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Composing Sticks and Mortar Boards, Miers, Earl Schenck
Composing Sticks and Mortar Boards
Miers, Earl Schenck
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A Complete Catalogue of the Books of Houghton Mifflin Co. 1864-1929, Anonymous
A Complete Catalogue of the Books of Houghton Mifflin Co. 1864-1929
Anonymous
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1 Donald S. Klopfer: An Appreciation
Random House /Rae Publishing 1996 1st Edition Hardcover As New Book 
Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering. Issued without dust wrapper.; 2000 copies printed. Short statements about the co-publisher of Random House by his co-workers, other publishers and authors. Issued at the 10 year anniversary of his death. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Unpaginated. 
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2 Keepsake. Adrian Wilson July 1, 1923-February 3, 1988.
San Francisco The Press in Tuscany Alley Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original light blue wrapper with white paper label with blue and black lettering on front cover. 6 1/2 X 9 inches. 16 pages. Adrian Wilson (1923-1988) was an American book designer and author of the classic 1967 work entitled "The Design of Books." This keepsake is a record of the gathering of Wilson's friends at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on February 13, 1988. This keepsake has a Prologue from Joyce Lancaster Wilson with Melissa & Craig Marshall, and copies of speeches from Dr. James D. Hart, Director of The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley and Ward Ritchie and Sandy Kirshenbaum, publisher of Fine Print. Also in this copy is a poem that his wife Joyce wrote to Adrian in 1973. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is good. 
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3 Ladies in My Library. Books and Letters From the Collection of Norman H. Strouse.
Logan Square The Free Library of Philadelphia 1968 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Original blue wrapper. 5 1/2 X 8 1/2. 27 pages. Taken from the colophon "One of 100 copies specially printed for the members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco." This copy is a catalog of an exhibition held at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Copy is very clean and complete. 
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4 Letter Written in London on April 7, 1931 from Bruce Rogers to Will Bradley, With An Explanatory Note by Carey S. Bliss
Richard Hoffman 1980 No Binding Very Good Book 
Original white wrapper with black lettering and a black design surrounding text on the front cover. 1 sheet folded measuring 9 3/4 X 13 1/2. From the colophon, "Printed on Urabec-Hoffman all-rag hand made paper by Richard Hoffman for the members of the Columbian 415 Chappel, September, 1980." An Editorial Note from Carey S. Bliss is on the back page. Rogers (1870-1957) was an American typographer and type designer. Bradley (1868-1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist, nicknamed "Dean of American Designers." Copy is very clean. 
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5 Pamphlets On Religion And Democracy. 16th To 19th Centuries
San Francisco, California. Sutro Library Project 1940 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original tan wrapper with black lettering on front cover. Blue cloth tape on spine. 6 1/4 X 8 1/2 inches. 378 pages. Contents in this issue, "Prefatory Remarks" by A. Yedidia, Remarks by Rudolph I. Coffee, Remarks by Dr. Edgar Allan Lowther, Introduction by Paul Radin, E. M. Hulme, Prefatory Note to Erasmus, "The Immense Mercy OF God" by Desiderius Erasmus, Introduction to Robinson, "Liberty OF Conscience" by Henry Robinson, Introduction to Walwyn, "Toleration Justified" by William Walwyn, Introduction to Philodemius, "The End Of Civil Power" by Euctactus Philodemius, Introduction to Penn, "A Persuasive to moderation" by William Penn, Introduction to Zenger, "Trial of John Peter ZengerThomas, "A Discourse" by Thomas Dunn, "Memoir Of The Jews" by Apsley Pollatt. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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6 Some Presses You Will Be Glad To Know About
New York University Book, Incorp. 1937 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original blue wrapper with black lettering on front cover with designs of logos. 5 X 8 inches. 61 pages. Copy tells the history of the following press, The University of California Press, Dartmouth College Publications, Duke University Press, The Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, The Louisiana State University Press, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The University of Michigan Press, The University of Minnesota Press, The New York Public Library (Astor, Lenox & Tilden Foundations), The University of Oklahoma Press, Stanford University Press and University Books, Incorporated. Slight sun fading along the edges of copy. Previous owner wrote their name in pencil on the inside front cover. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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7 The Smallest Bible in the World (cover title)
Dayton, Ohio The National Cash Register Company Soft cover Very Good Book 
No date, but published in 1966, Original sewn white wrappers, with lgiht soiling The Bible is contained on a single "photochromatic micro-image" slide contained in a holder after two pages of explanatory text. The technique was invented by NCR. The Bible contains both Old and New Testament and all 1245 pages. The slide is in fine condition. 2 1/2 x 3 1/16 inches. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Typographia Johnsoniana. A Leaf Book
Orinda, California The Golden Key 1998 Soft cover Fine Book 
Original white wrapper with blue lettering on front cover. 5 1/4 X 7 inches. 11 pages. Taken from the colophon: "This Keepsake has been hand set in Janson, with Scotch & Garamond as display faces. It was printed on the one-hundred and nine year old Gally Universal by Don & Kathi Fleming for the joint meeting of Roxburghe & Zamorano in the City of the Angels October 10-11 1998. The keepsake is presented by Harry Goff, David Myrick, Vincent Lozito, Duncan Olmsted, Michael Harrison, Harold Wollenberg Katheryn & Donald Flemming." Copy has 5 black and white illustrations of presses with information regarding each. Printed on heavy paper. Copy comes in a white 6 X 9 envelope. Pages are very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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9 (Foster, Joseph Arnold) Examples of Printing Designed By Students at the Scripps College Press 1946-1971
Privately Printed 1985 First Edition No Binding Collectible-As New Book 
Publisher's brick colored cloth with gilt lettering. 7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches. Consists of: Preface by Foster, who was head of the fine printing department in those years; List of students; Broadsides; Greeting Cards; Bookplates; Book Pages. 200 copies printed by Patrick Reagh and bound by Bela Blau. 119 pages, plus colophon 
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10 Abe, Dorothy William Addison Dwiggins: A Talk Delivered to the Bookguilders of Boston April MCMLXXIII
The Boston Public Library 1974 First Edition Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
Wrappers. Frontispiece portrait of Dwiggins. 24 pages. 
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11 Adams Jr., Frederick B The Uses of Provenance
Berkeley, California School of Librarianship, University of California 1969 Soft cover Collectible-Fine Book 
26 pages; orange paper wrapper (6 1/4 x 9 5/8 inch). The use of 'provenance' as it relates to books. Fine clean copy. 
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12 Adams, Frederick B., Jr., Compiler Twelfth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1962
Privately Printed. 1963. New York. 1963 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Cloth. 550 copies printed by the Spiral Press. Illustrations. The acquisitions described in the pages of this book are the richest harvest gathered by the Library in any year since the Fellows began their generous assistance in 1949. The book is div ided into sections: Mediaeval Manuscripts; Early Printed Books; Bindings; Autograph Letters and Manuscripts; Drawings and Prints; etc. 
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13 Adams, Oscar Fay A Brief Handbook of American Authors.
Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1884 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
x, 188 pages plus ads, brown cloth, gilt spine title, 7 x 4.5". Nice copy with light rubbing to spine ends. BAL 55. Brief biographical dictionary. Sample entry: "Harris, Joel Chandler. 1848 Ga. ----. Author Uncle Remus: his Songs and his Sayings, and Nights with Uncle Remus; unique works and valuable additions to the literature of folk lore. Pub. Apl." The author's second book. 
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14 Aiton, Arthur Scott A Christmas Prayer.
Black Mack, the Handpress 1962 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Issued as a Christmas gift in limited number. [14] pages; paper wrapper (3 3/8 x 5 1/8 inch) with title on the cover, sewn. Reprinted from Aiton's 'Antonio de Mendoza' (1927), on pages 106 to 109. Edited by T.W. McDonald with brief introduction and added notes. Scarce copy in very good condition. 
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15 Alta California Bookstore Californiana: Broadsides, Maps, Pamphlets, &c.
Berkeley, California Alta California Bookstore Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Catalogue 1. "First issued catalogue by John Swingle" from his Alta California Bookstore. circa the late 1960s. This copy was sent ot Harold C. Holmes of the Holmes Book Co., Oakland, California. 46 pages; illustrations; yellow paper wrapper, stapled (8 1/2 x 11 inch). Lists some 307 items and lots showing even then his thorough research and annotation of every item. Unusual item from one of the most gifted catalogers of Californiana. Clean copy. 
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16 Aly, Lucile F. John G. Neihardt.
Boise, Idaho Boise State University 1976 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
48 pages, pictorial cover, 8 x 5.5". (Western Writers Series no. 25). Nice copy. Includes a bibliography of his books and articles. 
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17 Anderton, Basil Fragrance Among Old Volumes; Essays and Idylls of a Book Lover
Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd. 1910. London. 1910 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Cloth. Illustrations. Untrimmed pages. Some discoloration to end papers. The author writes about: Magliabecchi -- The Great Florentine Bookman; Concordio -- The Story of a Poor Music Master; Concerning the Book-Plates of Thomas Bewick; The Old Bookm an's Retreat; etc. 
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18 Andrews, Thomas F. Errant Scribblers or Accurate Scrkibes?
Los Angeles, California Richard J. Hoffman 1988 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Publisher's stiff green wrappers, printed in black. The author's thoughtful essay on the usefulness and accuracy of emigrant guide books of the 1840's and '50's for California and Oregon settlers. Limited to 250 copies, printed by Richard J. Hoffman for members of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs. 5 x 8 inches. 15 pages, plus colophon. 
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19 Angelo, Valenti Valenti Angelo. Author, Illustrator, Printer
San Francisco The Book Club of California 1976 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book Signed by Author(s)
Original red cloth backed orange boards. 10 1/2 X 14 1/2 inches. 97 pages. 400 copies printed by Andrew Hoyem and signed by Angelo at colophon.. The design of the title page and the decorations throughout the book are by Valenti Angelo. He has also added colors and gold by hand. Signed by Valenti Angelo. 43 facsimiles ( some color ). 
Price: 250.00 USD
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20 Angle, Paul M. The Library of Congress; An Account, Historical and Descriptive
Kingsport, Tenn. Kingsport Press 1958 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
First edition. Cloth. Cardboard slip case. 1500 copies printed. The Library was begun in 1800 when the federal government was relocated from Philadelphia to the new "Federal City" on the Potomac. The first order of books consisted of 740 volumes. A new library buiIding was completed in 1897. In 1956 the Library had 11,000,000 books and pamphlets. 
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