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."
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1938. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 263-288. Article in The Library , Fourth Series, Volume XIX, Number 3, December 1938. Corners bumped. READ MORE about "THE SOCIETY FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LEARNING."
A facsimile from the Library of Congress.
(Washington, DC: Library of Congress), n.d. 4to. self paper wrappers. (4) pages with broadside facsimile loosely inserted. A facsimile from the Library of Congress. One page of text by James Gilreath. Facsimile is one of two known copies of this broadside. Broadside is loosely inserted in a pocket in folder. READ MORE about ROBERT BELL'S BOOK AUCTION CATALOG, AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN BROADSIDE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.11, NOV., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: A. Tufel on George Eliot, R. Armstrong on Alan Paton, and J. Waters on "Invasion of the E-Books" (yes, a certain software company has expressed interest). N. Basbanes tours that institution, The Strand; R. Brown and Tasha Tucker discuss Tasha Tudor (with notice of the new Tasha Tudor bibliography by John & Jill Hare, published by... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Copenhagen: Forening for Boghaandvaerk, 1920's-1970's. large 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. Various paginations (generally between 100-150 pages per volume). Various volumes of the Danish annual, The Bibliophile, offered for sale individually. Each volume has illustrations and generally contains 4-6 articles on collections, bindings, publishing, typography, Danish books and collectors, and other book-related matters. Some have brief English-language summaries at the end. Some vols. are unopened. All have their original wrappers, which are usually soiled, chipped..... READ MORE about BOGVENNEN, AARBOG FOR BOGKUNST OG BOGHISTORIE
Copenhagen: Forening for Boghaandvaerk, 1926-1931. large 8vo. original publishers paste paper covers with paper spine labels. Various paginations (approx. 2,500 pages total). 6 volumes. Six years of the Danish annual The Bibliophile: vols. 15-20 (1926-1931) of the original series The Bibliophile, which began in 1893, had by the 1920's lost interest in book crafts, and deals more with collecting and bibliophile issues, becoming rather more international in outlook. In 1926, reports on Danish Book auctions... READ MORE about BOGVENNEN, AARBOG FOR BOGKUNST OG BOGHISTORIE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2004. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 176 pages. First edition. This book is the first illustrated guide to this complex and controversial subject. In 1930, in The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, Michael Sadleir declared that "the bookseller-publisher of the decades from 1730 to 1770 issued his books either in loose quires, or stitched, or a most in a plain paper wrapper." This view... READ MORE about TRADE BOOKBINDING IN THE BRITISH ISLES, 1660-1800
New York: Martin Breslauer, Inc., (1987). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 146 pages+19 color plates. A catalogue of 92 fine bindings from Breslauer, fully illustrated, many in color, with several fold-outs. The items include a 10th century Greek manuscript, a mid-17th century Augsburg silver binding by David Bessmann, a Kelmscott Press Chaucer, and several elegant bindings by Pierre Legrain, circa 1920. Price list loosely inserted. Fine condition. READ MORE about CATALOGUE ONE HUNDRED EIGHT
Paris: Gumuchian & Cie, n.d. (circa 1930s). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. vi, 182 pages and 135 plates of bindings including some in full color. Catalogue no.12 issued by this bookselling firm. (Brenni no.288). The catalogue has descriptions of 398 bindings with well over one-third of them illustrated. The descriptions are detailed and the text is aided by indices to provenance and authors. Crease through middle of dust jacket; chipping along edges of jacket being more... READ MORE about CATALOGUE DE RELIURES DU XVE AU XIXE SIÈCLE, EN VENTE A LA LIBRAIRIE GUMUCHIAN & CIE
London: Maggs Bros. 1981. square 8vo. later leather, gilt lettering on spine. 100 pages. Catalogue 1014. S-K 3526b. Many plates of illustrations. Indexed. Rebound in full leather. READ MORE about PROVINCIAL BOOKBINDING IN GREAT BRITAIN SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
London: Maggs Bros. 1964. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 193 pages. Catalogue 893. S-K 3520b. With many full-page plates illustrating bindings. (Brenni no.769). Foxing of title page and back cover. READ MORE about BOOKBINDING IN GREAT BRITAIN, SIXTEENTH TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Oxford: Alden Press for the Society, 1970. 4to. paper wrappers. (8) pages. Reproduces in facsimile the Stationers' Company almanack for 1781 which has one of the earliest known portrayals of Stationers' Hall in London. READ MORE about KEEPSAKE PRINTED FOR THE WYNKYN DE WORDE SOCIETY ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR VISIT TO THE UNITED...
Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger, (1930). 8vo. cloth. 351 pages. First edition. The products of one hundred fourty years of publishing and book selling are contained withint this volume. The Berlin firm of Grebrüder Borntraeger celebrated this anniversary by compiling a bibliography of its titles. A history of the firm's development prefaces the Catalogue of books. The bibliography is arranged by subject and author. In German. Top edge of spine rubbed. Back hinge cracked. READ MORE about GEBRÜDER BORNTRAEGER. BERLIN UND LEIPZIG 1790-1930
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1991. 8vo. cloth. (13), x, 209 pages. Reprint of the first edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Rosenblum. This work first appeared in 1932 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publisher, John Wiley and Sons. Boynton was interested in the colorful figures that populated the book world of early America and tells their fascinating story in an entertaining manner. His account begins with the establishment of the Cambridge... READ MORE about ANNALS OF AMERICAN BOOKSELLING, 1638-1850
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. 8vo. cloth. iv, 172 pages. Reprint of the 1961 first edition published by the Bibliographical Society of America (Besterman 5196). This useful bibliography is a tool for use in conjunction with Evans, American Bibliography. Bristol has provided an index of printers, publishers, and booksellers to help navigate Evans when author-title information is not clear, or not properly transcribed. Bristol suggests that Evans made many attributions of author, publisher, and... READ MORE about INDEX OF PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS, AND BOOKSELLERS INDICATED BY CHARLES EVANS IN HIS AMERICAN...
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
New York: Garland, 1974. 8vo. cloth. (xiv), 467 pages. Reprint of the London 1794 edition. Ruddiman was a librarian with interesting secondary ties to the book world. In 1707 he became a book auctioneer, and in 1715, a printer in partnership with his brother. Chalmers was a fellow Scot and a noted antiquarian. READ MORE about THE LIFE OF THOMAS RUDDIMAN N, A.M., THE KEEPER, FOR ALMOST FIFTY YEARS, OF THE LIBRARY BELONGING...
Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Mansell Publishing and Humanities Press Intern. (1986). 8vo. boards. xv, 266 pages. First edition. Contains a number of chapters on Irish booksellers and publishers in America through the 1820s and an appendix in which the known Irishmen working in America are listed. Ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper. READ MORE about IRISH BOOKSELLERS AND ENGLISH WRITERS, 1740-1800
N.P. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. (vi), 204 pages. Essays on bookselling, publishing and reading. Very minor jacket soiling. READ MORE about THE WIDENING CIRCLE, ESSAYS ON THE CIRCULATION OF LITERATURE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE. Edited...
Wilmington: Eleutherian Mills Historical Library, 1969. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 214 pages. Best reference book on the subject. Full bibliographical descriptions given along with locations and indices of printers, booksellers and publishers. READ MORE about PRINTING IN DELAWARE, 1761-1800, A CHECKLIST
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, (1996). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (iii), 399+(1) pages. First printing. This is the first biography of Robert Dodsley in nearly a century. He was England's most important eighteenth-century publisher, and served as protege, publisher, or patron of authors Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Voltaire, Horace Walpole and many more. Solomon documents Dodsley's ingenious articulation of his financial interests in newspapers, journals, and book publishing, proving that contrary to the traditional... READ MORE about THE RISE OF ROBERT DODSLEY
London: Dulau & Co., 1845. disbound, all edges marbled. liv, 955 pages. Sales catalogue for Dulau & Co. listing 19,956 Foreign books, mostly in French. A special section is devoted to illustrated works and contains 25 plates of black-and-white illustrations. Works are organized into sections by topic (Illustrated editions, Theology, Medicine, etc.), followed by an alphabetical table of all works. Index pages significantly chipped around edges with text loss and one page entirely lacking. Minor foxing. READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF FOREIGN BOOKS, COMPRISING POPULAR & STANDARD WORKS
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1985). 8vo. cloth. xvi, 176 pages. First edition. A new book describing bookselling, publishing and printing practices during this period. With 7 appendices giving detailed information about specific businesses. READ MORE about PROVINCIAL BOOK TRADE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND
Kassel and Basel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 1953. 12mo. cloth. (iv), 141 pages, with illustrations. Foreword by Rudolf Alexander Schröder. Study of 18th century German bookselling. Includes facsimiles of title pages of several of Wilhelm Fleischer's books. Indexed. READ MORE about DIE WICHTIGKEIT DES BUCHHANDELS
Birmingham: Birmingham Bibliographica Society, various dates (1975-1987). 4to. stapled stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 7 volumes. Volumes: No. 1 To 1779; No. 2 1780-1789; No. 3 1790-1799 with addenda to Working Papers 1 and 2; No. 4 1800-1809; No. 5 1810-1819; No. 6 1820-1829; No. 7 1830-1839. Light creasing and wear along edges. Volume one faded towards edges as though placed by a smaller book. Gavin Bridson's invoice laid-in. "West Midlands Book Trade Project, an... READ MORE about WORKING PAPERS FOR AN HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF THE WEST MIDLANDS BOOK TRADE TO 1850, COMPILED BY...