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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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  • 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition by John Quinn 1924 COMPLETE CATALOGUE THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES First Edition
    John Quinn

    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has…

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    COMPLETE CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF JOHN QUINN in TWO VOLUMES. Catalog for the Auction that took place in New York in 1924. PRICES REALIZED printed at the end of Volume Two. Published by The Anderson Galleries, 1924. First edition. Two Hardcover Books, 6x9.5 inches, 1205 total pages plus 62 unnumbered pages of Prices Realized at the end of Volume Two. Each volume has some b&w illustrations, but this is mainly a written, descriptive catalogue. 12,096 Items are listed and were offered at this auction. The John Quinn collection was an amazing gathering of modern (at the time) literature. Included was a HANDWRITTEN COPY OF ULYSSES by JAMES JOYCE that went for $1,975, purchased by the Rosenbach Foundation, and has been at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia, ever since. GOOD condition. The covers of both volumes are sunned at the spines, have spine end, edge and corner tip wear; internally the pages have lightly toned, as normal, there are a few pencil prices realized in the margins here and there, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear. A used but solid set of this important literary collection and auction. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books 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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  • 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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  • 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, chocolate covered wrappers, 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.…

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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, chocolate covered wrappers, 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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  • Antiquarian DICTIONARY COLLECTION of THOMAS MALIN RODGERS Bonhams Catalog 2012 Antiquarian DICTIONARY COLLECTION of THOMAS MALIN RODGERS Bonhams Catalog 2012

    The DICTIONARY COLLECTION of THOMAS MALIN RODGERS. Bonhams Auction Catalog for the auction that took place in New York on December 4, 2012.

    Softcover auction catalog, 8x11 inches, 86 pages.

    173 lots of rare and collectible dictionaries are cataloged and fully described. Illustrated throughout.

    An interesting resource for anyone interested in the history of dictionaries and/or rare books.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Looks and feels unused.

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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.

    An interesting and important bibliographical reference for anyone interested in the…

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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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  • GUTENBERG BIBLE AT BRIDWELL LIBRARY Exhibition Catalog GUTENBERG BIBLE AT BRIDWELL LIBRARY Exhibition Catalog

    GUTENBERG BIBLE AT BRIDWELL.

    Catalog published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, in conjunction with the exhibition that took place at the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries titled: JOHANNES GUTENBERG: MAN OF THE MILLENNIUM. The exhibition took place from 21 September - 21 December, 2000.

    Thin Exhibition Catalog / Booklet, 16 pages including covers. The catalog contains a discussion of the 31 consecutive leaves of the Gutenberg Bible held at Bridwell (the largest consecutive fragment in the United States), a history of the Gutenberg Bible, a Chronology of Gutenberg, and the location of all the known complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible. A lot of information in these 16 pages!

    HAND SIGNED by Eric Marshall White, Curator…

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    GUTENBERG BIBLE AT BRIDWELL.

    Catalog published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, in conjunction with the exhibition that took place at the Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Galleries titled: JOHANNES GUTENBERG: MAN OF THE MILLENNIUM. The exhibition took place from 21 September - 21 December, 2000.

    Thin Exhibition Catalog / Booklet, 16 pages including covers. The catalog contains a discussion of the 31 consecutive leaves of the Gutenberg Bible held at Bridwell (the largest consecutive fragment in the United States), a history of the Gutenberg Bible, a Chronology of Gutenberg, and the location of all the known complete copies of the Gutenberg Bible. A lot of information in these 16 pages!

    HAND SIGNED by Eric Marshall White, Curator of Special Collections, on the last page at the end of his essay and above his printed name. While not quite as nice as a Gutenberg signature, it still adds a nice touch.

    VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A special and unusual little item.

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  • HEBREW PRINTING AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Studies by JOSHUA BLOCH and Others, Published by the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library 1976 by Joahu Bloch, et al HEBREW PRINTING AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Studies by JOSHUA BLOCH and Others, Published by the Jewish Division of the New York Public Library 1976
    Joahu Bloch, et al

    HEBREW PRINTING AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. "Studies by Joshua Bloch and others, reprinted from the publications of The New York Public Library on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish Division of The New York Public Library. Selected and with a Preface by Charles Berlin, Lee M. Friedman Bibliographer in Judaica, Harvard College Library."

    Published by The New York Public Library and KTAV Publishing House, New York, 1976. ISBN: 9780871045157.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the front cover and spine, 518 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a bump to the bottom corner of the front cover, a bit of wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.…

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    HEBREW PRINTING AND BIBLIOGRAPHY. "Studies by Joshua Bloch and others, reprinted from the publications of The New York Public Library on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Jewish Division of The New York Public Library. Selected and with a Preface by Charles Berlin, Lee M. Friedman Bibliographer in Judaica, Harvard College Library."

    Published by The New York Public Library and KTAV Publishing House, New York, 1976. ISBN: 9780871045157.

    Hardcovers, blue cloth covered boards with gilt titling to the front cover and spine, 518 pages.

    VERY GOOD condition, there is a bump to the bottom corner of the front cover, a bit of wear to the spine ends, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, very nice copy.

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  • Mark Barbour FINE PRINTING "THE PENETRATING LIGHT" Shakespeare Press Museum w/ Laid In SIGNED Letter 1986 by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan Mark Barbour FINE PRINTING "THE PENETRATING LIGHT" Shakespeare Press Museum w/ Laid In SIGNED Letter 1986
    Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan

    THE PENETRATING LIGHT: FINE PRINTING and the MIND of the ARTIST. A book of quotes on fine printing and fine binding, with a quote by a noted printer and/or binder on each page. There is a two page forward by Mark Barbour.

    Finely Printed. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy 48.

    Published and Printed by SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, California, 1986. Designed, Set by Hand, Printed and Bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan.

    Created and Printed while MARK BARBOUR was a student at Cal Poly and was the CURATOR and PRESS DIRECTOR of Cal Poly's student run Shakespeare Press Museum. After graduating from Cal Poly, Mark Barbour went on…

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    THE PENETRATING LIGHT: FINE PRINTING and the MIND of the ARTIST. A book of quotes on fine printing and fine binding, with a quote by a noted printer and/or binder on each page. There is a two page forward by Mark Barbour.

    Finely Printed. LIMITED TO ONLY 250 COPIES, this being hand numbered copy 48.

    Published and Printed by SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, California, 1986. Designed, Set by Hand, Printed and Bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan.

    Created and Printed while MARK BARBOUR was a student at Cal Poly and was the CURATOR and PRESS DIRECTOR of Cal Poly's student run Shakespeare Press Museum. After graduating from Cal Poly, Mark Barbour went on to become the Founding Curator and Executive Director of the International Print Museum in Carson, California, a position that he holds to this day.

    FINE PRINTING, printed by letterpress, handmade paper covers, stab-sewn binding, 6x9.5 inches oblong, 37 pages plus a Colophon Page at the rear. Pages printed on one side only.

    The Colophon Page reads: "Compiled, edited, designed, set by hand, printed and bound by Mark Barbour and Daniel Flanagan at the Shakespeare Press Museum in the Graphic Communications building, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. // The types are Centaur and Arrighi with Delphian Titling for display. The papers are mould made Johannot for the text and hand made Pombie Bleu for the covers // This edition consists of 275 numbered copies, of which numbers 1-10 are presentation copies. This is number 48".

    LAID IN is a handwritten letter by Mark Barbour on Shakespeare Press Museum letterhead dated 9/27/87. The letter is to a Mrs. Boyce and reads: "Dear Mrs. Boyce, / Thank you for your support of the Shakespeare Press Museum. Because of your California residency we are required to collect sales tax. Thank you. / Sincerely / M. Barbour, Curator".

    NEAR FINE condition, two very light spots to the top page edges (edges of the closed book), overall tight, bright, clean and clear. Lovely.

    This book, created while Barbour was a student at Cal Poly, with a letter from him as Curator of the Shakespeare Press Museum, is quite special.

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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 KEY TO SERENDIPITY Volumes I and II - How To Buy Books From Peter B. Howard and How To Find Books In Spite Of Peter B. Howard by Ian Jackson THE KEY TO SERENDIPITY Volumes I and II - How To Buy Books From Peter B. Howard and How To Find Books In Spite Of Peter B. Howard
    Ian Jackson

    THE KEY TO SERENDIPITY Volume One "How To Buy Books From Peter B. Howard" and Volume Two "How To Find Books In Spite Of Peter B. Howard".

    Text by IAN JACKSON, with the assistance of Arnold Aldus Jackson and Illustrations by Ann Arnold.

    Self Published, Berkeley, California, 200l and 2000 respectively. Volume One is a second edition.

    Softcovers, 7x8.5 inches, 30 and 89 pages respectively. Volume One is side stapled.

    Both volumes are in FINE condition, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    If you ever encountered the eccentric, curmudgeonly, and oftentimes kind hearted, Peter Howard in his Serendipity Books store located in Berkeley, California, then you will certainly appreciate these two volumes. They are satirical and spot on. Peter Howard…

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    THE KEY TO SERENDIPITY Volume One "How To Buy Books From Peter B. Howard" and Volume Two "How To Find Books In Spite Of Peter B. Howard".

    Text by IAN JACKSON, with the assistance of Arnold Aldus Jackson and Illustrations by Ann Arnold.

    Self Published, Berkeley, California, 200l and 2000 respectively. Volume One is a second edition.

    Softcovers, 7x8.5 inches, 30 and 89 pages respectively. Volume One is side stapled.

    Both volumes are in FINE condition, sharp, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    If you ever encountered the eccentric, curmudgeonly, and oftentimes kind hearted, Peter Howard in his Serendipity Books store located in Berkeley, California, then you will certainly appreciate these two volumes. They are satirical and spot on. Peter Howard died in 2011 and his store, Serendipity Books, closed not long after.

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  • THREE VOLUMES Catalog of Early ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS in the MAR'ASHI NAJAFI LIBRARY w/ 600+ PLATES / Fihrist-i nuskhahha-yi khatti-i Kitabkhanah-'i 'Umumi-i Hazrat-i Ayat Allah al-'Uzma Najafi Mar'ashi PERSIAN TEXT THREE VOLUMES Catalog of Early ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPTS in the MAR'ASHI NAJAFI LIBRARY w/ 600+ PLATES / Fihrist-i nuskhahha-yi khatti-i Kitabkhanah-'i 'Umumi-i Hazrat-i Ayat Allah al-'Uzma Najafi Mar'ashi PERSIAN TEXT

    Fihrist-i nuskhahha-yi khatti-i Kitabkhanah-'i 'Umumi-i Hazrat-i Ayat Allah al-'Uzma Najafi Mar'ashi.

    Catalog of the Persian and Arabic manuscripts in the library of Ayat Allah al-'Uzma al-Mar'ashi al-Najaf, with 600+ photographic plates of Persian and Arabic manuscripts.

    First THREE VOLUMES comprising Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Published in Qum, Iran.

    TEXT IN PERSIAN.

    Hardcovers, original bindings, cloth covered boards, 7x10 inches. Pagination: 444 pages plus 100 unnumbered pages of photographic plates; 484 pages plus 220 unnumbered pages of photographic plates; 430 pages plus 310 unnumbered pages of photographic plates.

    GOOD CONDITION: Ex the University of California Berkeley Library, with a UC Berkeley ink stamp (and a UC Berkeley Withdrawn stamp over it) on the front pastedowns, a label on the blank…

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    Fihrist-i nuskhahha-yi khatti-i Kitabkhanah-'i 'Umumi-i Hazrat-i Ayat Allah al-'Uzma Najafi Mar'ashi.

    Catalog of the Persian and Arabic manuscripts in the library of Ayat Allah al-'Uzma al-Mar'ashi al-Najaf, with 600+ photographic plates of Persian and Arabic manuscripts.

    First THREE VOLUMES comprising Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Published in Qum, Iran.

    TEXT IN PERSIAN.

    Hardcovers, original bindings, cloth covered boards, 7x10 inches. Pagination: 444 pages plus 100 unnumbered pages of photographic plates; 484 pages plus 220 unnumbered pages of photographic plates; 430 pages plus 310 unnumbered pages of photographic plates.

    GOOD CONDITION: Ex the University of California Berkeley Library, with a UC Berkeley ink stamp (and a UC Berkeley Withdrawn stamp over it) on the front pastedowns, a label on the blank verso of the title pages, some pencil marks, and remnants of a shelving label on the spines. Ex-lib aside, the gilt titling on the front covers is legible but the gilt titling on the spines has completely faded away, the covers have a couple bumped corners and a bit of edge wear, otherwise the covers are sturdy and doing their job well; internally, one page has a strip torn away from its front edge, not affecting text, there are some small closed tears, some mildly creased pages, and corner creases here and there, otherwise the inner pages and all the plates are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Solid, nice, presentable copies.

    A great resource for anyone interested in early Islamic manuscripts.

    About the MAR'ASHI NAJAFI LIBRARY (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library, in Qom, is the third largest library in Iran, after the Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi, and the Library of Parliament, as well as being the world's third largest Islamic library, with more than 250,000 books.

    The library began as the personal library of the founder, Ayatollah Marashi Najafi, a prominent Islamic scholar known for his dedication to religious scholarship and education throughout his life, who began collecting rare texts as a student, partly to keep them from being possessed by the British colonial authorities. Marashi Najafi died shortly after laying the foundation stone of a new library building in 1989. His will states: Bury me at the entrance of the library so that the feet of the researchers of Islamic sciences step beside my grave.

    The library was founded in 1963, with further expansion in 1974 and 1988. It is situated one hundred yards from the Fatima Masumeh Shrine in Qom, where Marashi Najafi was a cleric. The cost of the library was at first personally financed by its founder and his descendants; but, beginning in 1997, the library began to be funded as a governmental institution with its operation still overseen by Marashi Najafi's family but in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Ayatollah Khomeini once remarked that, "the library of Ayatollah Marashi Najafi is an unparalleled library and perhaps unrivaled in Iran".

    As of 2003, manuscripts, rare books, and lithographs amounted to 60,000 in number, with 65% in Arabic, and the rest in Persian, Turkish, Urdu, and other languages. Among these volumes are unique texts of many famous Islamic authors. The most ancient of these treasures show the history of the Qur'an from the late 2nd and 3rd centuries A.H.; including the oldest two component version of the Qur'an in Kufic script, of Ali bin Hilal, also known as Ibn Abolhasan Ali Ibn Hilal, as well as two volumes of interpretation; the Nahj al-Balagha of Sharif Razi; the Gospel in Latin; and copies of the Avesta.******

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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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  • WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The Collection of John Dunlap - Auction Catalog 2004 by William Randolph Hearst WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The Collection of John Dunlap - Auction Catalog 2004
    William Randolph Hearst

    WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST - The COLLECTION of JOHN F. DUNLAP. Auction Catalog for the auction that took place at the PBA GALLERIES, San Francisco, on March 25, 2004. Softcover Auction Catalog, 7x9.5", 79 pages. 137 lots related to William Randolph Hearst are catalogued and described, along with price range estimates. Lots 1-36: Autograph Material; Lots 37-83: Books, Photographs, Artwork and other Miscellaneous Items; Lots 84-137: Architectural Drawings & Blueprints. VERY GOOD condition, a small crease to the upper corner tip of the front cover, a couple bb-size indents to the front edge of the rear cover, otherwise looks and feels unused - tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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