New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994. 8vo. paper wrappers. 28 pages. A catalogue to an exhibition of incunabula at the Pierpont Morgan Library, with all exhibits from the library's collection. Well illustrated, wood cut by John DePol of the hypothetical reconstruction of Gutenberg's press at the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz. Foreword by Charles E. Pierce, Jr. and text by George Fletcher. READ MORE
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
München: Peter-Winkler-Verlag, (1966). small 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. 102, (2) pages. Second edition. Illustrated. Presentation bookplate signed by Helmut Presser, the Director, on the free endpaper. Jacket rubbed and chipped along edges. READ MORE
New York: The Haberule Co., (1959). square 8vo. fabric covers with plastic spiral binding. (68) pages. "A new and improved method of type calcualting which reduces to simple terms the whole complex problem of copy-casting." Text following by list of type faces and point sizes, a plastic rule inserted in a pocket in the booklet and a built in pica scale. READ MORE
Bethesda: The Gallimaufry Press, 1970. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers with a paper cover label. (iii), 9, (2) pages. Printed in edition limited to 275 copies. The T.C. Hansard commentary was taken from his printing manual, Typographia; the Seaton letter is from Rollo Silver's The American Printer, 1787-1825; and the illustration is from a wood engraving in Savage's Practical Hints on Decorative Printing of 1822. READ MORE
Philadelphia: The Quicksilver Associates, 1935. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 71 pages. Limited to 300 copies. Printed by the Magpie Press. The Quicksilver Associates were a group of amateur printers who combined their efforts to produce "hand-made books." The text is a group of essays on various subjects. Every part of the book was hand-made. Near fine. READ MORE
(Washington D.C.): Hand Papermaking, 1998. 4to. booklet handsewn in stiff paper wrapper, loose sheets each in a protective folder, all housed in a custom-made clamshell box which is in the original cardboard box. (iv), 42+(2) pages. Limited to an edition of 150 copies. This is the third portfolio in the ongoing series of handmade papers. This portfolio presents documentation of an ancient papermaking tradition in transition. There are eighteen specimens of papers collected by Dorothy... READ MORE
Plakate und Andere Arbeiten.
Halle: (Staatlichen Galerie Moritzburg Halle), 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 132, (4) pages. Plakate und Andere Arbeiten. Written in German. Exhibition catalogue. A collection of placards and other works by or about Helmut Brade, from the gallery of the Staatlichen Galerie Moritzburg in Halle, in conjunction with the Galerie 84 des Kultur- und Freizeitzentrums Moskauer Platz in Erfurt and the Theater im Palast, TiP-Galerie in Berlin, with captions and text. Contains a biography, and various... READ MORE
Bruxelles: Le Musée du Livre, 1924-1925. 4to. modern quarter leather with red leather spine label. 132, (2) pages. The third volume of this six volume set. Each volume stands on its own. This volume contains three parts: 1. La Typographie Anversoise au XVIe Siècle par Maurice Sabbe, 2. La Typographie en Belgique (Sauf Anvers) au XVIe Siècle par Auguste Vincent, 3. Christophe Plantin et ses Contemporains par Maurice Sabbe. Illustrated throughout including some in color... READ MORE
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, n.d. (but 1986). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 81; 80; 131 pages. 3 volumes. A three part catalogue (97, 98, 99) on the history of printing issued by Oak Knoll Books to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the invention of the linotype in 1886. Includes many books from the library of the Bowker Publishing Co. (Melcher collection). READ MORE
Vol. 5, No. 3 in the series "Since 1852".
Middletown, OH: Sorg Paper Company, 1957. 4to. self paper wrappers. not paginated. Vol. 5, No. 3 in the series "Since 1852" An issue of the series "Since 1852". Contains many black-and-white illustrations throughout. Covers sunned and soiled, with wear and some creasing near spine, and the remains of something stuck to the front cover. READ MORE
New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1996. 8vo. metal ring binder with illustrated paper-covered boards. 45+(1) pages. First Scholastic edition, issued as volume 18 in the Voyages of Discoveryseries. Text and color illustrations on laminated paper, that describe the process of making books from clay tablets, papyrus rolls, and illuminated manuscripts to the printing press, with sections on machinery, color printing, bookbinding, booksellers and censors, and children's books. With a time-line chart and reusable vinyl stickers. READ MORE
Millwood: Kraus Reprint, 1980. 4to. cloth. 4 volumes. First edition. Introduction by Kenneth A. Lohf. Monumental work reproducing nearly 45,000 cards from the Catalogue of the American Type Founders Company Library, the largest library in this subject area in the country. With over 2000 subject headings, this is an essential reference book for anyone interested in the book arts. It describes the excellent type specimen collection that was created by merging the ATF collection and the holdings of Columbia. READ MORE