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One Hundred Years of Publishing: 1837-1937

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261521

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, minor chip along top edge of jacket rear. 1937 Hard Cover. 83 pp. A history of one hundred years of publishing at Beacon Street in Boston. View more info

Image for The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park New York

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park New York

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 2267216

Condition: Near Fine


No publisher date. Unpaginated. Fold-out. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum holds the records of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States (1933–1945). Located on the grounds of Springwood, the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, New York, the library was built under the President's personal direction in 1939-1940, and dedicated on June 30, 1941. It is the first presidential library in the United States and one of the ... View more info

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Index to Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors for the Years 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. (Thin Paper Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Wood & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 2161043

Condition: Good


Front & end matter lightly foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, contemporary insurance pamphlet for The Good Templars' Mutual Benefit Association laid in. 1885 Hard Cover. iv, 250 pp. 8vo. An index detailing which authors have written works about which medical topics, arranged alphabetically by subject. View more info

Image for Forty Etchings on Copper, Reproduced from the Most Noted Examples of Modern Art and Photographs of English Landscapes. Series I [1].

Forty Etchings on Copper, Reproduced from the Most Noted Examples of Modern Art and Photographs of English Landscapes. Series I [1].

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Osborne & Murphy Company, Art Publishers, Red Oak:

Seller ID: 2083653

Condition: Very Good


Boards faintly soiled, front hinge just beginning to weaken, portion of front free endpaper removed, front flyleaf creased. All image pages excellent with no marks, foxing, stains, or toning. Forty half-tone images photographically reproduced from original photographs, and copper plate etchings by various artists. In 1888, two enterprising young men, Edmond Osborne and Thomas D. Murphy, purchased a woodcut of the Montgomery County Courthouse that was under construction a... View more info

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Science Fiction Reader's Guide

By: Allen, L. David

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Centennial Press: 1974

Seller ID: 1823111

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. 299pp. A book offering an explanation of science fiction for general readers spanning early science fiction writers to more modern ones. View more info

Image for The Library of the Honorable Frederick W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO. Containing His Noteworthy Charles Dickens Collection and Equally Important First Editions of American and English Authors, Sold by His Order (Sale Number 3871)

The Library of the Honorable Frederick W. Lehmann, St. Louis, MO. Containing His Noteworthy Charles Dickens Collection and Equally Important First Editions of American and English Authors, Sold by His Order (Sale Number 3871)

By: American Art Association / Anderson Galleries

Price: $8.00

Publisher: American Art Association / Anderson Galleries: 1930

Seller ID: 2199308

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in green cloth with leather title panel on spine. Blank leaves bound in with bid card after text. Chips to some of the pages. 1930 Large Hardcover. 173 pp., plus several blank leaves. 10 x 7 3/8. Several photographs & facsimiles. Noteworthy in that prices, some with names, appear in pencil next to each item -- these appear to be the values realized at auction in 1930. View more info

Image for The 1962 AB Bookman's Yearbook: The Specialist Book Trade Annual - for All Bookmen: Dealers and Publishers, Librarians and Collectors

The 1962 AB Bookman's Yearbook: The Specialist Book Trade Annual - for All Bookmen: Dealers and Publishers, Librarians and Collectors

By: Antiquarian Bookman

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Antiquarian Bookman: 1962

Seller ID: 1525957

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1962 Soft Cover. 400 pp. CONTENTS: The O.P. Market 1962 (Reference Directory of Specialist and Antiquarian Booksellers); AB References - Specialist Booksellers; Specialist Book Publishers; Specialist Book Services; Classified Book Exchange; AB Index of Display Advertisers; AB Rate & Subscription Chart 36 & 399. View more info

Image for An Extremely Important Collection of the Work of Frederic Remington, Consisting of Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, Books Written & Illustrated by Him, Portfolios, Prints, Posters, and Periodicals (Catalogue 14)

An Extremely Important Collection of the Work of Frederic Remington, Consisting of Original Drawings, Autograph Letters, Books Written & Illustrated by Him, Portfolios, Prints, Posters, and Periodicals (Catalogue 14)

By: Argonaut Book Shop

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Argonaut Book Shop:

Seller ID: 1532477

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 37 pp. Catalog of Frederic Remington material put out by Argonaut Book Shop. The Argonaut Book Shop was founded in 1941 in the middle of the financial district of San Francisco by Robert D. Haines. The Argonaut was a founding member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and is also a member of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. For the last thirty-five years the shop’s proprietor has been Robert D. Haines, Jr. A numb... View more info

Image for Avery Architectural Library Catalogue 1895: A Memorial Library of Architecture, Archaeology, and Decorative Art

Avery Architectural Library Catalogue 1895: A Memorial Library of Architecture, Archaeology, and Decorative Art

By: Avery Architectural Library

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Columbia: 1895

Seller ID: 2205247

Condition: Fair


About 20 loose pages, the paper of which seems quite fragile, hinges weak, boards rubbed. 1895 Half-Leather. A list of every book available in the Columbia University Architectural Library from the year 1895. View more info

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A Farmer's Alphabet

By: Azarian, Mary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263410

ISBN: 0879233974

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Edges lightly rubbed with minimal loss from spine base, front corners lightly creased. 1981 Large Softcover. 61, [3] pp. A children's book highlighting the letters of the alphabet, by a full-time printmaker and woodcut illustrator. The Vermont Board of Education commissioned Azarian to create the 26 letters of the alphabet and illustrations depicting scenes little scholars find familiar. In book form, the work is virtually guaranteed success, for the artist... View more info

Image for Emily Bronte Criticism: 1900-1968 -- An Annotated Check List

Emily Bronte Criticism: 1900-1968 -- An Annotated Check List

By: Barclay, Janet M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The New York Public Library & Readex Books: 1974

Seller ID: 1532520

Condition: Very Good


1974 Large Softcover. 76 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; The Check List - A. Books and Parts of Books; B. Articles; C. Books & Articles in Foreign Languages; Chronological Index. View more info

Image for Catalog 25-A: Type Faces, Border Designs, Typecast Ornaments, Brass Rule: Selective Specimens of Preferred Materials for Modern Typography, Superior Specialties for Printers

Catalog 25-A: Type Faces, Border Designs, Typecast Ornaments, Brass Rule: Selective Specimens of Preferred Materials for Modern Typography, Superior Specialties for Printers

By: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, Type Founders, Manufacturers and Merchants to Printers

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, Type Founders, Manufacturers and Merchants to Printers: 1925

Seller ID: 2275802

Condition: Good


Binding weakening, a few gatherings beginning to loosen. 1925 Hard Cover. 528, [4], 7, [1] pp. Numerous examples of fonts and designs throughout. View more info

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A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2262555

ISBN: 0060082879

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2003 Hard Cover. xviii, 444 pp. 8vo. In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and b... View more info

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A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271504

ISBN: 0060082879

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 444 pp. 8vo. In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two... View more info

Image for Patience & Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy

Patience & Fortitude: Wherein a Colorful Cast of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, and Librarians Go About the Quixotic Task of Preserving a Legacy

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271907

ISBN: 0060514469

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 636 pp. In his national bestseller, A Gentle Madness, Nicholas Basbanes explored the sweet obsession people feel to possess books. Now, Basbanes continues his adventures among the gently mad on an irresistible journey to the great libraries of the past -- from Alexandria to Glastonbury -- and to contemporary collections at the Vatican, Wolfenbüttel, and erudite universities. Alo... View more info

Image for The Distinguished Collection of L. Frank Baum and Related Oziana, Including W.W. Denslow (Auction Sale Number 1118)

The Distinguished Collection of L. Frank Baum and Related Oziana, Including W.W. Denslow (Auction Sale Number 1118)

By: Baum, L. Frank; Denslow, W.W.; Schiller, Justin G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Swann Galleries, Inc.: 1978

Seller ID: 2204157

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly bumped, wrappers lightly rubbed, ink stamp to half-title page, pencil notations in margins next to each lot (most likely realized prices). 1978 Trade Paperback. Unpaginated. Auction catalog featuring descriptions of 493 items with a few illustrations in black and white published by Swann Galleries in 1978. Auction sale number 1118. Thursday, November 2, 1978 at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. CONTENTS: Preface, by Martin Gardner; Introduction, by Justin G. Schille... View more info

Image for Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

Now All We Need is a Title: Famous Book Titles and How They Got That Way

By: Bernard, Andre

Price: $4.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268470

ISBN: 0393314367

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Minor general wear. 1996 Small Softcover. 127 pp. André Bernard has researched the stories behind more than one hundred of the most famous titles in the English language to produce a fascinating volume rich in literary anecdote and publishing lore. The Great Gatsby was almost titled Trimalchio in West Egg, while some unknown editor told William L. Shirer, Please God, don't ask us to publish a book called The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It's a wonde... View more info

Image for The Size of the Sheet in America: Paper-Moulds Manufactured by N. & D. Sellers in Philadelphia - Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 87, Part 2, October 1977

The Size of the Sheet in America: Paper-Moulds Manufactured by N. & D. Sellers in Philadelphia - Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 87, Part 2, October 1977

By: Bidwell, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The American Antiquarian Society: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266266

Condition: Very Good


Last leaf loose but included. 1978 Trade Paperback. 299-342 pp. An overview of the relationship book dimensions and descriptive bibliography, focusing on a particular paper manufacturer in Philadelphia. View more info

Image for A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (DHEW Publication No. (NIH) 79-104)

A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine (DHEW Publication No. (NIH) 79-104)

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland / U.S. Government Printing Office: 1979

Seller ID: 2077044

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base faintly bumped. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 501 pp. 4to. A bibliography of roughly 25,000 titles printed on the subject of medical science during the 1700s, arranged alphabetically by author. View more info

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A Bibliography of Internal Medicine: Communicable Diseases

By: Bloomfield, Arthur L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2077094

Condition: Very Good


Jacket rubbed with a few tears repaired on reverse with clear tape, jacket price clipped.Good. 1958 Hard Cover. viii, 560 pp. 8vo. A bibliography of works on various communicable diseases, arranged into sections by disease, which include: typhoid fever; cholera; bacillary dysentery; plague; brucella infection; pneumococcal pneumonia; scarlet fever; erysipelas; rheumatic fever; meningococcal infection; gonorrhea and gonococcal infection; tuberculosis; leprosy; diphtheria;... View more info

Image for First Editions of Today and How to Tell Them: American, British, and Irish - Third Edition

First Editions of Today and How to Tell Them: American, British, and Irish - Third Edition

By: Boutell, Henry S.; Boutell, Roger (Editor)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1949

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1823774

Condition: Near Fine


Third edition. Includes original jacket. AB Booksman Weekly receipt laid in. Mottled toning to jacket spine, 1/2 inch tear to jacket spine base.Near Fine. 1949 Hard Cover. ix, 209 pp., plus several pages for notes following text. Detailed information from numerous publishers regarding first edition designations. Based on the phrasing, these parameters were provided by the publishers themselves. This would likely prove a useful supplement to the now-ubiquitous McBride's g... View more info

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Edith Wharton: A Bibliography

By: Brenni, Vito J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: West Virginia University Library/McClain Printing Company: 1966

Seller ID: 2206534

Condition: Near Fine


1966 Hard Cover. xvi, 99 pp. A definitive bibliography on the works of Edith Wharton.KEYWORDS: EDITH WHARTON LITERATURE BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS ON BOOKS View more info

Image for Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg (A Creative Minds Biography)

Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg (A Creative Minds Biography)

By: Burch, Johansen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Millbrook Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2266428

ISBN: 0876145659

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1991 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Recounts the story of the German printer credited with the invention of printing with movable type. View more info

Image for American Authors and Books: 1640-1940

American Authors and Books: 1640-1940

By: Burke, W.J.; Howe, Will D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gramercy: 1943

Seller ID: 2276941

ISBN: 1125122188

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket, faint edge wear. 1943 Hard Cover. An alphabetical guide to all the publishers and authors that have defined American literature. View more info

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The Chronology of American Literature: America's Literary Achievements from the Colonial Era to Modern Times

By: Burt, Daniel S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1863502

Condition: Fine


First edition. 2004 Large Hardcover. 816 pp. If you are looking to brush up on your literary knowledge, check a favorite author’s work, or see a year’s bestsellers at a glance, The Chronology of American Literature is the perfect resource. At once an authoritative reference and an ideal browser’s guide, this book outlines the indispensable information in America’s rich literary past--from major publications to lesser-known gems--while also identifying larger tren... View more info

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Building Library Collections

By: Carter, Mary Duncan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Scarecrow Press: 1969

Seller ID: 2207495

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. 1969 Hard Cover. A step-by-step guide to selecting books for public libraries and other institutions. View more info

Image for The Color Revolution: Color Lithography in France, 1890-1900

The Color Revolution: Color Lithography in France, 1890-1900

By: Cate, Phillip Dennis; Hitchings, Sinclair Hamilton; Needham, Margaret

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peregrine Smith, Inc.: 1978

Seller ID: 2266341

ISBN: 0879050322

Condition: Near Fine


Light general wear. 1978 Large Softcover. ix, 136 pp. With a translation by Margaret Needham of Andre Mellerio's 1898 Essay La Lithographie originale en couleurs. Lithography (from Ancient Greek ?????, lithos, meaning 'stone', and ???????, graphein, meaning 'to write') is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.[1] The printing is from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a smooth surface. It was invented in 1796 by G... View more info

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Memories of a Great Printer: Biographical Sketches of the Career of Charles Francis

By: Cochrane, Charles H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Charles Francis Press: 1939

Seller ID: 2201160

Condition: Very Good


Spine head rubbed, ink stamp on page base. 1939 Hard Cover. 357 pp. Gilt titles, photographic portrait frontispiece. Francis founded the Printers' League of America in 1906 and the International Joint Conference Council in 1919; introduced arbitration for trade war, and built up one of the world's greatest printing houses. View more info

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A Catalogue of Books Relating to the Discovery and Early History of North and South America, Forming a Part of the Library of E.D. Church, Complete in Five Volumes

By: Cole, George Watson

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Peter Smith: 1951

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2040672

Condition: Good


Spines toned & light stained, boards and top page ridges lightly stained. 1951 Hard Cover. Complete in five hardcover volumes. 1951 reissue of 1907 original. A useful bibliography of works on American history from 1482-1884, including facsimiles of original titles pages, collations, etc. View more info

Geofroy [Geoffroy, Geofrey, Geoffrey] Tory

By: Comstock, Louis K.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1929

Seller ID: 1296545

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1929 Soft Cover. Shoestring binding. 31 pp. 8 3/8 x 5 1/2. Original wrappers. A brief ephemeral piece sent by Comstock to friends for Christmas 1929, which describes the life and works of Geofroy Tory (I have also seen the first name spelled Geofrey). Famous for the advances he introduced in typography, Tory was also an author, designer, printer and binder. This volume includes important information on monograms and other devices Tory employed; Tory's ins... View more info