Netherlands: n.p. 1939. 4to. cloth. 120 pages. Printed on Van Gelder Zonen paper. A comprehensive sample of commercial printing work in 1939 from the Nieuw Leven Printing Co. in the Netherlands. Printed in color with printed acetate overlays. Illustrated. Foxing to edges of many pages, some wear to extremities. READ MORE
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
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
An essay in tribute to Paul A. Bennett.
Harper Woods, MI: Adagio Press, (1967). large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (7) pages. An essay in tribute to Paul A. Bennett. First edition, limited to 483. Tanner and Alstrom 17. Privately printed by Leonard Bahr. An examination of the printing press from 1800 to 1820 when they went from wood to metal. Illustrated. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1976. 8vo. paper wrappers, mailing envelope. 27 pages. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered and signed copies. Tanner and Alstrom 34. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. READ MORE
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, mailing envelope. pp.29-60. Printed in an edition limited to 325 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 37. A continuation of the work presented as Typographia 1. This copy is signed by the private press owner, Leonard Bahr. This is a commonplace book of typographic exercises interspersed with notes on printing, typography and the private press. Signed by Bahr next to limitation statement. READ MORE
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. (1969). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 78 pages. Printing With the Handpress has been reproduced from the original edition which was limited to only 140 copies, and original printed at The Allen Press. This is one of the best of the printing manuals to be issued in the 20th century. With many decorations printed in blue, this work is becoming a scarce book in the first trade edition. Near fine. READ MORE
Wylam: Allenholme Press, 1965. large 12mo. paper wrappers. 12 pages. Printed for private circulation to the Printing Historical Society and the Rounce & Coffin Club. A note on William Davison, printer in Alnwick in the first half of the 19th century, illustrated with reproductions of some of Davison's caricatures. READ MORE
Stockholm: n.p. (Royal Library)), 1912. 8vo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 152 pages. Part III, fasc. 1 of the work listed in Besterman 5949. Entries no. 4951-5810 (i.e. 860) of this work. The making and selling of books, and the history thereof. The supplement lists bibliographies, biobibliographies, books on library science and archives, and library catalogues. Concludes with list of corrections and errata. Unopened. Covers detached and missing pieces; backing missing. READ MORE
Baltimore: Maran Printing Services, 1975. 4to. cloth. (xiv), 245 pages. First edition, limited to 500 copies. The definitive bibliography to-date of American type specimen books. Includes historical accounts of each company, a list of their specimen books with size and number of pages and illustrations. Lacks jacket. READ MORE
With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman.
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1994. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xviii, 276 pages. With additions and an introduction by Stephen O. Saxe and an index by Elizabeth K. Lieberman. Reprint of the first edition with an added appendix. Recognized by booksellers, collectors, librarians and bibliographers for its great usefulness as the definitive bibliography of American type specimen books. This edition contains an appendix listing 73 type specimen books unknown at the time of the... READ MORE
N.P. n.p. 1974-2001. small 4to. self paper wrappers. average 6-15 pages. The APHA NEWSLETTER, a publication of the American Printing History Association, Covers all aspects of printing history. Issues available are: 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 44, 61, 63, 67, 69, 71(5), 72 (July 1986)(3), Price is per issue. READ MORE
N.P. (American Printing History Association, 1983). 4to. stiff paper portfolio, paper cover label. Printed folder containing 14 private press Keepsakes produced for the conference, a four page brochure giving an agenda and various other pieces of ephemera. Includes privately printed keepsakes of all sizes and typographic designs. The four page brochure states that there were to be 16 keepsakes but two of them were delayed and were not present in the package. Chipping along edges of portfolio. READ MORE