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New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1990. 8vo. cloth-backed, patterned paper (in facsimile of an original Remondini pattern specially executed by Henry Morris), leather spine label. 55, (5) pages. Limited to 215 numbered copies, of whicht his copy is classified as "publisher's copy" (Berger B36). Set in Perpetua and printed letterpress on Johannot mould-made paper by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press. Italian block-printed papers were the start of the collection of decorated..... READ MORE about REMONDINI AND RIZZI, A CHAPTER IN ITALIAN DECORATED PAPER HISTORY
Price: $400.00 Order nr. 71189
3 volumes, complete.
San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1980-87. large square 8vo. paper wrapper. (vi),33,(5); (vi),34,(6); x,55,(3) pages. 3 volumes, complete. Keepsakes from the Book Club of California for the years 1980-1987. (Olmsted p.60.) Part I, edited by Muir Dawson and Carey S. Bliss, describes 30 books from the years 1833-1890. Part II, edited by Bruce L. Johnson and Robert D. Harlan, describes 23 books produced during the years 1890-1925. Part III, edited by Sandra Kirshenbaum and..... READ MORE about CALIFORNIA PRINTING, A SELECTED LIST OF BOOKS WHICH ARE SIGNIFICANT OR REPRESENTATIVE OF A...
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 49141
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 1985. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. xiv. 212 pages. Published in a Limited Edition of 500 copies for the Book Club of California. (Harlan no. 179). Prospectus loosely inserted. A fine copy. Biographical account of California's first and only Hispanic governor, the first Hispanic elected to the United States Congress, and the first to be named a diplomat. Pacheco is often called, "the most successful Spanish-speaking native son..... READ MORE about ROMUALDO PACHECO: A CALIFORNIO IN TWO ERAS
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 76091
N.P. (The Guilford Handcraft Center), 1999. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introduction by Maureen Squires, essays by Bridget Burke and Fred Osborne. Based on an exhibition and conference at the Guilford Handcraft Center on lettering and the book arts. Color plates and black and white illustrations. All illustrations with descriptive information. READ MORE about WRITING BEYOND WORDS
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 124610
(Bale: Les Editions Holbein), n.d. oblong small 4to. boards, paper cover label, dust jacket. 63 leaf facsimile followed by colophon page. An excellent slightly-enlarged facsimile reprint of one of the most important seventeenth century writing-books, with a descriptive blurb by Jan Tschichold. Little chipping along edges of jacket with some minor shelfwear to edges of the boards. Lower corners bumped. Originally published in Paris in 1647 by P. Drevet. Limited to 550 copies. From the..... READ MORE about LES ECRITURES FINANCIERE ET ITALIENNE-BASTARDE DANS LEUR NATUREL OUVRAGE COMPOSE DE QUANTITE...
Price: $170.00 Order nr. 28440
Dorchester, Dorset, England: Henry Long, 1935. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 21, (3) pages. Limited to 250 numbered copies, printed for Hardy's widow (Purdy 80). From Hardy's story "The Three Strangers" in Wessex Tales. With list of characters. Gift inscription on inside front wrapper. Wrappers foxed. READ MORE about THE THREE WAYFARERS
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 124530
N.P. Inky Parrot Press, 1983. 8vo. paper-covered boards, paper label on front cover, decorated endpapers. 3-36 pages. Limited to 225 numbered copies, including 35 with hand-colored illustrations, of which latter group this is one. Signed by author and illustrator on colophon. Two short stories of somewhat opposing tendency: Carrie (Bath Night) learns to repay generosity with generosity, while Suzie (Chained Tree) learns that even pediatric patients play games of deceit and domination. Twenty-five drawings, most..... READ MORE about BATH NIGHT; THE CHAINED TREE
Price: $37.50 Order nr. 53282
Headington, Oxford: Inky Parrot Press, 1984. small 4to. decorated paper-covered boards, decorated paper-covered slipcase. (ii), 32 pages. Limited to 360 copies, including 160 hardbound in slipcases, of which latter group this is one. Signed on colophon by author and illustrator. 15 poems associated with the Durham mining, or ex-mining, village of Langley, the place of residence of the author. With drawings and a linocut by Annie Newnham. The linocut illustration (a mining scene on dark..... READ MORE about BLACK GRATE POEMS
Price: $32.50 Order nr. 52560
San Francisco: Book Club of California, The, 1985. 4to. cloth. 114, (10) pages. Limited to 750 copies (Leaf Book - Chalmers 182). A fine copy. The 180th publication of the Club. Printed in black and red with tipped-in specimens of the press thus making this a leaf book. This printing contains additional bibliographical material not in the first edition. First enlarged edition, being a faithful reproduction of the original Allen Press bibliography, with additional descriptions..... READ MORE about THE ALLEN PRESS BIBLIOGRAPHY, A FACSIMILE WITH ORIGINAL LEAVES AND ADDITIONS TO DATE INCLUDING A...
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 14648
In the original Latin text with an English translation by Betty Radice.
Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1974. tall 8vo. quarter vellum with blue Roma paper sides with woodcut pattern in white, top edge gilt, slipcase. 55, (3) pages. In the original Latin text with an English translation by Betty Radice. Limited to 150 numbered copies. (Schmoller 190). Fine in a lightly unevenly faded slipcase. Printed on Pescia mould-made paper by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in yellow, red and black. Postscript by Giovanni Mardersteig translated into English..... READ MORE about A LETTER IN PRAISE OF VERONA (1489
Price: $475.00 Order nr. 24214
Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press, 1982. small 4to. 18 broadsides inserted in oblong 4to., paper slipcase. Limited to "about 500 copies." A beautifully printed series of typographic exercises done in different colors. READ MORE about PORTFOLIO THREE, A FURTHER DISPLAY OF RESETTINGS, SPECIMEN SETTINGS & DISPLAY SETTINGS...
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 18678
(Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England): The Rocket Press, 1981. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. (12) pages. Limited to 150 numbered copies. The first production by Jonathan Stephenson of The Rocket Press. Tipped-in portrait of the author,with a biographical sketch. READ MORE about THE ART OF PRINTING
Price: $50.00 Order nr. 124567
Illustrations by Rigby Graham.
Leicester: Twelve by Eight Press, 1965. 4to. creme-colored paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt. (vi), 19 pages. Illustrations by Rigby Graham. First edition, limited to "less than 400 copies" signed by John Mason of the press. A free translation of Father Imberdis's 17th century poem "Papyrus." Printed on handmade paper from the only remaining English handpaper mills; Millbourn at Tuckenhay, Wookey Hole, Hayle Mill and colored handmade paper produced by Mason at his Twelve by Eight..... READ MORE about THE PAPER MAKERS CRAFT
Price: $135.00 Order nr. 44832
A series of copper plates engraved in the line manner by Edward Wadsworth. And coloured by hand, with an Introduction and Brief Descriptions by Bernard Windeler.
London: Frederick Etchells & Hugh MacDonald, 1926. 4to. quarter cloth over paper covered boards, gilt on front board and spine, paper covered boards slipcase with printed paper cover label. xv, 79, (7) pages. A series of copper plates engraved in the line manner by Edward Wadsworth. And coloured by hand, with an Introduction and Brief Descriptions by Bernard Windeler. Limited to 450 numbered copies. Printed at the Curwen Press. Copper-plate engravings printed by A. Alexander..... READ MORE about SAILING-SHIPS AND BARGES OF THE WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND THE ADRIATIC SEAS
Price: $575.00 Order nr. 124172
Two Woodcuts by Neil Welliver.
Iowa City: Windhover Press, 1990. folio. original handmade paper wrappers with japanese style binding, paper spine label. Not paginated. Two Woodcuts by Neil Welliver. Limited to 225 numbered copies printed on Windhover paper (Berger 97), of which this is one of 199 numbered copies. Two Woodcuts by Neil Welliver. READ MORE about THE CONTINUOUS LIFE. EIGHTEEN POEMS
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 104211
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. large 8vo. cloth. (ii),ix,(iii),1030; (iv),1061-2188; (iv),655+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Burt Franklin reprint (their Bibliography and Reference series, no.47) of the original 1870 and 1877 works published by the South Kensington Museum in London. See Besterman 523 for the original. In the 1860's, the Kensington Museum decided to publish a kind of union catalogue of "books on art," based on library holdings in England and elsewhere. To be included were books..... READ MORE about UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON ART, VOL.I A-K / VOL.2 L-Z / VOL.III SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 51972
2 volumes bound in 1.
(Stors-Mansfield: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d. (but circa 1997). thick 8vo. cloth. xv,398; viii,399-782,(3) pages. 2 volumes bound in 1. Reprint of the 1936 - 1939 first edition. Descriptions of 5435 books containing illustrations, ornamentation, calligraphy, etc. Considered the most important bibliography of books on the decorative arts, this highly valuable reference book is now back in print. READ MORE about KATALOG DER ORNAMENTSTICHSAMMLUNG DER STAATLICHEN KUNSTBIBLIOTHEK BERLIN
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 52726
Los Angeles: William Dailey Rare Books Ltd., n.d. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 127 pages. First edition. A fine copy. A catalogue about the beautiful and innovative bindings of books displayed exhibited at the Grolier Club of 254 publisher's bookbindings, each described in detail and all illustrated in color. They represent the period from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the onset of the First World War. 'Publisher's bookbinding' refers to a binding designed..... READ MORE about THE ART OF PUBLISHERS' BOOKBINDINGS 1815-1915
Price: $100.00 Order nr. 58870
Mansfield: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d. (circa 1997). 8vo. cloth. xvi, 351 pages. Facsimile reprint of the 1923 edition. Limited to 250 copies. Preface by F. Grenfell Baker. The definitive bibliography of Burton with appendices on the Burton library, the "lives" of Burton, and the life of Albert Letchford. 24 illustrations. READ MORE about ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 52715
(London): British Museum Publications, (1990). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 240 pages. This study, the first devoted primarily to the non-commercial printmaking of the period, begins with the earliest abstract prints by artists such as edward Wadsworth and David Bomberg, ranged alongside others who brought on the vision of the desolation of the First World War. The text also discusses the monotypes and etchings of the 1940s and 1950s. With a contribution by Stephen Coppel. With..... READ MORE about AVANT-GARDE BRITISH PRINTMAKING 1914-1960
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 99348
Revised by Roger Lancelyn Green. Further revised by Denis Crutch.
Folkestone: Dawson's, 1979. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xix, 340 pages. Revised by Roger Lancelyn Green. Further revised by Denis Crutch. Revised from 1931 and 1962 editions. Includes a supplement of books and periodicals published from 1961 to 1979. Best bibliography to date. A fine copy. READ MORE about THE LEWIS CARROLL HANDBOOK
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 20559
Köln: Kunst- und Museumsbibliothek und Rheinisches Bildarchiv, 1988. 4to. paper-covered boards; second volume is stiff paper wrappers. 539; 152 pages. First edition. This is a catalog of the 1988 exhibition of children's book art held at the Joseph-Haubrich Kunsthalle in Köln. Includes 34 short essays on all aspects of children's book art, from incunable art to art of the Weimar Republic. All illustrations are reproduced in color. The second half of the book is taken..... READ MORE about DIE BILDERWELT IM KINDERBUCH
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 123945
Foreword by A. Edward Newton.
Storrs-Mansfield: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d. but 1996. 8vo. cloth. lx, 355 pages. Foreword by A. Edward Newton. Reprint of the 1933 first edition. Limited to 150 copies. Many illustrations and 816 books described. Arranged chronologically, each work is collated and annotated. Plates in black-and-white. READ MORE about EARLY AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS WITH BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BOOKS IN HIS PRIVATE...
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 53269
(Dublin, Ireland): Irish Academic Press, (1989). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxx, 301+(1) pages. First edition. Forewords by Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, John O'Reilly, Peyton Skipwith, and James White. Table of contents, list of illustrations, preface, acknowledgments, introduction. Two appendices, endnotes, bibliography, photographic credits, index. Frontispiece drawing of Clarke. 48 color plates and 190 black and white illustrations. Noted as the first substantial biography of Clarke and critical analysis of his works, fusing Celtic Revivalism with Arts and..... READ MORE about THE LIFE AND WORKS OF HARRY CLARKE
Price: $185.00 Order nr. 124021
Culham, Oxford: Colin & Charlotte Franklin, 1977. 4to. cloth. (viii), 73 pages. A bookseller's catalogue which is more a reference tool in studying the different processes of color printing than a sales catalogue. With a number of full color plates. READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF EARLY COLOUR PRINTING FROM CHIAROSCURO TO AQUATINT
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 25344
London: Faber & Faber, (1967). thick 8vo. cloth. 514 pages. Revised edition. "Virtually an encyclopedia of the hand-illuminated book." An historical account. Many illustrations including some in color. READ MORE about THE ILLUMINATED BOOK, ITS HISTORY AND PRODUCTION
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 53617
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1930. tall 8vo. brown cloth printed in black and red. xx, 184, (4) pages. First edition. Beautifully produced book with seven plates in color. Minor cover soiling. READ MORE about BLOCK-CUTTING AND PRINT-MAKING BY HAND FROM WOOD, LINOLEUM AND OTHER MEDIA
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 2157
Leicester: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., 1927. 8vo. cloth. xvi, 352 pages. Third edition. Revised from the 1909 first edition and 1912 second edition. "Being a full consideration of the nature and properties of zinc and aluminum for planographic printing by direct and offset rotary machines: together with the photographic methods of producing the printing plates." Name in ink on free endpaper. Well preserved copy. READ MORE about OFFSET PRINTING FROM STONE AND PLATES (PLANOGRAPHY OR METALOGRAPHY
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 34058
London: Sotheby & Co., 1956. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 63 pages. This is the illustrated version with four plates of this auction sale. Prices realized written in pencil. Spine ends frayed, else near fine. READ MORE about INCOMPARABLE COLLECTION OF KELMSCOTT, WILLIAM MORRIS FORMED BY SIR SYDNEY COCKERELL, LITT.D....
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 15659
5 volumes. A Record of the Periodicals of the World, from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day, in British Libraries. Edited for the Council of the British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals. 5 volumes.
London: Butterworths Scientific Publications, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1962. 4to. cloth. xxxi, 691; xxxi, 677; xxxi, 767; xxxi, 630; xxxv, 991+(1) pages. 5 volumes. A Record of the Periodicals of the World, from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day, in British Libraries. Edited for the Council of the British Union-Catalogue of Periodicals. 5 volumes. Frst edition. The standard reference. A bibliographic record of periodicals from the 17th century to time of publication in the..... READ MORE about BRITISH UNION-CATALOGUE OF PERIODICALS. With SUPPLEMENT TO 1960
Price: $90.00 Order nr. 123848
New York: New York Public Library, 1933. tall 8vo. cloth. xxxiii, 235 pages and 118 full-page plates. First edition thus, reprinted, with additions and corrections, from the Bulletin of the New York Public Library. With full bibliographical descriptions of these prints. An important reference book. Loosely inserted in this copy is Index to Illustrations in the Catalogue of the Stokes Collection of Ameircan Historical Views (14 pages). READ MORE about AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, EARLY VIEWS OF AMERICAN CITIES, ETC., FROM THE PHELPS STOKES AND...
Price: $85.00 Order nr. 123761
Eastbourne: Eastbourne Fine Art, 1975. large 8vo. cloth. (ii), 368, (2); 63+(1) pages. 2 volumes. Vol. I contains a thorough listing of twentieth century British artists with a brief description of mediums, place of study, and other special notes. Vol. II contains additional listings and a lengthy collection of black-and-white and color plates (392 items). READ MORE about DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARTISTS WORKING 1900-1950
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 99127
New York: The Pierpont Morgan Library, (1981). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxi, 197, (3) pages. First edition, the hardbound version. Filled with illustrations. Jacket spine slightly faded. READ MORE about P.G. WODEHOUSE, A CENTENARY CELEBRATION, 1881-1981
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 115516