London: Maggs Bros. 1930. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), iv, 184 pages. Illustrated. Catalogue no.545. Worn with staining of pages in margins. READ MORE about DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, ENGRAVINGS AND METALS ILLUSTRATING THE EVOLUTION OF THE AIRSHIP...
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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
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
Paris, France: H. Le Soudier, 1894. 16mo. original stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Text in French. First annual editon. Frontispiece portrait of Georges Hachette. A directory of bookstores and useful information for booksellers. One foldout with maps of France. One advertisement in color. Ex-library. Wappers tearing along spine, chipped at edges, and lightly soiled. READ MORE about AGENDA-ANNUAIRE DE LA LIBRAIRIE FRANÇAISE 1894
Stockholm: Prisma, 1961. large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 61+(1) pages. Reprint of a 1923 article by Hedval on the book, the bookdealer, and the public, with two c1960 articles by Ahlström and Josephson on visual selling and customer service respectively. READ MORE about TRE OM BOCKER OCH BOKHANDEL [THREE ON BOOKS AND THE BOOKTRADE
Avec l'indication de leur valeur dans le commerce, par un Ancien Libraire
Paris: Aide-Mémoire du Libraire et de l'Amateur de Livres, 1906. large 8vo. cloth. (iv), 443(+1) pages. Avec l'indication de leur valeur dans le commerce, par un Ancien Libraire. Handbook with prices for antiquarian book sellers and collectors. The cloth of this copy has split at the joints. The upper portion of the spine has pulled away from the book block. Someone has attempted to repair the front joint with clear tape. The cover also has... READ MORE about AIDE-MÉMOIRE DU LIBRAIRE ET DE L'AMATEUR DE LIVRES
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
Bethlelem: Special Collections, Lehigh University Information Resources, 1997. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 34, (2) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Three page introduction by Steven Rothman. With six illustrations. To speak of Allen's is to speak of wit, integrity and devotion to the craft of bookselling. This booklet tells its history. READ MORE about HISTORY OF WILLIAM H. ALLEN, BOOKSELLER, 1918-1997
1948. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp.20-28. Limited to 250 copies. An article in The Indiana Quarterly for Bookmen, Vol. IV, No.1. READ MORE about " JOHN ALMON: BOOKSELLER TO JOHN WILKES."
Stockholm: n.p. (Royal Library)), 1912. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 152 pages. Part III, fasc. 1 of the work listed in Besterman 5949. Entries no. 4951-5810 (i.e. 860) of this work. The making and selling of books, and the history thereof. The supplement lists bibliographies, biobibliographies, books on library science and archives, and library catalogues. Concludes with list of corrections and errata. Unopened. Covers detached and missing pieces; backing missing. READ MORE about SVERIGES BIBLIOGRAFISKA LITTERATUR FORTECKNAD AF J...TREDJE DELEN, HAFT 1, TYPOGRAFI OCH...
Chicago: W.B. Thorsen, 1956-1970. 4to. self paper wrappers. Vi (10), ix (4,184.108.40.206), x (3), xiii (4-8), xiv (1-10), xv (1-10), xvi (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10), xvii (1-6, 8, 10), , xx (1-8), xxi (1-8), xxii (1-8), xxiii (1-6), xxiv (1-6), xxv (1,2,4,5,6), xxvi (1-6) Extras: 98 assorted issues Xxvi (6), 5); xxv (6(2), 5); xxiv (2); xxiii (5); xxii (7(2), 6(2), 5, 4, 3(2), 2(2), 1(2)); xxi (8(2), 7, 6, 5(2), 4(3), 3, 2(2), 1(2)); xx (8(3), 7(2), 6(2), 5(2), 4(3), 3(3), 2(2), 1(3), xix (10, 8/9, 7(2), 6(2), 2(2)); xvii (6(2), 4, 2(2), 1(2)); xvi (10(3), 9(3), 8, 7(3), 5, 4(2), 3(2), 1(3), xv (9(2), 7, 6, 5(2), 3); xiv (9), xiii (9/10) Price is per issue. READ MORE about AMERICAN BOOK COLLECTOR (THE
London: Maggs Bros. (1936). 8vo. paper wrappers. 64 pages. Catalogue no. 625. Illustrated. Chip out of bottom of front cover and first few pages at bottom. READ MORE about UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A SELECTION OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY BOOKS
London: Maggs Bros. (1936). 8vo. paper wrappers. 64 pages. Catalogue no. 625. Illustrated. Bumped at top. READ MORE about UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A SELECTION OF TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY BOOKS
New York: Argosy-Antiquarian Ltd., 1965. thick 8vo. cloth. Just volume II of this four volume set covering catalogues 122 to 132. A virtual mine of information on Americana, with prices, brought together with the use of a lengthy index volume. Thousands of entries given. Spine has Volume One printed on it but this is volume two. READ MORE about THE ANNOTATED EBERSTADT CATALOGS OF AMERICANA. IN FOUR VOLUMES INCLUDING INDEX. NUMBERS 103 TO...
3 parts bound in 1
Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1872, 1875, 1875. 8vo. later cloth with paper wrappers for parts 2 and 3 bound in. viii,288; (ii),289-420; (ii),174; 16 pages. 3 parts bound in 1. With the three facsimile plates present in the first volume. Contains a fine selection of early books concerning the exploration and settling of America. His essay is given on pages v to viii. Bound with Part II. Books (supplement) and Part III. Portraits, Autographs, Plates, Atlases... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, MAPS, PLATES OF AMERICA, AND OF A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF EARLY VOYAGES ......
New York: E. Eberstadt & Sons, 1957. tall large 4to. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 111 pages. 671 priced lots of Americana, with many items for individual states. A few illustrations. Reproduced typescript. Covers worn, soiled; old tape repairs. READ MORE about A COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, PAINTINGS, ETC., RELATING TO
8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8.
London: Maggs Bros. 1922-1930. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers (except Parts 5 and 7 which are bound in cloth with leather spine labels). thousands of pages. 8 (of 9) volumes, missing volume 8. A massive collection of books and manuscripts concerning Americana, being catalogues 429, 432, 442 (missing last leaf), 465, 479, 496, 502 and 549. Lacking Part VIII which was devoted to Brazil. Wrappers worn and detached on some volumes. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA ET PHILIPPINA
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
København: Boghandlerfagskolen, 1947. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, pages unopened. 68+(1) pages. First edition. The history of the book in Denmark is the subject of this volume of collected essays. Topics range from book selling in Denmark to a history of Danish literature. Other essays address bibliography and paper. In Danish. Small damaged spot along edge of front cover. READ MORE about BOGHANDLERUDDANNELSE I DANMARK. NOGLE TRAEK AF NYERE DANSK BOGHANDELS HISTORIE
London, England: The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, 1959. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 48, (2) pages. List of exhibitors, foreword by association president Alan G. Thomas, advertisements by the exhibitors. Wrappers slightly bent at edges. READ MORE about THE SECOND ANTIQUARIAN BOOK FAIR
Vienna: Das Antiquariat, 1953-1973. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 125 issues. Serial publication. (Titus 410). Series begun in 1945, issued monthly or bi-monthly. Available volumes January-December 1953 and 1954; January-August and October-December 1955; January-December 1956; issues 1-12 1957; issues 1-12 1958; issues 1/2-5/6 1959; issues 1/2 and 7/8-11/12 1960; issues 3-8 1961; issues 9-12 1962; issue 1/2 1963; issues 3/4 and 5/8 1964; issues 9/10 and 11/12 1966; issues 3-11/12 1968; issues 1-12 1969; issues 1-12 1970; issues 1-3 and 5-12 1971; issues 1-12 1972; and 1-12 1973. Issues are illustrated in black-and-white. From the reference library of H.P. Kraus. READ MORE about ANTIQUARIAT (DAS
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
5 volumes bound in 3.
Mansfield Centre, MA: Martino Publishing, 2007. 8vo. and 4to. cloth. approximately 3100 pages. 5 volumes bound in 3. Reprint of the first edition published in Birmingham during the period 1875-1894. The Stationers' Company has in its possession copyright registers from 1554 to 1842; this book contains the entries up to 1640. The Stationers' Company, which was founded in the fifteenth century to protect and regulate the London book trade, contains Court Book registers, records of... READ MORE about A TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS OF THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS OF LONDON; 1554-1640, A.D
Buenos Aires: J. Lajouane and Co., 1910. small 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 20 pages. Bookseller's and publisher's catalogue for about 100 titles, mostly legal publications and works on history and political science, but also with 15 textbook titles used in "los Colegios Nacionales y Escuelas Normales" in Argentina. Prices are often given for both paperback and bound versions. Pages browned, wrappers soiled, worn through at top of spine. One staple has broken. Corner chipped. READ MORE about CATALOGO DE LAS OBRAS EDITADAS Y LIBROS DE FONDO DE LA "LIBRERIA NACIO
N.P. (Buenos Aires): n.p. (Gath & Chaves), 1920. large 12mo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 174 pages. Catalogue of the book dept. of a Buenos Aires business called The South American Stores, Gath & Chaves Ltd. for 1,000's of current titles. Listings include: much art and literature (emphasizing classics); no children's category except for school and educational books; serious works on natural science, psychology etc., often of an introductory nature, and historical and some political works... READ MORE about CATALOGO DEL DEPARTMENTO DE LIBRERIA, 1920