London: The Bibliographical Society, 1991. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. iv, 87 pages. Occasional Papers No.6. A handlist of this collection, with dates and a short description of the contents of each entry. Combined author/subject index. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about HANDLIST OF LIBRARY CATALOGUES AND LISTS OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY...
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Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 190 pages. Second edition, revised. Edited by Nancy H. Burkett and John B. Hench and a foreword by Jill Ker Conway. Illustrated. READ MORE about UNDER ITS GENEROUS DOME, THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. 6.75 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 454 pages. Revised Edition. Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer and leading publisher of the new nation, the American Antiquarian Society reflects his vision for the printed record of America's history-its preservation and its interpretation. Over two centuries, beginning with Thomas's gift of his own extensive library of books and newspapers, this learned society has become... READ MORE about THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, 1812-2012: A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY
Washington D.C. Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2002. 8vo. cloth , dust jacket. 298 pages. This historic and important work is based on a series of papers presented at the 1998 International Federation of Library Associations conference in Paris. The work contains 26 essays focusing on the effects the Cold War had on Western and Communist libraries, publishers, cultural diplomacy, political censorship and the freedom to read. As a whole, this well-written work... READ MORE about BOOKS, LIBRARIES, READING & PUBLISHING IN THE COLD WAR
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
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
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
Edited by Milton M. Klein, Richard D. Brown, John B. Hench.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 165 pages. Edited by Milton M. Klein, Richard D. Brown, John B. Hench. Essays by Isaac Kramnick, Robert E. Shalhope, Lance Banning, Peter S. Onuf, Cathy Matson, and Gordon S. Wood. With a biographical sketch of this historian. READ MORE about REPUBLICAN SYNTHESIS REVISITED
Buffalo: Privately printed, 1981. 8vo. cloth. xiv, 193, (2) pages. First edition, one of 500 copies. This is an incredible bibliography listing fictional works in which the British Museum is mentioned. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author with an index by title. Each book is accompanied by a short statement or quote from the book as to its reference to the British Museum. Printed at The Anthoensen Press. READ MORE about THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN FICTION; A CHECKLIST
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1972. 8vo. cloth. Averages 250 pages per volume. 8 volumes. Reprint of the actual reports with essays by Lawrence C. Wroth, a preface by Thomas R. Adams and an index by Dorothy G. Watts. Excellent reference set for those interested in the study of Americana because of the articles printed and the collations of books acquired by the library that are given. The index makes the set quite usable... READ MORE about JOHN CARTER BROWN LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORTS
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2013. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. paperback. 28 pages. Catalogue of an exhibition of the same name, which ran from from January 18-March 30, 2013. The exhibition presents 13 artists' works that challenge typical conceptions of the library's place in contemporary society, presenting it as an agent of social change. The catalogue provides a brief but informative description of each work in the exhibition. Illustrated in color throughout. READ MORE about BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A STACK?
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
Abridged by Christian Gottlieb.
Odense, Denmark: Odense Universitetsforlag, 1997. 6.5 x 9.75 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 336 pages. Abridged by Christian Gottlieb. First edition. This library is the historical book collection of the Royal House of Denmark for the last 300 years. Founded in the mid-18th century, the Library has been in the possession of the reigning monarch, passed on from king to king for generations, and has been, thus far, little known to the public. Only during the... READ MORE about HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN'S REFERENCE LIBRARY, 1746-1996
Austin, TX: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991. 7.25 x 10.25 inches. hardcover. xix, 159 pages. First edition. With an introduction by Larry McMurtry. Describes the history and impact of various forged Texas documents. Mr. Taylor, who was instrumental in uncovering the forgeries, includes his own evidence, which made him suspect forgery. The forged and original documents are described in detail. The text includes an up-to-date census of each document as well as plates that illustrate differences... READ MORE about TEXFAKE, AN ACCOUNT OF THE THEFT AND FORGERY OF EARLY TEXAS PRINTED DOCUMENTS
BSA Occastional Publications, No.1
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 2007. 8.5 x 11 inches. paperback. 212 pages. BSA Occastional Publications, No.1. Reformation pamphlets (or "Flugschriften") were among the first rare book acquisitions of American libraries. Gatch traces the remarkable history of the Leander van Ess collection purchased by the Union Theological Seminary in 1838, the first and largest collection of these religious tracts to arrive in America. He notes how they were originally obtained by van Ess... READ MORE about THE LIBRARY OF LEANDER VAN ESS AND THE EARLIEST AMERICAN COLLECTIONS OF REFORMATION PAMPHLETS
New York: The Grolier Club, 1999. 8.5 x 11 inches. paperback. 270 pages. The Grolier Club and the Herzog August Bibliotheck of Northern Germany share similar traditions and goals. Both institutions are committed to preserving the dignity of the rare book and the art of printing, and both contain valuable collections of manuscripts, incunables, and fine books. After the Grolier Club published Herzog August Bibliotheck: Ein kulturelles Gedächtnis mit Profil-Forschungs- und Studeitnstätte-Independent Research Library and... READ MORE about A TREASURE HOUSE OF BOOKS: THE LIBRARY OF DUKE AUGUST OF BRUNSWICK-WOLFENBUTTEL
Worcester, MA: American Antiquarian Society, 2004. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 408 pages. Portraits in the Collection of the American Antiquarian Society grew out of a project initiated by Georgia B. Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at the American Antiquarian Society, to update the documentation of the Society's portrait collection reflecting its growth since 1946. The collection is an eclectic one that represents many aspects of the history of the Society: the interests... READ MORE about PORTRAITS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
New York: The Grolier Club, 2003. 5.5 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 96 pages. On May 30, 2001, thirty-seven members of the Grolier Club visited many of the greatest private and institutional collections of Scotland and England, viewing fine bindings, Gutenberg Bibles, rare atlases and herbals, unusual political tracts, and more. This book is an itinerary of the trip, consisting of pieces written by the participants on each day's bookish activities, lessons, and entertainment... READ MORE about THE GROLIER CLUB ITER BRITANNICUM
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1991. 8vo. printed paper over boards. x, 181 pages. First edition. This is the sixth volume in the well-established and highly acclaimed series, which covers the history of libraries, librarianship and book collecting in Great Britain and Ireland from the earliest times to the present day. The entries are arranged under five main headings: Librarians, Librarianship, Libraries (with ten sub-headings such as National, Private, Public, Special, etc.), Reading and Study of... READ MORE about BRITISH LIBRARY HISTORY: BIBLIOGRAPHY 1985-1988
with the assistance of Meredith Sherlock
(Melbourne). Centre for the Book, Monash University, 2007. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 283 pages. with the assistance of Meredith Sherlock. Ian Willison, whose professional life was spent in the British Museum Library, later the British Library, has played a leading part in the development of book-history studies in the English-speaking world. In the two decades since his retirement from a post that gave him administrative and intellectual oversight of the library's rare-book... READ MORE about THE COMMONWEALTH OF BOOKS: ESSAYS AND STUDIES IN HONOUR OF IAN WILLISON
Melbourne: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1999. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 504 pages. First edition. Edited by David Garrioch, Harold Love, Brian McMullin, Ian Morrison and Meredith Sherlock. In all a group of 35 essays written in tribute to Wallace Kirsop, the founding President of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand. Includes essays from distinguished scholars from all over the world and includes an essay on Kirsop and... READ MORE about CULTURE OF THE BOOK, ESSAYS FROM TWO HEMISPHERES
With an Introduction by Marie Elena Korey
New Castle, DE and Toronto: Oak Knoll Press and The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, 2014. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 440 pages. With an Introduction by Marie Elena Korey. "This well-designed and produced volume, which is both interesting and pleasurable to read, serves as an elegant and fitting tribute to Landon's many achievements, and to his life spent with books." - Joel Silver, The Book Collector In 1967 Richard Landon (1942 -... READ MORE about A LONG WAY FROM THE ARMSTRONG BEER PARLOUR - A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS: ESSAYS BY RICHARD LANDON
With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck
(New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 8vo. full leather, deckle edges, paper cover label. 52 pages. With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck. Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 200 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece on special paper and bound thus. Issued in conjunction of the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by its proprietor. Konstantinos Staikos... READ MORE about THE MIRROR OF THE LIBRARY
With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck
(New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2006. 8vo. cloth, deckle edges, paper cover label. 52 pages. With an Introduction to the Reader by Robert D. Fleck. Limited to 900 numbered copies of which this is one of 700 printed by hand at the Kotinos Press in Athens, Greece. Issued in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of Oak Knoll and containing a biographical introduction by its proprietor, Robert Fleck. Konstantinos Staikos has become more than an... READ MORE about THE MIRROR OF THE LIBRARY