(London): Frank Cass & Co. Ltd. 1968, large quarto, blue cloth. xx, 317 pp. Frank Cass & Co. Ltd., Facsimile reprint of the 1849 "Report from the Select Committee on Public Libraries; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix." Illustrated, some foldout. Fine. Item #18118
Sale Catalogues of the Libraries of Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Thrale (Mrs. Piozzi) and James Boswell.
New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1993, octavo, Oak Knoll, quarter leather and boards. (vii), 320pp. First Edition, Limited to 210 numbered copies. With an informative introduction by Donald D. Eddy which provides analysis of the sales and a description of some of the highspots. Ascensius Press has printed the introduction by... Item #7717
ANGHELESCU, Hermina G.B. and Martine Poulain, (editors).
Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2002, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 298 pp. Library of Congress, This historic and important work is based on a series of papers presented at the 1998 International Federation of Library Associations conference in Paris. The work contains 26 essays focusing on the... Item #11977
ASTBURY, Raymond (editor).
(Hamden, CT): Archon Books, (1968), First American Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. 194pp. Archon Books, The edited proceedings of a three-day conference held in Liverpool in 1967 for the members of the book trade. Publishing, censorship and bookselling are the themes of the discussions regarding present and future trends... Item #26331
BENNETT, Melba Berry.
Palm Springs, CA: Privately Printed by the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 1964, First Edition. octavo, printed paper wrappers. 10pp., stapled. Privately Printed by the Welwood Murray Memorial Library, A travelling tour of Austrian libraries. Name inside front endpaper, otherwise fine. Item #26427
BLACK, Alistair and Peter Hoare.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006), First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 762 pp. Cambridge University Press, The Public Libraries Act of 1850 founded a tradition of public provision and service which continues today, and national and academic libraries have grown and multiplied accordingly. Libraries have become an industry rather... Item #26316
BURLINGHAM, Cynthia and Bruce Whiteman (editors).
San Marino: Getty Museum, 2001, First Edition. octavo, cloth. 448pp. Getty Museum, Featuring more than 300 selections, this book explores the treasure trove of rare books and ephemera in Los Angeles libraries: Autry Museum of Western Heritage; California Institute of the Arts Library; Getty Library; Huntington Library; Libraries of the... Item #12054
New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 2001, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 192pp. Yale Univ Press, Casson recounts the development of ancient library buildings, systems, holdings, and patrons, addressing questions on a wide variety of topics, such as: What was the connection between the rise in education and literacy... Item #11027
CHAMBERS, David, editor.
Pinner: Private Libraries Association, 2007, First Edition, one of 1,100 copies printed, of which 400 are for sale. octavo, green cloth. 378 pp. Private Libraries Association, Here, in the guise of a history of the Private Libraries Association, is an account of the friendships of its members over the past... Item #17731
CHAMPNEYS, Amian L.
London: B. T. Batsford, 1907, First Edition. quarto, maroon cloth. (xiv), 183, (ii), 24 pp. B. T. Batsford, Covers Materials and Construction; Installations and Apparatus; Shelving and Accessories; Fittings, Furniture, and Appliances; Book Rooms; Lending Department, and more. Illustrated. Ex-Library from New York's Mercantile Library with a small rubber stamp... Item #26298
COOK, Christopher D.
London: The Bibliographical Society, 2013, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. 185 pp. The Bibliographical Society, Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England: England's first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls. Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited... Item #23062
Liverpool: Free Public Library, 1903, First Edition. octavo, original blue boards and vellum. viii, 212pp. Free Public Library, Illustrated with portraits and photographs. Printed on laid paper. Light wear to extremities, corners bumped and scuffed exposing board, tiny crack at head of spine hinge. Name on endpaper. Item #26648
Aarhus University Press, 2014, First Edition. octavo, printed wrappers. 228 pp. Aarhus University Press, During the Enlightenment, other peoples, and also their cultures, were much discussed, with debates often focusing on their value as human beings and the level of tolerance that they were to be granted. Books on 'outer... Item #26735
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
New York: Burt Franklin, no date [circa 1966], Reprint. small quarto, red cloth. xxviii, 841; xxxvii, 1,104 pp. Burt Franklin, This monumental work, first published in 1859, covers the history of libraries from classical times to the mid-nineteenth century, in Britain, Europe and America. The author was influential in founding... Item #26294
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in California Libraries. University of California, Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, (1991), First Edition. octavo, cloth. (188)pp. followed by 32pp. of photographic plates. Univ. of California Press, Edited by R. H. Rouse. These manuscripts in the library of the University of California, Los Angeles, include psalters, books of hours, collections of sermons and law books... Item #11634
Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2015, "Collector's Edition" Limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. quarto, quarterbound in Nigerian goatskin with gold tooling and blind blocking on the spine and front cover, in a matching blocked, lined slipcase. 360 pp. Bodleian Library, Marks of Genius pays tribute to some of the most... Item #25322
Leiden: Brill, 2017, octavo, printed boards. Brill, Although many humanists, from Petrarch to Fulvio Orsini, had written briefly about library history, the De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius was the first self-contained monograph on the topic. The De bibliothecis proved to be a seminal achievement, both in redefining the scope of... Item #26709
KELLER, Dean H. and Cara Gilgenbach.
(New Castle, DE; Kent, OH): Oak Knoll Press; Kent State University Libraries, 2006, First Edition. quarto, blue cloth. 246pp. Oak Knoll Press; Kent State University Libraries, Ulizio had built and disposed of three libraries prior to this collection acquired by Kent State in a purchase/donation agreement in 1969. "This catalogue... Item #15436
LEEDHAM-GREEN, Elizabeth and Teresa Webber, editors.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 708 pp. Cambridge University Press, This volume is the first detailed survey of libraries in Britain and Ireland up to the Civil War. It traces the transition from collections of books without a fixed local habitation to the... Item #26314
OLDMAN, C.B., W.A. Munford, and Simon Nowell-Smith.
London: H.K. Lewis & Co., Ltd. (1958), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. 78pp. H.K. Lewis & Co., Ltd., Each of the lectures presents an outstanding figure in the history of English libraries of the first half of the 19th century: Sir Anthony Panizzi for the British Museum; Dr. George Birkbeck... Item #27030
PLUMMER, Alderman Henry.
Aberdeen: The University Press, 1909, octavo, wrappers, sewn. 12 pp. The University Press, Offprint from "The Library Association Record" March, 1909. The chairman of the Manchester public libraries committee visited American libraries recorded his impressions. A positive review of "competent, self-reliant" librarians. With the small, oval ex libris stamp of... Item #26483
STAIKOS, Konstantinos Sp.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2017, First Edition. quarto, printed boards. 488 pp. Oak Knoll Press, The Architecture of Western Libraries, from the Minoan era to Michelangelo deals with the architectural evolution of the spaces in which written and graphic material was kept, from the Minoan times to the Italian... Item #26583
STAIKOS, Konstantinos Sp.
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2017, octavo, pictorial boards. 488 pp. Oak Knoll Press, The Architecture of Western Libraries, from the Minoan era to Michelangelo deals with the architectural evolution of the spaces in which written and graphic material was kept, from the Minoan times to the Italian Renaissance (ca... Item #26825
THOMSON, R. M.
Catalogue of Medieval Manuscripts of Latin Commentaries on Aristotle in British Libraries. I: Oxford.
Brepols, 2011, First Edition. quarto, blue cloth. 446 pp. Brepols, This is the first of a projected series of four volumes describing manuscripts and fragments in British libraries containing commentaries on the Latin Aristotle. This volume covers the Bodleian Library and the college libraries of the University of Oxford. It... Item #24286