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
Upper Denby, Huddersfield, England: Fleece Press, 2016, First Edition, Limited to 185 copies. small oblong octavo, bound at the Press in a Japanese stab binding using four different paste papers made by Sage Reynolds thirty years ago. (13) pp. Fleece Press, Lucy Wertheim, who ran a London gallery during the... Item #25837
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
Medieval Manuscripts, Their Makers and Users. A Special Issue of Viator in Honor of Richard and Mary Rouse.
Brepols, 2011, First Edition. large octavo, pictorial boards. vi, 321 pp. Brepols, The essays in this collection pertain to art history, medieval Latin culture both ecclesiastic and legal, the history of vernacular literatures, and the devotional practices of the laity. They reflect the patronage of authors and manuscript painters, from... Item #22853
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
Rare Books, Prints and Original Drawings. A complete run of the six catalogues issued by these venerable Chicago rare book sellers. 1928 - 1936.
Chicago: Hamill & Barker, 1928; 1929; 1930; 1933; 1934; 1936, small octavo, octavo, printed wrappers. (30); 53; 31; 48; 43; (71) pp. Hamill & Barker, 218; 341; 214; 157; 140; 213 items offered. "Margery Barker (1901-1980) and Frances Hamill (1904-1987) met while working in Fanny Butcher's Chicago bookshop. In 1928... Item #26169
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
American Printing History Association, 2006, First Edition, Limited to 225 copies. 6" x 9" blue cloth clamshell traycase. various. American Printing History Association, Various typographic arrangements of poems, both contemporary and classic, using a variety of typefaces, colors, formats, and papers, all printed letterpress. The poems were selected by the... Item #16165
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
AS-VIJVERS, Anne Margreet .
Brepols Publishers, 2013, First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 786 pp. Brepols Publishers, The subject of the present publication is the working practices of the Ghent-Bruges illuminators, active in Flanders in the decades around 1500. Its focus is on manuscripts featuring freestanding, isolated motifs painted in the margins of... Item #22988
New York: The Grolier Club, 2002, Limited to 250 numbered and signed copies. quarto, cloth in slipcase. 44 pp. The Grolier Club, Illustrations include eight full page color wood engravings and three vignettes by Gaylord Schanilec, one of the leading contemporary woodcut artists. This work was designed by the illustrator... Item #26031
Upper Denby, Huddersfield, England: The Fleece Press, 2016, First Edition. Of the limitation of 200 copies, this is one of the 100 "standard" issue. small octavo, quarter cloth and marbled paper boards. 34 pp. The Fleece Press, Aware that his final days were approaching, Thomas Bewick made a journey –... Item #25824
BAKER, Cathleen A.
From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation.
Ann Arbor: The Legacy Press, (2014), Second Impression. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 432 pp. The Legacy Press, Nowhere in the world did the industrial revolution occur faster and to such a degree than in the United States. The American pulp-and-paper and printing industries not only grew exponentially, but also... Item #21411
BAKER, J. J.
(Woodbridge): The Boydell Press, (1996), First Edition. large octavo, blue boards. (xc), 828pp. The Boydell Press, One of the most important collections of English legal manuscripts in the world. The principal collection derived from the library of John Moore, bishop of Ely, presented to the University by King George I.... Item #13850
BALZAC, Honore de.
(Over, Cambridge): The Rampant Lions Press, (1997), Of the 300 copies printed, this is one of 250 numbered, with the plates reproduced by duotone offset lithography. large octavo, boards & cloth in slipcase. The Rampant Lions Press, Illustrated by Thomas Newbolt. Translated by Peter Raby. With a 2 1/2pp. publisher's... Item #23536
BARRET, Sebastien, Dominique Stutzmann and Georg Vogeler, editors.
Ruling the Script in the Middle Ages. Formal Aspects of Written Communication (Books, Charters, and Inscriptions).
Brepols, 2017, First Edition. octavo, pictorial boards. 545 pp. Brepols, The textuality and materiality of documents are an essential part of their communicative role. Medieval writing, as part of the interpersonal communication process, had to follow rules to ensure the legibility and understanding of a text and its connotations. This... Item #26188
Oxford University Press, 2010, First Edition, wrappers issue. large octavo, pictorial wrappers. 478 pp. Oxford University Press, This is the first Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology ever to be published. Dealing with the subject of documentation--which affects everyone's lives (from every-day letters, notes, and shopping lists, to far-reaching legal instruments... Item #23544
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
BELL, David N.
The Library of the Abbey of La Trappe. A Study of its History from the Twelfth Century to the French Revolution, with an Annotated Edition of the 1752 Catalogue.
Brepols Publishers, 2014, First Edition. large octavo, boards. xiv, 648 pp. Brepols Publishers, This volume presents a study of the library of the Cistercian abbey of La Trappe in Normandy from the twelfth century to the French Revolution, together with an annotated edition of the library catalogue of 1752. The... Item #24470
BOLDAN, Kamil, Borek Neskudla and Petr Voit.
Brepols, 2015, First Edition. octavo, pictorial boards. 288 pp. Brepols, This volume presents the historical development and important personalities of the time of transition from manuscript book culture to book printing in the years 1450-1550. The first part of the volume contains a thorough description of historical, social and technical... Item #25227
Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (2016), First Trade Edition. One of 1,000 copies printed. octavo, red cloth in dust jacket. (295) pp. David R. Godine, Publisher, Last spring the world lost one of the greatest practitioners of the graphic arts of the past century. Hermann Zapf, born in 1918, died... Item #25724
BROEKHUIJSEN, Klara H.
Brepols, 2009, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 472 pp. Brepols, This study deals with the work of the most prolific Dutch book illuminators, the so-called Masters of the Dark Eyes, named after the most conspicuous aspect of their style: the dark, heavily accentuated shadows round the eyes... Item #23045
BULLEN, Frank T.
London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1898, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth with sperm what gilt stamped on front cover. Smith, Elder & Co., Frontispiece of the Cachalot with tissue guard, seven full page plates, fold-out world map in very fine condition. Semi-auobiographical travel narrative by Frank T. Bullen that depicts... Item #25641
BYRD, Susan J.
Ann Arbor: The Legacy Press, 2013, First Edition, one of the first 500 with two paper samples. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 412 pp. The Legacy Press, 490 images in-text, full color. Susan J. Byrd presents a comprehensive description of shifu—a Japanese textile woven from thread made with paper. This... Item #23832
Brepols Publishers, 2013, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jacket. 542 pp. Brepols Publishers, This is the first comprehensive and in-depth study of the earliest figural painting ever to have been produced in Flanders on a continual basis. Most of the manuscripts are Psalters, but Bibles, a Breviary, a.... Item #23044