.00


Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Full green linen with gold lettering on spine, marbled slipcase, (viii), 37 pages. One of an edition limited to 200 copies, 20 being for presentation. Ten engravings on copper and with a forward by David Jones. Printed under the supervision of Douglas Cle…

From Four Rivers Books, LLC

$600.00


Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair by Morris, William

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Limited First Edition. hardcover. Near Fine. Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair: (two-volume set); by Morris, William. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by and sold by William Morris. 1895. Lim…

From MRM Books

$2250.00


Hand and Soul by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, 1895. Limited First Edition. stiff vellum. Near Fine. Hand and Soul: (American edition); by Rossetti, Dante Gabriel. London/Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press. Printed by Printed in Hammersmith England but sold in America …

From MRM Books

$2000.00


La Chasse de Kaa by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Javal and Bordeaux, 1930. Limited Edition. JOUVE, Paul. Illustrated by one of the leading painters in France, this superb work brings Kipling's classic Jungle Book story into the realm of fine 20th century French publishing. Limited edition of 125…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$7850.00


Falbalas and Franfreluches by Barbier, George

Paris: Meynial, 1925. First Edition. George Barbier. A complete and excellent set of the five annual issues illustrated with a total of sixty beautiful pochoir plates, complete with decorated pochoir title pages. 'Falbalas and Franfreluches' (Fr…

From Rare Illustrated Books

AU$15000.00


DER SIEBENTE RING by STEFAN GEORGE

One of 500 copies in very good+ condition of First Edition on Japanese laid paper of poetry collection by Stefan George, one of Germany's most important poets. Inspired by the French symbolist poet Mallarmé's vision of art for arts sake, George devoted h…

From Varennes Books

$750.00


THE ROHAN BOOK OF HOURS.Bibliotheque Nationale Paris ( MS. LATIN 9471) by Rohan, the Duke of - BOOK OF HOURS - FACSIMILE

London: The Arcadia Press, 1974. Original Full Vellum. Fine. 4to. INTRODUCTION BY MILLARD MEISS. INTRODUCTION AND COMMENTARIES BY MARCEL THOMAS. PREFACE TO THIS LIMITED EDITION BY THE DUKE OF ROHAN. LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 55 COPIES OF WHICH THIS IS NUM…

From M.Pollak Antiquariat - Est.1899

$1000.00


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