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
Festschrift zum fünfhundertjährigen Geburtstage von Johann Gutenberg.
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
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: Cambridge University Press, (1990). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvii, 317 pages. First edition. An excellent study which covers the Origins and development of book-privileges in Europe, Privilege- granting authorities in France, the procedures for obtaining privileges, their duration, advertising and ownership, etc. Also lists the known privileges with their code-numbers. Scuffed along bottom edge of covers. READ MORE
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
Utrecht: A.J. van Huffel's Antiquariaat, 1960. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 48 pages plus 4 leaves of plates. Auction catalogue for a sale held on June 15 and 16, 1960 from the library of A.W. Barten, the former director of the Professional School of Typography in Utrecht. Lists manuscripts, incunabula, works about typography, the graphic arts and bibliographies. Lists over 700 entries. Head pieces. Illustrated throughout. Cover printed in red and black. Corner bumped. Spot... READ MORE
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2001). 8vo. cloth. viii, 403+(1) pages. Reprint of the 1890 first edition printed in Milano published by Ulrico Hoepli (Besterman 5149). The annotated listings describe 769 works created by the printing establishments of Andrea Torresano, Antonio Blado and Ragazzoni, which were operating in Venice and Rome during the 15th and 16th centuries. READ MORE
Or a bibliographical description of nearly one thousand representative Bibles in various languages chronologically arranged from the first Bible printed by Gutenberg in 1450 - 1456 to the last Bible printed at the Oxford University Press the 30th June 1877. With an Introduction on the History of Printing ... Special edition revised ... Flavoured with a squeeze of the Saturday Review’s homily on Bibles.
London: Henry Stevens, 1878. large 8vo. original green cloth stamped in gilt. (viii), 151+(1) pages. Or a bibliographical description of nearly one thousand representative Bibles in various languages chronologically arranged from the first Bible printed by Gutenberg in 1450 - 1456 to the last Bible printed at the Oxford University Press the 30th June 1877. With an Introduction on the History of Printing ... Special edition revised ... Flavoured with a squeeze of the Saturday... READ MORE
London: Published jointly by The Holland Press and Oak Knoll Books, (1978). thick 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii,449+(1); viii,412; (ii),115 pages. Reprint taken directly from the original edition of 1880. The definitive work on printing history; with illustrations and biographical notes. READ MORE
3 volumes bound in one.
London: Holland Press, (1969). thick 8vo. cloth. xii,499+(1); viii,412; (ii),115 pages. 3 volumes bound in one. Reprint taken from the original edition of 1880. The definitive work on printing history. Includes illustrations and many biographical notes. Some spotting of covers. Lacks jacket. READ MORE
Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 225 pages. Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg. First edition in English. (Appleton p.15). Jacket with piece missing at head of spine. READ MORE
Hamburg: MaximilianGesellschaft, 1995, 1999. 4to. cloth, paper labels on spines and front boards. 337; 426 pages. 2 volumes. Printed in an edition of 1600 copies. Articles by Stephen Skalweit on the early modern period, Norbert H. Ott on the manuscript tradition and on print illustrations, Severin Corsten on the invention of printing, Martin Steinmann on the transfer of handwriting to type, Eva Hanebutt-Benz on bookbinding, Annaliese Schmitt on choices of book format for various literary... READ MORE
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1940). small 8vo. cloth. xv, 155 pages. First edition. (Appleton p.17). Especially interesting for the summary of the various facts known concerning the beginning of printing and the controversy surrounding Gutenberg. Small private ownership label in corner of free endpaper. READ MORE
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1968). small 8vo. cloth. xv, 155 pages. First edition, later printing. (Appleton p.17). Especially interesting for the summary of the various facts known concerning the beginning of printing and the controversy surrounding Gutenberg. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Stiff paper covers, stapled. 52 pages. The opening words of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are familiar to many, but the exact wording of the rest of his speech has been contested over the years. Soon after Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg on November 19, 1863, variations of what he said were printed in a number of publications. Generations of commentators have since puzzled over these, wanting... READ MORE