Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2018. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 466 pages. Pablo Alvarez offers the first complete English translation of Alonso Víctor de Paredes Institucion, y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores [Institution, and Origin of the Art of Printing, and General Rules for Compositors]. This 96-page printing manual set and printed by Paredes himself was issued in Madrid around 1680. It opens with an introductory digression on... READ MORE about ALONSO VÍCTOR DE PAREDES’ INSTITUTION, AND ORIGIN OF THE ART OF PRINTING, AND GENERAL RULES...
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Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. 6.75 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 454 pages. Revised Edition. Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer and leading publisher of the new nation, the American Antiquarian Society reflects his vision for the printed record of America's history-its preservation and its interpretation. Over two centuries, beginning with Thomas's gift of his own extensive library of books and newspapers, this learned society has become... READ MORE about THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, 1812-2012: A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY
Kobenhavn: Boghandler-medhjaelper forening, 1925. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. 332, (20) pages. First edition. Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular field, ie. bookselling, printing, illustration, publishing, etc. Label soiled and wear at spine ends. Small spot at bottom of spine. Cloth split along hinges. READ MORE about BOGEN DENS HISTORIE.FREMSTILLING OF UDBREDELSE EN HAANDBOG FOR BOG
New York: Huxley House, 1953. thin 8vo. boards. (44) pages. Illustrated with engravings by Alexander Anderson, the father of white-line wood engraving in America. Huxley House was a design firm. Covers soiled. READ MORE about HUXLEY HOUSE ALMANAC FOR 1953
Spartanburg, SC: Wofford Library, 1971. 4to. spiral bound paper wrappers. unpaginated. Report on the third printing seminar/workshop hosted at the Wofford Library, Black and white illustrations and page specimens. With comments about Ronald David Jones, Charles G. MAxcy, Daniel Outlaw, and William A. Smith, Jr. READ MORE about PRINTING FOR PLEASURE III
South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1977). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. Useful for anyone wanting to know what books or periodicals are available in the area of books on books. Emphasizes amateur printing. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO PRINTING AS AN AVOCATION
Boston: David R. Godine, (1996). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. First color edition. Marie Angel's animated alphabet has been reproduced here in full color with twenty-eight drawings plus title and colophon page. READ MORE about AN ANIMATED ALPHABET
Berlin: Tribüne, n.d. small 8vo. paper wrappers. 39+(1) pages. On the organization of the composing room, for supervisors. Yellowed. READ MORE about HANDSETZEREI, NEUEGESTALTUNG UND ORGANISATION IM BLICKFELD DES NORMEN- BEARBEITERS
Un Homme d'Affaires et de Culture au Grand Siècle
(Paris): Éditions des Cendres, (2004). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 206, (2) pages. Un Homme d'Affaires et de Culture au Grand Siècle. Text in French. Limited to an edition of 399. An account of the life and work of printer Jean Anisson. Includes extracts from Anisson's correspondence as well as illustrations of his work. Foreword by Paul-Marie Grinevald. READ MORE about JEAN ANISSON, 1642-1721
Baltimore: Maran Printing Services, 1975. 4to. cloth. (xiv), 245 pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The definitive bibliography to-date of American type specimen books. Includes historical accounts of each company, a list of their specimen books with size and number of pages and illustrations. Lacks jacket. READ MORE about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
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 about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
Stammheim: Antiquariat Verlagsgesellschaft, various dates. small 4to. later cloth. Per year:. The following volumes are available: 1968. 18th year. viii, 282, 220 pages. 1969. 19th year. Bound in two volumes. viii,232; viii,236 pages. 1973. 23rd year. iv, 288, 216 pages. Filled with important articles and illustrations. Price is per volume. READ MORE about ANTIQUARIAT, ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR ALLE FACHGEBIETE DES BUCH- UND KUNSTANTIQUARIATS
Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 170, (2) pages. Text in Russian. History of printing and publishing centered in Vilnius (Vilna), Lithuania. Focuses on the career of Frantsysk (ca. 1490-ca. 1535). Black and white illustrations throughout. English translation of author and title, University of Pennsylvania catalogue entry, and errata laid in. Dust jacket tanned and slightly worn at spine. READ MORE about BO SLAVNOM MESTE VILENSKOM: OCHERKI IZ ISTORII KNIGOPECHATANII (IN A GLORIOUS PLACE: ESSAYS FROM...
(New York, NY): Amalgamated Printers Association, 1978. 16mo. loose broadsides inserted in box with printed cover label. unpaginated. A set of 17 privately printed keepsakes from the APA's Wayzgoose meeting of 1979. READ MORE about APA WAYZGOOSE GEM BOX
oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung.
Leipzig: A. Danz, 1880. large 8vo. half leather with raised bands and gilt decoration, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges stained red. xxxxvii, (i), 478 pages. oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung. First edition. This dictionary of engravers and engraving was intended as a handbook for print collectors. Bookbinder's tag H. Sperling of Leipzig. Bookplate on front pastedown indicates that this book came from the reference library... READ MORE about HANDBUCH FÜR KUPFERSTICHSAMMLER
N.P. n.p., 1974-2001. small 4to. self paper wrappers. average 6-15 pages. The APHA NEWSLETTER, a publication of the American Printing History Association, Covers all aspects of printing history. Issues available are: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 44, 61, 63, 67, 69, 71(5), 72 (July 1986)(3), Price is per issue. READ MORE about THE APHA NEWSLETTERS 1974-2001
(New York, NY: APHA, 1983). 4to. Folder, front cover label. unpaginated. A collection of keepsakes to commemorate the Eights APHA Annual Conference at Columbia University in 1983. Keepsake items loosely inserted in folder. READ MORE about EIGHTH APHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEEPSAKE
New York: American Printing History Association, 2006. 8vo. contributions loosely inserted in cloth clamshell box, paper spine label. Limited to 225 copies.Various typographic arrangements of seventeen poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the printers. Contributors include Mindy Beloff, Robin Price, Sandy Connors, Barbara Henry, Ed Colker, Ron Gordon, David Pankow, Jerry Kelly, Kay Michael Kramer, Michael Peich, Gaylord Schanilec... READ MORE about VERSE INTO TYPE: THE APHA POETRY PORTFOLIO
Brighton: Privately printed, 1973. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 94 pages. S-K 59. Limited to 1250 copies. READ MORE about A TYPOLOGICAL TALLY THIRTEEN HUNDRED WRITINGS IN ENGLISH ON PRINTING HISTORY, TYPOGRAPHY,...
Brighton: Privately printed, 1973. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 94 pages. S-K 59. Limited to 1250 copies. Jacket chipped along top with two tears. READ MORE about A TYPOLOGICAL TALLY THIRTEEN HUNDRED WRITINGS IN ENGLISH ON PRINTING HISTORY, TYPOGRAPHY,...
Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1968. 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 44 pages. Contains "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence" by Archer and "Tradition and the Printers of Southern California" by Ritche. READ MORE about MODERN FINE PRINTING
Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1968. 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 44 pages. Contains "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence" by Archer and "Tradition and the Printers of Southern California" by Ritche. Covers faded. READ MORE about MODERN FINE PRINTING
Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College
Williamstown: n.p., 1970. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. ii, 10 pages. Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College. Exibition designed to exploit the Chapin Library's collection of important exmaples in the history of printing produced in various countries. Features a selection of sixty-nine items representative of English printing, 1478-1969, from William Caxton to Stanley Morison. One of 1,500 copies printed in January, 1970. Light shelf wear and soiling around edges. READ MORE about THE ENGLISH ART OF THE BOOK
Berlin: Buch- und Druckgewerbe, 1956. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Various pagination. Per issue:. Following issues available: Vol 1 no. 3, Vol.3, no.1 of this international printing journal in two languages. English title Archives for Printing, Paper, and Related Trades. Well-illustrated. READ MORE about ARCHIV FUR DRUCK UND PAPIER
Cordoba (Argentina): U. of Cordoba, 1930. small 8to. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 200, (2) pages. History and documentation for the first years of the second press at the Univ. of Cordoba (Argentina), which was founded in 1823 (the first having been moved to Buenos Aires in 1780). Besterman 5186. Text plus letters, records, accounts, subscriber lists, biographies of editors, partial lists of publications (books, newspapers, pamphlets, journals, etc.), with about 65 pages of illustrations... READ MORE about LA SEGUNDA IMPRENTA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA, ADQVIRIDA POR SVSCR