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
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
With a Type-facsimile of John Bell's first Type Specimen, 1788.
Portland, ME: Southworth-Anthoensen Press (But Printed by The Meriden Gravure Co. in 1965 for the Heritage of the Graphic Arts). 1939. 8vo. paper wrappers. 20, (8) pages. With a Type-facsimile of John Bell's first Type Specimen, 1788. Limited to 250 copies. 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
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
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
Birminghamiae (Birmingham), England: Johannis Baskerville (John Baskerville), 1772, 1773. 12mo. bound in uniform period tree calf with differing flower tools to the compartments of each volume, spines gilt ruled and with matching red morocco gilt labels. Page edges pale green. ,215,; ,131,128-214; 217-276pp. 2 volumes. Bound in two volumes, with the third and fourth (final) books of 'Propertii' misbound at the rear of 'De Rerum Natura'. (Gaskell #45 & #50 respectively). The contents are complete... READ MORE
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
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1773. 8vo. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped spine with five raised bands. vi, 364; 443+(1); (ii), 410 pages with unpaginated index. 3 volumes. Fifth edition (Gaskell 49; Pardoe 127, 146). Preface, list of the contents of each volume, index at conclusion of third volume. First published in 1711, Characteristicks is a collection of five previously-published essays with five newly-written chapters seeking to clarify his earlier thoughts. Shaftesbury (1671-1713) was a.... READ MORE
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
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. Ex library copy with all markings removed. The type specimen facsimile is loosely inserted in a bound in folder in the back. READ MORE
Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1758. 8vo. full contemporary calf, gilt-stamped red labels on spine with five raised bands, stained edges. (xxx), lxix+(i), 390; 416 pages. 2 volumes. First Baskerville edition (Gaskell 4, 5). Preface by the publisher, list of subscribers, biography of Milton, introductory poetic works by Samuel Barrow and Andrew Marvel. Only 1500 copies of Milton's two epic poems were printed by Baskerville in 1758. In the preface to Paradise Lost, Baskerville discusses his... READ MORE
Oxonii: e Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1763. 8vo. original full calf, gilt letter on spine, five raised bands. (iv), 676 pages. First printing of the New Testament in Greek by the Oxford University Press in Baskerville's type. (Gaskell Add.I, p.71). Gaskell says that Oxford authorised 500 copies to be printed and then 2000 to be printed. Curiously, this is the only book that bears Baskerville's name from the year 1763. With the bookplate of Sir Francis Geary... READ MORE
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
N.P. Meriden, 1934. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 17 pages. Reprint of article that appeared in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America Vol XXVII, Part 1. Frontispiece reproduction of the title page of John Hart's 1723 book. Tear along spine. READ MORE
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
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
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
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