London: The Bibliographical Society, 1985. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 54 pages. Study of this English publisher and their productions from the 17th century to the later part of the 18th century. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about NON-CARTOGRAPHICAL MARITIME WORKS PUBLISHED BY MOUNT AND PAGE, A PRELIMINARY HANDLIST
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Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1994. thick 4to. cloth. xc, 719; vii, 720-1456 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. Reproduced from typescript. Introduction by John B. Hench followed by bibliography, chronological listing of titles by years of founding, geographical list of titles, and titles by major religious interests. Also includes an index of editors, publishers, printers, illustrators and engravers. READ MORE about HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS ESTABLISHED...
Melbourne: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2009. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. hardcover. 332 pages. From tentative beginnings in 1888, Angus and Robertson soon hit their stride as publishers with the publication of Banjo Paterson's verses The Man from Snowy River. This book was a phenomenal success, surprising even its publishers. Snowy River was quickly followed by two successful Henry Lawson titles, In the Days When the World was Wide and While the Billy... READ MORE about DOING SOMETHING FOR AUSTRALIA: GEORGE ROBERTSON AND THE EARLY YEARS OF ANGUS AND ROBERTSON,...
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
With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2002). 8vo. cloth. vi, 305 pages. With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel. First edition. Divided into major sections: Social Contexts for Writing (4 chapters); Traces of Reading: Margins, Libraries, Prefaces, and Bindings (4 chapters); and Print, Publishing, and Public Opinion (5 chapters). Illustrated. READ MORE about BOOKS AND READERS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND, MATERIAL STUDIES
Washington D.C. Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2002. 8vo. cloth , dust jacket. 298 pages. This historic and important work is based on a series of papers presented at the 1998 International Federation of Library Associations conference in Paris. The work contains 26 essays focusing on the effects the Cold War had on Western and Communist libraries, publishers, cultural diplomacy, political censorship and the freedom to read. As a whole, this well-written work... READ MORE about BOOKS, LIBRARIES, READING & PUBLISHING IN THE COLD WAR
5 volumes bound in 3.
Mansfield Centre, MA: Martino Publishing, 2007. 8vo. and 4to. cloth. approximately 3100 pages. 5 volumes bound in 3. Reprint of the first edition published in Birmingham during the period 1875-1894. The Stationers' Company has in its possession copyright registers from 1554 to 1842; this book contains the entries up to 1640. The Stationers' Company, which was founded in the fifteenth century to protect and regulate the London book trade, contains Court Book registers, records of... READ MORE about A TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS OF THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS OF LONDON; 1554-1640, A.D
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 8vo. cloth. 176 pages. This series of scholarly essays focuses on the book as it helped felicitate commerce and culture over the last five centuries. Leading scholars explore the unique relationships that have existed for centuries between economics and literary culture. Co-published with St. Paul's Bibliographies, Ltd. READ MORE about ACROSS BOUNDARIES: THE BOOK IN CULTURE AND COMMERCE
With a Preface by David Crystal
New Castle, Delaware and Hatfield, Hertfordshire: Oak Knoll Press and HKB Press, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 348 pages. With a Preface by David Crystal. First edition. "Indexing is an anonymous profession. An index may be praised or blamed, but rarely is the indexer named, lauded or shamed," laments Professor David Crystal in his preface to From Flock Beds to Professionalism. This book, however, initiates a change. Hazel Bell presents here brief... READ MORE about FROM FLOCK BEDS TO PROFESSIONALISM: A HISTORY OF INDEX-MAKERS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.3, MARCH 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: B. Hicks on Nancy Drew books, G. Dibert-Himes on the library of Schloss Corvey in Germany, B.G. Henneke on old ship's logbooks, J.G. Schiller on the early publishing history of the Paul Bunyan tales, T. Conway on James Michener, G. and M. Green on the Little Blue Books of the 1920's and 30's, N. Basbanes on... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1997. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 2, NO.10, OCT. 97. IN THIS ISSUE: David Tannenbaum reports on looking for ancient scriptures in the Horn of Africa; David Thompson Thompson writes on William Henry Ainsworth, early Victorian author of historical romances and crime novels; Zena Pearlstone examines origins and persistence of stereotypes of Native Americans in advertising; Amy Hanson presents the history of Everyman's Library. In Features: In Milestones Roy... READ MORE about BIBLIO, THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND EPHEMERA
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1997. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 2, NO.11, NOV., 97. IN THIS ISSUE: 150 years of photo-illustrated books; Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter, Mary Shelley; history of the Atlantis Press; collecting old stock and bond certificates, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE about BIBLIO, THE MAGAZINE FOR COLLECTORS OF BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND EPHEMERA
(Cambridge): Cambridge University Press, (2000). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 84 pages. Revised second edition. This short, illustrated account of the world's oldest publishing house emphasizes the constitutional basis of the Press as an essential part of its parent university from the publication of the Press's first book in 1584 through to the present day. It highlights key moments of crisis and change including Richard Bentley's revival in the 1690s, the Victorian renaissance, the rise... READ MORE about A SHORT HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Portland, OR: Ma Nao Books, (2017). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 190, (4) pages. Exploring the origins of the book, Margaret E. Davis traces the early history of communicating by paper pages. She offers illustrated instructions for four of the first forms of books on paper, developed by the Chinese, which can be replicated today using simple tools and available materials. China Under the Covers blends history, how-to expertise, and a journalist's eye for detail... READ MORE about CHINA UNDER THE COVERS: A BINDER'S JOURNEY TO THE ROOTS OF BOOKS
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1991. 8vo. cloth. (13), x, 209 pages. Reprint of the first edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Rosenblum. This work first appeared in 1932 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publisher, John Wiley and Sons. Boynton was interested in the colorful figures that populated the book world of early America and tells their fascinating story in an entertaining manner. His account begins with the establishment of the Cambridge... READ MORE about ANNALS OF AMERICAN BOOKSELLING, 1638-1850
New Castle, Delaware and London, England: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 624 pages. First edition. Longmans is the oldest commercial publisher in the United Kingdom, founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. Asa Briggs's history is told within the context not only of the book trade, but also of national and international social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. It tells of the people who... READ MORE about A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS, 1724-1990: LONGEVITY IN PUBLISHING
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. 8vo. cloth. iv, 172 pages. Reprint of the 1961 first edition published by the Bibliographical Society of America (Besterman 5196). This useful bibliography is a tool for use in conjunction with Evans, American Bibliography. Bristol has provided an index of printers, publishers, and booksellers to help navigate Evans when author-title information is not clear, or not properly transcribed. Bristol suggests that Evans made many attributions of author, publisher, and... READ MORE about INDEX OF PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS, AND BOOKSELLERS INDICATED BY CHARLES EVANS IN HIS AMERICAN...
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. large 8vo. cloth. (iv), 336 pages followed by 32 plates. Reprint of the 1930 first edition (Besterman 3010). Brun provides ten chapters followed by an annotated bibliographical catalogue of the principal books illustrated in France during the sixteenth century. Illustrated and indexed. In all, 1250 books are described. Never reprinted, this remains a difficult title to find. Includes 32 illustrations, mostly of title pages. READ MORE about LE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ EN FRANCE AU XVIe SIECLE
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 422 pages. First edition. Preface by Sebastian Carter. Throughout his professional career, John Carter, 1905-1975, was recognized as one of the most important figures in the Anglo-American book world. He was known as an imaginative book dealer, a creative bibliographer and a stylish and thoughtful writer. In 1934, after working for several years in the London book trade, he achieved instant fame, along with his... READ MORE about JOHN CARTER, THE TASTE & TECHNIQUE OF A BOOKMAN
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2006. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 320 pages. When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be... READ MORE about BE MERRY AND WISE: ORIGINS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING IN ENGLAND, 1650-1850
Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990. 8vo. cloth. xvii, 180 pages. First edition. In the early nineteenth century the prevailing influence in children's books was the promotion of morality, coupled with instruction, and fairy-tales and such-like improper subjects were widely discouraged. So Benjamin Tabart showed no little courage when, within three years of opening his Juvenile Library in Bond Street, he launched out into the publication of a series of well-produced fairy-tales and nursery stories. During... READ MORE about BENJAMIN TABART'S JUVENILE LIBRARY, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PUBLISHED, WRITTEN,...
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1978. 8vo. cloth. xlviii, 492, (2). According to the Introduction, this book attempts to record over 1,400 of the publications, almost all with exceptions noted, of New London printers from May 1, 1709 through the year 1800. The output of the several presses was surprisingly large because all the printing done between the spring of 1709 and the autumn of 1754 in the Colony of Connecticut was done... READ MORE about CHECKLIST OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, IMPRINTS 1709-1800
With a Foreword by Jan de Vries
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 256 pages. With a Foreword by Jan de Vries. First edition. In The Paradox of Prosperity, Laura Cruz explores the world of the book trades as it was constructed in Leiden in the decades after the Revolt against Spanish rule. She traces the migration of printers from the Southern Netherlands to Leiden and observes how they congregated within the city and... READ MORE about THE PARADOX OF PROSPERITY: THE LEIDEN BOOKSELLERS' GUILD AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS IN EARLY...
Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 2009. 7.25 x 10.75 in. hardcover. 328 pages. The book consists of a detailed history of the Press and a full bibliography of its publications and ephemera, tracing the venture from its origins in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1920s, to success in London from 1926, and its final dissolution in 1930. The Press was notable for the literary input of its proprietor Jack Lindsay, working initially with John Kirtley... READ MORE about THE FANFROLICO PRESS: SATYRS, FAUNS AND FINE BOOKS
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 42 pages. Occasional Papers Number 4. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about LOAN BOOK OF THE STATIONERS' COMPANY, WITH A LIST OF TRANSACTIONS 1592 - 1692