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FIFTY YEARS OF BEING THE LAST WORD IN BOOKS  1971 - 2021

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101B WATER ST, EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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45 ITEMS ADDED TO THE 40% OFF SALE LIST

OVER 420 ITEMS DISCOUNTED 40%: BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS, LITERATURE, NON FICTION. CLICK THROUGH HERE

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 FEATURED ITEMS

 

 

Typed Letter, signed by Orville Wright, April 24, 1917  $2,250

 

 

Wheat. Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540 - 1861.  Grabhorn Press.  $1,850

 

A Crafted Typology of the Codex  $17.50

 

 

Coptic Bookbindings from the Pierpont Morgan Library $150

 

Tradition and Individuality. Bindings from the University of Michigan Greek Manuscript Collection. $110

 

 

Edward Catich. Origin of the Serif $125

 

Making Impressions: Women in Printing and Publishing  $70

 

Books Will Speak Plain. A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings  $80

 

Meeting by Accident. Selected Historical Bindings  $125

 

European Hand Papermaking: Traditions, Tools, and Techniques  $55

 

Russell Maret.  Visionaries & Fanatics and Other Essays on Type Design...   $70

 

Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding. Volumes 1, 2, 3, 5

 

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The Colophon Book Shop specializes in the fields of antiquarian and in-print books about books, literary first editions, and military history, especially   World War I Aviation and World War II Aviation.   Don't forget to use the BROWSE and SEARCH functions, see above. We have thousands of books offered in over 50 different categories.  The Colophon Book Shop was established in 1971 in LaGrange, Illinois, by Robert and Christine Liska. The move to New Hampshire was made in 1982 and we are now located in Exeter, New Hampshire, one hour north of Boston.

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We maintain an open shop at 101B Water St, Exeter, New Hampshire. Please visit us: our hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm or by appointment.  Our mailing address is The Colophon Book Shop, P. O. Box 1052, Exeter, NH 03833. As always, we would be glad to quote according to your interest. (603) 772-8443 voice; (603) 772-3384 fax.