4 volumes, complete set.
London: Privately printed at the Curwen Press, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957. 4to. cloth, spine labels, top edges gilt, leather spine labels, dust jackets. xx, 399; xxi, 428; xiii, 300; xiii, 301-675 pages. 4 volumes, complete set. First editions, limited to 500, 400, and 400 copies respectively. Filled with bibliographical descriptions of the color plate books published in England during this period and containing many plates in color. The great reference set of the subject. Jacket... READ MORE
4 volumes, complete set.
New York: R.R. Bowker, 1981, 1979, 1985. small 4to. cloth. xviii,780; li,(i),1500 xx, 571 pages. 3 volumes. First editions. Art Books 1950-1979 is the first volume published in this series, which is a bibliography with some 37,0000 books on the visual arts which are indexed under approximately 14,000 subject headings, with full searching information for each title listed. There are separate author and title indexes, each of which refers to the complete entries in the... READ MORE
With an Introduction by Sofus Larsen and Anker Kyster, Med et Resume par Dansk. 102 Plates.
Copenhagen: Levin & Munksgaard Publishers, 1930. 4to. cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 53 pages followed by the plates. With an Introduction by Sofus Larsen and Anker Kyster, Med et Resume par Dansk. 102 Plates. First edition. (Brenni no.482). Reproductions of well over 100 bindings with many in full color. Some rubbing along extremities. Text in English with summary in Danish. Inscribed on first blank page by Clara and Hardy Steeholm to Alfred Knight Potter. Well preserved copy. READ MORE
London: John Russell Smith, 1844. large 8vo. three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers, gilt rules, elaborate gilt design on spine, five raised bands, top edge gilt. (x), 603+(1) pages. Second Edition. Illustrated throughout with coats-of-arms. The frontis is an engraving of a portrait of James I. Between the frontispiece and the actual title page is a lovely color (chromolithography?) title page from the 1838 edition published by Scott Webster and Geary. It is the... READ MORE
London: Bookman's Journal, 1924. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. xiv, 142 pages. First edition, limited to 700 numbered copies. Jacket chipped along edges with small holes on spine and stain along outer edge of front cover of jacket. Book is in fine condition. 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
Philadelphia: Thomas Morrison, n.d. (c1832). Broadside, 27 by 20 inches in modern tiger maple molded frame. Broadside of the Declaration. Published by Morrison and printed by C.A. Elliott of Philadelphia. Copyright December 8, 1832. Central medallion bust of George Washington flanked by spread-wing eagles with printed text of the Declaration, printed facsimile signatures of the original signers. Within an architectural border with the title forming an arch aroud Washington's portrait. Information about the 27 states... READ MORE
Philadelphia: Pomeroy & Beers, 1868. 15 5/8" x 14 1/2," board 16 1/4" x 15" Single sheet framed behind glass. Map of Pencader, New Castle County, Delaware with inset maps of Glasgow, St. Georges, and Christiana. Scale 1 1/4 inches to the mile, 40 rods to the inch, and 30 rods to the inch respectively. The Christiana inset map has no scale. Contains a directory of St. Georges and Christiana businesses. This map has been... READ MORE
London: The Dropmore Press, 1956. 4to. three-quarter vellum with cloth-covered boards, slipcase. (vi), 84,(2) pages. Limited to 550 copies of which this is one of twenty-five specially bound, numbered and signed by the author on the limitation page. Historian's Holiday is the third in a series called the Dropmore Essays. Slipcase is missing the rear panel. READ MORE
Herausgegeben von Walter Kochatzky, ausgew hlt und bearbeitet von Erwin Mitsch.
Salzburg: Verlag Galerie Welz, )1068). large folio. red cloth portfolio containing the loose sheets. 15 pages of text followed by plates. Herausgegeben von Walter Kochatzky, ausgew hlt und bearbeitet von Erwin Mitsch. Text followed by 64 reproductions, mostly in color. Veröffentlichung der Albertina Nr. 4. Egon Schiele (1890-1918) was an Austrian painter and member of the Wiener Werkstätte Movement. "In a mere eight years of activity he had established himself as one of the most... READ MORE
New York, NY: The Spiral Press, 1927-30. 16mo. self paper wrappers. unpaginated. 9 Volumes. Cronenwett 147. From 1927 to 1929, the press issued bi-monthly calendars with woodcuts by Emil Ganso (1927-8) and Wanda Gág (1929), and Howard Cook (1930). This set includes September-October 1927, March-April 1928, July-August 1928, September-October 1928, November-December 1928, March-April 1929, May-June 1929, November-December 1929, and January-February 1930. READ MORE
Lurley, Devon, England: Gehenna Press, 1982. 8vo. cream paper covered boards, gilt stamp on cover and gilt lettering on cover and spine, marbled paper covered board slipcase. [63 pages]. First edition. One of 110 numbered and signed copies, of which this is one of 89 numbered copies. This is a new as issued copy of the previously unpublished edition of A Gehenna Alphabet. Completely illustrated by Leonard Baskin with aphorisms & poems by Sidney Kaplan... READ MORE
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1926. small 4to. cloth, top edge gilt. 131, (3) pages. B1-1200. Illustrated biography of this Delaware citizen and well known businessman. Bookplate of Henry Ingram Law. Clipped signature of Krebs, photograph of him, and various clipped newspaper obituaries mounted on front free endpaper. READ MORE
Paris: Alphonse Lemerre, 1874. 12mo. half brown calf with marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt with original paper wrappers bound-in. (iv), 49, (5) pages. Second edition. Chapters on bookcollecting, paper, bookbinding, etc. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company and in a signed binding by them. READ MORE
30 volumes composing 118 (of 120) issues.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1969 - 1999. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 30 volumes composing 118 (of 120) issues. Filled with excellent articles on publishing and its history. Lacks only volume 25, 4 and volume 30, 2. READ MORE
London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1796. 8vo. half morocco, gilt rolls on sides, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt stamping on spine. xii,363+(1); (iv),391+(1) pages. 2 volumes. (Graesse V, 59-60). According to notes in the Princeton University catalogue, this work was in fact largely written by Macpherson, and was the first collected in two volumes as the 3rd editon of "The Works of Ossian." Identified on title as "a new edition." Two "dissertations," on the "Era... READ MORE
3 volumes. Second Edition.
London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History), 1975. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), 420; (ii), 421-838; (ii), 839-1275+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Second Edition. These volumes contain the titles of serial publications held in the General Library, in the libraries of the Departments of Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Palaeontology, Zoology, and in the Zoological Museum, Tring. It includes all titles received up to April 1975, totalling some 17,000 entries. Includes approximately 4,000 new entries and 2,700... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and Pinner, Middlesex, England: Oak Knoll Press & Private Libraries Association, 2016. 7.17 x 10.75. Cloth, dust jacket. 328 pp, plus 8 pp. color section. The Book and Periodical Illustrations of Arthur Hughes is the first detailed account of the work of this somewhat neglected Pre-Raphaelite artist between 1855 and 1913. Many of his books were intended for children, including such classics as At the Back of the North Wind and The... READ MORE
Swarthmore, PA: The Offhand Press, 1959-62. 8vo. loose papers. variously paginated. A collection of publications by the Offhand Press of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Includes correspondence from publisher Charles B. Shaw and Ben Liebermann of the Herity Press of White Plains, New York. Included in this collection are: Alphabetic Arrangements I-XII--I and VIII missing, 2 of VII British Americana Series I, II, and III The Cass-Washburn Papers, I-VI Orthographic Oddments I-VI Ripost Series I-IV Typographic Series I-XXV... READ MORE
San Francisco: Pacific Editions, 2000. small 8vo. laser cut 8-ply cover over blue cloth, gray cloth-covered chemise, with gray ribbon ties. 38 pages. Limited to 38 numbered copies signed by Charles Hobson. Images & Fictions by Charles Hobson. Accordion fold. Six pastel/monotypes printed as twelve IRIS images. Laser cut 8-ply cover. The accordion design is printed both front and back and the pages have been die cut in the stylized shape of a twin-engine Lockheed... READ MORE
Hamburg: Dr. Ernst Hauswedell & Co. 1957-1974. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. various pagination. 18 volumes. Second Series. A complete run of this periodical from Volume One, Number 1 (1957) through Volume 18, Number 4 (1974). The best known German periodical devoted to the book arts. Filled with interesting articles on all aspects of the book and especially its illustration. Very fine set. Each volume of 4 quarterlies is protected by a cardboard case. READ MORE
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.625 x 9.875 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. This study is a fascinating inside look at digital type design, the rather mysterious career of one of its most important practitioners, and the history and culture of Adobe Type, with additional insight into other type designers of the digital era. It is difficult to imagine a graphic designer in the last quarter century who is not familiar with... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. Cloth with dust jacket. 408 pages. This remarkable and entertaining study examines perhaps the most notorious example of a book whose enormous popular success was due almost entirely to its being banned by the Vatican. The story of the Abbé de Vertot and his Histoire de Malte will fascinate scholars of the history of the book, printing in the eighteenth century, enlightenment printing trends... READ MORE
West Branch, IA: Toothpaste Press, 1976. 8vo. quarter bound in Japanese handmade Tomoe paper and cloth over boards, paper spine label. 45+(1) pages. Limited to 500 copies, of which this is one of the 50 numbered copies bound thus and signed by the author. Contains 26 poems. READ MORE
London, England: for A. Millar et. al. 1767. 16mo. paper-covered boards, five raised bands on spine. (iv),252, (ii),295+(1) pages; (ii),276, (ii),285+(1) pages. 4 Volumes. Fourth edition of the four-volume "authorized" edition of Young's writings, preceded by editions of 1757, 1762, and 1767. Advertisement of the author in Vol. I. Preface to Vol. III. Engraved frontipiece in Vol. I and Vol.3. Mostly poetry, but prose works and postscript in Vol. IV. Front board separated on Vol... READ MORE