With a new introduction by Donald Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Donald Farren. Reprint of the 2nd edition of 1979. The breadth of this work is remarkable. Encyclopedia contains almost 4,000 terms and definitions used in bookbinding, printing, papermaking and the book trade. Biographical details of printers, authors, bookbinders and bibliophiles are included as well as precise notes on machinery and equipment, famous books, printing societies, book-related organizations..... READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
With a new introduction by Doanld Farren.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 1996. small 4to. paperback. 576 pages. With a new introduction by Doanld Farren. Paperback edition. Covers faded. Ink ownership inscription on half-title.READ MORE about THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE BOOK
New York: Privately printed, 1955. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers enclosed in outer wrapper and slipcase. (4), 10 pages. First separate edition, reprinted from Bouillabaise for Bibliophiles. Limited to 568 numbered and signed copies. Story of the restoration of the famous Diaz manuscript. Designed by John DePol. Presentation from Grauer to Ben Lieberman on a separately enclosed card. Slipcase faded.READ MORE about HOW BERNAL DIAZ'S "TRUE HISTORY" WAS REBORN
Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft. 4to. various bindings. Per issue:. An excellent collection of one of the most important periodicals concerning the book arts. Articles in various languages, including English, on facets of printing, papermaking, bibliography, illustration and binding. The following volumes are present: 1950, 1952, 1954 (2), 1955 (2), 1956, 1957 (2), 1958 (2), 1959 (2), 1961, 1962 (2), 1963, 1965, 1966 (2), 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977 (2), 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 (2), 1982..... READ MORE about GUTENBERG-JAHRBUCH, VERLAG DER GUTENBERG-GESELLSCHAFT IN MAINZ
Basel: Kunstmuseum, 1971. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. First edition. This 1971-72 exhibition at the Basel Art Museum featured modern books with original graphic art. Many of the most important moden artists were on display here, including Man Ray, Paul Klee, Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali. Dieter Koepplin supplies an introductory essay. Illustrated in black-and-white. In German.READ MORE about HANSPETER SCHULTHESS-OERI-STIFTUNG 1961-1971
With an Introduction by George Parker Winship.
Rochester: The Printing House of Leo Hart, 1933. 8vo. quarter leather, top edge gilt. xii, 142 pages. With an Introduction by George Parker Winship. First edition, one of 250 numbered and signed copies bound thus. An excellent book as the author comments on many of the books given in his bibliography. Separate sections dealing with writing, papermaking, manuscripts, printing, bookbinding, publishing, bibliography and book collecting periodicals. Fine copy.READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA TYPOGRAPHICA, A LIST OF BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS
(The Book and Printing). Koho- eli kirjapaino, Laakapaino, Syväpaino, Silkkipaino, Paperin valmistus, Kirjan sidonta (Letterpress or lithography, offset printing, intagliio printing, silk-screen printing, paper manufacture, bookbinding).
Helsingissä: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, 1957. small 8vo. cloth, gold lettering, dust jacket. 351 pages, in addition to four leaves of plates and six paper samples tipped in. (The Book and Printing). Koho- eli kirjapaino, Laakapaino, Syväpaino, Silkkipaino, Paperin valmistus, Kirjan sidonta (Letterpress or lithography, offset printing, intagliio printing, silk-screen printing, paper manufacture, bookbinding). Third edition, revised. Text in Finnish. Many black-and-white illustrations, some in color. Index. Jacket chipped.READ MORE about KIRJA JA KIRJAPAINOTAITO
New York, NY: Washburn, 1994. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. An exhibition of works on paper made by Howell. Includes works by Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Jackson Pollock, and Anne Ryan. Color illustrations, photograph of Howell on back cover.READ MORE about IN MEMORY OF DOUGLAS MORSE HOWELL
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 360 pages. First trade edition. Reproduced from the letterpress edition printed by Steve Miller. Cathleen Baker has written an extraordinary eloquent, poignant and intelligent work. In doing so, she has captured the essence of Dard Hunter, his world, and his vision. Illustrated with 76 pages of color and black-and-white photographs. Baker reveals for the first time the complete dimensions of this pioneering genius. This..... READ MORE about BY HIS OWN LABOR: THE BIOGRAPHY OF DARD HUNTER
Buffalo: P22 Editions, 2000. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, (ii), 63, (3) pages. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. A collection of letters from Vojtech Preissig, an accomplished Czech typographer, book designer, and artist who in the 1890s became involved in the book arts and especially in the "book beautiful" movement. Preissig began writing to Hunter in 1920 and 46 of these letters are included here. Illustrated.READ MORE about DEAR MR. HUNTER, THE LETTERS OF VOJTECH PREISSIG TO DARD HUNTER 1920 -1925
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 160 pages. A general introduction to graphic arts in industry, and a practical first course in printing, engraving, papermaking, bookmaking and photography. Suggests practical projects to enable students to become familiar with various tools and materials. Well-illustrated. Small tear in dust jacket, also price clipped.READ MORE about THE GRAPHIC ARTS
Leipzig: VEB Bibliographisches Institut, 1965. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 347+(1), with 22 additional leaves of illustrations; 277+(1) pages. 2 volumes. A collection of essays on the history of the book trades in Germany, including printing, illumination and illustration, publishing, libraries, papermaking, and bookselling. Indexed. Jackets rubbed; vol.1 jacket creased, torn, and chipped.READ MORE about BEITRAGE ZUR GESCHICHTE DES BUCHWESENS
Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1927. 4to. vellum-backed marbled boards, top edge gilt, others uncut. (x), 86 pages and 20 plates. First edition, limited to 350 copies printed by Bruce Rogers at the press of William Edwin Rudge. (Haas 141). The collotype plates were made by Emery Walker. Six chapters on early bookmaking including discussions of 12 early types of book material, writing on vellum, paper and libraries. Rubbed along edges and tips. This copy is..... READ MORE about ANCIENT BOOKS AND MODERN DISCOVERIES
Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag, (1951). 8vo. later quarter leather with paper-covered boards. 296 pages. An overview of the book throughout history, covering such topics as writing, the development of paper, printing, binding, libraries, and the like. Illustrated and indexed.READ MORE about DAS BUCH IM WANDEL DER ZEITEN
Hamburg: Hanseatische Verlaganstalt, (1943). 8vo. later quarter leather with paper-covered boards. 253+(1) pages. An overview of the book throughout history, covering such topics as writing, the development of paper, printing, binding, libraries, and the like. Illustrated and indexed.READ MORE about DAS BUCH IM WANDEL DER ZEITEN
London, England: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones; and W. Newton, 1821-2. 8vo. original paper-covered boards, labels on spine, top edge cut, other edges uncut. (viii), 20 plates, 472, (6), 14; (vi) 16 plates, 332, (12); (vi), 16 plates, 332, (12), 16 pages. 3 volumes. Volumes II-IV only. Union List 4, 3061. A journal which chronicled new inventions and discoveries, commenced publication in 1820. Volume II includes a note to the public. Each volume includes a list..... READ MORE about THE LONDON JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES; CONTAINING REPORTS OF ALL NEW PATENTS, WITH A...
Library Trends, Volume 30, no. 2, Fall 1981
Champaign (IL): Univ. of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 1981. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 175-318 pages. Library Trends, Volume 30, no. 2, Fall 1981. Being an issue of Library Trends. 9 articles, including 1 by W. Rebsamen on binding and 1 on paper by J.C. Williams. Edited with introduction by G. Lundeen of the U. of Hawaii Library School.READ MORE about CONSERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
N.P. Busyhaus Publications, (1983). oblong 8vo. half leather over cloth. 65, (3) pages. One of 200 numbered copies bound in half leather by the Harcourt Bindery. A study of marbling with an introduction by Don Guyot, including essays and original tipped-in specimens by ten marblers made just for this edition along with technical notes, and a bibliography of the subject. Finely printed at the Naiman Press. Includes a wood engraving by Michael McCurdy.READ MORE about AMERICAN DECORATIVE PAPERMAKERS, THE WORK & SPECIMENS OF TWELVE CRAFT ARTISTS