Books from the libraries of James F. Thompson, Esq., and an English gentleman and the late Alexander Bryant and William Churchill Oastler, Esqs.
New York: American Art Association, May 14, 1915, octavo, printed wrappers. not paginated. American Art Association, American Art Association sale 331 lots. Standard sets i fine bindings, Valentine's Manuals and first editions of Mark Twain and John Kendrick Bangs. McKay 7560. Mckay location symbols penned to the upper edge of... Item #25456
(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
DANA, John Cotton and Henry W. Kent.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1967, Reprint. octavo, tan cloth. Scarecrow, This reprint combines the original six volumes into one. Tipped to back endpaper is an autograph letter signed by Ralph R. Shaw, the founder of Scarecrow Press. Although not an ex-blibrary book, a library catalogue card for this title has also... Item #26431
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
GREENHALGH, Liz, Ken Worpole with Charles Landry.
(London): UCL Press, (1995), First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. x, 182pp. UCL Press, Very slight fold to upper right corner of title page, otherwsie fine. Item #26429
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
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
KER, N. R.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, (2003), Reprint originally published in 1983. octavo, black boards. xxxvi, 735 pp. Clarendon Press, A well compiled catalogue of medieval manuscripts residing in specified institutional libraries, of which many have never been catalogued previous to this edition. An important finding aid. Very fine and clean. Item #13517
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
LOPEZ-VIDRIERO, Maria Luisa.
London: British Library, 2005, First Edition. small octavo, printed wrappers. 112pp. British Library, Based on the Panizzi Lectures at the British Library in November 2004, this book looks at the impact of women's educational projects on female reading and book collecting in the royal courts of the 18th century. With... Item #14615
MANDELBROTE, Giles and K. A. Manley.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006), First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 588 pp. Cambridge University Press, A History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland describes the development of libraries in Great Britain and Ireland over some 1500 years, and their role as a part of the social, intellectual and... Item #26315
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
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