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London: Granada, (1985). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 219 pages. Reprint of the sixth edition, revised with corrections and additions by Nicolas Barker. Barker has incorporated the changes John Carter was about to make on this edition before his death and includes changes of his own. With many binding terms defined. Some wrinkling of jacket spine. READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK-COLLECTORS 6TH ED
Price: $22.50 Order nr. 41203
With the Collaboration of Michael Sadleir.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (for the National Book League), 1947. tall 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xiii, 50 pages. With the Collaboration of Michael Sadleir. No plates in this edition. READ MORE about VICTORIAN FICTION, AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL EDITIONS
Price: $9.00 Order nr. 2917
N.P. National Book League, 1947. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiii, 50 pages followed by 16 plates. First edition, one of the hardbound copies issued with 16 plates. Foreword and introduction by Carter. Many unsigned notes by Sadleir. An important catalogue. Some fading of jacket spine. READ MORE about VICTORIAN FICTION, AN EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL EDITIONS AT 7 ALBEMARLE STREET, LONDON ... ARRANGED...
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 123315
An article in The Library, Fifth Series, Vol. II, No. 3/4
II, No.2/3. Britain: The Oxford University Press, 1947. large 8vo. paper wrappers. pps. 191-192. An article in The Library, Fifth Series, Vol. II, No. 3/4. John Carter about the identification of the first edition of "Urne Buriall and The Garden of Cyrus," (1658) with corrections in the author's hand, bringing the number so far recorded to eleven. READ MORE about BROWNE'S URN BURIAL
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 60003
Cambridge: Bowes and Bowes, (1950). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 49 pages. First edition. Preface by John Carter followed by articles on The Sense of the Past, Why First Editions, The Technical Approach and Bookshop and Auction Room. Jacket is price clipped. READ MORE about BOOK COLLECTING, FOUR BROADCAST TALKS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 69900
London: Constable & Co., (1938). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 52 pages. First edition; part of the Aspects of Book Collecting series. (Brenni No. 869). A continuation of Carter's BINDING VARIANTS IN ENGLISH PUBLISHING, 1820-1900, published as part of the Bibliographia Series. Scarce pamphlet, with descriptions of bindings on many books by such authors as Charles Dickens. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about MORE BINDING VARIANTS. WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY MICHAEL SADLEIR
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 123324
Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2013). tall 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 232 pages. Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Eighth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is the book for you! John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable..... READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 75338
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5 x 8 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "Not to be missed, both because it is a beautiful material object but also because it holds important new information. The ninth edition of ABC for Book Collectors is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of images: some beautiful full-color photographs, others clearly labeled black-and-white reference drawings. I know I will be turning to this reference work for years to..... READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED
Price: $29.95 Order nr. 120362
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1956. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 196 pages. First edition. Six sections, each containing numerous chapters on book-collecting. Includes chapters on Thomas J. Wise, Michael Sadleir, Wilmarth Lewis, D.B. Updike, Stanley Morison, collecting detective fiction, and two chapters entitled "Two Footnotes to an Enquiry." Small chip out of top of back hinge of jacket. READ MORE about BOOKS AND BOOK-COLLECTORS
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 16524
London: Cassell and Co., (1967). 4to. cloth. xxxvi, 280 pages. First edition. Compiled and Edited by John Carter & Percy H. Muir. One of the most important exhibitions held in the twentieth century. Minor chipping and soiling to dust jacket, else fine. READ MORE about PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN, A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE ILLUSTRATING THE IMPACT OF PRINT ON THE...
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 134531
With Some Notes by Mr. Morison and Indexes by Graham Pollard.
Cambridge: Printed at the University Press for Private Distribution, 1950. 8vo. boards. viii, 45, (3) pages. With Some Notes by Mr. Morison and Indexes by Graham Pollard. First edition (Appleton 180). Tribute done for Morison's sixtieth birthday. With Reynolds Stone's 'SM' monogram on front cover and on title page. Spine faded. READ MORE about A HANDLIST OF THE WRITINGS OF STANLEY MORISON
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 63229
London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1948. 12mo. paper wrappers. 95 pages. Carter and Pollard proved in this pamphlet that Wise had forged a number of Swinburne pamphlets which they had been unsure of in their original work. Chipped around edges. READ MORE about THE FIRM OF CHARLES OTTLEY, LANDON & CO. FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 95142
3 volumes (of 4)
Oxford: Privately printed, 1967, 1969, 1970. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 21+(1); (ii), 21; (ii), 36 pages. 3 volumes (of 4). First editions of all parts. Includes 2. THE FORGERIES OF TENNYSON'S PLAYS. (ii), 21 pages. Limited to 140 copies; 3. THE MYSTERY OF `THE DEATH OF BALDER'. (ii), 21 pages. Limited to 200 copies; four. GORFIN'S STOCK. (ii), 36 pages. Limited to 400 copies. This set once belonged to Wise's bibliographer, William Todd..... READ MORE about WORKING PAPERS FOR A SECOND EDITION OF AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY...
Price: $495.00 Order nr. 106191