New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 2003. thick 8vo. cloth. 688 pages. Reprint of the third edition which was originally published in Paris in 1834 in only 350 copies. (Besterman p.5153; Breslauer and Folter no.115 for first edition). This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1500 entries given. READ MORE about ANNALES DE L'IMPRIMERIE DES ALDE OU HISTOIRE DES TROIS MANUCE ET DE LEURS ÉDITIONS
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New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE about THE GREEK EDITIONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS GREEK COLLABORATORS
Stockholm: n.p. (Royal Library)), 1912. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 152 pages. Part III, fasc. 1 of the work listed in Besterman 5949. Entries no. 4951-5810 (i.e. 860) of this work. The making and selling of books, and the history thereof. The supplement lists bibliographies, biobibliographies, books on library science and archives, and library catalogues. Concludes with list of corrections and errata. Unopened. Covers detached and missing pieces; backing missing. READ MORE about SVERIGES BIBLIOGRAFISKA LITTERATUR FORTECKNAD AF J...TREDJE DELEN, HAFT 1, TYPOGRAFI OCH...
South Brunswick: A.S. Barnes and Co., (1977). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 168 pages. Useful for anyone wanting to know what books or periodicals are available in the area of books on books. Emphasizes amateur printing. READ MORE about PRIVATE PRESS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC APPROACH TO PRINTING AS AN AVOCATION
Baltimore: Maran Printing Services, 1975. 4to. cloth. (xiv), 245 pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The definitive bibliography to-date of American type specimen books. Includes historical accounts of each company, a list of their specimen books with size and number of pages and illustrations. Lacks jacket. READ MORE about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1994. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 276 pages. With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. Reprint of the first edition with an added appendix. Recognized by booksellers, collectors, librarians and bibliographers for its great usefulness as the definitive bibliography of American type specimen books. This edition contains an appendix listing 73 type specimen books unknown at the time of the... READ MORE about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
Brighton: Privately printed, 1973. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 94 pages. S-K 59. Limited to 1250 copies. READ MORE about A TYPOLOGICAL TALLY THIRTEEN HUNDRED WRITINGS IN ENGLISH ON PRINTING HISTORY, TYPOGRAPHY,...
Brighton: Privately printed, 1973. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 94 pages. S-K 59. Limited to 1250 copies. Jacket chipped along top with two tears. READ MORE about A TYPOLOGICAL TALLY THIRTEEN HUNDRED WRITINGS IN ENGLISH ON PRINTING HISTORY, TYPOGRAPHY,...
Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College
Williamstown: n.p., 1970. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. ii, 10 pages. Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College. Exibition designed to exploit the Chapin Library's collection of important exmaples in the history of printing produced in various countries. Features a selection of sixty-nine items representative of English printing, 1478-1969, from William Caxton to Stanley Morison. One of 1,500 copies printed in January, 1970. Light shelf wear and soiling around edges. READ MORE about THE ENGLISH ART OF THE BOOK
Cordoba (Argentina): U. of Cordoba, 1930. small 8to. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 200, (2) pages. History and documentation for the first years of the second press at the Univ. of Cordoba (Argentina), which was founded in 1823 (the first having been moved to Buenos Aires in 1780). Besterman 5186. Text plus letters, records, accounts, subscriber lists, biographies of editors, partial lists of publications (books, newspapers, pamphlets, journals, etc.), with about 65 pages of illustrations... READ MORE about LA SEGUNDA IMPRENTA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE CORDOBA, ADQVIRIDA POR SVSCR
New York, NY: Pierpont Morgan Library, (1973). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 192, (2) pages. Table of contents, preface, foreword, acknowledgments, list of plates, select bibliography, index. Essay by Joseph Blumenthal. Black and white plates including one foldout. READ MORE about ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK 1455-1955; MASTERPIECES OF TYPOGRAPHY THROUGH FIVE CENTURIES FROM THE...
Columbia, MO: Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxiv, 64, (8) pages. Exhibition at the University of Missouri-Columbia March-April 1977. Preface by Homer L. Thomas. Introduction by Land. Bibliography, list of abbreviatioins. Detailed descriptions of each item exhibited. Black and white illustrations. Index of authors, acknowledgments. READ MORE about EARLY BOOKS ON ART 1500 TO 1800
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. 8vo. cloth. viii,327; 548; 529 pages. 3 volumes. Reprint of 1908 first edition (See Besterman, 654). A fine study of this 15th and 16th century French printer's works. Badius Ascensius (1462-1535) established his famous press Praelum Ascensianumin Paris in 1499. Includes appendices and table of contents. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES IMPRESSIONS ET DES OEUVRES DE JOSSE BADIUS ASCENSIUS, IMPRIMEUR ET HUMANISTE,...
Austin: Jenkins Publishing Co., William Reese Company, Frontier America Corportation, 1981. 8vo. cloth. 190 pages. First edition. Short biography followed by descriptions of 465 imprints. Also includes an appendix listing the publications of Thomas G. Bangs, 1811-1816. Bookplate on front pastedown. READ MORE about PRINTER IN THREE REPUBLICS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SAMUEL BANGS, FIRST PRINTER IN TEXAS, AND FIRST...
Their Materials, Processing, and Conservation
Rochester: Graphic Arts Research Center, (1980). 4to. cloth. (xii), 149, (3) pages. Their Materials, Processing, and Conservation. With a preface by Larry Booth. Includes sections on Technical Evolution of Processes, Raw Materials and Processing Procedures, and Permanence and Preservation of Photographic Materials. Original paper wrappers bound in. Boards rubbed and lightly soiled, corners bumped. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES IN USE BEFORE 1880
Utrecht: A.J. van Huffel's Antiquariaat, 1960. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages plus 4 leaves of plates. Auction catalogue for a sale held on June 15 and 16, 1960 from the library of A.W. Barten, the former director of the Professional School of Typography in Utrecht. Lists manuscripts, incunabula, works about typography, the graphic arts and bibliographies. Lists over 700 entries. Head pieces. Illustrated throughout. Cover printed in red and black. Corner bumped. Spot... READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIE ET BRANCHES ALLIÉES
Chicheley: Paul P.G. Minet, 1973. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxxii, 72 pages and 17 plates and a facsimile of a type specimen in a pocket at the back. Reprinted with additions and corrections to the 1959 edition. The definitive work to-date. Jacket faded along top of back cover. READ MORE about JOHN BASKERVILLE, A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Leiden: The Sir Thomas Browne Institute, 1961. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 126 pages. Basson was an English printer established in Leiden. With a bibliography of his imprints. Jacket slightly wrinkled and chipped. READ MORE about THOMAS BASSON, 1555-1613, ENGLISH PRINTER AT LEIDEN
The Sir Thomas Browne Institute, 1961. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 126 pages. Basson was an English printer established in Leiden. With a bibliography of his imprints. Lacking dust jacket. READ MORE about THOMAS BASSON, 1553-1613, ENGLISH PRINTER AT LEIDEN
San Marino: The Huntington Library, 1954. 8vo. paper wrappers. 66 pages. First edition. Describes 28 works in the Huntington Library chosen for their content and monumental form given to them by their printers. Chipped along edges. Corner bumped. READ MORE about GREAT BOOKS IN GREAT EDITIONS
Buenos Aires: Ministerio de Justicia, 1940. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xlvii, 273 pages. Exhibition held in Argentina to celebrate the 500th anniversary of printing. 693 items, a bibliography, and indices. Many books in Spanish listed. Covers detached and worn. READ MORE about CATALOGO DE LA EXPOSICION DEL LIBRO
Buenos Aires, Argentina: n.p., 1940. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xlviii, 275+(1) pages. Text in Spanish. Presentation by the author on front free endpaper. Table of contents, introduction, appendices. Indices of incunabula, authors, editors and presses, cities of publication, artists. Color facsimile of Gutenberg's work. Published to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of movable type. Frontispiece color portrait of Gutenberg. Carbon copy of letter of thanks to the author laid in. Covers tanned and... READ MORE about CATALOGO DE LA EXPOSICION DEL LIBRO
Brussels, Belgium: Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 1942. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 105+(1) pages. Text in Flemish and French. An exposition in Brussels in 1942. Exhibition held in 1942 of the Library's collections of works published in Brussels in the 16th century. Preface and introduction, Wrappers tanned; tanning throughout text. Pencil notations throughout text. READ MORE about EXPOSITION L'IMPRESSION ET L'ÉDITION A BRUXELLES AU XVIE SIÈCLE/DRUK EN UITGAVE TE BRUSSEL IN...
Kobenhavn: Bibliografi med Indledning af R. Paulli, 1920. square 8vo. later cloth with original front wrapper mounted on a page in the back, paper spine label. xlviii, 130, (2) pages. Limited to 800 copies. History followed by bibliography of the books printed and published by this 16th century Copenhagen printer. With text by H.U. Ramsing, O. Andrup and Lauritz Nielsen. READ MORE about LORENTZ BENEDICHT, BOGTRYKKER OG XYLOGRAF I KOBENHAVN, I SIDSTE HALVDE LAF DET XVI. AARHUNDREDE