1983. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Volume V, No.1. John Lancaster on 19th century American book trade technology and social history, Rollo Silver on the power of the press, James Barnes on Jonas Winchester, various authors on H.L. Mencken, Bruce Rogers Looks Back by Neville Thompson and information on ELbert Hubbard and W.W. Denslow. READ MORE
Festschrift zum fünfhundertjährigen Geburtstage von Johann Gutenberg.
Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1968. 4to. cloth. unpaginated. Festschrift zum fünfhundertjährigen Geburtstage von Johann Gutenberg. Text in German. 35 illustrations depicting events connected with or accomplishments of printer Johann Gutenberg. Include manuscripts, book covers and Gutenberg's printed works. Many are foldouts. Commemorates the 500th anniversary of his death. READ MORE
Netherlands: n.p., 1939. 4to. cloth. 120 pages. Printed on Van Gelder Zonen paper. A comprehensive sample of commercial printing work in 1939 from the Nieuw Leven Printing Co. in the Netherlands. Printed in color with printed acetate overlays. Illustrated. Foxing to edges of many pages, some wear to extremities. READ MORE
Richmond, VA: ad lib Press, 1990. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Reprint of the 1787 printing that occured in the American Musuem. Limited to 155 numbered copies; this copy is out of series. An article discussing American type faces and American type. Silver, in his THE AMERICAN PRINTER, p.146, says "In an essay printed in 1787 ... (Hopkinson) proposed an improvement in the art of printing, so as to make it expressive not only... READ MORE
N.P. Adagio Press, n.d. 4to. unbound. 131 broadside specimen sheets enclosed by heavy paper covers. Ornaments and type faces offered by the Adagio Press. Includes designs by Will Bradley (American Type Founders), D. Stempel, Imre Reiner and Jose Mendoza y Almeida (Typefoundry Amsterdam), Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese, G.C. Lange (H. Berthold), American Type Founders, Monotype, Georg Trump, Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum, designers for Bauersche Giesserei, Hermann Zapf, Jan van Krimpen and others. Illustrations..... READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1976. 8vo. paper wrappers, mailing envelope. 27 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered and signed copies. Tanner and Alstrom 34. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, mailing envelope. pp.29-60. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 37. A continuation of the work presented as Typographia 1. This copy is signed by the private press owner, Leonard Bahr. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. Signed by Bahr next to limitation statement. READ MORE
With a new introduction by John Bidwell.
New York: Garland Publishing, 1981. 8vo. cloth. xviii page introductory material followed by 288 page facsimile, (4) pages. With a new introduction by John Bidwell. Reprint of the 1844 second edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,3). The first edition was issued in 1837. This was the second practical printing manual issued by an American author; it was compiled from many of the facts given by Hansard and Johnson. Illustrated. READ MORE
Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies, n.d. (circa 1894). 8vo. modern cloth with original stiff paper wrapper bound-in. (viii), x, 379, (3) pages. First edition. A manual of reproduction processes. Includes 140 illustrations within the text and examples of each process reproducing original designs of the author. Techniques discussed in this volume include dry point, lithography, heliogravure, and various color processes. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. A xerox of the entry for Adeline in... READ MORE
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
London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 48 pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Two." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous initials and title pages. READ MORE
London, England: Coptic Press, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 63+(1) pages. "Nineteenth Century Initials, Ornaments, and Borders: Part Three." Note on contents by the editor, Black and white illustrations of numerous pictorial ornaments, borders, and vignettes. READ MORE
Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, (1958). 12mo. cloth, paper cover label, printed clear plastic dust jacket. (32) pages. Translated by Antje Lemke. Introduction by Donald P. Bean. First edition thus, with the first appearance in English of the Prologue in which Aldus announces his plan to publish printed editions of Aristotle. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 2003. thick 8vo. cloth. 688 pages. Reprint of the third edition which was originally published in Paris in 1834 in only 350 copies. (Besterman p.5153; Breslauer and Folter no.115 for first edition). This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1500 entries given. READ MORE
Cambridge: University Press, 1941. 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 141+(1) pages and 14 illustrations. Second edition, revised by John Carter and E.A. Crutchley. Excellent short guide to the history of printing. Jacket has small pieces missing at spine ends. Name in ink at top of title page. READ MORE
Cambridge: University Press, 1941. 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 141+(1) pages and 14 illustrations. Second edition, revised by John Carter and E.A. Crutchley. Excellent short guide to the history of printing. Jacket is tape repaired with red fabric tape at spine ends. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE