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  • 1878 RENAISSANCE PRINTING DESIGNS / DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE with 100 PLATES Fonts Vignettes Borders Titles by A. F. BUTSCH 1878 RENAISSANCE PRINTING DESIGNS / DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE with 100 PLATES Fonts Vignettes Borders Titles
    A. F. BUTSCH

    DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE : Eine Auswahl Stylvoller Titeleinfassungen, Initialen, Leisten, Vignetten und Druckerzeichen Hervorragender Italienischer, Deutscher umd Französischer Officinen aus der Zeit der Fruh renaissance. Nach der eigenen Sammlung Herausgegeben und Erlautert Von A. F. BUTSCH. (ORNAMENTATION of RENAISSANCE BOOKS: A Selection of Printed Ornaments including Stylish Titles, Initial Letters, Borders / Frames, Vignettes, and Excellent Printing

    of Italian, German, and French origin from the time of the Early Renaissance. From the personal collection of, and edited and annotated by, A. F. BUTSCH.) Published by G. HIRTH, LEIPZIG, MDCCCLXXVIII (1878). This is Volume I, which stands on its own with its 100 plates. A second volume was published at a later date. Hardcovers, 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered…

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    DIE BÜCHER-ORNAMENTIK DER RENAISSANCE : Eine Auswahl Stylvoller Titeleinfassungen, Initialen, Leisten, Vignetten und Druckerzeichen Hervorragender Italienischer, Deutscher umd Französischer Officinen aus der Zeit der Fruh renaissance. Nach der eigenen Sammlung Herausgegeben und Erlautert Von A. F. BUTSCH. (ORNAMENTATION of RENAISSANCE BOOKS: A Selection of Printed Ornaments including Stylish Titles, Initial Letters, Borders / Frames, Vignettes, and Excellent Printing

    of Italian, German, and French origin from the time of the Early Renaissance. From the personal collection of, and edited and annotated by, A. F. BUTSCH.) Published by G. HIRTH, LEIPZIG, MDCCCLXXVIII (1878). This is Volume I, which stands on its own with its 100 plates. A second volume was published at a later date. Hardcovers, 1/4 leather and marbled paper covered boards, folio

    10x14 inches (25x35 cm), 72 pages of text, including descriptions of the plates, and 100 PLATES each printed on its own leaf. The 100 Plates are lovely and a Great Reference to Early Renaissance Printing. Condition: The spine is lacking its leather covering (the spine card covering is still present), the spine folds are worn, the corners are lacking their leather covering, and the marbled paper covered boards are worn through at places along the edges; nonetheless the covers are sturdy and still doing their job; internally nice, the pages are just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. The 100 plates are all present and beautiful. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 19 Issues THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL on PRINTING & PUBLISHING San Francisco 1964-1989 The Edward C. Kemble Collection 19 Issues THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL on PRINTING & PUBLISHING San Francisco 1964-1989 The Edward C. Kemble Collection

    NINETEEN ISSUES of THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL 1964-1989. "Issued now and then from The Edward C. Kemble Collections on AMERICAN PRINTING & PUBLISHING".

    Published by The Edward C. Kemble Collections / California Historical Society, San Francisco, 1964-1989.

    Includes the following numbers: 1 (1964), 3 (1967), 10-22 (1972-1979), 27 (1981), 32 (1984), 36 (1986), 42/43 double issue (1989).

    Pamphlets, side stapled, 7.25x10 inches. Eight of the issues have 4 pages, eight have 8 pages, two have 12 pages, and one has 10 pages.

    All the issues are in VERY GOOD condition, one issue has "400 here" written at the top of the first page, one issue has a vertical fold, overall they are just lightly used, still bright, clean and clear.

    Articles…

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    NINETEEN ISSUES of THE KEMBLE OCCASIONAL 1964-1989. "Issued now and then from The Edward C. Kemble Collections on AMERICAN PRINTING & PUBLISHING".

    Published by The Edward C. Kemble Collections / California Historical Society, San Francisco, 1964-1989.

    Includes the following numbers: 1 (1964), 3 (1967), 10-22 (1972-1979), 27 (1981), 32 (1984), 36 (1986), 42/43 double issue (1989).

    Pamphlets, side stapled, 7.25x10 inches. Eight of the issues have 4 pages, eight have 8 pages, two have 12 pages, and one has 10 pages.

    All the issues are in VERY GOOD condition, one issue has "400 here" written at the top of the first page, one issue has a vertical fold, overall they are just lightly used, still bright, clean and clear.

    Articles include: Sam Brannan's Press, Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs; The Taylor & Taylor Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence; "At the Sign of the Lark" the San Francisco Publishing Venture of William Doxey; Booksellers & Bookselling in The Kemble Collection; and MANY more.

    A nice gathering of these scarce publications on Printing and Publishing based on The Edward C. Kemble Collection.

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  • 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies by Louis H. Kinder 1905 Louis Kinder FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS - SIGNED & NUMBERED - True First Edition #472 of only 490 copies
    Louis H. Kinder

    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several…

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    FORMULAS FOR BOOKBINDERS, by Louis H. Kinder. Kinder was the head binder at the Roycroft printing and binding shop.

    SIGNED and NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION, this being Copy No. 472 of 490 copies. SIGNED and NUMBERED by LOUIS H. KINDER on the Limitation page.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, paper spine title label, 9x11.5 inches (22x29 cm), printed on Imperial Japan Vellum, title page printed in red & black, margin notes in red. Pagination: [12], vii, [3], 115, [1] pages. Illustrated with two plates, including the frontispiece, displaying bindings by the author.

    GOOD Condition: The covers have soiling, a few marks, edgewear, and finger smudges; the paper spine title label is chipped at its top edge affecting several letters; internally there is occasional marginal finger soiling (one can imagine a bookbinder's not perfectly clean fingers handling this book), otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    From the title page: "Being a Collection of Trade Formulas, the Results of Twenty-five Years Study and Practice in the Arts of Tooling in Gold, Edge Gilding, Marbling, Stamping, and various other Departments of Bookbinding."

    Rare 1905 Signed, Limited, True First Edition of Formulas For Bookbinders.

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  • 1929-1931 BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE, 6 ISSUES, Vintage Book Binders / Bindry Trade Journal 1929-1931 BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE, 6 ISSUES, Vintage Book Binders / Bindry Trade Journal

    BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE : The Official Business Paper of the Bookbinding Industry : A Magazine of Business Building Ideas for the Bindery. Arthur Freund and Leo H. Joachim, Publishers. Published in New York, 1929-1931. SIX ISSUES: Vol. X, No. 6, Dec. 1929; Vol. XI, No. 1, Jan. 1930; Vol. XI, No. 3, Mar. 1930; Vol.XI, No. 4, Apr. 1930; Vol. XII, No. 4, Oct. 1930; Vol. XIII, No. 8, May 1931. Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches, approximately 70 pages per issue, including lots of ads for bookbinding machinery and materials. These 6 issues are in generally GOOD condition, the spines have wear including scrapes and peeling; there are some creases and general signs of handling; overall the issues are used…

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    BOOKBINDING MAGAZINE : The Official Business Paper of the Bookbinding Industry : A Magazine of Business Building Ideas for the Bindery. Arthur Freund and Leo H. Joachim, Publishers. Published in New York, 1929-1931. SIX ISSUES: Vol. X, No. 6, Dec. 1929; Vol. XI, No. 1, Jan. 1930; Vol. XI, No. 3, Mar. 1930; Vol.XI, No. 4, Apr. 1930; Vol. XII, No. 4, Oct. 1930; Vol. XIII, No. 8, May 1931. Softcover magazines, side stapled, 8.5x11.5 inches, approximately 70 pages per issue, including lots of ads for bookbinding machinery and materials. These 6 issues are in generally GOOD condition, the spines have wear including scrapes and peeling; there are some creases and general signs of handling; overall the issues are used but still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Articles include: Bookbinding Industrial Exhibits; Views on Trade Outlook by Bookbinders (published in 1930, the beginning of the Great Depression); Local Bookbinders Associations; In Memoriam: George K. Bird; When a Woman Runs a Bindery; Economics of Book Production; If I Had to Choose Again I'd Be a Bookbinder; and more. A nice collection of six issues of this bookbinding trade magazine, all published at the beginning of the Great Depression. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These six issues are heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1930 Bibliography of WILLIAM BECKFORD OF FONTHILL First Ed. ILLUSTRATED 1 of 500 by Guy Chapman, John Hodgkin 1930 Bibliography of WILLIAM BECKFORD OF FONTHILL First Ed. ILLUSTRATED 1 of 500
    Guy Chapman, John Hodgkin

    A BIBLIOGRAPHY of WILLIAM BECKFORD of FONTHILL, by Guy Chapman in conjunction with John Hodgkin. Published by Constable & Co., London, 1930. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies, as stated. Second volume in the series: Bibliographia : Studies in Book History and Book Structure 1750-1900 edited by Michael Sadleir. Hardcovers, vellum spine and marbled paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, xxii + 127 pages. Addendum / Errata slip tipped in at page xxii. Illustrated with 16 full page plates including the frontispiece. Each plate is protected with a tissue guard. Condition: Ex Library, deaccessioned from the Dominican College Library Reference Room, San Rafael, California. There is a shelving label to the spine; stamps, labels and library markings to the front and…

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    A BIBLIOGRAPHY of WILLIAM BECKFORD of FONTHILL, by Guy Chapman in conjunction with John Hodgkin. Published by Constable & Co., London, 1930. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies, as stated. Second volume in the series: Bibliographia : Studies in Book History and Book Structure 1750-1900 edited by Michael Sadleir. Hardcovers, vellum spine and marbled paper covered boards, 6x9 inches, xxii + 127 pages. Addendum / Errata slip tipped in at page xxii. Illustrated with 16 full page plates including the frontispiece. Each plate is protected with a tissue guard. Condition: Ex Library, deaccessioned from the Dominican College Library Reference Room, San Rafael, California. There is a shelving label to the spine; stamps, labels and library markings to the front and rear endpapers; stamps to all the page edges (page edges of the closed book); stamps and some marks to the first and second title pages, copyright page, and here and there throughout. Ex library aside, the covers are worn through at their corner tips but are otherwise solid; internally, the pages are tightly bound, bright and clear. A solid, though ex lib, first edition, limited to only 500 copies. A valuable bibliographical reference.

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  • 1935 CATALOG of LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS By or Relating to WALT WHITMAN by Sotheby & Co. / Walt Whitman 1935 CATALOG of LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS & BOOKS By or Relating to WALT WHITMAN
    Sotheby & Co. / Walt Whitman

    CATALOGUE OF IMPORTANT LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS BY OR RELATING TO WALT WHITMAN, The Property of His Intimate Friend, Biographer and Literary Executor, the Late Richard Maurice Bucke of London, Ontario (Sold By Order Of H. L. Bucke, Esq.) Which Will Be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Sotheby & Co. ... the 13th of May, 1935.

    LONDON: Printed by Kitchen & Barratt Ltd., 1935.

    Hard Library Covers, cloth covered boards, entire catalog bound within, 6x9.5 inches (15x24 cm), 31 pages plus 3 prelim pages (cover, foreword, conditions of sale). Illustrated with 4 facsimile illustrations of manuscript signatures and inscriptions.

    117 lots are offered and described. No price estimates.

    Condition: EX-LIB with a shelving number on spine, a UC Santa Cruz…

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    CATALOGUE OF IMPORTANT LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS BY OR RELATING TO WALT WHITMAN, The Property of His Intimate Friend, Biographer and Literary Executor, the Late Richard Maurice Bucke of London, Ontario (Sold By Order Of H. L. Bucke, Esq.) Which Will Be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Sotheby & Co. ... the 13th of May, 1935.

    LONDON: Printed by Kitchen & Barratt Ltd., 1935.

    Hard Library Covers, cloth covered boards, entire catalog bound within, 6x9.5 inches (15x24 cm), 31 pages plus 3 prelim pages (cover, foreword, conditions of sale). Illustrated with 4 facsimile illustrations of manuscript signatures and inscriptions.

    117 lots are offered and described. No price estimates.

    Condition: EX-LIB with a shelving number on spine, a UC Santa Cruz stamp on the front pastedown, a numerical stamp at the bottom of the Colophon page (last page), and a "Withdrawn UCSC" stamp on both the front free endpaper and the rear free endpaper, etc.; ex-lib aside, there is a slant to the spine, otherwise a solid, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked copy.

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  • 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987 by Anne and David Bromer 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES Bromer Booksellers Catalog 1987
    Anne and David Bromer

    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in…

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    35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS, by Anne and David Bromer. Published by Bromer Booksellers (owned by Anne and David Bromer), Boston, 1987. First Edition. Printed by the Nimrod Press. Booklet / Catalog, chocolate covered wrappers, small format 4.5x4.5 inches, 74 unnumbered pages. Comes in a clear plastic snap shut case, as issued. ILLUSTRATED with 35 PHOTOGRAPHS of MINIATURE BOOKS in FINE BINDINGS, each photograph on its own page, with FACING pages of DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. This illustrated booklet was created as a catalogue for Bromer Booksellers. It offered these 35 miniature books with designer bindings en bloc. The Introduction states that the collection was sold prior to the publication of the catalogue. FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a like plastic case. A lovely little look at a gathering of lovely little books offered in 1987 by Bromer Booksellers of Boston.

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  • ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES / ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE Two Volumes Bound in One ILLUSTRATED with HERALDRY COATS-OF-ARMS BOOKPLATES Paris 1870-1873 by Joannis Guigard ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES / ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE Two Volumes Bound in One ILLUSTRATED with HERALDRY COATS-OF-ARMS BOOKPLATES Paris 1870-1873
    Joannis Guigard

    ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE Avec Illustrations Dans le Texte (ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES with In-Text Illustrations). By Joannis Guigard.

    TOMES I & II (Volumes I & II bound together).

    Published by Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, Paris, 1870-1873.

    Hardcovers, three-quarters morocco leather (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, two volumes and original wrappers bound-in, 6.5x10 inches (16.7x26 cm).. Pagination: Volume I - 254 pages, Volume II - 272 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with reproductions of armorial bookplates.

    GOOD PLUS condition: The covers are worn and lightly bumped at the corner tips and rubbed at the spine folds; internally, the pages are lightly age toned and have a light crease to the upper spine area, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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    ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE Avec Illustrations Dans le Texte (ARMORIAL BOOKPLATES with In-Text Illustrations). By Joannis Guigard.

    TOMES I & II (Volumes I & II bound together).

    Published by Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, Paris, 1870-1873.

    Hardcovers, three-quarters morocco leather (spine and corners) with marbled paper covered boards, marbled endpapers, two volumes and original wrappers bound-in, 6.5x10 inches (16.7x26 cm).. Pagination: Volume I - 254 pages, Volume II - 272 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout with reproductions of armorial bookplates.

    GOOD PLUS condition: The covers are worn and lightly bumped at the corner tips and rubbed at the spine folds; internally, the pages are lightly age toned and have a light crease to the upper spine area, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the charges and be able to accept or reject them before payment is taken. Thanks!

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  • BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ISRAELITE HOUSE OF DAVID and MARY'S CITY OF DAVID 1902-2010 by Henry Y. Yaple BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ISRAELITE HOUSE OF DAVID and MARY'S CITY OF DAVID 1902-2010
    Henry Y. Yaple

    A DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF IMPRINTS from the ISRAELITE HOUSE OF DAVID and MARY'S CITY OF DAVID, 1902-2010, by Henry Y. Yaple.

    Published by Richard W. Couper Press, 2014. First edition. ISBN: 9781937370138.

    A comprehensive illustrated bibliography of the printed literature issued by the two Michigan faith communities which became famous for their bearded baseball teams!

    Softcovers, 7x10 inches, 457 pages, 93 color illustrations.

    VERY GOOD condition, a light spine crease from where the book was opened a bit too wide, a small corner crease to the covers, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An important bibliographical reference that has become scarce.

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  • BIBLIOGRAPHY of VARNHAGEN Important BRAZILIAN HISTORY SCHOLAR Portuguese Text by Armando Ortega Fontes, Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen BIBLIOGRAPHY of VARNHAGEN Important BRAZILIAN HISTORY SCHOLAR Portuguese Text
    Armando Ortega Fontes, Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen

    BIBLIOGRAFIA DE VARNHAGEN, by Armando Ortega Fontes. A bibliography of the influential Brazilian historian Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen.

    TEXT in PORTUGUESE

    Published by Ministério das relações exteriores, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1945. First edition.

    Softcovers, 42 pages plus 4 plates reproducing title pages from four of his books.

    GOOD condition: there is the stamp of "LIMA LIBRARY / Catholic University / Washington D.C." (from where the booklet was deaccessioned) on the front cover, but no other library stamps or marks; the covers are toned at the margins and have some light foxing; internally, light toning to the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

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    BIBLIOGRAFIA DE VARNHAGEN, by Armando Ortega Fontes. A bibliography of the influential Brazilian historian Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen.

    TEXT in PORTUGUESE

    Published by Ministério das relações exteriores, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1945. First edition.

    Softcovers, 42 pages plus 4 plates reproducing title pages from four of his books.

    GOOD condition: there is the stamp of "LIMA LIBRARY / Catholic University / Washington D.C." (from where the booklet was deaccessioned) on the front cover, but no other library stamps or marks; the covers are toned at the margins and have some light foxing; internally, light toning to the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, presentable copy.

    An interesting and important bibliographical reference for anyone interested in the history of Brazil.

    About Francisco Adolfo de VARNHAGEN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Francisco Adolfo de Varnhagen, Viscount of Porto Seguro, b.1816 d.1878, was a Brazilian diplomat and historian. He is the patron of the 39th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He is considered the father of modern Brazilian historical scholarship. He published the first volume of his masterpiece, História Geral do Brasil, in 1854. Its second volume was published in 1857.******

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  • CHECKLIST of STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988 Ltd 1/200 SIGNED by Catherine Tyler Brody, compiler CHECKLIST of STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988 Ltd 1/200 SIGNED
    Catherine Tyler Brody, compiler

    CHECKLIST : STONE HOUSE PRESS BOOKS & EPHEMERA 1978-1988. Compiled by Catherine Tyler Brody.

    Published by The New York Public Library / Stone House Press, New York, 1989.

    First and Limited Edition. Limited to 200 copies that are SIGNED by both the Compiler, Catherine Tyler Brody, and by the Printer, Morris Gelfand. This copy is hand numbered #92.

    Hardcover book, burgundy cloth covered spine and patterned paper covered boards, the spine is titled in gilt, 6.5x10 inches, 113 pages. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of pages and illustrations from publications of the Stone House Press.

    Condition: NEAR FINE book, a touch of wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE clear plastic overwrap protector.

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  • JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY Limited Edition 1 of 100 JUMBO PRESS / ANDREW HOYEM 1974 by Maria Cobb Snow (Jane Grabhorn's Grandmother), Jane Grabhorn, et al JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY Limited Edition 1 of 100 JUMBO PRESS / ANDREW HOYEM 1974
    Maria Cobb Snow (Jane Grabhorn's Grandmother), Jane Grabhorn, et al

    JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY - Being the faithful accounting of her life in the year 1919 by Maria Cobb Snow and the final, fragmentary book of her grand daughter, now printed posthumously in 1974, together with dedicatory lines, an introduction, and a check-list composed by its publishers under the sign: The Jumbo Press..

    Printed by the Jumbo Press, a press of works hand printed by Jane Grahorn. Jane Grabhorn died in 1974 and this was printed posthumously by Andrew Hoyem. It is the last Jumbo Press publication.

    From the colophon page: "The last (Jumbo Press) has been printed in an edition of 100 copies at the Press of Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco...February '74."

    Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards, spine…

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    JANE GRABHORN'S GRANDMOTHER'S DIARY - Being the faithful accounting of her life in the year 1919 by Maria Cobb Snow and the final, fragmentary book of her grand daughter, now printed posthumously in 1974, together with dedicatory lines, an introduction, and a check-list composed by its publishers under the sign: The Jumbo Press..

    Printed by the Jumbo Press, a press of works hand printed by Jane Grahorn. Jane Grabhorn died in 1974 and this was printed posthumously by Andrew Hoyem. It is the last Jumbo Press publication.

    From the colophon page: "The last (Jumbo Press) has been printed in an edition of 100 copies at the Press of Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco...February '74."

    Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards, spine label that reads "Elephant's Last Stand", 5x8.5 inches, handmade paper, 40 pages.

    Includes a checklist of Jumbo Press publications at the rear, most very limited and scarce. From the introduction to the Checklist: "Our listing is certainly incomplete - so many unique items were prepared for friends...In cases where size of edition is unknown, assume fewer than two dozen copies exist. Unless otherwise noted the author is Jan Grabhorn."

    FINE condition, looks and feels unread.

    About JANE GRABHORN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jane Bissell Grabhorn, b.1911 d.1973, was an American artist, typographer, bookbinder, and printer. She was born in San Francisco. After being educated in France, where she learned bookbinding, she returned to California as a teenager and became a student of Belle McMurtry Young, a prominent bookbinder. In 1932 she married Robert Grabhorn. Beginning in 1934 Grabhorn acquired substantial knowledge of typography and printing through working at the Grabhorn Press, which was owned and operated by her husband and his brother Edwin.

    In 1937 Jane Grabhorn established her own imprint, the JUMBO PRESS, which she used as a vehicle for experimentation and artistic expression. Named for a toy press, most of the products of the Jumbo Press were mostly pieces of ephemera and displayed Grabhorn's wit and interest in lighthearted feminist satire. Her best-known work for the Jumbo Press was the treatise A Typographic Discourse for the Distaff Side of Printing, a Book by Ladies.

    At the Grabhorn Press she oversaw the bindery until it closed in 1965. She continued typesetting, her preferred avocation, for the rest of her life. She also continued to produce Jumbo Press publications throughout her life, many of which are compiled in The Compleat Jane Grabhorn: A Hodge-Podge of Typographic Ephemera, which she produced with her husband and Andrew Hoyem at the Grabhorn-Hoyem Press in 1968.

    Jane Grabhorn died on October 1, 1973, in San Francisco.******

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  • RARE JAPANESE BOOKS - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG with 89 PLATES - Collection of the TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY, Nara Prefecture, JAPAN RARE JAPANESE BOOKS - ILLUSTRATED CATALOG with 89 PLATES - Collection of the TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY, Nara Prefecture, JAPAN

    ILLUSTRATED CATALOG of RARE BOOKS - COLLECTION of NATIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTIES in TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY.

    Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, gilt titles (in Japanese) on spine, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 202 pages. Illustrated with 89 color photographic plates.

    Each of the 89 rare items held in the Tenri Library Collection is fully described on its own page and beautifully illustrated on the facing page.

    Published by the Tenri Central Library, Tenri, Nara Prefecture, Japan, 1997. TEXT ENTIRELY in JAPANESE, except for an English title page and Preface page.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a small pea size scrape / tear to the cloth near the top of the spine, and a touch of edge wear, else fine, tight, bright, clean,…

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    ILLUSTRATED CATALOG of RARE BOOKS - COLLECTION of NATIONAL CULTURAL PROPERTIES in TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY.

    Hardcover Book, cloth covered boards, gilt titles (in Japanese) on spine, 10x10 inches (25x25 cm), 202 pages. Illustrated with 89 color photographic plates.

    Each of the 89 rare items held in the Tenri Library Collection is fully described on its own page and beautifully illustrated on the facing page.

    Published by the Tenri Central Library, Tenri, Nara Prefecture, Japan, 1997. TEXT ENTIRELY in JAPANESE, except for an English title page and Preface page.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a small pea size scrape / tear to the cloth near the top of the spine, and a touch of edge wear, else fine, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very presentable copy.

    An amazing book illustrating and describing 89 rare Japanese books of cultural and historical importance.

    About TENRI CENTRAL LIBRARY (from Wikipedia):

    ******Tenri Central Library is the library of Tenri University. It has notably extensive collections in antiquarian material, including original manuscripts from 13th century Japan, and artifacts of European exploration and early visits to Japan. Dating to 1926, the library predates the University itself. It has its origins in the private collection of the family of the foundress of Tenrikyo, Oyasama.

    The library specializes in religion, Oriental studies, Near Eastern studies, anthropology, ethnology, topography, language, and Japanese literature. Among the valuable Japanese materials in its rare book collection are six volumes designated as national treasures (such as the Oyo Bunchuko Shu) and over seventy volumes designated as important cultural properties.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves by Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson The Press in Tuscany Alley Announces THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON / a Prospectus with sample leaves
    Joyce Lancaster Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson

    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple…

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    The Press In Tuscany Alley Announces / (i.e. Prospectus For) THE EPHEMERA OF ADRIAN WILSON: An Annotated List 1944-1988, by James Linden with Commentary by Joyce Lancaster Wilson. Published by The Press In Tuscany Alley, San Francisco, 1994..

    A beautifully produced Announcement / Prospectus.

    Folder / Paper Covers, 9x12 inches, string-bound with 8 pages plus 2 folded sample leaves (pages 129/130 and 107/108) laid into a flap on the inside rear cover. Comes with its original mailing envelope.

    Illustrated with a frontispiece tipped-in photograph of the gate entrance to the Press In Tuscany Alley, plus some printed illustrations.

    The Prospectus is in FINE condition. The mailing envelope is in GOOD condition with some corner and flap wear, and a couple small scrapes; the envelope has NOT been used for mailing.

    About ADRIAN WILSON (from a 1988 NY Times Obituary):

    ******Adrian Wilson, a book designer and scholar who was considered one of America's leading fine printers, died Wednesday in San Francisco. He was 64 years old.

    Working out of a small San Francisco studio known as '"The Press at Tuscany Valley," Mr. Wilson designed and printed scores of books. His many volumes, while little known to the general public, are famous among print connoisseurs, and many are collectors' items.

    In 1983, Mr. Wilson won a MacArthur Fellowship.

    He is survived by his wife and by his daughter, Melissa Wilson Marshall, of San Francisco.******

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  • TOM SAWYER FIRST PRINTING Listed in THIS 1931 LOUIS EPSTEIN'S BOOKSHOP CATALOG TOM SAWYER FIRST PRINTING Listed in THIS 1931 LOUIS EPSTEIN'S BOOKSHOP CATALOG

    1931 Louis Epstein's Bookshop, Los Angeles, Catalog. "A Catalogue of First and Limited Editions & Rare Books, Including a First Issue of the First Edition of TOM SAWYER by MARK TWAIN". Booklet / Bookseller's Catalog, printed paper covers, side stapled, 4x7 inches, 36 pages. Published by Louis Epstein's Bookshop, Los Angeles, July, 1931. The Tom Sawyer book is the first item offered, taking up the backside of the title page. It is being offered in this 1931 catalog for $1,450. The rest of the catalog contains your normal mix of 297 rather common first editions with very brief descriptions. No illustrations. This bookseller's catalog is in GOOD condition, the covers have small closed tears, creases, and chips to the edges…

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    1931 Louis Epstein's Bookshop, Los Angeles, Catalog. "A Catalogue of First and Limited Editions & Rare Books, Including a First Issue of the First Edition of TOM SAWYER by MARK TWAIN". Booklet / Bookseller's Catalog, printed paper covers, side stapled, 4x7 inches, 36 pages. Published by Louis Epstein's Bookshop, Los Angeles, July, 1931. The Tom Sawyer book is the first item offered, taking up the backside of the title page. It is being offered in this 1931 catalog for $1,450. The rest of the catalog contains your normal mix of 297 rather common first editions with very brief descriptions. No illustrations. This bookseller's catalog is in GOOD condition, the covers have small closed tears, creases, and chips to the edges where they overhang the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An interesting look at an offering of the first issue of Tom Sawyer in the midst of the Great Depression.

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  • Vintage TRAVELLING SALESMAN'S STAND UP FLIP CHART for SELLING SUNSET BOOKS, 1976 by Sunset Books Vintage TRAVELLING SALESMAN'S STAND UP FLIP CHART for SELLING SUNSET BOOKS, 1976
    Sunset Books

    TRAVELLING SALESMAN'S / PUBLISHER'S REPRESENTATIVE STAND UP FLIP CHART for SELLING SUNSET BOOKS, 1976. Large, stiff vinyl binder with an accordion back that opens to create its own stand. Front cover disbound but present. This large presentation binder made by National Specialty Manufacturing Company. Inside the binder is a metal strip with numerous, strong, metal rings. Large clear sleeves containing printed illustrated sales information are bound by the metal rings. The sheets measure 17x14 inches. 22 large printed information and illustration sheets are meant to convince potential book stores and magazine shops to carry SUNSET BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Condition: The front cover of the large binder is disbound, there is wear to the binders edges and folds, the inner pages and…

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    TRAVELLING SALESMAN'S / PUBLISHER'S REPRESENTATIVE STAND UP FLIP CHART for SELLING SUNSET BOOKS, 1976. Large, stiff vinyl binder with an accordion back that opens to create its own stand. Front cover disbound but present. This large presentation binder made by National Specialty Manufacturing Company. Inside the binder is a metal strip with numerous, strong, metal rings. Large clear sleeves containing printed illustrated sales information are bound by the metal rings. The sheets measure 17x14 inches. 22 large printed information and illustration sheets are meant to convince potential book stores and magazine shops to carry SUNSET BOOK PUBLICATIONS. Condition: The front cover of the large binder is disbound, there is wear to the binders edges and folds, the inner pages and documents are clean, clear and bright. This Vintage Publisher's Representative Selling Tool has lost its place in today's world. Sad! INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This item is very large and very heavy and will be expensive to ship, requiring substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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