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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
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
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1937-1938, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 352pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Four numbers of this scarce quarterly devoted to the history of libraries. Text in French. No. 1 with a bump to the lower right corner. First two issues with... Item #27104
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1939, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. (92); (90)pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Two numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27105
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
Bibliographical Catalogue of First Editions, Proof Copies & Manuscripts of Books by Lord Byron Exhibited at the Fourth Exhibition held by The First Edition Club, January 1925.
No place [London]: The First Edition Club, 1925, First Edition, Limited to 500 numbered copies. large octavo, black buckram, t.e.g. (xviii), 97 pp. The First Edition Club, Prefatory note by A. J. A. Symons. Illustrated. Although not noted in the text, many of the examples on exhibition were from the... Item #19118
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 Valuable Private Library, including Scarce Books, Bibliography, American History, Early Printing, Scarce Reprints, Privately Printed Books...Voyages and Travels, Etc.
Boston: Leonard & Co, Auctioneers, June 4-5, 1867, small octavo, printed self-wrappers. 76 pp. Leonard & Co, Auctioneers, Leonard & Co. rare book auction offering 1,070 lots. McKay 1228. From the collection of H. O. Teisberg of Madison, Wisconsin, the only private collection cited by McKay. Teisberg's copy location notes... Item #26957
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
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
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
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
Cloth-backed folding case with original ties issued by The Curwen Press to hold eight issues of The Curwen Press News-Letter.
(The Curwen Press, circa 1935), 7.5" x 10.5" sides covered in Curwen patterned paper of pink, white and green decorations against a black background, black cloth spine stamped in gilt, with original ties. (The Curwen Press, Three cloth folding flaps on the interior to hold the issues in place. Corners... Item #27063
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. Front cover detached, but present. 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
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
Festschrift Georg Leyh. Aufsatze zum Bibliothekswesen und zur Forschungsgeschichte Dargebracht zum 60. Geburtstage am 6. Juni 1937 von Freunden und Fachgenossen.
Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1937, First Edition. quarto, original printed heavy paper wrappers. xxvi, (428)pp. Otto Harrassowitz, Leyh is considered one of the defining figures of the German library system in the period between the two world wars. In 1912 he pleaded in a fundamental essay, the dogma of the systematic... Item #27165
New York: The Grolier Club, 2005, First Edition, Limited to 500 copies. small octavo, printed and embossed wrappers. 32pp. The Grolier Club, Published to accompany a special memorial exhibition of the collection of Ken Auchincloss at the Grolier Club, May 19-June 17, 2005. Twelve illustrations, including an original full-page two-color... Item #14932
German Fine Printing 1948-1988. Checklist of an exhibition held at The Grolier Club December 18, 1991 - March 12, 1992.
New York: Grolier Club/Typophiles, 1992, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (40)pp. Grolier Club/Typophiles, One of 1,500 copies printed by letterpress at The Stinehour Press. Designed by Jerry Kelly. "...post-war German typographers like Gotthard de Beauclair, Georg Trump and Hermann Zapf developed a modern and eminently readable style based on new types... Item #10589
Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 1998, First Edition. oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers. 70 pp. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Michael Wilcox is a master bookbinder who began his career in the English trade bindery in 1955. Now an internationally renowned binder whose works... Item #25387
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1870, First Edition. quarto, original brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind on front cover and spine. (viii), (9-10), (434), (6)pp. ads. Harper & Brothers, Marbled end papers, small, old bookplate. Shelf wear, top and bottom of spine quite worn, front inner hinge partially cracked... Item #26165
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