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Glade House: Right Way Books, n.d. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 124, (4) pages. Covers the business of running small and large libraries. Jacket has minor chipping. READ MORE about THE RIGHT WAY TO RUN A LIBRARY BUSINESS INCLUDING GUIDANCE ON LIBRARIANSHIP AS A CAREER
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 9277
New Castle, Delaware & London, England: Oak Knoll Press & Werner Shaw, (1995). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 350 pages. First edition. In The Company We Kept Barbara Kaye told the story of how the old established antiquarian book firm of Elkin Mathews survived the war years after evacuation to rural Essex in 1939. Now she carries on the story from 1945 to 1955, when Elkin Mathews expanded and her bibliophile husband, Percy Muir, became..... READ MORE about SECOND IMPRESSION, RURAL LIFE WITH A RARE BOOKMAN
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 64331
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1933. 8vo. cloth. (xiv), 119, (3) pages. First edition. Detailed studies of the booksellers Griffiths, Dodsley, Newbery, Davies, and Griffin. Also includes Goldsmith's observations on the trade. Illustrated. Lettering on spine partially flaked off. READ MORE about GOLDSMITH AND HIS BOOKSELLERS
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 17408
Cambridge: University Press, 1970. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 228 pages. History of this English trade association of publishers largely founded by Sir Frederick Macmillan. Essential in the study of bookselling in Britain during this period. READ MORE about PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, 1896-1946, WITH AN EPILOGUE
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 9306
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages. Catalogue from this popular American firm. READ MORE about ENGLISH BOOKS PRINCIPALLY IN THE FIELDS OF LITERATURE AND HISTORY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 25341
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. small 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. Illustrated. READ MORE about ENGLAND, THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES OF PRINTING, WITH A SUPPLEMENT A SELECTION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 6876
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 85+(1) pages. Catalogue 157 issued by this firm. 232 items and index. Covers faded. READ MORE about DOCUMENTS & AUTOGRAPHS RELATING TO ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 64941
New York: H.P. Kraus, n.d. small 4to. paper wrappers. 106 pages. Illustrated. READ MORE about ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND DOCUMENTS RELATING TO, OR PRINTED IN...
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 77693
New York: Garland, 1974. 8vo. cloth. (vi), viii, 212, (4) pages. Lackington's CONFESSIONS continue and supplement his MEMOIRS which were first issued 13 years earlier, at the end of the 18th century. The book takes the form of a series of letters addressed to a friend. READ MORE about CONFESSIONS OF J. LACKINGTON, LATE BOOKSELLER
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 2480
London: Printed for the Author, 1792. 8vo. sewn signatures - removed from binding. Frontispiece portrait; 486 pages. A new edition, corrected and much enlarged from the first edition of 1791. Lackington confessed his evil ways as a person and bookseller in this autobiography. He tells of his salvation. Foxed. Lacks covers. READ MORE about MEMOIRS OF THE FIRST FORTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE LIFE OF JAMES LACKINGTON THE PRESENT BOOKSELLER IN...
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 124631
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
London: J. & J. Leighton, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, top and fore edges cut, bottom edge uncut. 286, (2) pages. Sales catalogue for J. & J. Leighton listing 378 items in alphabetical order by author, title, or subject, from A to H, including several illuminated manuscripts. Contains many black-and-white reproductions from the works. Wrappers detached and chipped at edges. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF GERMAN, DUTCH & FLEMISH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 56505
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
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1916. 8vo. cloth. 90 pages with 3 plates of tokens and 11 other illustrations in the text. First edition. With many facts of historical interest. Still one of the best guides to the subject. Cloth split along front hinge and tears to spine cloth. READ MORE about TOKENS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CONNECTED WITH BOOKSELLERS & BOOKMAKE RS (AUTHORS, PRINTERS,...
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 20259
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1916. 8vo. original cloth, dust jacket. 90 pages with 3 plates of tokens and 11 other illustrations in the text. First edition. With many facts of historical interest. Still one of the best guides to the subject. Jacket chipped with pieces missing along edges. Very unusual to find in jacket. READ MORE about TOKENS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CONNECTED WITH BOOKSELLERS & BOOKMAKERS (AUTHORS, PRINTERS,...
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 4437
Glasgow: The University Press, 1924. 8vo. boards, paper spine label. (viii), 81+(1) pages. First edition. "This is a full, if biased, account of the affair ..." - (Myers British Book Trade, p. 223). One of the key monographs on this volatile and embittered period of British publishing. Interesting copy as it has the following inscription "H. Holt, June '24." With a printed presentation card from author pasted to the free endpaper. Spine label chipped and..... READ MORE about THE NET BOOK AGREEMENT 1899 AND THE BOOK WAR 1906-1908; TWO CHAPTERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK...
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 55644
London: Maggs Bros. 1953. square 8vo. later full brown leather, four raised bands with spine gilt and with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. 141 pages and 29 plates. Catalogue no.816. 391 items described. READ MORE about CENTURY OF PRINTED BOOKS (1462-1562) AND SOME MEDIAEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 123793
London: Maggs Bros. 1980. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 211 pages. With a four page history of the firm by Nicolas Barker and an illustration showing their first catalogue of 1870 and six directors of the firm. Well illustrated with some in color. Jacket shows soiling and has a tear along top of front cover. READ MORE about CATALOGUE ONE THOUSAND, A SELECTION OF ONE HUNDRED BOOKS MANUSCRIPTS, BINDINGS, AUTOGRAPH...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 106511
London: Maggs Bros Ltd., (1990). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 127 pages. Contains 62 items. Well illustrated in color. READ MORE about FINE BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS. CATALOGUE 1110
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 35236
London: Maggs Bros. 1914. 8vo. later full brown leather, four raised bands, spine gilt with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. frontispiece, (ii), 212 pages. Maggs catalogue no. 325. Describes 1251 items, priced. Illustrated. Front cover of catalogue is spotted. Foxed. READ MORE about BOOKS ON ART AND ALLIED SUBJECTS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 123768
London: Maggs Bros. 1915. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 224 pages. Maggs catalogue no. 334. 2467 entries, priced. Offered mostly books on geography, history, and travel Covers worn, soiled. Some loss of paper to the head and tail of the spine. READ MORE about VALUABLE COLLECTION OF BOOKS RELATING TO THE BRITISH ISLANDS, AMERICA
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 69979
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