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Cotsen Occasional Press, 2002. 6.1 x 5.8 inches. cloth. 24 pages. This beautiful facsimile volume represents the first ever printing of Andersen`s Fotograferede Bornegrupper in English. This book is a collaboration between Andersen, who wrote the verse, and the famous early Danish photographer Harald Paetz. The illustrations in the book are albumen prints of posed and costumed children and they depict scenes of play and home life. Little Rhymes is an extremely important book in... READ MORE about LITTLE RHYMES BY HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, WITH LITTLE PHOTOS BY HARALD PAETZ
Washington D.C. Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2002. 8vo. cloth , dust jacket. 298 pages. This historic and important work is based on a series of papers presented at the 1998 International Federation of Library Associations conference in Paris. The work contains 26 essays focusing on the effects the Cold War had on Western and Communist libraries, publishers, cultural diplomacy, political censorship and the freedom to read. As a whole, this well-written work... READ MORE about BOOKS, LIBRARIES, READING & PUBLISHING IN THE COLD WAR
Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. thick 8vo. cloth, slipcase. xx, 536 pages. Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew. First edition. Designed by W.A. Dwiggins. The first 157 pages of the book give a history of the firm. Slipcase tape repaired at hinges. READ MORE about FRUIT AMONG THE LEAVES AN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. thick 8vo. cloth. xx, 536 pages. Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew. First edition. Designed by W.A. Dwiggins. The first 157 pages of the book give a history of the firm. Lacks slipcase. READ MORE about FRUIT AMONG THE LEAVES AN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
Note Di Topologia, Toponmastica E Storia Medievali Dinasti E Famiglie Italiane In Levante
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1951. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 426, (6) pages with 40 plates. Note Di Topologia, Toponmastica E Storia Medievali Dinasti E Famiglie Italiane In Levante. This volume deals with topology, topography, medieval history, dynasty and Italian families in the Eastern Mediterranean. The work also includes an appendix, bibliography, and indices, as well as 40 black-and-white plates. Wrappers show some soiling and the spine is creased, with a small closed tear at... READ MORE about IN GIRO PER IL MAR EGEO CON VINCENZO CORONELLI
Portland, ME: (Ascensius Press), n.d. broadside (7 1/2 by 5 3/4 inches). Advertisement by Elizabeth Baird's Ephemera and Books of Portland, Maine. READ MORE about Advertisement by the Ascensius Press
Portland, ME: Ascensius Press, The, 1989. tall 8vo. quarter cloth, marbled paper over boards, paper spine label. (vii), (15) pages. Limited to 100 numbered copies, this being one of the twenty five special copies bound thus. Signed by the compiler and the illustrator. Reprints poems which originally appeared in E. E. CUMMINGS COMPLETE POEMS 1913-1962. Well printed by letterpress. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine condition. READ MORE about VIVA SWEET LOVE" ELEVEN POEMS BY E. E. CUMMINGS Compiled with an introduction by Sheldon...
Portland: The Ascensius Press, 1989. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 37, (3) pages. First edition. Privately printed and limited to 500 copies. This is the third collection of poetry by Kenneth Rosen. Illustrated by Richard Wilson. Inscribed to Beth Bruce by Scott Vile in 1989. READ MORE about THE HEBREW LION
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. 8vo. cloth. viii,327; 548; 529 pages. 3 volumes. Reprint of 1908 first edition (See Besterman, 654). A fine study of this 15th and 16th century French printer's works. Badius Ascensius (1462-1535) established his famous press Praelum Ascensianumin Paris in 1499. Includes appendices and table of contents. READ MORE about BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES IMPRESSIONS ET DES OEUVRES DE JOSSE BADIUS ASCENSIUS, IMPRIMEUR ET HUMANISTE,...
Washington: Library of Congress, (1988). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 33+(1) pages. Second impression. Foreword by John Y. Cole. Essays on communication. READ MORE about THE READER-VIEWER-LISTENER AN ESSAY IN COMMUNICATION
Los Angeles: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2000. 10.6 x 13.75 inches. cloth, regular and oblong quarto, in custom slipcase. 141 pp. (text); 231 pp. (facsimile). 231 color plates. 2 VOLUMES. This work unites the Rothschild Alunno, now in the Cotsen Children's Library, with Alunno's remaining work from four European collections and reconstructs the original appearance of the cartoni by the preeminent 15th century Italian writing master. The cartoni are presented in full color facsimile, with a.... READ MORE about THE GLORY OF THE ART OF WRITING: THE CALLIGRAPHIC WORK OF FRANCESCO ALUNNO OF FERRARA
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1948. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 226 pages. First edition. Five essays on the subject using the works of Coleridge, Tennyson, Poe and Eliot for his authors. READ MORE about SEX, SYMBOLISM, AND PSYCHOLOGY IN LITERATURE
(Copenhagen): Selkskabet Bogvennerne, 1959. 16mo. stiff paper wrappers, edges uncut. 109, (3) pages. Text in Danish. Limited, numbered edition of 3000. Letters about Books.. Bay (1871-1951), born in Denmark, was chief librarian of the Crerar Library in Chicago. Presentation from the author, in English, to his son. Unopened. Wrappers lightly tanned. Front hinge cracked. READ MORE about BREVE OM BØGER
Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press, 1967. 8vo. cloth. xxviii, 943+(1) pages. (Toomey 613). University of Miami Interamerican Legal Studies, Vol. 10. Foreword by the author. Table of contents. Organized by bibliographies, general information, background, subjects, and countries. List of periodicals and general index. Ex library with markings. Boards and spine lightly soiled. READ MORE about LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO WORKS IN ENGLISH
Weston, VT: The Countryman Press, (1938). 8vo. cloth with paper wrapper. 78, (2) pages. Limited to 750 numbered copies, signed by the author and illustrator Charles Child on colophon. Drawings by Child. Bookplate of Jean Heresholt on front pastedown. Covers and spine sunned. Small tear at top fore-edge corner of cover wrapper. READ MORE about JOHNNY PYE & THE FOOL-KILLER
Leipzig: Otto Harrasowitz, 1900. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, original self paper wrappers bound in. 545-566 (22) pages. Offprint from the Centralblatt (later: Zentralblatt) für Bibliothekswesen, vol.17 no.12, of a review (largely negative) of a book by Karl Dziatzko on this topic. Covers worn, chipped. READ MORE about ZUR GESCHICHTE DES ANTIKEN BUCHWESENS
New York, NY: Center for Book Arts, 1991. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, metal spiral bound. (viii), 53, (8) pages. Table of contents, introduction. Journal of the proceedings of a conference held 1991. Includes transcripts of a number of presentations on various aspects of the book arts. With a list of participants and exhibitors. READ MORE about CONFERENCE SUMMARY: BOOK ARTS IN THE USA. 11ST NATIONAL CONFERENCE
San Francisco, CA: Book Club of California, 2016. small 4to. paper-covered boards, paper spine label, paper covered slipcase. 138 pages. Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. Includes the prospectus. Roughly fifteen years after Gutenberg printed the first substantial book in Mainz in 1455, Nicolas Jenson of Venice produced what has been universally recognized among the most beautiful typefaces ever created. Based on the humanistic calligraphy of the Renaissance, an even and infinitely various set... READ MORE about THE NOBLEST ROMAN: A HISTORY OF THE CENTAUR TYPES OF BRUCE ROGERS
(Ascona, Switzerland: Galleria del Bel Libro, 1971). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. Text in Italian, German, and French. Bindings from a variety of workships. Black and white illustrations with foldout. Brochure about the 1971 Paul Bonet prize laid in. READ MORE about LEGATORIA ARTISTICA 1971/2
(Ascona, Switzerland: Galleria del Bel Libro, 1970). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. Text in Italian, German, and French. Includes a number of workshops. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about LEGATORIA ARTISTICA OKTOBER 1970 / 5
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1985. 12mo. self paper wrappers. 14, (2) pages. The author's remarks at the IFLA General Conference, 1985. Introductory comments by John Y. Cole, Director of the Center for the Book. Center for the Book Viewpoint Series No. 15. READ MORE about THE INDIVISIBLE WORLD: LIBRARIES AND THE MYTH OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Remarks at a dinner held on March 19, 1981 in the Great Hall in celebration of the treasures of the Library of Congress
Washington: The Library of Congress, 1981. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 12 pages. Remarks at a dinner held on March 19, 1981 in the Great Hall in celebration of the treasures of the Library of Congress. Edition of 3,000 copies. Speech from an exhibition "The World Encompassed" held at the Library of Congress. READ MORE about THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED