AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press. READ MORE about A LETTER FROM STELLA
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AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
New York: The Grolier Club, 2006. 9 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 212 pages. With photographs from Tom Grill, this book features miniature designer bindings from the collection of Neal M. Albert. Containing more than 7,000 color illustrations, the book covers all styles of bindings including traditional, variations, geometric, abstract, representational, gems, flora & fauna, lettering, diminutive, and experimental. The designer, year, dimensions, and a small description accompany the photos of each listed binding. Including... READ MORE about THE NEALE M. ALBERT COLLECTION OF MINIATURE DESIGNER BINDINGS
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1976. oblong 4to. paper wrapper. two sheets folded. Prospectus only. Limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Colored illustrations that are reminiscent of the Nuremburg Chronicle executed by the author with linoleum blocks and in many different colors. Offsetting of engraving. READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004. 8vo. self paper wrappers, bottom edge uncut. (4) pages. Prospectus for Gregor R. Campbell, Son of the Bookbinder. This work includes an appendix with specimens of bookcloths manufactured at time of publication. READ MORE about PROSPECTUS FOR SON OF THE BOOKBINDER
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1976. 8vo. quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. 71 pages. First edition, one of about 250 numbered copies (Taylor A18). A reprint of this manual on marbling which first appeared in 1854. Marbling had been practiced as a "secret art" until the 1850s. This little manual supplemented an earlier manual by Charles Woolnough published in 1851. READ MORE about THE MYSTERIOUS MARBLER WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND 11 ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES BY...
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 excellent Bird & Bull production. READ MORE about LOUIS HERMAN KINDER AND FINE BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROYCROFT SHOP
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
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,...
Montpelier: The Leahy Press, 1992. 8vo. paper wrappers. 16 leaves. Catalogue of a bookbinding exhibition. READ MORE about 10TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER OF THE GUILD OF BOOK WORKERS
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 98, (2) pages. Illustrations in text and 28 full page plates, the first 8 of which show bindings. Rubbed along edges and hinges. READ MORE about ILLUSTRATED BOOKS & FINE BINDINGS, CATALOGUE 163
(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
New York & London: Garland Publishing, 1990. 8vo. cloth. (viii),45,(2); (i),xx,129 pages. See S-K 1820 for first title. The second title is not in S-K. Facsimile reprint of A SHORT HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDINGand BIBLIOPEGY IN THE UNITED STATES AND KINDERED SUBJECTS. Part of The History of Bookbinding Technique and Design edited by Sidney F. Huttner. BIBLIOPEGY(Mejer 643; Appleton p.77; Brenni no.1216) is one of the most important books written on the... READ MORE about WILLIAM LORING ANDREWS ON BOOKBINDING HISTORY
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
Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries, 1988. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. x, 37+(1) pages. Prepared by the Standards Committee of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL. Introduction, bibliography. READ MORE about BINDING TERMS, A THESAURUS FOR USE IN RARE BOOK AND SPECIAL COLLECTION S CATALOGUING
La Junta, CO: Otera County E.R.A., 1934. 12mo. cloth. (vi), 20 pages, plates. Foreword. Typewritten manuscript, text on recto only. A work published by the Otera County Emergency Relief Association describing a Depression-era bookbinding project. With lists of materials and equipment used. Thirteen black and white plates. Newspaper clipping laid in describing this work. Tanning at edges of text. READ MORE about BOOK BINDING
(New York, NY: Library Binding Institute), 1939-40. 8vo. self paper wrappers in folder. 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1) pages. 4 Volumes. Volume 1, Nos. 1-4. Published by the Library Binding Institute with list of members on back cover. Introductory notice laid in Vol. 1, No. 1. Published by an association of library binders. READ MORE about BOOK LIFE
(Meriden, CT: The Kelsey Company), n.d. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. (12), 16, 16 pages. 3 Volumes. Three different versions of this guide for binding books, designed for users of Kelsey and other bookbinding equipment. Glossary of bookbinders' terms. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about THE BOOKBINDER'S GUIDE BOOK
With an Essay by William Spawn.
Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. 4to. cloth, paper cover label. 122, (2) pages. With an Essay by William Spawn. S-K 3617. Sixty-two American bindings are described and illustrated including some in color. Meant to compliment Papantonio's catalogue. READ MORE about BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA, 1680-1910, FROM THE COLLECTION OF FREDERICK E. MASER
Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941. 8vo. cloth-backed pastepaper-covered boards, modern clamshell box with leather spine label. xix, 293 pages. S-K 129. First edition. (Brenni 1217). Contains "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" by Hannah French, "The Rise of American Edition Binding" by Joseph W. Rogers and "On the Rebinding of Old Books" by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt. An important reference book. Spine sunned. Slipcase shows chipping around the edges, else fine. READ MORE about BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA. THREE ESSAYS
Riverdale, MD: Bookmakers International, (1998). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 41 pages. A catalogue of all kinds of materials relevant to bookbinding. READ MORE about BOOKMAKERS INTERNATIONAL PRICE LISTING
Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 2004. 4to. cloth. 137, (3) pages. First edition. The most comprehensive work to date on the Club Bindery and its later incarnations the Rowfant Bindery (1909-1913), the Booklover's Shop (1914-1917) and the French Binders (1918-192?). Historical essay by Martin Antonetti, followed by a catalogue of 59 bindings. Well illustrated with 75 illustrations of which 29 are in color (some tipped-in). This work forms a companion to the exhibition at the Grolier Club held September 15 -November 20, 2004. READ MORE about BOUND TO BE THE BEST, THE CLUB BINDERY
New York: The Guild of Book Workers, 1988. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Short introduction by J. Franklin Mowery followed by descriptions of the work of 15 modern binders. Each binding is shown in a color illustration. READ MORE about BOUND TO VARY, A GUILD OF BOOK WORKERS EXHIBITION OF UNIQUE FINE BINDINGS ON THE MARRIED METTLE...