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 about THE GREEK EDITIONS OF ALDUS MANUTIUS AND HIS GREEK COLLABORATORS
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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 about JEAN ANISSON, 1642-1721
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 about EARLY BOOKS ON ART 1500 TO 1800
Leiden: The Sir Thomas Browne Institute, 1961. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 126 pages. Basson was an English printer established in Leiden. With a bibliography of his imprints. Jacket slightly wrinkled and chipped. READ MORE about THOMAS BASSON, 1555-1613, ENGLISH PRINTER AT LEIDEN
The Sir Thomas Browne Institute, 1961. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xii, 126 pages. Basson was an English printer established in Leiden. With a bibliography of his imprints. Lacking dust jacket. READ MORE about THOMAS BASSON, 1553-1613, ENGLISH PRINTER AT LEIDEN
New York: Scholastic Press, (1997). 8vo. dust jacket, boards. (iv), 220 pages. First edition. Juvenile fictional novel set in the 1600's in a printing office. READ MORE about JAMES PRINTER, A NOVEL OF REBELLION
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 about A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRINTING WITH NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
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 about A PAIR ON PRINTING
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 about DET GAMLA TRYCKERIET, ETT TRYCKERI PA 1500-TALET, ETT FRANSKT LANDSOR
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 about AN ACCOUNT OF THE GERMAN MORALITY-PLAY ENTITLED DEPOSITIO CORNUTI TYPOGRAPHICI, AS PERFORMED IN...
New York: Burt Franklin, (1969). 8vo. cloth. viii, 78 pages. Reprint of the 1872 first edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 66). Interesting study by this master of printing and printing history. READ MORE about SHAKSPERE AND TYPOGRAPHY BEING AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW SHAKSPERE'S PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH, AND...
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 about BOLLETTINO DEL MUSEO BODONIANO DI PARMA. N.1 and N.2
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 about ANNALS OF AMERICAN BOOKSELLING, 1638-1850
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 about SAMUEL BROWNE, PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBEERG 1655-62
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 about BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES ÉDITIONS DES DE TOURNES, IMPRIMEURS LYONNAIS
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 about THE CULTURAL USES OF PRINT IN EARLY MODERN FRANCE
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 about EARLY NOTTINGHAM PRINTERS AND PRINTING
(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 about CYRILLIC BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1701 IN BRITISH AND IRISH COLLECTIONS, A UNION CATALOGUE
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 about 500 JAHRE BUCH UND ZEITUNG IN KÖLN
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 about HISTOIRE DE L'IMPRIMERIE ET DE LA LIBRAIRIE
London: MacDonald, (1965). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 122 pages. First edition. Twelve chapters on the history and modern state of British printing. Discusses the printing union. READ MORE about THE STRUCTURE OF THE PRINTING INDUSTRY
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 about ETUDES SUR L'IMPRIMERIE DANS LE SUD-OUEST DE LA FRANCE AUX XVe, XVIe ET XVIIe SIÈCLES
Rochester: Leo Hart, 1949. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 115 pages. First edition. With facsimile title pages. History of this early U.S. printer. Jacket rubbed and spotted. Some spotting of endpapers. READ MORE about GREGORY DEXTER OF LONDON AND NEW ENGLAND, 1610-1700
Rochester: Leo Hart, 1949. 8vo. cloth. 115 pages. First edition. With facsimile title pages. History of this early U.S. printer. READ MORE about GREGORY DEXTER OF LONDON AND NEW ENGLAND, 1610-1700
Rochester: Leo Hart, 1949. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 115 pages. First edition. With facsimile title pages. History of this early U.S. printer. Some chipping of jacket. READ MORE about GREGORY DEXTER OF LONDON AND NEW ENGLAND, 1610-1700