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The Merrymount Press 1893 - 1993; A Centenary Keepsake

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tamalpais Press. 1993. Greenbrae, California.: 1993

Seller ID: 2286

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. 100 copies printed. "Observations noted by Henry Huntly Taylor when he was an Updike pupil at Harvard University". View more info

Early Printing; A Little Show Sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Printed by The Vogue Press). (Circa 1950). (Yonkers, New York).:

Seller ID: 2293

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. Three-fold pamphlet briefly describes seven panels, each panel features famous printing projects like the Gutenberg Bible, completed between 1440-1455; the famous Mainz Psalter printed in 1457; etc. View more info

The Rudge Rubric, Number Four, March 1931; Issued About Once a Month by William Edwin Rudge, Publisher, New York

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William Edwin Rudge. 1931. New York.: 1931

Seller ID: 2302

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated wrappers. Announcement that William Edwin Rudge will become the publisher in America for The Studio, of London, a magazine that has found a warm and admiring public wherever the language of art is understood. Other named publications will also be published by William Rudge. View more info

Swifts. A Nineteenth-Century Printing Hall of Fame; Swifts II. Another 19th-century Printing Hall of Fame

By: Anonymous

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Oat City Press. 1995. No City.: 1995

Seller ID: 2985

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Paper board folders. Illustrations. The first folder, "Swifts. A Nineteenth-Century Printing Hall of Fame; Being an Account of the Prowess at Case, Complete with Portraits and Biographies, of 12 Compositors, Including Documentation, Discussion, and Tabulation of Their Several Tournaments, as well as Copious Data Concerning the History and Techniques of This Ancient Art". Some of the compositors included are George Graham (set 1,864 ems per hour); Myles Johnson (set 2,025 ems per hour); Joseph W. McCann (set 2,231 ems per hour); etc. The second folder, "Swifts II. Another 19th centu... View more info

Exhibition of Western Books 1948; Catalog of a Selection From the Work of Western Printers, Made by the Rounce and Coffin Club

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rounce & Coffin Club. 1949. Los Angeles.: 1949

Seller ID: 3070

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. From the Introduction: "The Exhibition of Western books is now in its second decade, the first exhibition having been held in 1938. Except for three war years, the Rounce & Coffin Club has shown each year a selection of representative prin ting west of the Rockies". "Since its beginning, Western Books has sought to familiarize printers with the best of the year's output of printing in the West & to promote public interest in Western Books". Descriptions of the books on exhibit. View more info

Western Books 1961; Rounce & Coffin Club

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rounce & Coffin Club. 1961. (Los Angeles).: 1961

Seller ID: 3071

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated wrappers. Illustrations. "The Twentieth Western Books exhibition includes twenty-three books chosen from fifty-two submitted by thirty printers or publishers." "As mentioned in the catalogue of the preceding exhibit, Western Books 1960, a new method of judging has been adopted which, it seems, is resulting in more highly selective shows". Descriptions of the books on exhibit, with illustrations. View more info

Western Books; Sixteenth Annual Exhibition

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rounce & Coffin Club. 1957. (No City).: 1957

Seller ID: 3085

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. "Once again the Rounce and Coffin Club presents its annual showing of Western Books". "Although fewer books were entered than in years past, their quality seemed to be higher than average". Entries submitted by: The Academy Library Guild; Anderson, Ritchie & Simon; Merle Armitage; The California Historical Society; The Caxton Press; University of Hawaii Press; The University of New Mexico Press; and others. View more info

Three Centuries of American Poetry; An Exhibition of Original Printings

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Lilly Library, Indiana University. (1965). (Bloomington).: 1965

Seller ID: 3101

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated wrappers. Illustrations. From the Notes on Rarity page: "This exhibition of original editions of American poetry and verse is drawn almost entirely from the resources of the Lilly Library. No such comprehensive showing has ever been done before. The Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed within the boundaries of the United States, has been lent by the Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia." "Volumes of poetry, especially first volumes, are fragile barks and many of the books shown ar e 'introuvables'. The wonder is that some have survived at all". Some authors featured... View more info

A Pair on Printing : Atkyns' The Original and Growth of Printing : William Caslon and the First English Type Specimen Book

By: Anonymous

Price: $50.00

Publisher: North Hills, PA, Bird & Bull Press: 1982

Seller ID: 3504

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrations. 500 copies printed. Reproduced in facsimile with introductions by Carey S. Bliss. The Introduction to Atkyns gives a brief background of Richard Atkyns. "The original and growth of printing; collected out of history, and the records of this kingdome", by Richard Atkyns was first printed in broadside form in London about 1660. He describes how the press first came to England in 1468. "He goes on to say that at Oxford the printing press was operating 'before there was any Printing-Press, or Printer, in France, Spain, Italy, or Germany' (except in Mainz). Here too he wa... View more info

Clarence Saunders Brigham 1877 - 1963

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Worcester, Massachusetts, American Antiquarian Society: 1963

Seller ID: 4032

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


14-page pamphlet. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for April 1963. From the Tribute page: "Few men in the library field have such a monument of accomplishment as has Clarence Brigham. His own book, "Fifty Years of Collecting Americana for the Library of the American Antiquarian Society", amply describes his work by 'collections,' started or amplified". Tributes are paid to this "great scholar and to his almost fanatic devotion to the Library". View more info

Henry Raup Wagner, 1862 - 1957 : An Exhibition of Rare Books Honoring the Centenary of His Birth

By: Anonymous

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Newberry Library: 1962

Seller ID: 4979

Condition: Collectible-Fine


17-page booklet with cardstock cover, staple binding. 2 illustrations Henry Raup Wagner (1862-1957) was a prominent book collector, bibliographer, and researcher. This booklet is the catalog of an exhibition of rare books held to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth. The catalog entries include the descriptions of the items written by Mr. Wagner in his bibliographies. View more info

British Museum: A Guide to the Exhibition in the King's Library Illustrating the History of Printing, Music-Printing and Bookbinding

By: Anonymous

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Printed By Order of the Trustees: 1926

Seller ID: 5305

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


An exhibit catalog. Paper over boards. Some soiling, but very good. 180 pages. Illustrated. Contains: Blockbooks and the Earliest German Printing; Book Printed at Mainz; German, 1460-1520; Italy; The Netherlands, France and Spain; Books Printed by Caxton; Books Printed by Wynkyn de Words; Lettou, Machlinia and Notary; Books printed by Richard Pynson; English Provincial Printing, 1848-1585; English Printing in the Sixteenth Century; English Books Printed Abroad; Later English Printing; Printing in Scotland, Ireland and the Colonies; Famous English Books; MusicMaps; English Rayal Bookbindings; S... View more info

Contemporary German Book Design.

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Borsenverein Des Deutschen Buchhandels E.V.: 1955

Seller ID: 5746

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


36 page pamphlet, printed wrapper, 7 x 4.5". Details on their work, type of binding, size, type face, typographic, binding and jacket designers and a list of 95 designers. View more info

Signs of the Zodiac.

By: Anonymous

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Privately Printed By A.R. Tommasini: 1980

Seller ID: 6564

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


(1980). (32) pages, one of 500 copies of a Christmas Keepsake, red wraps with the sign of Capricornus stamped in white, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2". View more info

A Gathering of Tributes to Don Meadows.

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Irvine, Friends of the Library, University of California: 1982

Seller ID: 6643

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


73 pages, frontispiece portrait, blue printed wrapper, 9 x 6". Nice copy, signed by Meadows beneath portrait, and by Glen Dawson, one of the contributors. Includes a bibliography of his books, articles, and book reviews. View more info

Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts: Fifty Plates from Mss. In the R. Medicean Laurentian Library with Preface and Illustrative Notes By Dr. Guido Biagi

By: Anonymous

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London & Firenze, Bernard Quaritch and T. De Marinis:

Seller ID: 6968

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No date, circa 1914. Black and white plates. 20 pages of text and plates laid into cloth backed folder and housed in publisher's slipcase. Slipcase cracked and repaired. Minor chipping to spine label on folder. Internally clean and nice. View more info

University of California, Los Angeles William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: Report of the First Decade 1934-1944

By: Anonymous

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7283

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Red cloth, title in gilt on black on front cover. Unprinted glassine dust wrapper. Limited to 125 copies. Introduction by UCLA Librarian Lawrence Clark Powell (and with printed presentation card from him laid in) and essays on various aspects of the Clark Library by different experts. 78 pages. Former owner's small bookplate on front pastedown. View more info

Hail Columbian: Being Two Testimonials, One Foreign and One Domestic, Concerning the Vcapabilities of Mr. George Clymer's Iron Priniting Press

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Bethesda, MD), The Gallimaufry Press: 1970

Seller ID: 7811

Condition: Collectible-As New


(1970). Wrappers. Attractively printed in red and black. Frontispiece illustration of the Columbian Press. 275 copies printed. 11 pages. In original mailing envelope. View more info

The English Novel: An Exhibition of Manuscripts and First Editions Chaucer to Conrad

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Marino, California, Henry E. Hnuntington Library and Art Gallery: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7875

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. Illustrated. Introduction: "The Growth of the English Novel" by Hoyt H. Hudson. 27 pages. View more info

A Portfolio of Book Club Printers 1912-1962

By: Anonymous

Price: $47.50

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7889

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Twelve parts, complete. Housed in a publisher's blue cloth slip case. Both fine condition. The 12 parts, in honor of the California fine printers associated with the club's first 50 years, are: 1. A Portfolio of Book Club Printer 1912-1962. Foreword by Oscar Lewis. Printed by Arlen Phillipot, The Tamal Land Press. 2. The Club's First Printers. Comment by Tyrus G. Harmsen. Printed by Grant Dahlstrom. 3. The Plantin Press. Comment by Saul Marks. Printed by the Plantin Press. 4. Lawton Kennedy, Printer. Comment by David Magee. Printed by Lawton Kennedy. 5. Adrian Wilson. Comment by Adrian Wilson.... View more info