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Mansfield Centre, MA: Martino Publishing, 2007. 8vo. and 4to. cloth. approximately 3100 pages. 5 volumes bound in 3. Reprint of the first edition published in Birmingham during the period 1875-1894. The Stationers' Company has in its possession copyright registers from 1554 to 1842; this book contains the entries up to 1640. The Stationers' Company, which was founded in the fifteenth century to protect and regulate the London book trade, contains Court Book registers, records of... READ MORE about A TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS OF THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS OF LONDON; 1554-1640, A.D
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(New Orleans, LA): The Historic New Orleans Collection, (2017). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 159+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents, preface, acknowledgments, foreword by Emily Epstein Landau, bibliography of prostitution guides, works consulted, photographic credits, index. Endnotes follow each chapter. A carefully researched study of the directories of prostitutes of Storyville, adjacent to the French Quarter of New Orleans. Presents a version of Storyville as created by its own entrepreneurs. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about GUIDEBOOKS TO SIN: THE BLUE BOOKS OF STORYVILLE, NEW ORLEANS
N.P. Chapin Library, 1994. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 53+(1) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Illustrated exhibition catalogue. READ MORE about BRITISH ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE, FROM RECULVER ABBEY TO S. MARY-LE-STRAND
N.P. Chapin Library, 1994. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 53+(1) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Designed by Wayne Hammond. Illustrated exhibition catalogue with historical introduction followed by the catalogue with descriptions of 16 books. READ MORE about BRITISH ECCLESIASTICAL ARCHITECTURE, FROM RECULVER ABBEY TO S. MARY-LE-STRAND
Berlin: Bruno Hessling, (1977). 4to. cloth. 183 pages. This is the first and only Catalogue issued by the Kunstbibliothek Berlin in what was to be a series of specialized volumes Cataloguing the library's holdings. This first Catalogue, in English and German, contains the library's architecture and ornament books and prints. Marianne Fischer provides an introduction to the project and Catalogue. The Catalogue entries are often illustrated. Extensive bibliography at end. Indexed by author, artist, printer... READ MORE about KATALOG DER ARCHITEKTUR UND ORNAMENTSTICHSAMMLUNG TEIL 1: BAUKUNST ENGLAND
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 415 pages. First edition. catalogue of 144 Northern European books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 16th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Introductory essay by Harry Francis Mallgrave. Bibliographic descriptions by Gerald Beasley, Claire Baines, Henry Raine. Illustrated books containing scenes of architectural interest, views of interiors, etc.... READ MORE about MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, NORTHERN EUROPEAN, VOL. III
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 392 pages. First edition. catalogue of ninety-seven British books, many of them folios, on architecture from the 17th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Covers seventy-seven architects and one firm (Hepplewhite). Includes important English translations of non-English architects (Palladio et al.), and a few non-architectural items. Each numbered entry is... READ MORE about THE MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, VOL. II, BRITISH BOOKS
Washington and New York: National Gallery of Art and George Braziller, (2000). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxiii, 545+(1) pages. First edition. Scholarly catalogue of Italian and Spanish books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 15th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Italy produced illustrated architectural books that surpass those from any other publishing center in the originality of their content and in... READ MORE about MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, VOL. IV ITALIAN AND SPANISH BOOKS FIFTEENTH THROUGH...
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1993. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxv, 512 pages. First edition. catalogue of 172 French books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 16th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Includes important French translations of non-French works, and a few engineering books, along with some illustrated books containing scenes of architectural interest, views of interiors, etc. Each... READ MORE about THE, VOL. 1 MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, FRENCH BOOKS
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Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing Co., (2002). 8vo. cloth. 4485 pages. 3 volumes bound in six. A facsimile of the original 1953 edition prepared for and in cooperation with the Department of Defense, Washington, D.C., under the direction of the Arctic Institute of North America. An annotated listing of 20,003 titles, making this by far the most comprehensive bibliography of Arctic books in Besterman (4919). Field work in all disciplines and in all sections of... READ MORE about ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. Approx. 336 pages. The Library of Aristotle follows the adventures of Aristotle's book collection down to the edition of the corpus aristotelicum by Andronicus of Rhodes in the first century CE. Aristotle started to collect books in order to form his personal library even before he became a member of the Academy and a pupil of Plato (367 BCE). The kernel... READ MORE about THE LIBRARY OF ARISTOTLE: THE MOST IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF BOOKS EVER FORMED
Axminister, Devon, UK: Uniformbooks, 2015. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 176 pages. First edition. In Unshelfmarked: Reconceiving the artists book, Michael Hampton vets the mediums history, postulating a new timeline that challenges the orthodox view of the artists book as a form largely peculiar to the twentieth century. Post-Deweyed, these works form an entirely new corpus, showcasing the artists book not as a by-product of the book per se, but both its antecedent and post-digital flowering... READ MORE about UNSHELFMARKED: RECONCEIVING THE ARTISTS’ BOOK
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2015. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 24 pages. Number ten of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. Monica Oppen is owner and curator of an unusual private library dedicated to the contemporary artist's book. The collection, Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificem, is situated in her home in Sydney, Australia where she welcomes students, scholars and artists who wish to use the library. In This Is Not a Cathedral, she writes about the origins... READ MORE about THIS IS NOT A CATHEDRAL
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, (2002). 8vo. cloth. (iv),xviii,1088; (iv),viii,1121+(1); (iv),iv,1143+(1); (iv),1155+(1); (vi),436+(index) iv,109+(1) pages. 5 volumes. A reprint of the original edition, published by George Franz, München, 1858-79 (Arntzen & Rainwater, Guide to the Literature of Art History, E58). The standard work on artists' monograms, illustrated with more than 30,000 facsimiles. An indispensable tool to identify artists who signed themselves only by their monogram or similar devices. Thousands of these artists were also book..... READ MORE about DIE MONOGRAMMISTEN, UND DIEJENIGEN BEKANNTEN UND UNBEKANNTEN KUNSTLER ALLER SCHULEN, WELCHE SICH...
New York: The Grolier Club, 1984. 8.5 x 11 inches. paperback. 48 pages. This commemorative publication lists the books, pamphlets, prints, handlists, periodicals, and medallions produced by the Club in its first 100 years. It is an offprint from The Grolier Club, 1884-1984: Its Library, Exhibitions, & Publications and contains a foreword by Allen Asaf. It was designed by Stephen Harvard and printed at the Stinehour Press. READ MORE about PUBLICATIONS OF THE GROLIER CLUB: 1884-1983
New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 120 pages. This catalogue, made to accompany the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 11 to May 2, 1998, expresses the voices of American women writers through their books. The catalogue explores the movement of women writers in America, beginning with the homespun verse of Ann Bradstreet (the first volume of poetry published by any American) and closing with the appearance of... READ MORE about EMERGING VOICES: AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, 1650-1920
(Bernardston, MA and Mansfield Centre, CT: Astronomy Books and Martino Publishing Co., 2001). 4to. cloth. viii, 499+(1) pages. Facsimile reprint limited to 75 copies of an edition first published in Edinburgh by Authority of Her Majesty's Government in 1890. (Besterman 588). Donated by James Ludovic, Earl of Crawford, to the Edinburgh Royal Observatory, the collection of the Library of Dunecht Observatory started with the library of the late Charles Babbage, was augmented by a number... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CRAWFORD LIBRARY OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY EDINBURGH
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, n.d. but 2001). 8vo. cloth. vvi, (i), 680; 681-1623; lxxxix, 2225+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1882-1889 first published in Bruxelles. (Besterman 587). A truly exhaustive bibliography, Houzeau and Lancaster's work is recognized as the primary bibliographical source for the history of astronomy from the earliest times up to 1880. Altogether, there are nearly 3,000 pages of text and approximately 42,000 bibliographical citations. Volume I.... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIE GÉNÉRAL DE L'ASTRONOMIE
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing Co., 2002). 8vo. cloth. xxviii, 1144 pages. Reprint of this scarce bibliography, originally published in Bruxelles, F. Hayez, 1882 (Besterman 587), by the author of Bibliographie General de l'Astronomie. Contains 3347 carefully selected and often annotated entries, arranged by subject. The several indexes include: (1) Table Bibliographique/ renfermant, dans l'ordre alphabetique des noms d'auteurs, l'indication des ouvrages et memoires renseignes a titre bibliographieque dans le present volume; (2) Table Alphabetique... READ MORE about VADE-MECUM DE L'ASTRONOME (ANNALES DE L'OBSERVATOIRE ROYAL DE BRUXELLES, APPENDICE A LA NOUVELLE...
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 32 pages. This catalogue contains some of the most beautiful books of the twentieth century from the collection of Kenneth Auchincloss. It includes a three page biographical sketch of Ken, by his wife Lee Auchincloss, as well as ten facsimiles. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the wood engraving, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover, and Jerry Kelly contributed the design. The exhibition was held on May 19 to June 17, 2005. READ MORE about FINE PRINTING IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: SELECTIONS FROM THE COLLECTION OF KENNETH AUCHINCLOSS
New York: The Typophiles, 1995. tall 8vo. stiff red paper wrappers, cord-tied. 23+(1) pages. Typophiles Monograph - New Series Number 13. The story of the printing of the Boswell papers owned by Lt. Colonel Ralph Heyward Isham by Bruce Rogers. Limited to 800 copies printed at The Stinehour Press with design by Abraham Brewster at the Oliphant Press. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION, THE PRINTING OF THE BOSWELL PAPERS
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing), n.d. but 2001. 8vo. cloth. vii, (i), 171, (11) pages. Reprint of the first edition printed in Vienna in 1913. (Besterman 5084). The original scope of this bibliography was to produce the definitive catalogue of Austrian printing during this period. Unfortunately, the war cut short the effort and only this volume, which meticulously describes 200 incunables from Trient, Vienna and Schrattenthal, was produced. The entries consist of detailed descriptions with extensive... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIE DER ÖSTERREICHISCHEN DRUCKE DES XV. UND XVI. JAHRDUNDERTS
Paris: Maisonneuve & LKarose, 1988. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 370, (4) pages. First edition. Articles on autograph collecting by the experts in the field. Hundreds of reproductions of autographs throughout the text. Sections on how to collect autographs, authenticating autographs, and the value of autographs in the marketplace (including an article by Kenneth Rendell). In French. READ MORE about LES AUTOGRAPHES
New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2005. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 78 pages. Books tell us many things beyond what their authors write in them. Single copies of books, for instance, often reveal their particular history, who owned them, who read them, who gave them as gifts, how they changed hands over the years. This catalogue of the Beinecke Library exhibition, A Book of Her Own, explores an unusual aspect of book history: all of the... READ MORE about A BOOK OF HER OWN: AN EXHIBITION OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS IN THE YALE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY...
New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1994. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 83 pages. Exhibition Catalogue of the many Greek manuscripts that were on display at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1994 and then later at the Grolier Club. The exhibition celebrated the five-hundredth anniversary of the Aldine Press, which was founded in 1494 by the famous Italian printer Aldus Manutius. Manutius wanted to promote the Greek culture in his printings as well as... READ MORE about LEARNING FROM THE GREEKS: AN EXHIBITION COMMEMORATING THE FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE...