8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8.
London: Maggs Bros. 1922-1930. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers (except Parts 5 and 7 which are bound in cloth with leather spine labels). thousands of pages. 8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8. A massive collection of books and manuscripts concerning Americana, being catalogues 429, 432, 442 (missing last leaf), 465, 479, 496, 502 and 549. Lacking Part VIII which was devoted to Brazil. Wrappers worn and detached on some volumes. READ MORE
8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8.
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1983. oblong 12mo. quarter leather over marbled paper-covered boards, leather tips. 64 pages followed by the tipped-in samples. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies (Heaney A37). With an added note by Morris on the colophon page that this is "HM/Special." The lettering on the spine of this copy runs the opposite way than the regular printing. Reprints the first American Treatise on Marbling, an account which appears in the... READ MORE
N.P. (Austin): Book Club of Texas, 1989. small 4to. quarter cloth. cross-combed marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label. (xii), 237, (3) pages. Limited to 550 copies in this edition. Signed by author at end of preface. Book Club of Texas reprint of a work originally published in 1959, with the author's new preface. Observations, reflections and encounters during a canoe trip down a section of the Brazos River in North Central Texas, with several photographs... READ MORE
Illustrated Mainly from Photographs by the late P.W. Pilcher.
N.P. Printed for the Librarian of Shrewsbury School at the University Press, Oxford, 1943. small folio. white cloth spine with red cloth sides. xl, 183 pages with frontispiece and 62 plates. Illustrated Mainly from Photographs by the late P.W. Pilcher. S-K 1139. Limited to only 200 numbered copies, one of the rarities of bookbinding reference books. (Brenni no. 773). This library was founded in the 16th century and had grown to about 7000 volumes when... READ MORE
Nieuwkoop: Miland Publishers, 1972. small folio. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 173+(1) pages. Limited to 800 copies. History followed by check-list of the first editions of the different writing manuals. Filled with illustrations and reproductions. Minor chipping of jacket along edges. 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
Wilmington: Printed by M. Bradford and R. Porter, 1816. 8vo. contemporary calf with red leather spine label indicating that this is volume 3. 113+(1), 119-146, 151-399+(1), 5+(1), 30 pages. B1-2526; Shaw & Shoemaker 37423. Volume 3 of the Laws of Delaware. Calf covers worn and abrased and with front hinge cracked and one of the leather spine labels lacking. With the old bookplate of the Social Law Library, Boston. The complete volume including the 30... READ MORE
Northampton: The Gehenna Press, 1962. tall 8vo. dark grey Roma over boards with Strathmore Alexandria spine, original glassine wrapper. (28) pages. Limited to 500 numbered copies. (Brooks no.30). With 12 photographs by Clarence Kennedy. The first volume in the "Essays In Art" series. Printed by Harold McGrath at the Gehenna Press. Well preserved copy. 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. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. [iv], 100 pages. "Since it was first published in 1986, Jane Greenfield and Jenny Hille's book on endbands has been for me and most, if not all, book conservators and bookbinders the foundation of our knowledge of endbands, of how to distinguish them and how to make them." - from the Foreword to the third edition by Georgios Boudalis ________________ Most manuals on... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, cloth spine over paper-covered boards. xii, 276 pages. George Macy started the Limited Editions Club with backing from investors in the heyday of the stock market of 1929. After enlisting founding subscribers and collaborators and preparing the initial series of 12 titles, the first book shipped during the week of the stock market collapse. The story of how the Limited Editions Club survived... READ MORE
Containing a full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials Used, the Method of Preparing Them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in Use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1881. 8vo. original publishers green cloth. 82 pages. Containing a full Description of the Nature and Properties of the Materials Used, the Method of Preparing Them, and of Executing Every Kind of Marbling in Use at the Present Time, with Numerous Illustrations and Examples. Third edition, revised. Contains 39 plates of marbled paper specimens, some with multiple samples. Also present is an extra section of 9 specimens of marbled paper... READ MORE
London, England: E.H. for Robert Boulter, 1683. 4to. contemporary calf, leather spine label. (xvi), 204, (28) pages. Lowndes II, 1250. Epistle to the Reader, letter from the author to his son, Melvil's Memoirs, "alphabetical table of the principal matter contained in this book" (index), "alphabetical interpretation" of Scottish words and phrases, catalogue of books printed for the publisher. James Melvil (Melville) (1535-1617) was a page to Mary Queen of Scots, emissary from Mary to Elizabeth... READ MORE
Tujunga (Los Angeles): (William M. Cheney), 1951. miniature book (7.7 x 5.0 cm). stiff paper wrappers, label on front wrapper. xii, 13+(1) pages. (Bradbury, William M. Cheney 5). Introduction from the printer to the reader. Table of contents. READ MORE
(Bath, PA: Little Farm Press, 1993). oblong miniature book (5.9 x 5.4 cm.). paper covered boards, paper spine label, slide-on paper case with paper cover label. (30) pages printed French-fold. Limited to 125 numbered copies signed by Conneen (Bradbury, Little Farm 7). With hand-colored line-drawings of this small English village and initial letters. 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. "A marvelous collection of Hughes's uniquely beautiful illustrations and an exceptional amount of information on their history." - Barbara Amell, Wingfold, Spring 2017 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... READ MORE
(Winston-Salem): Palaemon Press Limited, (1979). 12mo. marbled cloth; label on front board. unpaginated. Limited, numbered edition of 230. 200, numbered 1-200 were for sale; 30, numbered i-xxx, were for distribution by the poet and publisher. This is one of the 200 copies. Signed by the poet on the colophon page. Two of Warren's poems, "Lord Jesus, I Wonder" and "A Few Axioms for a Young Man." The former was here published for the first time. READ MORE
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.625 x 9.875 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 176 pages. "Perhaps it is because we live in an age where styling and self-promotion shape how and whether we revere design, that the austerity of this book, and indeed, Carol Twombly's life and career, feel so other-worldly. Which is not to say that Twombly is somehow weird or that this book about her life and work is lacking. In fact... READ MORE
Derby: Harpur & Sons of Derby, (1976), (1978). 8vo. cloth, dust jackets. 288; 143 pages. 2 volumes. First editions, limited to 1030 and 900 copies respectively. Nearly 1000 items bibliographical described in the first volume and over 400 in the second volume. Illustrated. First volume is signed by the author. 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
Denver: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 2001. thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 326 pages. First edition limited to 500 copies. The fifth volume in what will be a multi-volume bibliography of over 25 publishers of Victorian yellowbacks and paperbacks is devoted to the publishing houses of Macmillan and Co. and Smith, Elder and Co. An expansion of the work of Michael Sadleir and the catalogue of the Robert Wolf collection, this series represents the first comprehensive... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 7.25 x 9.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 248 pages. Robert Granjon (1513-1590) was a younger contemporary of Claude Garamont (c.1510-1561) and with him one of the great names in the history of type-design. His typefaces have been studied in some depth, but except for a dozen combinable type-ornaments surveyed by the author previously, his printers' flowers, however elegant and innovative, have attracted only cursory attention in such broader... READ MORE