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An Address Delivered at the Celebration By the New York Historical Society, May 20, 1863, of the Two Hundredth Birth Day of Mr. William Bardford, Who Introduced the Art of Printing Into the Middle Colonies of British America.

By: Wallace, John William

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Albany, New York, J. Munsell: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13182

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


114 pages; appendix; greencloth binding with paper label on the spine. Former owner's bookplate 'Fitchbury Historical Society'. Very good clean copy. View more info

Althea Warren, Librarian.

By: Warren, Althea

Price: $17.50

Publisher: California Library Association: 1962

Seller ID: 9627

Condition: Collectible-Fine


'Keepsake Number 3'. 38 page pamphlet with light blue paper wraps, title on the cover. A collection of Althea Warren's writings on various subjects relating to California and its libraries. Evidence of a fold to the lower right front cover 3 inches long. Otherwise a fine clean copy. View more info

Frederic W. Goudy Proprietary Typefaces and the "Lost" Goudy Typefaces

By: Washbish, Bruce

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Petaluma, CA, Anchor and Acorn Press: 1992

Seller ID: 019358

Condition: Fine


One of 125 copies. Original publisher's gray wrapper. A beautiful booklet with gilt foil decoration on the front cover. 7 1/8" x 9 7/8." Eight pages, complete. Pages are clean and crisp and feature an array of Goudy's typefaces and fonts. A very pristine copy. This is a monograph on renowned artist and type designer, Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947). It provides a brief biography on Goudy and his type designing career, how he began producing his own typeface... View more info

Literary Lodestone : One Hundred Years of California Writing

By: Wecter, Dixon

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Stanford University Press:

Seller ID: 3796

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1950. Stapled, blue paper cover with gilt lettering and dark blue decoration. Some fading at spine, minor bending at top of spine. Frederick A. Wemmer's copy, with his book plate. 31 pages with one illustration on frontispiece. The text of a speech delivered by Dixon Wecter, celebrated author and professor, on June 24, 1950, at the annual meeting of the California Library Association and the California Centennial Commission in Sacramento. He died soon after. Also e... View more info

Gentle and Beloved Friend

By: Weigel, John C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Privately Printed. (1958). (Fairfax, California).: 1958

Seller ID: 1510

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Boards. 240 copies printed by Mallette Dean. This volume is dedicated to the memory of Sara Halle Schaffner, April 1, 1862-May 8, 1957, the author's friend for forty-four years. Mrs. Schaffner's husband was Joseph Schaffner who was self-educated and established the Hart Schaffner and Marx prizes for economic essays. Their home became a haven for family and friends. View more info

Attention, Pioneers! Sacramento Proclamation Urging Citizens to Cooperate in Founding the First City Goverment in 1849: Facsimile Reproductions of Twelve Rare California Broadsides or Posters, with Explanatory Comment by Various Authorities (Number Five)

By: Wenzel, Caroline

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Book Club of California: 1952

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 020062

Condition: Fine


Original envelope and publisher's beige pamphlet and facsimile broadside. Author's own copy. Four pages (one leaf folded in half), complete. Envelope measures 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" and has the author's signature handwriting in blue pen: "Keep for Wenzel Family, Sac'to Proclamation, Caroline Wenzel." Envelope has a bit of wear but is clean and intact overall. The pamphlet measures 8 1/4" x 10" and includes a 12 1/4" x 17" facsimile reprodu... View more info

The Mother's Recompense. [Bound With] Portrait of a Publisher., By Grant Overton, and The First Hundred Years of the House of Appleton, 1825-1925.

By: Wharton, Edith

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1925

Seller ID: 12991

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"This edition has been specially printed to celebrate the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of the American Booksellers Association and the One-Hundreth Anniversary of D. Appleton and Company, and is presented to the members of the Association and their guests on the occasion of their annual Banquet. Chicago, May Fourteenth, Nineteen Twenty-five." 342 pages; 96 pages; illustrations; bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Interesting history of the bookseller company D. ... View more info

The Bancroft Library, Whence -- What -- Whither; An Address Delivered by Carl I. Wheat on May 22, 1955 before The Friends of the Bancroft Library in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of its Acquisition by the (continued)

By: Wheat, Carl I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Friends of the Bancroft Library. 1955. Berkeley, California.: 1955

Seller ID: 3093

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Wrappers. Title continued: ".University of California". From an introductory page: "The Bancroft Library is one of but two libraries west of the Mississippi -- and of a bare half dozen in the entire country -- which possess genuinely outstanding co llections of Western Americana. In manuscript materials it is second to none, while its microfilms from the archives of Mexico and Europe constitute unparalleled tools for historical research". The speaker pres... View more info

Books of the California Gold Rush. A Centennial Selection.

By: Wheat, Carl I.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Cal.,, The Colt Press.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8866

Condition: Collectible-Fine


An edition of 500 copies. Unnumbered pages, complete and clean inside. Illustrated boards on outside covers with label of title on spine. Very light fading to spine, slight bend on upper back corner of cover. A nice quick guide to the literature of the California Gold Rush covering 321 titles. View more info

The Pioneer Press of California.

By: Wheat, Carl I.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Oakland, California, Biobooks: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10134

Condition: Collectible-Fine


450 copies printed by The Grabhorn Press of San Francisco. 32 pages; facsimiles; bound in marbled boards with red cloth spine, paper label. Fine clean copy with no marks. Deals with the Monterey Press, the Old Ames Press, and Sam Brannan's Press giving their history, use and production. View more info

Aldous Huxley at UCLA. A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Collection with the Texts of Three Unpublished Letters, Edited with an Introduction By George Wickes.

By: Wickes, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, University of California Library: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11563

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


1200 copies printed by Grant Dahlstrom. 36 pages; illustrations; illustrated paper wrapper (6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch) stapled. A discussion of the collection and how it came about over the years. Much on Los Angeles bookseller Jake Zeitlin's role as agent, friend and collector of Aldous Huxley. Clean copy. View more info

Fifty Printers' Marks

By: Willoughby, Edwin Elioitt

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Berkeley, The Book Arts Club: The University of California: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7259

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Dust wrapper slightly sunned at spine. Off setting from dust wrapper to front and back end papers. The printers' marks described here were "used to make volume readily recognizable as the product of the printing establishment which produced it." Marks from the first one hundred years of printing from Germany, the Low Countries, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, England and Scotland are shown. There is also a biography of each printer. 153 pages, including index. View more info

Deep Roots; The History of Blake, Moffitt & Towne, Pioneers in Paper Since 1855

By: Wilson, Neill C., Editor

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Privately Printed. 1955. San Francisco.: 1955

Seller ID: 1543

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Cloth. Illustrations. Illustrated end papers. Decorations by Mallette Dean carved on end-grain blocks of South American boxwood. This book, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of BMT, traces the company's roots back to the fou nders, Francis Blake, James Moffitt and James W. Towne, and to its present day success. View more info

New York in Literature : The Story Told in the Landmarks of Town and Country

By: Wilson, Rufus Rockwell, and Otilie Erickson Wilson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elmira, New York, The Primavera Press, Inc.: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13654

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


2550 copies printed. 372 pages; index; brown publisher's binding, dust jacket (wear along the edges, minor discoloration to the top of the spine). History of the geographical city of New York and its relationship to authors that visited the city or lived there during the nineteenth century. Very good clean copy. View more info

Printing: Then and Now

By: Winkler, J. Homer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, A. R. Tommasini: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019453

Condition: Collectible-Fine


No. 187 of 900. Colophon in the back lists Numbers 101-200 as being reserved for members of the Roxburghe Club. No. 24 in A. R. Tommasini's Christmas Keepsakes series. Original publisher's gray-brown stiff wrapper with decoration on front cover. 3 5/8" x 5 1/4." Thirty-three pages, complete. Original white card with decorations laid-in: "This keepsake comes to you with Holiday Greetings from A. R. 'Tommy' Tommasini." Decorative endpapers. Pages ar... View more info

The Grolier Club 1884-1967; An Informal History

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: The Grolier Club. 1967. New York.: 1967

Seller ID: 1564

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth backed illustrated boards. Illustrated cardboard slip case. 2000 copies printed. On January 23, 1884, nine men met in New York to discuss organizing a club ".having for its object the literary study and promotion of the arts entering into the production of books". Thus was founded the Grolier Club of the City of New York. View more info

Collector's Choice.

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Greenberg, Publisher.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12980

Condition: Collectible-Fine


211 pages; bibliocatechism, index; light blue cloth binding, brown dust jacket, with small chips at top of spine. A guide for collecting books giving a general background to what is involved. View more info

Three Lantern Slides. Books, the Book Trade, and Some Related Phenomena in America: 1876, 1901 and 1926.

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Urbana, Illinois, The University of Illinois Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13318

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xiv, 109 pages; publisher's green cloth binding, dust jacket. John Winterich was chosen to give the first lecture in the Windsor Series of Lectures. He was editor of the American Legion Weekly and a prolific author of books on books. Very good clean copy. View more info

Early American Books & Printing

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14455

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


253 pages; illustrations; index; red cloth binding with dust jacket (chipped along the edges, some tears). Contents: Mr. Bradford; Benjamin Franklin; Gentlemen of the Press; Rise of the Magazine; Tools of Trade; Professional authors; Westward Ho!; Means - and an end. View more info

23 Books & the Story Behind Them

By: Winterich, John T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Books Arts Club of The University of Californiia: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019057

Condition: Fine


Publisher ed cloth. Dust wrapper with some chipping. Limited to 750 copies. Attractively printed by The University Press. Winterich was a noted book collector and author of books about books. These essays originally appeared in Publisher's Weekly. 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. 236 pages plus colophon. View more info