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
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
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
London: Edward Arber, 1903-1906. 4to. cloth. xvi,576; x,664; x,742 pages. 3 volumes. First edition, one of the 1000 numbered small paper copies signed by Arber. (Besterman p.2011). Edited reprint of the original catalogues which were issued by English booksellers and publishers to show what books were available to students. A wealth of information for the student of the book during this period. Covers unevenly faded and lightly marked and rubbed. Hinges solid. READ MORE
London: Clive Bingley, (1968). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 194 pages. First edition. Contains 13 essays by various people on the booktrade in Britain; concerned, for the most part, with the 20th century. Includes Hans Schmoller on "The Paperback Revolution." Minor rubbing of jacket. READ MORE
(London): Sotheby & Co. 1963. large 8vo. cloth, leather spine label and paper labels for each sale taped on spine. variously paginated. Auction catalogues. For sales held at Sotheby & Co. on the following dates in 1963: -June 10: "Catalogue of Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures," (not in Blogie), 165 lots. -June 11: "Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters, Literary and Musical Manuscripts," (Blogie III, 185), 170 lots. -June 24: "Catalogue of The... READ MORE
Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1957. small 4to. cloth-backed boards, dust jacket. ix, 42, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 2500 copies. The finding of this manuscript bookseller's list from the early 17th century led to the dating of Shakespeare's play. The list is reproduced in collotype. Only minor wear to jacket. READ MORE
(London): British Library, 2003. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (iv), xiii, (i), 514 pages. Selected Essays. Part of the British Library Studies in the History of the Book series. A collection of essays spanning forty years about books and texts, typography and early printing, history of the book, forgery, books and people, bookselling, and libraries. Introduction by Alan Bell. Includes some illustrations. Very minor shelf wear on book and dust jacket. READ MORE
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1964. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (v), 198 pages. First edition. Contains information on the first major conflict between the Booksellers Association and some private booksellers and publishers. Two of these outspoken individuals were Dickens and Gladstone. Largely devoted to the book trade organization and resale price maintenance after 1800. Jacket is price clipped. READ MORE
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1964. 8vo. cloth. ix, (v), 198 pages. First edition. Contains information on the first major conflict between the Booksellers Association and some private booksellers and publishers. Two of these outspoken individuals were Dickens and Gladstone. Largely devoted to the book trade organization and resale price maintenance after 1800. Ex-library copy with markings. READ MORE
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1964. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, (v), 198 pages. First edition. Contains information on the first major conflict between the Booksellers Association and some private booksellers and publishers. Two of these outspoken individuals were Dickens and Gladstone. Largely devoted to the book trade organization and resale price maintenance after 1800. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. READ MORE
London: Cassell & Company, n.d. large 12mo. single colored sheet folded in half. A catalogue featuring work by J.M Barrie, including the Little Minister and Sentimental Tommy. Front panel includes black-and-white photograph of Barrie. Works by R.L. Stevenson and Arthur Conan Doyle also featured. Lightly faded. READ MORE
Edited and with a preface by L.A.G. Strong.
London: Wingate, (1952). small 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 159 pages. Edited and with a preface by L.A.G. Strong. First edition. A continuation of this bookseller's reminiscences. Jacket soiled along edge. READ MORE
York: Stone Trough Books, 2011. 5.25 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 118 pages. First edition. For over thirty-five years bookseller David Batterham has been going on book buying trips abroad and describing his journeys in letters written to artist Howard Hodgkin. This book contains the letters he wrote that reveal his traveling adventures and his buying interest and history. The visitable bookseller, a fast disappearing breed, is immortalized in this text. Lighthearted, entertaining, and charming, this... READ MORE
London: Printed by C. Demaine (for John Gray), 1853. 12mo. original printed wrappers, stitched as issued. pp. 41-48. An unusual survival, being a sort of prospectus for the main catalogue. "Parties wishing the complete Catalogue can have it forwarded by enclosing 12 stamps to the Publisher, or it will be sent gratis with orders from this sheet." Very fine condition. READ MORE
N.P. n.p. n.d. (12 by 7 1/2 inches). A letter from T. Bennet to unnamed recipient. Discusses "the suspicion that has been raised that an imprinted book of the subject of Religion" was "purloined." Bennet calls this "the most unlikely thing in the world;" there is "nothing like it at present either at the Tower or at the Chapel of the Rolls." Bennet asks his addressee to offer his opinion. Postscript states that a "messenger... READ MORE
London, England: Maggs Bros. 1975. folio. cloth. xiv, 118, (2) pages. 149 plates (including two fold-out plates and one double fold-out). One of 300 numbered copies signed by the author. Being a bibliography of Mr. Besterman's excellent collection of books "illustrative of the arts" limited to those composed before 1700 with the aim to identify the printed sources of Western art. Medical books, military texts, and other diverse subject areas are included. Each entry is... READ MORE
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.12, DEC., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J. Fawcett on Thomas Malthus, A.S. Earle on 19th-century illustrated flower books, N.H. Marshall on Clement Moore, and R. Armstrong on the "state of the art book." ALSO: M. Atwood discusses storytelling (excerpt), B. Strubble takes a bibliophile tour of England, and the Bill Gates Library Foundation commits $200 million over the next 5 years to... READ MORE