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
New York: Geo. D. Smith, 1902, First Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. 80pp., stapled. Geo. D. Smith, With 1,357 items catalogued. Lists nine William Morris items including The Earthly Paradise inscribed by Morris to his mother. Light shelf wear, several small chips to spine. Item #27157
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1906, First Edition. octavo, printed paper wrappers. 56pp., sewn. Bernard Quaritch, Interesting catalogue of publications from learned societies and institutions. Many of the entries have detailed descriptions of content. Slight dust soiling, small chip to top corner. Item #27158
ARNOLD, William Harris.
"A Book-Hunter's Garner with Examples of 'The Gentlest Art.'" A 9 page article in "The Century" April, 1921.
Concord, NH: The Century Co. April, 1921, large octavo, pictorial wrappers. The Century Co., In this article Arnold discusses his love of association copies and describes his favorites from his library. Wrappers dusty, 3" tear to corner of front wrapper repaired on verso with tape, bottom inch of spine chipped. Item #23996
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
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2016, Ninth Edition, completely revised and reset. small octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 264 pp. Oak Knoll Press, With additional information and illustrated with line drawings and color photographs. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is... Item #25731
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
CRAWFORD, Ralph J. and Bruce J. Crawford.
New York: The Grolier Club, 2006, First Edition. octavo, green cloth in dust jacket. 112pp. The Grolier Club, Catalogue of a collection of autograph letters, manuscripts, portraits, illustrations and other material relating to the life and literary work of Charles Dickens, in the library of Grolierite Bruce J. Crawford, and... Item #14931
ECCLES, Mary Hyde.
New York: The Grolier Club, 2002, First Edition, Limited to 500 copies. octavo, boards and cloth. 320pp, plus 20 plates. The Grolier Club, Mary Hyde Eccles' book collecting accomplishments are renowned in American and Britain alike. She and her first husband, Donald Hyde, formed remarkable collections of Samuel Johnson and... Item #13287
Les Anciennes Bibliotheques de Paris. Eglises, Monasteres, Colleges, Seminaires, Institutions, Fondations, Hopitaux des Origines au Moyen Age Jusque'au XIXe Siecle. Three volumes.
Amsterdam: van Heusden, 1968, Reprint of the editions of 1867, 1870 and 1873. quarto, dark blue cloth stamped in gilt on front cover and spine. (viii), (xxiv), (424); 24, 402; (viii), (604)pp. van Heusden, Text in French. A well-done reprint with extensive illustrations in the text as well many plates. Item #26322
GOLDSTONE, Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone.
New York: St. Martin's Press, (2001), First Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. (vi), 215pp. St. Martin's Press, With chapters on the Library of Congress, Folger Library, Beinecke Library, Forgers, selling books on the internet, and more. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Item #11115
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
KERR, Donald Jackson.
New Caste, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2006, First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 352 pp. Oak Knoll Press, Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. Less well-known of Grey is that we he... Item #15988
KRAUS, T. Peter & Eric Holzenberg; edited by Carol Z. Rothkopf.
The Grolier Club Collects: Books, Manuscripts, & Works on Paper From The Collections of Grolier Club Members.
New York: The Grolier Club, 2002, First Edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. quarto, ochre cloth. 192pp. The Grolier Club, Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Club December 11, 2002 through February 1, 2003. A survey of modern collecting, from incunabula to artists' books, from Dürer to Al Capp... Item #14937
(New York): New Directions, (1990), First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (x), 190pp. New Directions, "Filled with examples of the true collector's cunning and gamesmanship, here is the adventurous tale of Carlton Lake's life-long treasure hunt in building the finest collection of research and manuscript materials on modern French... Item #9800
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
MANNERS, (Janetta), Lady John.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, (1886), First Edition. octavo, printed heavy paper wrappers. viii, (96)pp. William Blackwood, Manners was an early proponent of emancipation. She promoted free libraries, social guilds, and YMCA's with reading rooms. This copy has recipient's name written on upper front wrapper in the hand of Manners. Wrappers and... Item #26320
MUIR, Percy, editor, and David A. Randall, American editor.
London: Elkin Mathews Ltd, January, 1935 - May, 1939, octavo, self-wrappers. (12)pp., stapled. Elkin Mathews Ltd, "Discussion, therefore, is the essence of this periodical...It is necessary that [subscribers] should also add their contributions to the subjects under discussion..." Amongst those doing their part in contibuting to discussions are John Carter... Item #27160
POWELL, Lawrence Clark.
Tucson: Univ of Arizona Press, (1986), Second printing. small octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (xii), 95pp. Univ of Arizona Press, "John David Marshall has combed Powell's books, articles, essays, and reviews to fashion a collection of quotations that best reflect the man and his intellectual passions." The quotations are grouped... Item #10540
RAY, Gordon N.
Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2017, Reprint. large octavo, cloth in dust jacket. xxxiii, 432 pp. Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, Edited by G. Thomas Tanselle. Gordon N. Ray (1915-1986), professor of English at the University of Illinois from 1946 to 1960 and president of... Item #26261
RING, Richard, editor.
(South Freeport, ME): The Ascensius Press, 2016, First Edition, Limited to 200 copies. octavo, printed wrappers. 238 pp. The Ascensius Press, Scholar-librarian Lawrence C. Wroth (1884-1970) was an acknowledged authority on colonial American history, bibliography, and cartography. A learned wordsmith who for 65 years generated seminal works on the history... Item #25565
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress, 1987, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. vii, (70)pp. Library of Congress, Limited to 1,500 copies. Part of the Engelhard series sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Originally presented on October 2, 1985 as an Engelhard Lecture on the Book. Ward... Item #7450
Henley-on-Thames: Aidan Ellis, (1991), First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 176pp. Aidan Ellis, A history of the library told through the highlighting of its acquisitions during five different periods from its Beginnings, 1320-1598, to Two Great Catalogues, 1665-1700, when acquisitions from the age of exploration included Oriental masterpieces as... Item #26653
(Pinner): Private Libraries Asso, 1998, First Edition Limited to 170 numbered copies signed by Rota. octavo, gray buckram and black morocco. 253pp. Private Libraries Asso, From the Introduction: "This book is intended to be an exploration of what the physical appearance of nineteenth and twentieth century books can teach us... Item #27293
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2011, First Trade Edition. octavo, boards in dust jacket. 176 pp. Oak Knoll Press, There was a time when book collecting was big news. In the first half of the twentieth century, some of America's leading financiers, executives, and philanthropists played "this book-collecting game"... Item #21830