New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth... READ MORE
With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1994. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 276 pages. With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. Reprint of the first edition with an added appendix. Recognized by booksellers, collectors, librarians and bibliographers for its great usefulness as the definitive bibliography of American type specimen books. This edition contains an appendix listing 73 type specimen books unknown at the time of the... READ MORE
New York, NY: Paragon Book Gallery, (1976). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 207, (3) pages. Translated from the original German edition by Barbara Crook and Patricia L. Victorson. The Götze collection of Japanese calligraphy. Foreword by the collector, editors' preface, table of contents, name and subject index, chronological table. Wrappers lightly tanned. READ MORE
New York: Dover, 1981. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiii,129 pages and 129 plates; ix, 130 pages and 130 plates, 263-311 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. Reproductions of manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan Library with accompanying text for each plate that concentrates on the historical aspects of the document. Covers slightly soiled. Presentation on free endpaper from Charles Ryskamp "For Hans (Kraus) - with my warmest regard and deep gratiute, Charles 13.v.81." READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because... READ MORE
Frankfurt a.M. Bauersche Giesserei, n.d. (c1960). large 12mo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 23, (3) pages. Brief account of calligraphic hands and typographic faces, from antiquity to the present. Outer margins contain examples of the faces under discussion in the adjacent text. READ MORE
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1980). 6 x 9.25 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 568 pages. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Bibliographical Society of America, this retrospective collection of articles seeks to represent, in the broadest possible way, the diverse contributions of the members of the Society to its Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. The pieces demonstrate to the highest degree of excellence - articles of critical importance that... READ MORE
(Bad Goisern: Neugebauer Press, 1975). narrow 4to. loose sheets in three-fold stiff-paper wrapper. 8 not paginated leaves separated by tissues. Nine poems by Austrian poet and writer Richard Billinger written in various styles of calligraphy (all in white on a black background except for the one on the wrapper), published to mark the 10th anniversary of Billinger's death. The exterior of this copy shows minor shelf wear and soiling; the interior shows no signs of wear. READ MORE
Sponsored by The Guild of Book Workers.
New York: The Guild of Book Workers, 1966. 8vo. paper wrappers. (28) pages. Sponsored by The Guild of Book Workers. Two page introduction by Laura Young. Contains descriptions of the books in the exhibition, incluindg 8 black-and-white photographs. READ MORE
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. 4to. cloth. xviii, 252 pages. Ever since W. H. James Weale laid the foundations for the scholarly study of panel-stamped bindings in 1894, it has been universally assumed that the stamps were hand-engraved, and thus, that each panel was a unique artifact. However, Fogelmark discovered that virtually everything written since Weale's study has been based on a fundamental mistake. In Fogelmark's search for literature on blind panels... READ MORE
New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. 4to. cloth. xviii, 252 pages. Ever since W. H. James Weale laid the foundations for the scholarly study of panel-stamped bindings in 1894, it has been universally assumed that the stamps were hand-engraved, and thus that each panel was a unique artifact. However, Fogelmark discovered that virtually everything written since Weale's study has been based on a fundamental mistake. In Fogelmark's search for literature on blind panels, he... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2010). large 8vo. Paperback. 142 pages. Illus. Reprint of the first edition of 2005. This work is an illustrated manual that shows step-by-step the art and science of fine leather bookbinding. The author learned the ancient craft from one of England's foremost binders, Alfred de Sauty. In this important work, he takes the reader through the intricacies of traditional leather binding. READ MORE
Foreword by Howard M. Nixon.
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 1996 (but 2008). 5.75 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 386 pages followed by 14 plates. Foreword by Howard M. Nixon. Fourth edition. This is a classic reference work about decorative and commercial English bookbinding techniques written by one of the foremost experts on bookbinding. Each chapter covers various aspects of bookbinding techniques as well as historical information. Each of the chapters describes the... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 309 pages + 8 color plate pages. Fourth edition, revised and expanded from the 1998 edition. A welcome new addition in this book is a full-color section for the identification of leather and marbled papers. From the author of A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique, this classic in the field of bookbinding is a practical guide to the restoration of leather... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 11.75 x 12.75 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 204 pages. In the late nineteenth century, wood-engraving was the principle medium of illustration employed by publishers. From this beginning, print collector Bill Brandt goes on to recount the story of the Society of American Wood-Engravers. He reveals the medium's intricacies, the controversies sparked between traditional wood-engravers and America's New School, and the international acclaim rightly bestowed on these innovative American... READ MORE
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1971. 8vo. cloth. xxxi, 210 pages. First edition. According to its Introduction, this bibliography describes all the first editions, including those published posthumously, of works written by John Brown (1715 - 1766). This is a man who can be studied in many ways. One can look at Brown as an 18th-century English author whose writings outsold comparable ones by Samuel Johnson; as a poet whose poems have been... READ MORE
Philadelphia, PA: S. Roberts, 1822. 12mo. quarter leather, paper-covered boards. 88; 1-38, part of 43-44, pages. Nash 120 (Seventh edition). Table of contents. Specimen copies of various legal documents widely used at time of publication. Bound with A New and Easy Introduction to the Art of Penmanship on an Improved Plan of Distance and Proportion, Made Easy and Attainable to the Capacities of Youth of Both Sexes (Philadelphia: Samuel Parmele & Co., 1819), Nash 25... READ MORE
Zurich: Hellmut Schumann, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 38 pages, followed by 10 pages of plates. A sale catalogue, Number 511 of this firm. Sixty-nine items, all fully described, including books on calligraphy, sample leaves, specimens of ornamental book letters and more. Priced in Swiss Francs. READ MORE
Washington: Unesco, (1965). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (17) pages followed by 50 plates and 50 pages of explanations. The Introductory history was written by M. Cohen. The plates describe writing all over the world. Covers show some spotting. 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