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
Un Homme d'Affaires et de Culture au Grand Siècle
(Paris): Éditions des Cendres, (2004). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 206, (2) pages. Un Homme d'Affaires et de Culture au Grand Siècle. Text in French. Limited to an edition of 399. An account of the life and work of printer Jean Anisson. Includes extracts from Anisson's correspondence as well as illustrations of his work. Foreword by Paul-Marie Grinevald. READ MORE
Columbia, MO: Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxiv, 64, (8) pages. Exhibition at the University of Missouri-Columbia March-April 1977. Preface by Homer L. Thomas. Introduction by Land. Bibliography, list of abbreviatioins. Detailed descriptions of each item exhibited. Black and white illustrations. Index of authors, acknowledgments. READ MORE
London: F.C. Avis, 1971. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 100 pages. First edition, limited to 350 numbered copies. An excellent study of the printers' chapel - a predecessor of the modern trade union. Avis writes about the origin and objectives of the Chapel, its organization and membership, meetings, chapel rules, chapel verse and a list of references. Minor jacket chipping. 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
Introductions by Carey S. Bliss.
North Hills: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. 141 pages. Introductions by Carey S. Bliss. One of 500 copies (Heaney A33). This is the first reprinting in facsimile of two important first books on printing in English. The first is Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing(1664) which is the first book devoted to the subject of printing; the second is William Caslon's first type specimen book, also the first English... READ MORE
N.P. (Stockholm?): "Bibliophiles" (i.e. Society of B...?), n.d (c1960). 12mo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 79 pages. Limited to 700 copies. Three articles by Björkbom, previously published elsewhere. The "printing shop of the 1500's" is that of C. PLantin. No.10 in the "Bibliophile's Miniature Series." READ MORE
With a Rhythmical Translation of the German Version of 1648.
London: Trubner & Co. 1885. small 4to. original boards with paste paper sides, uncut. xii, 116 pages. With a Rhythmical Translation of the German Version of 1648. First edition. An interesting discussion of early printer's guilds with descriptions of the life of a young printer from his early apprenticeship to his performance in the morality play, Depositio Cornuti Typographici, which signaled his acceptance to the ranks of the printer. Many fine illustrations of early printing... READ MORE
Parma: Museo Bodoniano, 1972-73. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 101+(3); 107+(3). 2 volumes. Printing limited to 800 copies. The first two issues of a bulletin describing the activities of the Museum and Center for the Study of Giambattista Bodoni. Includes a history of the Museum and Center, a mission statement, notes on their collection, and Bodoni bibliographical references. Illustrated with tipped-in photographs. The cover of Volume one has become detached from the book block. READ MORE
New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1991. 8vo. cloth. (13), x, 209 pages. Reprint of the first edition, with a new introduction by Joseph Rosenblum. This work first appeared in 1932 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its publisher, John Wiley and Sons. Boynton was interested in the colorful figures that populated the book world of early America and tells their fascinating story in an entertaining manner. His account begins with the establishment of the Cambridge... READ MORE
An offprint from The Library, 1950.
N.P. n.p. 1950. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. pp.14-25, (5). An offprint from The Library, 1950. Author's offprint. Reprinted by Oxford University. A very short biography and list of works printed by a little-known German printer, Samuel Browne, at various locations. Inscription by the author on front cover. From the reference library of H.P. Kraus. 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
Mise en Ordre avec une Introduction et des Appendices par Marius Audin et une Notice biographique par E. Vial. 2 volumes.
Genève: Slatkine Reprints, 1970. 8vo. cloth. (viii),380; (iv), 381-732,(2) pages. Mise en Ordre avec une Introduction et des Appendices par Marius Audin et une Notice biographique par E. Vial. 2 volumes. Reprint of the 1937 first edition which was limited to only 333 copies. Full bibliographical descriptions with lengthy annotations of the books printed in this area of France during the 16th and early part of the 17th centuries. READ MORE
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1987). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xi, 354 pages. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. First U.S. edition. Discusses the impact of printing on all social classes of the ancient regime. Private ownership inscription in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE
Nottingham: Thos. Forman & Sons Ltd. 1953. large 8vo. paper-covered boards, modern paper spine label. ix, 71 pages. Second edition, limited to 200 numbered copies. Newspapers and their publishers in Nottingham up through the 1860s, a brief account of 18th-century Nottingham book printers with a bibliography of the imprints of fifteen 18th-century printers, and brief sections on chapbooks and broadsides. Eleven facsimiles. With a "chronological list of Nottingham Newspapers-1710 to 1864." With the bookplate and... READ MORE
(London): The British Library, (2000). large 8vo. cloth. l, 172 pages plus 8 plates. First edition. Forward by J.S.G. Simmons who first attempted a similar work. 171titles compiled by the editors. Sixteen black-and-white illustrations. Indexes. With a memorial bookplate on front pastedown which indicates that this volume came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. READ MORE
Köln: Overstolzenhaus, 1965. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 158, (34) pages. Hans Blum, Severin Corsten and Peter Hasenberg provide a history of the book and papermaking in Cologne. This catalogue accompanied the 1965 exhibition at the Overstolzenhaus in Cologne. Following the essays are 259 entries detailing Cologne publications. Illustrated in red, black & white. Indexed. READ MORE
Geneva, Switzerland: Slatkine Reprints, 1971. 8vo. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. (viii), 322, (26); (iv), (8), 8 pages. Text in French. Two volumes in one. Reprint of original edition (Paris: Jean de la Caille, 1689). Original in Bigmore and Wyman I, 98. An important late 17th century work on the history of printing. Later scholars of that art relied on it. A history of early printing, arranged by city. Provides descriptions of the first printers, the titles... READ MORE
Amsterdam: Erasmus, 1968. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 151 pages. Limited to 400 numbered copies. General history followed by chapters on specific regions of southwest France. Also includes chapters on Thomas Portau and Jerome Maran. Has an English summary and various indices. Illustrated. Unopened copy. Text in French. READ MORE