New York: American Branch of Cambridge University Press, 1969. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. (vi) pages followed by 27 page facsimile of handwritten report. Limited to 1000 copies. Issued on the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the American branch. Acton's report contained the design for the now famous Cambridge series on history. READ MORE about LONGITUDE 30 WEST A CONFIDENTIAL REPORT TO THE SYNDICS OF THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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(Nappanee, IN: Phil W. Weygand), 1963. miniature book (6.4 x 5.5 cm). quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, fore-edge uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 100 copies, signed by publisher Phil W. Weygand on colophon (Bradbury, Wee Willie's Workshop 2). Tissue-protected frontispiece. Illustration in text. Originally written for small world by James Lamar Weygand about Leander Hershberger. Includes a checklist of Hershberger's work. READ MORE about AFTERNOONS WITH THE NAPPANEE BARD
Worcester (MA): American Antiquarian Society, 1987. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, cloth-covered slipcase with paper label on front. 183+(1); 81 pages. 2 volumes. The American Antiquarian Society was founded in 1812 by the printer Isaiah Thomas and associates for the purpose of preserving the records of the American Revolution. The Society is today a major archive of materials for American History. One volume is a brief history of the Society and a description of its collections... READ MORE about THE COLLECTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY: A 175TH ANNIVERSARY GUIDE
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
Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. thick 8vo. cloth, slipcase. xx, 536 pages. Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew. First edition. Designed by W.A. Dwiggins. The first 157 pages of the book give a history of the firm. Slipcase tape repaired at hinges. READ MORE about FRUIT AMONG THE LEAVES AN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew.
New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1950. thick 8vo. cloth. xx, 536 pages. Edited with an Historical Introduction by Samuel C. Chew. First edition. Designed by W.A. Dwiggins. The first 157 pages of the book give a history of the firm. Lacks slipcase. READ MORE about FRUIT AMONG THE LEAVES AN ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
(New York): The Bibliographical Society, 1982. small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, stapled. pp.273-337. Offprint from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society, Vol. 76, No.3, 1982. READ MORE about VANITY AND REFORM: B.O. FLOWER'S ARENA PUBLISHING COMPANY, BOSTON, 1890-1896. WITH A...
N.P. Bowling Green State University Press, 1983). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. (viii), 145 pages. First printing. Much on Lovecraft and Derleth. Minor wear and soiling to covers, else fine. READ MORE about HORRORS AND UNPLEASANTRIES, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY ARKHAM
Houston: Bookman House, (1979). 8vo. cloth. vii, 190 pages. A manual. READ MORE about BOOK PUBLISHING, A WORKING GUIDE FOR AUTHORS, EDITORS AND SMALL PUBLISHERS
Rock Island, IL: Augustana Press, (1962). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xi, 112 pages. First edition. History of the publishing arm of this religious order. Starts with Peter Cassel, founder of New Sweden, Iowa, continues with L.B. Esbjorn's first tract, and tells of T.N. Hasselquist, editor of "Augustana" in 1856. Jacket chipped and rubbed. READ MORE about A MINISTRY OF PRINTING. HISTORY OF THE PUBLICATION HOUSE OF AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1889-...
Rock Island, IL: Augustana Press, (1962). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xi, 112 pages. First edition. History of the publishing arm of this religious order. Starts with Peter Cassel, founder of New Sweden, Iowa, continues with L.B. Esbjorn's first tract, and tells of T.N. Hasselquist, editor of "Augustana" in 1856. Jacket chipped and rubbed with damaged part on front cover. READ MORE about A MINISTRY OF PRINTING. HISTORY OF THE PUBLICATION HOUSE OF AUGUSTANA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1889-...
N.P. n.p., n.d.(circa 19th century). 8vo. pages loosely inserted in later paper wrappers. pp.21-30. A study of college periodicals with illustrations of ones issued by Yale, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Columbia, etc. Wrappers worn. READ MORE about COLLEGE LITERATURE AND JOURNALISM
N.P. Friends of Bancroft Library, 1987. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xviii, 85 pages. Bibliography of the publications of the company with 215 entries. Completed and with preface by Ruth Frey Axe, a list of sources and symbols, and an index. READ MORE about A CHECK-LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OF H. H. BANCROFT AND COMPANY, 1857 TO 1870
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1891. thick 8vo. original cloth. xxxii, 446, (2) pages. Reprint of the first edition of 1890 which was originally volume 39 of the works of Bancroft issued in 1890. Bancroft, a bookseller and publisher in early California, put together the famous Bancroft Collection of Western Americana. This is the fascinating story of his life and the building of the collection. Inscribed on title page "H. Abby Brown, Compliments of Geo... READ MORE about LITERARY INDUSTRIES, A MEMOIR
Menasha, Wisconsin: The George Banta Co., 1965. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. x, 255, (3) pages. First edition. History of this modern publisher. READ MORE about THE GEORGE BANTA COMPANY STORY, 1902-1962
(New York): Book Arts Press, School of Library Service, Columbia University, 1975. tall 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 22 pages. Reproduced from typescript. Toned along edges of covers. READ MORE about THE GRAPHIC ARTS & PUBLISHING HISTORY COLLECTIONS IN THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES, A GUIDE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 8vo. cloth. 176 pages. This series of scholarly essays focuses on the book as it helped felicitate commerce and culture over the last five centuries. Leading scholars explore the unique relationships that have existed for centuries between economics and literary culture. Co-published with St. Paul's Bibliographies, Ltd. READ MORE about ACROSS BOUNDARIES: THE BOOK IN CULTURE AND COMMERCE
New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1977. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvii, 187 pages. First edition. Introduction by Dan Lacy. READ MORE about A CANDID CRITIQUE OF BOOK PUBLISHING
(New York, NY): New American Library, (2016). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (xii), 498, (2) pages. First New American Library trade paperback printing. Table of contents, endnotes, index, biographical sketch of the author. Frontispiece and black and white illustrations in text. READ MORE about MAX PERKINS, EDITOR OF GENIUS
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, (1994). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv,271+(1) pages. Table of contents, list of illustrations, acknowledgments, introduction, index. Footnotes in text. A history of the American Bible Society through the 19th century. Black and white illustrations. READ MORE about SPREADING THE WORD, THE BIBLE BUSINESS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
New York: Random House, (1995). 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, dust jacket. (viii), 261, (3) pages. First edition. A burned-out writer runs into trouble when his editor wants his newest novel about an author with women and money problems who agrees to commit suicide for a big book advance turned into non-fiction. How he works out this dilemma makes for an unforgettable and entertaining story by the author of Inherit the Mob. READ MORE about THE BOOKMAKERS
New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. 8vo. quarter cloth, boards, dust jacket. (vi), 250 pages. Michael Glennon, owner of the slick, chic trend-setter weekly "Manhattan" saves his publication from an attempted takeover... for a price. Bookplate. READ MORE about MANHATTAN
New York: Crown Publishers, 1979. small 8vo. quarter cloth, boards, dust jacket. (vi), 212 pages. Book club edition. The beautiful people: "they love on Bill Blass sheets, they wheel and deal in plush chrome-and-glass offices, they lunch at 21, and they dine at Elaine's. They dance and act out their nighttime dramas at Studio 54..." (dust jacket). In 1979. Michael Glennon, owner of the slick, chic weekly "Manhattan," saves his publication from an attempted takeover...for a price. Bookplate. READ MORE about MANHATTAN
Minneapolis: The Campbell-Logan Bindery, 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Limited to 300 copies. Contains a checklist of 43 texts published by Bieler Press within a ten-year span. Some little creases and bumps at the extremities. READ MORE about THE BIELER PRESS: A CHECKLIST OF THE FIRST TEN YEARS, 1975-1985
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1976. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 284, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 1126 copies. With a chronological listing of Seltzer publications of Lawrence. READ MORE about D.H. LAWRENCE, LETTERS TO THOMAS AND ADELE SELTZER