Descriptions by William Blades. Introduction by Henry Morris.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1996. 8vo. cloth, cloth spine label. Accompanied by a separate folder with die-cut holes in which is loosely inserted the four facsimile medals in silver. All enclosed in a slipcase. Descriptions by William Blades. Introduction by Henry Morris. Limited to only 120 numbered copies (Berger A58). Printed from Dante types composed by Dan Carr and Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry. During the 17th and 18th century the Dutch printing... READ MORE
Descriptions by William Blades. Introduction by Henry Morris.
London: Martin Secker, 1919. 8vo. polished cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. Portrait Frontispiece;x,(iv),512; Portrait Frontispiece;(iv),51 pages. 2 volumes. Second impression. Covers a little handled, lettering on spine of first volume a little faded, else a very good set. READ MORE
Leipzig, Germany: Verlag für Einbandkunst, 1927. 4to. quarter leather, cloth, top edge cut, other edges uncut. xii, 253, (3) pages. Text in German. Foreword by Klette, Table of contents. In two sections, covering old and new bookbindings. Annotated scholarly essays in each section. 105 pages of black and white plates. Bottom edge of spine worn with some loss of leather. READ MORE
N.P. Boss Dog Press, 2012. 4to. quarter leather, decorated paper-covered boards, top edge cut, other edges uncut, slipcase. unpaginated. Limited to 70 copies signed by designer, printer and binder Dan Rash; this is one of the 20 lettered copies bound thus and printed on handmade paper. A "small bit of book arts history" designed to provide a "resource for collectors and scholars of Loyd Haberly's bindings." Tipped-in color illustrations throughout include equipment, finishing tools, hand... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5 x 8 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. Ninth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and illustrated with line drawings and color photographs. 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 as well as the most informative reference book... READ MORE
New York: Hudson Hill Press, (1986). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 239 pages. First edition. Essay by Klaus Kertess. Catalogue Raisonne of the most important sculptor of the Abstract Expressionist generation. With 313 color plates and 371 black-and-white illustrations, exhibition history, bibliography and an index. Dust wrapper is rubbed. Ex-private-library book with a small stamp in ink on the title page and another on an interior page, card holder on the rear pastedown. Top edge of... READ MORE
London: Sotheby & Co. 1955-1958. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 9 volumes. The illustrated version of this major auction sale. With 109 plates of illustrations. Much on autographs and manuscript material. Lacks the first volume. Some volumes either priced or with prices realized inserted. READ MORE
N.P. Public Archives Commission of Delaware, 1911, 1912, 1919, 1916, 1916. thick 4to. cloth. (vi),628; (vi),629-1044; (ii),1045-1484,(2),lxxix; (vi),522; (ii),523-970,xcviii pages. 5 volumes. The first three volumes contain reprints of known information concerning Delaware's members of the military and naval services starting in 1744 and continuing through the Revolution. Contains reprints of important letters, rosters of troops and indices to the whole. The first two volumes were printed by the Mercantile Printing Co. of Wilmington and... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 7.375 x 10.5 inches. Cloth with dust jacket. 208 pages. In the Service of Scholarship is a history of one of the leading printing firms of the twentieth century. It is also a character study and biography of Harold Hugo (1910-1985), whose career at Meriden Gravure began at the age of fourteen and continued until his retirement as president in 1975. During his tenure, Hugo brought the company... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, cloth spine over paper-covered boards. xii, 276 pages. "In addition to presenting the deep history of the business and the people involved, Grossman examines the legacy and reputation of the books left to bibliophiles, scholars, booksellers and collectors. ... An important brick in the foundation of illustrated literature and book design." --Steven Heller, PRINT Magazine "A definitive and deeply researched history of LEC... READ MORE
New York: Charles Scribner's, 1883. 8vo. later library buckram. xvi, 417 pages. One of the finest bibliographes produced in the nineteenth century in America. Hurst covers exegetical theology, historical theology, systematic theology and practical theology. Over 6,000 titles given. Ex library copy with markings and library name perforated on the title page. READ MORE
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
London: Printed for the Author, 1792. 8vo. 20th century paper covered boards, leather spine label. Frontispiece portrait; 486 pages. A new edition, corrected and much enlarged from the first edition of 1791. Lackington confessed his evil ways as a person and bookseller in this autobiography. He tells of his salvation. Leather spine label partially chipped away. Frontispiece lightly spotted. READ MORE
(New York, NY): The Limited Editions Club, (1982). 4to. decorated cloth, cloth slipcase with gilt-stamped spine. xviii, 319, (3) pages. Limited to 2000 numbered copies, signed by illustrator Fred Meyer and introducer Charles Scribner III on colophon. List of illustrations, Frontispiece and gouache illustrations throughout text. Printed at the Stinehour Press in Lunenberg, Vermont. READ MORE
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1935. 8vo. blue cloth stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. xlviii, 406; (iv), 407-954; (iv), 955-1662, (2); (vi), 1663-2074; (vi), 2075-2576 pages. 5 volumes. Limited to 1500 numbered copies (LEC 73). Designed by George Macy and printed at the Yale University Press under the direction of George T. Bailey. Spines of books slightly sunned. Minor shelfwear to corners and spine ends. READ MORE
New York: Oxford University Press, (1941). 4to. quarter leather with gilt decorated spine and covers. xxvi, 259 illustrations. First edition. Two hundred and fifty nine black-and-white plates of pre-Cortesian sculpture from the collection of Diego Rivera (1886-1957), with an introduction and the essay "Religion and the Gods of Anahuac" by the editors. The figures, many of them of baked clay, stone, jade, petrified wood, sandstone or lava stone, are primarily Tarascan, Toltec, Aztec, Totonac, and... READ MORE
Zuilichem, Netherlands: Catharijne Press, 1994. miniature book (6 x 4 cm). white paper covered boards stamped in gilt. (34) pages. Limited to 193 copies of which this is one of the 15 lettered copies in which the Hebrew characters have been heightened in gold. Taken from the Proverbs. With typography by Jessica Zeelenberg, printing by Jan de Jong, frontispiece drawing by Auk de Boer and binding by Luce Thürköw. READ MORE
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1918. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, top edge gilt, dust jacket. xxi, 356 pages. First edition, with errata slip tipped-in at page 268 (Fleck A. 4.A.1a.1). The jacket appears in two states; the first has no printing on the covers except for the spine while the second has printing on the front cover. This is a copy of the first state. This was the first book in a series of... READ MORE
I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach II. Personal Considerations: Essays. Illustrations by Irene Robinson.
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1958. 8vo. cloth spine, patterned paper-covered boards, paper spine label. (viii), 86, (2) pages. I. Rancho Topanga Malibu Sequit: An Historical Approach II. Personal Considerations: Essays. Illustrations by Irene Robinson. One of 320 copies printed at the Plantin Press, numbered and signed by Saul Marks, Lillian Marks, Lawrence Powell, Irene Robinson, and W.W. Robinson. (Harmsen & Tabor, 151) Bookplate of George C. Trebing on front pastedown and Roger K. Larson on free endpaper. READ MORE
Dover: Published privately by some descendants of the Ridgely Family for the Public Archives Commission, 1948, 1951, 1961. 8vo. cloth. 349,36; 344,37; 362,(34) pages. 3 volumes. B1-1704 and 367. Limited to 300 copies. With family data supplied by Mrs. Henry Ridgely. Printed by the Milford Chronicle Publishing Co. Difficult to find as a set because of the time between publishing dates. Covers spotted and faded along edge. Name in ink in third volume. READ MORE
Ten volumes. Index by Don Ward.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co. (1967). 8vo. blue cloth. Ten volumes. Index by Don Ward. First edition thus in it's completeness of 10 volumes. 74 catalogues are collected here for the first time and completely indexed. Also includes TO DR. R, the festschrift, which has a bibliography of Rosenbach. The catalogues contain full bibliographical descriptions of many of the great rarities handled in the 20th century. Near fine condition. READ MORE
New York: Crown Publishers, 1970. 4to. cloth. 207 pages. Text in German and English. Catalogue of the relatively small output of Schiele's graphic work. With black-and-white illustrations and a bibliography. Top corners slightly bumped. Ex-private-library book with a small stamp in ink from a previous owner on the title page, and a card holder on the rear pastedown. Small tear to the bottom of the inside front hinge. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 7 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 368 pages. An Actor's Library is the first major academic study of the library of David Garrick, the celebrated eighteenth-century actor and theatre manager, and its publication coincides with the 300th anniversary year of his birth. Book collecting was no fringe leisure interest for Garrick; it was a lifelong preoccupation. He assembled a general library of over 3,000 volumes and a.... READ MORE
(Paris): Librairie Paul Jammes, Éditions des Cendres, (2006). 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 393, (5) pages. Text in French. Limited to an edition of 1000. A magnificent catalogue of type specimen books issued by this noted French bookseller. Contains 380 color illustrations of type specimens, many never before seen, with historical and bibliographical information for each. Printed in Sabon Next type. READ MORE
London, England: privately printed, 1871. 8vo. later half leather, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, five raised bands. xvi, 263+(1) pages. Table of contents, introduction, appendix. This essay was first printed in 1763. This is a facsimile reproduction from a copy "believed to be unique" according to comments on the title page. This volume also includes a number of other works by Wilkes, including "epigrams and miscellaneous poems now first collected." Wilkes (1725-1797) was a.... READ MORE