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Copenhagen: B.M.F.'s Forlag [Publishing House of the Association of Book Trade Assistants], 1944. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 138, (6) pages. A catalogue of the Book Trade Assistants' Library in Copenhagen, i.e. partly a bibliography of the book trade, by S. Larsen, then librarian. The Library was begun in 1873 and became part of the Assn. of Book Trade Assistants (Boghandler-Medhjælper-Forening) in 1898. Describes over 1,000 entries. Inscribed in ink on title page. Covers yellowed around..... READ MORE about KATALOG OVER BOGHANDLER-MEDHJAELPER-BIBLIOTEKET, BOGHANDEL-BOGFREMSTIL
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 63209
London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1895. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 28 pages. This small volume is a list of 18 books recommended and sold by Lawrence &Bullen press. The entries include bibliographic information, description, publication history and price for each book. Includes Hans Christian Anderson's "The Little Mermaid" and Catullus's "Pervigilium Veneris." Edges of cover worn with small tears and folds. READ MORE about CHOSEN BOOKS FROM LAWRENCE & BULLEN'S LIST
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 87340
Leipzig: Fischer & Wittig, 1927. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers, orihon fold, paper label on cover. (vi), 25 pages. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies; this copy is out of series. A keepsake for members of the Börsenverein and participants in the "Cantate" (or "Kantate") festival. An evocation of the Leipzig Book Fair in the Biedermeier era (1815-1848), with excerpts from contemporary accounts (including a letter from an Austrian diplomat griping about the ease with which..... READ MORE about CANTATE FEIER IM BIEDERMEIER, EIN QUODLIBET IN PROSA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 52821
Leipzig: Festausschuss des Börsenvereins der deutschen Buchhändler [Festival Committee of the Börsenverein (etc.)], 1929. large 12mo. cloth, top edge stained red. 3-155, (3) pages. "Kantate" was traditionally the close of the Leipzig Book Fair, the day on which many booksellers paid bills, settled accounts, and often placed orders. After this was finished, the remainder of the day was a holiday (for those still inclined to celebrate). By the end of the 19th century, Kantate was..... READ MORE about KANTATESTIMMEN ["KANTATE" VOICES
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 52825
London: H.K. Lewis & Co., 1945. 8vo. cloth. viii, 89 pages. A bookselling and publishing history. Illustrated. READ MORE about LEWIS'S, 1844-1944; A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF A CENTURY'S WORK
Price: $11.00 Order nr. 9446
Göteborg: Elanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1950. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 311 pages. Illustrated history of booksellers and publishers in Göteborg. An unopened copy. READ MORE about BOK OCH SAMHALLE, I GOTEBORG, 1720-1809
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 37221
Philadelphia: n.p., (1899). 12mo. stapled stiff paper wrappers. not paginated, but 16 pages. Illustrated brochure, facsimile holographic letter to prospective customer, mailing card, with original envelope and stamp. Promotional material for the 20-vol. set of "The International Library" of literature, issued in various bindings, and available to Library Club members for a limited time at half the regular price. "The enclosed booklet tells all about the Club; if you don't read it NOW, it will..... READ MORE about THE LIBRARY CLUB BROCHURE, JOHN WANAMAKER
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 74752
N.P. (Paul List, 1964). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 428, (2) pages, with illustrations. This celebratory volume includes essays written for Paul List's 70th anniversary as a publishing firm as well as selections from works published by the firm; authors include Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Henry Ford, and T.E. Lawrence. READ MORE about LIST: 150 JAHRE BUCHHANDLERISCHER TRADITION
Price: $9.00 Order nr. 47954
Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1962. large 12mo. cloth. (vi), 84, (2) pages. First edition. Illustrated. Lettering on spine partially rubbed off. READ MORE about ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF PUBLISHING 1837-1962
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 55662
London: Maggs Bros. 1923. square 8vo. full black leather, spine gilt, top edge gilt. pp. 337-652. Catalogue 444, The second of two parts of this large collection. Front pastedown has piece missing; pages wrinkled at the beginning. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. PART II
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 123660
London: Maggs Bros. 1925. square 8vo. later full black leather, spine gilt, top edge gilt. (iv), 480 pages. Catalogue 460. 2863 items described in this bookseller's catalogue. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES BEING A SELECTION OF FIRST AND EARLY...
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 123791
London: Maggs Bros. 1930. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 320 pages. Catalogue 548. Covers chipped with front cover detached. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 96251
Together with Books on Sport and Pastimes. Catalogue 567.
London: Maggs Bros. 1931. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 136 pages. Together with Books on Sport and Pastimes. Catalogue 567. Paper wrappers worn on spine. Covers partially detached. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 138326
London: Maggs Bros. 1932. square 8vo. full leather, four raised bands with spine gilt and with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. (ii), 260 pages. Catalogue 578. Description of 1718 items. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 123766
London: Maggs Bros. 1933. square 8vo. later brown leather, four raised bands, spine gilt with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. (ii), 215 pages. Catalogue 588. 1528 items described in this bookseller's catalogue. READ MORE about ENGLISH LITERATURE OF THE 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES BEING A SELECTION OF FIRST AND EARLY...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 123847
London and New York: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. and Charles Scribners, 1907. 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. xvi, 344 pages. Second impression with added note by Marson. Book of remininscences by this publisher and bookseller. The appendix contains a list of articles on copyright legislation that Marston had accumulated and a list of publishers and booksellers that he recalled dealing with in 1846 and earlier. Bookplate. Frontispiece foxed. READ MORE about AFTER WORK, FRAGMENTS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF AN OLD PUBLISHER
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 41953
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. small 8vo. half parchment over cloth, top edge gilt. xii, 182, (2) pages. First U.S. edition. (Hart no.159). With frontispiece and other illustrations. Covers Tonson, Guy, Dunton, Richardson, Gent, Hutton, and Lackington. Parchment spine soiled and torn at top. Inside hinges cracked. READ MORE about SKETCHES OF BOOKSELLERS OF OTHER DAYS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 13952
New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., (1970). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 162 pages. First U.S. edition. The autobiography of Christopher Norton Wright, bookseller and publisher, written by him from 1813 to 1871, and finally published by his great grand-daughter. Bottom of spine bumped. READ MORE about NO HERO, I CONFESS, A NINETEENTH CENTURY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 13423
Würzburg: Konrad Triltsch, 1941. 8vo. paper wrappers. (viii), 164 pages. On the European book trade since the Vienna Congress in the nineteenth century. Wrappers soiled. Spine bumped at head. READ MORE about DER EUROPÄISCHE BUCHHANDEL SEIT DEM WIENER KONGRESS
Price: $13.00 Order nr. 50712
Dordrecht: Morks & Geuze's Boekhandel, circa 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Black and white illustrations, scenes from Dordrecht, by Otto Dicke. Published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Morks & Geuze, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Dust jacket tanned. Dust jacket and wrapper bent at top corner. READ MORE about DORDSTE SNIPPERS
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 108258
Berlin: Puttkammer & Mühlbrecht, 1894. 8vo. original paper wrappers. 32 pages. On the use of bibliography for booksellers. Wrappers discolored and detached. Some pages detached. Stain on p.32. READ MORE about DIE BIBLIOGRAPHIE IM DIENSTE DES BUCHHANDELS
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 50703
Condensed and Edited by Thomas MacKay.
London: John Murray, 1911. cloth. xix. 380 pages. Condensed and Edited by Thomas MacKay. Excellent history of bookselling, publishing and the literary scene. Covers soiled and spotted. Top edge of boards and spine faded. Text clean. Information on Disraeli, Constable, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Washington Irving, Carlyle and others. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books. READ MORE about PUBLISHER AND HIS FRIENDS, MEMOIR AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE LATE JOHN MURRAY, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 37340
London: Maggs Bros. 1933. 8vo. paper wrappers. (ii), 116 pages. Catalogue 587 issued by Maggs. Items 821 to 1156. READ MORE about AUTOGRAPH LETTERS AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS INCLUDING SOME REMARKABLE NAPOLEONIC LETTERS FROM LORD...
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 119459
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1993. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 300 pages. This register collects, from annual city directories, about 5,000 names and 50,000 addresses of individuals and firms working in New York in the book trades and graphic arts areas during the period 1821-1842. It continues George L. McKay's similar work, published by the New York Public Library in 1942, which collected the names of craftsmen and artisans to 1820. The..... READ MORE about A REGISTER OF ARTISTS, ENGRAVERS, BOOKSELLERS, BOOKBINDERS, PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS IN NEW YORK...
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 40525