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New York: Center for the Book Arts, 2015, First Edition, Limited to 40 numbered copies. octavo, softbound in dust jacket. Center for the Book Arts, In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Center for Book Arts, the past curators of the annual Broadside Reading Series, now in it's 15th... Item #25392
New York: The Typophiles, 2003, First Edition, Limited to 500 copies. octavo, green wrappers. 29pp. The Typophiles, Introduction by Kit Currie. A tribute to Lerner with essays and a poem by Ronald Gordon, Howard Gralla, Jonathan Hill, Eric Holzenberg, Roland Hoover, Martin Hutner, Herbert Johnson, Jerry Kelly, and Kenneth Auchincloss... Item #13946
Frankfort, Germany: D. Stempel AG, no date [circa 1930 - 40], D. Stempel AG, A font designed in 1928 by Herbert Thannhaeuser. Four pieces of promotional ephemera: 7.25 x 8.5" single leaf printed one side only in orange and black, German language; 8.25 x 11.75" single leaf printed two sided... Item #26621
Chicago: American Library Association, 1986, Second edition. large quarto, red cloth. (xxvi), 895 pp. American Library Association, Previous owner's name on front endpaper, else a fine, clean copy. Illustrated. Item #23712
The American Spectator: A Literary Newspaper. Vol. I, No. 1 through Vol. I, No. 7; November, 1932 through May, 1933.
The first seven issues folded twice with original print wrap-around band which noted the contributors to that issue. Very fine without wear, fading or chipping. Publication was suspended with the April/May, 1935 issue. These first seven issues were edited by George Jean Nathan, Ernest Boyd, James Branch Cabell, and Eugene... Item #17856
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1935, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 64; 80; 76pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Three numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27102
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1936, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 96; 88; 79pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Three numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27103
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1937-1938, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. 352pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Four numbers of this scarce quarterly devoted to the history of libraries. Text in French. No. 1 with a bump to the lower right corner. First two issues with... Item #27104
Paris: Librairie Emile Nourry, 1939, First Edition. small quarto, original paper wrappers printed in brown and black. (92); (90)pp. Librairie Emile Nourry, Two numbers of this scarce quarterly. Near fine, clean condition. Uncut, unopened. Item #27105
The Art of Type Specimen in the Twentieth Century. An exhibition held at ITC Center 1 March - 21 May 1993.
New York: The Typophiles, 1993, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (64)pp. The Typophiles, Limited to 1,100 copies of which this is one of 500 copies with the imprint of The International Typeface Corporation. With essays on Twentieth Century Type Specimens by David Pankow and John Dreyfus. The 125 items displayed are... Item #10569
The Bacon-Frank Manuscripts from Campsall Hall. Henry V's Manuscript of Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde.
August 11, 1942, octavo, printed wrappers. 14pp. Sotheby book auction catalogue. 55 items catalogued. With two plates. Slight corner wear. Item #26549
Bibliographical Catalogue of First Editions, Proof Copies & Manuscripts of Books by Lord Byron Exhibited at the Fourth Exhibition held by The First Edition Club, January 1925.
No place [London]: The First Edition Club, 1925, First Edition, Limited to 500 numbered copies. large octavo, black buckram, t.e.g. (xviii), 97 pp. The First Edition Club, Prefatory note by A. J. A. Symons. Illustrated. Although not noted in the text, many of the examples on exhibition were from the... Item #19118
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968), Reprint of the 1924 edition. octavo, cloth. 440pp. Burt Franklin, This tribute to Eames begins with "A Bio-Bibliographical Narrative" by Victor Hugo Paltsits and is followed by Thirty-two essays on a variety of bibliophilic topics: Aids to the Identification of American Imprints by Alice Lerch;... Item #27288
New York: Burt Franklin, (1968), Reprint of the 1924 edition. octavo, blue cloth. 440pp. Burt Franklin, This tribute to Eames begins with "A Bio-Bibliographical Narrative" by Victor Hugo Paltsits and is followed by Thirty-two essays on a variety of bibliophilic topics: Aids to the Identification of American Imprints by Alice... Item #27289
Bibliotheca Phillippica. Catalogue of English Manuscripts, Autograph Letters and Charters from the Celebrated Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps...New Series: Twelfth Part.
London: Sotheby & Co, June 25, 1974, octavo, printed green wrappers. 154 pp. Sotheby & Co, 256 lots. From the Introduction, "The astonishing range of Sir Thomas Phillipp's collecting interests...has been amply illustrated in earlier sales, and the present catalogue provides further evidence.Besides the raw material of conventional political history...are... Item #23244
Rochester: Cary Graphic Arts Collection, (2002), First Edition. octavo, wrappers. (ii), (104)pp. Cary Graphic Arts Collection, A Collection of Papers from the June 2000 Conference Celebrating the Installation and Opening of the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on the History and Practice of Bookbinding.Six lectures were presented at the... Item #11637
May 21, 22, 23, 1928, octavo, orig. printed wrappers. 207pp. Anderson Galleries rare book auction sale number 2276 offering 1,439 lots. PART FOUR ONLY. Slight wear, dusty. Item #26552
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
Bound to Vary. A Guild of Book Workers Exhibition of Unique Fine Bindings on the Married Mettle Press Limited Edition of Billy Budd, Sailor.
The Guild of Book Workers, 1988, First Edition. quarto, printed wrappers. (64) pp. The Guild of Book Workers, Fifteen unique bindings, each illustrated in full color. Front cover and front endpaper slightly wrinkled, else fine and clean. Item #23937
London: Christie's, June 1, 1999, quarto, printed wrappers. 66, (xviii) pp. Christie's, Christie's book, map and atlas catalogue offering 64 lots. Illustrated in color. Item #25042
London: Christie's, May 20, 1998, quarto, printed wrappers. 108, (iv) pp. Christie's, Christie's book, map and atlas catalogue offering 66 lots. Illustrated in color, one fold-out. Printed prices realized laid in. A few brief marginal notes in pencil, else very fine. Item #25043
Catalogue 69. Dix-Septieme Siecle: Romans, Poesies, etc. ...Une des trois reliures signees de Florimond Badier...
Paris: Pierre Beres, , large octavo, printed wrappers. (518) pp. Pierre Beres, Pierre Beres rare book catalogue offering 514 items. Extensively illustrated including two full page color illustrations of bindings. Wrappers very lightly soiled, else fine. Four page printed price list laid in. Item #23783
Catalogue de la bibliothèque intéressante spécialement sur la linguistique, theologie, jurisprudence, histoire et belles-lettres, délaissée par feu Mr. E.W.L. Eyssonius Wichers, Bourguemaitre à Delfzijl.
Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1876, small octavo, self-wrappers, stitched. 89 pp. Frederik Muller, Book auction catalogue listing 1,530 lots to be sold December 15-16, 1876. Lacking front wrapper. Stain to upper right-hand corner of title page. Contents clean and unmarked. First 4 pages detached but present. Item #26520
Catalogue des livres de la bibliotheque de Turgot d'apres le catalogue manuscrit conserve dans la Bibliotheque nationale, Paris. Three volumes.
Tokyo: University Hitotsubasho, 1974; 1974; 1975, First Edition. large octavo, printed wrappers. (xl), 228; 229-626; 627-(981). University Hitotsubasho, Text in French and Japanese. Small hole in front wrapper of volume III, lower right corner of last 30 pages of volume II curled, all volumes with faded spines. Content clean and... Item #26511
Catalogue of a Collection of Books, Pamphlets, Broadsides, Manuscripts, Letters in part from the Library of Joel R. Poinsett, Secretary of War (1837-1841)...
New York: Scott & O'Shaughnessy, April 26, 1917, octavo, printed wrappers. 93 pp. Scott & O'Shaughnessy, Auction Sale No. 34. McKay 7832. 431 lots. Illustrated with frontispiece, plates and facsimiles. Colonial, Revolutionary and Later American Wars; Scarce Children's Books; Important Franklin Imprints; Rare Books Relating to the Indians; Slavery; and... Item #26917