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London: Printed for the Editor and sold by Mr. T. Payne and Son, 1790. small 4to. modern quarter leather with leather tips, marbled paper-covered boards. 1309-1875+(1) pages, with one additional leaf of plates. Volume one and two only. The book collector and map- and bookseller William Herbert (1718-1795) owned Joseph Ames' (1688/9-1759) interleaved copy of the first version of this work, written by Ames and published in 1749. Herbert expanded the Antiquities to three volumes..... READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUITIES; OR AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF PRINTING IN...
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 54956
London: Printed for the Editor [sic] William Herbert, 1785-1790. thick 4to. Vol I is modern cloth, Vol II and III are contemporary calf with gilt on spine, five raised bands. frontis., ii],[i]-iv,xliv,[i blank],684,[2 blanks],[1 index],[1 blank]; [ii],685-1308,[2 index]; [ii],1309-1875,pp. THREE VOLUMES. Herbert's continuation and revision of Ames' celebrated 'Typographical Antiquities', which was first published in 1749. A result of years of research, this is a mammoth compilation of biographical information on early British and Irish..... READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUITIES: OR AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF PRINTING IN...
Price: $500.00 Order nr. 30692
South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1977). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. Useful for anyone wanting to know what books or periodicals are available in the area of books on books. Emphasizes amateur printing. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO PRINTING AS AN AVOCATION
Price: $8.00 Order nr. 13665
New York: Harper & Row, (1972). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 374, (2) pages. Revised edition. 21 chapters covering every part of a printing operation. Includes a glossary of terms. Name in ink at top of free endpaper. READ MORE about INK ON PAPER 2, A HANDBOOK OF THE GRAPHIC ARTS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 13789
Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1969. square 8vo. paper wrappers. x, 39 pages. An essential guide to the study of French printing manuals. Fine condition. READ MORE about FRENCH LETTERPRESS PRINTING A LIST OF FRENCH PRINTING MANUALS AND OTHER TEXTS IN FRENCH BEARING...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 57688
A Guide to its Collections
New Haven: Yale University Press, (1994). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 123+(3) pages. A Guide to its Collections. Second edition. An extensive guide to the renowned Beinecke Library, with a focus on American, German, and Western Americana literature. Slight shelfwear. READ MORE about THE BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 97549
New York: Oxford University Press, 1938. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 122 pages. Second edition. Spine sunned. READ MORE about MANUSCRIPT & PROOF, THE PREPARATION OF MANUSCRIPT FOR THE PRINTER AND THE HANDLING OF THE PROOFS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 16983
New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1945. 8vo. cloth. xii,449; vii,527 pages. 2 volumes. Reprint of the 1880-1886 first edition. The most important bibliography of books about the history of printing and fringe areas surrounding the art of printing. The print size in this reprint is enlarged from the original. Near fine. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING WITH NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 15676
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type specimen book, also the first English..... READ MORE about A PAIR ON PRINTING
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 1353
Oneonta, NY: Henry G. Bishop, 1903. Publisher. (1903), small 8vo., cloth. (xiii), 170, (4) pages. Fourth edition of this book first printed in 1887. A concise, yet exhaustive work, devoted to the practical side of printing. An instructor for the learner and a reference for the advanced. Pencil and ink notes on free endpaper. READ MORE about PRACTICAL PRINTER: A BOOK OF INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS;A BOOK OF REF
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 20992
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 225 pages. First edition in English. (Appleton p.15). Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg. Near fine in very good dust jacket. READ MORE about THE ORIGINS OF PRINTING AND ENGRAVING
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 114426
Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Library, (1989). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 250, (2) pages. Reprint of first edition. A study of the more interesting of American typographers from colonial times to the present. Well illustrated. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK IN AMERICA
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 34364
New York: The Grolier Club, (1982). 8vo. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, slipcase. viii, 153, (3) pages. First edition, one of 300 numbered copies signed by Blumenthal and issued thus for the Grolier Club (Asaf 142). Illustrated autobiography by this book designer. With information on The Spiral Press. Printed by the Stinehour Press. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC YEARS, A PRINTER'S JOURNEY THROUGH A HALF-CENTURY. 1925-1975
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 32978
London: Wyman & Son, n.d. small 8vo. original cloth. 55, 16 pages. Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. (Bridson & Wakeman E173 - didn't see a copy of the first or third edition). Revised and Enlarged Edition. Translated by E. Menken. With illustrations of equipment. Bookplate on front pastedown. Front and rear gutters cracked. Spine worn, endpapers stained. READ MORE about ZINCOGRAPHY, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE ART AS PRACTISED IN CONNEXION WITH LETTERPRESS PRINTING
Price: $135.00 Order nr. 134983
Boston: Society of Printers, 1916. 8vo. cloth backed boards, paper cover label. 50 pages. First edition, limited to only 250 copies. Printed by the University Press. This interesting copy contains a four page brochure issued by the Society of Printers for a meeting held in 1947 in which George Marsh was going to talk on "New Methods and Materials and their Influence on Style." The brochure give a two page biographical sketch of Marsh and..... READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI OF PARMA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 78166
Boston: Society of Printers, 1916. 8vo. cloth backed boards, paper cover label. 50 pages. First edition, limited to only 250 copies. Printed by the University Press. Soiling around the edges of the covers. Spine lacking. Bookplate of Frederic Melcher on front pastedown. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI OF PARMA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 134944
Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1977). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xi, 263 pages. Corrected edition, second printing. Contains a history of book-making and simple binding techniques for the amateur, including related crafts such as making folders, files, note pads, cards, boxes, etc. Includes a large section on various techniques for making decorated papers to use in binding. Illustrated with many drawings and photographs. Light soiling to covers and light toning to the textblock. Else fine..... READ MORE about CREATIVE BOOKBINDING
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 72034
Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1928. 4to. cloth, leather cover label. 32 pages. S-K 6997. With 16 plates and 29 figures in the text. A near fine copy. READ MORE about A ROD FOR THE BACK OF THE BINDER, SOME CONSIDERATIONS OF BINDING WITH REFERENCE TO THE IDEALS OF...
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 5938
London: Odhams Press Ltd., (1948). 8vo. cloth. 448 pages. Reprint of the 1946 first edition. Full of practical information. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Spine slightly faded. READ MORE about PRACTICAL PRINTING AND BINDING; A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN ALL BRANCHES OF...
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 5925