Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2010. 8.5 x 11.5. hardcover, dust jacket. 322 pages. Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin. The text of Baldwin's diary is a virtual trip back in time, and this edition with its lively illustrations and helpful identification of the hundreds of people he meets along the way, takes the reader back into Massachusetts in the years between 1829 and 1835. Numerous illustrations and pictures expand the descriptions Baldwin gives readers... READ MORE about A PLACE IN MY CHRONICLE: A NEW EDITION OF THE DIARY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BALDWIN, 1829-1835
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Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin
(Newark): Broken Turtle Books, (2007). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 67 pages. First edition. "Bannowsky journeys from assembly-line dismemberment to redemption, from student agitator and autoworker to teacher, poet, and activist." READ MORE about AUTOPLANT, A POETIC MONOLOGUE. WITH AUTOPLANT POEMS
(Toronto, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, (2013). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Foreword by Anne Dondertman, introduction by Alison Matthews David, endnotes, bibliography. Color illustrations throughout. An exhibition of the graphic work of Geroge Barbier. READ MORE about ' CHEVALIER DU BRACELET': GEORGE BARBIER AND HIS ILLUSTRATED WORKS
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2000. 10.6 x 13.75 inches. cloth, regular and oblong quarto, in custom slipcase. 141 pp. (text); 231 pp. (facsimile). 231 color plates. 2 VOLUMES. This work unites the Rothschild Alunno, now in the Cotsen Children's Library, with Alunno's remaining work from four European collections and reconstructs the original appearance of the cartoni by the preeminent 15th century Italian writing master. The cartoni are presented in full color facsimile, with a.... READ MORE about THE GLORY OF THE ART OF WRITING: THE CALLIGRAPHIC WORK OF FRANCESCO ALUNNO OF FERRARA
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. This long-awaited biography brings to life the remarkable printer, politician and sage, Everett Johnson. Inspired by the work of Elbert Hubbard's Roycrofters, Johnson established the indomitable Press of Kells in Newark, Delaware. The fortress-like stone building that became home to the "Newark Post" still stands, and as of 1999, this lively paper celebrates its 90th year. For the next generation, through his... READ MORE about PRESS, POLITICS & PERSEVERANCE, EVERETT C. JOHNSON AND THE PRESS OF KELLS
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2013. 8.5 x 10 inches. paperback. 128 pages. À la Mode Française: La Lithographie aux Estats-Unis, 1820-1860 from the American Antiquarian Society features five essays from Georgia B. Barnhill, Lauren B. Hewes, Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, and Helena E. Wright that explore several topics of interest to scholars of American print publishing. Together, the essays examine the impact of French lithographic practice on the American lithographic industry and American visual... READ MORE about À LA MODE FRANÇAISE: LA LITHOGRAPHIE AUX ESTATS-UNIS, 1820-1860
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 174 pages. These articles focus on the first available studies on James Turner (1722-59), silversmith-engraver by Martha Fales; William Bentley's bequest of an exceptional collection of portraits by Stefanie Winkelbauer; American 18th-century portrait prints by Wendy Reaves; the publishing of illustrations in the Society's first substantial publication in 1820 by Marcus McCorison; New England's political cartoons from 1812-61 by Georgia Barnhill; the maps... READ MORE about PRINTS OF NEW ENGLAND
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2006. 6 x 9 inches. cloth. 256 pages. First edition. John Russell Bartlett, a major American bibliographer and artist of the Southwest, had a remarkably multi-faceted career. He was for a time a bookseller, Chief of the United States Boundary Commission that established the border with Mexico following the Mexican-American War, Secretary of State of Rhode Island for 17 years, and, for many years, John Carter Browns personal librarian... READ MORE about AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT, 1805-1886
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because... READ MORE about TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing Co., n.d., but 2002). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. (ii), 86-127. A facsimile of the original bibliography published in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Volume 26, No.1, January, 1922 (Besterman 686). Descriptions of more than 900 books, pamphlets, periodicals, photographs and other material collected by Albert G. Spalding and given to the library by Mrs. Spalding after his death. A. G. Spalding (1850-1915) was the premier pitcher... READ MORE about THE SPALDING BASEBALL COLLECTION
Wilmington, DE: Delaware Art Museum, 2010. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, marbled label on front cover. (16) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies. This copy out of series. Statement by Director Danielle Rice, note on Baskin by donor Alfred Appel, Jr. An exhibition catalogue printed at Lead Graffiti, Newark, Delaware, for the Delaware Art Museum to celebrate the donation of about 50 works by Baskin to the museum. Illustrations. READ MORE about LEONARD BASKIN: ART FROM THE GIFT OF ALFRED APPEL, JR
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 240 pages. Reprint of the first edition. Back in print! As a schoolboy, H.E. Bates (1905-74) decided to devote his life to writing and at the age of twenty-one published his first novel. Thereafter he wrote steadily: short stories, novels and journal articles on gardening and country matters. His collections of essays were illustrated by leading contemporary wood... READ MORE about H.E. BATES: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL STUDY
York: Stone Trough Books, 2011. 5.25 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 118 pages. First edition. For over thirty-five years bookseller David Batterham has been going on book buying trips abroad and describing his journeys in letters written to artist Howard Hodgkin. This book contains the letters he wrote that reveal his traveling adventures and his buying interest and history. The visitable bookseller, a fast disappearing breed, is immortalized in this text. Lighthearted, entertaining, and charming, this... READ MORE about AMONG BOOKSELLERS: TALES TOLD IN LETTERS TO HOWARD HODGKIN
New York: The Typophiles, 1997. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cord-tied. (ii), 18, (4) pages. Typophile Monograph New Series - Number 14. Limited to 500 copies designed, printed and bound by Dan Carr & Julia Ferrari at Golgonooza Letter Foundry & Press. Preface by Theo Rehak. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE about FROM MECHANICAL TO CYBERNETIC EXERCISES
Wilmington, DE: Cedar Tree Books, 2010. 8vo. paper wrappers. 105 pages. America's Pastime in the First State is a photographic essay of Delaware's Little League baseball teams and the fields on which they play. Author Paul Bauernschmidt, who himself was a Little League ballplayer in his youth, toured all three counties of Delaware during the spring and summer of 2008. From New Castle County, through Kent and onto Sussex he has collected views of every... READ MORE about AMERICA'S PASTIME IN THE FIRST STATE: LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL IN DELAWARE
(Wilmington: Cedar Tree Books, 2007). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 149+(1) pages. First edition. Illustrated in black and white. READ MORE about A HISTORY OF DELAWARE'S PARKS AND GARDENS IN PHOTOGRAPHS OLD AND NEW
San Francisco: International Wizard of Oz Club, 2002. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. paperback. 146 pages. Reprint of the revised and enlarged second edition from the original published in 1976. Bibliographia Oziana by Douglas G. Greene and Peter E. Hanff serves as the standard reference work that sorts out the extremely complex printing history of each of the original forty Oz books by L. Frank Baum and his six successors. In addition, it includes full descriptions... READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIA OZIANA, A CONCISE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CHECKLIST OF THE OZ BOOKS BY L. FRANK BAUM AND...
(Charlestown, SC): Arcadia Publishing, (2014). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 127+(1) pages. First edition. Part of the Images of America Series issued by this publisher. Some text and many reproductions of images from photographs and postcards. "Along Delawares Old Post Road: From Claymont to Iron Hill snakes through the Colonial towns of Claymont, Wilmington, Newport, Stanton, Christiana, and the Pencader Hundred portion of northern Delaware. This 13-mile route has different names, from Philadelphia Pike to Maryland... READ MORE about ALONG DELAWARE'S OLD POST ROAD, FROM CLAYMONT TO IRON HILL
Dover: (Delaware State Portrait Commission), 1950. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (4) pages. Biography sketches of both Bayard and the artist, Burdette. READ MORE about PRESENTATION OF THE PORTRAIT OF HON. THOMAS F. BAYARD BY HATTIE E. BURDETTE
Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Well printed by the Stinehour Press. A new Beardsley reference book which "resolves longstanding ambiguities, corrects oft-repeated errors, and provides a wealth of new information." 224 items described in detail and well indexed. Includes a section on Beardsley forgeries. READ MORE about A SELECTIVE CHECKLIST OF THE PUBLISHED WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2001). 8vo. cloth. xxii, 127+(1) pages. Reprint of the first edition which was limited to 500 copies and was published in London and New York in 1930. (Besterman 702). This extremely detailed and thorough bibliography was written in conjunction with John Hodgkin. Beckford, a strange and erratic dilettante who never truly realized his potential, is chiefly remembered for the Gothic romance, Vathek. READ MORE about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM BECKFORD OF FONTHILL
London: The Beckford Soceity, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 414 pages. First edition. William Beckford (1760-1844) is remembered as the author of Vathek and the creator of one of the most significant buildings of the Gothic Revival, Fonthill Abbey. He was a man of many facets: art collector, bibliophile, traveller, builder, and landscape gardener. Sensing his destiny, just before his coming of age celebrations, Beckford wrote, "I fear I shall never be... READ MORE about WILLIAM BECKFORD: A BIBLIOGRAPHY
with Cataloguing Records for Selected Titles prepared by Burton Van Edwards.
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2004. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xxvi, 184, (3) pages. with Cataloguing Records for Selected Titles prepared by Burton Van Edwards. First edition. Based on an exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library in 1998-99, this richly illustrated work presents the full range of New World animals as recorded by early naturalists. The book deals with North American, Caribbean, and Latin American species as presented in various narrative contexts, and... READ MORE about ANIMALS & AUTHORS IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAS, A HEMPISPHERIC LOOK AT THE WRITING OF...
with Cataloguing Records for Selected Titles prepared by Burton Van Edwards.
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2004. 4to. cloth. xxvi, 184, (3) pages. with Cataloguing Records for Selected Titles prepared by Burton Van Edwards. First edition. Based on an exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library in 1998-99, this richly illustrated work presents the full range of New World animals as recorded by early naturalists. The book deals with North American, Caribbean, and Latin American species as presented in various narrative contexts, and comments on... READ MORE about ANIMALS & AUTHORS IN THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAS, A HEMPISPHERIC LOOK AT THE WRITING OF...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 8vo. cloth. 176 pages. This series of scholarly essays focuses on the book as it helped felicitate commerce and culture over the last five centuries. Leading scholars explore the unique relationships that have existed for centuries between economics and literary culture. Co-published with St. Paul's Bibliographies, Ltd. READ MORE about ACROSS BOUNDARIES: THE BOOK IN CULTURE AND COMMERCE