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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
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1935, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 64; 80; 76pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Three numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27102
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1936, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 96; 88; 79pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Three numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27103
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
Pittsfield, Mass: Eaton Paper Corporation, 1944, First Edition. 8.8 x 7 cm, marbled boards with brown morocco spine. (55) pp. Eaton Paper Corporation, Printed on Worthy Dacian paper. "Mr. Fred Anthoensen, the designer and printer of this Calendar, is one of the great exponents of the printer's art in America... Item #27631
Pittsfield, Mass: Eaton Paper Corporation, 1944, First Edition. 8.8 x 7 cm, marbled boards with dark brown morocco spine. (55) pp. Eaton Paper Corporation, Printed on Worthy Dacian paper. "Mr. Fred Anthoensen, the designer and printer of this Calendar, is one of the great exponents of the printer's art in... Item #27632
No place: Adirondack Paper Company, 1933, 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, Adirondack Paper Company, Nicely printed stand alone calendar page for October, 1933, printed on card stock, Antique Laid, Blue. With a very nicely done woodcut of the "First Paper Mill in America - Germantown - 1690". Printed in... Item #27604
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
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 Publications of Societies and of Periodical Works, Belonging to The Smithsonian Institution, January 1, 1866.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1866, First Edition. octavo, printed wrappers. 591 pp. Smithsonian Institution, "The present work is a catalogue of that portion of the library of the Smithsonian Institution which embraces the publications of Learned societies and other public bodies, as well as encyclopedias and periodical and serial works in... Item #27309
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
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
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
Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings, Pastels and Water Colors Collected by the Late David C. Lyall of Brooklyn...
New York: American Art Association, February 10, 1903, Limited to 500 numbered copies. octavo, boards covered in printed wrapper with original glassine. American Art Association, 105 lots including Millet, Courbet, Rousseau, Corot, Daubigny, J. M. W. Turner, Delacroix, Pierre Auguste Cott, and more. Illustrated with 52 full page photogravures. This... Item #21449
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 bindings... Item #26052
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