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New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., (1969). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 78 pages. Printing With the Handpress has been reproduced from the original edition which was limited to only 140 copies, and original printed at The Allen Press. This is one of the best of the printing manuals to be issued in the 20th century. With many decorations printed in blue, this work is becoming a scarce book in the first trade edition. Some scratches..... READ MORE about PRINTING WITH THE HANDPRESS
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 290
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
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. xx, 356 pages. Second printing. (Webber p.26). Profusely illustrated. Chapters on bookcollecting, Tennyson, Stevenson, etc. Four page introduction by T. J. Wise who sold many forgeries to Arnold. Loosely inserted in this copy is a two page A.L.s. from Arnold to the New York bookseller, George Smith dated 1903 in which Arnold is turning down a Lamb title that Smith has offered. Dust jacket lightly worn..... READ MORE about VENTURES IN BOOK COLLECTING
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 16096
New York, NY: Pierpont Morgan Library, (1973). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 192, (2) pages. Table of contents, preface, foreword, acknowledgments, list of plates, select bibliography, index. Essay by Joseph Blumenthal. Black and white plates including one foldout. READ MORE about ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK, 1455-1955; MASTERPIECES OF TYPOGRAPHY THROUGH FIVE CENTURIES FROM THE...
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 129963
Dallas: Bridwell Library, 1986. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. xiv, 256, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 750 copies. History of this English private press with generous use of manuscript material and illustrations. Contains a bibliography, a checklist of announcements and other bibliographical information. Well printed and designed. READ MORE about THE ASHENDENE PRESS
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 16000
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1932-1933. 8vo. cloth. xii,285,(7); vii,267,(5); viii,280,(4); vii,274,(10); vii+(i),320,(8); vii,215,(5) pages. Six volumes. Complete set of the first edition. Composed of six volumes on different facets of the printing business. Includes essays by A.G. Sayer, Joseph Stuart, J.A. Place, E. Clunes, N. Montague, T.S. Barber and John Mason and T.G. Bergin. Volume four is devoted to lithograph and volume five to bookbinding. Light shelf-wear, else near fine. READ MORE about THE ART AND PRACTICE OF PRINTING, A WORK IN SIX VOLUMES
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 11519
N.P. Advertising Typographers Association of America, (1963). 4to. cloth. 133 pages. Third edition. Covers all aspects of printing; ie, paper, type, different methods of illustrating, typography. Includes a glossary of terms. READ MORE about ATA ADVERTISING PRODUCTION HANDBOOK
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 22391
London, England: Focal Press, (1970). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 182 pages. Table of contents, list of materials needed, list of relevant reference works. Black and white illustrations. A guide to typography and typographic design. Dust jacket chipped at edges. Stains on front cover. READ MORE about DISPLAY TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 134950
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
Piedmont: Nova Press, 1962. 12mo. wrappers. (19) pages. First edition. Sage and humorous remarks for the private printer on assuming immortality through his (or her) work. Slightly browned wrappers (a poor show for the printer looking down the road a century or two.) Rare, but well done. READ MORE about ADVICE TO THE WOULD-BE PRIVATE PRESSMAN
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 134981
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
Illustrated by Arthur Wragg.
(London and Emmaus, PA): The Rodale Press, (1954). 12mo. cloth-backed boards. 42 pages. Illustrated by Arthur Wragg. Reprint of the first published work of Flaubert, a story written when he was fifteen years old. The classic story of Don Vincente, an Italian bookseller - collector, and the lengths he went to to add to his collection. READ MORE about BIBLIOMANIA, A TALE
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 16200
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
2 parts in a larger clamshell box.
Newtown, Pennsylvania: Bird & Bull Press, 2002. large 4to. quarter morocco with Japanese cloth sides, leather spine label, Japanese cloth portfolio, cloth-covered clamshell box, leather spine label. 99 pages plus unpaginated inserts. 2 parts in a larger clamshell box. Printed in an edition limited to 150 numbered copies (Leaf Book - Chalmers 225). The third volume of the Bird & Bull bibliography, providing entries from 1988-2001 (A46-A66 plus B and C items) and complements the..... READ MORE about FORTY-FOUR YEARS OF BIRD & BULL. A BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1958-2002
Price: $800.00 Order nr. 71716
New York: The Typophiles, 1982. 12mo. paper over boards. 79 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 1000 copies, 500 for the Book Club of California and 500 for the Typophiles (Heaney B16). This copy has the Typophiles on the title page. It concerns Nash's never-to-be completed Vulgate Bible that was going to be his magnum opus. This book was printed by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. With a large, foldout sample..... READ MORE about CHAPTER NINE, THE VULGATE BIBLE & OTHER UNFINISHED PROJECTS OF JOHN HENRY NASH
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 72754
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
Oneonta, NY: Henry G. Bishop, 1895. Publisher. (1895), small 8vo., original cloth. xiii, 199 pages. Third 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. Near fine. READ MORE about PRACTICAL PRINTER: A BOOK OF INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS;A BOOK OF REF
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 21432