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Johann Zainer The Elder & Younger

By: Amelung, Peter

Price: $170.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Kenneth Karmiole, Bookseller, Inc.: 1985

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: k181203a


Translated from the German by Ruth Schwab-Rosenthal, introduction by Bernard M Rosenthal, with an original leaf from Hugo Ripelin's Compendium Theologiae Veritatis [c. 1478-81]. 8vo, blue cloth. 22 pages. 159 copies printed.. Tracing the work of Germany's first printer, Johannes Zainer and his son who followed -- from 1496 until at least 1519. Together they produced more than 150 books. The leaf is from the elder Zainer's printing of Hugo Ripelin's Compendium Theologiae... View more info

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Let George Do It! A Talk Delivered at t Meeting of the Trade Book Clinic in New York City December 5, 1940

By: Artzybasheff, Boris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York : 1941

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180228e

Condition: Very good.


16mo. Red cloth spine and red decorated paper over boards. 32 pp. Keepsake No. 68. The artist’s view on the place of illustrations in the book publishing industry. Very good; rubbed at corners. View more info

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La Gravure Sur Bois Moderne de L'occident. [The Art of Modern Woodcuts]

By: Avermaete, Roger.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Paris: Dorbon Aine: 1928

Edition: 1st ed,

Seller ID: k18028k


8vo, softcovers rebound in gray cloth. Classic reference on the art of the woodcut, with emphasis on the revival of the art in Western Europe during the first quarter of the 20th century. 239 woodblocks, 9 in color. 177 original illustrations. No. 18 of 1000 copies; a prior owner has neatly written in pencil which woodcuts are originals and which previously published; owner's inked name on front flyleaf, otherwise a fine copy in original paper wraps, subsequently reboun... View more info

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Caxton and the Art of Printing

By: Caxton, William

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Carlton & Porter: n.d.. but presumed to be a later printing. 173pp

Seller ID: m17122302


173pp. plus 2 pp advts.16mo, brown embossed cloth. Fair: several chips at top and bottom of spine; end papers discolored; light dampstain on top edge; scattered light foxing. View more info

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CANCELS / With Eleven Facsimiles in Collotype. A volume in the series: Bibliographia / Studies in Book History and Book Structure 1750-1900. Number 3.

By: Chapman, R.W.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London / New York, Constable & Co / Richard R. Smith: 1930

Seller ID: 07153


8vo, 1/4 vellum marbled boards. 70 pp. Limited to 500 copies. Fine View more info

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A memoir of book design, 1969-2000

By: D'Ambrosio, Joe

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Book Club of California: 2003

Seller ID: 17061918


4to, decorated boards with cloth spine in acetate d/w. Limited to 350 copies. As-new View more info

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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book

By: Dingman, Larry

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore: 1986

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021801

Condition: Fine


1st edition (1986)97 pp. A limited edition of 447 copies, the book contains 444 reproductions of original book store marks, mostly from the late 19th century through World War II. Three original marks are tipped in. With an essay on Booksellers' Marks by Michael Adams and introduction by Dingman. Fine copy without d/w, as issued. View more info

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The Fate of Writing in America

By: Farrell, James T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: 1946

Seller ID: 7363


New York: New Directions, 1946. Stapled Wrappers. 32 pp. essay entitled "Will the commercialization of publishing destroy good writing?" Farrell's observations on the future of books. Very timely for today. Very light 1/4" fade line along outer edge of front cover, otherwise fine. View more info

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Books once were Men

By: George Barr McCutcheon

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co: 1931

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k0226c

Condition: Fine


1st ed; Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies. 12mo, Marble boards in acetate d/w and slipcase. Ribbon bookmarker. The book is virtually pristine with just some light toning to front and back flyleaves; slipcase also fine; acetate d/w is near fine but with several small open tears. View more info

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Elements of Lettering

By: Goudy, Frederic

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Mitchell Kennerly and The Village Press: 1922

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190203e

Condition: Very good


1st ed., 4to, dark green cloth, gilt titles. 52 pp. Very good. Surface wear to covers, corners lightly rubbed. Interior clean, tight and bright. View more info

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Back-Trailers from the Middle Border [Association copy with signature of Rudyard Kipling]

By: Hamlin Garland

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Macmillan, New York: 1928

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Inscribed by Garland, with added signature of Rudy

Seller ID: k190126c


CONDITION: Good. Covers: front hinge cracked, light surface wear, a little more so at top of spine. Newspaper review affixed to back free end paper has browned and left image transfer on facing page. Signed by Garland on front pastedown; two photographs of Garland and company on the half-title, along with a guest pass to the Regent’s Park Zoological Gardens signed by Rudyard Kipling who, as a member, gave Garland admittance. Another photo of Garland on the verso and a... View more info

Modern Book Production

By: Holme, G.C. [Editor]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, The Studio: 1928

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k180306c

Condition: Good+


Quarter vellum, gilt, 4to., vii, 186 pages. Illustrated with one and two color facsimiles and tipped-in color plates and samples. Printed at the Curwen Press. Includes essays on book design in a variety of countries by a variety of authors. Profusely illustrated with samples. Good+. A clean, tight copy overall but with some were to edges and corners and a 1" closed tear in the vellum on spine. Prior owner's signature inside front hinge; bookseller label inside back cover View more info

THE BORZOI 1920 / Being Sort of a record of Five Years' Publishing

By: Knopf, Alfred A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A Knopf: 1920

Seller ID: 0219032


Small 8vo. First printing. With original contributions by Willa Cather "On Writing Fiction", H. L. Mencken on Cather, selection of poetry by Eliot, Pound and other Borzoi authors with a number of illustrations and photos; and a complete bibliography of the imprint. Fine; light sunning and small stain to back cover; otherwise a pristine copy. View more info

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Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

By: Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.

Price: $450.00

Seller ID: 150310


Avigon et Lyon, Seguin et chez l’auteur, 1777. 12mo, full vellum. 207 pp. An early guide to rare-book collecting; a priced-catalog of books sold by Jean-François de Los Rios, with annotations. de Los Rios (1727-1820) was a noted bookseller in Lyon, famously taking advantage of the dispersion of Jesuit libraries after the order was expelled from France in 1764. The Bibliographie instructive was one of his early works, published after more than 17 years as a bookseller ... View more info

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Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler / A Checklist and Bibliography of Their Paperback Appearances

By: Lovisi, Gary (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Seller ID: 040306


Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1994. 8vo, wrappers. 84 pp. Pristine copy; 1st edition of this indispensable reference for Hammett and Chandler collectors. limited to only 500 copies. As-new. View more info

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Books Once Were Men / An Essay for Booklovers

By: McCutcheon, George Barr.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1931

Seller ID: cc1706301


8vo, marbled boards, black cloth spine lettered in gold, t.e.g, ribbon place marker. 1st ed. Limited to 1000 copies. An essay published in tribute to McCutcheon who was a noted collector of first editions and a lover of fine books. Introduction by William Dana Orcutt who designed the View more info

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James Branch Cabell

By: Mencken, H. L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Robert T. McBride & Company: 1927

Seller ID: 022031


First edition. 12mo stapled slate blue wrappers. Simultaneously published in hardcover. 32 pp. biographical and bibliographic study by the noted critic. Published for free distribution to promote the Kalki Edition of Cabell's works. Fine. View more info

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James Branch Cabell

By: Mencken, H.L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Robert T. McBride & Company: 1927

Seller ID: c1707052


First edition. 12mo stapled slate blue wrappers. Simultaneously published in hardcover. 32 pp. biographical and bibliographic study by the noted critic. Published for free distribution to promote the Kalki Edition of Cabell's works. View more info

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A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568

By: Merganthaler Linotype Co.

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Merganthaler Linotype Co: 1930

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: dg17121606

Condition: Fine


12mo. One of 400 copies printed in Linotype Granjon on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Quarter parchment with marbled paper-covered boards." Reprint of the original which was published in Frankfort in 1568. Six engraved illustrations representing the printing trades: the printer, bookbinder, type-founder, papermaker, draughtsman and woodcutter as well as the original verses by Hans Sachs, a popular Nuremberg poet. With an additional leaf loosely laid in showing the text of tw... View more info

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A Catalogue of the Classic Contents of Strawberry Hill Collected by Horace Walpole [woodcut title] ... Mr. George Robins is honoured ... to sell by public competition the valuable contents of Strawberry Hill ... fixed for Monday, the 25th day of April, 1842 and twenty-three following days…and within will be found a repast for the Lovers of Literature and the Fine aArts, of which bycone days furnish no previous example, and it would be in vain to comtemplate it in times to come.”

By: [Walpole, Horace]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London: Smith and Robins Printers: 1842

Seller ID: k190114j

Condition: Fair/Poor


Lithographic portrait, woodcut title. xxiv, [1]-230, [1] A complete copy of the extensive sale catalogue of Horace Walpole's library and effects. As many as seven editions of the catalog are known; we believe this to be Hazen's edition 'V' with the listings of lots to be sold for the full twenty-four days but with the Waldegrave manuscripts (6th day, lots 161-187) omitted and the books of prints in the Round Tower, making up days 7 and 8, still present. #####Horace Wa... View more info