New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1929. 8vo. cloth. 270 pages. First edition. An illustrated manual showing how printing is done. Covers rubbed with fraying at top of spine. Name in ink along top of front free endpaper. READ MORE about THE JOURNALIST'S MANUAL OF PRINTING WITH LABORATORY EXERCISES
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(London, England: Bacon & Donkins, 1819). loose illustration, 11 1/2 by 9 inches. Illustration of the Bacon & Donkins press, identified as Plate III. With typescript descriptive text. READ MORE about PRINTING. MESSRS BACON & DONKINS PRINTING MACHINE
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008. small 4to. unbound signatures. 194 pages. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and consists of unbound signatures for the book. The private press has been with us in one form or another for 200 years or more. The equipment for a small private press was inexpensive, required little space and almost anyone could learn to do basic printing in a short time... READ MORE about PRIVATE TYPECASTERS, PRESERVING THE CRAFT OF HOT-METAL TYPE INTO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
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
(Barnstable, MA: Cape Cod Hobby Printers Association), n.d. oblong, 32mo. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Booklet issued by the Association with samples of printing and illustrations. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about CAPE COD HOBBY PRINTERS ASSOCIATION
Ilford, Essex: Ilford Limited, (1966). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvii+(i), 473+(1) pages. An Ilford Graphic Arts manual. Overview of photolithography, including its history. The bulk of the text is instructional. Preface by the author. Black and white illustrations. Two appendices, addendum, bibliography and index. Dust jacket faded and slightly torn at edges. READ MORE about ILFORD GRAPHIC ARTS MANUAL VOLUME 2. PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY
London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1946. 12mo. cloth. iv, 145-207+(1) pages. No. 8 in "Printing Theory and Practice" series under the general editorship of John C. Tarr. Different kinds of mechanical feeders and their operation. List of titles in the series, table of contents, author's note. Black and white illustrations throughout. Boards tanned with very light tanning at edges of text. READ MORE about MECHANICAL FEEDERS
With Reproductions of the Work of the Early Masters of the Craft, and a Practical Discussion and an Extensive Demonstration of the Modern Use of Type-Faces and Methods of Arrangement.
New York: Oswald Publishing Co., 1917. 4to. cloth, paper spine and cover labels. xx, 202, (8) pages. With Reproductions of the Work of the Early Masters of the Craft, and a Practical Discussion and an Extensive Demonstration of the Modern Use of Type-Faces and Methods of Arrangement. Second edition. Printed in black and red and with tipped-in colored examples. A really interesting look at typography at the beginning of the 20th century. Library of Congress... READ MORE about THE ART & PRACTICE OF TYPOGRAPHY, A MANUAL OF AMERICAN PRINTING
London: John Churchill, 1859. 8vo. stamped cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. vi, [iii]-xii, 13-300 pages. Fifth edition. Greatly expanded and revised from the first edition of 1855. This manual quickly became the standard for its time. Several plates are included with illustrations of the chemical processes, a complete index and useful information. The introduction to the second edition is included and concludes with "In conclusion, a hope is expressed that this 'Manual of Photographic... READ MORE about A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMISTRY, INCLUDING THE PRACTICE OF THE COLLODION PROCESS
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2008. 8.5 x 11 inches. Hardcover, dust jacket. 160 pages. First edition. Ephemera has been collected for many years, but only recently has it become widely accepted as material for academic study. This is the first book to discuss ephemera as an aspect of design history, showing how function, production process and period have affected the changing appearance of billheads, trade cards, flyers... READ MORE about THE DESIGN AND PRINTING OF EPHEMERA IN BRITAIN AND AMERICA, 1720-1920
A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen
New York: The Grolier Club, 2014. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover. 210 pages. A Facsimile of the Manuscript Overslag-Boek by Joannes Josephus Balthazar Vanderstraelen. Although "imposition manuals" -- instructions on the proper layout of typeset pages for the press -- have always been useful tools of the printing trade, surviving examples are rare. The present volume has been reproduced from a unique manuscript in the collection of the Grolier Club Library. Entitled Overslag-Boek, zeer nuttig... READ MORE about THE EARLIEST DUTCH IMPOSITION MANUAL
Stuttgart: Otto Blersch, (1949). small 8vo. cloth, gold lettering. viii, (12 pages of plates), 255, in addition to 4 pages of plates tipped in. Technical manual for linotype and Intertype setters, illustrated with diagrams, and black-and-white photographs of machinery. READ MORE about SETZMASCHINENKUNDE, 500 TECHNISCHE FRAGEN UND ANTWORTEN FÜR LINOTYPE- UND INTERTYPESETZER
Davis, CA: University of California Davis, 1969. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 21+(1) pages. Limited to 600 copies. Keepsake Number 2 in a series issued by the Library Associates of the University Library. Author was proprietor of the Tamalpais Press in Berkeley. Frontispiece and foreword by Robert H. Power, president of the Library Associates. A historical overview of the handpress with a list of references. Letter from the president of the Associates laid in. READ MORE about THE PRESSMAN'S TRADE: A COMMENTARY ON THE TRADITIONAL HANDPRESS
Davis, CA: University of California Davis, 1969. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, mailing envelope. (vi), 21+(1) pages. Limited to 600 copies. Keepsake Number 2 in a series issued by the Library Associates of the University Library. Author was proprietor of the Tamalpais Press in Berkeley. Frontispiece and foreword by Robert H. Power, president of the Library Associates. A historical overview of the handpress with a list of references. In original mailing envelope addressed to collector who... READ MORE about THE PRESSMAN'S TRADE: A COMMENTARY ON THE TRADITIONAL HANDPRESS
London, England: The Lion & Unicorn Press, (1953). small 8vo. decorated paper-covered boards. 63, (15) pages. Limited to 60 copies. Translated from the Italian. Frontispiece portrait of Giambattista Bodini. With facsimile reproductions of typefaces and ornaments from the original edition. Complimentary card from the publisher laid in. Covers lightly scuffed along spine. Light foxing on back endpapers. Tissue protector between frontispiece and title separating. READ MORE about BODONI PREFACE TO THE MANUALE TIPOGRAFICO OF 1818
N.P. Dansk Litografisk Principalforening, 1922. 4to. patterned paper-covered boards, leather spine label, all edges speckled green. 62, (2), 25 leaves, 92, 72 pages. Three separately numbered sections. The first section is on lithography techniques, includes diagrams and illustrations of printing equipment, The second section describes the twenty five year history of the printing company, Dansk Litografisk Principalforening. The last section provides biographies of notable Danish lithographers. Twenty five different examples of lithographic processes are included... READ MORE about LITOGRAFIEN I DANMARK
New York: Garland Publishing, 1981. 8vo. cloth. xi pages of introduction material followed by facsimile (262 pages). Reprint of the first edition of 1859. (Bigmore & Wyman I, 448; St. Bridge p.576; ATF Library, p.1508). Chapters on material, imposing press-work, ink and the use of color. READ MORE about THE PRINTER'S MANUAL, A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COMPOSITORS AND PRESSMEN With a New Introduction by...
(Neveda City: Harold A. Berliner, 1977. 8vo. cloth. (vi), xiv, 13-384, (6) pages. Facsimile of 15th edition which was printed in 1885 by Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan. (Bigmore & Wyman II,3; ATF Cat. 1512). With some changes from the previous edition and additional matter added. Contains a new introduction by Terry Belanger. Bookplate. READ MORE about THE AMERICAN PRINTER: A MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY CONTAINING COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEGINNERS, AS...
Philadelphia: MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, 1885. 8vo. original cloth. xiv, 13-384, (6) pages. Fifteenth edition. (Bigmore & Wyman II,3; ATF Cat. 1512). A reprint of the fourteenth edition with a brief note on this fifteenth edition and a few other changes. Rubbed at spine ends. Front inside hinge cracked. READ MORE about AMERICAN PRINTER: A MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY CONTAINING PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS FOR MANAGING EVERY...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, (2010). 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 220 pages. Reprint of the 2006 first edition. Letterpress Printing is the comprehensive sourcebook for beginning and intermediate letterpress printers. Using clear explanations of technical terms and more than 80 illustrations, the manual describes presses, ink, paper, press operation, type and photopolymer plates. The book shows how to set up and run small and large platen presses, and Vandercook and Challenge-style... READ MORE about LETTERPRESS PRINTING, A MANUAL FOR MODERN FINE PRESS PRINTERS
(New York): Thames and Hudson, (1988). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 216 pages. Reprint of the first U.S. paperback edition. Contains an historical introduction and chapters on equipment, methods of composition, casting-off, and jobbing, newspaper and magazine production. Well illustrated. READ MORE about THE THAMES AND HUDSON MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY
(New York): Thames and Hudson, (1992). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 216 pages. Reprint of the first U.S. paperback edition, with corrections for this printing. Contains an historical introduction and chapters on equipment, methods of composition, casting-off, and jobbing, newspaper and magazine production. Well illustrated. READ MORE about THE THAMES AND HUDSON MANUAL OF TYPOGRAPHY
Chicago: The Graphic Arts Publishing Co., 1937. 8vo. cloth. (xvi), 292 pages. First edition. A handy reference of modern photolithographic methods. Illustrated and indexed. Written with the assistance of Harry Keusch. well-preserved. READ MORE about PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY & OFFSET PRINTING, A REFERENCE MANUAL OF MODERN PROCEDURE
New York: Employing Printers Association, 1927. 8vo. cloth. 136, v pages. First edition. Eighteen separate chapters on different aspects of printing. Slight cover rubbing. Name in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE about HOW TO BUY PRINTING PROFITABLY, A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS
(Long Island City, NY: American Printing Equipment and Supply Co.), n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Catalog of printing equipment. Advertising supplement laid in. READ MORE about 1974 INTERIM PRINTING EQUIPMENT CATALOG