Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2019. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover with dust jacket. xiv, 383 pages. The essays collected here are mainly about book production in England and America during the Industrial Revolution. Some touch on topics earlier and later than this pivotal period, but they too tend toward the manufacturing sector and deal with the same tools of the trade: paper and type. The first section on research methods surveys... READ MORE about PAPER AND TYPE: BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS
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Edinburgh: Henry T. Wyse, 1911. 4to. cloth-backed boards. 104 pages. First edition. (Appleton p.74). With 40 full-page plates printed on different kinds of paper in different colors. The author's purpose in this book was to demonstrate modern type display and its value over older systems. He first describes the ancient methods and then shows by example the modern systems. Excellent book. Minor rubbing of covers. READ MORE about MODERN TYPE DISPLAY AND THE USE OF TYPE ORNAMENT
New York: Canfield Paper Co., n.d. 8vo. half- cloth over patterned boards. Just the book of text without the separately issued specimens. READ MORE about DEMONSTRATIONS OF TYPE AND ILLUSTRATIONS BY LETTERPRESS LITHOGRAPHY AND SHEET-FED GRAVURE ON FINE...
(Indianapolis: David W. Peat), n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. Facsimile reprint of 1857 edition published by the Cincinnati Type Foundry. Type faces, borders, corners, and engraved illustrations offered by the foundry. Includes advertisement for Nixon & Goodman, paper dealers. READ MORE about SPECIMEN OF PRINTING TYPES, CAST, AND FOR SALE AT THE CINCINNATI TYPE FOUNDRY
London: The Fleuron, 1926. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. (viii), 70, (2) pages. First edition. (Appleton p.50). Spine slightly faded. Corner of paper spine label chipped off. Foxing. READ MORE about TYPE DESIGNS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT WITH UPWARDS OF SIXTY ILLUSTRATIONS
(Kalamazoo, MI): Sequoia Press, n.d., but after 1957. 4to. self paper wrappers, plastic bound. unpaginated. Demonstrates the use of plastic binding as well as showing acquisitions of type. Also includes paper specimens offered by Sequoia. READ MORE about OCCASIONAL NO. 9: BEING A SUPPLEMENT TO OUR TYPE SPECIMENS AND A REVIEW OF TECHNICAL AND DESIGN...
N.P. Western Publishing Co., 1971 (1975). square 12mo. pictorial paper-covered boards. (26) pages. In 1979, Henry Morris published a book by Timothy Barrett on Japanese papermaking entitled Nagashizuki. Morris decided to add an additional title to the list of reference books to see if anyone ever really consulted these lists. Thus the last entry was "Wilcox, Daniel. The Invention of Paper. New York: Western Publishing Co., 1971" and was a direct reference to a little... READ MORE about ERNIE THE CAVE KING AND SHERLOCK THE SMART PERSON IN THE INVENTION OF PAPER
Hartford, CT: The Composing Room of Case, Lockwood & Brainard, 1949. large 8vo. cloth, gilt on cover and spine. (ii), viii, , 39 pages, (ii), viii, , 39 pages. Two volumes bound in one. Featuring over 60 fonts and styles, this specimen book contains two copies of Type Faces for Linotype Composition however each title is printed on different paper demonstrating the different ink drying technics. Loosely inserted is a First Anniversary Issue tipped in. Very interesting specimen. READ MORE about TYPE FACES FOR LINOTYPE COMPOSITION
New York: American Printing History Association, 2006. 8vo. contributions loosely inserted in cloth clamshell box, paper spine label. Limited to 225 copies.Various typographic arrangements of seventeen poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the printers. Contributors include Mindy Beloff, Robin Price, Sandy Connors, Barbara Henry, Ed Colker, Ron Gordon, David Pankow, Jerry Kelly, Kay Michael Kramer, Michael Peich, Gaylord Schanilec... READ MORE about VERSE INTO TYPE: THE APHA POETRY PORTFOLIO
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. small 4to. unbound signatures. 194 pages. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and consists of unbound signatures for the book. The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time... READ MORE about PRIVATE TYPECASTERS, PRESERVING THE CRAFT OF HOT-METAL TYPE INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
La Crosse: Sumac Press, 1947. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (28) pages. Limited to 150 copies. Schanilec 48. Nicely designed commonplace book printed in black and brown. A variant paper binding which is partially detached and chipped. READ MORE about A COMP'S-EYE VIEW OF TYPE
Evanston, IL: Borderland, 1976. large 8vo. stiff paper folder. (viii), 416 loose leaves. A collection of thousands of borders, ornaments, corners, embellishments, combination borders, frames, and grounds; some classically inspired, most delightfully rococo. Originally published with 400 pages and intended to add more plates from time to time. This copy has the first 400 pages still shrinkwrapped, plus pages 401-416 laid in along with fold-out preface, acknowledgements page, homage page, and copyright page. All loosely... READ MORE about HERITAGE OF BORDERS, THE TYPE COLLECTION OF WENDELL KRIEG
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992. tall 4to. quarter leather, paper over boards. 40, (22) pages. Limited to 138 numbered copies; this is copy "1," this work was printed at the Bird & Bull Press by Henry Morris using Van Dijck types by M&H Type on Frankfurt mouldmade paper (Berger A53). Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn De Worde, and De Proprietatibus Rerum contains four... READ MORE about THREE LIONS AND THE CROSS OF LORRAINE, BARTHOLOMAEUS ANGLICUS, JOHN OF TREVISA, JOHN TATE, WYNKYN...
(London): S.J. Baker, Auctioneer & Valuer, 1933. 4to. cloth-backed paper-covered boards. (iv), vi, 46, (2) pages. Interleaved with bound-in ruled paper with lot numbers and prices realised written in, a few purchasers names also written in ink on catalogue text pages. With several important papers loosely inserted (see below). Of particular interest for the loosely inserted papers: 1) A T.L.s. from the Liquidator to J. Thomson, Northcliffe Newspapers Group, with attachment of "outstanding plant and... READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF NEWSPAPER PLANT AND MACHINERY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION ON TUESDAY, JULY 11TH AND...
Philadelphia: Thomas Morrison, n.d. (c1832). Broadside, 27 by 20 inches in modern tiger maple molded frame. Broadside of the Declaration. Published by Morrison and printed by C.A. Elliott of Philadelphia. Copyright December 8, 1832. Central medallion bust of George Washington flanked by spread-wing eagles with printed text of the Declaration, printed facsimile signatures of the original signers. Within an architectural border with the title forming an arch around Washington's portrait. Information about the 27 states... READ MORE about DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND GEOGRAPHICAL CHART OF THE U. STATES OF AMERICA
Risbury, Herefordshire, England: The Whittington Press, 1993. 4to. limp decorated boards, dust jacket, in custom clamshell box with gilt-stamped spine. (vi), 234 pages. Limited to 925 copies, this being one of 835 copies bound thus. Filled with tipped-in plates, photographs and samples of private press items. Some of the articles in this issue are "Epinal's Imagerie - the Pochoir Image Factory of France" by Peter Allen, "The Vine Press, 1957-1963" by John Dreyfus, James Mosely... READ MORE about MATRIX 13: A REVIEW FOR PRINTERS AND BIBLIOPHILES
London: Spicers Ltd., (1957). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 28 pages. A book printed to show the uses of paper and type in book production. Illustrations reproduced from LES FILIGRAINES by Bricquet, THE UNIVERSAL PENMAN by Bickham and THE FLORICULTURAL CABINET. READ MORE about THE PEN AND THE ROSE
(Cacrrollton, OH): Press on Scroll Road, n.d. (circa 2004). 4to. green cloth, paper title label on spine (bound by Priscilla Spitler). (viii), 34, (6) pages. Limited to 54 numbered copies. Printed from handset Cloister Lightface type in two colors on dampened Twinrocker handmade paper in an iron handpress. Small green engraving by Abigail Rorer. A beautifully printed book Four page prospectus loosely inserted. READ MORE about SOME RULES OF THE GAME. ESSAYS ON GARDEN DESIGN BY SIR FRANCIS BACON, HENRY MITCHELL AND ROGER SWAIN
(Cacrrollton, OH): Press on Scroll Road, n.d. (circa 2004). 4to. green cloth, paper title label on spine (bound by Priscilla Spitler). (viii), 34, (6) pages. Limited to 54 numbered copies. Printed from handset Cloister Lightface type in two colors on dampened Twinrocker handmade paper in an iron handpress. Small green engraving by Abigail Rorer. A beautifully printed book in fine condition. READ MORE about SOME RULES OF THE GAME. ESSAYS ON GARDEN DESIGN BY SIR FRANCIS BACON, HENRY MITCHELL AND ROGER SWAIN
Famous Press Books Latin-English-French-German-Italian-Spanish Books on Paper Making Type Specimen Books, Selections from the Library of the late Dr. Charles Thomas Silve.
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1946. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (viii), 116 pages. Famous Press Books Latin-English-French-German-Italian-Spanish Books on Paper Making Type Specimen Books, Selections from the Library of the late Dr. Charles Thomas Silve. Parke-Bernet Sale No. 787. Auction catalogue, estate of Dr. Charles Thomas Silve, a research engineer, October 7-8, 1946. Included woodcut books calligraphic examples, famous press books in six languages, books about paper making and type specimens. 675 lots. Wrappers lightly faded, spine sunned. READ MORE about SPECIMENS OF FINE PRINTING OF THE XVI-XX CENTURY INCLUDING WOODCUT BOOKS AND CALLIGRAPHIC EXAMPLES
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Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2007. small 4to. quarter morocco leather, Japanese silk boards, leather spine label. 59 , (13) pages. A Leaf Book. Limited to an edition of 150 numbered copies; this copy is out of series and has the following note by Morris written in the colophon "2nd sample recd 12/13/07, all faults corrected - looks good." The book contains a foreword by Henry Morris, and essay about Joseph Florimond Loubat by... READ MORE about THE MAGNUM OPUS OF JOSEPH FLORIMOND LOUBAT
Elizabeth, NJ: American Type Foundry, n.d. (after 1933). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (8) pages. With a number of woodcuts and other illustrations. "Adapted by Morris Benton from a face cut about 1790 by William Martin for William Bulmer and the Shakespeare Press in London." McGrew, American Metal Type Faces, page 55. A variant of this specimen booklet bound into a larger heavy paper wrapper printed with "Bulmer." Some wear to edges. Staining on rear cover. READ MORE about BULMER ROMAN AND BULMER ITALIC, FROM THE TYPES USED BY W. BULMER AT THE SHAKESPEARE PRESS, 1790-1819
Tuscaloosa, AL: Legacy Press, 2000. large 8vo. quarter cloth, pattern paper-covered boards. 154+(1), followed by 5 tipped in specimens, (1) pages. Limited to 115 numbered copies, signed by both authors. This book contains 117 wood-engraved designs by John DePol that were orginally used to create pattern papers. These images are reproduced as originally conceived by DePol in beautiful black and white. Accompanying these images is an autobiographical sketch, an essay on the history of black... READ MORE about ENDGRAIN DESIGNS AND REPETITIONS: THE PATTERN PAPERS OF JOHN DEPOL
New Haven, CT: The Arts of the Book Collection/Yale University, (2000). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 135, (3) pages. Published on the occasion of Fritz Kredel's centennial and exhibitions at The Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University, New Haven, CT; The Grolier Club, New York City; Odenwald Museum, Michelstadt, Germany. A comprehensive list of Kredel's work by Mathilde Kredel Brown; with essays by Gay Walker, Hermann Zapf, & Ronald Salter. Type set in Stempel... READ MORE about FRITZ KREDEL, 1900-1973