London: The Bibliographical Society, 1991. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. iv, 87 pages. Occasional Papers No.6. A handlist of this collection, with dates and a short description of the contents of each entry. Combined author/subject index. Distributed for the Bibliographical Society. READ MORE about HANDLIST OF LIBRARY CATALOGUES AND LISTS OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY...
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Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1992. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 190 pages. Second edition, revised. Edited by Nancy H. Burkett and John B. Hench and a foreword by Jill Ker Conway. Illustrated. READ MORE about UNDER ITS GENEROUS DOME, THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY
Worcester (MA): American Antiquarian Society, 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cloth-covered slipcase with paper label on front. 183+(1); 81 pages. 2 volumes. The American Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by the printer Isaiah Thomas and associates for the purpose of preserving the records of the American Revolution. The Society is today a major archive of materials for American History. One volume is a brief history of the Society and a description of its collections... READ MORE about THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY: A 175TH ANNIVERSARY GUIDE
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 415 pages. First edition. catalogue of 144 Northern European books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 16th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Introductory essay by Harry Francis Mallgrave. Bibliographic descriptions by Gerald Beasley, Claire Baines, Henry Raine. Illustrated books containing scenes of architectural interest, views of interiors, etc.... READ MORE about MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, NORTHERN EUROPEAN, VOL. III
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1998. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xv, 392 pages. First edition. catalogue of ninety-seven British books, many of them folios, on architecture from the 17th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Covers seventy-seven architects and one firm (Hepplewhite). Includes important English translations of non-English architects (Palladio et al.), and a few non-architectural items. Each numbered entry is... READ MORE about THE MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, VOL. II, BRITISH BOOKS
Washington and New York: National Gallery of Art and George Braziller, (2000). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxiii, 545+(1) pages. First edition. Scholarly catalogue of Italian and Spanish books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 15th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Italy produced illustrated architectural books that surpass those from any other publishing center in the originality of their content and in... READ MORE about MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, VOL. IV ITALIAN AND SPANISH BOOKS FIFTEENTH THROUGH...
Washington: National Gallery of Art / New York: G. Braziller, 1993. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxv, 512 pages. First edition. catalogue of 172 French books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 16th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art. Includes important French translations of non-French works, and a few engineering books, along with some illustrated books containing scenes of architectural interest, views of interiors, etc. Each... READ MORE about THE, VOL. 1 MARK J. MILLARD ARCHITECTURAL COLLECTION, FRENCH BOOKS
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. large 8vo. cloth. (ii),ix,(iii),1030; (iv),1061-2188; (iv),655+(1) pages. 3 volumes. Burt Franklin reprint (their Bibliography and Reference series, no.47) of the original 1870 and 1877 works published by the South Kensington Museum in London. See Besterman 523 for the original. In the 1860's, the Kensington Museum decided to publish a kind of union catalogue of "books on art," based on library holdings in England and elsewhere. To be included were books... READ MORE about UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON ART, VOL.I A-K / VOL.2 L-Z / VOL.III SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME
Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2010. 8.5 x 11.5. hardcover, dust jacket. 322 pages. Introduction and Transcription by Jack Larkin. The text of Baldwin's diary is a virtual trip back in time, and this edition with its lively illustrations and helpful identification of the hundreds of people he meets along the way, takes the reader back into Massachusetts in the years between 1829 and 1835. Numerous illustrations and pictures expand the descriptions Baldwin gives readers... READ MORE about A PLACE IN MY CHRONICLE: A NEW EDITION OF THE DIARY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BALDWIN, 1829-1835
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.3, MARCH 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: B. Hicks on Nancy Drew books, G. Dibert-Himes on the library of Schloss Corvey in Germany, B.G. Henneke on old ship's logbooks, J.G. Schiller on the early publishing history of the Paul Bunyan tales, T. Conway on James Michener, G. and M. Green on the Little Blue Books of the 1920's and 30's, N. Basbanes on... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.7, JULY 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: J.S. Murray on 19th-century book canvassers in America, C. Pelayo on the private library of her great-uncle Menéndez Pelayo, G. Menzies on memoirs of aristocratic Russian émigrés, P. Dininny on Kenny's Bookshop in Galway, R. Meador on Orson Well's 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, N. Basbanes on the bookseller P. Juvelis, AND MUCH MORE..... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 4, NO.1, JAN., 1999. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Ramsland on A. Camus, B. Roismann-Cooper on the private press printer Gloria Stuart (who learned printing from Ward Ritchie and is at the moment better known for her role in a recent movie), S. Stipe on "the book that ruined Kate Chopin's career," B. Hicks on Powell's Books in Portland, N. Basbanes on the London Library, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
19 volumes bound in 18.
Paris: n.p., 1897-1919. large 8vo. quarter leather with five raised bands, marbled paper-covered boards, with original paper wrappers bound in. variously paginated. 19 volumes bound in 18. A complete run of this bimonthly periodical until 1919. The periodical continued to 1931 and superseded Revue internationale des archives, des bibliothèques et des musées. Merged into Revue des bibliothèques. Journal of bibliography, archives, libraries and library sciences. Ex-libris of Paul Lacombe, the French book collector and author..... READ MORE about LE BIBLIOGRAPHE MODERNE, COURRIER INTERNATIONAL DES ARCHIVES ET DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES
Paris: Bibliothèque Impériale, 1869. 8vo. later quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. (ii), 13 pages. A list of works freely available to the public in the Bibliothèque Impériale. Covers worn and chipped at spine. Library tag on front cover. Wear to front hinge; preliminary blank detached. Library stamps on pp.1, 4, 8, 11. READ MORE about LISTE DES OUVRAGES MIS A LA LIBRE DISPOSITION DU PUBLIC
Newton, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1992. tall 8vo. quarter leather, decorated paper over boards. 153, (2) pages. Limited to 185 numbered copies (Berger A51). Printed on Arches mouldmade paper by Henry Morris at The Bird & Bull Press. Gives a history of British circulating libraries through the use of the Papantonio collection of library book labels and book related ephemera of the eighteenth and nineteenth century by the noted English collector Sir Ambrose Heal... READ MORE about A HISTORY OF BRITISH CIRCULATING LIBRARIES, THE BOOK LABELS AND EPHEMERA OF THE PAPANTONIO...
Birmingham: Printed by Josiah Allen, (1873). 8vo. original paper wrappers. (iv), 166 pages. Some nineteenth century library markings. Front wrapper detached. READ MORE about SUPPLEMENT TO CATALOGUE, FROM 1863 TO NOVEMBER 1873
Stockholm: Statens Offentliga Utredningar (SOU), 1972. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 571, (3) pages, with 12 additional pages of plates and 1 fold-out leaf. Research publication from the dept. of education of the Swedish government. Statistics and analysis from an in-depth survey of libraries in five districts in Sweden, with charts, tables, etc. READ MORE about FORSOK MED BIBLIOTEK
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
Graz, Austria: Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1970. large 4to. gilt stamped cloth, clear plastic jacket. 94, (2), 302 pages. First edition. (S-K1164) Mazal provides the reader with a catalog of decorated book bindings from the Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library). His introduction gives an useful overview of bookbinding, as seen through the library's collections. Includes manuscripts from late antiquity and the Middle Ages as well as printed works since the 15th century. With 32 color plates and 270 black-and-white plates. READ MORE about EUROPÄISCHE EINBANDKUNST AUS MITTELALTER UND NEUZEIT
Empfohlenen Buecher für das Jahr 1885.
Köln: J. P. Bachem, 1884. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 170 pages. Empfohlenen Buecher für das Jahr 1885. Written in German. With 7411 entries of books recommended by the society. Wear, tears, paper loss on extremities, lower half of spine missing, upper half taped, soiled, large diagonal tear on back cover (taped), front cover page partially stuck to title page. READ MORE about VERZEICHNIS DER VON DEM VEREIN VOM H. KARL BORROMÄUS
Boston: Published by the Trustees, 1898-99. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards. xii,176 pages; xii,164 pages. 2 volumes. Annual list of books added to the Boston Public Library, selected from the monthly bulletins, Vol. 1, 1896-97, Vol. 2, 1897-98, with a synopsis of classification. Over ten thousand titles were selected from more than fifteen thousand listed in the bulletins, the proportion of books in the fine arts being the largest. Ex-library copy from the... READ MORE about ANNUAL LIST OF NEW AND IMPORTANT BOOKS ADDED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1984. 8vo. cloth. v, 272 pages. First edition. Volume Six of the Great Bibliographers Series. Biography of this librarian - bibliographer followed by a bibliography of his writings and excerpts from his works. READ MORE about HENRY BRADSHAW, 1831-1886
Chicago: American Library Association, 1940. 8vo. cloth. (x), 104, (2) pages. First edition. A biography of this well-known Cleveland librarian. Ex library copy with markings. READ MORE about PORTRAIT OF A LIBRARIAN WILLIAM HOWARD BRETT