New York: Huxley House, 1953. thin 8vo. boards. (44) pages. Illustrated with engravings by Alexander Anderson, the father of white-line wood engraving in America. Huxley House was a design firm. Covers soiled. READ MORE about HUXLEY HOUSE ALMANAC FOR 1953
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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
Paris, France: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1931. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 231-282; lvii-lxiv pages. Text in French. Union List I, 502. This periodical was published six, then five, times per year from September 1927 to May 1939. This is No. 23, May 1931. Color and black and white illustrations throughout, with seven plates including two tipped in. Under the directorship of Charles Peignot, head of the French type foundry Deberny et Peignot. According to the... READ MORE about ARTS ET MÉTIERS GRAPHIQUES. No. 23
Paris, France: Arts et Métiers Graphiques, 1939. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 67, (3) pages. Text in French, with English translation of table of contents and image captions. Union List I, 502. This periodical was published six, then five, times per year from September 1927 to May 1939. This is No. 68, May 1939. According to the Union List, this was the final issue. Color and black and white illustrations throughout, with four plates including one... READ MORE about ARTS ET MÉTIERS GRAPHIQUES. No. 68
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968). 8vo. cloth. vi, 78 pages. Reprint of the 1914 first edition. (Smith no.405). READ MORE about JOHN BASKERVILLE, TYPE-FOUNDER AND PRINTER 1706-1775
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1936. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. 41+(1) pages. New foreword by Leonard Jay followed by a reprint of Cave's essay on Baskerville first issued in 1922 by J.T. Cheshire & Sons. Arranged and printed by the students at Birmingham School of Printing. Includes a genealogy of the Baskerville family and a reprint of Thomas Baskerville's will (1579). Bottom of front cover stained. READ MORE about JOHN BASKERVILLE: THE PRINTER, 1706-1775, HIS ANCESTRY
Chicheley: Paul P.G. Minet, 1973. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxxii, 72 pages and 17 plates and a facsimile of a type specimen in a pocket at the back. Reprinted with additions and corrections to the 1959 edition. The definitive work to-date. Jacket faded along top of back cover. READ MORE about JOHN BASKERVILLE, A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1772. 4to. contemporary if not original full leather, gilt rules, five raised bands on spine, all edges gilt. (ii), 364 pages. Text in Latin. Gaskell 46. "Terence" was a second century B.C. Roman playwright inspired by Greek comedy. This work is a collection of his comedies. Front outside joint cracked. Rubbed and scuffed at edges. Endpapers tanned near edges. Foxing on endpapers and title. Previous owner's names on front free endpaper... READ MORE about COMOEDIÆ
Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing and Graphic Arts, 1993. 8vo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 17 pages. Offset reprint of the original 1935 publication by the City of Birmingham School of Printing. Brief account with excerpts from contemporary documents of one of Dr. Johnson's Lichfield relations. READ MORE about JOHNSONIANA, DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON AND HIS FRIENDS, RICHARD GREENE, THE LICHFIELD APOTHECARY AND HIS...
Copenhagen, Denmark: Berlingske Bogtrykkeri, 1933. small 4to. cloth-backed boards. 58, (6) pages. A history of this printing firm issued on their 200th anniversary. Includes many facsimiles of material printed by them including full color foldout broadsides. Covers foxed. READ MORE about TO HUNDREDE AAAR, DET BERLINGSKE BOGTRYKKERI
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 72 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.11, NOV., 1998. IN THIS ISSUE: A. Tufel on George Eliot, R. Armstrong on Alan Paton, and J. Waters on "Invasion of the E-Books" (yes, a certain software company has expressed interest). N. Basbanes tours that institution, The Strand; R. Brown and Tasha Tucker discuss Tasha Tudor (with notice of the new Tasha Tudor bibliography by John & Jill Hare, published by... READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
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...
Jura: The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, n.d. small 4to. self paper wrappers. (8) pages. Prospectus issued for the Tranon Press edition of Blake's Bible. Six illustrations. Ordering information inserted. READ MORE about WILLIAM BLAKE'S ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE BIBLE
Boston: Society of Printers, 1916. 8vo. cloth backed boards, paper cover label, dust jacket. 50 pages. First edition, limited to only 250 copies. Printed by the University Press. Jacket chipped along spine with 4" piece lacking. Unusually well-preserved copy of this scarce book. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI OF PARMA
Boston, MA: David R. Godine, (2015). tall 8vo. paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 255+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents, list of major characters, acknowledgments, four appendices, select bibliography, endnotes, index. Frontispiece, color and black and white illustrations in text. The first English language biography. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI: HIS LIFE AND HIS WORLD
London: The Holland Press, 1960. 4to. decorated paper cover boards, paper spine labels. lxxii, 267; (iv), 279 pages. 2 volumes. One of 500 copies. An exact facsimile of the famous Bodoni specimen book - manual originally printed in Parma by the Presso la Vedova in 1818. While lacking the slipcase, this two volume set is in near-pristine condition. READ MORE about MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO DEL CAVALIERE GIAMBATTISTA BODONI
Munchen: Weiss & Co., (1926). thin 4to. later two-toned cloth with paper cover and spine labels. 126 pages. 516 items bibliographically described. Fine copy. READ MORE about GIAMBATTISTA BODONI OPERA TYPOGRAPHICAE MDCCLXIX - MDCCCXXXIX
(Tours, France: MAME, 2001). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in French. Reprint of original published in Paris, (n.d., but 18th century), part of the Diderot-d'Alembert L'Encyclopédie, covering printing and bookbinding. Black and white illustrations. Price list laid in. READ MORE about RECUEIL DES PLANCHES, SUR LES SCIENCES, LES ARTS LIBÉRAUX, ET LES ARTS MÉCHANIQUES, AVEC LEUR...
New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1974. thick tall 8vo. cloth. (viii), viii, 666, 11, 16 pages. Reprint of the 1782 first edition. (Bigmore & Wyman II,74). Written by his partner and successor, John Nichols, this is a collection of anecdotes pertaining to the life and times of Bowyer, regarded as one of England's most learned 18th-century printers. Nichols was also an antiquarian who published many articles on topics relating to history, and this often-plagiarized volume... READ MORE about BIOGRAPHICAL AND LITERARY ANECDOTES OF WILLIAM BOWYER. 1782 WITH TWO MEMOIRS OF JOHN NICHOLS
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