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Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Fredson Bowers

From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"
Miniature Books

Miniature Books

by Anne C Edison, Julian I Bromer

Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-209) and index.
Seeing Shelley Plain

Seeing Shelley Plain

by Robert a Wilson

Papermaking

Papermaking

by Dard Hunter

Book Collecting 2000

Book Collecting 2000

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Collected Books

Collected Books

by Allen and Patricia Ahearn

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

Fine Print

Fine Print

by Sandra Kirshenbaum

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

The 26 Letters

The 26 Letters

by Oscar Ogg

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

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The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

by Bernard C Middleton

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A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas Basbanes

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A Rare Book Saga

by Hans Peter Kraus

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Among the Gently Mad

by Nicholas Basbanes

Books on Books Books & Ephemera

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by Orcutt, William Dana

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Basbanes, Nicholas a

The Printed Book In America

The Printed Book In America

by Blumenthal, Joseph

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting

Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting

by Carter, John

Cambridge University Press, 1949. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. the jacket is worn, torn and most of the spine is gone (but repaired with a strip of grey paper). creased. shelf rubbed. price clipped. light marks. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.O.]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
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$12.00
Fine Print: The Review for the Arts of the Book - Complete for 1985 (Vol. 11, Nos. 1-4)

Fine Print: The Review for the Arts of the Book - Complete for 1985 (Vol. 11, Nos. 1-4)

by Kirshenbaum, Sandra [editor / publisher]

San Fransisco, CA: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1985. Paperback. Very Good. Complete run of Fine Print quarterly magazine for the year 1985. All issues tabloid-sized (12" x 9"), staple-bound in printed card-stock wraps. Minor edgewear to some issues, else all in VG+ condition. Due to the size/weight of this set extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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$40.00
Bibliography of Wisconsin Authors.

Bibliography of Wisconsin Authors.

by Hawley, Emma Alethea; Reuben Gold Thwaites & Isaac Samuel Bradley, eds

Madison, WI:: Democrat Printing Company,, 1893.. Rebound - Quarter Cloth. Very Good. 263 pp., 8vo. Original boards w/ leather (worn) corners. Rebacked in red cloth, gilt-stamped. New endpapers. Being a List of Books & Other Publications, written by Wisconsin Authors, in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Slight edgewear & scuffing to boards & spine. Binding tight. Light smudges to first several pgs, otherwise textblock very clean. Publications of the State Historical... Read more
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$65.00
Fred Rosenstock:  A Legend in Books and Art

Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Art

by Bower, Donald E

Flagstaff, AZ: Northland Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0873358015 . Many photographs. A biography, heavy on the bookselling information, about Fred Rosenstock, who started out selling new and used books in Denver and went on to become a Western Americana expert, Western art collector and a publisher of rare Western history imprints. Foreword by Frank Waters; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 212 pages .
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$20.00
The Humanist Printer:

The Humanist Printer:

by Beckwith, Alice H. R. H

Providence, RI:: American Printing History Association,, 1993.. Paperback. Near Fine. 28 pp, 8vo. Stapled booklet w/ flaps. Published in conjunction with the 18th annual conference of the American Printing History Association. "Honoring Daniel Berkeley Updike's Merrymount Press: 1893-1993." Short crease to front joint, else fine. Clean and crisp.
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$15.00
Two Tracts on the Founding and Maintaining of Parochial Libraries in Scotland.

Two Tracts on the Founding and Maintaining of Parochial Libraries in Scotland.

by Kirkwood, James

Chicago:: A.C. McClurg,, 1906.. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 89 pp. 12mo (small). Cloth. 1 of 250 copies. Light soiling to spine and joitnts, browning to spine. Bumping to spine ends and upper corners. Chipping to leather spine label. Roughcut textblock, lightly foxed. Light browning to ep's. Part of the Literature of Libraries in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries series.
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$60.00
Collecting American First Editions:  Its Pitfalls and its Pleasures

Collecting American First Editions: Its Pitfalls and its Pleasures

by Curle, Richard

Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, typed book description . tipped-in at front free endpaper.. 1930. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 1,250 numbered copies signed by the author. Navy beveled boards with printed paper labels on front boards and spine. xviii, 221 pp. Index, 51 illustrations of various title pages, book spines and other biblioporn. Heraldic owner bookplate (Annie Edgerly Thayer) on front pastedown. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$25.00
The Miss Margaret Sidney Davies Complete Collection of Special Gregynog Bindings

The Miss Margaret Sidney Davies Complete Collection of Special Gregynog Bindings

by Catalogued by Erik J. Warmenhoven, Steven A. Bakker, Angus O'Neill

Antwerp: Zilverdistel, 1995 Book. As New. Hardcover. Limited Edition. 1995, New Condition, Hardcover + Dustjacket, 627 pages + b/w & colour Illustrations .
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€60.00
Ten Thousand Rare Books and Their Prices

Ten Thousand Rare Books and Their Prices

by Targ, William; Marks, Harry F

NY: Harry F. Marks, Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards lightly worn, some penciled writing on notations pages at rear, several bookworm holes at front endpapers.. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. A Handbook for Collectors, Dealers and Librarians. One of 370 copies. Black cloth. Many illustrations. ; 360 pages .
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$45.00
The Art Of The Book In India

The Art Of The Book In India

by Losty, Jeremiah P

London: The British Library Reference Division Publishing, 1982. Hardcover. Fine/fine. No markings. Mylar covered dust jacket. Always securely packed. Professional booksellers since 1994. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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$50.00
The Zaehnsdorfs (1842-1947) Craft Bookbinders

The Zaehnsdorfs (1842-1947) Craft Bookbinders

by Broomhead Frank:

Pinner, Great Britain: Private Libraries Association, 1986. 1st limited edition of 2250 copies 109 pages. Tall 8vo. This gives a detailed insight into the life and work of this famous family of Craft Bookbinders. Well illustrated in black and white and showing many examples of their work. Appendix D covers some of their bookplates - again attractively illustrated. Very nicely produced in burgundy cloth gilt binding. Very Good++. . First Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good++. Tall 8vo.
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£8.50
Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co

Bookstore: The Life and Times of Jeannette Watson and Books & Co

by Tillman, Lynne

Harcourt Brace, 1999. 1st. Hardcover. A near FINE tight copy in a FINE bright dj.
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$10.00
Words Words Words

Words Words Words

by Matthews, C[onstance] M[ary]

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Macmillan Pub Co, 1980. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine red cloth. Fine black color pictorial DJ. Previous owner name inside. (1980), 8vo, 146pp. "In this remarkable study, Constance Mary Matthews shows some of the ways in which we have made and used words over the centuries..."
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$19.72
A History of Book Illustration

A History of Book Illustration

by Bland, david

Faber & Faber, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Fair. This is a heavy copy, we will require extra postage unless posted within South Africa. jacket is rubbed and chipped. edge wear on boards. thorough foxing and marks. small sticker. fair copy.[SN]. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
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$24.00
Tratado De Paleografia Espanola. Laminas. 2. Edicion, Corregida y Aumentada

Tratado De Paleografia Espanola. Laminas. 2. Edicion, Corregida y Aumentada

by Carlo, Agustin Millares

Victoriano Suarez, 1932 Volume Two: Laminas. 121 pages. Text in Spanish with text of some of illuminated examples in Latin. Rebound in dark green cloth. No library markings. Cloth boards have edge wear, scratches, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name on half-title page. Notes in pencil in text. Bent page corners. Minor dirt/stains on edge. . Cloth. Good.
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$99.95
Fifteenth Century English Books

Fifteenth Century English Books

by Duff, E. Gordon

Oxford University Press, 1964. Printing Unknown. Hardcover. Good. Originally printed in 1917, this is a "photographic reprint" printed in Germany in 1964. Good hardback (slight staining to the front and rear endpapers). As the subtitle says, this book is "a bibliography of books and documents printed in England and of books for the English market printed abroad." A useful and significant contribution to the field of early books, with some handsome examples of pages from the books described.
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£15.00
Jackets Required

Jackets Required

by Heller, Steven; Chwast, Seymour

San Francisco: Chronicle Books. Very Good; Corners mildly rubbed.. 1995. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 9780811803960 . Softcover with French flaps. Black and white and color photos, designer index, and bibliography. An illustrated history of American book jacket design focused on genre and the individual designer. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 144 pages .
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$12.00
The Macmillan Film Bibliography, Volume 2:

The Macmillan Film Bibliography, Volume 2:

by Rehrauer, George

New York:: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc.,, 1982.. Cloth. Very Good. 532 pp. 4to. Cloth hardcover. Volume 2 ONLY. Slight rubbing, shelfwear, & light soiling to boards & spine; faint dark spot on front board. Binding very sturdy. Slight foxing & soiling to textblock edges. Owner's pencil notes on ffep. Author, script and subject index.
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$80.00
THE CARTER-POLLARD DISCLOSURES

THE CARTER-POLLARD DISCLOSURES

by Wells, Gabriel

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company , Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1934. First Edition. Softcover. Cream covers, stapled wraps, postscript tipped in at rear.; 6 x 9"; 13 pp; Light cover soiling/edge wear. .
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$25.00
Bibliotheca Susseriana:

Bibliotheca Susseriana:

by Pettigrew, Thomas Joseph (ed)

London:: Longman and Co.,, 1827.. Rebacked - Cloth. Very Good. 294 pp., 4to. Hardcover. Original marbled boards edgeworn, rubbed, & sunned. Light soiling to cloth spine. New spine and label. Binding tight. The owner (?) has colored some of the illustrations of the manuscripts, neatly, w/ color pencil or crayon, which in some cases has transferred to the blank recto. Slight foxing throughout textblock interior. Opening to rrep hinge top edge.
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$90.00
The Colophon; A Book Collectors' Quarterly  PART SEVEN

The Colophon; A Book Collectors' Quarterly PART SEVEN

by Elmer Adler et al

New York: Colophon, 1931. First edition. Hard Cover. near fine. Design for cover and colophon page by Leroy Appleton. Articles: "The Legion of the Lost"-David Randall, "Stephen Crane"-Vincent Starrett, "Sunday in Marblehead Wood Engraving"-Thomas Nason, "A Footnote to Kipling Bibliography"-Flora V. Livingston, "My First Year as a Jemisonian"-Frederick Strecker, "The Golden Cockerel Press"-Robert Gibbings, "Stevenson's Annotated Set of... Read more
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$45.00
Military Autographs of the 20th Century.

Military Autographs of the 20th Century.

by Raab, Steven S

Ardmore, PA:: Steven S. Raab,, 1996.. Wraps. Very Good. 4to. 108 pp. Light rubbing to covers. Interior clean and bright. Some facsimiles; mostly an alphabetical price guide.
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$30.00
Fine Print: The Review for the Arts of the Book - Complete for 1989 (Vol. 15, Nos. 1-4)

Fine Print: The Review for the Arts of the Book - Complete for 1989 (Vol. 15, Nos. 1-4)

by Kirshenbaum, Sandra [editor / publisher]

San Fransisco, CA: Sandra Kirshenbaum, 1989. Paperback. Very Good. Complete run of Fine Print quarterly magazine for the year 1989. All issues tabloid-sized (12" x 9"), staple-bound in printed card-stock wraps. Minor edgewear to some issues, else all in VG+ condition. Due to the size/weight of this set extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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$40.00
The Letters of the Republic:

The Letters of the Republic:

by Warner, Michael

Cambridge, MA and London:: Harvard University Press,, 1990.. Cloth. Very Good in Good DJ. 205 pp. 8vo. Cloth hardcover in dj. Edgewear to boards & spine; bumping to spine ends and corners. Light cocking but binding very sturdy. Po pencil marginalia & underlining scattered throughout perfectly readable interior. Compliments/review slip from publisher laid in. Shelfwear to dj, bumping to spine ends, corners and upper edges w/ chips and small tears, larger tears to head, sunning to spine and... Read more
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$60.00
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion  for Books

A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books

by Basbanes, Nicholas A

New York: Henry Holt & Company. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1996. Softcover. 0-8050-4826-X . Stiff black wraps, perfect bound, ornate gilt cover decorations, covers with illustrations after woodcuts, a few illustrations. First Owl Books Edition (with full number line).; 6" x 9"; xvi, 638 pp; An unread copy with no wear of note. .
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$15.00