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. 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
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
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
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
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004. 8vo. full cloth imported from Japan, leather spine label with the appendix volume containing the cloth samples bound in a different fine cloth, both enclosed in a cloth-covered slipcase. 81,(3) pages; five heavy board leaves with mounted samples. Limited to only 170 numbered copies printed on Frankfurt Mouldmade paper in Bell types composed by Michael and Winifred Bixler, bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery and printed by hand by... READ MORE
Newtown: Bird & Bull Press, n.d. (but 1996). 12mo. cloth case with cameo die cut, facsimile medal loosely inserted. Accompanied by a hand-printed four page brochure describing this item. Meunier issued this plaquette showing a woman at a bookbinding sewing frame in 1900 (Berger C32). Henry Morris owns a copy of the original and thought it worth reproducing. He gives a short historical sketch of Meunier in the brochure. This is also discussed in Marianne... READ MORE
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2004. 8vo. self paper wrappers, bottom edge uncut. (4) pages. Prospectus for Gregor R. Campbell, Son of the Bookbinder. This work includes an appendix with specimens of bookcloths manufactured at time of publication. READ MORE
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
Newtown: 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 that 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 14 bindings in full color. Another excellent Bird & Bull production. READ MORE
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
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
San Francisco, CA: The Book Club of California, 2011. 4to. quarter cloth, illustrated paper-covered boards, in cloth slipcase. 141, (3) pages. Book Club of California Publication Number 228. Acknowledgments, table of contents, introduction, two appendices. Includes an original leaf from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Chicago, 1900). 77 color plates. Also includes a companion volume, Michael O. Riley, A Bookbinder's Analysis of the First Edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz... READ MORE
New York & London: Garland Publishing, 1990. 8vo. cloth. (viii),45,(2); (i),xx,129 pages. See S-K 1820 for first title. The second title is not in S-K. Facsimile reprint of A SHORT HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ART OF BOOKBINDINGand BIBLIOPEGY IN THE UNITED STATES AND KINDERED SUBJECTS. Part of The History of Bookbinding Technique and Design edited by Sidney F. Huttner. BIBLIOPEGY(Mejer 643; Appleton p.77; Brenni no.1216) is one of the most important books written on the... READ MORE
Hartford: Privately printed at The Sign of the Stone Book, 1940. 8vo. half-cloth over boards, paper spine label. 46 pages. S-K 5629. First edition. With an introduction by Newton C. Brainard. Reprint of a manuscript notebook kept by apprentices for this early 19th-century bookbinding firm. Complimentary card tipped-in. READ MORE
Cambridge: The Houghton Library, 1981. large 8vo. paper wrappers. iv, 33 pages. S-K 7039. First edition. An excellent exhibition catalogue of this master bookbinder's work. Arno Werner was trained in Germany and his work reflects the German insistence on fine craftsmanship, the fundamental protective purpose of the binding, and the historical relevance of the binding to the book itself. READ MORE
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
(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
(Meriden, CT: The Kelsey Company), n.d. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. (12), 16, 16 pages. 3 Volumes. Three different versions of this guide for binding books, designed for users of Kelsey and other bookbinding equipment. Glossary of bookbinders' terms. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE
With an Essay by William Spawn.
Bryn Mawr: Bryn Mawr College Library, 1983. 4to. cloth, paper cover label. 122, (2) pages. With an Essay by William Spawn. S-K 3617. Sixty-two American bindings are described and illustrated including some in color. Meant to compliment Papantonio's catalogue. READ MORE
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