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New York: The Typophiles, 2003, First Edition, Limited to 500 copies. octavo, green wrappers. 29pp. The Typophiles, Introduction by Kit Currie. A tribute to Lerner with essays and a poem by Ronald Gordon, Howard Gralla, Jonathan Hill, Eric Holzenberg, Roland Hoover, Martin Hutner, Herbert Johnson, Jerry Kelly, and Kenneth Auchincloss... Item #13946
Frankfort, Germany: D. Stempel AG, no date [circa 1930 - 40], D. Stempel AG, A font designed in 1928 by Herbert Thannhaeuser. Four pieces of promotional ephemera: 7.25 x 8.5" single leaf printed one side only in orange and black, German language; 8.25 x 11.75" single leaf printed two sided... Item #26621
Chicago: American Library Association, 1986, Second edition. large quarto, red cloth. (xxvi), 895 pp. American Library Association, Previous owner's name on front endpaper, else a fine, clean copy. Illustrated. Item #23712
The American Spectator: A Literary Newspaper. Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. I, No. 7; November, 1932 through May, 1933.
The first seven issues folded twice with original print wrap-around band which noted the contributors to that issue. Very fine without wear, fading or chipping. Publication was suspended with the April/May, 1935 issue. These first seven issues were edited by George Jean Nathan, Ernest Boyd, James Branch Cabell, and Eugene... Item #17856
The Art of Type Specimen in the Twentieth Century. An exhibition held at ITC Center 1 March - 21 May 1993.
New York: The Typophiles, 1993, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (64)pp. The Typophiles, Limited to 1,100 copies of which this is one of 500 copies with the imprint of The International Typeface Corporation. With essays on Twentieth Century Type Specimens by David Pankow and John Dreyfus. The 125 items displayed are... Item #10569
Binghampton, NY: Vail-Ballou Press, 1961 and 1962, Revised Edition. octavo, original maroon buckram ring-binders. (394) and 234pp. Vail-Ballou Press, This edition includes a chart of phonetic characters, a chart of the Greek alphabet, and a list of Hebrew characterswith corresponding character numbers. Item #26758
(c. 1940-1950), 2 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches, Original example of bibliophile and Sherlockian student Vincent Starrett's "pirate" ex-libris. Nicely printed in red on laid paper. Very fine, never mounted. Item #26276
Catalogue de la bibliothèque intéressante spécialement sur la linguistique, theologie, jurisprudence, histoire et belles-lettres, délaissée par feu Mr. E.W.L. Eyssonius Wichers, Bourguemaitre à Delfzijl.
Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1876, small octavo, self-wrappers, stitched. 89 pp. Frederik Muller, Book auction catalogue listing 1,530 lots to be sold December 15-16, 1876. Lacking front wrapper. Stain to upper right-hand corner of title page. Contents clean and unmarked. First 4 pages detached but present. Item #26520
Catalogue des livres de la bibliotheque de Turgot d'apres le catalogue manuscrit conserve dans la Bibliotheque nationale, Paris. Three volumes.
Tokyo: University Hitotsubasho, 1974; 1974; 1975, First Edition. large octavo, printed wrappers. (xl), 228; 229-626; 627-(981). University Hitotsubasho, Text in French and Japanese. Small hole in front wrapper of volume III, lower right corner of last 30 pages of volume II curled, all volumes with faded spines. Content clean and... Item #26511
Catalogue of a Large & Valuable Collection of Works, America and Holland, including Bibliography, Voyages, Travels, and Tracts...Rare and Early Printed Books on America, The Quakers, etc....to be Sold at Auction by Bangs, Merwin & Co.
New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, March 20 & 21,1860, small octavo, disbound and with stitching removed, solidly glued along spine. 36 pp. Baker & Godwin, Printers,, 694 lots. McKay 853. With McKay location symbols noted on upper left-hand corner. This copy is from the collection of, H. O. Tiesberg... Item #25932
A Catalogue of Books In All Branches of Literature Comprising American History and Literature Scarce First Editions Association Books Illustrated books Books on Art.
New York: Walpole Galleries, 1915, First Edition. octavo, printed paper wrappers. (40)pp., stapled. Walpole Galleries, This is the first book auction catalogue of The Walpole Galleries, November 12, 1915. 300 lots offered. McKay 7603. Vertical fold through center. Wrappers dusty and with two tiny chips to back wrapper, penciled notation... Item #26139
Catalogue of Miscellaneous Books in all Departments of Literature Together with a Small Medical Library and Collection of Law Books.
Boston: C. F. Libbie & Co. January 8 & 9, 1895, octavo, printed wrappers. 66 pp. C. F. Libbie & Co.,, 1,259 lots. McKay 4354. Wrappers dust soiled but without chipping. Item #25934
Catalogue of the Final Portion of the Manuscripts & Library of John Ruskin removed from his residence...and the Property of the Late Joseph Arthur Palliser Severn, Esq.
London: Sotheby and Co. 1931, quarto, original printed paper wrappers. (34)pp. Sotheby and Co., With three plates, one relating to Ruskin. Each lot neatly annotated in pencil with price realized and buyer. Also original drawings of Kate Greenaway (with one plate). Original, printed priced realized list laid in. Please note... Item #26614
Catalogue of the Library of the Athenæum, Liverpool. To which are Prefixed the Laws of the Institution and the Rules for the Circulation of Books. [With] Supplement to the Catalogue of the Athenæum Library, Liverpool, Containing the Books Received from January, 1864, to June 30th, 1892. To which are Prefixed the Laws of the Institution, and the Rules for the Circulation of Books.
London: Printed for the Proprietors of the Athenaeum, Liverpool, by Whittingham and Wilkins, Chiswick Press, 1864, First Editions. octavo, pebbled mauve cloth. xxxvi, 589; (xvi), 190 pp. Printed for the Proprietors of the Athenaeum, Liverpool, by Whittingham and Wilkins, Chiswick Press, The Liverpool Athenæum was the model for the Boston... Item #26509
Catalogue of the Library of the Late Isaac Dayton of New York City. A Large and Choice Collection of English Literature. Parts I & II. [Complete].
New York: Bangs & Co. March 10-12, 1902; April 7-9, 1902, octavo, printed wrappers. (100); 91 pp. Bangs & Co., 1,869 lots. McKay 5431; 5449. Nearly all nineteenth-century publications with titles typical to the library of the period: Napolean, Shakespeare, Pierce Egan, Cervantes, Carlyle, a half dozen Samuel Johnson, etc.... Item #18999
Nottingham: J. N. Dunn, 1864, First Edition. octavo, original maroon pebbled cloth with printed paper label on spine. (xxviii), (1)-(304), (1-112)pp. J. N. Dunn, Bromley House Library, founded 1816, is an independent lending library situated in the centre of Nottingham, one of the few remaining subscription libraries in the country... Item #26641
Catalogue of the Remaining Portion of the Renowned Library of the late Henry Yates Thompson, Esq...[Sold by Order of the Executors of the Late Mrs. Yates Thompson].
London: Sotheby & Co. August 18-19, 1941, quarto, printed green wrappers. 97 pp. Sotheby & Co., Sotheby rare book and manuscript auction catalogue. Thompson's library contained more than his well-known collection of illuminated manuscripts. This sale upon the death of his wife, contains fine early illustrated books, superb 16th and... Item #25780
Boston: C. F. Libbie & Co. March 8 - 10, 1898; March 29-April 4, 1898, octavo, both parts bound together in boards and cloth with the blindstamp "Mercantile Library Co." along the side. viii, 182; 211 pp. C. F. Libbie & Co., 4,153 lots. McKay 4754; 4762. "Although he never... Item #25766
New York: Sotheby's, 11.9-10.89, large quarto, cloth. (444)pp, 308 items listed. Sotheby's, This magnificent sale has a 4pp. Foreword by Nicolas Barker followed by a 10pp. Preface by the book collector (as he liked to be addressed), Haven O' More. A fantastic [auto]biographical statement, written in the third person, ends... Item #7412
New York: The Typophiles, 1961, First Edition Limited to 500 copies of wgich this is one of 360 with the Typophile imprint. small octavo, decorated boards and cloth. (xii), 71, (3)pp. The Typophiles, With an introduction by Jane Grabhorn. Background Note by Paul A. Bennett. Printed in red, blue, green... Item #26783
Congres international des Bibliothecaires tenu à Paris du 20 au 23 Aout 1900. Proces verbaux et mémoires publiés par Henry Martin.
Paris: H. Welter, 1901, First Edition. octavo, printed wrappers. 267 pp. H. Welter, Front cover detached but present. Brittle, acidic paper without chips. Names on verso of front wrapper. Item #26478
The Czech Avant-Garde and Czech Book Design: the 1920s and 1930s. An Exhibition drawn from the Emma Linen Dana Czech Avant-Garde Book Collection.
(Madison, NJ: Farleigh-Dickinson University, no date , First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. 50 pp. with a 5-page typescript index laid in. Farleigh-Dickinson University, The exhibition that formed the basis for this catalogue was commissioned by the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo in 1996 and drawn from the Fairleigh Dickinson University... Item #21005
(Amsterdam): Pepin Press, (2002), Later printing. quarto, wrappers. (200)pp. Pepin Press, Text in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. The original papers illustrated in this book are collected and owned by Jacques Koops and Johannes Marcus. A short description of technique is given at the beginning of every chapter, as... Item #23088
Philadelphia: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, (1930), First Edition. quarto, printed paper wrappers. (16)pp., stapled. Lanston Monotype Machine Company, "Available Exclusely on the Monotype for Machine and Hand Composition in a Variety of Sizes from Six to Sixty Point". "Monotype" Volume XXIII, Number 74, March, 1930. This issue also contains Goudy's... Item #26664
Rochester, NY: Good Mountain, 1977, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. 32pp. Good Mountain, Collected loose signatures in paper cover. From the archives: a little- known bibliography of the Cary Collection's European Specimen holdings, ca. 1977. The introduction by former Cary Librarian, John Bidwell, explains that this publication commemorates the Collection's 1977... Item #12065