London, England: The Lambourn Press, (1990). oblong 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 112 pages. Presentation by the author on half title. Dedication, table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction. Frontispiece portrait of Aldin. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A study of a British artist known for his drawings of dogs and hounds. READ MORE about A LOOK AT CECIL ALDIN'S DOGS AND HOUNDS
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Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, (1958). 12mo. cloth, paper cover label, printed clear plastic dust jacket. (32) pages. Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean. First edition thus, with the first appearance in English of the Prologue in which Aldus announces his plan to publish printed editions of Aristotle. READ MORE about ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS THESAURUS CORNUCOPIAE OF 1496
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
N.P. Wesleyan University Art Laboratory, 1960. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (14) pages. Second printing, limited to 130 copies.Introduction, Accompanied an exhibition of Aldine works, published between 1494 and 1576, in the library's collections. READ MORE about A CHECK LIST OF ALDINE EDITIONS IN THE OLIN LIBRARY
Philadelphia: Temple University Libraries, 1973. tall 8vo. paper wrappers. 28 pages. Limited to 450 copies. READ MORE about RICHARD ALDINGTON 1892-1962. A CATALOGUE OF THE FRANK G. HARRINGTON COLLECTION OF RICHARD...
Cambridge: University Press, 1941. 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 141+(1) pages and 14 illustrations. Second edition, revised by John Carter and E.A. Crutchley. Excellent short guide to the history of printing. Jacket has small pieces missing at spine ends. Name in ink at top of title page. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK
Cambridge: University Press, 1941. 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 141+(1) pages and 14 illustrations. Second edition, revised by John Carter and E.A. Crutchley. Excellent short guide to the history of printing. Jacket is tape repaired with red fabric tape at spine ends. READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK
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
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1989. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper over boards. 57+(1) pages. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. Set in Bembo and printed by letterpress on Hahnemuhle paper by Claire Bolton. Contains a history of the press and then lists all its publications to date. Bibliographical details are given along with comments on how the books were produced, problems encountered, etc. Many original samples are included and it is also illustrated with line blocks. READ MORE about ALEMBIC PRESS BIBLIOGRAPHY 1978-1988
Winchester: The Alembic Press, 1986. small 4to. cloth. (46) pages. Limited to 96 numbered copies, handprinted. Illustrated with Twenty Seven Samples of their Specially hand marbled Papers. The samples of marbled paper are tipped-in. READ MORE about THE COMPTON MARBLING PATTERN BOOK
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1992. small 4to. portfolio tied with ribbon. 18 sections loosely inserted. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies. Contains 17 examples of Compton Marbling's paper, each developed especially for an individual customer, or for themselves for a particular market. Each sample is tipped into a folded leaf with descriptive text. Some of the sheets contain other samples, such as an original that was used by the company for matching. Portfolio is... READ MORE about COMPTON MARBLING PORTFOLIO OF PATTERNS
Oxford, England: The Alembic Press, n.d., but 2003. broadside (11 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches). Commemorates Oak Knoll Fest X, New Castle, Delaware. Minor creasing at bottom. READ MORE about OAK KNOLL BOOK FEST, TEN YEARS FOSTERING THE FLOWERING OF FINE BOOKS
Marcham: Alembic Press, 2000. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. 19, (3) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 120 numbered copies. A reprint of a chapter from Robert Gibbings' book "Till I End my Song," along with his original wood engraving. Included is an introduction describing how Gibbings came to be in Marcham, a history of the Pointer family and Simon Brett's engraving of one of Bill Pointer's benches, who to this day still... READ MORE about A TALE OF TWO BENCHES
(Prague): Kniha N.P. Antikvariát, 1956. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 141, (3) pages. Text in Czech. Catalogue of the works of Czech painter Mikolás Ales (1852-1913). Includes listings of magazines, books and exhibitions featuring Ales's works, and a list of addenda. 1246 entries. Final remarks by the compiler. 16 black and white plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and bent at corners. READ MORE about MIKOLÁS ALES A KNIHA
Prague: Dêdictvi Komenskeho, 1927. 4to. quarter leather, cloth boards. 91, (4) pages. Text in Czech. Paintings and illustrations of Czech artist and illustrator Mikolas Ales (1852-1913), whose works decorate the National Theatre in Prague. Black and white illustrations throughout. 52 black and white plates. Illustration of Ales with facsimile signature. Index of illustrations and plates. READ MORE about KNÍZKA O ALSOVI: VÝBOR OBRAZU A KRESEB Z JEHO DÍLA
Chicago, IL: The Chucha Press, (1996). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 85 pages. Presentation from author on title page. Table of contents. A collection of poems of various fun and creative topics, "Cleaning out your apartment", and "Butter", for example, and others are touching and reminiscent in manner. READ MORE about BODY OF LIFE
Gainseville, FL: University Press of Florida, (1993). 8vo. cloth. xvi, 288 pages. A study of Alfonsi (1062-1110?), who brought learning from Al-Andalus (Spain) into Europe. Table of contents, list of illustrations and tables, acknowledgments, explanation of apparatus, introduction. Four appendices, endnotes, bibliography, index. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations. Front pastedown torn with damaged spot. READ MORE about PETRUS ALFONSI AND HIS MEDIEVAL READERS
(Toronto, ON, Canada): The Aliquando Press, (1983). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (10) pages. Limited to 300 copies. Published for distribution at the 8th Annual Conference of the American Printing History Association. READ MORE about THE INTEGRITY OF PRINTING
(Toronto, ON, Canada: The Aliquando Press, 1980). 8vo. quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, paper spine label. (24) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies. Designed, printed, and bound by William Rueter. Selected Shakespearean sonnets. READ MORE about A GARLAND OF LOVE
Toronto, ON, Canada: The Aliquando Press, 1972. square 32mo. leaves loosely inserted in paper envelope. (62) pages. Limited to 100 copies. An extract from Hugo's Voyages de 1839, translated by Jean Wilson, designed and printed by William Rueter, with wood types. Letter 'W' missing however a number of the bibliographical descriptions in Worldcat have similar copies missing this letter so we wonder if the letter M was also used as the letter W in this project. READ MORE about VICTOR HUGO'S ALPHABET CHARACTER & SYMBOL
Melbourne: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2009. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. hardcover. 332 pages. From tentative beginnings in 1888, Angus and Robertson soon hit their stride as publishers with the publication of Banjo Paterson's verses The Man from Snowy River. This book was a phenomenal success, surprising even its publishers. Snowy River was quickly followed by two successful Henry Lawson titles, In the Days When the World was Wide and While the Billy... READ MORE about DOING SOMETHING FOR AUSTRALIA: GEORGE ROBERTSON AND THE EARLY YEARS OF ANGUS AND ROBERTSON,...
London: S. & J. Fuller, 1849. square 8vo. original cloth with new spine covering. Frontispiece; 58, (6) pages, 8 plates. First edition (Bridson & Wakeman B17 - for second edition of 1851). A treatise on the technique of etching by one of Britain's greatest ever sporting artists. An avid sportsman himself, Alken specialized in depicting hunting, coaching, racing, shooting and fishing scenes. British sporting periodicals frequently carried his illustrations. In this book, he distills some... READ MORE about THE ART AND PRACTICE OF ETCHING; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR OTHER METHODS OF LIGHT AND ENTERTAINING...
Art and War in the Romantic Era 1792-1851.
Providence, RI: Department of Art, Brown University, 1982. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 125 pages. Art and War in the Romantic Era 1792-1851. An exhibition catalogue with a preface and bibliography. Contains over 53 black-and-white plates throughout. READ MORE about ALL THE BANNERS WAVE
New York: The Bradford Club, 1864. large 8vo. unbound, top edge gilt. Frontispiece; (ii), 39 pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies. A private printing by the Bradford Club of New York commemorating the life and death, and the sale of the library of the book collector John Allan (1777-1863). Allan specialized in works of R. Burns and Dibdin, American history, and extra-illustrated works. The 1860 work, Private Libraries of New York, by James Wynne mentions... READ MORE about MEMORIAL OF JOHN ALLAN