Bethlelem: Special Collections, Lehigh University Information Resources, 1997. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 34, (2) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Three page introduction by Steven Rothman. With six illustrations. To speak of Allen's is to speak of wit, integrity and devotion to the craft of bookselling. This booklet tells its history. READ MORE about HISTORY OF WILLIAM H. ALLEN, BOOKSELLER, 1918-1997
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Chicago: W.B. Thorsen, 1956-1970. 4to. self paper wrappers. Vi (10), ix (4,22.214.171.124), x (3), xiii (4-8), xiv (1-10), xv (1-10), xvi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10), xvii (1-6, 8, 10), , xx (1-8), xxi (1-8), xxii (1-8), xxiii (1-6), xxiv (1-6), xxv (1,2,4,5,6), xxvi (1-6) Extras: 98 assorted issues Xxvi (6), 5); xxv (6(2), 5); xxiv (2); xxiii (5); xxii (7(2), 6(2), 5, 4, 3(2), 2(2), 1(2)); xxi (8(2), 7, 6, 5(2), 4(3), 3, 2(2), 1(2)); xx (8(3), 7(2), 6(2), 5(2), 4(3), 3(3), 2(2), 1(3), xix (10, 8/9, 7(2), 6(2), 2(2)); xvii (6(2), 4, 2(2), 1(2)); xvi (10(3), 9(3), 8, 7(3), 5, 4(2), 3(2), 1(3), xv (9(2), 7, 6, 5(2), 3); xiv (9), xiii (9/10) Price is per issue. READ MORE about AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTOR (THE
London: Maggs Bros. (1936). 8vo. paper wrappers. 64 pages. Catalogue no. 625. Illustrated. Chip out of bottom of front cover and first few pages at bottom. READ MORE about UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A SELECTION OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY BOOKS
London: Maggs Bros. (1936). 8vo. paper wrappers. 64 pages. Catalogue no. 625. Illustrated. Bumped at top. READ MORE about UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A SELECTION OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY BOOKS
New York: Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd., 1965. thick 8vo. cloth. Just volume II of this four volume set covering catalogues 122 to 132. A virtual mine of information on Americana, with prices, brought together with the use of a lengthy index volume. Thousands of entries given. Spine has Volume One printed on it but this is volume two. READ MORE about THE ANNOTATED EBERSTADT CATALOGS OF AMERICANA. IN FOUR VOLUMES INCLUDING INDEX. NUMBERS 103 TO...
New York: E. Eberstadt & Sons, 1957. tall large 4to. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 111 pages. 671 priced lots of Americana, with many items for individual states. A few illustrations. Reproduced typescript. Covers worn, soiled; old tape repairs. READ MORE about A COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, PAINTINGS, ETC., RELATING TO
8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8.
London: Maggs Bros. 1922-1930. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers (except Parts 5 and 7 which are bound in cloth with leather spine labels). thousands of pages. 8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8. A massive collection of books and manuscripts concerning Americana, being catalogues 429, 432, 442 (missing last leaf), 465, 479, 496, 502 and 549. Lacking Part VIII which was devoted to Brazil. Wrappers worn and detached on some volumes. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA ET PHILIPPINA
West Chester: The Bradford Village Press, (1960). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. With contributions by Henry Pleasants, Jr., William M. Scheffey, Roy R. Fuller, and Norman B. Wilkinson (information on paper mills). Contains an advertisement for "Book & Things," the Wilmington bookstore owned by Arthur and Jean T. Dobbs. READ MORE about HISTORIC BRANDYWINE GUIDE BOOK
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. thick 8vo. original cloth. xxxii, 446, (2) pages. Reprint of the first edition of 1890 which was originally volume 39 of the works of Bancroft issued in 1890. Bancroft, a bookseller and publisher in early California, put together the famous Bancroft Collection of Western Americana. This is the fascinating story of his life and the building of the collection. Inscribed on title page "H. Abby Brown, Compliments of Geo... READ MORE about LITERARY INDUSTRIES, A MEMOIR
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2006. 6 x 9 inches. cloth. 256 pages. First edition. John Russell Bartlett, a major American bibliographer and artist of the Southwest, had a remarkably multi-faceted career. He was for a time a bookseller, Chief of the United States Boundary Commission that established the border with Mexico following the Mexican-American War, Secretary of State of Rhode Island for 17 years, and, for many years, John Carter Browns personal librarian... READ MORE about AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT, 1805-1886
A facsimile from the Library of Congress.
(Washington, DC: Library of Congress), n.d. 4to. self paper wrappers. (4) pages with broadside facsimile loosely inserted. A facsimile from the Library of Congress. One page of text by James Gilreath. Facsimile is one of two known copies of this broadside. Broadside is loosely inserted in a pocket in folder. READ MORE about ROBERT BELL'S BOOK AUCTION CATALOG, AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN BROADSIDE
Port Clarendon: San Serriffe Publishing Company, 2001. 8vo. quarter leather with green leather spine label, slipcase. 89, (10) pages with various leaves with tipped-in plates. First edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger A65). Those of you who were impressed by Dr. Bachaus' earlier book on the Private Presses of San Serriffe will be absolutely shattered by this in-depth survey of the booksellers of San Serriffe. The book has an historical introduction by Dr. Bachaus... READ MORE about THE BOOKSELLERS OF SAN SERRIFFE
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1989. 8vo. quarter morocco leather with paper-covered sides and leather spine label. 83, (3) pages. Accompanied by a heavy die-cut board folder containing 11 different copper tokens minted by individual booksellers & bookmakers especially for this book, all enclosed in a slipcase. First edition. Limited to 300 numbered copies, 250 of which are for sale (Berger A47). Morris provides a history of these tokens that includes many illustrated reproductions... READ MORE about TRADE TOKENS OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS & BOOKMAKERS, WITH SPECIMENS OF ELEVEN...
N.P. n.p., 1997. 11 1/2 x 9 inches. broadside. Broadside printed for a special dinner hosted by Henry and Pearl Morris for Oak Knoll's "21st birthday." Printed by hand by Henry Morris at his Bird & Bull Press in limited quantity. These are the extras that aren't hanging on the wall at Oak Knoll or in the archives. Henry will be proud of me for converting these into cash in hopes that I can return... READ MORE about OAK KNOLL IS 21, 1976-1997
N.P. Northampton Historical Society, 1941. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. (x), 79, (3) pages. Limited to 1000 copies. Reprint of the 1911 first edition; with a new preface. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about THEODORE BLISS, PUBLISHER AND BOOKSELLER A STUDY OF CHARACTER AND LIFE IN THE MIDDLE PERIOD OF...
Indiana University Bookman, 1967. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 116 pages. Being the entire issue of The Indiana University Bookman, Number 8, March, 1967. Twelve articles on this Indianapolis publishing house. READ MORE about STUDIES IN THE BOBBS-MERRILL PAPERS
Foreword by John Tebbel.
(New York): Penguin Books, (1982). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 144 pages. Foreword by John Tebbel. With a number of illustrations in color. Ink ownership stamp in corner of first leaf. READ MORE about UNDER COVER, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF AMERICAN MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS
New York: House of El Dieff Inc., 1975. 4to. cloth. 42 pages. Includes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection of manuscripts and a Kelmscott Chaucer on vellum. READ MORE about FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY CATALOGUE CONTAINING FORTY SELECTIONS FROM STOCK
Philadelphia, PA: Lutheran Woman's Work, n.d. broadside (6 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches). Subscription form for the Lutheran Woman's Work. Published by the denomination's Missionary Society in Philadelphia. Lightly tanned. Folded. READ MORE about OUR GOAL THIS BIENNIUM 50,000 SUBSCRIPTIONS
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
Woodstock, NY: n.p., 1963. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. various number of pages. Edited by R.J. Hussey. Includes the following numbers: 6, 10, 14, 15, 17. This 17th issue was the last one done. With articles on book collecting. Price is per issue. READ MORE about THE BOOKLOVER'S ANSWER
Mobile,Al: David F. Sellers Publishers, (1969). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 176 pages. First edition. A fictionalized story of a real book shop in Mobile. Jacket spotted in places. READ MORE about BOOK SHOP ODOGRAPH, A 65,000 WORD NOVEL OF ROMANCE IN A MOBILE BOOK