New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 2003. thick 8vo. cloth. 688 pages. Reprint of the third edition which was originally published in Paris in 1834 in only 350 copies. (Besterman p.5153; Breslauer and Folter no.115 for first edition). This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1500 entries given. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE
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
With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1994. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 276 pages. With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. Reprint of the first edition with an added appendix. Recognized by booksellers, collectors, librarians and bibliographers for its great usefulness as the definitive bibliography of American type specimen books. This edition contains an appendix listing 73 type specimen books unknown at the time of the... READ MORE
New York: American Printing History Association, 2006. 8vo. contributions loosely inserted in cloth clamshell box, paper spine label. Limited to 225 copies.Various typographic arrangements of seventeen poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the printers. Contributors include Mindy Beloff, Robin Price, Sandy Connors, Barbara Henry, Ed Colker, Ron Gordon, David Pankow, Jerry Kelly, Kay Michael Kramer, Michael Peich, Gaylord Schanilec... READ MORE
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
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
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
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type specimen book, also the first English... READ MORE
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1991. 8vo. cloth. (13), x, 209 pages. Reprint of the first edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Rosenblum. This work first appeared in 1932 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publisher, John Wiley and Sons. Boynton was interested in the colorful figures that populated the book world of early America and tells their fascinating story in an entertaining manner. His account begins with the establishment of the Cambridge... READ MORE
Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK.
New Castle, Delaware and Boston, Massachusetts: Oak Knoll Press and Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. quarter leather with paste paper over boards, leather spine label. Booklet is stiff paper wrappers held in porfolio. Both inserted in a cloth-covered clamshell box. xxiii, 216 pages. Accompanied by an original copy of BRADLEY HIS BOOK. First edition. One of 44 special signed and numbered copies. Will H. Bradley (1868-1962) is widely regarded as one of the... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Stiff paper covers, stapled. 52 pages. The opening words of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are familiar to many, but the exact wording of the rest of his speech has been contested over the years. Soon after Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, variations of what he said were printed in a number of publications. Generations of commentators have since puzzled over these, wanting... READ MORE
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1984. 4to. stiff paper wrappers with illustration on front cover. 56 pages. An exhibition held at the New York Public Library from September 7 to November 29, 1994 celebrated the first ten years of the Center's existence. Including 132 works by 112 artists, it was not intended as a retrospective, but rather as an overview of traditional book forms, paper arts, bookbinding and art works based on, or alluding... READ MORE
New York: Center for Book Arts, 1994. square 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. This is a catalogue for an exhibition held in New York from January 14 to March 25, 1994, which contained the work of printers, bookbinders and papermakers who are all instructors of the book arts, as well as artists in their own right. Some of the participating artists were Marcia Ciro, Nadja Press, Peter and Donna Thomas, and Mary Phelan. Contemporary... READ MORE
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1990. 8vo. cloth. 254 pages. The history of the book trade in Medieval London before the age of print has long remained a matter of speculation. Few records survive that name the book artisans and entrepreneurs involved with this early trade venture or that document directly their methods of producing books and creating markets for them. In this directory, C. Paul Christianson assembles an extensive body of alternative... READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2006. 7 x 10 inches. hardcover. 272 pages. Syriac, a dialect of the ancient Aramaic language, has a remarkable Christian literature spanning a thousand years from the fourth to the thirteenth century, including important versions of the Bible. It remains the liturgical language of several churches in the Middle East, India, and the west, and 'Modern Syriac' is a vernacular still in use... READ MORE
New York: The Bibliographical Society of America, 1978. 8vo. cloth. xlviii, 492, (2). According to the Introduction, this book attempts to record over 1,400 of the publications, almost all with exceptions noted, of New London printers from May 1, 1709 through the year 1800. The output of the several presses was surprisingly large because all the printing done between the spring of 1709 and the autumn of 1754 in the Colony of Connecticut was done... READ MORE
New York: The Typophiles, 1994. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 42, (4) pages. Limited to 500 copies. A Typophile Monograph, New Series Number Eleven. A listing of the lectures, which ran in various series from 1965 to 1982, arranged by Dr. Robert L. (Doc) Leslie, the topics being typography, printing, paper, book design, calligraphy, and other aspects of the graphic arts. Illustrated by Lili Cassel Wronker. Distributed for the Typophiles by Oak Knoll Press. READ MORE
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 352 pages. First edition. With Edward L. Rosenberry. This work is a well-illustrated history of the Pennsylvania German printing traditions as represented by over 130 of their broadsides and fraktur specimens. Printing in both German fraktur (black letter) and English, these intrepid early printers produced thousands of flyers, posters, and instructional pieces in varieties so extensive as to defy categorization. Their legal... READ MORE
Luzern: GR, (1999). 8.5 x 10.5 inches. cloth. xv, (v), 319 pages. First edition. Introduction by Merry Wiesner-Hanks. An incredible book covering all aspects of women in the book trade during the 16th century. The first part of the book is a history of books illustrated by women, women in the book trade in Belgium, France, Germany and Italy, and various indexes. The second part contains a well-annotated bibliography of women writers, books with music... READ MORE
Edited with an Introduction by Conor Fahy.
Paris: Fondation Custodia, 1993. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (8), 171, (25) pages. Edited with an Introduction by Conor Fahy. This book is an account of the production details concerning the printing and distribution of the Musaeum Francisci Calceolarii, a large illustrated volume containing a Latin description by two Veronese doctors, Benedetto Ceruti and Andrea Chiocco, of some of the Calzolari family's natural history collection. The Musaeum was published in 1622 with 800 folio pages and... READ MORE
Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 2009. 7.25 x 10.75 in. hardcover. 328 pages. The book consists of a detailed history of the Press and a full bibliography of its publications and ephemera, tracing the venture from its origins in Sydney, Australia, in the early 1920s, to success in London from 1926, and its final dissolution in 1930. The Press was notable for the literary input of its proprietor Jack Lindsay, working initially with John Kirtley... READ MORE
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 544 pages. The first permanent printing office in New Jersey was established in 1754 by James Parker. Laws, proceedings of the assembly, and proclamations of the royal governors all came from Parker's press, as did numerous works for the fledgling College of New Jersey (now Princeton University). Other printers soon saw opportunity in New Jersey, so that by 1800, forty-four individuals had... READ MORE