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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

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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 thirteen presidential libraries under the auspices of the National Archives and Records Administration. 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 at the time. To offset the expense of the woodcut, they decided to sell advertising around the picture and add a calendar pad.... View more info

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Old No. 1: The Story of Isaiah Thomas and His Printing Press

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society: 1989

Seller ID: 2279598

ISBN: 0944026109

Condition: Near Fine


Smudges on rear wrapper. 1989 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. A short history of Isaiah Thomas (1749-1831) , the Massachusetts printer, publisher, and founder of the American Antiquarian Society. 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

ISBN: 0822016117

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

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The Story of the Vollbehr Collection of Incunabula

By: Ashely, Frederick W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1932

Seller ID: 2299140

Condition: Very Good


#421 of 485. No jacket. Spine head and spine base rubbed, ink stamp on front free endpaper, adhesive residue on rear endpapers. 1932 Hard Cover. 50 pp. An address delivered before the eleventh annual conference on printing education at a session in The Coolidge Auditorium Library of Congress Monday evening, June 27, 1932. The Vollbehr Collection, stated George Parker Winship of the Harvard Library shortly before its purchase by act of Congress in 1930, is representative, to an amazing degree, of every sort of publication which came from the fifteenth century presses. The collection contains in... View more info

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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

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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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 wonderful romp among the literary monuments.Raymond Chandler to Alfred A. Knopf: I'm trying to think of a good title for you to wa... 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 / U.S. Government Printing Office: 1979

Seller ID: 2077044

Condition: Near Fine


Spine base faintly bumped. 1979 Hard Cover. 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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The Printed Book in America

By: Blumenthal, Joseph

Price: $15.00

Publisher: David R. Godine: 1977

Seller ID: 2295135

ISBN: 0879232102

Condition: Near Fine


A few faint spots on top page ridge. 1977 Large Hardcover. xvi, 250 pp. ...a narrative of how printing arrived, spread, and flourished in the American colonies--of how it gradually attained, in its finest manifestations, the status of an art--of how in this century it had associated with it such diverse and extraordinary talents as Updike, Rogers, Goudy, Dwiggins, Ruzicka, and the Grabhorns. ...there are discussed private and special presses... View more info

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How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books

By: Bodger, Joan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286771

ISBN: 0771011180

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1999 Hard Cover. xiv, 249 pp. Over forty years ago, Joan Bodger, her husband, and two children went to Britain on a very special family quest. They were seeking the world that they knew and loved through children’s books. In Winnie-the-Pooh Country, Mrs. Milne showed them the way to “that enchanted place on the top of the Forest [where] a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.” In Edinburgh they stood outside Robert Louis Stevenson’s childhood home, tilting their heads to talk to a lamplighter who was doing his job. In the Lake District they v... View more info

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The Dictionary of Paper: Including Pulps, Boards, Paper Properties and Related Papermaking Terms

By: Boyce, Charles W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Paper and Pulp Association: 1940

Seller ID: 2279313

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1940 Hard Cover. ix, 365 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Acknowledgments; Philosophy of Definitions; Classification and Definitions of Pulps; Classification of Waste Materials Used in the Paper and Board Industries; Definitions of Papers, Boards, and Papermaking Terms; Bibliography. 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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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 Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary (Includes CD) (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

Perspectives on American Book History: Artifacts and Commentary (Includes CD) (Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book)

By: Casper, Scott E.; Chaison, Joanne D.; Groves, Jeffrey D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press: 2002

Seller ID: 2298070

ISBN: 1558493174

Condition: Very Good


Binding has been repaired, a few light stains to page ridges. 2002 Large Softcover. ix, 461 pp. Includes CD. A collection of primary source materials and original essays, Perspectives on American Book History is the first text designed for the growing number of courses in American print culture, as well as a unique supplement for courses in American literature and history. It seeks to fill the void that has developed as the expanding history of the book has moved out of the archive and scholarly journal and into the classroom. The volume includes an introductory essay by Robert A. Gross, chair... View more info

Image for The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, with Introduction and Commentaries

The Hours of Catherine of Cleves, with Introduction and Commentaries

By: Catherine of Cleves; Plummer, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: George Braziller, Inc.: 1966

Seller ID: 2285685

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Publisher's insert and erratum slip laid in. Slipcase label lightly toned with minor nick to corner. 1966 Hard Cover. 359, [1] pp. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 6. Hardcover in publisher's slipcase. Numerous beautiful color plates throughout. When this magnificent volume first appeared in 1966, it was celebrated for its extraordinary beauty. Illustrating one of the great art treasures of the world, The Hours of Catherine of Cleves is a fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript containing a series of some of the most beautiful illustrations of the Bible ever made. Many of the great... View more info

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Why Comics? From Underground to Everywhere

By: Chute, Hillary

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Harper: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294358

ISBN: 0062476807

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor ink marginalia. 2017 Hard Cover. 449 pp. The massive impact that comics have had on our culture becomes more and more clear every day, from the critically acclaimed musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic, to the dozens of superhero films hitting cinemas every year. What is it that makes comics so special? What can this unique art form do that others can’t? In Why Comics?, comics scholar Hillary Chute reveals the history of comics, underground comics (or comix), and graphic novels, through deep thematic analysis, and fascinating portraits of th... View more info

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

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

Image for 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

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

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Sixpence House: Lost in a Town pf Books

By: Collins, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2003

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2281003

ISBN: 1582342849

Condition: Good


4th printing. Jacket rubbbed. 2003 Hard Cover. Taking readers into a secluded sanctuary for book lovers, and guiding us through the creation of his own book, Sixpence House becomes a meditation on what books means to us, and how their meaning can still resonate long after they have been abandoned by their public. Even as he's writing, the knowledge of where his work will eventually end up-rubbing bindings with the rest of the books that time forgot-is a curious kind of comfort. View more info

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The Cooper Vignettes. From Drawings By F. O. C. Darley. India Proofs Before Letter.

By: Darley, F.O.C.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: James G. Gregory: 1862

Seller ID: 2267734

Condition: Very Good


Printed on flyleaf is the following text: 'Presented to Chas. Knickerbocker, by the Steel Plate Engravers of the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co. 'as a mark of esteem' and dated 1872, which seems to indicate this volume was custom-bound for Mr. Knickerbocker in that year. Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, reinforcement to edges of first and last few pages. Two photographs and two engravings laid in. Foxed throughout, boards a bit rubbed with some drying along edges, later pencil gift note on front flyleaf dated 1903 presenting the book to J.H. Wilcox from his mother. ... View more info

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History of Printing in Rochester, 1816-1834

By: Dauby, Augustine G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen: 1986

Seller ID: 2204852

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 1986 Hard Cover. 52 pp. A history of printing in Rochester, New York with separate sections for the most notable printers including Augustine G. Dauby, Elihu F. Marshall and Luther Tucker. Map showing Dauby's printshop and a fold-out image of the Rochester Gazette, which he published. KEYWORDS: AUGUSTINE DAUBY HISTORY OF PRINTING IN ROCHESTER 1816 1834 NEW YORK LOCAL REGIONAL BOOKS ON BOOKS PRINT HISTORY View more info

Image for Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented Books for the Blind

By: Davidson, Margaret

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Scholastic Book Services: 1971

Seller ID: 2297334

ISBN: 0590720732

Condition: Good


Lightly stained, pages toned. 1971 Soft Cover. 80 pp. Braille alphabet on back cover. Blinded at the age of 3, Louis Braille developed a superb memory that enabled him to do well in school. But that wasn't enough--Louis wanted to read. Finding the alphabet impractical, he invented the raised dot alphabet, Braille, now used throughout the world. View more info

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A Treasury of Illustrated Children's Books: Early Nineteenth-Century Classics from the Osborne Collection

By: De Vries, Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Abbeville Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2200406

ISBN: 0896599396

Condition: Near Fine


Edges and jacket a bit faded, sticker ghost on front jacket corner. 1989 Large Hardcover. 285 pp. A compilation of 32 early English children's books, all dating from between 1805 and 1826, with color and black-and-white reproductions of illustrations and title pages from original publications contained in the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books at the Toronto Public Library. View more info

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The Great Lambeth Bible

By: Dodwell, C.R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thomas Yoseloff: 1959

Seller ID: 2208445

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, bookplate and ink note on front paste-down endpaper. 1959 Large Hardcover. 38 pp. The Lambeth Bible is a 12th-century illuminated manuscript (perhaps produced circa 1150-1170), among the finest surviving giant Bibles from Romanesque England. It exists in two volumes; the first is in Lambeth Palace Library (MS 3) and covers Genesis to Job on 328 leaves of vellum measuring circa 520 x 355 mm.; the second incomplete volume (covering Psalms to Revelation) is in the Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (MS P.5). The style of the illuminator is found in a Gospel Book made for Abbot Wedric of Li... View more info

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Joel Munsell: Printer and Antiquarian

By: Edelstein, David S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: AMS Press, Inc.: 1967

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279193

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few light spots on front board. 1967 Hard Cover. 420 pp. Joel Munsell (born Northfield, Massachusetts, 14 April 1808; died Albany, New York, 15 January 1880) was a United States printer, publisher and author. He established himself as a printer in Albany in 1827. He edited and published the Albany Minerva in 1828, was associate editor of the Microscope in 1834, and was publisher and editor of the New York State Mechanic from 1841 to 1843. Subsequently, he published The Lady's Magazine, the Northern Star and Freeman's Advocate, The Spectator, the Unionist, the Albany Daily State Re... View more info

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The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac

By: Field, Eugene

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294579

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. Pencil name on front free endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 253 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Webber pg.69 states that this book has been described as the best American essay on book collecting. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eugene Field Sr. (September 2, 1850 – November 4, 1895) was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. He was known as the poet of childhood.[1] View more info