New York: American Branch of Cambridge University Press, 1969. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. (vi) pages followed by 27 page facsimile of handwritten report. Limited to 1000 copies. Issued on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the American branch. Acton's report contained the design for the now famous Cambridge series on history. READ MORE about LONGITUDE 30 WEST A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT TO THE SYNDICS OF THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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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. Corners bent. READ MORE about NON-CARTOGRAPHICAL MARITIME WORKS PUBLISHED BY MOUNT AND PAGE, A PRELIMINARY HANDLIST
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
N.P. Unesco, 1972. large 8vo. paper wrappers. 16 pages. Short articles on various aspects of African publishing. READ MORE about AFRICAN PUBLISHING TODAY AND TOMORROW
Paris: Unesco, (1969). small 4to. paper wrappers. 37, (3) pages. No.56 in Unesco's series of Reports and Papers on Mass Communication; focuses mainly on publishing and distribution. READ MORE about BOOK DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA, PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES
London: Commonwealth Secretariat, n.d. (circa 1975). small 4to. paper wrappers, fabric spine. (iv), 76 pages, Includes papers on publishing in Africa, on libraries for schools, and on textbooks for Africa. READ MORE about REPORT OF THE COMMONWEALTH AFRICAN BOOK DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR, IBADAN, NIGERIA, 2-14 FEBRUARY 1975
Oxford: Hans Zell, 1980. 4to. cloth. xxxiI, 244, (10) pages. Second edition, revised and expanded. Lists a total of 4,028 institutions and organizations, including libraries, publishers, the retail book trade, research institutions with publishing programs, book industry and literary associations, and the major periodicals and newspapers published throughout the African continent. Presentation from editor to Sigfred Taubert on free endpaper. READ MORE about THE AFRICAN BOOK WORLD & PRESS--A DIRECTORY
(Nappanee, IN: Phil W. Weygand), 1963. miniature book (6.4 x 5.5 cm). quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, fore-edge uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 100 copies, signed by publisher Phil W. Weygand on colophon (Bradbury, Wee Willie's Workshop 2). Tissue-protected frontispiece. Illustration in text. Originally written for small world by James Lamar Weygand about Leander Hershberger. Includes a checklist of Hershberger's work. READ MORE about AFTERNOONS WITH THE NAPPANEE BARD
(Wien: Kunstlerhaus, 1986). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 191+(1) pages. The 125 year history of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna is provided here through photographs and short essays. Many of the museum's exhibitions, artists, publicity material and internal documents are pictured. Fully illustrated in color and black-and-white. In German. READ MORE about THE WIENER KUNSTLER HAUS, 1861-1986
Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1956. 8vo. cloth. (viii), 154, (2) pages. Essays celebrating ten years of the publisher Akademie-Verlag. READ MORE about AKADEMIE-VERLAG GMBH BERLIN 1946-1956
(København): Akademisk Forlag, 1972. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 58 pages. First edition. A publication of the Akademisk Forlag on the occasion of its 10 year anniversary. A collection of essays from contributors like Hans Chr. Bjerg, Bent Ranning, and Steen Bergholt on textbook related issues. In Danish. READ MORE about OMKRING DEN MODERNE LÆREBOG
Moscow: n.p., 1975-1993. 8vo. cloth. 21 volumes. Twenty-one of the twenty-eight volumes published to-date in this periodical devoted to book collecting, printing, miniature books, bookplates, publishing, and bookselling. Illustrated. The former owner of this set knows of no complete sets in the West. Includes the following volumes: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11-13, 15-20, 22-28. READ MORE about AL'MANAKH BIBLIOFILA (THE BIBLIOPHILE'S ALMANACH
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...
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. Corner bumped. READ MORE about HISTORY AND ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AMERICAN RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS ESTABLISHED...
Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, (1958). 12mo. cloth, paper cover label, printed clear plastic dust jacket. (32) pages. Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean. First edition thus, with the first appearance in English of the Prologue in which Aldus announces his plan to publish printed editions of Aristotle. READ MORE about ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS THESAURUS CORNUCOPIAE OF 1496
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,...
Comparative Perspectives on The Distribution of Knowledge
New York: State University of New York Press, (1987). 8vo. paper covered boards. xviii, 203 pages. Comparative Perspectives on The Distribution of Knowledge. Study of publishing and the distribution of knowledge in the international arena. Examines international copyright, textbooks, technological developments and book distribution. Review slip laid in. READ MORE about THE KNOWLEDGE CONTEXT
Worcester (MA): American Antiquarian Society, 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cloth-covered slipcase with paper label on front. 183+(1); 81 pages. 2 volumes. The American Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by the printer Isaiah Thomas and associates for the purpose of preserving the records of the American Revolution. The Society is today a major archive of materials for American History. One volume is a brief history of the Society and a description of its collections... READ MORE about THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY: A 175TH ANNIVERSARY GUIDE
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
With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2002). 8vo. cloth. vi, 305 pages. With an Afterword by Stephen Orgel. First edition. Divided into major sections: Social Contexts for Writing (4 chapters); Traces of Reading: Margins, Libraries, Prefaces, and Bindings (4 chapters); and Print, Publishing, and Public Opinion (5 chapters). Illustrated. READ MORE about BOOKS AND READERS IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND, MATERIAL STUDIES
Kobenhavn: Boghandler-medhjaelper forening, 1925. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. 332, (20) pages. First edition. Each chapter is written by an expert in that particular field, ie. bookselling, printing, illustration, publishing, etc. Label soiled and wear at spine ends. Small spot at bottom of spine. Cloth split along hinges. READ MORE about BOGEN DENS HISTORIE.FREMSTILLING OF UDBREDELSE EN HAANDBOG FOR BOG
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
Stammheim: Antiquariat Verlagsgesellschaft, various dates. small 4to. later cloth. Per year:. The following volumes are available: 1968. 18th year. viii, 282, 220 pages. 1969. 19th year. Bound in two volumes. viii,232; viii,236 pages. 1973. 23rd year. iv, 288, 216 pages. Filled with important articles and illustrations. Price is per volume. READ MORE about ANTIQUARIAT, ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR ALLE FACHGEBIETE DES BUCH- UND KUNSTANTIQUARIATS
Moscow: Iskusstvo, 1962. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 170, (2) pages. Text in Russian. History of printing and publishing centered in Vilnius (Vilna), Lithuania. Focuses on the career of Frantsysk (ca. 1490-ca. 1535). Black and white illustrations throughout. English translation of author and title, University of Pennsylvania catalogue entry, and errata laid in. Dust jacket tanned and slightly worn at spine. READ MORE about BO SLAVNOM MESTE VILENSKOM: OCHERKI IZ ISTORII KNIGOPECHATANII (IN A GLORIOUS PLACE: ESSAYS FROM...
Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. thick 8vo. cloth, slipcase. xx, 536 pages. Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew. First edition. Designed by W.A. Dwiggins. The first 157 pages of the book give a history of the firm. Slipcase tape repaired at hinges. READ MORE about FRUIT AMONG THE LEAVES AN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY