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A memoir of book design, 1969-2000

By: D'Ambrosio, Joe

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Book Club of California, 2003


4to, decorated boards with cloth spine in acetate d/w. Limited to 350 copies. As-new View more info

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A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568

By: Merganthaler Linotype Co.

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Merganthaler Linotype Co, 1930

Edition: 1st thus.


12mo. One of 400 copies printed in Linotype Granjon on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Quarter parchment with marbled paper-covered boards." Reprint of the original which was published in Frankfort in 1568. Six engraved illustrations representing the printing trades: the printer, bookbinder, type-founder, papermaker, draughtsman and woodcutter as well as the original verses by Hans Sachs, a popular Nuremberg poet. With an additional leaf loosely laid in showing the text of tw... View more info

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A TYPOGRAPHIC JOURNEY The History of The Greenwood Press and Bibliography, 1934 - 2000

By: STAUFFACHER, Jack Werner

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1999

Edition: 1st ed.


First Edition. Small 4to, dark blue-green cloth, paper spine label. 323 pages. Plain white dust jacket, except for spine title and large "G" on front. Limited to 450 unnumbered copies. Illustrated with photogeaphs. The definitive work on the Greenwood Press. Bibliographical Checklist. Index. Original prospectus laid in. Pristine copy in a fine D/w with a few light finger smudges on back of d/w. View more info

Image for Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

By: Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.

Price: $450.00


Avigon et Lyon, Seguin et chez l’auteur, 1777. 12mo, full vellum. 207 pp. An early guide to rare-book collecting; a priced-catalog of books sold by Jean-François de Los Rios, with annotations. de Los Rios (1727-1820) was a noted bookseller in Lyon, famously taking advantage of the dispersion of Jesuit libraries after the order was expelled from France in 1764. The Bibliographie instructive was one of his early works, published after more than 17 years as a bookseller ... View more info

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Books Once Were Men / An Essay for Booklovers

By: McCutcheon, George Barr.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931


8vo, marbled boards, black cloth spine lettered in gold, t.e.g, ribbon place marker. 1st ed. Limited to 1000 copies. An essay published in tribute to McCutcheon who was a noted collector of first editions and a lover of fine books. Introduction by William Dana Orcutt who designed the View more info

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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book

By: Dingman, Larry

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore, 1986

Edition: First


1st edition (1986)97 pp. A limited edition of 447 copies, the book contains 444 reproductions of original book store marks, mostly from the late 19th century through World War II. Three original marks are tipped in. With an essay on Booksellers' Marks by Michael Adams and introduction by Dingman. Fine copy without d/w, as issued. View more info

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CANCELS / With Eleven Facsimiles in Collotype. A volume in the series: Bibliographia / Studies in Book History and Book Structure 1750-1900. Number 3.

By: Chapman, R.W.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London / New York, Constable & Co / Richard R. Smith, 1930


8vo, 1/4 vellum marbled boards. 70 pp. Limited to 500 copies. Fine View more info

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Caxton and the Art of Printing

By: Caxton, William

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Carlton & Porter, n.d.. but presumed to be a later printing. 173pp


173pp. plus 2 pp advts.16mo, brown embossed cloth. Fair: several chips at top and bottom of spine; end papers discolored; light dampstain on top edge; scattered light foxing. View more info

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Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler / A Checklist and Bibliography of Their Paperback Appearances

By: Lovisi, Gary (ed.)

Price: $65.00


Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1994. 8vo, wrappers. 84 pp. Pristine copy; 1st edition of this indispensable reference for Hammett and Chandler collectors. limited to only 500 copies. As-new. View more info

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James Branch Cabell

By: Mencken, H. L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Robert T. McBride & Company, 1927


First edition. 12mo stapled slate blue wrappers. Simultaneously published in hardcover. 32 pp. biographical and bibliographic study by the noted critic. Published for free distribution to promote the Kalki Edition of Cabell's works. Fine. View more info

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James Branch Cabell

By: Mencken, H.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Robert T. McBride & Company, 1927


First edition. 12mo stapled slate blue wrappers. Simultaneously published in hardcover. 32 pp. biographical and bibliographic study by the noted critic. Published for free distribution to promote the Kalki Edition of Cabell's works. View more info

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Joan The Maid of Orleans / Being That Portion of the Chronicles of St. Denis Which Deals with Her Life and Times, from the Chroniques de France Printed in Paris in 1493

By: St. Denis (Pauline B. Sowers trans.)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Grabhorn Press, 1938


Produced for Roy Vernon Sowers by the Grabhorn Press and limited to an edition of 525 unnumbered copies. A portion of The Chronicles of St. Denis dealing with the life of Joan of Arc. Illustrated from woodcuts from the original edition of 1493. Black and red printing on heavy laid paper. Powder blue paper boards, the coat-of-arms of Joan printed on the front, ivory linen cloth and paper spine label. A fine copy; very light surface wear - pristine interior with original ... View more info

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Lessons in the Art of Iluminating. A Series of Examples selected from Works in the British Museum, Labeth Palace Library, and the South Knsington Museum. With Practical Instructions, and a Sketch of the History of the ART.

By: Loftie, William John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son, 1885

Edition: 1st ed.


4to, xviii, 34 [4] pp, with 9 mounted chromolithographed plates heightened with gold and numerous black and white illustrations. Original gray cloth, upper cover stamped in guilt. First edition of this late but good technical work on illuminating. Loftie was an antiquary and historian whose artistic judgment was much valued at the time; he advised Kate Greenaway to illustrate books for children. Very good: lightly rubbed along spine; front hinge cracked but fully intact... View more info

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ON PRINTING

By: Everson, William; Edited By Peter Rutledge Koch

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Book Club of California, San Francisco,, 1992

Edition: 1st thus.


1st ed. 12mo. Crimson cloth with printed spine label. Pp. xviii, (1), 113, (1), six illustrations. One of 400 copies designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch. Facsimile of the Equinox Press announcement broadside tipped onto the rear pastedown. A pristine copy with original erratum slip and printer's apology laid in. In manila paper jacket matching the end papers with the same title label on spine and noting publication 199. The label on the d/w is partially detached,... View more info

THE BORZOI 1920 / Being Sort of a record of Five Years' Publishing

By: Knopf, Alfred A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1920


Small 8vo. First printing. With original contributions by Willa Cather "On Writing Fiction", H. L. Mencken on Cather, selection of poetry by Eliot, Pound and other Borzoi authors with a number of illustrations and photos; and a complete bibliography of the imprint. Fine; light sunning and small stain to back cover; otherwise a pristine copy. View more info