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(New York: Center for Book Arts, 2003). small 8vo. black cloth with title illustration in gray on cover. 24 pages. created by Andrew Atkinson. Published in a limited edition of 50 copies, each signed and numbered by "Jaldaboath." An early example of social and documentary photography, Street Life in London, by Adolph Smith and John Thomson, is the basis of this volume. Originally published in 1878, it was a project to photograph the street life... READ MORE about STREET LIFE IN LONDON REDEEMED
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Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1954. 12mo. self paper wrappers. 12 pages. A biographical sketch of this noted private pressman. READ MORE about VICTOR HAMMER, CALLIGRAPHER, PUNCH-CUTTER, & PRINTER
Winterthur, DE: (Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum), 1994. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. viii, 268, (2) pages. First edition. Initially influenced by David Wilkie, William Hogarth and Benjamin West, John Lewis Krimmel was a German immigrant who worked in Philadelphia between 1809 and 1821. Harding traces the development of the artist, who was America's first genre painter, through his sketchbook images and oil paintings. Seven sketchbooks, now in the Winterthur Library, contain about 700... READ MORE about JOHN LEWIS KRIMMEL: GENRE ARTIST OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC
(New Haven, CT): Yale University, 2001. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. 99 pages. Exhibition catalogue portraying the collection of rare books and manuscripts that was displayed at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library from late July to September, 2001 The event was presented in two parts: (1) the meaning of "commonplace" and how it developed over the centuries and (2) how manuscripts were used in scholarly studies. Commonplace Books contains descriptions from titles... READ MORE about COMMONPLACE BOOKS: A HISTORY OF MANUSCRIPTS AND PRINTED BOOKS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE TWENTIETH...
Pinner: Private Library Association, 1981. 6 x 9.75 inches. hardcover. 160 pages. First edition. Little information regarding the firm of James Lumsden and Son has survived. It seems they first became interested in publishing books for children around the end of the eighteenth century. Although the firm attracted little notice in their own age, their juvenile books have now become collector's pieces. Lumsden books show a distinctive quality: it is not easy to define and... READ MORE about JAMES LUMSDEN & SON OF GLASGOW, THEIR JUVENILE BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS
New York: American Printing History Association, 1998. 8vo. cloth. 176, (4) pages followed by 38 plates. This book is a fascinating survey of typefaces developed in America after 1892 and intended for composition in metal for the use of an individual or press. It includes essays by the following: Susan Otis Thompson on American Arts & Crafts typefaces, Martin Hutner on the Merrymount Press, Herbert Johnson on Bruce Rogers's Centaur type, Cathleen Baker on Dard... READ MORE about AMERICAN PROPRIETARY TYPEFACES
New York: The Grolier Club, 2012. 6 x 9 inches. Hardcover. 195 pages. A groundbreaking examination of the legacy of Italian-language publishing in pre-war America. Strangers in a Strange Land showcases the wide range of literary works which entertained, educated and inflamed an Italian-language audience during a period of critical historical development. Includes introductory essays by Martino Marazzi, Francesco Durante, and Robert Viscusi. An illustrated record of the exhibition on show at the Grolier Club... READ MORE about STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND: A CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIBITION ON THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN-LANGUAGE...
(Toronto, Canada): Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto Library, 1998. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 67+(1) pages. Table of contents, foreword by Richard Landon, biographical sketch of Kenny by Tom Reid, introduction, endnotes. Black and white and some color illustrations throughout. READ MORE about RADICALS AND REVOLUTIONARIES: THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN COMMUNISM FROM THE ROBERT S. KENNY COLLECTION
A short bibliographical study published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mao's Little Red Book
New York: The Grolier Club and Battledore Ltd, 2014. 4.5 x 6.75 inches. paperback. 64 pages. A short bibliographical study published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mao's Little Red Book. Introduction, followed by chapters on important aspects of the first three editions of the Little Red Book and its translations. Published in connection with the Grolier Club Members Exhibition, November 13, 2014-January 10, 2015. READ MORE about QUOTATIONS OF CHAIRMAN MAO, 1964-2014
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Libraries, 2018. 8.5 x 11 inches. Smythe bound, stiff paper covers with French flaps. 96 pages. Catalog for a 2018 exhibition at the University of Pennsylvania Kislak Center, August 23-November 11, 2018, drawn from the Caroline F. Schimmel Collection of Women in the American Wilderness. Schimmel has gathered almost 24,000 narratives and representations of women in the American wilderness, from North Pole to South, over the past forty-five years. This exhibition's... READ MORE about OK, I'LL DO IT MYSELF: NARRATIVES OF INTREPID WOMEN IN THE AMERICAN WILDERNESS
(Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002). 4to. cloth. 227+(1); (iv), (229-230), 231-521+(1) pages. 2 Volumes. First edition. Volume I, Decorative Arts with essays by Philip D. Zimmerman and Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough. Table of contents, acknowledgments, list of contributors, introduction by museum director Karol A. Schmiegel. Further contributions by Ronald W. Fuchs II and Deborah E. Kraak. Volume II, Paintings and sculpture with table of contents, essays by William H. Gerdts and Roxanne M.... READ MORE about THE SEWELL C. BIGGS COLLECTION OF AMERICAN ART, A CATALOGUE
(Dover, DE: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2002). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 227+(1) pages. 2 Volumes. First edition. Volume I, Decorative Arts with essays by Philip D. Zimmerman and Jennifer Faulds Goldsborough. Table of contents, acknowledgments, list of contributors, introduction by museum director Karol A. Schmiegel. Further contributions by Ronald W. Fuchs II and Deborah E. Kraak. Volume II with table of contents, essays by William H Gerdis and Roxanne Stanulis, notes on contributors. Color... READ MORE about THE SEWELL C. BIGGS COLLECTION OF AMERICAN ART, A CATALOGUE