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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
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
(New York: Pynson Printers, June, 1933, First Edition, one of 2,500 copies printed. quarto, pictorial boards. Pynson Printers, On Collecting Scott; The Mather Collection at Cleveland; "Bookshop" an aquatint; The Unicorn in Early Prints and Printed Books, by A. F. Johnson, printed by The Curwen Press; and more. Minor dust... Item #25525
Copyright Law Revision. Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law. [WITH] Copyright Law Revision. Part 2. Discussion and Comments on Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law. [WITH] Copyright Law Revision. Part 3. Preliminary Draft for Revised U.S. Copyright Law and Discussions and Comments on the Draft. [WITH] Copyright Law Revision. Part 4. Further Discussions and Comments on Preliminary Drafts for Revised U.S. Copyright Law. [WITH] Copyright Law Revision. Part 5. 1964 Revision Bill with Discussions and Comments. [WITH] Copyright Law Revision. Part 6. Supplementary Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law: 1965 Revision Bill.
Washington, D.C. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961; 1963; 1964; 1964; 1965; 1965, octavo, printed wrappers. xxi, 160; vii, 419; x, 457; x, 477; ix, 350; xxvi, 338 pp. U.S. Government Printing Office, Six issues. All issues fine and clean. Part 1 has the printed signature of Yale Law Librarian, Morris L. Cohen on front wrapper. Item #25700
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
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1985, quarto, wrappers. (xx), (122)pp. American Antiquarian Society, Second Edition, enlarged with a list of the Papantonio Collection now at the American Antiquarian Society. Illustrated. The quarto format with full page illustrations of the bindings makes this a useful reference work with detailed descriptions of the... Item #7721
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
First Editions and Superb Association Books, Selections from the Collection of the Late Jahu Dewitt Miller. The Wayne Papers. Important Autograph Letters and Documents the Personal File of General Anthony Wayne.
New York: American Art Association / Anderson Galleries, December 5-6, 1934, quarto, printed wrappers. (211) pp. American Art Association / Anderson Galleries, 539 lots. McKay 9638. Six exceptional Poe items including a presentation copy of "Tales" (illustrated). The Dewitt Miller section offers remarkable Stephen Crane, Charles Dickens and much more... Item #23696
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
Importants Livre Anciens, Livres d'Artiste et Manuscrits dont deux manuscrits originaux de Pal Verlaine et l'ancienne Collection Louis Marcoussis.
Paris: Christie's, Juin 2, 2005, quarto, pictorial wrappers. 234 pp. Christie's , Christie's rare book auction catalogue #5403 offering 487 lots. Text in French. With an index. Books illustrated by Hans Arp, Jean Cocteau, Dali, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, Marcoussis himself and other artists; French literature, fine... Item #26052
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 2012, First Edition. quarto, pictorial wrappers. 222 pp. American Antiquarian Society, This generously illustrated catalogue accompanies a fall 2012 exhibition at the Grolier Club in New York celebrating the American Antiquarian Society's bicentennial year. In Pursuit of a Vision: Two Centuries of Collecting at the American... Item #22403
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: The Grolier Club, 2004, First Trade Edition. quarto, blue and green cloth in dust jacket. 208pp. The Grolier Club, Published to accompany an exhibition of Grolier Club Library treasures running from May 12 through July 31, 2004, this is the first detailed illustrated overview ever attempted of the... Item #14933
Le surréalisme et ses alentours. Livres, manuscrits, photographies, et oeuvres sur papier. Collection Daniel Filipacchi. Vente en Trois Parties - Deuxième Partie. [With] Le surréalisme et ses alentours. Livres, manuscrits, photographies, et oeuvres sur papier. Collection Daniel Filipacchi. Vente en Trois Parties - Deuxième Partie. Hans Bellmer.
Paris: Christie's, October 21, 2005, quarto, pictorial boards. (327) pp.; 62 pp. Christie's, Christie's auction catalogue offering 209 lots with the separate supplement auction catalogue containing the works of Hans Bellmar, 25 lots. Both of these sales are Christie auctions #5410 representing Part Two of the three part Daniel Filipacchi... Item #26017
(Tokyo): Kyoiku Shoseki, (1991), First English Language Edition. folio, cloth in dust jacket. (200)pp. Kyoiku Shoseki, This catalogue covers the years from 1980 - 1990 and contains 169 fine bindings, 27 designs for commercial book production as well as posters and announcements. Illustrated with 300 color plates. "Although bookbinding may... Item #11640
Chicago: Caxton Club, 2011, First Edition. quarto, boards. 214 pp. Caxton Club, This book provides stories of fifty-two presentation copies from 1470 to 1986, narrating how each book came to be inscribed. Containing 112 illustrations, Other People's Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell is a lively historical account... Item #21493
Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Greene Press, (1977), First American Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xli; 151pp. Stephen Greene Press, Fully illustrated in colors. A fine study of this major wood engraver. Printed at the Curwen Press. The descriptive notes on the engravings provide a striking recapitulation of the last 40... Item #24458
Rochester, NY: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Later printing. quarto, printed wrappers, spiral bound. 305 pp. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Wood type in myriad designs—from stark condensed sans serifs to bizarre ornamental scripts—created variety in commercial advertising more than 180 years ago, and continues today to influence modern signs... Item #22916
(Over, Cambridge, England): Rampant Lions Press, (1999), First Edition, Limited to 200 copies. duodecimo, wrappers. (ii), 10, (ii)pp. Rampant Lions Press, A charming piece of ephemera by this fine press. It consists of eleven pressmarks used at The Rampants Lions Press since 1934. These pressmarks were designed by Will Carter... Item #7649
Washington: Library of Congress, 1991, First Edition. quarto, cloth. (xxxvi), 428pp. Library of Congress, Includes a tribute by William Matheson, "Lessing J. Rosenwald: 'A Splendidly Generous Man'". This volume celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rosenwald's birth with 100 essays by noted scholars and historians. Eleven categories within this massive collection... Item #3575
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Boston: W. B. Clarke Company, 1908, First Edition. small octavo, boards and cloth. (16) pp. W. B. Clarke Company, Printed at The Merrymount Press. Presentation copy inscribed on the front endpaper and initialed by the author. Corners scuffed. A near fine copy. Item #25799
ALBRO, Sylvia Rodgers.
Washington, DC; New Castle: Library of Congress; Oak Knoll Press, 2016, First Edition. square octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 240 pp. Library of Congress; Oak Knoll Press, Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking by Sylvia Albro explores how the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian... Item #25849