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
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
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
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
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. (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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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