London: The Bibliographical Society, 1985. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 54 pages. Study of this English publisher and their productions from the 17th century to the later part of the 18th century. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about NON-CARTOGRAPHICAL MARITIME WORKS PUBLISHED BY MOUNT AND PAGE, A PRELIMINARY HANDLIST
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Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1994. thick 4to. cloth. xc, 719; vii, 720-1456 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. Reproduced from typescript. Introduction by John B. Hench followed by bibliography, chronological listing of titles by years of founding, geographical list of titles, and titles by major religious interests. Also includes an index of editors, publishers, printers, illustrators and engravers. READ MORE about HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS ESTABLISHED...
Melbourne: Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 2009. 6.75 x 9.75 inches. hardcover. 332 pages. From tentative beginnings in 1888, Angus and Robertson soon hit their stride as publishers with the publication of Banjo Paterson's verses The Man from Snowy River. This book was a phenomenal success, surprising even its publishers. Snowy River was quickly followed by two successful Henry Lawson titles, In the Days When the World was Wide and While the Billy... READ MORE about DOING SOMETHING FOR AUSTRALIA: GEORGE ROBERTSON AND THE EARLY YEARS OF ANGUS AND ROBERTSON,...
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, 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 about ACROSS BOUNDARIES: THE BOOK IN CULTURE AND COMMERCE
With a Preface by David Crystal
New Castle, Delaware and Hatfield, Hertfordshire: Oak Knoll Press and HKB Press, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 348 pages. With a Preface by David Crystal. First edition. "Indexing is an anonymous profession. An index may be praised or blamed, but rarely is the indexer named, lauded or shamed," laments Professor David Crystal in his preface to From Flock Beds to Professionalism. This book, however, initiates a change. Hazel Bell presents here brief... READ MORE about FROM FLOCK BEDS TO PROFESSIONALISM: A HISTORY OF INDEX-MAKERS
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 about ANNALS OF AMERICAN BOOKSELLING, 1638-1850
New Castle, Delaware and London, England: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 624 pages. First edition. Longmans is the oldest commercial publisher in the United Kingdom, founded in London in 1724 by Thomas Longman. Asa Briggs's history is told within the context not only of the book trade, but also of national and international social, economic, intellectual, and cultural history. It tells of the people who... READ MORE about A HISTORY OF LONGMANS AND THEIR BOOKS, 1724-1990: LONGEVITY IN PUBLISHING
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 422 pages. First edition. Preface by Sebastian Carter. Throughout his professional career, John Carter, 1905-1975, was recognized as one of the most important figures in the Anglo-American book world. He was known as an imaginative book dealer, a creative bibliographer and a stylish and thoughtful writer. In 1934, after working for several years in the London book trade, he achieved instant fame, along with his... READ MORE about JOHN CARTER, THE TASTE & TECHNIQUE OF A BOOKMAN
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2006. 9 x 12 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 320 pages. When was it that someone decided that books might be written and published for child readers? It's fair to say that some kinds of text-alphabets, fables, the Lord's Prayer, may have been seen as fundamental to the process of learning to read from the beginning of book making, but when did children come to be... READ MORE about BE MERRY AND WISE: ORIGINS OF CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING IN ENGLAND, 1650-1850
Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1990. 8vo. cloth. xvii, 180 pages. First edition. In the early nineteenth century the prevailing influence in children's books was the promotion of morality, coupled with instruction, and fairy-tales and such-like improper subjects were widely discouraged. So Benjamin Tabart showed no little courage when, within three years of opening his Juvenile Library in Bond Street, he launched out into the publication of a series of well-produced fairy-tales and nursery stories. During... READ MORE about BENJAMIN TABART'S JUVENILE LIBRARY, A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN PUBLISHED, WRITTEN,...
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 about CHECKLIST OF NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT, IMPRINTS 1709-1800
With a Foreword by Jan de Vries
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 256 pages. With a Foreword by Jan de Vries. First edition. In The Paradox of Prosperity, Laura Cruz explores the world of the book trades as it was constructed in Leiden in the decades after the Revolt against Spanish rule. She traces the migration of printers from the Southern Netherlands to Leiden and observes how they congregated within the city and... READ MORE about THE PARADOX OF PROSPERITY: THE LEIDEN BOOKSELLERS' GUILD AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS IN EARLY...
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 about THE FANFROLICO PRESS: SATYRS, FAUNS AND FINE BOOKS
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1989. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 42 pages. Occasional Papers Number 4. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about LOAN BOOK OF THE STATIONERS' COMPANY, WITH A LIST OF TRANSACTIONS 1592 - 1692
Providence: The John Carter Brown Library, 1990. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xvi, 37 pages. Describes 12 examples of printing in Colonial America, from the Bay Psalm Book of 1640 to Jefferson's Summary View of the Rights of British America. Illustrated. READ MORE about PRINTING & PUBLISHING IN THE COLONIAL ERA OF THE UNITED STATES, A SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOOK IN...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2009. 6 x 9 inches. 2 volumes, hardcover, dust jacket. 1028 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. During the years of the Great Depression and the decades that followed, works of American regional writing became increasingly popular. The thirteen series highlighted in this book were published from 1938 to 1980 and contain 163 titles, providing a broad representation of series Americana published during this span. Taken together, the series constitute... READ MORE about SERIES AMERICANA: POST DEPRESSION-ERA REGIONAL LITERATURE, 1938-1980, A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardback, dust jacket. 238 pages. Written to mark Oak Knoll Press's thirtieth anniversary, Books about Books is a comprehensive history and bibliography of the press, from its beginning in 1978 through the fall of 2008. Bob Fleck, founder, owner, and president of the Press, tells the story of his adventures in publishing. Bob decided to leave the field of chemical engineering in 1976 to... READ MORE about BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS: A HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF OAK KNOLL PRESS, 1978-2008
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press & Library Company of Philadelphia & The British Library, 2006. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 192 pages. Benjamin Franklin, Writer and Printer begins by focusing on Franklin's career as a printer, from his apprenticeship to his retirement in 1748, by which time he had created the largest printing business in colonial America. His success as a printer was based not only on his newspaper and the popular... READ MORE about BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, WRITER AND PRINTER
Riga: Neputns, 2014. 9 x 11 inches. paperback. 336 pages. Using over 700 color images of illustrated book covers and wrappers, this book presents a fascinating view of the remarkable, and as yet unheralded, creativity which characterized publishing and book design in Latvia between the World Wars. The majority of covers shown herein were made by artists or designers commissioned by publishers to attract potential buyers. It is through these illustrated covers and wrappers for... READ MORE about PUBLISHING AND BOOK DESIGN IN LATVIA 1919 - 1940: A RE-DISCOVERY
THE CLASSICS THAT HAVE MADE ITALY: A NEW BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITALIAN AUTHORS
with an introductory essay by John Ragone and a note by Umberto Pregliasco
Modena: Giorgio Regnani Editore, 2010. 8.25 x 11.25 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 415 pages. THE CLASSICS THAT HAVE MADE ITALY: A NEW BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITALIAN AUTHORS with an introductory essay by John Ragone and a note by Umberto Pregliasco. I Classici Che Hanno Fatto Ltalia (or The Classics That Have Made Italy) offers itself as a counterpart to the great work Printing and the Mind of Man, illustrating the history of the Italian culture through... READ MORE about I CLASSICI CHE HANNO FATTO L'ITALIA: PER UN NUOVO CANONE BIO-BIBLIOGRAFICO DEGLI AUTORI ITALIANI
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, cloth spine over paper-covered boards. xii, 276 pages. "This handsome volume is long overdue. ... lively, well illustrated, honest and informative: Macy and Schiff may not have been Cobden-Sanderson or Mardersteig, but they deserve study nonetheless, and it is hard to see how the task could have been done better." - Angus O'Neill, The Library "Designed in the spirit of the LEC with... READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, cloth spine over paper-covered boards. xii, 276 pages. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK "This handsome volume is long overdue. ... lively, well illustrated, honest and informative: Macy and Schiff may not have been Cobden-Sanderson or Mardersteig, but they deserve study nonetheless, and it is hard to see how the task could have been done better." - Angus O'Neill... READ MORE about THE HISTORY OF THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB
Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005
New Castle, Delaware and London, England: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 281 pages. Delivered at the Twenty-second Conference on the History of the British Book Trade Birmingham, July 2005. First edition. This ninth volume of the Print Networks series contains twelve exciting chapters from scholars working on the connections between the parties involved in the production of print artifacts; from author to printer, publisher, bookseller... READ MORE about BOOK TRADE CONNECTIONS FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURIES