Philadelphia, PA: M. Carey and Son, 1819. 8vo. boards missing. xvi, (9)-280 pages. First edition (Shaw and Shoemaker 49094; Sabin 62041; Rink, Technical Americana 3014). Preface, index, Thirteen essays dealing with the question of manufacturing in the United States and the need for protective tariffs. A supplement to the text includes petitions to the U.S. Congress on the subject, with one from the Society for the Promotion of American Manufactures of Delaware, E.I. duPont, President... READ MORE about ADDRESSES OF THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR THE PROMOTION OF NATIONAL INDUSTRY
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New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2001. 4to. cloth. 151 pages. First edition. This exhibition catalogue describes and illustrates highlights of Yale's Frederic R. Koch collection, one of the finest gatherings of musical, literary, and historical manuscripts assembled in the past few decades. Selections range from seventeenth-century Copenhagen to early twentieth-century Helsinki. The collection is particularly rich in manuscripts by French, German, and Italian composers, including the score of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande, the finest group... READ MORE about HEINRICH SCHUTZ TO HENRY MILLER; SELECTIONS FROM THE FREDERICK R. KOCH COLLECTION AT YALE UNIVERSTIY
New Haven: Yale University, 2001. 4to. paper wrappers, dust jacket. 36 pages. An exhibition catalogue listing 18th century theatre and anti-theatre persons associated with Yale. Also includes a theatre-focused history of Yale itself. Very nice condition. READ MORE about THEATER & ANTI-THEATER IN THE 18TH CENTURY, A TERCENTENNIAL EXHIBITON
Cleveland: World Publishing Co., (1960). small 4to. cloth. (xiv), 484 pages. First edition. Over 2600 definitions arranged alphabetically containing many illustrations. Covers faded. READ MORE about AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK, TERMS USED IN PAPER-MAKING, PRINTING BOOKBINDING AND PUBLISHING WITH...
With a new introduction by Donald Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Donald Farren. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1979. The breadth of this work is remarkable. Encyclopedia contains almost 4,000 terms and definitions used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking and the book trade. Biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders and bibliophiles are included as well as precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations... READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
With a new introduction by Donald Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. small 4to. paperback. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Donald Farren. Paperback edition. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1979. The breadth of this work is remarkable. Encyclopedia contains almost 4,000 terms and definitions used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking and the book trade. Biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders and bibliophiles are included as well as precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations... READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
With a new introduction by Doanld Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. small 4to. paperback. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Doanld Farren. Paperback edition. Covers faded. Ink ownership inscription on half-title. READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
New Haven: Yale University, 1940. 4to. cloth. xliv, 239+(1) pages plus 17 plates. First edition. Catalogue of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana at the Yale University Library. A short biography of Speck is included at the beginning. Dedication to Andrew Keogh. Individual sections for Collected Works, Collections of Poems, Single Poems, Elegies and Epigrams and specific texts. Each large section contains sub-headings to separate posthumous publication, translations, critiques and music, to name only... READ MORE about GOETHE'S WORKS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FAUST
New York: Privately printed, 1955. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers enclosed in outer wrapper and slipcase. (4), 10 pages. First separate edition, reprinted from Bouillabaise for Bibliophiles. Limited to 568 numbered and signed copies. Story of the restoration of the famous Diaz manuscript. Designed by John DePol. Presentation from Grauer to Ben Lieberman on a separately enclosed card. Slipcase faded. READ MORE about HOW BERNAL DIAZ'S "TRUE HISTORY" WAS REBORN
(Woodbridge): D.S. Brewer, (2001). 8vo. cloth, paper cover label. 400 pages. First edition. The Middle English lyrics and short poems form a varied group that ranges over most aspects of life to include lyrics of religious and secular love, carols and songs, and mundane rhymes of everyday life. Thus there are expressions of devotion, ethereal or earthly, theological expositions, and knowledge needed for life. The poems are disparate and generally anonymous, and their survival owes... READ MORE about THE MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRIC AND SHORT POEM
Hamilton: The Beckett Paper Co., (1926). 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (xviii), 244 pages. Second printing. Manual on how to advertise with emphasis on proper use of paper and illustrations. A standard text. With examples of color work. Covers rubbed and soiled. Half of first blank page is missing. READ MORE about BUCKEYE BOOK OF DIRECT ADVERTISING
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, (2012). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 335+(1) pages. Table of contents, list of lenders, foreword, acknowledgments, two appendices, endnotes, selected bibliography, index, photography credits. A number of scholarly essays on the linkage between impressionism and fashion. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Catalogue of an exhibition at Chicago, New York, and Paris. READ MORE about IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, & MODERNITY
Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft. 4to. various bindings. Per issue:. An excellent collection of one of the most important periodicals concerning the book arts. Articles in various languages, including English, on facets of printing, papermaking, bibliography, illustration and binding. The following volumes are present: 1950, 1952, 1954 (2), 1955 (2), 1956, 1957 (2), 1958 (2), 1959 (2), 1961, 1962 (2), 1963, 1965, 1966 (2), 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977 (2), 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 (2), 1982, 1983, 1984 (2), 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 (4), 1989 (2), 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995 (3), 1996, 1998. READ MORE about GUTENBERG-JAHRBUCH, VERLAG DER GUTENBERG-GESELLSCHAFT IN MAINZ
Basel: Kunstmuseum, 1971. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. First edition. This 1971-72 exhibition at the Basel Art Museum featured modern books with original graphic art. Many of the most important moden artists were on display here, including Man Ray, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali. Dieter Koepplin supplies an introductory essay. Illustrated in black-and-white. In German. READ MORE about HANSPETER SCHULTHESS-OERI-STIFTUNG 1961-1971
With an Introduction by George Parker Winship.
Rochester: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1933. 8vo. quarter leather, top edge gilt. xii, 142 pages. With an Introduction by George Parker Winship. First edition, one of 250 numbered and signed copies bound thus. An excellent book as the author comments on many of the books given in his bibliography. Separate sections dealing with writing, papermaking, manuscripts, printing, bookbinding, publishing, bibliography and book collecting periodicals. Fine copy. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA TYPOGRAPHICA, A LIST OF BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS
(New Haven, CT): Yale University, 2001. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 99 pages. Exhibition catalogue portraying the collection of rare books and manuscripts that was displayed at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library from late July to September, 2001 The event was presented in two parts: (1) the meaning of "commonplace" and how it developed over the centuries and (2) how manuscripts were used in scholarly studies. Commonplace Books contains descriptions from titles... READ MORE about COMMONPLACE BOOKS: A HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE TWENTIETH...
2011. small 4to. cloth portfolio binding, loose sheets. 32 pages. First edition and limited to 100 copies. In a companion piece, following Gathering, the 50th anniversary edition with poetry in 2010, Voices to Share is a portfolio of works of nine texts from French, Spanish, German, Italian, Korean, Yiddish, and Native American poets. Works by Char, Celan, Gaspar, Jabes, Neruda, Pane, Hyon-Jong, Sutzkever, and Wintu. This piece is offered as an expression of esteem and... READ MORE about VOICES TO SHARE
(The Book and Printing). Koho- eli kirjapaino, Laakapaino, Syväpaino, Silkkipaino, Paperin valmistus, Kirjan sidonta (Letterpress or lithography, offset printing, intagliio printing, silk-screen printing, paper manufacture, bookbinding).
Helsingissä: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, 1957. small 8vo. cloth, gold lettering, dust jacket. 351 pages, in addition to four leaves of plates and six paper samples tipped in. (The Book and Printing). Koho- eli kirjapaino, Laakapaino, Syväpaino, Silkkipaino, Paperin valmistus, Kirjan sidonta (Letterpress or lithography, offset printing, intagliio printing, silk-screen printing, paper manufacture, bookbinding). Third edition, revised. Text in Finnish. Many black-and-white illustrations, some in color. Index. Jacket chipped. READ MORE about KIRJA JA KIRJAPAINOTAITO
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. 5 x 6 inches. paperback. 47 pages. This catalogue is a study of the noted and influential City Lights Pocket Poets series from the collection of Grolier Club member Donald Heneghan. It contains fifty-two volumes chosen from a retrospective of forty years of City Lights Pockets Poets, an introduction by Larence Ferlinghetti, and one illustration. The exhibition was held from March 23 to May 1, 2005. This catalogue was... READ MORE about CITY LIGHTS POCKET POETS SERIES 1955-2005: FROM THE COLLECTION OF DONALD HENEGHAN
München: Keyser, (1981). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 180 pages. A well-illustrated overview of book history including printing, binding and papermaking. READ MORE about BUCHER, SAMMELN - BESTIMMEN - PFLEGEN
Chestertown: Chester River Press, 2009. 12.5 x 14.5 inches. cloth, dust jackets, slipcase. 550; 434 pages. 2 volumes. Acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as "a performance which no age or nation could hope to equal," Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad and Odyssey stands as one of the glories of English Literature. The Chester River Press edition of the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer has been designed and printed to reflect the epic proportions of this... READ MORE about THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY OF HOMER AS TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER POPE, IN GREEK AND ENGLISH. WITH AN...
London: T. Cadell and W. Davis, 1814. 8vo. 20th century quarter brown calf over cloth, five raised bands, red leather spine labels. xxvi,(27)-402,clvi; (ii),403-758,(2) pages. 2 volumes. First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 345). With all 11 plates present. "A very valuable work to the student of the history of printing." Covers papermaking, history of printing, bookbinding, preservation, marks, monograms and devices used by the early printers and has type specimens. Still useful today as... READ MORE about AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF BIBLIOGRAPHY TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A MEMOIR ON THE PUBLIC...
By the Editors of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia.
Chicago: F.E. Compton & Company - Publishers, 1947. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. By the Editors of Compton's Pictured Encyclopedia. Fourth edition. READ MORE about HOW BOOKS ARE MADE, A PRACTICAL TEXT DESCRIBING ALL THE ESSENTIAL MECHANICAL STEPS IN THE MAKING...
New York, NY: Washburn, 1994. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. An exhibition of works on paper made by Howell. Includes works by Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan. Color illustrations, photograph of Howell on back cover. READ MORE about IN MEMORY OF DOUGLAS MORSE HOWELL
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 360 pages. First trade edition. Reproduced from the letterpress edition printed by Steve Miller. Cathleen Baker has written an extraordinary eloquent, poignant and intelligent work. In doing so, she has captured the essence of Dard Hunter, his world, and his vision. Illustrated with 76 pages of color and black-and-white photographs. Baker reveals for the first time the complete dimensions of this pioneering genius. This... READ MORE about BY HIS OWN LABOR: THE BIOGRAPHY OF DARD HUNTER