New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc, (1979). small 8vo. paper wrappers. xii, 180 pages. Sixth edition. A selection of bibliographies and reference works which are actually used by modern scholars. Indexed. READ MORE about SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
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Berkeley, CA: Arif Press, 1980. oblong 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (18) pages. Limited to 125 copies printed by Wesley B. Tanner at the Arif Press on dampened T. Edmonds paper. The 25th book of the press. Reprints part of Johnston's text from FORMAL PENMANSHIP AND OTHER PAPERS. With calligraphy by Barbara Wiley Bash. READ MORE about FORMAL PENMANSHIP DEFINED BY THE THING
Cologny-Geneve: Foundation Martin Bodmer, 1977. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 104, (2) pages. First edition. List of autographed manuscripts from the collection of Martin Bodmer at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Separated into British writers, American writers, Miscellanea, and John Augustine Daly. Several facsimile of manuscripts interspersed. Indexed. READ MORE about ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS IN THE BODMERIANA
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Inside hinges cracked. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Covers age darkened and with small crack along front hinge at top. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.1, JAN. 98. BIBLIO changes its subtitle. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Blewster on Oprah Winfrey and books with a second article on book clubs, A. Hanson on Edward Gorey, N.A. Basbanes on Swedish libraries, C. Sell on booksellers along the Oregon coast, M. Angelou on art and censorship, D. Lindley on cuneiform writing, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
(Bad Goisern: Neugebauer Press, 1975). narrow 4to. loose sheets in three-fold stiff-paper wrapper. 8 not paginated leaves separated by tissues. Nine poems by Austrian poet and writer Richard Billinger written in various styles of calligraphy (all in white on a black background except for the one on the wrapper), published to mark the 10th anniversary of Billinger's death. The exterior of this copy shows minor shelf wear and soiling; the interior shows no signs of wear. READ MORE about DER GARTEN HAUCHT: GEDICHTE VON RICHARD BILLINGER ZUM 10. TODESTAG
Sponsored by The Guild of Book Workers.
New York: The Guild of Book Workers, (1959). 8vo. paper wrappers. (28) pages. Sponsored by The Guild of Book Workers. One page introduction by Laura Young. Contains descriptions of the books in the exhibition, incluindg 24 black-and-white photographs. Covers soiled. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF HAND BOOKBINDING, CASEMAKING, RESTORATION CALLIGRAPHY & ILLUMINATION, AND...
(Oxford, England): The Clarendon Press, 1927. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (3), 224-251+(1), plates. S.P.E. Tract No. XXVIII. Continuation of S.P.E. Tract XXIII with specimens of English handwriting, focusing on "the new current hands which sprang up in England at the end of the last century." General remarks, list of plates (with descriptive comments) numbered 35-65. With notes on penmanship by Alfred Fairbank. Front wrapper chipped, soiled, and separated from text. Back wrapper chipped, torn at..... READ MORE about ENGLISH HANDWRITING CONTINUED FROM TRACT XXIII WITH THIRTY-ONE ADDITIONAL PLATES
N.P. n.p., n.d., but 1994. 4to. Loose in portfolio. Six prints of scripts, signed "94 Briom." READ MORE about BRIOM SCRIPT: SIX UNNUMBERED PRINTS
Hamm: Reimann & Co., (1929). large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 64, (8) pages. First edition. A guide to learning calligraphy for schools and those who would like to teach themselves. With over 100 examples in the text and 34 specimens. Austermann guides the novice through the basics--how to position the pen, how to recreate certain scripts, etc. In German. Some very minor toning to the covers, else fine condition. READ MORE about DIE KUNST UND PLAKAT-SCHRIFT
Freeport, ME: The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1977. oblong 4to. quarter faux leather, cloth, title gilt-stamped on front board. unpaginated. The author couples the architecture of Humboldt County, California, with her calligraphic talents, a "response to Victorian architecture and to the ancient beauty of letters." Foreword by Homer P. Balabanis of Humboldt State University. Color illustrations throughout. Descriptions of buildings in illustrations at end of text. Biographical sketch of the author/illustrator. Prospectus laid in. READ MORE about HOUSES AND LETTERS: A HERITAGE IN ARCHITECTURE AND CALLIGRAPHY
New York: Society of Scribes, 1978. 8vo. spiral bound with stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Only the 1978 calander. The week's schedule appears on one side with a sample of fine writing on the other: some are quotations or passages, some are simply alphabets. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHER'S ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR
Caledonia: Italimuse, 1963. 4to. paper wrappers. Introduction by P.W. Filby. 100 plates. From the library of John Carter, bearing his autograph signature and occasional markings throughout. Loosely inserted is a cutting of Carter's review from the Times Literary Supplement in which the exhibition is described as "the most ambitious, if concise, account yet offered of the development of penmanship in the United States." Very light soiling to covers. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY & HANDWRITING IN AMERICA, 1710-1962 ASSEMBLED AND SHOWN BY THE PEABODY INSTITUTE...
New York: Taplinger Publishing Co., (1988). 4to. boards. 128 pages. Reprint of the revised edition. Survey of calligraphy in Britian, Europe and America. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY TODAY, A SURVEY OF TRADITION AND TRENDS
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1964). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 96 pages. First U.S. edition. Survey of calligraphy in Britain, Europe and America. Jacket rubbed and chipped. Bookplate on free endpaper. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY TODAY, A SURVEY OF TRADITION AND TRENDS
London: A & C Black, (1988). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 128 pages. Reprint of the revised edition. Survey of calligraphy in Britian, Europe and America. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY TODAY, TWENTIETH-CENTURY TRADITION & PRACTIVE
London, England: Society of Scribes and Illuminators, 1922-68. various. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. 12 volumes. A collection of items published by the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London. Includes ten exhibition catalogues, a 1943 membership list, and the library list and rules. From the collection of Dorothy Hutton who was often mentioned as an exhibitor in the exhibition catalogues. Many items with lightly soiled covers and chipped at edges. Many with pencil and ink... READ MORE about Collection of publications of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators
London: Trefoil Publications, (1990). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 168 pages. First paperback edition. A catalogue which is a selection of work which represents the calligraphy and lettering of 124 scribes and letterers from 12 countries. The examples represent works on paper, vellum, fabric, slate, stone and glass and are done with brush, pen and chisel, with illustrations in color and black and white. READ MORE about CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY, MODERN SCRIBES AND LETTERING ARTISTS II
London, England: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1950. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 37, (3) pages. Reprint. Preface by the author, list of plates. List of related works by the publisher follows text. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations in text. Covers lightly tanned at edges. READ MORE about PEN LETTERING FOR BEGINNERS
London: The Society of Scribes and Illumators, 1956. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Exhibition of 137 calligraphic works sponsored by the Society, October-November 1956. List of officers and members. Advertisements. Cockerell designed and produced the marbled paper covers. Wrappers lightly soiled. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY LETTERING & ILLUMINATING, 1956
London, England: Architectural Association, 1936. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Foreword by C.H. St. J. Hornby, list of exhibitors. Black and white frontispiece. Covers soiled; light spotty soiling in text. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF PRESENT-DAY CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATION ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY OF SCRIBES AND...
Edited by Paul Melzer
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, (2012). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. Edited by Paul Melzer. This work chronicles the history of the Golden Age of American penmanship and calligraphy. The author guides the reader through the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen, including Platt Rogers Spencer, the Father of American Handwriting, and Spencer's gifted student, George A. Gaskell, whose books and periodicals reached hundreds of thousands of students... READ MORE about AN ELEGANT HAND, THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN PENMANSHIP & CALLIGRAPHY
London, England: Chiswick Press, 1915. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. First edition. A guide to calligraphy and handwriting. Author was on the faculty of the L.C.C. Central School of Arts & Crafts. Printed by Charles Jacobi at the Chiswick Press. Wrappers chipped at edges and soiled. Text tanned at edges. READ MORE about HANDWRITING: EVERYMAN'S HANDICRAFT