After the German Version of Goethe, With Six Illustrations From the Designs of Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Twelve India Proof Engravings by Joseph Wolf.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. 4to. quarter leather over cloth boards. 342 pages. After the German Version of Goethe, With Six Illustrations From the Designs of Wilhelm von Kaulbach and Twelve India Proof Engravings by Joseph Wolf. Limited to 400 numbered copies signed by the publisher. Spine age darkened with some wear at the head and tail. Shaken. Front hinge starting. The textblock square, tight, and exceptionally clean, albeit with faint offsetting of illustrations to tissue..... READ MORE about REYNARD THE FOX
Paris: Maurice Darantiere, 1932. 4to. paper wrappers. xxvii, 268 pages. First edition. Light wear to tail of spine, else a fine copy. Paper from Holland Van Gelder. A very scarce publication, especially considering pre-World War 2 Europe. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about DE L'IMITATION DE JESUS CHRIST
Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1860-1865. thick 8vo. half leather, top edges gilt. variously paginated. Six volumes. First printings of the fifth and best edition of the main work. All the volumes have been rebacked with the original spine over later cloth. The front free endpaper, first blank, and half-title page are loose, yet present, of volume one. Volume five has a cracked hinge along top edge. Rubbing to all the bindings. Chipping to edges of..... READ MORE about MANUEL DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES
Boston, MA: Dana Estes & Company, n.d. (c. 1900). 8vo. Finely bound in half contemporary morocco over marbled covered boards, gilt on spines, five raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies. This scarce edition is complete with 174 plates, each with a protective tissue guard. Spines are bright, evidence of not being exposed to the sun. Scattered chipping to the heads of the spines of about half of..... READ MORE about THE WARWICK EDITION OF BULWER'S NOVELS
IJkema: 's-Gravenhage, 1875. 4to. original printed boards, paper spine. (2), 192 pages. First and only edition. Front board detached yet present. Spine worn with loss. Minor fading to top edge of front board. Some soiling to edges of front and rear boards. Bookseller's ticket on front pastedown. Some signatures are starting to come loose. Interior is very clean. With 24 fine chromolithographed plates, adapted after Gustave Doré by an unidentified dutch draughtsman, original bible-text occasionally..... READ MORE about BEELDEN UIT DE HEILIGE SCHRIFT. CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIEËN NAAR GUSTAVE DORÉ BEWERKT VOLGENS DE...
With an introduction by John Bigelow and notes on the portraits.
Chicago, IL: Duodecimos, The, 1894. small 8vo. Creme boards with gilt lettering on front and spine. 106 pages, plus facsimiles. With an introduction by John Bigelow and notes on the portraits. First edition limited to 144 numbered copies, of which this is one of 132 copies on hand-made paper. Front hinge cracked along spine. Boards soiled. Internally fine. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. The first publication printed by The Duodecimos publishing house. Signed Frontispiece..... READ MORE about Facsimile of Poor Richard's Almanack for 1733
(New Rochelle: Elston Press, 1901). folio. cloth spine, paper boards, paper label on spine. (iii), 54, (2) pages. Limited to and edition of 210 copies printed in red and black on English Kelmscott handmade paper watermarked with " Hammer and Anvil" device using Satanick type. ( Johnson, 5). Uneven age-darkening to front and rear boards. Lower edge showing some moisture staining. Wear to spine ends, as well as the front and rear hinges. Rear board..... READ MORE about THE VISION OF WILLIAM CONCERNING PIERS, THE PLOWMAN
Twenty one volumes.
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, (1928). small 4to. cloth. Twenty one volumes. Reprint of the first edition. Ex-library set with markings. Some rubbing to the spines of all of the volumes. Else solid and clean. A monumental work financed by the American Council of Learned Societies. It remains the definitive work on American biography to date. contains a selection of biographies of noteworthy persons whom were deceased at the time of publication, and had resided..... READ MORE about DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY
Part I. containing I. A Concise History of the Art from its invention to the present time; with the several Charters granted to the Company of Stationers. II. Specimens of Printing Types of all Sizes, and various Languages, Music Types, Flowers and Ornaments. Part II. treating of I. The necessary Materials made use of in a Printing Office... of points, quadrate, spaces, rules, braces, quotations, flowers, &c. &c. II. Of printing presses, their construction and use particulars described, with a drawing of a press, and of its several parts, cut in Wood. III. Of wetting paper, knocking up balls, pulling, printing different colours, and other necessary rules and directions for the pressman. IV. Of the compositor's business,... with a great variety of examples and useful tables. V. Of correctors and correcting... VI. Of casting off copy. VII. Alphabets and characters of various languages and sciences. VIII. Of the business requisite to be done in the warehouse, and the duty of the warehouseman. IX. An explanation of technical terms used in printing. The whole forming a more intelligible and complete introduction to the art of printing than has been hitherto attempted, and containing a great variety of instructions and examples that are not to be found in any other performance.
London: J. Johnson, 1771. 8vo. modern full calf, five raised bands, title in gilt on a red leather spine label in the second compartment. Frontispiece; (xii), 502, (4) pages. Part I. containing I. A Concise History of the Art from its invention to the present time; with the several Charters granted to the Company of Stationers. II. Specimens of Printing Types of all Sizes, and various Languages, Music Types, Flowers and Ornaments. Part II. treating.....READ MORE about THE HISTORY AND ART OF PRINTING. IN TWO PARTS
London: Penny Magazine, printed by William Clowes, 1833. tall 8vo. paper wrappers. variously paginated. Contains the four monthly supplements of the Penny Magazine describing the Commerical History of the Penny Magazine. Light foxing throughout, else a fine collection of the four parts concerning printing history. The issues these were taken from were No. 96 (August 31-September 30, 1833), No. 101 (September 30-October 31, 1833), No. 107 (October 31-November 30, 1833), and No. 112 (November 30-December..... READ MORE about MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT OF THE PENNY MAGAZINE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE....
Clearly explaining the whole art, and accidents that may happen in printing, with the different methods of avoiding them. Third Edition Corrected. To which is added, (now for the first time printed) Selections from the Work of M. Brégeaut; forming a Sequel to the Manual, and bringing down the improvements in the art to the present time. Translated from the French by C. Hullmandel ... .
London: Longman, 1832. 8vo. recent red buckram, red leather spine, gilt on spine. xix, 117 pages and with 2 double-page lithographed plates. Clearly explaining the whole art, and accidents that may happen in printing, with the different methods of avoiding them. Third Edition Corrected. To which is added, (now for the first time printed) Selections from the Work of M. Brégeaut; forming a Sequel to the Manual, and bringing down the improvements in the art.....READ MORE about A MANUAL OF LITHOGRAPHY
Cleveland: The World Publishing, 1956. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 221 pages. First U.S. edition. Prospectus and original shipping label loosely inserted. Wrapper chipped along bottom edge with minor loss. Overall a very good copy. "...B.W. at her best, causing us to discover our typographic world anew, talking - in a delightfully informal manner..." From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about THE CRYSTAL GOBLET, SIXTEEN ESSAYS ON TYPOGRAPHY
London: Cassell and Co., (1947). 8vo. cloth. x, 178 pages. First edition. Spine faded, covers lightly soiled. A study of the ownership of all British newspapers largely brought about by the question of Jewish influence in the British press around the time of the war. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about BRITISH NEWSPAPERS AND THEIR CONTROLLERS
With Comments on the Invention of Typography, The First Types, Legibility and Fine Printing.
Berkeley: University of California Press, (1977). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xix, 170, (2) pages. With Comments on the Invention of Typography, The First Types, Legibility and Fine Printing. Reprint of the 1940 edition. Illustrated. A fine copy. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about TYPOLOGIA, STUDIES IN TYPE DESIGN & TYPE MAKING
New York: The Typophiles, 1957. 8vo. self paper wrappers. 4 pages. Eulogy to Dwiggins printed by The Black Vine Press of San Francisco. A fine copy. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about WAD, 1880-1956
New York: D. Van Nostrand Co., 1947. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 160 pages. First edition. "A detailed, comprehensive handbook on the many varied applications of all the phases of typography." Well preserved copy in lightly chipped dust jacket. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about TYPE FOR BOOKS AND ADVERTISING
New York: Gramercy Publishers, (1943). 8vo. cloth. x, 858 pages. Reprint of the 1941 first edition. Lengthy annotations accompany each of the 8000 authors listed. Excellent one volume reference book. Covers lightly soiled, else near fine. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about AMERICAN AUTHORS AND BOOKS 1640 TO THE PRESENT DAY
Bethesda: The Quill & Brush Press, 1978. small 8vo. paper wrappers. (vi), 88 pages. Second edition, revised and corrected. Gives issue points and approximate value. Some chipping to spine. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.READ MORE about THE BOOK OF FIRST BOOKS