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Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2013). tall 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 232 pages. Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Eighth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. 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..... READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 75338
Chicago: 1963-1964, 1963. 4to. stapled self paper wrappers. Each issue is 4 pages. A partial run of this periodical. 51 issues. Contains Vol. 4, no.34-43, 45-48; Vol.5 no.1-14, 16-48 (the last issue published). Accompanied by a letter from the publisher dated December 28, 1965 ending the publication. Library stamp on some issues. READ MORE about BOOK COLLECTING WORLD
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 1240
Copenhagen, Denmark: The Danish Library of Science and Medicine, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 142, (2) pages. Text in English and French. Table of contents, opening remarks by Danish Prince Henrik of Denmark, postscript by the editor. A collection of papers presented at the Congress. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. Covers slightly worn at edges and along spine. READ MORE about TRANSACTIONS INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BIBLIOPHILES XVTH CONGRESS COPENHAGEN 20-26 SEPTEMBER 1987
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 126873
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, n.d. (circa 1920s). 12mo. quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, four raised bands, with original paper wrappers bound-in. 254, (2) pages. Extracted by Cim from his five-volume work, l'Encyclopédie du Livre (Flammarion, 1905-8). Includes discussions of paper, format, printing, binding, arrangement of libraries, bibliographic classification. Several illustrations of contemporary book shelving. Leather rubbed on spine. Printed on cheaper paper. READ MORE about PETIT MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR DES LIVRES
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 114412
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1930. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 282 pages. First U.S. edition. Designed to help the beginning collector. Twelve chapters, describing different kinds of prints and collecting tips. Many illustrations by old masters, such as Dürer and Rembrandt. Jacket chipped with small tears. READ MORE about THE PRINT COLLECTOR
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 37711
London: Studio Vista, (1977). large 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. (iv), xii, 175+(1) pages. First edition. A guide to collecting twentieth-century British and American writers, with an emphaisis on 1925-1975. Authors are listed alphabetically, with bibliographic information, filmographies, and comments on market prices. An illustrated section shows the evolution of dust jacket design. READ MORE about COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 71767
London: Orbis Publishing Limited, (1984). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 318 pages. 32 pages of photographs. A revised and updated version of the 1977 edition. This lists all the modern authors with bibliographical details and indicates the value of each title in both English and American editions. "Scale of Values" bookmark loosely inserted. READ MORE about MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, THEIR VALUE TO COLLECTORS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 56011
Established in 1859
Lynchburg, VA: J.P. Bell Company, Inc., 1959. 8vo. cloth, dustjacket. viii, 131+(1) pages. Established in 1859. A centennial publication of the history of J.P. Bell's book company. Small presentation slip from J.P. Bell Company loosely laid-in. Dust jacket age-darkened and worn with creases, chips and small paper loss. READ MORE about J.P. BELL'S OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 97620
Oxford: Phaidon Christie's, (1984). 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 224 pages. First edition. Provides information on a wide range of topics of importance to beginning collectors as well as a good review for those with more experience. With numerous black and white illustrations throughout, bibliographies, directory of associations and an index. READ MORE about CHRISTIE'S GUIDE TO COLLECTING
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 70007
Copenhaven: Povl Branner, 1920. small 8vo. paper-covered boards, slipcase. 243 pages, with 8 additional pages of plates. Limited to 650 numbered copies. Eight articles, with such titles as "a medieval bibliophile," "old German libraries," "the art of the vignette in 18th-century Denmark" (with many illustrations), etc., followed by a report on Danish book auctions in 1919 and library news 1919-1920 (i.e. acquisitions of incunabula and the like). Bookplate, inside front cover. Slipcase rubbed as are..... READ MORE about AARBOG FOR BOGVENNER
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 51557
Gütersloh: Bertelsmann, 1975. small 8vo. paper wrappers. 28 pages. Two essays, one on the question of an open vs. a closed society, the other on the contribution of book clubs to society. READ MORE about NACH DEM UBERFLUSS: FORMIERTE ODER OFFENE GESELLSCHAFT?
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 51279
New York, NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, n.d., but circa 1927. 12mo. later library cloth. x, 190 pages. Table of contents, list of illustrations, appendices, index. 61 drawings by the author and 16 other illustrations. Includes discussions of collecting and bindings. Ex-library, with markings. READ MORE about BYWAYS AMONG ENGLISH BOOKS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 130654
London, England: Robert Jennings, 1829. 8vo. original leather, all edges gauffred gilt, marbled endpapers. xliv, 421+(1); iv, 428; iv, 481+(1) pages. 3 Volumes. Second edition (Windle and Pippin A38b). Dedication to John Lodge, table of contents in each volume, preface to the second edition, index of manuscripts and printed books in first volume. Each volume with frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout text. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges and along spine. Front cover of Volume..... READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN FRANCE AND GERMANY
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 129059
London, England: C. Richards, 1838. small 4to. gilt-stamped leather, five raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. xxviii, 436; 437-1090, xxx, 16 pages. 2 Volumes. Frist edition (Windle and Pippin A65). This set is bound in a signed Zaehnsdorf binding. Dedication to Frances Marry Richardson Currer, preface, table of contents, list of plates, list of subscribers, supplement, general index, corrigenda. Foornotes in text. Frontispiece and engraved illustrations each volume. Covers..... READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRPAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN THE NORTHERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND IN...
Price: $450.00 Order nr. 129060
London: Harding and Lepard and G.B. Whittaker, 1827. small 4to. modern cloth, brown leather spine labels, all edges gilt. (iv), xiii, 562; (iv), 580 pages. 2 volumes. Fourth edition, greatly enlarged and corrected; one of 250 large paper copies. (Windle A3d; Bigmore & Wyman I, 171; Jackson no.6, Besterman 1374; Disbound and Dispersed #1 for tipped-in leaf). Published with the same frontispiece as those in the second and third edition. Completely rewritten, this edition omits..... READ MORE about AN INTRODUCTION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF RARE AND VALUABLE EDITIONS OF THE GREEK AND LATIN CLASSICS...
Price: $1,250.00 Order nr. 123164
London, England: John Major, 1836. 8vo. contemporarty half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. xxxvi, 556; (ii), 557-982 pages. 2 Volumes. First and only edition (Windle and Pippin A62; Jackson no. 86). Windle and Pippin note that this edition limited to 1250 copies. Dedication, preface, list of subscribers, corrigenda. An autobiography with information on bookselling and book collecting in the early 19th century, but with very little information on Dibdin himself. Frontispiece portrait of Dibdin..... READ MORE about REMINISCENCES OF A LITERARY LIFE
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 126909
Illustrations by John W. Alexander.
Chicago: The Bookfellows, 1924. 8vo. half cloth over boards, paper spine and cover labels. 30 pages. Illustrations by John W. Alexander. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Part of The Little Bookfellow Series. Long poem on the beginning of printing. The illustrations are reproductions of the murals that Alexander did for the Library of Congress. Printed by the Torch Press. Each author has signed the half-title of this copy. Covers soiled. Bookplate on free endpaper..... READ MORE about THE LEGEND OF THE BOOK
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 13300
Illustrations by John W. Alexander.
Chicago: The Bookfellows, 1924. 8vo. half cloth over boards, paper spine and cover labels. 30 pages. Illustrations by John W. Alexander. First edition, limited to 300 copies. Part of The Little Bookfellow Series. Long poem on the beginning of printing. The illustrations are reproductions of the murals that Alexander did for the Library of Congress. Printed by the Torch Press. Presentation from George Steele Seymour, the husband of the publisher, dated 1924 on free endpaper..... READ MORE about THE LEGEND OF THE BOOK
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 116328
New York: Duprat & Co., 1892. 8vo. original wove cloth binding which has rebacked with modern cloth with spine covering laid down on this new cloth. 119 pages. First edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies printed by DeVinne. (Webber p.62). Thirteen chapters on the book including one on the art of bookbinding and another on Historical Book-Covers. Includes 13 illustrations with 8 of the bindings including a full color frontispiece. Cloth spotted with parts of..... READ MORE about FOUR PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW-YORK A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF BIBLIOPHILISM OF AMERICA
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 3298
New York: Duprat & Co., 1892. 8vo. woven cloth outer wrappers with book loosely inserted (stiff paper wrappers). 119 pages. First edition, limited to 1000 copies, of which this is one of 200 copies printed on Japanese paper (Webber p.62). Thirteen chapters on the book including one on the art of bookbinding and another on Historical Book-Covers. Includes thirteen illustrations with eight of the bindings including a full color frontispiece. Worn copy without case having..... READ MORE about FOUR PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW-YORK A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF BIBLIOPHILISM OF AMERICA
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 72212
København: Rosenkilde og Baggers Forlag, 1946. large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 69+(1) pages. Translation of Duhamel's 1926 "Lettres sur les Bibliophiles." Illustrated by Karen Jacobsen. With an introduction by Grete Jacobsen. Bibliography at rear. READ MORE about OM BOGELSKERE
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 63013
North Ryde, Australia: Angus & Robertson Publishers, (1985). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 406 pages. First edition. A collection of Australian stories combined with the best of Australian art. With biographical sketches of the authors. READ MORE about THE AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION, AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST BOOKS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 32598
Foreword by Leland D. Case.
N.P. Northland Press, (1977). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 192 pages. Foreword by Leland D. Case. First edition. Chapters on collecting Western Americana, High Spots of Western Fiction, A Range Man's Library, The Texas Ranch Today, Billy the Kid, Ranger Reading, Dime Novel Texas, Books and Dealers, Dobie Rarities, Remington Rarities and Russell Rarities. Presentation on free endpaper "For William - Here's hoping this collection of my bookish 'pieces' provides some guides to your..... READ MORE about WESTERN HIGH SPOTS, READING AND COLLECTING GUIDES
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 114541