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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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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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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 is a brilliant, full-time printmaker (who studied with the master Leonard Baskin) and she has endowed the scenes with wit, d... 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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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

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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

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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 grea... 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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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

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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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Edges of Books: Specimens of Edge Decoration from RIT Car Graphic Arts Collection

By: Galbraith, Steven K.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press: 2012

Seller ID: 2274375

ISBN: 1933360690

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2012 Large Softcover. 66 pp. Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These are the familiar parts of the books - the parts that modern readers have come to interact with the most.Edges of Books takes a different approach, uncovering a tradition that extends back centuries in which the edges of books were important sites for information and decoration. View more info

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The First Cambridge Press in Its European Setting

By: Goldschmidt, E.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 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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Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press

By: Koscielniak, Bruce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2151866

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


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

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1966

Seller ID: 2279055

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. No jacket. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 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: $15.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston: 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: $18.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1943

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2273133

Condition: Very Good


Third revised edition. Lacks jacket. A few minor abrasions on front board. 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 hand... 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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The Art of Printing: Annual Lecture on Aspects of Art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy 1937

By: Morison, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford, London: 1937

Seller ID: 1723622

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, corners creased, front hinge reinforced with clear tape. 1937 Trade Paperback. 30 pp., 16 plates. Original wrappers, sewn binding. Includes reproductions of 15th & 16th century calligraphy, coins, and printed material. View more info

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The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

By: Musee Conde, Chantilly; Longnon, Jean; Cazelles, Raymond; Meiss, Millard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: George Braziller, Inc., New York: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2041018

Condition: Near Fine


First printing of revised paperback edition. 1989 Large Softcover. 224 pp. From the flap: 'Cited as 'one of the miracles of art history' by Kenneth Clark, the Tres Riches Heures is the most luxurious and most famous of such books and marks the zenith of manuscript illumination in late medieval Europe. Commissioned by the influential patron, Jean de Berry, in the early years of the fifteenth century, this masterpiece was executed by the three Limbourg brothers, the greatest miniaturists of the time. The manuscript opens with a calendar illustrating scenes of daily life during the twelve months ... 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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Better Paper, Better Printing on Warren's Cumberland Coated Book, with Supplementary Exhibits of Halftone & Border Finishes (The Warren Service Library)

By: S.D. Warren Company

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston: S.D. Warren Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2066627

Condition: Very Good


Front & end matter faintly foxed. 1920 Large Hardcover. 12 pp., plus [32 pp.] (16 sheets) of blank 80 lb. sheets perforated along binding edge. From the advertisement following text: 'Printers and advertisers have in the Warren Service Library the material to lay out new work and to show how it will appear when finished. Specifications for the production of work similar to this volume, except for such variations as may be made in end leaves and cover papers, are as follows: 48 pages Warren's Cumberland Coated Book, 25 x 38 - 80 lb.; Type, Cloister Oldstyle and Cloister Oldstyle Italic.; Illust... View more info

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Henry Edwards Huntington: The Founder and the Library

By: Schad, Robert O.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery, San Marino: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2048770

Condition: Very Good


1967 2nd printing. Spine faded, tiny crease on back corner. 1963 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Stapled binding. Includes photographs, illustrations, and facsimiles of pages from the Huntington Gutenberg Bible and Ellesmere Chaucer. A brief overview of Henry Edwards Huntington and the library he founded, which houses many important works honoring the history of books and printing. View more info

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Johann Gutenberg: Inventor of Printing [Johannes]

By: Scholderer, Victor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Trustees of the British Museum: 1970

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2271600

ISBN: 0714102881

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. 1970 Hard Cover. 31, [1] pp., 18 plates. A biographical sketch of the inventory of movable type and the printing press, whose contributions to publishing changed the course of the written word forever. View more info

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Twenty Years of the Frederic W. Goudy Award

By: School of Printing Management and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Press of the Good Mountain, School of Printing Management and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2276527

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, one of 5000 copies. Inscribed to Kener Bond, former assistant dean of the College of Fine & Applied Arts, and signed with a doodle of a mouse by 'MayJo' (Mary Jo Scott), the artist who illustrated the book. 1988 Large Softcover. xiii, [3], 79, [1] pp. A history of the award celebrating typographic excellence and its first twenty recipients. 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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Typefounding in America, 1787-1825

By: Silver, Rollo G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University Press of Viriginia: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279315

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, a few minor surface tears on front board, ink note on front endpaper. 1965 Hard Cover. xiii, 139 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; Typefounding as a Permanent Industry; Some Minor Typefounders and Punchcutters; Growth and Expansion; Inventions and Patents; The Importation of Type; Index. 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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The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783, in Two Volumes: 1763-1776; 1776-1783 (American Classics Series)

By: Tyler, Moses Coit

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York: 1957

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2048829

Condition: Very Good


1963 2nd printing. Top page ridges lightly stained. 1957 Hard Cover. xxxi, 521; xix, 527 pp. 8vo. 1957 reissue of 1898 original. A history of American literature as it relates to the revolutionary era. Extensive bibliography and index follow text. View more info