(Washington, DC: American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works), 1982-2011. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. various pagination. 30 volumes. Complete run of the annuals issued by this conservation/preservation group through 2011. The first volume has a different title than the subsequent volumes. READ MORE
Boston: G.K. Hall & Co. 1970. folio. cloth. (vi), 678; (ii), 663; (ii), 697; (ii), 666; (ii), 686; (ii), 672; (ii), 690 pages. 7 volumes. Introduction by Howard H. Peckham. Seven volume catalogue reproducing the author/title sections, the last two volumes are chronological indexes arranged by date of publication. Staining to the top edges of the text blocks on volumes 2-7. Staining to the front edges of the text blocks on volumes 3, 4, 5... READ MORE
3 volumes in 5 volumes.
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1919, 1922, 1931. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. vii,240; (ii),241-510,(2); (iv),250; (ii),251-521+(1); (vi),310 pages. 3 volumes in 5 volumes. First editions. Printed by the Merrymount Press for the library. This set covers the earliest printed books to 1674. Additional volume were printed which cover later books. Unusual to find in the original printings which are, in themselves, beautiful examples of bookmaking. Ex library with bookplate on front pastedown and library... READ MORE
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
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
Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, (2014). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. vi, 90 pages. First edition. Table of contents, foreword by Susan P. Schoelwer, acknowledgments, endnotes, select bibliography, biographical sketches of the authors. Color illustrations throughout. Maps on inside covers. An exhibition of samplers produced in Delaware, mostly early 19th century, with emphasis on kinship connections. 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
(Charleston, SC): Arcadia Publishing, (2012). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 127+(1) pages. First edition. Part of the Images of America Series. Text and illustrations. This theatre was built in 1913 in Wilmington and was one of the largest of its kind in the nation when built. READ MORE
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 392 pages. First edition. catalogue of ninety-seven British books, many of them folios, on architecture from the 17th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Covers seventy-seven architects and one firm (Hepplewhite). Includes important English translations of non-English architects (Palladio et al.), and a few non-architectural items. Each numbered entry is... READ MORE
Buenos Aires: Ediciones Históricas Argentinas, 1953 (v.I-II)/1954 (III-VI). large 8vo. cloth. viii,741,(3); (iv),725,(3); (iv),795,(3); (iv),890,(2); (iv),920,(2); (viii),897,(3) pages. 6 volumes. Limited to 5,000 numbered copies per volume. (The numbers of the different volumes in this set do not match.) Editors' signed inscriptions (Piccirilli and Romay) on half-title page of Vol.I. A work of 5,010 pages with roughly 12,000 articles pertaining to Argentine history arranged alphabetically. Covers artifacts, concepts, events, government, institutions, organizations, persons, places, etc.... READ MORE
San Francisco, CA: Arion Press, n.d., but circa 1997. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Prospectus for printing a lecturn edition of the Bible beginning spring 1998. In addition to technical details, this prospectus includes the preface to the New Revised Standard Version prepared by Bruce Metzger. Specimen of text laid in. READ MORE
New Castle: New Castle Hundred Lions Club, various years. 8vo. paper wrappers. Each issue reproduces old photographs of New Castle. Have the following issues: 1984. The 1984 issue was the 14th anniversary. Filled with historic pictures. 1985. The 1985 issue was the 15th anniversary. 1989. The 1989 issue was the 19th anniversary. Price is per issue. READ MORE
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1935. 4to. quarter red leather over woven cloth. xix, 151, (3) pages. B1-4604. The National Edition. Filled with reproductions of historical American art depicting famous events in American history by 20th century artists including Arthurs and Wyeth. With a foreword by A. Felix du Pont. READ MORE
(Wilmington): Delaware Art Museum, 1980. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 77+(1) pages. Introduction by Roland Elzea, "Wilmington Contemporaries of Howard Pyle: Jefferson David Chalfant, Frank English, Clawson Hammitt and Robert Shaw", Elizabeth Hawkes on "Howard Pyle and his School of Art", Rowland Elzea on "Wilmington's Art Schools", Nancy Bowe on "The Studio Group", Felice Lamden on "Art in the Thirties: The WPA in Wilmington", Margaret Cohen on "The Fine arts and Handicrafts in Arden, 1900-1940"... READ MORE
Axminister, Devon, UK: Uniformbooks, 2015. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 176 pages. First edition. In Unshelfmarked: Reconceiving the artists book, Michael Hampton vets the mediums history, postulating a new timeline that challenges the orthodox view of the artists book as a form largely peculiar to the twentieth century. Post-Deweyed, these works form an entirely new corpus, showcasing the artists book not as a by-product of the book per se, but both its antecedent and post-digital flowering... READ MORE
New York: The Typophiles, 1995. tall 8vo. stiff red paper wrappers, cord-tied. 23+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph - New Series Number 13. The story of the printing of the Boswell papers owned by Lt. Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham by Bruce Rogers. Limited to 800 copies printed at The Stinehour Press with design by Abraham Brewster at the Oliphant Press. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE
London: Sotheby, 1864-. 8vo. original paper wrappers. 32 volumes. An excellent assortment of important auction sale catalogues preserved in three boxes with paper labels on their spines identifying the sales. Includes 1864. (June 30-July 13). Catalogue of the Entire and very choice Collection of Engravings... Julian Marshall. Completely priced. 1873. (December 12-20th). Catalogue of the Choice Collection of Rare Engravings and Drawings Formed by Hugh Howard. Completely priced. 1890. (November 11-24th). Catalogue ... of Frederick... READ MORE