University of Tampa Press, 2007. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 73 pages. The founding of the Kelmscott Press by William Morris in the late 19th century reinvigorated the world of printing and book arts. Morris's exceptional skill as a designer and printer owed much to his careful study of printing and its history. His knowledge served him well when he wrote his seminal essays on the subject. Richard Mathews, the Director of the University of Tampa... READ MORE about THE IDEAL BOOK: THREE ESSAYS ON BOOKS AND PRINTING BY WILLIAM MORRIS / EDITED WITH AN...
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Boston, MA: David R. Godine, (2010). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 125+(1) pages. Limited to 3000 copies. Table of contents, foreword by Ann Patchett, afterword by Moser. One hundred engraved portraits, some created especially for this work. Black and white illustrations. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. READ MORE about ONE HUNDRED PORTRAITS ENGRAVED BY BARRY MOSER
New York: J.J. Augustin Publisher, (1938). tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. llxxiii pages. First U.S. edition. Translated by Paul Standard. Filled with woodcuts by Mueller meant to accompany his diary concerning his visit to the city. These illustrations are mostly done in one color but some are in black and green. Jacket chipped at bottom with small piece missing along back cover bottom. Foxing along gutters. READ MORE about WOODCUTS OF NEW YORK
Lunenburg, VT: The Stinehour Press, (1957). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 34, (2) pages. Special printing of this short story (Farrell 50 for Stinehour Press listing). Foreword by Stearns Morse. Drawings by John Nash. Wrappers sunned at edges. READ MORE about THE GREAT STONE FACE
New York: Privately Printed, 1968. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 80 pages followed by plates. Detailed bibliography of this collection of views of New York. With numerous plates in the back. Nicely printed by The Anthoensen Press with plates done by The Meriden Gravure Company. Covers faded. Corner bumped. READ MORE about VIEWS OF OLD NEW YORK, CATALOGUE OF THE WILLIAM SLOANE COLLECTION
A Trilogy of Books Based on the Library of Mary Hambridge
Atlanta, GA: Nexus Press, (1993). 8vo. stiff paper wrapper with printed stiff paper dust jacket. unpaginated. A Trilogy of Books Based on the Library of Mary Hambridge. A "trilogy of books" of superimposed images and excerpted quotes from the library of Mary Hambidge, a clothing designer, avid book collector and Georgia native. You Are What You See is a project funded by the Georgia Council for the Arts that reflects on the life, interests and... READ MORE about YOU ARE WHAT YOU SEE
American Illustration of the 1840's and 1850's
Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 30 pages. American Illustration of the 1840's and 1850's. Exhibition catalogue. With a postcard from the exhibition laid in. Black-and-white illustrations, bibliography. Wrappers soiled. READ MORE about NATURALLY FOND OF PICTURES
Moonachie, NJ: Pantone, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, spiral bound. unpaginated. 2 Volumes. A guide to production of duotone illustrations. Each volume with table of contents. Wrappers lightly soiled and chipped at edges. READ MORE about PANTONE COLOR & BLACK SELECTOR
New York, NY: Duffield & Company, 1917. 8vo. original embossed cloth. (x), 418. (2) pages. First edition. Not cited in Ludwig's bibliography of Parrish. A volume in the "Jewel Series." Table of contents, preface by the author, listing of sources of the tales. A collection of thirty-six sea stories. Color frontispiece by Maxfield Parrish. Slightly bumped at corners. Tanning near edges of endpapers. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Reputed to be a scarce item for Parrish collectors. READ MORE about THE SAPPHIRE STORY BOOK: STORIES OF THE SEA
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1973). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 223 pages. First edition. Biography followed by a bibliography. With many plates including 64 in color. Small chip out of top edge of back cover of jacket. READ MORE about MAXFIELD PARRISH
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, (1973). 4to. cloth, dust jacked, marbled endpapers. 223+(1) pages. First printing. Table of contents, list of color plates, chronology, foreword, catalogue of selected works, bibliography, index. Color plates, black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE about MAXFIELD PARRISH
Chadds Ford: Brandywine River Museum, 1974. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages. With a preface by James H. Duff and an essay on Parrish by Maxfield Parrish, Jr. Illustrated. READ MORE about MAXFIELD PARRISH: MASTER OF MAKE-BELIEVE, AN EXHIBITION
Images of the Agricultural Landscape in England, 1780-1890
New Haven: Yale University Press, (1994). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 219+(1) pages. Images of the Agricultural Landscape in England, 1780-1890. This book discusses the ideological uses of agricultural imagery during this period, exploring how and why the myth of rural contentment was perpetuated by these images and how images contrast with actual features of nineteenth-century rural life. Many black-and-white and color images. With the pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE about TOIL AND PLENTY
Lincoln (MA): Penmaen Press, 1978. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (iii), 34, (2), xiii [sic], (4) pages, with 16 additional pages of plates. Edition limited to 500 unnumbered copies. Descriptive bibliography of the productions of the Penmaen Press. With an introduction by Peich, an afterword by the wood engraver and owner of the Press, Michael McCurdy, and four chapters: Books (12 entries), Broadsides (8 entries), Ephemera (14), and Plates (16 pages with 25 illustrations, including... READ MORE about THE FIRST TEN: A PENMAEN BIBLIOGRAPHY
Lincoln (MA): Penmaen Press, 1978. 8vo. cloth. ix, (iii), 34, (2), xiii [sic], (4) pages, with 16 additional pages of plates. The special edition, limited to 100 numbered copies and signed by the six participants. This copy is not numbered and does not contain the extra plate loosely inserted. This version is slightly larger than the trade edition and is printed on Rives Paper and hand-bound at the Harcourt Bindery. Descriptive bibliography of the productions... READ MORE about THE FIRST TEN: A PENMAEN BIBLIOGRAPHY
2004. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. pp.248-265. An article in Print Quarterly, Volume XXI, Number 3, September 2004. Illustrated. READ MORE about " JOSEPH PENNELL AND THE ART OF TRANSFER LITHGRAPHY."
Hockesin: The Holly Press, (1977). oblong small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. vi, 71, (3) pages. First edition. Sketches by Nancy C. Sawin and text by Perkins. Introduction by Dorothy D. Robinson. READ MORE about BACKROADING THROUGH CECIL COUNTY, MARYLAND
Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press, 1936. tall 8vo. boards, paper cover labels, slipcase. (ii), 30, (2) pages. Limited to 425 copies. Each page illustrated by Valenti Angelo. (Angelo Biblio. p.57 - AIGA winner). Story of one day's battle in a war between Turkey and Greece. Spine faded, slipcase bumped at corner. READ MORE about BATTLE IN GREECE
Mount Vernon: The Peter Pauper Press, 1936. folio. cloth with red cover and spine labels. Not paginated. Limited to 375 numbered copies (Ransom, SELECTIVE CHECKLIST, p.25, no.26). Signed by the author on the half-title. Originally issued at $10.00. With title page decorative lettering and five hand-lettered decorations by Valenti Angelo. (Angelo Biblio. p.57). With four page prospectus loosely inserted. Covers rubbed and age darkened on spine. READ MORE about PRELUDE TO MAN
Decorated by Boris Artzybasheff.
New Rochelle, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1935. small 8vo. white leather with embossed pattern in blind on covers, all edges gilt. Not paginated. Decorated by Boris Artzybasheff. Limited to 950 copies printed at The Walpole Printing Office on Strathmore Highway book paper in a variant binding. Text is printed within a very decorative surrounding border. Very minor soiling to covers, else near fine. READ MORE about SALOME, A DRAMA IN ONE ACT
(Rouen): Haute Normandie, n.d. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 231+(1) pages. Illustrated booklet devoted to this book artist. READ MORE about JOURNEES TOM PHILLIPS, LETTRE D'ARTISTE EXCRITURES ET PEINTURES
Madison, NJ: The Florham-Madison Campus Library, Farleigh Dickinson University, 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 13+(1) pages. Designed, hand-set, and printed by John Anderson at the Pickering Press in an edition limited to 200 copies (Anderson, pp.73-4). Issued for the opening of an exhibition marking this important collection's addition to the library. Illustration. READ MORE about INTRODUCTORY COMMENT TO THE PUBLICATION OF A FACSIMILE EDITION OF HUGO STEINER-PRAG'S MANUSCRIPT...
Iowa City: The Prairie Press, 1964. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. (36) pages. First edition. Beautifully hand-printed with initials in color. Fine condition in a price-clipped dust jacket. READ MORE about ERIC GILL, HIS SOCIAL AND ARTISTIC ROOTS