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January 7, 1963. large 8vo. cloth, marbled endpapers. 114, (2) pages. This issue of Publisher's Weekly from January 7, 1963 Vol. 183 No. 1 features articles on the outlook for the new year and as reflections on the year just past, as well as the usual weekly record of books for sale and news. Of special interest is the article on Bookmaking, with sections on bookbinding, book cover design, art books, and a new way..... READ MORE about " BOOKMAKING"
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 95270
New York: The New York Public Library, 1950. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 129 pages. First separate edition, reprinted from the Bulletin. Excellent source document. With information on marblers. Name in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE about DIRECTORY OF THE BOOK-ARTS AND BOOK TRADE IN PHILADELPHIA TO 1820, INCLUDING PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 20568
New York: Duprat & Co., 1892. 8vo. original wove cloth binding which has rebacked with modern cloth with spine covering laid down on this new cloth. 119 pages. First edition, limited to 1000 numbered copies printed by DeVinne. (Webber p.62). Thirteen chapters on the book including one on the art of bookbinding and another on Historical Book-Covers. Includes 13 illustrations with 8 of the bindings including a full color frontispiece. Cloth spotted with parts of..... READ MORE about FOUR PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW-YORK A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF BIBLIOPHILISM OF AMERICA
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 3298
New York: Duprat & Co., 1892. 8vo. woven cloth outer wrappers with book loosely inserted (stiff paper wrappers). 119 pages. First edition, limited to 1000 copies, of which this is one of 200 copies printed on Japanese paper (Webber p.62). Thirteen chapters on the book including one on the art of bookbinding and another on Historical Book-Covers. Includes thirteen illustrations with eight of the bindings including a full color frontispiece. Worn copy without case having..... READ MORE about FOUR PRIVATE LIBRARIES OF NEW-YORK A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF BIBLIOPHILISM OF AMERICA
Price: $65.00 Order nr. 72212
Cleveland, OH: The Rowfant Club, 1983. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 19+(1) pages. Limited to 300 numbered copies. Preface by Roderick Boyd Porter. Text of a lecture delivered February 21, 1980. Covers lightly discolored and bent. READ MORE about ANGOFF'S ARMY
Price: $12.00 Order nr. 126159
3 volumes. In The Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. 52, Nos. 10, 11, and 12, 1948.
tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 3 volumes. In The Bulletin of the New York Public Library, Vol. 52, Nos. 10, 11, and 12, 1948. Excellent guide to the publishers, binders, booksellers, etc. active in Boston during this period. Gives addresses at corresponding dates. READ MORE about THE BOSTON BOOK TRADE, 1800-1825
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 7604
Amsterdam: Stichting Instituut voor Grafische Techniek, 1951. small 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. A report by J.H. van der Meer, who was then director of the "Institute for Graphic Technology" on new equipment, materials and processes in the U.S., including a report on the 6th Graphic Arts Exhibition in Chicago in Sept., 1950. An English-language summary is stapled to the inside of the back cover. READ MORE about RAPPORT BETREFFENDE GEGEVENS OVER DE AMERIKAANSE GRAFISCHE INDUSTRIE VERZAMELD GEDURENDE EEN...
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 50691
Portland, ME: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1938. tall 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt. xxiv, 368 pages. Second edition, revised, limited to 1500 copies. With chapters on the first presses, the Colonial printing house, ink, type, bookbinding, etc. With illustrations. Rubbed along hinges with small split in front hinge at top. READ MORE about THE COLONIAL PRINTER
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 5135
Portland, ME: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1938. tall 8vo. cloth, top edge gilt, slipcase. xxiv, 368 pages. Second edition, revised, limited to 1500 copies. With chapters on the first presses, the Colonial printing house, ink, type, bookbinding, etc. With illustrations. Spine covering eaten away by insects. Good candidate for rebinding. Ownership inscription in pencil. READ MORE about THE COLONIAL PRINTER
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 102671
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press. READ MORE about A LETTER FROM STELLA
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 15428
New York: The Grolier Club, 2006. 9 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 212 pages. With photographs from Tom Grill, this book features miniature designer bindings from the collection of Neal M. Albert. Containing more than 7,000 color illustrations, the book covers all styles of bindings including traditional, variations, geometric, abstract, representational, gems, flora & fauna, lettering, diminutive, and experimental. The designer, year, dimensions, and a small description accompany the photos of each listed binding. Including..... READ MORE about THE NEALE M. ALBERT COLLECTION OF MINIATURE DESIGNER BINDINGS
Price: $75.00 save 20% $60.00 Order nr. 106665
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1976. oblong 4to. paper wrapper. two sheets folded. Prospectus only. Limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Colored illustrations that are reminiscent of the Nuremburg Chronicle executed by the author with linoleum blocks and in many different colors. Offsetting of engraving. READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 129352
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1976. 8vo. quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. 71 pages. First edition, one of about 250 numbered copies (Taylor A18). A reprint of this manual on marbling which first appeared in 1854. Marbling had been practiced as a "secret art" until the 1850s. This little manual supplemented an earlier manual by Charles Woolnough published in 1851. This particular copy displays the exlibris bookplates of E. Harold Hugo..... READ MORE about THE MYSTERIOUS MARBLER WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND 11 ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES BY...
Price: $400.00 Order nr. 120869
North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1976. 8vo. quarter blue leather over marbled paper-covered boards. 71 pages. First edition, one of about 250 numbered copies (Taylor A18). A reprint of this manual on marbling which first appeared in 1854. Marbling had been practiced as a "secret art" until the 1850s. This little manual supplemented an earlier manual by Charles Woolnough published in 1851. READ MORE about THE MYSTERIOUS MARBLER WITH AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND 11 ORIGINAL MARBLED SAMPLES BY...
Price: $400.00 Order nr. 125381
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1985. small 4to. quarter morocco with tips and leather spine-label, gold-decorated paper sides. 161 pages. Limited to 325 copies (Heaney A40; S-K 7047). A history of this German born binder who worked for the Roycrofters from 1897 to 1911. The authors have included much unpublished material relating to Kinder and Hubbard, a rather complete catalogue of impressions of Kinder's bookbinding hand tools and illustrated fourteen bindings in full color..... READ MORE about LOUIS HERMAN KINDER AND FINE BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA, A CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE ROYCROFT SHOP
Price: $165.00 Order nr. 60469
New York: American Art Association, 1938-1939. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (viii),349+(1); (vi),351-610; (vi),611-782,(2) pages. 3 volumes. A magnificent library catalogue. Many plates of bookbindings. The first volume is priced in the margin. Faint staining along bottom edge. READ MORE about CORTLANDT F. BISHOP LIBRARY
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 34365
La Junta, CO: Otera County E.R.A., 1934. 12mo. cloth. (vi), 20 pages, plates. Foreword. Typewritten manuscript, text on recto only. A work published by the Otera County Emergency Relief Association describing a Depression-era bookbinding project. With lists of materials and equipment used. Thirteen black and white plates. Newspaper clipping laid in describing this work. Tanning at edges of text. READ MORE about BOOK BINDING
Price: $125.00 Order nr. 126693
(New York, NY: Library Binding Institute), 1939-40. 8vo. self paper wrappers in folder. 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1); 15+(1) pages. 4 Volumes. Volume 1, Nos. 1-4. Published by the Library Binding Institute with list of members on back cover. Introductory notice laid in Vol. 1, No. 1. Published by an association of library binders. READ MORE about BOOK LIFE
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 126523
Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1941. 8vo. cloth-backed pastepaper-covered boards, modern clamshell box with leather spine label. xix, 293 pages. S-K 129. First edition. (Brenni 1217). Contains "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" by Hannah French, "The Rise of American Edition Binding" by Joseph W. Rogers and "On the Rebinding of Old Books" by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt. An important reference book. Spine sunned. Slipcase shows chipping around the edges, else fine. READ MORE about BOOKBINDING IN AMERICA. THREE ESSAYS
Price: $40.00 Order nr. 81516
New York: The Guild of Book Workers, 1988. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Short introduction by J. Franklin Mowery followed by descriptions of the work of 15 modern binders. Each binding is shown in a color illustration. Signed by the binders Ben and Debbie Alterman. Bookplate. READ MORE about BOUND TO VARY, A GUILD OF BOOK WORKERS EXHIBITION OF UNIQUE FINE BINDINGS ON THE MARRIED METTLE...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 126504
N.P. n.p., (1950). 4to. self paper wrappers. 24 pages. Part of The Memory Book of Boxmaking. Volume 68, Number 694. A collection of essays on box making and dyes for box manufacturing. Black and white illustrations. Covers lightly soiled and chipped along spine. READ MORE about BOXBOARD CONTAINERS FORMERLY SHEARS: HOW TO MAKE DYES FOR BOX MANUFACTURING
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 134173
Paris: Librairie L. Carteret, 1932. small 4to. later cloth. (iv), 42, (2) pages with 16 plates. Catalogue of 167 items offered for auction including many beautiful examples of the binding work of Marius-Michel and Mercier. With fourteen black-and-white and two color plates, list of prices realized bound in back. Minor foxing. With Randeria bookplate. READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE M.R. DE C.-M. MEMBRE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ LES CENT BIBLIOPHILES
Price: $60.00 Order nr. 72235