New York: The Grolier Club, 1998. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 120 pages. This catalogue, made to accompany the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from March 11 to May 2, 1998, expresses the voices of American women writers through their books. The catalogue explores the movement of women writers in America, beginning with the homespun verse of Ann Bradstreet (the first volume of poetry published by any American) and closing with the appearance of... READ MORE about EMERGING VOICES: AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS, 1650-1920
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N.P. The Bibliographical Society, 1992. large 8vo. cloth. 276 pages. Francis Blomefield compiled and published the fascicles of what might have been the most comprehensive topographical history of any English county, when he died at the age of forty-seven. The 294 letters transcribed in this volume were written by, to, or (in a few cases) on behalf of Blomefield, historian and private printer. Indexed. Distributed for the Society. READ MORE about CORRESPONDENCE OF THE REVEREND FRANCIS BLOMEFIELD (1705-52
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
Berkeley, California: CODEX Foundation, 2015. 5.5 x 7.75 inches. paperback pamphlet. 28 pages. Number eleven of the CODE(X)+1 Monograph Series. The Timeless Art of Allowing Books to Thrive is a dialogue between two theoretically and existentially divergent proponents of reading-executed in the manner of a conversation. Ulises Carrion's ground-breaking 1975 manifesto "The new art of making books" is here presented with interleaved remarks composed 40 years later by internationally renowned scholar, poet and typographer, Robert... READ MORE about THE TIMELESS ART OF ALLOWING BOOKS TO THRIVE
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 1997). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (24) pages. A survey of contemporary implementations of the Coptic structure from an historical perspective, the exhibition was curated by Zahra Partovi at the Center for Book Arts from April 12 to June 14, 1997. The illustrations are drawings of Coptic cover designs by Theodore C. Petersen for the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, and were printed onto vellum. Two hundred copies... READ MORE about COPTIC AND COLLAGE: ANCIENT TECHNIQUE, MODERN APPLICATION
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 1995). 8 x 6.5 inches. hardcover. accordion folded into 16 pages. Limited edition of 100 copies signed and numbered by the author. Krause provides an intriguing and amusing glimpse into the everyday operation of a roller skating rink for animals who must check their feet at the door in exchange for wheels. "One wheel per foot checked. Snakes, legless lizards and fish, being footless, will receive up to six... READ MORE about ANIMALS ON WHEELS
(New York: Center for Book Arts, 2008). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 32 pages. This exhibition which was held in New York from April 11 to June 28, 2008, invited artists, who in turn invited additional participants, to submit work via the postal service, thus creating a network of communication that reflected the complex and varied meaning of the book, mapping, and social networking in the 21st century. The resulting exhibition was a visual explosion... READ MORE about MAPPING CORRESPONDENCE: MAIL ART IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of America, (1979). 8vo. cloth. (ix), 225 pages. Second edition. Began as a supplement to the orginal edition published in 1935, Gulick decided to complete the work as a completely revised edition. The reputation of this English 18th-century author, who wrote such works as LETTERS TO HIS SON 1774, was openly abused after the publication of LETTERS. However, after the initial response, the outspoken appreciation of his readers and critics and the... READ MORE about CHESTERFIELD BIBLIOGRAPHY TO 1800
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1987. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xxix, 142 pages. First edition. Mary Elliott (then Mary Belson) began writing for children in 1809, at a time when increasing literacy and wealth and more progressive understanding of the reading needs of children were creating a growing demand for more and more books for young people. Beginning with two books in verse - one a lively tale about town and country mice, the other, an... READ MORE about CHILDREN'S BOOKS OF MARY (BELSON) ELLIOTT BLENDING SOUND CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES WITH CHEERFUL...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world a generation ago... READ MORE about OBSESSIONS AND CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK LIFE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, and Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012. 6 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 296 pages. A SIGNED COPY BY THE AUTHOR OF THIS LOVELY BOOK Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight, Colin Franklin's newest book is perhaps his most entertaining. It wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him - a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the... READ MORE about OBSESSIONS AND CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK LIFE
Sydney: Hordern House, 2008. 9.5" x 6.5" hardcover. 327 pages. First edition. This book traces the genesis of the Barrington books in rich and evocative detail, offering a compelling account of publishing history in England and on the continent, and displaying the subtle machinations of the book trade in a world without copyright laws. Throughout, The Celebrated George Barrington combines the rigour of book history and bibliographical research with a fresh and engaging style. Of... READ MORE about THE CELEBRATED GEORGE BARRINGTON: A SPURIOUS AUTHOR; THE BOOK TRADE, AND BOTANY BAY
Athens, Greece: AdVenture SA, 2016. 7 x 9.6 inches. hardcover, cloth. 174 pages. "Well-chosen illustrations of archival materials embellish the presentations. All the contributions will be helpful to the historian of international law . . . All credit to the Sylvia Ioannou Foundation in Greece for sponsoring the original conference and subsequent publication of the papers." --Jus Gentium (Journal of International Legal History) This volume features 10 select papers from the 2nd International Scientific Conference... READ MORE about CORSAIRS AND PIRATES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, FIFTEENTH-NINETEENTH CENTURIES
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket, with DVD. 644 pages, plus 112 on DVD. Edgar Grissom's Ernest Hemingway: A Descriptive Bibliography can succinctly be described as the culmination of all previous endeavors in Hemingway bibliography. Grissom corrects the work of previous bibliographers, adding numerous editions and printings to the periods they covered and addressing the years 1975-2009, which had previously been left untouched. This is the only... READ MORE about ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
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
Chestertown: Chester River Press, 2009. 12.5 x 14.5 inches. cloth, dust jackets, slipcase. 550; 434 pages. 2 volumes. Acclaimed by Samuel Johnson as "a performance which no age or nation could hope to equal," Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad and Odyssey stands as one of the glories of English Literature. The Chester River Press edition of the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer has been designed and printed to reflect the epic proportions of this... READ MORE about THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY OF HOMER AS TRANSLATED BY ALEXANDER POPE, IN GREEK AND ENGLISH. WITH AN...
With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley.
Winchester and New Castle, Delaware: St Paul's Bibliographies and Oak Knoll Press, 1996. 8vo. cloth. xx, 187+(1) pages. With a foreword by Elspeth Huxley. First edition. The fifth volume in the Winchester Bibliographies of Twentieth Century Writers series. Mrs. Huxley's writing life began at the age of fourteen when she sent anonymous articles, often with her own photographs, to the EAST AFRICAN STANDARD and other periodicals. By the age of seventeen she had written ninety-six... READ MORE about ELSPETH HUXLEY, A BIBLIOGRAPHY
New York: The Grolier Club, 1996. 6 x 9 inches. paperback. 42 pages. This catalogue contains books from the collection of Robert H. Jackson. The collection is broken down into categories including: Literature; Humor, Caricature, and Sporting Books; Travel, Art and Architecture; and Natural History. It discusses the serial format and how it was used by authors like Charles Dickens. The catalogue accompanied the exhibition held at the Grolier Club from January 24 to March... READ MORE about SERIAL PUBLICATIONS: ESSENTIAL PARTS OF 19TH CENTURY IMAGINATION FROM THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT...
A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen
New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen. Although "imposition manuals" -- instructions on the proper layout of typeset pages for the press -- have always been useful tools of the printing trade, surviving examples are rare. The present volume has been reproduced from a unique manuscript in the collection of the Grolier Club Library. Entitled Overslag-Boek, zeer nuttig... READ MORE about THE EARLIEST DUTCH IMPOSITION MANUAL
New York: The Johnsonians and Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1993. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. vi, 42 pages. Limited to 750 copies printed by The Stinehour Press. Facsimile and transcription of the surviving portion of Johnson's 1783 translation of Sallust's Conspiracy of Catiline. This is the first publication of this manuscript. READ MORE about SAMUEL JOHNSON'S TRANSLATION OF SALLUST, A FACSIMILE AND TRANSCRIPTION OF THE HYDE MANUSCRIPT
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, (1979). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 168 pages. First edition. A study of the sequence of writing and revision of these two D.H. Lawrence novels. Includes the history of Lawrence's involvement with the drafts of each novel and the impact of literary agents and publishers on the novels. READ MORE about COMPOSITION OF THE RAINBOW AND WOMEN IN LOVE: A HISTORY
With introductory remarks by Vivien Noakes.
Stroud: Catalpa Press, 1988. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 119 pages. With introductory remarks by Vivien Noakes. A fascinating census of the limericks in Edward Lear's Book of Nonsense,which was first published in 1846 as two separate volumes with seventy-three limericks. A "new" (i.e. second) edition came out in 1855, and a third edition with forty-three additional verses was published in 1861. This third edition provides the first full text and also identifies Lear... READ MORE about NONSENSUS: CROSS-REFERENCING EDWARD LEAR'S ORIGINAL 116 LIMERICKS WITH EIGHT HOLOGRAPH...
UK: LOGOS, 2005. 6" x 9" stiff paper wrappers. 120 pages. First edition. This 120-page book was created and published by Logos: The Journal of the World Book Community. Fifteen corresponding contributors helped to cast a useful descriptive bibliography, which would inform the book professions about the best books written by, about and for them. This book becomes the overall critical guide for the world of Books About Books. This guide is an overall collection... READ MORE about THE LITERATURE OF THE BOOK
Boston, MA: The Club of Odd Volumes, 2016. 9.5 x 9.5 inches. Casebound with Japanese cloth, dust jacket. 600 pages. "This careful account of the life's work of a dedicated scholar-collector accomplishes what no practicing entomologist can ever do... Never mind that the books are totally fascinating to the outsider." -- Roger E. Stoddard, Former Curator of Rare Books, Houghton Library, Harvard "A thoughtful distillation of a great deal of gathering and collecting that combines... READ MORE about AMERICAN BEE BOOKS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON BEES AND BEEKEEPING 1492 TO 2010
London: The Bibliographical Society, 1980. 8vo. cloth. (viii), 196 pages. First edition. A detailed study on the subject with much about printing and the book trade in Seville up to 1700. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about SAMUEL PEPYS'S SPANISH PLAYS