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
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
Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK.
New Castle, Delaware and Boston, Massachusetts: Oak Knoll Press and Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. quarter leather with paste paper over boards, leather spine label. Booklet is stiff paper wrappers held in porfolio. Both inserted in a cloth-covered clamshell box. xxiii, 216 pages. Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK. First edition. One of 44 special signed and numbered copies. Will H. Bradley (1868-1962) is widely regarded as one of the... READ MORE about WILL H. BRADLEY: HIS WORK, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. 8vo. cloth. iv, 172 pages. Reprint of the 1961 first edition published by the Bibliographical Society of America (Besterman 5196). This useful bibliography is a tool for use in conjunction with Evans, American Bibliography. Bristol has provided an index of printers, publishers, and booksellers to help navigate Evans when author-title information is not clear, or not properly transcribed. Bristol suggests that Evans made many attributions of author, publisher, and... READ MORE about INDEX OF PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS, AND BOOKSELLERS INDICATED BY CHARLES EVANS IN HIS AMERICAN...
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. large 8vo. cloth. (iv), 336 pages followed by 32 plates. Reprint of the 1930 first edition (Besterman 3010). Brun provides ten chapters followed by an annotated bibliographical catalogue of the principal books illustrated in France during the sixteenth century. Illustrated and indexed. In all, 1250 books are described. Never reprinted, this remains a difficult title to find. Includes 32 illustrations, mostly of title pages. READ MORE about LE LIVRE ILLUSTRÉ EN FRANCE AU XVIe SIECLE
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1984. 4to. stiff paper wrappers with illustration on front cover. 56 pages. An exhibition held at the New York Public Library from September 7 to November 29, 1994 celebrated the first ten years of the Center's existence. Including 132 works by 112 artists, it was not intended as a retrospective, but rather as an overview of traditional book forms, paper arts, bookbinding and art works based on, or alluding... READ MORE about THE FIRST DECADE, CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS, AN EXHIBITION AT THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY SEPTEMBER 7...
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. 8vo. cloth. 254 pages. The history of the book trade in Medieval London before the age of print has long remained a matter of speculation. Few records survive that name the book artisans and entrepreneurs involved with this early trade venture or that document directly their methods of producing books and creating markets for them. In this directory, C. Paul Christianson assembles an extensive body of alternative... READ MORE about A DIRECTORY OF LONDON STATIONERS AND BOOK ARTISANS 1300-1500
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 1999). thick 8vo. cloth. vii, 516, (4) pages. Reprint of the first edition (Besterman p.5102) published in Paris by Em. Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin in 1894 . Bibliography of the books printed by this early Paris printer who pioneered the use of italic type in France. He printed many Greek and Latin classics. Describes 1000 books published from 1520 to 1546 with full and comprehensive descriptions given. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES EDITIONS DE SIMON DE COLINES, 1520-1546
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1978. 8vo. cloth. xlviii, 492, (2). According to the Introduction, this book attempts to record over 1,400 of the publications, almost all with exceptions noted, of New London printers from May 1, 1709 through the year 1800. The output of the several presses was surprisingly large because all the printing done between the spring of 1709 and the autumn of 1754 in the Colony of Connecticut was done... READ MORE about CHECKLIST OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, IMPRINTS 1709-1800
London: Dawsons, (1974). 8vo. cloth. viii, 198, 12 pages and 15 plates. Reprint of the 1921-1922 Oxford University Press edition. Part of the addenda is a complete descriptive bibliography of the press. READ MORE about THE DANIEL PRESS, MEMORIALS OF C.H.O. DANIEL WITH ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA
New York: The Typophiles, 1994. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 42, (4) pages. Limited to 500 copies. A Typophile Monograph, New Series Number Eleven. A listing of the lectures, which ran in various series from 1965 to 1982, arranged by Dr. Robert L. (Doc) Leslie, the topics being typography, printing, paper, book design, calligraphy, and other aspects of the graphic arts. Illustrated by Lili Cassel Wronker. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about THE HERITAGE OF THE GRAPHIC ARTS LECTURE SERIES: A COMPLETE LISTING
4 parts in 1 volume.
Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2009. large 8vo. paper covered boards. (vi), 214 pages. 4 parts in 1 volume. Reprint of the 1913 first edition. Books described chronologically under each printer. Accompanied by reproductions of printer's marks and other illustrations. A useful bibliography of all known printers active in the London book trade from 1501-1556. Circa forty printers and hundreds of books described, including author, title, date and location. Martino Publishing has added a useful author... READ MORE about HAND-LISTS OF BOOKS PRINTED BY LONDON PRINTERS, 1501-1556
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 544 pages. The first permanent printing office in New Jersey was established in 1754 by James Parker. Laws, proceedings of the assembly, and proclamations of the royal governors all came from Parker's press, as did numerous works for the fledgling College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Other printers soon saw opportunity in New Jersey, so that by 1800, forty-four individuals had... READ MORE about PRINTING IN NEW JERSEY 1754-1800: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 37 pages. Describes 12 examples of printing in Colonial America, from the Bay Psalm Book of 1640 to Jefferson's Summary View of the Rights of British America. Illustrated. READ MORE about PRINTING & PUBLISHING IN THE COLONIAL ERA OF THE UNITED STATES, A SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOOK IN...
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...
New York: The Grolier Club/Typophiles, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Printed in an edition limited 1500 copies. A checklist of an exhibition held at The Grolier Club, December 18, 1991 to March 12, 1992, on German printing. It was printed by letterpress from Joseph Blumenthal's Emerson and Hermann Zapf's Hunt roman types at The Stinehour Press. Includes 130 entries and is illustrated. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about GERMAN FINE PRINTING 1948-1988
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
Naarden: Anton W. Van Bekhoven, 1969. 4to. cloth. xl, 46, (2) pages. Reprint of the 1898 edition. Features 206 reproductions of printers' marks from early Spanish and Portugal printers, accompanied by biographical sketches. READ MORE about SPANISCHE UND PORTUGIESISCHE BUCHERZEICHEN DES XV. UND XVI. JAHRHUNDER TS
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2011. 4to. paper covered boards. xl, 46, (2) pages. Reprint of the 1898 edition. The marks of 93 different Spanish and Portuguese printers are included in this study. An alphabetical list of printers' and publishers' names refers the reader to a biographical sketch in which each name appears. Information presented includes the dates during which a printer was active, cities in which he worked, and associates with whom he worked... READ MORE about SPANISCHE UND PORTUGIESISCHE BUCHERZEICHEN DES XV. UND XVI. JAHRHUNDERTS
Baltimore: The Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University, 2011. 9.5 x 12 inches. paperback. 122 pages. First edition. In addition to providing a complete bibliography of the Dr. Elliott and Eileen Hinkes Collection of Rare Books in the History of Scientific Discovery, this beautifully-illustrated volume includes narrative essays that put the books in the collection into their proper historical context. With well over 250 individual items, the Hinkes Collection encompasses over 500 years of printing history... READ MORE about THE DR. ELLIOTT & EILEEN HINKES COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY
Naarden: Anton W. Van Bekhoven, 1984. 4to. cloth. xxxviii, 111 pages. Reprint of the 1895 edition. With reproductions of 217 printers' marks up to and including the 17th century accompanied by biographical sketches of the printers. READ MORE about BASLER BUCHERMARKEN BIS ZUM ANFANG DES 17. JAHRHUNDERTS. Mit Vorbemerkungen und Nachrichten uber...
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...
New York: The Grolier Club, 1999. 9 x 12 inches. paperback. 144 pages. This catalogue contains 100 of the most beautiful, finely printed books produced during the twentieth century. To choose just 100 out of an immense number of books, the selection was limited to books printed in England and America containing the Roman alphabet. Books as objects and more sculptural books are not included in the publication. The introduction is divided into two parts... READ MORE about A CENTURY FOR THE CENTURY, FINE PRINTED BOOKS FROM 1900 TO 1999
Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 117
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 162 pages. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 117. The topic of this new book from the American Antiquarian Society is printing in New England in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. More specifically, the author focuses on three printers who were active during that period: Nathaniel Coverly, Sr.; Nathaniel Coverly, Jr.; and Joseph White. Through a close examination of... READ MORE about PRINTERS OF BALLADS, BOOKS, AND NEWSPAPERS: BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES AND CHECKLISTS FOR NATHANIEL...