Philadelphia: The Franklin Institute, 1949. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages followed by foldout facsimile. Designer by Richard Ellis. READ MORE about WILL OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1757 Now Reproduced in Facsimile together with an Introduction by Carl...
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Philadelphia: n.p., 1951. small 8vo. quarter cloth over paste paper. 20, (4) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. Signed and dated by Rossiter on colophon page. Keepsake designed by Harry S. Rossiter for the Philadelphia Book Clinic. READ MORE about FRANKLIN'S WAY TO WEALTH AS A PRINTER
Foreword by Donald N. Mott
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 120 pages. Foreword by Donald N. Mott. Although academic interest in the Caribbean region's history and culture has increased in recent years, past studies of West Indian printing history have failed to focus on Saint Vincent, resulting in sketchy and inaccurate information regarding printing on the island. Correcting that oversight, this book reveals that printing began in Kingstown as early as 1767, and... READ MORE about EARLY PRINTING IN SAINT VINCENT: THE ISLAND'S FIRST PRINTERS AND THEIR WORK, WITH A LIST OF SAINT...
(Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1952. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pg. 77-110;149-177. 2 volumes. Article from "The Library" begins in Fifth series, Vol VII, No.2, June 1952, continued in Fifth Series, Vol. VII, No.3, September 1952. Both have some wear on spine and No. 2 has some creasing, both are slightly soiled. READ MORE about ". EARLY WORK OF THE FOULIS PRESS AND THE WILSON FOUNDRY."
Edited by Rev. Joseph Hunter
London: Thomas Thorpe, 1832. 8vo. original cloth. Frontispiece portrait of Gent; iv, 208 pages. Edited by Rev. Joseph Hunter. First edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 260). "A very interesting biography of a distinguished country printer. It contains also a number of details relative to the history of typography during the second half of the eighteenth century." Thorpe found this manuscript in an Irish collection he had purchased. Gent had written the manuscript in 1746, 32... READ MORE about THE LIFE OF MR. THOMAS GENT, PRINTER, OF YORK WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
Wien: Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1875. 4to. original stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 20 pages. Relates the history of the Gerolds, a family of printers and booksellers, beginning in the eighteenth century and continuing through the middle of the nineteenth century. Loosely inserted bookplate and ex libris label on front cover indicates that this copy came from the reference and library of H.P. Kraus. Covers soiled. Spine worn, front cover partially detached. Foxed throughout. READ MORE about ZUR HUNDERTJÄHRIGEN GRÜNDUNGSFEIER DES HAUSES GEROLD
Petersburg (VA): n.p., 1965. small 4to. (iv), 72 pages. Bibliography of 1,000+ books "of definite Methodist interest" with price ranges, and a list of 147 "printers, publishers, and booksellers of Methodist related materials published in America prior to 1800." Reproduced typescript. Several facsimile illustrations. Slight looseness of binding before title page. READ MORE about METHODIST BOOK PRICES 1955-65
Mainz: Gutenberg Gesellschaft, n.d. (1965). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 71+(1) pages. Kleiner Druck 76. Study of Schiller's printer in Jena. READ MORE about JOHANN CHRISTIAN GOTTFRIED GOEPFERDT, SEIN LEBEN UND SCHAFFEN
2 volumes. Research and editing by Ari Kinsberg.
Brooklyn, New York: YG Books, 2006. 9 x 12 inches. cloth. 1188 pages. 2 volumes. Research and editing by Ari Kinsberg. First edition. An exhaustive bibliography of 1208 items, extensively annotated with bio-bibliographical information, historical context, scholarly references, approbations, and location of copies in libraries world-wide. Arranged chronologically within broad subject or format (e.g., Bible, liturgy, Haggadah, reference works, education, periodicals, Rabbinica, etc.) with 13 indices, including Hebrew and English titles and authors, imprint places... READ MORE about HEBREW PRINTING IN AMERICA, 1735-1926: A HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Leipzig: J.G. Schelter & Giesecke, n.d. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards, fore and bottom edges uncut. 51, (11) pages. Fascsimile of the 1740 original edition. Celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of printing. Includes a cantata also written for the occasion by Gottsched and a commentary on Gottsched's speech. Corners bumped. READ MORE about FESTREDE ZUR 300 JAHRIGEN JUBELFEIER
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1988. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xi, 85 pages. Number 3 of the Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society. Over 390 illustrations reproduced. READ MORE about THE ORNAMENT STOCK OF HENRY WOODFALL, 1719-1747. A PRELIMINARY INVENTORY ILLUSTRATED
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1988. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xi, 85 pages. Number 3 of the Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society. Over 390 illustrations reproduced. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about THE ORNAMENT STOCK OF HENRY WOODFALL, 1719-1747. A PRELIMINARY INVENTORY ILLUSTRATED
Williamsburg: College of William and Mary, 1962. small 4to. plastic ring binding, stiff paper covers. (i), 39 leaves. Items in the Ralph Green Collection on the History of American Printing, along with similar items elsewhere in the Wm. and Mary library. Sort of a bibliography but not in Besterman. 600+ entries. The entry under "Green, Ralph" provides a bibliography of Green's own writings. Reproduced typescript. Covers somewhat soiled. READ MORE about LIST OF BOOKS ON PRINTING, INCLUDING MANY ON TYPOGRAPHY, BINDING, AND THE OTHER GRAPHIC ARTS
Nieuwkoop: HES & DE GRAAF, 1989. 8vo. cloth. xxiv, 295 pages. This new, revised and considerably augmented edition is extended to the year 1800. The new Thesaurus contains 5,730 names of Dutch printers and booksellers spread over 135 places. READ MORE about THESAURUS 1473-1800. NEDERLANDSE BOEKDRUKKERS EN BOEKVERKOPERS. MET PLAATSEN EN JAREN VAN...
Stanford: Stanford University Press, (1999). small 4to. paper covered boards, dust jacket. xv, (v), 256, (2) pages. An examination of how many different constituencies fought to keep the Bible the preeminent text in the United States as the country's print marketplace experienced explosive growth. The author shows how heated battles had profound consequences for many American cultural practices and forms of printed material. By exploring how publishers, clergymen, politicians, educators, and lay persons met the... READ MORE about AN AMERICAN BIBLE, A HISTORY OF THE GOOD BOOK IN THE UNITED STATES, 1777-1880
With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber.
Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University, (1984). small 4to. printed paper wrappers. 64 pages. With an introduction by Hermann Zapf, Appreciation by Paul Standard, and Catalogue by Renee Weber. First edition. Well-illustrated exhibition catalogue including many illustrations in color. READ MORE about ROBERT HAAS, PRINTING, CALLIGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHY. AN EXHIBITION MAY 13-SEPTEMBER 1, 1984
Munchenstein: Haas'schen Schriftgiesserei A.G., n.d. 16mo. slipcase with paper cover label containing title enclosing the facsimile. Facsimile of this 18th century display of typography reissued by Haas. Slipcase broken. READ MORE about FAKSIMILEDRUCK "DAS GEHEIMNIS DEM GESELLSCHAFTLICHEN VERGNUGEN BESTIMMT", GESETZT UND...
New York: Columbia University Press, 1936. 8vo. cloth. xviii, 360 pages. First edition. With an appendix listing printers, editors, and publishers of country newspapers in New York who operated between 1785 and 1830. Near fine. READ MORE about THE COUNTRY PRINTER, NEW YORK STATE 1785 - 1830
Reprinted from Collectanea, III, 1896 of the Oxford Historical Society with notes by James Mosley.
London: Printing Historical Society, (1966). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x,361-412,xi-xxxvi pages. Reprinted from Collectanea, III, 1896 of the Oxford Historical Society with notes by James Mosley. Edited reprint of the original. Bookplate. READ MORE about CHARLES EARL STANHOPE AND THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Hamburg: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1977. small 4to. cloth, paper spine and cover labels, cardboard slipcase. 369, (3); 191+(1) pages. 2 volumes. Edition limited to 1400 copies. Intended as a parallet work to Maximilian-Gesellschaft's 1963 publication, Deutschen Buchkunst 1890 bis 1960 by Georg Kurt. Surveys a century in which old graphic techniques to illustrate and embellish books were gradually giving way to the new. Volume I discusses typography, illustrations and illustrators, journals and almanacs, bookclubs, the art of... READ MORE about BUCHKUNST UND LITERATUR IN DEUTSCHLAND, 1750 BIS 1850
London: B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1925. small 4to. cloth-backed marbled paper-covered boards. vii, 91 pages, 101 plates. First edition. Contains background and listings for over 100 trade cards. Well-illustrated with 101 plates depicting trade cards. Covers rubbed along edges at spine ends. Name in ink at top of front free endpaper. READ MORE about LONDON TRADESMEN'S CARDS OF THE XVIII CENTURY, AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR ORIGIN AND USE
Naarden: Anton W. van Bekhoven, 1984. tall 4to. cloth. xxxvi, 160 pages. Reprint of the first edition of 1892 which was limited to 300 copies. Bibliography and biography of the printers' marks of 18th century Alsatian printers. Contains 76 plates, each with a number of illustrations. READ MORE about ELSASSISCHE BUCHERMARKEN BIS ANFANG DES 18. JAHRHUNDERTS. Mit Vorge Mit Vorbemerkungen und...
Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Cambell, Philadelphia by V. Bonsal, Wilmington, 1796. small 8vo. contemporary full calf with leather spine label. xi, (13)-226, (6) pages. READ MORE about THE BEAUTIES OF HERVEY: OR DESCRIPTIVE, PICTURESQUE AND INSTRUCTIVE PASSAGES, SELECTED FROM THE...