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London: Institute of Contemporary Arts, (1984). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 157, (3) pages. First edition. An exhibition catalogue which, through essays and photographs, maintain that Morris's concerns are as relevant today as ever. Some of the essays are written by Florence Boos, Ray Watkinson, Peter Faulkner and others. Rubbed along hinges. READ MORE about WILLIAM MORRIS TODAY
Price: $12.00 Order nr. 58119
London: The Collector Ltd., 1978. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 559-570. An offprint from The Book Collector, Vol. 27, No. 4, Winter, 1978. Muir's review of the book "Buchkunst und Literatur in Deutschland" by Ernst L. Hauswedell and Christian Voigt. READ MORE about THE ART OF THE BOOK IN GERMANY
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 59715
Mittineague: Strathmore Paper Company, 1921. tall 4to. cloth-backed boards. 28, (4) pages. With text illustrating the application of the system by T.M. Cleland who also designed the book and provided the decorations. Rudolph Ruzicka provided the decorative designs on the color sheets. Covers rubbed with stain on front. READ MORE about GRAMMAR OF COLOR, ARRANGEMENTS OF STRATHMORE PAPERS IN A VARIETY OF PRINTED COLOR COMBINATION...
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 61554
Mittineague: Strathmore Paper Company, 1921. tall 4to. cloth-backed boards, later cardboard slipcase. 28, (4) pages followed by the 19 paper samples and folded specimen sheets. Accompanied by additional sample sheets numbered 20 to 46 which are loosely inserted. 2 volumes. Includes text illustrating the application of the system by T.M. Cleland, who also designed the book and provided the decorations on the color sheets along with Rudolph Ruzicka. Includes a separately-issued portfolio of sheets of..... READ MORE about GRAMMAR OF COLOR, ARRANGEMENTS OF STRATHMORE PAPERS IN A VARIETY OF PRINTED COLOR COMBINATION...
Price: $750.00 Order nr. 121620
Number six of the CODE(X) Monograph Series. Translated from the French by Jonathan von Zelowitz, with an Introduction by Timothy Young.
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2011. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 24 pages. Number six of the CODE(X) Monograph Series. Translated from the French by Jonathan von Zelowitz, with an Introduction by Timothy Young. Number six of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. Didier Mutel is a synaesthetic printer focused on the bite of acid on metal, of the metal plate on paper, and of the printed words on the mind. This book discuses the acide brut..... READ MORE about ACIDE BRUT MANIFESTO
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 107489
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 224 pages. Next in the Publishing Pathways series, Publishing the Fine and Applied Arts examines aspects of the relationship between the business of print and the practice of art and design across five centuries. Leading specialists explore the role played by the book trade in the diffusion of artistic and architectural theory, fashion, and practice..... READ MORE about PUBLISHING THE FINE AND APPLIED ARTS 1500-2000
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 104084
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1970. 8vo. cloth. xii, 167 pages. First edition. Biography of this California printer and designer. READ MORE about JOHN HENRY NASH, THE BIOGRAPHY OF A CAREER
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 15661
Some Reminiscences by his former students, with a foreword by President David T. McLaughlin and an Introduction by Roderick Stinehour.
Hanover: The Friends of Dartmouth Library, 1987. 8vo. cloth, paper spine and cover labels. xii, 109, (3) pages. Some Reminiscences by his former students, with a foreword by President David T. McLaughlin and an Introduction by Roderick Stinehour. First edition, limited to 1,000 copies printed by Meriden-Stinehour. Illustrated. Includes a bibliography of Nash's writings. Bookplate. READ MORE about RAY NASH AND THE GRAPHIC ARTS WORKSHOP AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 43297
Westminster: Nichols and Sons, 1885. folio. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 20 pages, edges uncut. Includes two articles, "The Golden Jeweled Covers" and "The Manuscript Text," with two color plates depicting lower and upper covers of the Gospels. The manuscript was long in the possession of the Abbey of Noble Canonesses in Lindau, founded in 834 by Louis the Pious, before its acquisition by Ashburnham after the dissolution of the abbey in 1803. The manuscript was..... READ MORE about TWO MEMOIRS OF THE "EVANGELIA QUATUOR" ONCE BELONGING TO THE ABBEY OF LINDAU AND NOW TO...
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 109470
N.P. (Graphic Export Centre, 1960). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 27+(1) pages, followed by approx. 40 pages of printing samples. Essentially a large sales brochure for the Dutch printing industry, with numerous specimens from various firms. Well-illustrated in color. Some wear along edges. READ MORE about DESIGN AND PRINTING IN THE NETHERLANDS 1960
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 47817
Hague: Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum/ Museum van het Boek, 1973. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 23 pages. Preface by Dr. C. Reedijk. Illustrated. READ MORE about DUTCH BOOK PRODUCTION FROM 1890 TO THE PRESENT DAY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 94930
(Boston: Bookbuilders of Boston, 1987). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introduction by Andrea Wicks Freymann. Commentary by John Begg. Catalogue of highlights of New England Book Shows, 1957 to 1987. Black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about NEW ENGLAND BOOK SHOW 1957-1987 A RETROSPECTIVE
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 106534
New York: The Typophiles, 1967. tall 12mo. leather-backed decorated boards. 86 pages. Limited to 400 copies of which 100 are for sale. Chapbook 46 issued by the Typophiles. Contains illustrations. Loosely inserted is a tribute from Nordlunde to Paul Bennett. Leather spine slightly faded. READ MORE about LETTER FROM A DANISH TYPOGRAPHER
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 6078
New York: The Typophiles, 1967. tall 12mo. leather-backed decorated boards. 86 pages. Limited to 400 copies of which 100 are for sale. Chapbook 46 issued by the Typophiles. Contains illustrations. Pocket removed from back pastedown. READ MORE about LETTER FROM A DANISH TYPOGRAPHER
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 63659
Lexington: University of Kentucky Libraries, 1954. 8vo. paper wrappers. 18, (2) pages, with 2 additional leaves of illustration. Bulletin XI. Exhibition catalogue. Wrappers yellowed. READ MORE about NORWEGIAN CONTEMPORARY BOOK DESIGN
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 51156
Petersham: Ant Press, 2011. 8 x 9.5 inches. paperback. 190 pages. The Silent Scream: Political and Social Comment in Books by Artists presents not only a companion catalogue to an exhibition held at the Monash University Rare Books Library, but also a journey through some of humanity's most inhumane and hypocritical moments. The catalogue provides insights into 77 influential books and works presented in book form in the past 90 years. Monica Oppen and Peter..... READ MORE about THE SILENT SCREAM: POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMENT IN BOOKS BY ARTISTS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 108927
Stamford, CT: Overbrook Press, The, 1948. small 8vo. stiff paste paper wrappers, paper cover label. (8) pages. Limited to 600 copies. Text is reprinted from the author's column entitled Pitching Horseshoes. With initial and tail-piece by Ruzicka. Rubbed along spine. READ MORE about NOBODY IMPORTANT
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 30383
Moscow: Publishing House "Iskustvo" ("Art"), 1961. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 422, (2) pages. The design and making of books from an editorial point of view. Discusses the initial concept, format, typeface, text format, rubrication and decoration, the role of illustration in the design, covers and wrappers, bindings, typography, and book layout and mock-up in various stages. The section on book layout and mock-up is rather lengthy, with many examples of mock-ups from actual practice..... READ MORE about KNIZHNOY ISKUSTVO, ZAMUISEL OFORMLYENIYA
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 51930
Rotterdam, Netherlands: W.L. & J. Brusse's Uitgeversmaatschapppij, 1927. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 68 pages. Text in Dutch. Second edition. A volume in the "Applied arts in the Netherlands" series. Focuses on book design and illustration. 49 illustrations. Index of names. List of craftsmen with addresses and advertisements follow text. Covers lightly worn. READ MORE about DE VERLUCHTING VAN HET BOEK
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 124600
New York: Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead, n.d. thick oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers, plastic spine. (70) leaves. A sample book of various types, weights and colors of imported paper, including many by Fabriano. READ MORE about EUROPEAN PRINTING, ART AND PARCHMENT PAPERS
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 45648
(Verona: La Maison Bortolazzi, 2012). square 8vo. decorated paper-covered boards. 434, (12) pages. Text in French. Limited to 999 copies. The art of paper making for books and brochures in Germany between 1680 and 1830. Table of contents. Introduction by the author. Acknowledgments. Sections on gilt paper (including varnished, embossed and plates), and papers colored by the patron. Full color illustrations. Bibliography and photographic credits. A major new book on this subject. Prospectus laid in..... READ MORE about PAPIERS DORÉS D'ALLEMAGNE AU SIÈCLE DES LUMIÈRES SUIVIS DE QUELQUES AUTRES PAPIERS DÉCORÉS...
Price: $225.00 Order nr. 115804