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 about TYPOGRAPHIA I
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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 about TYPOGRAPHIA TWO
With a new introduction by John Bidwell.
New York: Garland Publishing, 1981. 8vo. cloth. xviii page introductory material followed by 288 page facsimile, (4) pages. With a new introduction by John Bidwell. Reprint of the 1844 second edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,3). The first edition was issued in 1837. This was the second practical printing manual issued by an American author; it was compiled from many of the facts given by Hansard and Johnson. Illustrated. READ MORE about TYPOGRAPHIA: OR THE PRINTER'S INSTRUCTOR; A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE ORIGIN RISE, AND PROGRESS OF THE...
New York, NY: American Association of Advertising Agencies, 1951. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 6 pages. Special edition, Revised Report No. 3. List of committee members, introductory note, table of contents. READ MORE about RECOMMENDED STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR ADVERTISING REPRODUCTION MATERIAL IN MAGAZINE LETTERPRESS...
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1983). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 431 pages. First edition. Full color design book showing the best work in the fields of covers, illustration, packaging, communication graphics, ads and books. READ MORE about AIGA GRAPHIC DESIGN USA: 4, THE ANNUAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2018. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 466 pages. Pablo Alvarez offers the first complete English translation of Alonso Víctor de Paredes Institucion, y origen del arte de la imprenta, y reglas generales para los componedores [Institution, and Origin of the Art of Printing, and General Rules for Compositors]. This 96-page printing manual set and printed by Paredes himself was issued in Madrid around 1680. It opens with an introductory digression on... READ MORE about ALONSO VÍCTOR DE PAREDES’ INSTITUTION, AND ORIGIN OF THE ART OF PRINTING, AND GENERAL RULES...
Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Society, 2012. 6.75 x 10 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 454 pages. Revised Edition. Founded in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1812 by Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer and leading publisher of the new nation, the American Antiquarian Society reflects his vision for the printed record of America's history-its preservation and its interpretation. Over two centuries, beginning with Thomas's gift of his own extensive library of books and newspapers, this learned society has become... READ MORE about THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY, 1812-2012: A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY
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
Spartanburg, SC: Wofford Library, 1971. 4to. spiral bound paper wrappers. unpaginated. Report on the third printing seminar/workshop hosted at the Wofford Library, Black and white illustrations and page specimens. With comments about Ronald David Jones, Charles G. MAxcy, Daniel Outlaw, and William A. Smith, Jr. READ MORE about PRINTING FOR PLEASURE III
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 about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
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 about TYPE FOUNDRIES OF AMERICA AND THEIR CATALOGS
(New York, NY): Amalgamated Printers Association, 1978. 16mo. loose broadsides inserted in box with printed cover label. unpaginated. A set of 17 privately printed keepsakes from the APA's Wayzgoose meeting of 1979. READ MORE about APA WAYZGOOSE GEM BOX
(New York, NY: APHA, 1983). 4to. Folder, front cover label. unpaginated. A collection of keepsakes to commemorate the Eights APHA Annual Conference at Columbia University in 1983. Keepsake items loosely inserted in folder. READ MORE about EIGHTH APHA ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEEPSAKE
New York: American Printing History Association, 2006. 8vo. contributions loosely inserted in cloth clamshell box, paper spine label. Limited to 225 copies.Various typographic arrangements of seventeen poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the printers. Contributors include Mindy Beloff, Robin Price, Sandy Connors, Barbara Henry, Ed Colker, Ron Gordon, David Pankow, Jerry Kelly, Kay Michael Kramer, Michael Peich, Gaylord Schanilec... READ MORE about VERSE INTO TYPE: THE APHA POETRY PORTFOLIO
Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1968. 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 44 pages. Contains "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence" by Archer and "Tradition and the Printers of Southern California" by Ritche. READ MORE about MODERN FINE PRINTING
Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1968. 8vo. paper wrappers. (iv), 44 pages. Contains "The Private Press: Its Essence and Recrudescence" by Archer and "Tradition and the Printers of Southern California" by Ritche. Covers faded. READ MORE about MODERN FINE PRINTING
Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College
Williamstown: n.p., 1970. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. ii, 10 pages. Exibition, Chapin Library Williams College. Exibition designed to exploit the Chapin Library's collection of important exmaples in the history of printing produced in various countries. Features a selection of sixty-nine items representative of English printing, 1478-1969, from William Caxton to Stanley Morison. One of 1,500 copies printed in January, 1970. Light shelf wear and soiling around edges. READ MORE about THE ENGLISH ART OF THE BOOK
New York: Wm. E. Rudge's Sons, (1945). square 8vo. cloth, slipcase. 74 pages. First edition, one of 3000 bound thus. Well illustrated. Contains a check list of books by Armitage. Back cover of slipcase has faint stain. Bookplate on front pastedown and note in ink in corner of front free endpaper. READ MORE about NOTES ON MODERN PRINTING
Middletown, CT: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, (1960). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Introductory comments by Russell T. Limbach. A study of the laboratory's privately printed publications since 1943. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about ART LABORATORY IMPRESSIONIS
New York, NY: Pierpont Morgan Library, (1973). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 192, (2) pages. Table of contents, preface, foreword, acknowledgments, list of plates, select bibliography, index. Essay by Joseph Blumenthal. Black and white plates including one foldout. READ MORE about ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK 1455-1955; MASTERPIECES OF TYPOGRAPHY THROUGH FIVE CENTURIES FROM THE...
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
(N.P. Associated Printing Salesmen, 1963). 8vo. boards. (vi), 56 pages. Illustrated history of this group. READ MORE about 1913-1963, 50 YEARS OF PRINTING PROGRESS THROUGH BETTER SELLING
New York, and Philadelphia, NY & PA: J. J. Audubon and J. B. Chevalier,  1840-1844. 8vo. full morocco bindings with gilt ornamentation around covers, five raised bands, gilt on spine, marbled edges, later cloth slipcases. variously paginated. 7 Volumes. Rinderknecht and Bruntjen 40-328, First 8vo edition. Table of contents in each volume, Introductory comments by Audubon precede text in volumes I and II. List of subscribers follows text in all volumes. Index follows text... READ MORE about THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, FROM DRAWINGS MADE IN THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR TERRITORIES