Wilmington, DE: Delaware Art Museum, 2010. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, marbled label on front cover. (16) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. This copy out of series. Statement by Director Danielle Rice, note on Baskin by donor Alfred Appel, Jr. An exhibition catalogue printed at Lead Graffiti, Newark, Delaware, for the Delaware Art Museum to celebrate the donation of about 50 works by Baskin to the museum. Illustrations. READ MORE
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. small 4to. unbound signatures. 194 pages. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and consists of unbound signatures for the book. The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time... READ MORE
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1979. tall 8vo. quarter leather over decorated paper-covered boards. 123 pages. Limited to 300 numbered copies, this work (Taylor A21) is an excellent, scholarly study, finely printed by Henry Morris. With two original plates intended for Bigelow's book, American Medical Botany shows a plate that Bigelow had meant to use in his work but didn't. "The two illustrations mounted into this study comprise original, engraved plates--one hand-colored and... READ MORE
WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND THIRTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES.
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1987. 8vo. quarter bound by E.G. Parrot in morocco and tips with leather spine label, and "snail" pattern marbled paper sides made by Wolfe especially for this edition. 106 pages. WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND THIRTEEN ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES. Limited to 310 numbered copies and hand-printed by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press on Umbria handmade paper (Heaney A43). Wolfe has translated an unpublished manuscript from Lyon circa... READ MORE
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1992. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label, plain wrapper dust jacket. xvi, 165+(1) pages. Limited to 400 copies. First published by the Women's Union Book and Job Printing Office in 1874. Bookselling in 19th-century California. Bookshops were few in 19th-century America, and one method of selling was by "book agents": booksellers' or publishers' sales representatives who covered a certain area carrying samples of prints or books and tried to persuade... READ MORE
(Chicago): The Art Institute of Chicago, 1991. oblong 12mo. twig-tied, stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Catalogue of exhibition held at the Ryerson-Burnham Library, Art Institute of Chicago, March-April 1991. 23 color plates. Includes list of exhibitors. Twig tied into cord binding. With prospectus which also has the same interesting twig tied binding. READ MORE
Paris, France: Jean Rousseau-Girard, 1960. 4to. original stiff paper portfolio, cloth slipcase. 259+(1) pages, 71 plates. Text in French. First edition, limited to 900 copies (Schmidt-Künsemüller 1951). Volume 2 only of a three-volume set. Biographical sketches of binders, bibliography, index. This first volume of this extraordinary work provides a richly illustrated history of bookbinding in France from 1700 to 1850. Tipped in color plate frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout text. 71 plates, color and... READ MORE
Ireland: Irish Georgian Society, (1987). 4to. cloth, dust jacket, in custom made cloth slipcase. xviii, 340 pages. First edition. Volume 1 of Studies in the History of Irish Bookbinding. A fascinating study of Trinity College's influence on the production of fine bookbinding during the eighteenth century. This work discusses the development of the New Library, the Printing House, the relationship between the College and the Dublin book trade, and the Binders they used and their... READ MORE
Stockholm: Föreningen för bokhantverk, 1925. folio. stiff paper wrappers. 110 pages. First edition (S-K 3639). A study in Swedish bookbinding and embroidery made for book covers. Includes 39 plates, several in color. The plates and accompanying discussions are organized by material, including sections on books bound with velvet, silk and animal skin. Edges are slightly rubbed. READ MORE
Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK.
New Castle, Delaware and Boston, Massachusetts: Oak Knoll Press and Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. quarter leather with paste paper over boards, leather spine label. Booklet is stiff paper wrappers held in porfolio. Both inserted in a cloth-covered clamshell box. xxiii, 216 pages. Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK. First edition. One of 44 special signed and numbered copies. Will H. Bradley (1868-1962) is widely regarded as one of the... READ MORE
New York: Society of Scribes, 1978. 8vo. spiral bound with stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Only the 1978 calander. The week's schedule appears on one side with a sample of fine writing on the other: some are quotations or passages, some are simply alphabets. READ MORE
New York: The A.N. Palmer Co. 1913. oblong 12mo. paper wrappers. 96 pages. Well illustrated manual. With copyright dates of 1901 and 1908 in addition to this 1913 edition. Covers soiled and spotted with fabric tape repair along hinge; ink ownership inscription on title page. READ MORE
Cambridge, England: University Printing House, 1971. small 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards. vi, 73+(1) pages. Limited to 500 copies, printed for friends at Christmas 1971. Foreword by Brooke Crutchley, introduction by editor Roger Coleman. Illustrations by Charles Keeping. Reproductions from originals at the British Museum. READ MORE