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Hamden: Archon Press, (1967). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 129 pages. First U.S. edition. Two major sections; The History of Books and The Analysis and Description of Books. Chapters on printing, illustration, paper, binding, the book trade, etc. Bookplate. READ MORE about HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
Price: $22.50 Order nr. 20638
(Paris, France): Bibliothèque Nationale, 1980. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 257, (3) pages. Text in French. Preface, introduction. Indices of manuscripts, illuminators, designers and painters. Table of contents follows text. Eight color plates. Black and white frontispiece and illustrations throughout text. Includes books, manuscripts, and bindings. Covers scuffed at edges and along spine. READ MORE about TRÉSORS DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE L'ARSENAL
Price: $18.00 Order nr. 128018
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, 1985. small 4to. quarter morocco with tips and leather spine-label, gold-decorated paper sides. 161 pages. Limited to 325 copies (Heaney A40; S-K 7047). A history of this German born binder that worked for the Roycrofters from 1897 to 1911. The authors have included much unpublished material relating to Kinder and Hubbard, a rather complete Catalogue of impressions of Kinder's bookbinding hand tools and illustrated 14 bindings in full color. Another..... READ MORE about LOUIS HERMAN KINDER AND FINE BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROYCROFT SHOP
Price: $200.00 Order nr. 7113
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004. 8vo. full cloth imported from Japan, leather spine label with the appendix volume containing the cloth samples bound in a different fine cloth, both enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase. 81,(3) pages; five heavy board leaves with mounted samples. Limited to only 170 numbered copies printed on Frankfurt Mouldmade paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler, bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery and printed by hand by..... READ MORE about SON OF THE BOOKBINDER, WITH AN APPENDIX SHOWING SAMPLES OF SOME OF THE FINEST BOOKCLOTHS...
Price: $250.00 Order nr. 75980
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1985. small 4to. quarter morocco with tips and leather spine-label, gold-decorated paper sides. 161 pages. Limited to 325 copies (Heaney A40; S-K 7047). A history of this German born binder who worked for the Roycrofters from 1897 to 1911. The authors have included much unpublished material relating to Kinder and Hubbard, a rather complete catalogue of impressions of Kinder's bookbinding hand tools and illustrated fourteen bindings in full color..... READ MORE about LOUIS HERMAN KINDER AND FINE BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROYCROFT SHOP
Price: $165.00 Order nr. 60469
New York: American Art Association, 1938-1939. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (viii),349+(1); (vi),351-610; (vi),611-782,(2) pages. 3 volumes. A magnificent library catalogue. Many plates of bookbindings. The first volume is priced in the margin. Faint staining along bottom edge. READ MORE about CORTLANDT F. BISHOP LIBRARY
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 34365
New York: American Art Association, 1938, 1938, 1938, 1939. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Very good set of this magnificent library catalogue. Many plates of bookbindings. A fifth volume that is not present was issued in 1948 and described Bishop's French books. Light cover wear. Ownership inscription in pencil. READ MORE about THE CORTLANDT F. BISHOP LIBRARY
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 102751
Copenhagen: Forening for Boghaandvaerk, 1926-1931. large 8vo. original publishers paste paper covers with paper spine labels. Various paginations (approx. 2,500 pages total). 6 volumes. Six years of the Danish annual The Bibliophile: vols. 15-20 (1926-1931) of the original series The Bibliophile, which began in 1893, had by the 1920's lost interest in book crafts, and deals more with collecting and bibliophile issues, becoming rather more international in outlook. In 1926, reports on Danish Book auctions..... READ MORE about BOGVENNEN, AARBOG FOR BOGKUNST OG BOGHISTORIE
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 105592
Paris: n.p., 2002. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 244 pages. Auction catalogue, Sotheby's, Paris, 2002, of modern bindings, manuscripts, first editions, drawings and prints from the library of the French writer and oceanographer Gwen-Aël Bolloré (1925-2001), 242 lots. Illustrated throughout in color. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE LITTÉRAIRE GWENN-AËL BOLLORÉ
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 70276
Chicago, IL: Chicago Public Library, 2006. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. 38, (2) pages. Letter from Commissioner Mary A. Dempsey, curator's introduction, index of binders. Catalogue of an exhibition at the Chicago Public Library. Color illustrations. A.L.s. from special collections director Lesa Dowd to Monique Lallier. READ MORE about ONE BOOK MANY INTERPRETATIONS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 134651
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, The, 2011. 4to. quarter cloth, illustrated paper-covered boards, in cloth slipcase. 141, (3) pages. Book Club of California Publication Number 228. Acknowledgments, table of contents, introduction, two appendices. Includes an original leaf from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Chicago, 1900). 77 color plates. Also includes a companion volume, Michael O. Riley, A Bookbinder's Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz..... READ MORE about CYCLONE ON THE PRAIRIES: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ AND ARTS & CRAFTS PUBLISHING IN CHICAGO,...
Price: $300.00 Order nr. 132382
(Stanford, CA): The Guild of Book Workers, 1998. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers, spiral bound. unpaginated. Catalogue of an exhibition of bindings 1998-1999. Arranged alphabetically by binder. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about ABECEDARIUM: AN EXHIBIT OF ALPHABET BOOKS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 130681
Wolfenbüttel, Germany: Herzog August Bibliothek, 1996. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 23+(1) pages. Text in German. Based on an exhibition at the Malerbuchkabinett, 1996. Specimen of Flach's buntpapier tipped in on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations in text. READ MORE about ADOLF FLACH: BUCHEINBÄNDE UND SCHRIFTBLÄTTER
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 126428
Paris, France: A. Durel, 1902. 4to. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. viii, 84, (2) plates. Text in French. Auction of the collection of Alexis, Vicomte de La Croix-Laval.(Blogie II, 245). 171 lots, with plates illustrating each. Alphabetical index precedes text. Ex-library with markings. Lacks plate 106. READ MORE about ALBUM DE CENT SOIXANTE-ET-ONZE REPRODUCTIONS DE RELIURES D'ART EXÉCUTÉES SUR DES ÉDITIOINS DE...
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 130544
Hartford: Privately printed at The Sign of the Stone Book, 1940. 8vo. half-cloth over boards, paper spine label. 46 pages. S-K 5629. First edition. With an introduction by Newton C. Brainard. Reprint of a manuscript notebook kept by apprentices for this early 19th-century bookbinding firm. Complimentary card tipped-in. READ MORE about THE ANDRUS BINDERY, A HISTORY OF THE SHOP 1831-1838
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 6014
Paris: L. Giraud-Badin, 1937. 4to. later cloth, leather spine label. (iv), 70, (4) pages and 16 plates. Blogie II, 338. The expert was Étienne Ader. With 267 lots for sale. 16 plates mostly depicting these fine bindings. With the Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about BEAUX LIVRES ANCIENS, RARES ET PRÉCIEUX, MANUSCRITS ET IMPRIMÉS, RICHES RELIURES ARMORIÉES
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 71518
Paris: L. Giraud-Badin, 1939. 4to. later cloth, leather spine label. 64 pages followed by the 24 plates. Blogie II, 344. The expert was Étienne Ader. With 176 lots for sale. 24 full-page plates mostly showing fine bindings. With the Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about BEAUX LIVRES MODERNES LA PLUPART REVÊTUS DE TRÈS RICHES RELIURES ET ENRICHIS DE PRÉCIEUX...
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 71515
(Paris): M. Delestre, 1907. small 4to. contemporary cloth with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. 40 leaves. Auction sale from December 4, 1907 (Blogie p.263 who references this album of bindings). An album of illustrations of the bookbindings appearing in an upcoming auction sale. Forty modern French bindings illustrated in black-and-white. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. READ MORE about BEAUX LIVRES MODERNES, RELIURES D'ART. ALBUM DES RELIURES
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 102478
Paris: Giraud-Badin, 1934. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 56 pages followed by the plates. Catalogue of Sale held October 30, 1934. (Blogie II, 327). Identified in pencil on the wrapper as the Blumenthal collection. Covers chipped around edges. Contains 15 plates printed on special glossy paper. 124 items auctioned and with an index of provenance. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE B***, LIVRES ANCIENS RARES ET PRÉCIEUX, RICHES RELIURES ANCIENNES ARMORIÉES
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 72497
(Paris, France: M. Étienne Ader), 1964. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 57, (3) pages. Text in French. Blogie II, 383. 159 lots. Featuring Romantic era bookbindings. 12 black and white plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and torn at top and bottom of spine. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES ILLUSTRÉS DE L'ÉPOQUE ROMANTIQUE DONT CERTAINS...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 119977
Paris: Georges Blaizot, (1966). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 43, (3) pages. Auction sale catalogue with illustrations in black and white. Newspaper clipping with prices realized loosely inserted (which has yellowed facing pages. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR TRÈS BEAUX LIVRES MODERNES ... IMPORTANTES RELIURES DE P. BONET, G....
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 88388
Paris: Jean Louis Picard, 1993. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Auction sale of books in bindings. Ten plates of bindings with most in color. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHEQUE D'UN AMATEUR, BEL ENSEMBLE D'OUVRAGES, PRINCIPALEMENT DU XVIIIe SIECLE, DANS DE...
Price: $12.50 Order nr. 41693
Paris: Ader Tajan, 1992. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Not paginated. Auction sale of April 7, 1992. With bindings by Koehler, Purgold, Thouvenin, Simier and Vogel. 104 items described and with some plates in color. Randeria bookplate on title page. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHÈQUE D'UN AMATEUR
Price: $14.00 Order nr. 72398