(London): British Library, 2003. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), xiii, (i), 514 pages. Selected Essays. Part of the British Library Studies in the History of the Book series. A collection of essays spanning forty years about books and texts, typography and early printing, history of the book, forgery, books and people, bookselling, and libraries. Introduction by Alan Bell. Includes some illustrations. Very minor shelf wear on book and dust jacket. READ MORE
Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress
(Washington D.C.): Library of Congress, April 1978. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (v), 66-138, (4) pages. Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. This issue has the following articles: "The Invention of Printing, Revolution within Revolution" by Nicholas Barker, "The Early Illustrated Book, Highlights from a Lecture" by Philip Hofer, "Into Something Rich and Strange, Of Dreams, Art, and the Unconscious" by Eleanor Cameron, and "The Hauslab-Liechtenstein Map Collection" by... READ MORE
Philadelphia, PA: Rosenbach Museum & Library, (1995). large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, tipped paper cover illustration. 59 pages. First edition. catalogue for the Rosenbach Museum & Library exhibition. Presents an annotated list of 68 items from the life and work of Robert Burns. Includes some facsimiles of manuscripts and a brief chronology of the poet's life. READ MORE
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
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
Ipswich: W.S. Cowell, 1969. 8vo. cloth. 38 pages. First edition, limited to 800 numbered copies (Appleton no.368). With contributions by Carter, Pollard, Warde, Stone, Meynell, Crutchley and others. Presentation from Barker on front free endpaper. READ MORE