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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 255, xv, (v) pages. First edition. Over 200 illustrations. An important book. Chappell has added a nice presentation to this copy using the dedication page which reads "To my friend(s) Alfred A. Knopf & Will, Jan 9, 1973, Warren Chappell" in which he has added to text to the original dedication. Loosely inserted in this copy is a T.L.s. from a collector to Terry..... READ MORE about A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 1373
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1987). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xi, 354 pages. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. First U.S. edition. Discusses the impact of printing on all social classes of the ancient regime. Private ownership inscription in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE about THE CULTURAL USES OF PRINT IN EARLY MODERN FRANCE
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 31913
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1989). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 351 pages. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. First edition in English. An account of the cultural transformation brought about by the discovery and development of printing. Illustrated. Private ownership inscription at top of half-title. READ MORE about THE CULTURE OF PRINT, POWER AND THE USES OF PRINT IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 31369
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1905. small 4to. later cloth. xxiv, 340, (4) pages. First edition. (St. Bride Cat. p.184). Preface by Jules Claretie followed by a history of the beginning of printing in France and histories of the two famous French printers, L'Imprimerie Nationale and Hotel de Rohan. Printed in different type faces to demonstrate types available and profusely illustrated with decorations, vignettes and other designs in various colors. READ MORE about DÉBUTS DE L'IMPRIMERIE EN FRANCE, L'IMPRIMERIE NATIONALE, L'HÔTEL DE ROHAN
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 22254
New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xii), 314 pages. First U. S. edition, with sheets printed in England. An important summary of the history of printing in England extending from its infancy to the 20th century. Illustrated. Bookplate. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF PRINTING IN BRITAIN
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 1437
New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (xii), 314 pages. First U. S. edition, with sheets printed in England. An important summary of the history of printing in England extending from its infancy to the 20th century. Illustrated. Water stain at tail of spine on dust jacket. Dust jacket price clipped. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF PRINTING IN BRITAIN
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 131236
Nottingham: Thos. Forman & Sons Ltd., 1953. large 8vo. paper-covered boards, modern paper spine label. ix, 71 pages. Second edition, limited to 200 numbered copies. Newspapers and their publishers in Nottingham up through the 1860s, a brief account of 18th-century Nottingham book printers with a bibliography of the imprints of fifteen 18th-century printers, and brief sections on chapbooks and broadsides. Eleven facsimiles. With a "chronological list of Nottingham Newspapers-1710 to 1864." With the bookplate and..... READ MORE about EARLY NOTTINGHAM PRINTERS AND PRINTING
Price: $110.00 Order nr. 98000
Premiers Imprimeurs de la Ville de Pau. Note pour Servir a l'Histoire de l'Imprimerie en Béarn
Auch: Imprimerie et Lithographie G. Foix, 1893. 8vo. marbled paper-covered boards, paper spine label. 3+(1) pages. Premiers Imprimeurs de la Ville de Pau. Note pour Servir a l'Histoire de l'Imprimerie en Béarn. This extract from Revue de Gascogne describes the obscure origins of Henry Poyvre and Jean de Vingles, two printers based in Pau. Original wrappers bound-in. Presentation note to L. Rosenthal from the author on upper wrapper. Cracked, boards worn, some loss at head..... READ MORE about LES ANTÉCÉDENTS D'HENRY POYVRE ET DE JEAN DE VINGLES
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 95606
Foreword by James H. Billington. Afterword by John Y. Cole.
Golden: Fulcrum Publishing, (1996). small 4to. leatherette, dust jacket. x, 150 pages. Foreword by James H. Billington. Afterword by John Y. Cole. First edition. Filled with illustrations of some of the most interesting and important American books of the Library of Congress. Signed by the author on title page. READ MORE about THE BOOK IN AMERICA WITH IMAGES FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 46161
(London): The British Library, (2000). large 8vo. cloth. l, 172 pages plus 8 plates. First edition. Forward by J.S.G. Simmons who first attempted a similar work. 171titles compiled by the editors. Sixteen black-and-white illustrations. Indexes. With a memorial bookplate on front pastedown which indicates that this volume came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. READ MORE about CYRILLIC BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1701 IN BRITISH AND IRISH COLLECTIONS, A UNION CATALOGUE
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 77286
Sonderabzug aus der Gutenberg-Festschrift
Mainz: (Gutenberg-Gesellschaft), 1925. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 9 leaves (pages 196-202 plus two plates). Sonderabzug aus der Gutenberg-Festschrift. This excerpt from the Gutenberg-Festschrift is printed on the rectos only. The original printed wrappers of this copy have darkened unevenly and show minor damage. They are cracked along the spine and have split along the lower half of the joint where the front wrapper attaches to the first page. The interior is marred only by..... READ MORE about EIN (drop title) EXEMPLAR DES BREVARIUM MOGUNTINENSE VOM JAHRE 1509 AUS DEM BESITZE DES MAINZER...
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 90489
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1930. 8vo. cloth. vii, 167 pages. First edition. The first section of this book is on the following trades: The Compositor, The Pressman, Lithographic Printing, The Engraving Trades and The Bindery. Ex-library copy with marks including name of institution perforated on contents page. READ MORE about MY LIFE WORK, PRINTING AND SERVICING TRADES
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 88446
London: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., 1923. 8vo. cloth. (viii), 148, (4), xviii pages. First edition. Introduction by the editor followed by chapters on this new method of printing. Chapters include articles by such well-known experts as J.H. Benton, William Gambleand C.A.F. Lewin. With a full-color frontispiece printed by "the New Photo Offset Process." An 18 page section of ads for printing equipment follows text. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Another ownership..... READ MORE about PHOTO-LITHO. AND THE OFFSET PRINTING
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 38621
(London): Frederic T. Corkett, n.d. (20th century). 4to. folder with paper cover label containing loosely inserted material. Heavy board folder containing a four page introductory signature followed by 11 broadsides of varying sizes demonstrating this printing technique. Covers lightly foxed as are contents.With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE about MACHINE INTAGLIO PRINTING BY THE "CORKETT" PHOTOGRAVURE ART PROCESS
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 102973
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1825. 8vo. later green cloth, spine stamped in gilt. xvi, 219 pages. First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 145). "This is a standard work of reference and has always enjoyed great authority ... The names of the towns are arranged in alphabetical order and the circumstances attending the introduction into them of the art of printing." A second edition came out in 1831. This first edition is scarce. Bookplate of Frederic Melcher..... READ MORE about THE TYPOGRAPHICAL GAZETTEER
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 19354
Paris: Bibliothèque Larousse, n.d. (circa 1907). 12mo. printed stiff paper wrapper. 95, (17) pages. Troisième mille. 22 text illusustrations. Text in French. Lower margin of the first few pages waterstained, but not affecting text. Wrappers soiled with some creases and chips. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE about LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 98247
Edited by Susan E. Meyer.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1981). 4to. boards, spiral bound. (ix), 176 pages. Edited by Susan E. Meyer. Reprint of the 1980 revised edition with a new introduction to the phototypesetting process. A good introductory manual to the subject. READ MORE about DESIGNING WITH TYPE, A BASIC COURSE IN TYPOGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 104981