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
Knoxville, TN: The Technical Trade School, (1932), First Edition. quarto, brown heavy paper wrappers stamped in blue, orange and gilt, with yapp edges. not paginated, approx. 100 pp. The Technical Trade School, This issue is comprised of contributions of the past "to the end that we may profit by the... Item #27544
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
Meriden, CT: Meriden Gravure Company, (circa 1940's), First Edition. quarto, printed heavy paper wrappers. various. Meriden Gravure Company, 8 issues of this portfolio in supplement form. No 2, A Portfolio of Additional Specimen Plates and a General Discussion of Photographic copy. (8)pp., plus 4 plates; No 3, A portfolio of... Item #27488
(New York: Harbor Press), no date, circa 1930, First Edition. duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, sewn. (8) pp. Harbor Press), Blue-green wrappers printed in a deeper blue-green ink and featuring the Harbor Press iconic seahorse printed in a deep pink ink. All 8 pages contain examples of borders. Laid in is a.... Item #27417
(New York: Harbor Press), no date, circa 1930, First Edition. duodecimo, pictorial wrappers, sewn. (8) pp. Harbor Press), Blue-green wrappers printed in a deeper blue-green ink and featuring the Harbor Press iconic seahorse printed in a deep pink ink. All 8 pages contain examples of borders. Laid in is a.... Item #27419
London: The Society for Italic Handwriting, The Society for Italic Handwriting, A run of 71 issues, lacking just one issue #62, beginning at #21, Winter '59/'60 through #92, Autumn '77. The early issues run 32 pp. containing articles on and examples of Italic Handwriting. The Society for Italic Handwriting was... Item #27568
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
New York: (Harbor Press), no date [circa 1927], First Edition. duodecimo, black wrappers, sewn. 30 pp. (Harbor Press), Contains examples of Caslon, Garamond, Goudy Open, Forum, Lutetia and more in use by this much admired printer and publisher of fine books active from 1925 to 1938. Roland Wood, Elizabeth Wood... Item #27557
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, pictorial boards. 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) and book... 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
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
BARRET, Sebastien, Dominique Stutzmann and Georg Vogeler, editors.
Ruling the Script in the Middle Ages. Formal Aspects of Written Communication (Books, Charters, and Inscriptions).
Brepols, 2017, First Edition. octavo, pictorial boards. 545 pp. Brepols, The textuality and materiality of documents are an essential part of their communicative role. Medieval writing, as part of the interpersonal communication process, had to follow rules to ensure the legibility and understanding of a text and its connotations. This... Item #26188
BELL, David N.
The Library of the Abbey of La Trappe. A Study of its History from the Twelfth Century to the French Revolution, with an Annotated Edition of the 1752 Catalogue.
Brepols Publishers, 2014, First Edition. large octavo, boards. xiv, 648 pp. Brepols Publishers, This volume presents a study of the library of the Cistercian abbey of La Trappe in Normandy from the twelfth century to the French Revolution, together with an annotated edition of the library catalogue of 1752. The... Item #24470
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2003, Reprint. quarto, cloth. l, (478)pp. Oak Knoll Press, Volume I. Includes bibliographical descriptions of the works of Henry Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, John Kendrick Bangs, Ambrose Bierce, H.H. Brackenridge, William Cullen Bryant, Frances Hodgson Burnett, John Burroughs, and others. Illustrated. Item #12446
Bibliography of American Literature. Volume 2: George W. Cable to Timothy Dwight. (Volume II; Volume Two).
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2003, Reprint. quarto, cloth. (xx), (538)pp. Oak Knoll Press, Volume II. Includes bibliographical descriptions of the works of George W. Cable, Bliss Carman, S.L. Clemens, John Esten Cooke, James Fennimore Cooper, Stephen Crane, F, Marion Crawford, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Emily Dickinson, Mary Mapes Dodge... Item #12447
Bibliography of American Literature. Volume 3: Edward Eggleston to Bret Harte. (Volume III; Volume Three).
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2003, Reprint. quarto, cloth. (xx), (486)pp. Oak Knoll Press, Volume III. Includes bibliographical descriptions of the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Eugene Field, Paul Leicester Ford, John Fox, Jr., Harold Frederic, Philip Freneau, Louise Imogen Guiney, Joel Chandler Harris, Bret Harte, and others. Illustrated. Item #12448
Bibliography of American Literature. Volume 4: Nathaniel Hawthorne to Joseph Holt Ingraham. (Volume IV; Volume Four).
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2003, Reprint. quarto, cloth. xxii, (496)pp. Oak Knoll Press, Volume IV. Includes bibliographical descriptions of the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Lafcadio Hearn, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Emerson Hough, Richard Hovey, Julia Ward Howe, William Dean Howells, James G. Huneker, and others. Illustrated. Item #12449