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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.
Bookbinding

Bookbinding

by Edith Diehl

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

The 26 Letters

The 26 Letters

by Oscar Ogg

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Fine Print

Fine Print

by Sandra Kirshenbaum

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas Basbanes

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

No cover image available

The Restoration Of Leather Bindings

by Bernard C Middleton

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A Rare Book Saga

by Hans Peter Kraus

Books on Books Books & Ephemera

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by Orcutt, William Dana

The Printed Book In America

The Printed Book In America

by Blumenthal, Joseph

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Basbanes, Nicholas a

A History of Book Illustration - the Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

A History of Book Illustration - the Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

by BLAND, David

Faber & Faber, London , 1969. 2nd Edition. HARDCOVER. Revised and updated, 1st printing thus. Thick, very heavy 4to in red linen covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, 459pp, tipped-in colour plates, b/w plates, numerous illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to end-papers) in a FINE publisher-price-clipped Dust Jacket with publishers new price to inner flap. An excellent copy . . .... Read more
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£55.12
The American Revolution for Young Readers. A Bibliography

The American Revolution for Young Readers. A Bibliography

by Keyser, Shirley S

Albany, NY: [New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission], 1976. 1976 edition. Illustrated paper wrappers. About very good, minor soiling and wear on wrappers.. (2), 14 pp. Illus. with b/w drawings. Sm. 4to. Pell, John H.G., foreword. First published in 1971. Includes the 1976 addenda.
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$20.00
A ROD FOR THE BACK OF THE BINDER: Some Considerations of Binding With Reference to the Ideals of the Lakeside Press

A ROD FOR THE BACK OF THE BINDER: Some Considerations of Binding With Reference to the Ideals of the Lakeside Press

by [Books on Books]

Chicago: The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. Blue and gold decorative cloth boards with paper label. No jacket as issued. Corners and spine ends bumped, with slight fraying to spine ends. Mild toning to pages. Very good. 32pp. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs throughout. "The subject matter of this book treats binding frmo a new angle, describing those book binding details concerning which mistaken ideas... Read more
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$20.00
Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production (Third Edition) (Balance House Book)

Bookmaking: Editing, Design, Production (Third Edition) (Balance House Book)

by Lee, Marshall

W. W. Norton & Company, 2004-03-17. Hardcover. Like New. W.W. Norton & Company; New York, 2004. Hardcover. Third Edition. Near Fine, tight binding, interior and extremities tidy, light wear marks/soiled spots to rear board, lightly sunned pages, small blank sticker front free endpaper, in a Near Fine, light wear/scuff marks to panels, crease to bottom corner rear flap, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean and unmarked copy. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 494pp., indexed, b&w illustrations.... Read more
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$30.00
Hail Columbian

Hail Columbian

[Bethesda, MD]: Gallimaufry Press, 1970. 11p., wraps, slightly under 4.5x5.5 inches. Rubricated title page, sewn spine; illustrated with an engraving of the press. A celebration of the Columbian hand press, printed in 275 examples for a series of celebrations at the Smithsonian, the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco and the Zamorano Club of Los Angeles.
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$12.00
OUTWITTING HISTORY: The Amazing Adventures of a Man who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

OUTWITTING HISTORY: The Amazing Adventures of a Man who Rescued a Million Yiddish Books

by LANSKY, Aaron

Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. Near fine in a like jacket. 8vo. Two-toned paper covered boards. Trace handling wear. Otherwise sharp, clean, sound. A lovely copy of this heroic tale of biblio heroism. 316pp.
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$15.00
ENGLISH PROSE FICTION 1700 - 1800 IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LIBRARY

ENGLISH PROSE FICTION 1700 - 1800 IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LIBRARY

by McBurney, William H. with the assistance of Charlene M. Taylor (compiled by)

Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Good. 1965. First Edition. Trade Paperback. First edition [no statement of printing]. Red printed wrappers, 162 pages. Partial fading to the spine area else VG copy [spine slightly cocked with some creasing, upper corner creasing]. See Photobx 198
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$16.00
Modern French prints; American autographs; finely bound sets; military books & prints; first and limited editions; art and illustrated books; curiosa; general literature. May 19, 1960

Modern French prints; American autographs; finely bound sets; military books & prints; first and limited editions; art and illustrated books; curiosa; general literature. May 19, 1960

by Swann Galleries

New York: Swann Galleries, 1960. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. A very good copy with address stamped on rear wrapper, clean contents.. 30 pp. 8vo. Sale No. 549. 317 lots.
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$10.00
Robert Burns 1759-1796. A Collection of Original Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions and Association Copies

Robert Burns 1759-1796. A Collection of Original Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, First Editions and Association Copies

by Rosenbach Company

Philadelphia: Rosenbach Company, 1948. First edition. Bound in red cloth with gilt title. Issued in wrappers, rebound by owner with his interior stamps. A near fine copy, tight, clean.. 64 pp. + Plates. Illus. with 7 b/w facsimiles. Sm. 8vo. 97 exceptional Burns items with detailed descriptions offered by the preeminent book dealer of his time.
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$25.00
La literatura femenina en Chile (notas bibliográficas y en parte críticas)

La literatura femenina en Chile (notas bibliográficas y en parte críticas)

by Medina, José Toribio

Santiago de Chile: Imprenta Universitaria, 1923. First edition. Stitched paper wrappers. A good unopened copy, wrappers detached, chipped, edges brittle and browned.. xv, 334 pp. , [1] pp. ind. 8vo. "es una obra de gran utilidad, una fuente bibliografica de merito positivo," Arturo Torres-Rioseco (in José Toribio Medina. Humanista de America 1969, p. 211). Palau 159566. Schaible 290.
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$50.00
Alphabet and Image: 7 A Quarterly of Typography and Graphic Arts. May 1948.

Alphabet and Image: 7 A Quarterly of Typography and Graphic Arts. May 1948.

by Harling, Robert (ed.)

London: James Shand. Fair with no dust jacket. 1948. First Edition. Softcover. Wrappers worn and foxed. Paper spine missing. Internally good. A rough reading copy. ; (88) pages. Printed wrappers. Page dimensions: 244 x 144mm. Illustrated. Includes advertisements. Typography and book illustration. Contents: "The Engraved Letter-Forms of Reynolds Stone" by Percy Muir; "The Sketchbooks of Claude Lovat Fraser" by Gerard Hopkins; "Watchpapers: A Neglected Conceit" by Roland... Read more
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$36.00
An Introduction to a History of Woodcut: With a Detailed Survey of Work  Done in the Fifteenth Century. Vol. 2

An Introduction to a History of Woodcut: With a Detailed Survey of Work Done in the Fifteenth Century. Vol. 2

by Hind, Arthur

New York: Dover Publications Inc.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1963. Ex-Library. Hardcover. Clean bright copy. ; Vol. 2 only of 2. First Dover publication, unabridged (viii) , 396-838. Plus pub. , catalog. Unaltered republication of the work first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1935. Red hardback, ex-University of WI. Library, stamped, back pocket. Book two covers Illustrations and Contemporary Cuts, includes detailed index of designers and engravers, printers and publishers, books illustrated... Read more
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$10.00
Rare Books from 5 Centuries. A Selection from our Stock. Medicine - Science - Travel - Botany - History - Mathematics - Astronomy - Illustrated Books - Theology - Philosophy. Catalogue 110

Rare Books from 5 Centuries. A Selection from our Stock. Medicine - Science - Travel - Botany - History - Mathematics - Astronomy - Illustrated Books - Theology - Philosophy. Catalogue 110

by Israel, B.M

Amsterdam: B.M. Israël BV, 1990. First edition. Paper wrappers. A near fine copy.. 73 pp. Illus. with color plates & b/w photos. 8vo. 137 items.
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$25.00
Bibliografía de la novela Mejicana

Bibliografía de la novela Mejicana

by Torres-Rioseco, Arturo

Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1933. First edition. Paper wrappers. Spine ends chipped, still a very good copy.. viii, 58 pp. 8vo. One of a series of bibliographies of Spanish-American literature published under the auspices of the Harvard council on Hispano-American studies. Palau 337237.
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$25.00
Uncommon and Early Books. Catalogue 229

Uncommon and Early Books. Catalogue 229

by Harper, Lathrop C

New York: Lathrop C. Harper, 1977. First edition. Paper wrappers. A near fine copy.. 122 pp. Illus. with b/w plates and in-text photos. 8vo.
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$15.00
PHILLIPPS STUDIES NO. I - V: Catalogue of Manuscripts and Printed Books; Family Affairs of Sir Thomas Phillipps; Formation of the Phillipps Library up to ... 1840; Formation of ... Library between 1841 & 1972; Dispersal of Library [5 vols.]

PHILLIPPS STUDIES NO. I - V: Catalogue of Manuscripts and Printed Books; Family Affairs of Sir Thomas Phillipps; Formation of the Phillipps Library up to ... 1840; Formation of ... Library between 1841 & 1972; Dispersal of Library [5 vols.]

by Munby, A.N.L

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951 - 1960, 1951. 5 volumes. Blue cloth binding in price-intact dust jackets. From the library of the great Erasmus scholar, author, and educator George M. Story (1927-1994), with his signature dated Oriel College, Oxford, and then University of Newfoundland, on the front blanks in all volumes, else interior clean and crisp. Covers slightly soiled with spines browned. "The ideal remembrancer has given to the world the scholarly, understanding, judicious, amply... Read more
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CA$400.00
The Black Death. Being the Continuation of the Library of Dr. Fritz Strauss & His Collection of Books about the Plague including Insects & Early Microscopy. Catlog 53. 1997

The Black Death. Being the Continuation of the Library of Dr. Fritz Strauss & His Collection of Books about the Plague including Insects & Early Microscopy. Catlog 53. 1997

by Weber, Jeff

Glendale, CA: Jeff Weber, 1997. First edition. Stapled paper wrappers. Small scuff to corner of front wrapper else very good+ clean copy.. Unpaged. Illus. with b/w plates and in-text reproductions. 8vo. Items 144-306.
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$15.00
Four Oaks Farm

Four Oaks Farm

by Austin, Gabriel (Editor)

Somerville, New Jersey, 1967. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Good. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Quarter bound black cloth and gray paper boards with gilt lettering on spine. Boards rubbed. Slip case chipped and rubbed. One of 1,000 Copies.
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$300.00
Russian avant-garde books, 1917-34

Russian avant-garde books, 1917-34

by Compton, Susan

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1993. Hardcover. 175p., illustrations, some in color, very good condition in like dj.
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$15.00
Fine books. Modern illustrated books ... Oriental miniatures... illustrated manuscript leaves ... illustrated and fine books from the 15th to the 19th centuries including a copy of William Blake's Book of Thel, sporting books. October 19, 1971

Fine books. Modern illustrated books ... Oriental miniatures... illustrated manuscript leaves ... illustrated and fine books from the 15th to the 19th centuries including a copy of William Blake's Book of Thel, sporting books. October 19, 1971

by Parke-Bernet Galleries

New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1971. First edition. Paper wrappers. A very good copy with sunned wrappers, date written on front wrapper, a few items with penciled price realized.. 56 pp. Illus. with b/w plates and photos. Sm. 4to. 559 lots, Sale no. 3246. Prices realized laid in loose.
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$15.00
The List Of Books

The List Of Books

by Frederic Raphael; Kenneth McLeish

The List Of Books, A library of over 3,000 works, Frederic Raphael; Kenneth McLeish, Harmony Books, New York, 1981, First Edition, dust jacket clean in fine/as new condition, not price clipped ($12.95 listed on jacket flap), brown boards, gold lettering along spine, 160 pages, contents include Introduction; Books of the decade, 1970-80; Editors' choice; Getting to grips with the twentieth century; Home reference books, A helpful list of necessary books for any basic home reference shelf; A list of fifty... Read more
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$12.00
The Library: A World History

The Library: A World History

by Campbell, James W. P.; Will Pryce (Photographer)

London: Thames & Hudson. New in New dust jacket. 2015. Second Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0500342881 . Publisher's full black cloth, gilt lettering on spine, floor-plans on endpapers. Lavishly illustrated with 299 Illustrations, 282 in color. This is the updated second edition (2015) with seven new images and three new sections. This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages,... Read more
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$70.00
English Music Printing 1553 - 1700

English Music Printing 1553 - 1700

by KRUMMEL, D W

Bibliographical Society, London, 1975. 1st Edition. HARDCOVER. Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 188pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. With the small private bookplate of Montague Shaw (typographer and editor) on the front paste-down end-paper . . . . . . . . .. .CONDITION : A well preserved FINE copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in the original plain tissue wrapper (edge-chipped). . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight standard shipping to... Read more
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£25.44
Valuable Travel & Natural History Books (11 November 1992, London)

Valuable Travel & Natural History Books (11 November 1992, London)

by Christie's

London: Christie's. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1992. First Printing. Soft Cover. Publisher's glossy wraps. This is the catalog for Christie's Sale No. BENINCASA-4870 held in London on November 11, 1992) 230 lots, with list of prices realized laid-in.. Prices written in for all lost, else, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . Christie's Auction Catalogs Series. Vol. 4870. Color and B&W Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 129, (8) pp .
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$25.00
Of Brooks and Books

Of Brooks and Books

by Grove, Lee Edmonds

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1945. First edition, limited to 1500 numbered copies, number 39. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1945, first printing. Small 8vo., ix+85pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket with several short, closed tears.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.
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$25.00