WHITE, T. H.
1 1/2 pp. autograph letter on the printed stationery of Healion's Hotel, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Addressed to a Mr. Starkey, White is sending his apologies for being unable to meet with him for a visit. White had taken the classical scholar, Dr. E. M. W. Tillyard on a visit to... Item #23049
London: The Trollope Society, 1992, First Edition. octavo, boards. 64pp. The Trollope Society, Part One of this list of works by and about Anthony Trollope is based on Lance Tingay's The Trollope Collector (1985) which is reprinted here with the twin aims of providing the reader of Trollope with a.... Item #12172
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
New York: Thomas F. Madigan, no date, c.1930, quarto, wrappers. (x) 96pp. Thomas F. Madigan, With numerous plates. A typically fine Madigan catalogue, this one with extracts from his book Word Shadows of the Great. Wrappers worn and dusty. Item #9684
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 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
Catalogue of Valuable Private Library Including Many Reference Books, Dictionaries, Folk-Lore, Scarce Works on Philology...Large Collection of Cookery Books Including Wine and its Customs...Large Collection of Harvard College Literature. (Cover title).
Boston: C. F. Libbie & Co. February 11 - 12, 1908, octavo, printed wrappers. 106 pp. C. F. Libbie & Co., McKay 6465. 1,482 lots. Wrappers slightly soiled, small chips at top and bottom of spine. Contents clean. Item #25625
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
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
(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
Elegant Miscellaneous Books from the Library of Wm. R. Weeks, Esq., of New York and other sources including Many Specimens of Early Printing; Rare Old Bibles; Limited Editions; The Finet Arts; Numismatic Works, etc.
Philadelphia: Stan V. Henkels, March 10, 1902, octavo, printed wrappers. 20 pp. Stan V. Henkels, Henkels rare book auction of 185 lots. McKay 5432. Mckay location symbols penned to the upper edge of front wrapper. Also with "Priced Catalogue Priced by Lot" inked at upper right-hand corner of front wrapper... Item #25457
London: HMSO, (1981), Second impression. quarto, wrappers. (12)pp. HMSO, With 33 signatures illustrated and catalogued. Item #4
(Rochester, NY: Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, no date [circa 2000]), small octavo, unbound, as issued. (16) pp. Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection, "The illustrations shown on the preceding pages were all selected from the John Fass archives in the Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts... Item #23992
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
Miscellaneous Books. A Small Selection from the Library of Dr. Philip Gosse. Relating more especially to Criminologye, Privateering Voyages, Mutiny of H.M.S. "Bounty" Ornithology, etc.
London: Maggs Bros. Ltd. 1941, small octavo, printed wrappers. (31) pp. Maggs Bros. Ltd., 311 lots. Maggs Bros. rare book catalgoue 702. The fore-edge of some pages have been affected by fire but not into the printed text. Spine fold darkened. Item #25933
A New Mode Called Cloth Binding: London Publishing in ca. 1840. Excerpts from The Author's Printing and Publishing Assistant.
New York: The Book Arts Press, Columbia University, 1980, Reprint. small octavo, printed wrappers, stapled. (16) pp. The Book Arts Press, Columbia University, Hand-set and printed by members of the summer descriptive bibliography class. Introduction by Terry Belanger. Fine. Item #23969
London: Sotheby's, April 5, 1990, quarto, pictorial wrappers. (122), (8) pp. Sotheby's, Sotheby's auction catalogue offering 40 lots. Described in detail and extensively illustrated. Bump to top of spine, else a fine, clean copy. Prices realized laid in. Item #25999
London: July 11, 2002, quarto, pictorial wrappers. 279 pp. Christie's rare book auction #6605 offering 185 lots. Extensively illustrated, mostly in color. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts; Early Printing, Science and Fine Bindings; Modern Fine Printing; Travel and Topography; Natural History. Seven lines of pencil notations and few notes at different... Item #26018
ADAMS, Charles M.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1958, First Edition. octavo, patterned boards and cloth in original glassine. 72 pp. University of North Carolina Press, A few small chips to glassine, book very fine. Item #25357
Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (1993), First Edition. quarto, blue cloth in dust jacket. xvi, 285 pp. University of New Mexico Press, Presents a detailed, informative, and fascinating account of a "sensitive, opinionated, brilliant, difficult, and very complex man," who became an unequaled craftsman in the art of crayonstone... Item #25706
New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, (1975), First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xviii, 215pp. Pierpont Morgan Library, From the Introduction: "This volume presents the life of Sir Arthur Sullivan as seen in the archives formed first of all by his mother, and then by Sir Arthur himself. The original... Item #304
London: Jonathan Cape, (1968), First Edition. octavo, boards and cloth in dust jacket. Jonathan Cape, One inch crumple/tear to back panel of dust jacket, else fine. Item #19762
London: Gollancz, 1963, First Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. Gollancz, Item #2892
New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 2001, First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 192pp. Yale Univ Press, What decisions lie behind the way a book is designed? How are readers of books helped or hindered by the choices that a designer, publisher, or printer has made in presenting an author's... Item #11016
BECKWITH, Alice H.R.H.
Illustrating the Good Life: The Pissarros' Eragny Press, 1894-1914. A Catalogue of an Exhibition of Books, Prints & Drawings Related to the Work of the Press.
New York: Grolier Club, 2007, First Edition, Limited to 400 copies. quarto, printed wrappers. (x), (70)pp. Grolier Club, Preface by Alan Fern. Frontispiece and 38 color and duotone illustrations. An illustrated history and survey of the work of the Eragny Press by Alice H. R. H. Beckwith, followed by detailed... Item #16576
Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1990, First Edition. quarto, blue cloth in dust jacket. x, 198 pp. St. Paul's Bibliographies, Besides being a full bibliography, this is "a fascinating commentary on the development of the literary and artistic appreciation of wild and mountainous scenery, tracing the journeys and the reactions of... Item #21467
New York: Beil, (1983), First American Edition. large octavo, brown boards in dust jacket. (144)pp. Beil, Eric Ravilious was one of the best painters to emerge between the wars - and one of the great original wood-engravers, surpassed only by Thoms Bewick himself. His work was wide-ranging and multifaceted, and... Item #294
Hanover: University Press of New England, (1989), Second Printing. quarto, printed wrappers. xvi, 250 pp. University Press of New England, From the colonial period up until the present day, Blumenthal touches on many of the prominent publishers, printers, and typographers of their time: William Bradford, Benjamin Franklin, "Colonial Women", Isaiah... Item #18471
London: Patrick Hardy Books, (1983), First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 48pp. Patrick Hardy Books, Illustrated with Ardizzone Christmas cards. Beginning in 1932, in an edition of 20, Ardizzone sent hand produced Christmas cards to family and close friends. They continued in small, special runs until 1972, when they... Item #191
BRISTOL, Roger P.
Charlottesville: Univ Press of Virginia, (1970), First Edition. quarto, cloth. (xx), 636pp. Univ Press of Virginia, From the Preface by Frecerick R. Goff: "The work of addition and revision continued until 1969 through Mr. Bristol's further checking and through reports of new entries from cooperating libraries to the clearinghouse he... Item #9953
BRODSKY, Louis Daniel and Robert W. Hamblin.
Jackson: Univ Press of Mississippi, (1982), First Edition. octavo, cloth. xx,416pp. Univ Press of Mississippi, Illustrated. A listing of more than 2,000 items in this Faulkner collection including manuscripts, books, letters, early drawings in school publications, here organized chronologically from family documents from the 1880s to publications about Faulkner from... Item #14151
BRODSKY, Louis Daniel and Robert W. Hamblin.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (1982), First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. xx,416pp. University Press of Mississippi, Illustrated. A listing of more than 2,000 items in this Faulkner collection including manuscripts, books, letters, early drawings in school publications, here organized chronologically from family documents from the 1880s to publications... Item #36
BRODY, Catherine Tyler (compiler).
(Roslyn, NY): The New York Public Library, 1989,, First Edition Limited to 200 numbered copies. octavo, maroon cloth spine with decorated boards. 113 pp. The New York Public Library, Signed and numbered by the compiler and printer on colophon page. With a few exceptions, the wood engravings were printed from... Item #13187
London: Arthur Barker Ltd, (1951) , First Edition. small octavo, red boards in dust jacket. 102 pp. Arthur Barker Ltd, Part of The English Novelists Series. A fine, clean copy in a fine, clean dust jacket which is not price clipped. Item #25356
(London): British Museum, (1995), First Edition. With 53 color and 142 black and white illustrations. large 8vo, boards in dust jacket. 224pp. British Museum, The vast majority of the painted books of Mexico were destroyed during the Spanish Conquest. About twenty of the finest of these are in the British... Item #8938
BRUCCOLI, Matthew J.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1983, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (xvi), (260)pp. University of Pittsburgh Press, Part of the Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography. Item #274
New York: Abrams, 1990, First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 144pp. Abrams, A critical study of this master type designer, who did not draw his first alphabet until he was 30, nor count himself a professional type designer until he was 46. The fiinal chapter includes an annotated list... Item #9803
London: The British Library, 2005, First Edition. octavo, cloth in pictorial dust jacket. 320pp. The British Library, With this new major study the author remedies the neglect of the 'immediate post-Bewick period' and demonstrates the importance of the period from 1820 to 1860 in the history of the illustrated book... Item #14378
BURROUGHS, William S.
New York: Viking, (1973), First Edition. octavo, brown cloth in dust jacket. Viking, Book is as new, jacket has a slight bit of age toning. Jacket is not price clipped. Item #25319
(London): Harvey Miller Publishers, (1996), First Edition. folio, boards in dust jacket. Harvey Miller Publishers, Two volumes. Volume One: Text & Illustrations, 48, (194)pp. of illustrations in black and white and in color; Volume Two: Catalogue, (220) pp. This is the first publication to appear in the "Survey of Manuscripts... Item #11884
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, First Edition. small octavo, printed black heavy paper wrappers. 176pp. Harvard University Press, A gargoyle at the corner of a Gothic cathedral. A monstrous face in the margin of a medieval text. The author presents an exhilarating account of the medieval imagination testing, and... Item #14267
CARLEY, James P.
London: British Library, 2004, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 160pp. British Library, King Henry VIII was one of the most intelligent and widely read monarchs of the renaissance. From surviving catalogues, which tell us what books he had, it is clear he was deeply involved in theological debate... Item #13543
CARTER, Sebastian, editor.
Fine Press Book Association, Spring, 2010, One of 810 "Regular" copies. quarto, plain wrappers in dust jacket. 64 pp. Fine Press Book Association, Aimed to be a "support group" for fine presses, this journal presents lists of recent publications and interesting articles and book reviews. Extensively illustrated, some in color... Item #25448
CARTER, Sebastian, editor.
Fine Press Book Association, Spring, 2012, One of 910 "Regular" copies. quarto, plain wrappers in dust jacket. 64 pp. Fine Press Book Association, Aimed to be a "support group" for fine presses, this journal presents lists of recent publications and interesting articles and book reviews. Extensively illustrated, some in color... Item #25449
New York: R. R. Bowker, 1983, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xvi, 389pp. R. R. Bowker, Includes chapters on The Origins of the Private Press; The Quasi-Official or Patron's Press; The Scholarly Press; The Press as an Educational Toy; Private Printing and the Bibliomania (... Item #6029
CHAMBERLAIN, Joesph Edgar.
Boston: Copeland & Day, 1896, First Edition. duodecimo, green cloth. Copeland & Day, Essays. Former owner's brief gift inscription on the front endpaper of each volume, else a fine, bright set. Item #25401
CHRISTIN, Anne-Marie, editor.
Flammarion, (2002), First English language edition. large quarto, grey boards in dust jacket. (405) pp. Flammarion, A total of fifty-eight lavishly illustrated chapters that analyze the role of the image in the history of writing, with detailed commentaries from a team of leading specialists. Together they explain the evolution of... Item #22684
COHEN, Morton N.
New York: Aperture Foundation. (1998), First Edition. Postscript by Mark Haworth-Booth; Afterword by Roy Flukinger. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 143 pp. Aperture Foundation., The photographs in this richly illustrated book, a number of them previously unpublished, reflect Carroll's lifelong fascination with children and their world. These remarkable portraits were... Item #11997
COLE, John Y.
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1984, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (x), 76pp. Library of Congress, Illustrated. Concerned for the serviceman's morale during World War II, the Council of Books in Wartime began to provide the military with books at cost to be distributed free to servicemen. Now collectible, the only... Item #3705
London; New York: Blackie & Son; Charles Scribner's Sons, no date (circa 1890), Later printing. octavo, blue cloth over beveled boards with pictorial scene stamped in tan, black and silver, all edges stained olive green. Blackie & Son; Charles Scribner's Sons, Blue coated endpapers. With 32 pp. Charles Scribner's ads... Item #25925
COLLINS, A. S.
The Profession of Letters. A Study of the Relation of Author to Patron, Publisher, and Public, 1780-1832.
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1928, First Edition. octavo, brick red cloth in dust jacket. 279 pp. George Routledge & Sons, "This volume continues the story begun in "Authorship in the Days of Johnson." It traces the growth of literature as a self-supporting profession. The effects of the Industrial Revolution... Item #25518
(New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, (1992), First American Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (xiv), (318)pp. Oak Knoll Press, The Two Forgers describes the lives and career of two very different men who came together in one of the greatest frauds in the history of book collecting. Harry Buxton... Item #10783
New York: McClure, Phillips, 1903, First Edition. octavo, original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine, with blind-stamped design on front cover. (vi), (272), (10)pp. ads. McClure, Phillips, Slight residue from book plate on front endpaper, one half-inch weak spot to front hinge, back inner hinge... Item #24824
Paris: Editions Rombaldi, (1946), Limited to 900 numbered copies. octavo, rebound in black morocco with gilt rules on covers and six raised bands on spine. Editions Rombaldi, Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with original etchings by Eugene Corneau. 1/2" weakness at front and back top outer hinges, corners scuffed with the top... Item #25926
(New York): Smithmark, (1996), large quarto, boards in dust jacket. 128 pp. Smithmark, Creative Calligraphy will provide a practical course for the beginner, from a basic introduction to the history of the craft and an explanation of the materials required. Item #12610
CRUTCHFIELD, Margo A.
Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art, (2007), large octavo, printed wrappers. Museum of Contemporary Art, An exhibition on view September 28 through December 30, 2007. Very fine. Inscribed and signed by the artist on the title page, "Dear Dan / all the best, / Diana / Jan 2008." Very fine. Item #23660
Denver: Alan Swallow, (1960), First Edition. octavo, gray cloth in dust jacket. 273pp. Alan Swallow, The essays of this book fall into three groups: a collection of essays varying from a basic statement upon poetry and tradition, with essays on Statius, Chaucer, The Renaissance, to Wallace Stevens; an entire reprinting... Item #16752
DARNTON, Robert and Daniel Rockey, (editors).
Berkeley: Univ of California Press, (1989), First Edition. quarto, wrappers. (xvi), (352)pp. Univ of California Press, Illustrated. The essays attempt to answer the question: "What was the role of printing in the French Revolution?" With a final exhibition checklist and notes for the essays. Item #42
DE LA MARE, Walter.
London: Constable & Co, 1927, First Edition, Limited to 275 numbered copies signed by the poet. octavo, linen spine with grey boards. Constable & Co, With 30 charming woodcuts by Bold. Faint 5" x 3" offsetting at pp. 8 and 9. Boards slightly bowed, else a fine, clean copy. Item #13817
London: The British Library, (1986), First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 248pp. The British Library, Illustrated with 50 color plates with facing text about the drawing. Chapters define natural history drawing, flowers in religious art, herbals, the drawings found in travel and exploration literature, the natural history of the... Item #277
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1989, First Edition. octavo, in slipcase. 80pp. Oak Knoll Press, Cloth and quarter leather. Limited to 250 copies printed by Martino Mardersteig. This fine, limited edition is a facsimile of an original manuscript notebook used by the great bibliophile Thomas Frognall Dibdin to list... Item #12266
Brooklyn: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, (1936), First Edition. large octavo, pattern boards and cloth. xiv, (166) pp. Mergenthaler Linotype Company, Commemorating the fifty years of linotype's contribution to printing and publishing. Designed and decorated by W. A. Dwiggins. Corners scuffed, exposing board and slightly rounded. Cloth at top and bottom of... Item #26009
DYKSTRA, Gail B.
Toronto: York University Law Library, (1975), First Edition. quarto, orange cloth. 55 pp. York University Law Library, Reproduced typescript. Fine. Item #26005
EASTLAKE, Charles L.
New York: Humanities Press, 1970, First Published in 1872. octavo, blue cloth in dust jacket. 209 pp. Humanities Press, Edited with an Introduction by J. Mordaunt Crook. From the dust jacket, "...In the text [Eastlake] dealt at length with the iunfluences of Horace Walpole, Pugin and Ruskin...This factual approach guaranteed... Item #26003
EDMOND, John R. (compiler).
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968), Reprint. quarto, cloth. xl, 526pp. Burt Franklin, Broadsides in the collection of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana (The Library of James Ludovic Lindsay, Earl of Crawford). With a list of Printers, Publishers, and Booksellers and a title index with a "Key to Dates." Item #15
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866, First Edition. octavo, publisher's reddish-brown cloth stamped in blind on covers and in gilt on spines. .[iv], 303; [iv], 290; [iv], 283+ (blank), 4,  pp. William Blackwood and Sons, Yellow coated endpapers. The binder's ticket on back pastedown of volume one... Item #25924
London: Bloomsbury, (1988), Second edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 104pp. Bloomsbury, The text represents a comprehensive selection of Caldecott's work, followed by a checklist of his published illustrations and his paintings in oit. With over 100 illustrations, 9 in color. Item #18
ERICKSON, Peter and Clark Hulse.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (2000), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. (vi), 403 pp. University of Pennsylvania Press, An interdisciplinary group of scholars applies the reinterpretive concept of "visual culture" to the English Renaissance. Bringing attention to the visual issues that have appeared persistently, though often marginally, in the newer... Item #26012
FORSTER, E. M.
London: Sidgwick, 1928, First Edition. octavo, maroon cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. Sidgwick, Neat name on front endpaper, spine very slightly faded, a bit of scuffing to top and bottom of spine, otherwise a near fine copy. Item #25881
FOWELL, Frank and Frank Palmer.
New York: Burt Franklin, (1970), Reprint. octavo, cloth. xii, 390pp. Burt Franklin, Illustrated. A history of censorship in England particularly as it was applied to the dramatists and literary figures of the 16th and 17th centuries. Very fine. Item #23
GENZ, Marcella D.
(London): British Library, 2004, First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 240pp. British Library, Created by the son of Camille Pissaro, the French Impressionist painter, in 1894, the Eragny Press was produced in conjunction with his wife, Esther. Lucien created wood engravings, while Esther printed and bound the small books... Item #12713
Boston: Godine, 2005, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 172pp. Godine, What is the origin of the word “book”? What is the oldest working library still in existence? What is an “enchiridion”? An “amphigory”? A “duodecimo”? Which two Nobel laureates refused the prize in literature? How many trees must... Item #15571
London: Merrell Holberton, (1998), First Edition. quarto, blue boards in decorative dust jacket. 128pp. Merrell Holberton, First in the series Art of Nature. Abbot was a pioneer artist who supplied collectors and other naturalists with specimens and exquisite paintings and drawings of birds, insects and plants. Some of the birds... Item #18456
Winchester: St. Paul's, 1991, Second edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 383pp. St. Paul's, The contents include books and pamphlets written by Gill, books and periodicals to which he contributed and books and other publications which he specifically illustrated with wood engravings, title pages, initial letters or tail pieces; also... Item #3858
The Judgment of Experts: Essays and Documents about the Investigation of the Forging of the Oath of a Freeman.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1991, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. x, 271pp. American Antiquarian Society, An anthology of essays and documents by Marcus McCorison, Justin Schiller, Robert Mathiesen, and the many others who found themselves caught up in the Mark Hoffmann forgery, "Oath of a Freeman." Illustrated. Very fine. Item #14684
GRAFFAGNINO, J. Kevin.
Vermont: Heritage Press, 2006, First Edition. octavo, boards and cloth in dust jacket. (xvi), 278 pp. Heritage Press, A delightful collection of quotations on books, writing, libraries, publishing, editors, printing, and history. Illustrated with reproductions of bookplates. With an index, bibliography and a bibliophile's quiz. A new copy in a.... Item #25817
Brewhouse, Christmas, 1970, First Edition. 10.5" x 7.5" sheet folded twice , printed portfolio. (4) pp. of text with color image on verso. Brewhouse, Laid in are four additional illustrations (as issued): three by Rigby Graham and two by Michael Ayrton. Very fine. Item #23502
HALL, Dennis, editor.
Fine Press Book Association, May, 1999, One of 1,000 copies. quarto, plain wrappers in dust jacket. 48 pp. Fine Press Book Association, Aimed to be a "support group" for fine presses, this journal presents lists of recent publications and interesting articles and book reviews. Illustrated. A very fine, clean copy. Item #25447
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868, First Edition, first issue. octavo, green cloth stamped in blind on covers and gilt on spine. 222; 228 pp. Ticknor and Fields, Second issue binding with "TICKNOR & CO." at the foot of spines. Clark A26.1a. BAL 7632. Volume one slightly cocked. Wear to cloth... Item #25923
HEARTMAN, Charles F.
"Credulity Unrewarded" A 12 page book review in "The American Book Collector" August-September, 1934.
Metuchen, NJ: The American Book Collector, August-September, 1934, large octavo, yellow printed wrappers. The American Book Collector, Heartman's review of Carter and Pollard's "An Enquiry Into The Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets" followed by several letters invited by Heartman for commentary: Mitchell Kennerley, Henry M. Partridge and Gabriell Wells... Item #25783
New York: Oxford Univ Press, 1977, First American Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. x, 219pp. Oxford Univ Press, By weaving together social history and literary history, Hewison shows by anecdote and example how writers, poets, and painters in Britain endured the war. Illustrated. Very fine. Item #3801
HINKS, John and Matthew Day (editors).
(New Castle, DE; London): Oak Knoll Press; British Library, 2012, First Edition. octavo, black boards in dust jacket. (xviii), 382 pp. Oak Knoll Press; British Library, The essays in this collection trace texts from their creation and printing through to their publication, dissemination, and collection. In doing so, they show... Item #21929
HIRTH, Mary, (compiler).
Cyril Connolly's One Hundred Modern Books. From England, France and America 1880-1950. An Exhibition: March-December 1971.
Austin: HRC, University of Texas, (1971), First Edition. oblong octavo, wrappers. 120pp. HRC, University of Texas, Catalogue of this important exhibition. With an introduction by Connolly. Illustrated. One corner bent, else fine. Item #229
HOLLELEY, Dr. Douglas.
Rochester, NY: Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2001, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. 316pp. Cary Graphic Arts Press, This book covers all the essentials of digital bookmaking for photographers, artists, designers, and writers who want to move beyond the manuscript to the page. Based on his years of work as a photographer... Item #10762
HOPKINS, Richard L., editor.
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2008, First Edition, Limited to 150 numbered copies. quarto, quarter morocco with Japanese cloth sides, leather spine label, in matching clamshell case. 194 pp. Bird & Bull Press, From the prospectus: "The private press has been with us in one form or another for... Item #25831
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, First Edition. octavo, gilt stamped black boards. (12), (114) pp. University of Toronto Press, Studies in the culture and history of the book are a burgeoning academic specialty. Intriguing, rigorous, and vital, they are nevertheless rooted within three major academic disciplines – history, literary... Item #18374
HSUAN, Wei Chen .
London: Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts, 2000, quarto, printed wrappers. 139 pp. Sam Fogg Rare Books and Manuscripts, This catalogue discusses and illustrates a wide variety of Chinese books, dating from the sixth to the nineteenth century, some very rare. 140 black and white and 4 color illustrations. The... Item #25674
JAMES, Henry, Jr.
New Castle, DE: Harper & Bros. 1892, Limited to 250 numbered copies. octavo, vellum with yapp fore-edges, stamped in gilt. Harper & Bros., Illustrated by Harry W. McVickar. Uncut and unopened. Vellum dust soiled but without wear, light foxing to yapp edges. Contents clean and unmarked. Item #25586
JAMES, Henry, Jr.
New Castle, DE: Harper & Bros. 1892, First Trade issue of this illustrated edition. octavo, green cloth stamped in gilt, green, white and yellow. T.e.g. Harper & Bros., Illustrated by Harry W. McVickar. Three line name and address on front endpaper. Four of the daisies stamped on the front cover... Item #25587
JAMES, Henry, Jr.
London: Macmillan, 1879 , Second English Edition, Times Book Club issue. octavo, biscuit cloth stamped in black. Macmillan, Edel and Laurence F24. Cloth lightly dust soiled, a few small spots to fore-edge, text block slightly cocked. Item #25595
JAMES, Henry, Jr.
London: Macmillan, 1879, Second English Edition, first one volume issue. octavo, blue cloth stamped in black and gilt, brown coated endpapers. Macmillan, Edel & Laurence A7c. Cloth to outer hinge worn, wear to top and bottom of spine, inner hinges weak. Bookplate removed from front pastedown, damp stain to front... Item #25584
London: Methuen, 1903, First Edition. octavo, vertical ribbed red cloth. Methuen, Edel and Laurence A58a. Ads dated July 1903. Penciled on the front free endpaper in an unknown hand, "HJ's corrections marked in his copy ([undecipherable] Library) pp. 132 / 183" "Only his Methuen copy has his [?] in it."... Item #25893
London: Methuen, 1903, First Edition. octavo, vertical ribbed red cloth. Methuen, Edel and Laurence A58a. Ads dated July 1903. Spine moderately faded, cloth worn at top and bottom of spine. Corners scuffed exposing board. Hinges broken at some point and poorly repaired resulting in the text block falling even with... Item #25897
London: Methuen, 1904, Colonial Edition. octavo, dark blue diced pattern cloth. Methuen, Ads dated July 1903 at back as in the first edition but with "Methuen's Colonial Library" printed endpapers front and back. "Colonial Edition" noted at bottom of title page and stamped in gilt at the bottom of spine... Item #25898
The American Scene. Together with Three Essays from "Portraits of Places." Edited and with an introduction by W. H. Auden.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1946, First printing of this edition. octavo, green cloth. Charles Scribner's Sons, Section VII, totaling five pages, of the last essay, "Florida," which appears in the English edition but was eliminated in the American edition, is included in this edition. The text ends with 16... Item #25103
London: Macmillan, 1886, duodecimo, blue cloth with gilt rule on front covers. Macmillan, Part of the "Pocket Edition of Mr. Henry James's Novels and Tales." Vol I: corners scuffed exposing board, last gathering roughly opened. Vol II: cloth on covers bubbled and slightly soiled, last gathering roughly opened. Item #25579
London: Macmillan, 1886, duodecimo, blue cloth with gilt rule on front covers. Macmillan, Part of the "Pocket Edition of Mr. Henry James's Novels and Tales." Vol I: spine faded and discolored, ink name erased from front pastedown, gilt stamping dull, corners bumped. Vol II: spine faded and discolored, ink name... Item #25580
London: Macmillan and Co, 1888, Second Edition, American Issue. octavo, dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, black coated endpapers. Macmillan and Co, One of 2,000 copies printed. Edel & Laurence A32b. Very faint water spot on front cover, else cloth clean and gilt stamping bright. Endpapers clean and unmarked, hinges... Item #25906
New York: Scribner's, 1903, First Edition, American Issue, simultaneous with the London Edition. octavo, rose-sateen smooth cloth. T.e.g. Scribner's, Edel & Laurence A57b. As usual the rose cloth has faded to a tan. The spine is very lightly faded with several brief marks. No wear to top and bottom of... Item #25930