Harper Woods, MI: Adagio: the Private Press of Leonard F. Bahr, 1962. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. xix, 23-43, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 365 copies. (Tanner and Alstrom 7.) Second production of this private press. The text of John Ruskin's letter to "My Dear Tinie." Sharp satire on British industrialization. READ MORE about THE TEXT OF JOHN RUSKIN'S LETTER TO 'MY DEAR TINIE ' WRITTEN FROM THE BRIDGE OF ALLAN ON 31...
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(New York, NY: American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation), n.d, (but circa 1970). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 20, (2) pages. Booklet to promote increased confidence and trust in the American press and freedom of the press, especially among youth. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about TO STRENGTHEN A FREE PRESS IN AMERICA
Illustrated and Illuminated by Valenti Angelo.
New York: Heritage Press, 1935. tall 8vo. full red leather stamped in blind, slipcase. (32) pages printed French fold. Illustrated and Illuminated by Valenti Angelo. The variant bound in full leather. Illustrations heightened in gold by Angelo. Leather spine rubbed. Slipcase worn along edges with small pieces missing. READ MORE about THE SONG OF SONGS WHICH IS SOLOMON'S
Baltimore: Maran Printing Services, 1975. 4to. cloth. (xiv), 245 pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The definitive bibliography to-date of American type specimen books. Includes historical accounts of each company, a list of their specimen books with size and number of pages and illustrations. Lacks jacket. READ MORE about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
(New York, NY): Amalgamated Printers Association, 1978. 16mo. loose broadsides inserted in box with printed cover label. unpaginated. A set of 17 privately printed keepsakes from the APA's Wayzgoose meeting of 1979. READ MORE about APA WAYZGOOSE GEM BOX
Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1899. 16mo. cloth, spine and front cover gilt-stamped. 235, (3) pages. First edition. Illustrated by Helen Maitland Armstrong. Author's note, table of contents, list of illustrations, list of other works by the author. Frontispiece and eleven black and white plates. Ex library copy. Boards soiled and scuffed and rubbed at edges. Bookplate on front pastedown. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. READ MORE about TALES OF AN OLD CHÂTEAU
New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1941. small 8vo. cloth-backed boards. 32 pages. On book design and the graphic arts. READ MORE about LET GEORGE DO IT ! A TALK DELIVERED AT A MEETING OF THE TRADE BOOK CLINIC IN NEW YORK CITY,...
Chicago: At the Sign of the Gargoyle, 1945. tall 12mo. cloth-backed boards. (46) pages printed French fold. Limited to 450 copies. Being the second Chap Book issued by this press. Robert Middleton engraved the decorations. Cloth spine rubbed at spine extremities. With the small private ownership stamp of Elizabeth and Ben Lieberman in corner of front pastedown. READ MORE about THE QUICK BROWN FOX, A CHAP BOOK With an Introduction by R. Hunter Middleton. Cover Engraved on...
N.P. House of Graphic Arts, 1967. oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Prefatory note by Robert A. Leslie. Biographical sketches with photograph of the lecturers in a series held in the fall of 1967. READ MORE about PAUL A. BENNETT MEMORIAL LECTURES
(Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN: The Ampersand Club), 1947. 12mo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages printed French-fold. Limited to 100 copies produced by the club on the occassion of a visit by Paul A. Bennett. Printed in black and red. READ MORE about WAYBILL FOR A WAY GOOSE & FOR PAUL A. BENNETT
(New York, NY: The Bettmann Archive, 1963). square 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Bettmann Archive. Conceived as a "forum where young designers could express their views, unhampered by commercial strictures." Black and white illustrations throughout. Introductory comments by the publisher. READ MORE about BETTMANN PANOPTICON
Engravings by John De Pol.
New York: The Privy Council Press, 1952. small 8vo. paper wrappers, cord-tied. (18) pages. Engravings by John De Pol. First edition, limited to 1200 copies of which this is one of the 350 numbered copies printed for the Typophiles. Presentation from Ben Grauer to Dick Dickman on half-title. READ MORE about A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE BETWEEN-HOURS PRESS, BEN GRAUER PROPRIETOR
N.P. n.p., 1970. 4to. cloth portfolio, label on front cover. unpaginated. A collection of 38 of Thomas Bewick's (1753-1828) prints, many labelled "Cherryburn Edition 1970" with numbers ranging from 3 to 89. The Cherryburn Press was operated by Robert Hunter Middleton. According to the Libraries and Culture Bookplate Archive of the University of Texas Austin, Middleton printed two portfolio editions of Bewick engravings, in 1945 and 1970. The complete 1970 portfolio included 100 engravings. Label... READ MORE about Collection of Thomas Bewick Prints
(Washington, DC): The Rare Book Library, Washington Cathedral, (1969). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 49+(1) pages; plates. Preface by John P. Chalmers, Librarian for Rare Books. Introduction. Foreword by the Very Reverend Francis B. Sayre, Jr., Dean of the Cathedral. Descriptive text about the Bibles used at the inaugurations of most of the Presidents from George Washington to Lyndon B. Johnson. 36 black and white plates. READ MORE about PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL BIBLES, CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBTION
Oyster Bay, NY: Binnacle Press, 1962. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. (ii), 18, (4) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 600 copies printed for friends of the Binnacle Press. Designed and illustrated by John DePol. The text type is Linotype Times Roman with Bulmer display on Strathmore Text and Ivory Wove Paper. With centerfold chart of the route of the schooner "Stephen Taber" 10 to 15 July, 1961. READ MORE about LOG: FIVE DAYS ABOARD THE SCHOONER "STEPHEN TABER."
New York, NY: William E. Rudge's Sons, 1942. 4to. cloth, fore-edge uncut. (xviii), 201+(1) pages. A travel narrative with illustrations from photographs and drawings by the author. Prefatory note, table of contents, list of illustrarions. Prospectus laid in. Covers soiled and spotted. READ MORE about VANISHING EDEN: WANDERINGS IN THE TROPICS
N.P. The Blackwood Press, (1958). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Limited to 50 copies. Introductory note by printer Edmund E. Simpson. Wrappers show some curling along spine, and lightly soiled. READ MORE about A COLLECTION OF PITHY, ERUDITE, AND INSPIRATIONAL MAXIMS AND APHORISMS AND OTHER SIMILAR STUFF...
Lock Haven: Hammermill Paper Co., 1968. 12mo. cloth-backed boards. 216 pages. Limited to 2500 numbered copies. Illustrated. Edited by Lee and with an essay by Kenneth Rexroth. READ MORE about THE TRIAL OF 6 DESIGNERS, DESIGNS FOR KAFKA'S THE TRIAL BY GEORGE SALTER P.J. CONKWRIGHT, MERLE...
New York, NY: The Bookhunter, (1927). 12mo. self paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Limited to 2000 copies. Catalogue features the works of Bruce Rogers and Daniel Berkeley Updike, but includes other works designed after 1900. Also offers a selection of first editions.Small tear at top of front wrapper. READ MORE about BRUCE ROGERS, DANIEL BERKELEY UPDIKE & OTHER IMPRINTS
Jersey City: American Type Founders Co., 1904. 12mo. printed paper-covered boards, paper cover label. 16 pages. Contains "Eighteenth-Century Chap-Books and Broadsides" by Bradley. (Huntington Exhibition no.36). Bradley was hired by the ATF to design ornaments and figures. He did a total of 12 issues of the American Chap-Book. Lacks the separately issued supplement. The hardbound version of these chapbooks were sold at a premium. Cracked along back hinge and wear at spine ends. READ MORE about AMERICAN CHAP-BOOK, I,1
Jersey City: American Type Founders Co., October 1904. 12mo. printed paper-covered boards, paper cover label. 16 pages. Accompanied by a large foldout broadside printed on both sides with Bradley designs. Accompanied by an 8 page self-paper-wrappered brochure entitled "Cheltenham Borders" and also issued in October 1904. Contains "Directness and Simplicity" by Bradley with many illustrations. With both supplementary pieces present. Wear at spine ends. READ MORE about AMERICAN CHAP-BOOK, I,2
Jersey City: American Type Founders Co., Christmas 1904. 12mo. decorative paper-covered boards, paper cover label. (32) pages. Contains "Appropriateness" by Bradley with many illustrations. The hardbound version of these chapbooks are more difficult to find than the paperbound. Only minor wear. READ MORE about AMERICAN CHAP-BOOK, I,4