Boston, MA: David R. Godine, (2015). tall 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 255+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents, list of major characters, acknowledgments, four appendices, select bibliography, endnotes, index. Frontispiece, color and black and white illustrations in text. The first English language biography. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI: HIS LIFE AND HIS WORLD
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London: The Holland Press, 1960. 4to. decorated paper cover boards, paper spine labels. lxxii, 267; (iv), 279 pages. 2 volumes. One of 500 copies. An exact facsimile of the famous Bodoni specimen book - manual originally printed in Parma by the Presso la Vedova in 1818. While lacking the slipcase, this two volume set is in near-pristine condition. READ MORE about MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI
Munchen: Weiss & Co., (1926). thin 4to. later two-toned cloth with paper cover and spine labels. 126 pages. 516 items bibliographically described. Fine copy. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI OPERA TYPOGRAPHICAE MDCCLXIX - MDCCCXXXIX
New York: Diamant Typographic Service, 1946. 16mo. boards. 109, (3) pages. The fourth of the "Diamant Classic" reprints. Bohn covers a number of techniques of reproduction that were being used in the middle of the 19th century. Bookplate. READ MORE about ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF PRINTING A LECTURE DELIVERED AT TWICKENHAM, APRIL 8TH, AND REPEATED BY...
Parma: Museo Bodoniano, 1972-73. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 101+(3); 107+(3). 2 volumes. Printing limited to 800 copies. The first two issues of a bulletin describing the activities of the Museum and Center for the Study of Giambattista Bodoni. Includes a history of the Museum and Center, a mission statement, notes on their collection, and Bodoni bibliographical references. Illustrated with tipped-in photographs. The cover of Volume one has become detached from the book block. READ MORE about BOLLETTINO DEL MUSEO BODONIANO DI PARMA. N.1 and N.2
Bonn: Wilhelm Stollfuss Verlag, (1969). square 8vo. cloth. 105, (11) pages. First edition. The Bonner Universitäts-Buchdruckerei celebrates its 150 year anniversary with this look back at their history. Illustrated with images of their books and their production processes. A facsimile of a 1819 map of Bonn is loosely inserted in an envelope at back. In German. READ MORE about 150 JAHRE BONNER UNIVERSITÄTS-BUCHDRUCKEREI 1819-1969
2 volumes. Catalogue 82, Part One: A-L and Part Two: M-Z/Addenda
Cambridge, MA: Charles B. Wood III, Inc., 1993. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 87; 96 pages. 2 volumes. Catalogue 82, Part One: A-L and Part Two: M-Z/Addenda. A bookseller's catalogue of antiquarian books about the book and its production. READ MORE about BOOK ARTS & PRINTING HISTORY. CATALOGUE 82. PART ONE. With PART TWO
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1999. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 95+(1) pages. A keepsake for the members of the Book Club of California, published to commemorate the birth of lithography two hundred years before. Michael Twyman, J. Curtiss Taylor, Gary F. Kurutz and George K. Fox all contribute articles to the keepsake, which cover the history, trade cards of early British Lithographers, prints of George Henry Goddard and more. Illustrated. With the... READ MORE about THE BICENTENNIAL OF LITHOGRAPHY
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1999. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 95+(1) pages. A keepsake for the members of the Book Club of California, published to commemorate the birth of lithography two hundred years before. Michael Twyman, J. Curtiss Taylor, Gary F. Kurutz and George K. Fox all contribute articles to the keepsake, which cover the history, trade cards of early British Lithographers, prints of George Henry Goddard and more. Illustrated. READ MORE about THE BICENTENNIAL OF LITHOGRAPHY
With an Annotated Bibliography
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1983. 8vo. cloth. 84, (4) pages. With an Annotated Bibliography. First edition, limited to 550 copies. Designed and printed by Harold Berliner. With a well-annotated 57-item bibliography of Doxey's publications. Illustrated. With errata slip. READ MORE about WILLIAM DOXEY'S SAN FRANCISCO PUBLISHING VENTURE, AT THE SIGN OF THE LARK
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, The, 2008. 4to. cloth. xiv, 214 pages. Limited to 275 copies. Book Club of California Publication 223. Table of contents, acknowledgments, list of illustrations, introduction, endnotes, two appendices, index. Black and white frontispiece, color and black and white illustrations throughout. A study of the life and career of an early San Francisco printer and publisher. Prospectus and order form laid in. READ MORE about JAMES WELD TOWNE: PIONEER SAN FRANCISCO PRINTER, PUBLISHER & PAPER PURVEYOR
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, paper spine label, paper covered slipcase. 138 pages. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Includes the prospectus. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
Introduction by John Carter.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1959. 8vo. boards with marbled paper over both covers, plain paper dust jacket. (viii), 32, (2) pages. Introduction by John Carter. First edition, limited to 400 copies printed by the Black Vine Press for the Book Club of California (Appleton no.210). With four page prospectus loosely inserted. Very fine copy. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN IN RELATION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
Introduction by John Carter.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1959. 8vo. boards with marbled paper over both covers, plain paper dust jacket. (viii), 32, (2) pages. Introduction by John Carter. First edition, limited to 400 copies printed by the Black Vine Press for the Book Club of California (Appleton no.210). Lacking dust jacket. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN IN RELATION TO PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
(San Francisco): Book Club of California, 1991. 8vo. cloth, paper label on spine and front. (vi), vi, (ii), 45+(1) pages. Printer...Expatriate...Eccentric Artist. Printed in an edition of 400 copies at Hillside Press. A fascinating short study of Raymond Duncan, older brother of Isadora, who chose to espouse the ideals of ancient Greece while living in 20th century Paris. Illustrated. Short bibliography. READ MORE about RAYMOND DUNCAN
Volume I, no. 1 to Volume 5, no.4
London: Printing News Ltd., 1958-1961. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Volume I, no. 1 to Volume 5, no.4. With twenty issues in all, complete from the first issue to the fourth issue of the fifth volume. The first issue has the following in ink on the front cover "Benham's marked copy" - Benham was the printer. The illustrations in this issue have a cross drawn through many of them. READ MORE about BOOK DESIGN AND PRODUCTION. Edited by James Moran
New York: AIGA, 1960. 12mo. cloth. 110. (2) pages. Eight talks are printed; Lusty on a British Publisher Looks at American Book Production, a talk by William Targ, Robert Josephy, Allen F. Hurlbut, etc. READ MORE about THE LOOK OF THE BOOK, A SERIES OF LUNCHEON DISCUSSIONS PRESENTED AS THE 1959-1960 PROGRAM OF THE...
Frankfurt a.M. Stiftung Buchkunst, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 103+(1) pages. History, explanation of judging categories, data and statistical tables for the competition "Die schönsten deutschen Bücher" [the most beautiful German books] for 1951-1970 (cover states "1950-1970), with bibliography of prizewinning books. READ MORE about ZWANZIG JAHRE BUCHKUNST, ERGEBNISSE DER WETTBEWERBE 1951-1970, BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND [20...
London: The British Federation of Master Printers, 1953. small 8vo. cloth. 62, (2) pages. Third edition, revised, of adopted standards issued by the Technical Committee as information of value to Master Printers, Estimators, and others. Sections on Paper, Boards, Stationery, Books, Blocks, Types, and Miscellaneous, including "Standard conditions of the printing industry." READ MORE about TABLES AND DATA AND STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR PRINTERS AND BINDERS
Introduction by J. Toulet.
Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 167 pages. Introduction by J. Toulet. Descriptions of 75 important bindings collected by Breslauer with illustrations of each. Some full color plates. Each book in the collection has text concerning bibliography, binding, printing or some other books about books theme. Spine and covers faded. READ MORE about HISTORIC & ARTISTIC BOOKBINDINGS FROM THE BIBLIOTHECA BIBLIOGRAPHICA BRESLAUERIANA
N.P. Printing Trades Unions and the British Printing Industries Federation, n.d. (circa 1980). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 13, (3) pages. A plea for goverment help. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Covers rubbed. READ MORE about THE BRITISH BOOK MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, A JOINT APPROACH TO IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS
Chicago: Caxton Club, 1901. 4to. original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. 102 pages. S-K 4201. First edition, limited to only 252 copies. (Mejer no.288; Brenni no.803). Contains eighteen full color plates of bookbindings executed by Berthelet. Three chapters including English Bookbinding Up to the Time of Henry VIII, Documentary Evidence Concerning Berthelet and His Work, and The Bookbindings of Thomas Berthelet with Detailed Descriptions. Ex-library copy with mark on spine, spine label has pieces missing... READ MORE about THOMAS BERTHELET, ROYAL PRINTER AND BOOKBINDER TO HENRY VIII, KING OF ENGLAND, WITH SPECIAL...
N.P. Guild of Book Workers, 1992. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (120) pages. Introductions by Peter D. Verheyen, J. Franklin Mowery, etc. Illustrated in color. Spine faded. READ MORE about FINE PRINTERS FINELY BOUND TOO, THE 86TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE GUILD OF BOOKWORKERS
New York: Thomas J. Watson Library, 1987. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. With a woodcut by John DePol. Books selected by Ken Botnick and Steve Miller. READ MORE about FINE PRINTERS FINELY BOUND, FINELY MADE BOOKS IN EXCEPTIONAL EDITION BINDINGS