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
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Translated by William A. Pettas.
Berkeley, CA: Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. iii, 209 pages. Translated by William A. Pettas. First U.S. edition. Originally published in Italian as LA BIBLIOGRAFIA, STORIA DI UNA TRADIZIONE IN 1984. Explains the circumstances and objectives behind the evolution of bibliographies. Includes chapters on books and book distribution in the Middle Ages, the introduction of printing, seventeenth century libraries, and the bibliography of librarians and historians in the nineteenth century. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHY, HISTORY OF TRADITION
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
New York: The Grolier Club, 1970. 6.75 x 10.5 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 424 pages. This book is a collection of essays by eminent scholars regarding the study of eighteenth-century literature. The essays are in tribute to former Grolier Club President, Donald F. Hyde. Hyde was very active in the Club and after becoming President in 1961, he began revitalizing the library and rehabilitating the clubhouse. He also proposed and organized the Iter Italicum, a legendary... READ MORE about EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES: IN HONOR OF DONALD F. HYDE
London and New Castle: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 1999. large 8vo. hardcover, dust jacket. 384 pages. Forty years before the turn of the 18th century, a small, prestigious bookplate workshop was established, the likes of which were never to be seen again after its employment of one man: Thomas Bewick. To this day, the works of the bookplate shop of Beilby & Bewick are highly collectible and valued in the antiques world... READ MORE about BOOKPLATES BY BEILBY & BEWICK, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 556 pages. "A truly remarkable achievement. ... There is no student of Boswell or Johnson who will not take pleasure and heart in this large and impressive book." - Robert DeMaria, Jr., Johnsonian News Letter, March 2017 "The book is more than a bibliography... it is an example of how to reconstruct a disbursed or lost library or collection from extant... READ MORE about BOSWELL'S BOOKS: FOUR GENERATIONS OF COLLECTING AND COLLECTORS
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 556 pages. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK "A truly remarkable achievement. ... There is no student of Boswell or Johnson who will not take pleasure and heart in this large and impressive book." - Robert DeMaria, Jr., Johnsonian News Letter, March 2017 "The book is more than a bibliography... it is an example of how to... READ MORE about BOSWELL'S BOOKS: FOUR GENERATIONS OF COLLECTING AND COLLECTORS
With an Epilogue by J. Carter Brown
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2005. 6 x 9 inches. cloth. 368 pages. With an Epilogue by J. Carter Brown. First edition. A meticulously prepared edition of a travel journal kept by John Carter Brown (1797-1874) when he was in Europe for eighteen months as a young man. On this grand tour, Brown, who twenty years later founded the John Carter Brown Library, visited England, Scotland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and above all, Italy... READ MORE about THE YOUNG JOHN CARTER BROWN IN EUROPE: TRAVEL DIARIES, 1823-1824
Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2013). tall 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. 232 pages. Eighth US Edition With Corrections, Additions and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Eighth edition, completely revised and re-set, with additional information and an Introduction by Nicolas Barker. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is the book for you! John Carter's ABC for Book Collectors has long been established as the most enjoyable... READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 5 x 8 inches. Cloth, dust jacket. 264 pages. "Not to be missed, both because it is a beautiful material object but also because it holds important new information. The ninth edition of ABC for Book Collectors is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of images: some beautiful full-color photographs, others clearly labeled black-and-white reference drawings. I know I will be turning to this reference work for years to... READ MORE about ABC FOR BOOK COLLECTORS 9TH ED
Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle
Chicago: The Caxton Club, 2011. 8 x 11 inches. Hardcover. 214 pages. Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. The idea for Other People's Books was conceived in 2007 when Steve Tomashefsky, then President of the Caxton Club, actively supported a project to create a collection of essays revealing the stories behind association copies. Even earlier, Caxton Club members recognized the importance of provenance during its exhibition of "books interesting through their associations," in 1896. This enthusiasm... READ MORE about OTHER PEOPLE'S BOOKS: ASSOCIATION COPIES AND THE STORIES THEY TELL
Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1995. 8vo. gray cloth over boards with white stamping and paper label with slipcase. 224 pages. The Caxton Club was founded in Chicago in January 1895 by fifteen bibliophiles. Its objective was the "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books" and "the occasional publishing of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage these arts." One century later, the Club remains dedicated to this objective. It... READ MORE about THE CAXTON CLUB 1895-1995, CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF THE BOOK IN CHICAGO
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2012. 6 x 9.25 inches. paperback. 496 pages. Australia's greatest book collector, David Scott Mitchell, gave his extraordinary library and a bequest for its development to the people of Sydney and the world. Book Life: The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell, by Eileen Chanin, is the first comprehensive account of his life and collecting, told through books, readings, and contemporary correspondence. Mitchell was a man of astoundingly... READ MORE about BOOK LIFE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DAVID SCOTT MITCHELL
Hartford, Conn: Trinity College Press, 1966. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. xii, 177 pages. David Watkinson's Library narrates the founding and history of the David Watkinson Library from 1866 to 1966. When David Watkinson died in 1857, the major provisions for the establishment of the library were contained in his will. Watkinson had determined one hundred thousand dollars would be invested and managed by the board of trustees to establish connections with the Connecticut Historical... READ MORE about DAVID WATKINSON'S LIBRARY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS IN HARTFORD CONNECTICUT, 1866-1966
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books from the John Carter Brown Library
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 2008. 8 x 11 inches. cloth. 86 pages. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books from the John Carter Brown Library. Curated by Susan Danforth, the exhibition that formed the basis for this catalogue demonstrated how the urge to collect, preserve, and ultimately share books can, however subtly, affect the physical character of the book itself. With a focus on acquisitions made in the nineteenth century - including several... READ MORE about A. MATTER OF TASTE: DISCRIMINATION IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOOK COLLECTING
With an introduction by Renato Rabaiotti.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1989. 6.5 x 9 inches. quarter leather with acetate dust jacket, slipcase. 79, (3) pages. With an introduction by Renato Rabaiotti. First edition, limited to 250 copies. Printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona on Magnani mould-made paper. A hitherto unpublished notebook reproduced in facsimile and accompanied by corresponding readings from the 1824 first edition of the Library Companion. It contains Dibdin's comments on books, manuscripts and... READ MORE about HORAE BIBLIOGRAPHICAE CANTABRIGIENSES: A FACSIMILE OF DIBDIN'S CAMBRIDGE NOTEBOOK 1823 WITH...
New York: The Grolier Club, 2002. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 320 pages. Mary Hyde Eccles showcases the writings of a notable American female collector, scholar, and author. As an active member of the Grolier Club, Mary Eccles represented the best the Club had to offer. Eccles was an exhibition curator, a contributor to the Gazette, and a generous donor to the Club. This book presents a selection of Eccles writings, both published and unpublished... READ MORE about MARY HYDE ECCLES: A MISCELLANY OF HER ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES
A Bibliophilic Tour of Paris & Alsace & Geneva
New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Bibliophilic Tour of Paris & Alsace & Geneva. This book contains thirty essays, about two hundred color photographs, and two poems, all by the travelers on the Grolier Club's Iter Gallico-Helveticum, a seven-day journey through France and Switzerland in 2012. This "Iter" was the latest in a long line of European excursions by the Grolier Club, the first of which occurred... READ MORE about THE GROLIER CLUB ITER GALLICO-HELVETICUM
A Bibliophilic Tour of Paris & Alsace & Geneva
New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Bibliophilic Tour of Paris & Alsace & Geneva. One of 26 lettered copies bound in leather by Don Etherington. This book contains thirty essays, about two hundred color photographs, and two poems, all by the travelers on the Grolier Club's Iter Gallico-Helveticum, a seven-day journey through France and Switzerland in 2012. This "Iter" was the latest in a long line of... READ MORE about THE GROLIER CLUB ITER GALLICO-HELVETICUM
New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 154 pages. At the end of May in 1997, various Grolier Club members visited Ireland. During the trip, the members presented some of fine Grolier Club publications to leading Irish cultural institutions and left some titles including Grolier 100 and One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine to be housed in the National Library of Ireland, Trinity College Library, Marsh's Library, and Saint Patrick's College... READ MORE about THE GROLIER CLUB ITER HIBERNICUM
New York: The Grolier Club, 2017. 6 x 9 inches. Cloth. xiii, , 216,  pages. Numerous color photos contributed by the participants. Published in connection with the Club's second major bibliophilic tour of Ireland, May 16-24, 2016. Designed by Mark Argetsinger. READ MORE about ITER HIBERNICUM REDUX
New York: The Grolier Club, 2001. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 24 pages. This catalogue contains the text of the lecture delivered by Max Egremont on the life and bibliophilic activities of English poet and book collector Siegfried Sassoon. The lecture was held at the Grolier Club in 2001 as part of the Robert L. Nikirk Lectures, New Series, Number 2. The catalogue was designed by Jerry Kelly. READ MORE about SIEGFRIED SASSOON: A POET AND HIS LIBRARY, THE ROBERT L. NIKIRK LECTURE 2001
With "Children's Books in Bygone Baltimore" An essay and a catalogue by Linda F. Lapides
Baltimore: The Baltimore Bibliophiles, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover. 176 pages. With "Children's Books in Bygone Baltimore" An essay and a catalogue by Linda F. Lapides. With this volume the Baltimore Bibliophiles celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their founding, demonstrating the flourishing of bibliophily in Baltimore and the vigor of the organization. Included in the book are an account and a catalogue of early children's books in Baltimore by Linda F. Lapides. A separate... READ MORE about THE BALTIMORE BIBLIOPHILES AT FIFTY, 1954-2004
New York: The Grolier Club, 2011. 8 x 11 inches. paperback. 100 pages. One hundred books focusing on the anatomy and surgery of the brain, as it evolved up until 1600, are presented in this catalogue. The books included in the exhibition are fundamental works on surgery and anatomy, from which the present scientific field has developed. From the early sixteenth century onward, there were many books devoted to the brain, head injuries, and the... READ MORE about PRINTING AND THE BRAIN OF MAN: THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY BRAIN
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2003. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. x, 228 pages. First edition, third printing with corrections. An excellent study of writing and writing materials for the penman, collector, and document detective. The author traces the development of writing and writing materials from the ancient cuneiform tablet to today's historical documents. This work is essential for all calligraphers, archivists, literary historians and document examiners. Over one hundred illustrations. READ MORE about PEN, INK, & EVIDENCE: A STUDY OF WRITING AND WRITING MATERIALS FOR THE PENMAN, COLLECTOR, AND...