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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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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 Chronology of Printing, XVIII Century, Excerpts from the Typographic Treasures in Europe

By: Bartlett, Edward E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rochester, New York, Press of the Good Mountain, Rochester Institute of Technology:

Seller ID: 2303578

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 26 pp. A chronology of print history in18th century Europe. 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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The Cooper Vignettes. From Drawings By F. O. C. Darley. India Proofs Before Letter.

By: Darley, F.O.C.

Price: $500.00  $400.00

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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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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From Gutenberg to the Cuneo Press: An Historical Sketch of the Printing Press

By: Forkert, Otto Maurice

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, The Cuneo Press, Inc.: 1933

Seller ID: 2303579

Condition: Good


Stain along top edge. 1933 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. A brief history of the printing press. View more info

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The First Cambridge Press in Its European Setting

By: Goldschmidt, E.P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge at the University Press: 1955

Seller ID: 2187656

Condition: Good


Ex-Library with usual marks. Light rubbing to boards. 1955 Hard Cover. E.P. Goldschmidt (1887 1954) was a prominent bookseller and scholar well known for his research on early printing and the spread of humanist ideas in Europe. First published in 1955, this volume originated in the proofs for Goldschmidt's inaugural lecture series as Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge. Although his health was failing, and he was consequently unable to give the lectures, Goldschmidt was able to prepare a set of final proofs before he died. It was decided to publish the work without alterations as a ba... View more info

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Bird Etchings: The Illustrators and Their Books, 1655 -1855

By: Jackson, Christine E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2293890

ISBN: 0801496845

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faint edge wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. 288 pp. This handsome volume surveys bird-book publishing in Britain from just before 1660, when metal-plate printing was introduced, to the mid-nineteenth century, when the process was superseded by lithography. In this period, most of the bird books published in Britain were illustrated by the authors themselves, who learned to etch their drawings of birds on metal plates. It was a time when hundreds of previously unknown species were being discovered in all parts of the world, and a flood of new specimens reached the British Isles. Bird E... View more info

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Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press

By: Koscielniak, Bruce

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2151866

ISBN: 0618263519

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2003 Large Hardcover. [40 pp.] If a book was published 600 years ago, it would have been copied out by hand by a scribe in a monastery and probably would have taken months to produce. But thanks to Johann Gutenberg in the fifteenth century, modern printing was born and nowadays it can take only a few seconds to print a book. Gutenberg invented the printing press as well as a new type of ink and a new way to cast type. Learn the incredible story of Johann Gutenberg and the history of early printing and publishing. View more info

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Early Schools and School-Books of New England

By: Littlefield, George Emery

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Russell & Russell Inc.: 1965

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2200893

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Near fine. 1965 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 11-352 pp. 8vo. 1965 reissue of 1904 original. An account of early education in colonial America, beginning with the origins of its educational system in Europe, and focusing specifically on schools in Massachusetts and books used during the colonial period. Includes reproductions of title pages of numerous well-known works such as Eliot's Indian Primer, Noah Webster's American Spelling Book, etc. View more info

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Book Publishing in America

By: Madison, Charles A.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1966

Seller ID: 2279055

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. 1966 Hard Cover. xiv, 628 pp. CONTENTS: American Publishing to 1865; Genteel Publishing in the Gilded Age; The Commercialization of Literature: 1900-1945; Publishing Goes Public: 1945-1965; Chronology of Publishing Events; Bibliography; Index. View more info

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Handbook of the Publications and Photostats, 1792-1935

By: Massachusetts Historical Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2048848

Condition: Very Good


Second edition, revised and corrected. 1937 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. [ii], 144 pp. A descriptive list of the publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society, including the collections, proceedings, and special volumes. View more info

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The Book: The Story of Printing & Bookmaking

By: McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1943

Seller ID: 2281258

Condition: Good


Ex-library with usual marks. Jacket rubbed. 1943 Hard Cover. xxx, 676 pp. A history of printing from the most primitive records to the modern bindings we know today. From the jacket: This book tells the romantic and fascinating story of one of mankind's greatest achievements - the printed book. Behind the production of the books of today there lies a long history of inventive and creative effort, the work of innumerable artists and craftsmen throughout centuries, from the far-off days when books were written, letter by letter and word by word, by the careful hands of skillful scribes. And behi... View more info

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Printing in the Americas

By: Oswald, John Clyde

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hacker Art Books: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280873

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lacks jacket. 1968 Hard Cover. A complete overview of the printing press in the Americas, from the earliest printing of the 16th century through the present day. View more info

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Printers and Printing

By: Pottinger, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2301497

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded. 1941 Hard Cover. viii, [4], 143, [3] pp. 8vo. A history of printing including chapters on: the invention of printing; the development of printing; the printer's tools; the evolution of type design; characteristics of a good book type; the design of books; further reading; index. View more info

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The Printer in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg: An Account of His Life & Times, His Office & His Craft, as Interpreted by August Klapper, Master Printer of Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg Craft Series)

By: Rouse, Parke; Thomas, M.W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg: 1955

Seller ID: 2301484

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned. 1955 Stapled Binding. ii, 30 pp. Stapled binding. Includes engraved illuistrations and reproductions of title pages from period publications. View more info

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Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, 1749-1831

By: Shipton, Clifford K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Printing House of Leo Hart: 1948

Seller ID: 2266772

Condition: Good


No jacket, large stain on front board, small stain on front and rear board corners, pages faintly toned. 1948 Hard Cover. xii, 94 pp. Isaiah Thomas (January 19, 1749 – April 4, 1831) was an American newspaper publisher and author. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts, and reported the first account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He was the founder of the American Antiquarian Society. View more info

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The Lithographers Manual: A Manual Designed to Help the Lithographer with Selling, Production and Management

By: Soderstrom, Walter E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Waltwin Publishing Company: 1940

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2284878

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. A few tiny spots on front board, ink 'consensus' stamp on front endpaper, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper. 1940 Large Hardcover. 328, [4] pp. A guide to producing and selling lithographic prints, updated from the original edition published in 1937 to incorporate new innovations in the field. View more info

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Demonstrations of Type and Illustrations by Letterpress, Lithography and Sheet-Fed Gravure on Fine Text Papers

By: The Canfield Paper Company

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Canfield Paper Company: 1950

Seller ID: 2303457

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed. 1950 Hard Cover. The purpose of this book is to help the planner of fine printing to make the best possible selection of the paper and the method of printing to reproduce his text and art work to the best advantage. View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2048802

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper, Goodspeed catalog number on verso of front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206627

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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The General Guide to Rare Americana, with Auction Records and Prices. A Hand Book and Guide to the Rare and Notable Books Relating to America. With Chronological and Regional Inventories of Early Printed Books in the United States, and a Key to American Imprints 1639-1889, in Two Volumes: 1493-1699; 1700-1943; [with] A Key to American Imprints - 1638-1889

By: Wemyss, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Printed for the Author: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2048765

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Errata slip precedes printing key in volume 1, several amendments in ink to entries of softcover volume, wrappers toned. 1944 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 117, 9; 172, [1]; 11 pp. A chronological bibliography of important works of Americana from 1493-1943, together with a list, arranged by state and city, detailing the dates of the earliest known printed works in each location (as of the time of this guide's publication). The key to imprints is included as an appendix to the first volume, but was also issued separately in softcover form - both are included here. View more info

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Early American Books and Printing

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280289

ISBN: 0486241718

Condition: Good


1981 reissue of 1935 original. Wrappers creased, light general wear. We have more books available by this author!. 252 pp. Winterich's anecdotal, entertaining survey easily communicates a vast deal of American bibliography without scholastic pretension. His histories will delight bibliophiles, collectors and students of American culture... View more info

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The Colonial Printer

By: Wroth, Lawrence C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dominion Books / The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278282

Condition: Good


First paperback printing. Spine creased, wrappers lightly toned. 1964 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 368 pp. A reissue of the 1938 second edition, and the first appearance in paperback form. From the back cover: 'Liberally illustrated, [Wroth's] study treats almost every conceivable aspect of the printer's trade from 1639 (the establishment of the first press) to the end of the colonial period.' Bibliography and index follow text. View more info