Books About Books
New York: Center for the Book Arts, 2015, First Edition, Limited to 40 numbered copies. octavo, softbound in dust jacket. Center for the Book Arts, In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Book Arts, the past curators of the annual Broadside Reading Series, now in it's 15th... Item #25392
(New Castle): The Delaware Bibliophiles, 1991, First Edition. octavo, boards & cloth. (94)pp. The Delaware Bibliophiles, Limited to 200 numbered copies. Introduction by Gordon A. Pfeiffer, Dr. Barbara Benson contributes an article on the general history of papermaking in Delaware; H. B. Hancock and N. B. Wilkinson on "The Gilpins... Item #7720
First three parts, of five. (New York: Leavitt), March 10-15, 1879; March 22-25, 1880; April 4- 8, 1881, octavo, each part rebound in three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards (viii), 306, (xii)pp.; (xvi), 200, (viii)pp.; (xii), (180), (viii)pp. 6,050 items. Printed price lists bound at front of each part. Brinley... Item #26131
Princeton: Princeton University Library, 2000; 2003, First Edition. quarto, grey cloth stamped in gilt. 656, 818 pp. Princeton University Library, In fall 1996, the Cotsen staff began compiling a multi-volume book catalogue of the research collection, with support from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Technical... Item #26587
New York: Center for Book Arts, 2014, First Edition, Limited to 100 copies. 15.2"5 x 13.25" portfolio. 12 broadsides. Center for Book Arts, Twelve broadsides, each representing the work of an individual poet who gave a reading at The Center for Book Arts in New York, are enclosed in an... Item #24381
Upper Denby, Huddersfield, England: Fleece Press, 2016, First Edition, Limited to 185 copies. small oblong octavo, bound at the Press in a Japanese stab binding using four different paste papers made by Sage Reynolds thirty years ago. (13) pp. Fleece Press, Lucy Wertheim, who ran a London gallery during the... Item #25837
Newark, NJ: The Highton Company, 1957, box 11.5" x 8.25"; cards 10.50" x 7.5" wooden box with hinged flip-top, company and place printed in two shades of blue and lettered in black on front and sides. 168 cards plus 8 tabbed dividers and index card. The Highton Company, The card... Item #26770
Paris: pour la Société des Bibliophiles, 1867, octavo, printed wrappers. (ii), xliv, 318 pp. pour la Société des Bibliophiles, Preface by L. Douët-d’Arcq contains a description of the library by subject and cites many of the important manuscripts present. 832 manuscripts described. With appendices and a useful index. Includes a.... Item #26318
Frankfurt am Main: D. Stempel A.G. no date , octavo, marbled wrappers with printed label on front cover. (74) pp. D. Stempel A.G., Includes a brief history of the Drugulin type foundry. Text in German. Printed in black and red. Four pages with blue pencil check marks in blank margins... Item #26472
Lunengerg, VT: Stinehour Press, 1998, First Edition. cloth, folio. (56) leaves, (12) pages in pocket. Stinehour Press, This facsimile edition reproduces photographs, mostly attributed to Potter's father, amateur photographer Rupert Potter, in an arrangement telling the story of her life. The photographs range from studio photographs of Beatrix Potter as... Item #26590
Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users. A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse.
Brepols, 2011, First Edition. large octavo, pictorial boards. vi, 321 pp. Brepols, The essays in this collection pertain to art history, medieval Latin culture both ecclesiastic and legal, the history of vernacular literatures, and the devotional practices of the laity. They reflect the patronage of authors and manuscript painters, from... Item #22853
Sale Catalogues of the Libraries of Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Thrale (Mrs. Piozzi) and James Boswell.
New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1993, octavo, Oak Knoll, quarter leather and boards. (vii), 320pp. First Edition, Limited to 210 numbered copies. With an informative introduction by Donald D. Eddy which provides analysis of the sales and a description of some of the highspots. Ascensius Press has printed the introduction by... Item #7717
Jersey City: American Type Founders Company, 1923, large octavo, rebound in black cloth. 1,148 pp. American Type Founders Company, Garamond Family; Goudy Family; Bodoni; Cloister; Parsons Family, Artcraft; Cheltenham Family; Caslon (numerous); Century Family; John Hancock; Clearface Family; Pabst Oldstyle; Strathmore Oldstyle; Baskerville; Announcement; Litho; Scotch Roman; Drew; Sterling; Cromwell;... Item #26677
Brooklyn: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, no date , quarto, red cloth stamped in black. xxxix, 1,215 plus numerous not included in the pagination. Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Known as "Big Red" this is the largest specimen book issued by Mergenthaler Linotype and considered to be the most important. Along with the 1923... Item #26683
Nijmegen, Holland: G. J. Thieme, 1952, quarto, blue cloth with title and printer stamped in gilt, all edges stained blue. (252); (100) pp. G. J. Thieme, The Supplement contains a full color frontispiece as an example of printing from nickelfaced stereo made by G. J. Thieme. The Table of Contents... Item #26700
Types, Borders and Miscellany of Taylor & Taylor. With Historical Brevities of Their Derivation and Use.
San Francisco: Taylor & Taylor, 1939, First Edition, Limited to 350 numbered copies of which 250 are for sale. This copy is number 300. octavo, tan cloth and brown leather, in slipcase with paper title label. (xxxii), (565) pp. Taylor & Taylor, Specimens printed on recto only. A beautiful book... Item #26665
American Printing History Association, 2006, First Edition, Limited to 225 copies. 6" x 9" blue cloth clamshell traycase. various. American Printing History Association, Various typographic arrangements of poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the... Item #16165
Handbuch Buchverschluss und Buchbeschlag. Terminologie und Geschichte im deutschsprachigen Raum, in den Niederlanden und Italien vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart. [Manual book closure and book fitting. Terminology and history in the German-speaking world, in the Netherlands and Italy from the early Middle Ages to the present.].
Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2010, First Edition. large octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 256 pp. Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, What makes the publication of this book timely and necessary is the apparent need by historians, academics and collectors of antiquarian books for a standardized terminology to describe book fastenings (clasps)... Item #26629
AGATI, Maria Luisa.
L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2017, First Edition. octavo, printed wrappers. 536 pp. L'Erma di Bretschneider, This work has been conceived by the author as an enlarged version of the original volume Il libro manoscritto: Introduzione alla codicologia, already published in this series (n 124). At a time when the breaking down... Item #26733
ANDRIOLO, A. E. and S. Reynolds.
A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part Five. Volume One: Books Printed in Italy before 1501.
Harvey Miller, 2017, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 288 pp; 330 color illustrations. Harvey Miller, Incunabula research is flourishing in the twenty-first century. Since the turn of the millennium, printed catalogues of globally important collections have been published and online cataloguing projects have transformed knowledge and access... Item #26534
AS-VIJVERS, Anne Margreet .
Brepols Publishers, 2013, First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 786 pp. Brepols Publishers, The subject of the present publication is the working practices of the Ghent-Bruges illuminators, active in Flanders in the decades around 1500. Its focus is on manuscripts featuring freestanding, isolated motifs painted in the margins of... Item #22988
New York: The Grolier Club, 2002, Limited to 250 numbered and signed copies. quarto, cloth in slipcase. 44 pp. The Grolier Club, Illustrations include eight full page color wood engravings and three vignettes by Gaylord Schanilec, one of the leading contemporary woodcut artists. This work was designed by the illustrator... Item #26031
BALZAC, Honore de.
(Over, Cambridge): The Rampant Lions Press, (1997), Of the 300 copies printed, this is one of 250 numbered, with the plates reproduced by duotone offset lithography. large octavo, boards & cloth in slipcase. The Rampant Lions Press, Illustrated by Thomas Newbolt. Translated by Peter Raby. With a 2 1/2pp. publisher's... Item #23536
Paul Holberton Publishing, 2013, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jackets, in slipcase. 1,162 pp. Paul Holberton Publishing , The outstanding collection of late 17th- and 18th-century books, together with their sumptuous bindings, built up by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the last 20 years of the 19th century... Item #23602
London: Cotsen Occasional Press, 2009, First Edition, Limited to 300 copies. quarto; oblong quarto, blue cloth in matching slipcase. 114 pp. (text); 231 pp. facsimile. Cotsen Occasional Press, This work unites the Rothschild Alunno, now in the Cotsen Childrens Library, with Alunnos remaining work from four European collections and reconstructs... Item #26586