Category: Books about Books


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Ladies in My Library. Books and Letters From the Collection of Norman H. Strouse.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Logan Square, The Free Library of Philadelphia: 1968

Seller ID: 017320

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. View more info

Typographia Johnsoniana. A Leaf Book

By: N/A

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Orinda, California, The Golden Key: 1998

Seller ID: 017629

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, Mich... View more info

Keepsake. Adrian Wilson July 1, 1923-February 3, 1988.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Press in Tuscany Alley:

Seller ID: 017631

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 Meli... View more info

Letter Written in London on April 7, 1931 from Bruce Rogers to Will Bradley, With An Explanatory Note by Carey S. Bliss

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richard Hoffman: 1980

Seller ID: 017790

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 ... View more info

Some Presses You Will Be Glad To Know About

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, University Book, Incorp.: 1937

Seller ID: 017834

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 & ... View more info

Pamphlets On Religion And Democracy. 16th To 19th Centuries

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California., Sutro Library Project: 1940

Seller ID: 018279

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... View more info

Donald S. Klopfer: An Appreciation

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Random House /Rae Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018692

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. View more info

The Smallest Bible in the World (cover title)

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, The National Cash Register Company: 0

Seller ID: 018896

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. View more info

The Holie Bible--1588 (Single leaf from the Geneva "Breeches" Bible

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Imprinted by the Deputies of Christopher Barker: 1588

Seller ID: 019062

Single leaf, 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches, tipped on to a sheet of paper 8 x 11 1//2. Ruled border around leaf and deckle edge at bottom with printed statement beneath: "The Holie Bible-1588. An original leaf taken from the Genevan version of the English Bible in use during Shakespeare's time. Printed in Black Letter and commonly known as the 'Breeches Bible' from the readin gf of Genesis III-7 ...'and they sewed figge tree leaves together and made themselves breeches.'... View more info

Pages from the Forty-two Line Gutenberg Bible Printed in Miniscule Facsimile

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, A. R. Tommasini: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019452

No. 805 of 900 copies. No. 22 in A. R. Tommasini's Christmas Keepsakes series. Original publisher's blue binding. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Thirty-four pages, complete. Twenty-five plates, complete. Original white card laid-in: "This little book, number twenty-two in a series of Christmas Keepsakes, comes to you with Holiday Greetings from A. R 'Tommy' Tommasini." Colophon in back with information on printing details and edition number. Blue and white illu... View more info

Joseph Conrad--and His Work (Advertising Brochure)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Current Opinion: 0

Seller ID: 019603

Advertising brochure for Joseph Conrad. No date, circa 1920s. 3 1/2" x 8 1/4" folded; 10 1/2" x 16 1/2" unfolded. Four pages, complete. Pages are clean. Very minor splitting at front folds in center. This brochure folds out like a newspaper. On the first page is a biography of Joseph Conrad. The inner and last pages advertise "The Canterbury Edition" which is listed as the first complete set of Conrad's works in twenty-four volumes. Josep... View more info

The House of Stokes, 1881-1926: A Record; Together with Some Letters from Authors on the Forty-fifth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Publishing House of Frederick A. Stokes Company

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019679

Original publisher's brown cloth binding. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4." Eighty-nine pages, complete. Paper title labels on front cover and spine. Pages and covers are very clean. Binding is tight. A book commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the Frederick A. Stokes Company. It includes a history of the publishing company and reprinted letters written by authors addressed to or concerning Mr. Stokes on the 45th Anniversary of 1926. View more info

Examples of Printing Designed By Students at the Scripps College Press 1946-1971

By: (Foster, Joseph Arnold)

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8302

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 View more info

William Addison Dwiggins: A Talk Delivered to the Bookguilders of Boston April MCMLXXIII

By: Abe, Dorothy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Boston Public Library: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7876

Wrappers. Frontispiece portrait of Dwiggins. 24 pages. View more info

The Uses of Provenance

By: Adams Jr., Frederick B

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, School of Librarianship, University of California: 1969

Seller ID: 13829

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. View more info

Twelfth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library 1962

By: Adams, Frederick B., Jr., Compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Printed. 1963. New York.: 1963

Seller ID: 1609

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. View more info

A Brief Handbook of American Authors.

By: Adams, Oscar Fay

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5952

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. View more info

A Christmas Prayer.

By: Aiton, Arthur Scott

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Black Mack, the Handpress: 1962

Seller ID: 14906

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. View more info

The Short Story in English (Original Typescript with Holograph Corrections)

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $150.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 019238

Original unbound typescript with holograph corrections in a gray paper folder. Typescript for The Short Story in English (1981). No date, circa 1970s. Folder measures 11 1/4" x 13 1/2." Typescript measures 8 1/4" x 11 3/4." 636 pages. Pages are very clean and intact overall. Slight chipping and minimal wear on first few pages. Walter Allen (1911-1995) was an English literary critic and novelist and was part of the Birmingham Group of authors. Alt... View more info

Californiana: Broadsides, Maps, Pamphlets, &c.

By: Alta California Bookstore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Alta California Bookstore:

Seller ID: 10693

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. View more info