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  • HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN w/108 PAPER SAMPLES First Edition Tokyo 1963 by IIS CRAFTS and Kamisuki Chohoki HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN w/108 PAPER SAMPLES First Edition Tokyo 1963
    IIS CRAFTS and Kamisuki Chohoki

    HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A book/catalog of handmade papers by a Tokyo, Japan paper making company. The catalog includes an abridged facsimile of Kamisuki Chohoki's early, illustrated, Japanese book on Paper-Making by Hand.

    Published by IIS CRAFTS, TOKYO, Japan, 1963. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, side-stitched, 128 pages including 108 pages with tipped-in paper samples, and 10 pages reprinting an abridgement of a Japanese illustrated classic about paper-making by hand.

    CONTAINS 108 JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER SPECIMENS, each 3.5x3.5 inches (8.75x8.75 cm) and tipped-in on its own page.

    Condition: Ex-Library, with a shelving label on the front cover, a library stamp on the title page that has a "DISCARD" overstamp, a small "Reference Stacks" stamp on the title page and last page,…

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    HANDMADE PAPERS OF JAPAN. A book/catalog of handmade papers by a Tokyo, Japan paper making company. The catalog includes an abridged facsimile of Kamisuki Chohoki's early, illustrated, Japanese book on Paper-Making by Hand.

    Published by IIS CRAFTS, TOKYO, Japan, 1963. First Edition.

    Hardcovers, side-stitched, 128 pages including 108 pages with tipped-in paper samples, and 10 pages reprinting an abridgement of a Japanese illustrated classic about paper-making by hand.

    CONTAINS 108 JAPANESE HANDMADE PAPER SPECIMENS, each 3.5x3.5 inches (8.75x8.75 cm) and tipped-in on its own page.

    Condition: Ex-Library, with a shelving label on the front cover, a library stamp on the title page that has a "DISCARD" overstamp, a small "Reference Stacks" stamp on the title page and last page, a "Not For Circulation" stamp on the rear pastedown, and a library stamp on the top page edges. Ex-Lib aside, a GOOD complete copy; there is a previous owner's name written in ink on the front cover, internally, other than the few library stamps on the first and last page, all the pages are clean and unmarked. All 108 paper samples are present and in great shape (the book probably spent its life safely untouched on the reference shelves!)

    A wonderful resource for that paper maker in your life and/or soul.

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  • JOE D'AMBROSIO Bibliography NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING Artists' Book Signed 1/75 by Joe D'Ambrosio JOE D'AMBROSIO Bibliography NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING Artists' Book Signed 1/75
    Joe D'Ambrosio

    JOE D'AMBROSIO - NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING, A RETROSPECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1969-1988.

    ARTIST'S BOOK by JOE D'AMBROSIO, Book Designer, Book Binder, Fine-Printer, Artist.

    Self-published and self-made artist's book. First edition and only edition, 1989. Limited to 75 numbered copies and 10 artist proofs. This is copy #41. SIGNED and NUMBERED by D'Ambrosio on the title-page.

    FINE and UNIQUE binding, the covers are marbled paper covered boards with a hinged leather spine and a burnished copper plate overlaid on the front; the dustjacket is gray denim cloth with marbled-paper trim; the endpapers are handmade marbled paper. An extraordinary binding.

    The book is 6x9 inches and has 129 pages plus the Colophon page.

    There are 60 mounted color photographs illustrating D'Ambrosio's fine…

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    JOE D'AMBROSIO - NINETEEN YEARS AND COUNTING, A RETROSPECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1969-1988.

    ARTIST'S BOOK by JOE D'AMBROSIO, Book Designer, Book Binder, Fine-Printer, Artist.

    Self-published and self-made artist's book. First edition and only edition, 1989. Limited to 75 numbered copies and 10 artist proofs. This is copy #41. SIGNED and NUMBERED by D'Ambrosio on the title-page.

    FINE and UNIQUE binding, the covers are marbled paper covered boards with a hinged leather spine and a burnished copper plate overlaid on the front; the dustjacket is gray denim cloth with marbled-paper trim; the endpapers are handmade marbled paper. An extraordinary binding.

    The book is 6x9 inches and has 129 pages plus the Colophon page.

    There are 60 mounted color photographs illustrating D'Ambrosio's fine printing works, books and broadsides, which he produced from 1969-1988.

    Condition: FINE book in NEAR FINE dustjacket that has light signs of edge and corner wear. A lovely copy.

    Joe d'Ambrosio, b.1934 d.2009, was a fine-printer and book artist who first began designing unusual printed items in Chicago in 1969.

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  • TYPOGRAPHEUM - Essays, Mainly Historical, on PRINTERS AND PRINTING Ltd Ed. 1/115 by R. T. Risk TYPOGRAPHEUM - Essays, Mainly Historical, on PRINTERS AND PRINTING Ltd Ed. 1/115
    R. T. Risk

    TYPOGRAPHEUM - Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of a Bookseller, Along With a Personal Narrative, by R. T. RISK.

    LIMITED EDITION of 115 copies Published and Printed by R. T. Risk at his Typographeum Bookshop, Francestown, New Hampshire, 1997.

    From the Publisher/Author: "Included here is an essay about what it may have been like to be a printer in the 15th Century. It describes how a printing shop was run and what problems had to be dealt with. Two more essays are about Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius, printers who worked at Venice during the same period. Then there is a chapter of an autobiography, about the author's first years in Francestown. And…

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    TYPOGRAPHEUM - Being Essays, Mainly Historical, on Printers and Printing, and Including a Remembrance of a Bookseller, Along With a Personal Narrative, by R. T. RISK.

    LIMITED EDITION of 115 copies Published and Printed by R. T. Risk at his Typographeum Bookshop, Francestown, New Hampshire, 1997.

    From the Publisher/Author: "Included here is an essay about what it may have been like to be a printer in the 15th Century. It describes how a printing shop was run and what problems had to be dealt with. Two more essays are about Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius, printers who worked at Venice during the same period. Then there is a chapter of an autobiography, about the author's first years in Francestown. And finally there is a reminiscence of David Low, a bookseller and friend."

    Includes essays on printing in the 15th century, including notes on the Venetian printers Nicolaus Jenson and Aldus Manutius. The book also includes autobiographical sections on the author/printer R.T. Rusk, his colleagues, and his shop in Francestown, New Hampshire.

    Hardcovers, no dustjacket as issued, 6.5x9.5 inches, 43 pages.

    FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers 50++ FINE-PRINTING BROADSIDES, FOLIOS, BOOKLETS & Miscellaneous by Various Sacramento Area Small Press Printers

    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely…

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    ARCHIVE of 50+ Small-Press, Fine-Printing Broadsides, Folios, Booklets, etc. All were printed by various Sacramento region small-press printers as keepsakes for the Sacramento Book Collectors Club. They are from the 1980s and 1990s.

    Includes 22 single sheet broadsides, 20 single-fold printings, 8 booklets, plus a scattering of bookmarks, some unusual book art type keepsakes, and other items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Printers include: Tall Tree Press, Mt. Tam Press, Haunted C&P Press, El Pavo Press, Sylvan Oaks Press, Vince Lozito, Ounce Press, Har-Ma Press, Fractured Press, Press Off Winding Way, Tamalpais Press, Mockingbird Press, Stalwart Sloth Press, John Ohlson, Fred Gunsky, and a few that were probably missed.

    The items are all in VERY GOOD to FINE condition. A lovely group of small-press limited printings. Perfect for the lover of printing in your life or soul.

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  • SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO + CLUB HISTORIES + More

    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor…

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    A PORTFOLIO w/ 14 Folios by 14 Small-Press Printers.

    CLUB HISTORIES.

    INCORPORATION & BY-LAWS.

    (1) A PORTFOLIO for THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB. Printed for THE SACRAMENTO BOOK COLLECTORS CLUB, 1989. LIMITED EDITION of only 125 COPIES.

    Hardcover portfolio case holding 14 loose single-fold FOLIOS printed by 14 SMALL-PRESS PRINTERS from the Sacramento region. The folios describe libraries in the Sacramento, Yolo and San Joaquin counties.

    "Each of the folios in this set recognizes a library in the region, describing the library and telling some of its history, and features one or two interesting books from its collections. Each folio was designed and printed by a club member who uses letterpress methods and is the proprietor of, or has access to, a private press."

    (2) IN THE BEGINNING - The Early Years of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club, by Allan R. Otley. Wrappers, sewn bound, 14 pages. Printed by the Amaranth Press in an edition of 400 copies as a keepsake for the S.B.C.C.,1979. FINE condition.

    (3) THE FIRST HALF CENTURY - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1939-1989; with a bibliography of the club's publications. Softcovers, 68 pages. Printed in an edition of 250 copies for the S.B.C.C., 1989. Fine Condition.

    (4) THE SIXTH DECADE - The Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1989-1999, by Vincent J. Lozito. Booklet, 15 pages. Printed by the Haunted C & P Press, 2000. FINE condition.

    (5) Sacramento Book Collectors Club Constitution, By-Laws & Articles of Incorporation, with a list of publications. Booklet, 1968; and another for 1977. Both are in FINE condition.

    PLUS an assortment of other small-press items related to the S.B.C.C.

    Everything is in VERY GOOD to FINE condition.

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  • MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200 by Peter B. Howard MARTIN STONE - Great BOOK SCOUT (and Rock Guitarist) by PETER HOWARD **SIGNED** 1/200
    Peter B. Howard

    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the…

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    MARTIN STONE, BOOKSCOUT, by PETER B. HOWARD.

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED in pencil by PETER HOWARD on the title page: "for David and Beth / Peter Howard".

    Published by SERENDIPITY BOOKS, Berkeley, 2000. Limited to 200 copies, so stated on the copyright page.

    An essay by the late, renowned bookseller Peter Howard, about his friend, Martin Stone, a rock guitarist and an incredible antiquarian book scout.

    Booklet, softcovers, sewn binding, 7.5x10 inches, 15 pages.

    NEAR FINE Condition: just lightly handled, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    Peter Howard, who owned Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California, and was at one time the President of the ABAA, died in 2010. Peter, wherever you are I want you to know that the Roast Suckling Pig you brought out every two years at the time of the San Francisco ABAA Book Fair was Yummy!

    About MARTIN STONE (from Wikipedia):

    ******Martin Stone (11 December 1946, Woking, Surrey - 9 November 2016, Versailles, France) was an English guitarist and rare book dealer. He was a resident of Fingest in Buckinghamshire and, later, of Paris.

    Educated at Whitgift School, Stone initially wanted to be a journalist and began as a cub reporter on The Croydon Advertiser, interviewing Jimmy Page when he was still a session musician. Stone's passion for the guitar led him to become a musician. His guitar talent was such that he was considered a possible replacement for Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones. Martin Stone played in many groups, including Junior's Blues Band, Stone's Masonry, Almost Presley, The Action, Savoy Brown Blues Band, Mighty Baby, Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers, Southern Comfort, The Pink Fairies, and The 101'ers. His last album, which he called his legacy album is LIVE FROM THE TERMINAL CAFE with Michael Moorcock and the Deep Fix (Cleopatra Records, Autumn 2019).

    Subsequent to his musical efforts Stone achieved international notoriety as a bookscout. He is a major player in John Baxter's memoir A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict. He is the subject of a limited edition book Martin Stone, Bookscout by the California rare bookseller Peter Howard of Serendipity Books. He appeared in the television documentary Without Walls: The Cardinal And The Corpse (Iain Sinclair / Chris Petit 1992). He is also known to be the basis for the character Nicholas Lane in Sinclair's novel White Chappell, Scarlett Tracings (1987).

    Stone was married in 1980 to Ruth Bullock and their daughter is the actress Sophie Leigh Stone.******

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  • EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY & PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS from EXTINCT TYPE FOUNDRIES & PRESSES Fully Illustrated

    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages…

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    EIGHT TYPOGRAPHY and PRINTING SPECIMEN BOOK CATALOGS:

    * BARNHARTS STOCK CUT CATALOGUE. Published by BARNHART TYPE FOUNDRY, New York, c.1909. Softcovers, 9x12 inches, 199 [7] pages. Profusely ILLUSTRATED with over 2,300 antique ELECTROTYPE CUTS from the mid 19th century to Art Nouveau. GOOD MINUS condition, toning and some creasing to the covers, shorelining / light staining to the upper front corner area of the inner pages, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    * PREFERRED TYPE FACES. Published by BARNHART BROTHERS & SPINDLER, Chicago, c.1915. Hardcovers, 9x12 inches oblong, 172 pages. Fully ILLUSTRATED with type fonts, decorations, image cuts, etc. GOOD condition, light spotting to the spine and rear cover, some wear to the cover corner tips and edges, inner pages have a smudge here and there, and a piece of a label is still stuck to the front free-endpaper, overall the pages are bright and clean. A nice copy.

    * CASLON BOLD - BODY AND JOB TYPE. CASLON FONT SPECIMENS CATALOG. Caslon was a new font introduced in 1905. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, 1906. Softcovers, string bound, 8x12 inches oblong, 30 pages plus some mini pages tipped-in. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, a vertical crease where the catalog was once folded, and some creases here and there, still solid, clean and complete.

    * KEYSTONE SPECIMEN BOOK OF DISPLAY FACES. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, c.1915. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches,182 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. GOOD condition, the spine covering is peeling, the front and rear covers have some soiling, the inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * BORDERS - KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY SPECIMEN CATALOG. Published by KEYSTONE TYPE FOUNDRY, undated. Wrappers, inner pages staple bound, 9x12 inches, 42 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers have separated from the text block, are tape reinforced at the spine, and have creases and chips; internally the pages are toned and have a slight crease at the upper corner, otherwise they remain bright, clean and clear. Nice text block in worn and disbound wrappers.

    * BRASS RULES SPECIMEN CATALOG. "HANSEN'S BRASS RULES: Graytone Rules, High Art Rules, Halftone Rules, Labor-Saving Rules, Head Rules, Column Rules, Odd Designs, Circles, Ovals, Diamonds, Dashes, Braces, Brass Corners, etc. Greatest Variety and Most Exclusive Designs Ever Produced." Published by H. C. HANSEN TYPE FOUNDRY, Boston, c.1916. Wrappers, 9x12 inches, 80 pages. ILLUSTRATED. GOOD condition, somewhat shaky binding, light toning, inner pages are bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    * ELECTROTYPE STOCK CUTS CATALOG. Published by CALIFORNIA ELECTROTYPE & STEREOTYPE CO., Los Angeles, c.1934. Wrappers, side stapled, 9x12 inches, 100 pages. ILLUSTRATED throughout. FAIR condition, the wrappers are well worn with chips, creases and tears, and have clear tape reinforcement / repair to the spine fold and edges; internally the pages are toned at the margins and have corner creases; nonetheless a complete catalog with pages and images that are bright and clear. A worn but complete copy.

    * PROCESS PRINTING SAMPLE SHEETS / MACHINE TYPE FACES, RULES, BORDERS / HOW TO BUY PRINTING PROFITABLY. Three Works Bound In One. Published by PACE PRESS, and the Employing Printers Association, New York, 1927. FINELY BOUND for "S. R. Stratton", whose name is imprinted at the bottom of the front cover. Faux leather covers, intricate blind embossing and a gilt image on the front cover, gilt page edges, vinyl endpapers embossed with floral designs, 9x12 inches. First two works are SPECIMEN CATALOGS, unpaginated, fully ILLUSTRATED. The third work has 134 pages of text. VERY GOOD condition, some scrapes and rubs to the covers, pages show light signs of handling and use, overall tight, bright and clean. A nice copy.

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  • 1876 BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ORIGINAL QUARTOS AND FOLIOS of SHAKESPEARE First Edition #6 of 250 by Justin Winsor 1876 BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ORIGINAL QUARTOS AND FOLIOS of SHAKESPEARE First Edition #6 of 250
    Justin Winsor

    A BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ORIGINAL QUARTOS and FOLIOS of SHAKESPEARE - with PARTICULAR REFERENCE to COPIES in AMERICA. By Justin Winsor, Superintendent of the Boston Public Library. ILLUSTRATED with 68 HELIOTYPE PLATES.

    BOSTON: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. First Edition. LIMITED to TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES - OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 6, so stated on the copyright / limitation page.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards 10x14 inches, 109 pages of text and 68 heliotype plates depicting original Quartos and Folios of Shakespeare.

    GOOD Condition: The spine title label is worn off and the covers have some rubs, scrapes and scratches, otherwise the covers are solid and doing their job well; internally, the endpapers and a few pages…

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    A BIBLIOGRAPHY of the ORIGINAL QUARTOS and FOLIOS of SHAKESPEARE - with PARTICULAR REFERENCE to COPIES in AMERICA. By Justin Winsor, Superintendent of the Boston Public Library. ILLUSTRATED with 68 HELIOTYPE PLATES.

    BOSTON: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. First Edition. LIMITED to TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES - OF WHICH THIS IS NO. 6, so stated on the copyright / limitation page.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards 10x14 inches, 109 pages of text and 68 heliotype plates depicting original Quartos and Folios of Shakespeare.

    GOOD Condition: The spine title label is worn off and the covers have some rubs, scrapes and scratches, otherwise the covers are solid and doing their job well; internally, the endpapers and a few pages have a scattering of foxing, the plates are lightly toned as normal, overall the pages and plates are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid, nice, presentable copy.

    This scholarly and well illustrated bibliography is becoming increasingly hard-to-find.

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  • THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996 by Colin Franklin THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin SIGNED & INSCRIBED Bridwell Library SMU 1996
    Colin Franklin

    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946.…

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    THE ASHENDENE PRESS, by Colin Franklin.

    Published by the Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1986. First Edition, limited to 750 copies as stated on the Colophon page (the last page).

    SIGNED and INSCRIBED by COLIN FRANKLIN on the half title page: "For Alan / in a delightful visit to Sea Ranch & the presence of his marvelous book treasury / from Colin / February 1991".

    Hardcovers, half cloth, patterned paper boards, paper spine label. 8x11.5 inches (20x29 cm), xiv, 256 pages. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor.

    NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and clear. A lovely copy.

    About THE ASHENDENE PRESS (from Wikipedia):

    ******The Ashendene Press was a small private press founded by St John Hornby, b.1867 d.1946. It operated from 1895 to 1915 in Chelsea, London and was revived after the war in 1920. The press closed in 1935. Its peers included the Kelmscott Press and the Doves Press. These three presses were part of a "revival of fine printing" that focused on treating bookmaking as fine art. The Ashendene Press was famous for producing high quality works by Dante. Ashendene books were carefully printed with large margins, and despite their lack of extravagant decoration, they were considered spectacular works of art. Two original typefaces were created for the Ashendene Press: Subiaco and Ptolemy. The Press was also known for handwritten, colored initials by Graily Hewitt. The Press' main customers were fine book collectors.******

    About COLIN FRANKLIN (from Wikipedia):

    ******Colin Ellis Franklin, FSA, b.1923 d.2020, was an English writer, bibliographer, book-collector and antiquarian bookseller. He was born in Notting Hill, London. He worked for some years in publishing, at Routledge in London, before moving into antiquarian bookselling. He specialized in the study of private presses and the book arts, but also wrote on Shakespeare, Japanese books and prints, Lord Chesterfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and on printing techniques and media. He was Honorary President of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, Patron to the Oundle School Society of Bibliophiles, and President of the Private Libraries Association and the Double Crown Club.******

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  • PRINTING INK CATALOG for SOUTH AMERICA & MEXICO PUBLISHERS with 100 PRINTED SAMPLES 1920 PRINTING INK CATALOG for SOUTH AMERICA & MEXICO PUBLISHERS with 100 PRINTED SAMPLES 1920

    TINTAS DE IMPRENTA - NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE CO., NUEVA YORK - E-U-A. SUCURSALES en AMÉRICA del SUD, MÉXICO Y LAS ANTILLES.

    SAMPLE TRADE CATALOG of PRINTING INKS Manufactured by GEORGE H. MORRILL CO. and Distributed to Spanish speaking countries in the Western Hemisphere by the NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE CO. through its Branches in SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO and THE ANTILLES.

    Contains 100 PRINTED SAMPLE PAGES with GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS using various INKS, each sample printed on its own leaf.

    Published jointly by the Ink Manufacturer GEORGE MORRILL COMPANY, Norwood, Massachusetts; and the Distributor NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE COMPANY, New York; undated but likely c.1920.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, printed titles and design on the front cover and devices of George…

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    TINTAS DE IMPRENTA - NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE CO., NUEVA YORK - E-U-A. SUCURSALES en AMÉRICA del SUD, MÉXICO Y LAS ANTILLES.

    SAMPLE TRADE CATALOG of PRINTING INKS Manufactured by GEORGE H. MORRILL CO. and Distributed to Spanish speaking countries in the Western Hemisphere by the NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE CO. through its Branches in SOUTH AMERICA, MEXICO and THE ANTILLES.

    Contains 100 PRINTED SAMPLE PAGES with GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONS using various INKS, each sample printed on its own leaf.

    Published jointly by the Ink Manufacturer GEORGE MORRILL COMPANY, Norwood, Massachusetts; and the Distributor NATIONAL PAPER & TYPE COMPANY, New York; undated but likely c.1920.

    Hardcovers, cloth covered boards, printed titles and design on the front cover and devices of George H. Morrill Company and National Paper & Type Company on the rear cover, printed endpapers, 5.5x9.5 inches, 112 pages of which 100 are sample pages printed using various inks of George Morrill Co.

    TEXT ENTIRELY IN SPANISH, including the captions of the sample pages, the introduction, etc.

    There is a stamp on the front free endpaper that states: "Cataloga de Tintas de Imprenta, Numero 868", indicating this is copy #868 of an unstated limited edition.

    GOOD Condition: The covers are worn through at the corner tips, rubbed at the edges, have some soiling, a few small stains, and the cloth hinge of the front cover has completely split but is holding. Internally, the front and rear inner hinges are split but holding, the endpapers have a couple spots, there are a few spots to the bottom of the first few plates, otherwise the inner pages and all the plates are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    A wonderful look at printing inks used by publishers in South America, Mexico and the Caribbean in the early 1900s. Though English language Morrill printing ink catalogs are not difficult to find, Morrill Spanish catalogs aimed at South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean are quite scarce.

    About GEORGE H. MORRILL COMPANY (from the Norwood Historical Society):

    ******George H. Morrill Company made ink for the printing industry. Founded in 1845 in Massachusetts by Samuel Morrill who invented and produced a superior ink compared to what had been on the market. The company grew rapidly, new products were added, and sales expanded. By the early 1900s they had offices in New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Chicago. Their product line had grown as well. They started out making just black ink, around 1874 they began to make colored ink. By 1890, the company had enlarged its Norwood facilities to fourteen buildings. By 1910 it was said they were the largest producer of printing ink in the United States.******

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  • 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES - BOOKSELLER'S CATALOG 1987 by Anne and David Bromer 35 MINIATURE BOOKS IN DESIGNER BINDINGS Illustrated with 35 PHOTOGRAPHIC COLOR PLATES - BOOKSELLER'S 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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  • A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962 by James Lamar Weygand A COLLECTION OF PRIVATE PRESS PRESSMARKS VOLUMES I, II & III Limited First Editions 1956-1962
    James Lamar Weygand

    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three…

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    A COLLECTION OF PRESSMARKS: Gathered From America's Private Presses and From Others Not So Private.

    COMPLETE SET OF ALL THREE VOLUMES. Hardcover Books, bound in gold, burgundy and blue cloth covered boards, 5x8 inches, 94, 102 and 100 pages respectively. Volume Three also has an Index to the Pressmarks in all Three Volumes. Each volume is fully ILLUSTRATED with PRESSMARKS from many American Private Presses. There are also two pieces of related ephemera laid-in.

    Compiled, Written and Published by James Lamar Weygand aka "The Private Press of the Indiana Kid", Nappanee, Indiana, 1956, 1959 & 1962. First Editions, Limited to 165, 250 and 250 copies. James Lamar Weygand was a noted Indiana private press printer and publisher.

    All three volumes are in NEAR FINE condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. Lovely copies.

    For some reason Volume One (1956) shows up from time to time, but Volumes Two (1959) and Three (1962) rarely appear.

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  • EIGHT VOLUMES on TYPOGRAPHY, PRINTING TYPES, FONTS, ORNAMENTAL LETTERING, &c. Vatican Press, Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge, Claude Lamesle, etc. EIGHT VOLUMES on TYPOGRAPHY, PRINTING TYPES, FONTS, ORNAMENTAL LETTERING, &c. Vatican Press, Fonderie du Sieur Delacolonge, Claude Lamesle, etc.

    (1) THE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE VATICAN PRESS 1628. A Facsimile. AMSTERDAM: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1967. Hardcovers, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: 40 pages (title page, contents, introduction); 5 leaves (tables); 8-74 pages (the Facsimile). The title page of the facsimile is printed in red and black. GOOD MINUS condition: the covers are toned at the spine and edges, there is a light bump at the top of the spine and the front hinge is split at the top 1 inch; internally, the glue is old and cracking which means pages or signatures could come loose if opened wide (this is the case with every copy of this book I have seen - the binder used poor glue) but all the…

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    (1) THE TYPE SPECIMEN OF THE VATICAN PRESS 1628. A Facsimile. AMSTERDAM: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1967. Hardcovers, 5x7.5 inches. Pagination: 40 pages (title page, contents, introduction); 5 leaves (tables); 8-74 pages (the Facsimile). The title page of the facsimile is printed in red and black. GOOD MINUS condition: the covers are toned at the spine and edges, there is a light bump at the top of the spine and the front hinge is split at the top 1 inch; internally, the glue is old and cracking which means pages or signatures could come loose if opened wide (this is the case with every copy of this book I have seen - the binder used poor glue) but all the pages are currently holding, otherwise the pages are sharp, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    (2) TYPE SPECIMEN OF DELACOLONGE / LES CARACTÈRES ET LES VIGNETTES DE LA FONDERIE DU SIEUR DELACOLONGE [Lyons 1773]. Facsimile with Introduction and Notes by Harry Carter. Amsterdam (Van Gendt & Co.), London and New York,1969. Hardcovers, 4.75x7.25 inches. Pagination: 82 plus the 120 Facsimile (facsimile pages printed on rectos only). GOOD MINUS condition: there is wear and a bit of splitting at the top and bottom spine folds, the inner pages are lightly toned and, like the above copy, poor glue was used in binding this book and the binding is crackling when when opened somewhat wide), otherwise the book is complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

    (3) THE TYPE SPECIMENS OF CLAUDE LAMESLE, a Facsimile of the First Edition printed at Paris in 1742. With an Introduction by A.F. Johnson. [AMSTERDAM]: Menno Hertzberger & Co., 1965. Hardcovers, 5.5x8.5 inches. Pagination: 11 pages + the Facsimile (approx 120 pages?) A facsimile of the original title page and a plate at the end are printed in red and black. GOOD condition: The covers are toned at the spine and edges, the spine ends are bumped, internally tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    (4) XIXth CENTURY ORNAMENTED TYPES AND TITLE PAGES, by Nicolette Gray. LONDON: Faber and Faber, 1938. First edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5x8.75, red top page edges, 213 pages. VERY GOOD book, some pushing at the top of the spine, light sunning to the edges, offsetting to the endpapers, otherwise tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS price-clipped dustjacket that is toned and has edge and spine-end wear.

    (5) SCHRIFTPROBEN : ORIENTALISCHER TYPEN Wie Auch PHONETISCHE AKZENTE (WRITING SAMPLES : ORIENTAL TYPES as well as PHONETIC ACCENTS), Gluckstadt [Germany]: J.J. Augustin, 1933. Originally published in Hamburg in 1632. Text in German. Hardcovers, 5x8 inches, 104 pages. There is a pocket in the rear holding an 8 page booklet with additional fonts, it is printed in blue and black. GOOD condition, slight wear to the cover spine ends and corner tips, pages are age toned, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear.

    (6) SPECIMEN OF MODERN PRINTING TYPES, Edmund Fry. A facsimile. London: Printing Historical Society, 1986. Hardcovers, 6.5x10 inches. Pagination: 18 + the Facsimile (approx. 120 pages?) VERY GOOD condition.

    (7) ANECDOTES TYPOGRAPHIQUES, by Nicolas Contat dit Le Brun; together with LA MISERE DE APPRENTIS IMPRIMEURS, by DUFRESNE. Reprints of works originally published in 1762 and 1710, this volume published by the Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1980. Hardcovers, 6x9.5 inches, 163 pages. The Introduction is in English, the reprints of the French works are in their original French. VERY GOOD condition.

    (8) FREGI & MAJUSCOLE INCISE E FUSE DA GIAMBATTISTA. Small, paperbound facsimile of the book originally published in Parma in 1771. This facsimile published by the Harvard College Library from its Bentinck Smith Typographical Collection. Softcovers, small format, 4.5x7.75 inches. Pagination: XII, 58, plus 3 pages of notes at the rear. VERY GOOD condition.

    This 8 volume lot will require additional shipping costs.

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  • THE CRANACH PRESS of COUNT HARRY KESSLER - BOOKS AS WORKS OF ART / DAS BUCH ALS KUNSTWERK - DIE CRANACH PRESSE of GRAFEN HARRY KESSLER by John Dieter Brinks THE CRANACH PRESS of COUNT HARRY KESSLER - BOOKS AS WORKS OF ART / DAS BUCH ALS KUNSTWERK - DIE CRANACH PRESSE of GRAFEN HARRY KESSLER
    John Dieter Brinks

    DAS BUCH ALS KUNSTWERK - DIE CRANACH PRESSE of GRAFEN HARRY KESSLER. Herausgegeben von John Dieter Brinks.

    (THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART - THE CRANACH PRESS of COUNT HARRY KESSLER. Edited by John Dieter Brinks.)

    Published by Triton Verlag, Laubach and Berlin, and Williams College, Williamstown, MMV (2005). Second Edition (Zweite Ausgabe). TEXT in GERMAN. (This is the German edition, there is also an edition in English.)

    Hardcover Book, red cloth covered boards lettered in gilt, 9.5x12 inches (24x30 cm),.453 pages; in a black paper covered card slipcase.

    ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS of Many of the Books Published by the Cranach Press.

    Condition: FINE BOOK, sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a GOOD…

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    DAS BUCH ALS KUNSTWERK - DIE CRANACH PRESSE of GRAFEN HARRY KESSLER. Herausgegeben von John Dieter Brinks.

    (THE BOOK AS A WORK OF ART - THE CRANACH PRESS of COUNT HARRY KESSLER. Edited by John Dieter Brinks.)

    Published by Triton Verlag, Laubach and Berlin, and Williams College, Williamstown, MMV (2005). Second Edition (Zweite Ausgabe). TEXT in GERMAN. (This is the German edition, there is also an edition in English.)

    Hardcover Book, red cloth covered boards lettered in gilt, 9.5x12 inches (24x30 cm),.453 pages; in a black paper covered card slipcase.

    ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with GORGEOUS FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS of Many of the Books Published by the Cranach Press.

    Condition: FINE BOOK, sharp cornered, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a GOOD slipcase which has shelf rubs and is scuffed at the spine, but is solid and doing its job well. Brilliant illustrations.

    A beautiful book filled with beautiful books.

    About the CRANACH PRESS (from various Internet sources):

    ******The Cranach Press was founded by Count Harry Graf Kessler (1868-1937) with the undertaking to print the finest possible editions of the world's greatest literature in new and important German translations. Kessler employed print-men and illustrators of outstanding ability and produced some of the world's most beautiful books.

    In 1913 Kessler commissioned Edward Gordon Craig, an English theatrical designer and theoretician, to make woodcut illustrations for a sumptuous edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet for the Cranach Press. A German translation by Gerhart Hauptmann, with illustrations by Craig, was finally published in Weimar in 1928. The English version, edited by J. Dover Wilson, came out in 1930. This book, printed on fine paper, using different type-faces, with marginal notes with source quotations, and featuring Craig's woodcuts, is regarded by many as one of the finest examples of the printer's art to have been published in the 20th century.******

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE / ARMORIAL BOOK STAMPS OF THE BIBLIOPHILE Two Volumes Bound in One ILLUSTRATED with HERALDRY COATS-OF-ARMS BOOK STAMPS Paris 1870-1873 by Joannis Guigard ARMORIAL DU BIBLIOPHILE / ARMORIAL BOOK STAMPS OF THE BIBLIOPHILE Two Volumes Bound in One ILLUSTRATED with HERALDRY COATS-OF-ARMS BOOK STAMPS 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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