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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 presents his suggestions for the direction of the library in the future. 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 A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Aldous Huxley Collection with the Texts of Three Unpublished Letters, Edited with an Introduction By George Wickes.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 are clean; binding is tight. A fine, pristine copy. This book briefly cover various topics on graphic arts, printmaking, and ... 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

Early American Books & Printing. With Illustrations.

By: Winterrich, John T.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Mass, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 12916

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Number 130 of 300 large paper copies signed by the author.[xii], 253 pages; illustrations; index, subscribers; red cloth with black/gilt label on spine, boxed with paper label (black). A history of printing in the United States, both colonial and early Republic. Fine clean copy in a lightly worn publisher's slip case. View more info

Why Collect Books? : To the Prospective Competitor in the Purdue University Book Collecting Contest

By: Winterrowd, W. H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Lakeside Press: 1937

Seller ID: 016695

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Staple bound with blue cardstock cover, decorated paper label on front. 16 pages. A short essay on the importance of book collecting, by W. H. Winterrowd, President of the Purdue Alumni Association and Vice President of Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. View more info

Literary Haunts & Homes: American Authors

By: Wolfe, Theodore F.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5440

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Discusses homes and haunts of Hawthorne, Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau, Longfellow, Lowell, Whittier, Howells, Holmes, Parkman, Fuller, Kipling, Twain, Howells, etc. View more info

Eighteenth-Century American Fiction

By: Wright, Lyle H.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick R. Goff: 1951

Seller ID: 015817

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Stapled, paper covered booklet. From cover, "Offprint from Essays Honoring Lawrence C. Wroth 1951". Some bending at corners. 16 pages. An essay and bibliography about American fiction in the 1700's. View more info

Benjamin Franklin : Printer at Work

By: Wroth, Lawrence

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York City, New York, Privately Printed: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 015834

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Publisher's cloth binding with illustration of two printing types in black on front. 81 pages with 8 illustrations in green ink. Lawrence C. Wroth (1884-1970) was a prolific American historian and expert on the printing trade in early America. This volume is a reprint of a profile of Benjamin Franklin concentrating on his years as a printer, first published in 1943. Also included is "A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain", an essay printed and written by Benjamin Franklin. View more info

A History of the Printed Book, Being the Third Number of the Dolphin

By: Wroth, Lawrence C., Editor

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, The Limited Editions Club: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7295

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Black cloth. 507 double columned pages, plus advertising section and colophon. Former owner's bookplate. Articles included are: 1. The Heritage of the Manuscript, by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt. 2. The Invention of Printing, by Otto W. Fuhrmann. 3. The Spread of Printing in the Fifteenth Century, by Erich von Rath, translated by Aileen Calderwood. 4. The Sixteenth Century, by A.F. Johnson. 5. The Seventeenth Century, by Margaret Bingham Stillwell. 6. The Eighteenth Century, by Lawrence C. Wroth. 7. The Nineteenth Century, by Peter Beilenson. 8. Modern Fine Printing, by Ruth Shepard Granniss. 9, A Br... View more info

J. Johnson, Typ." Oddments from his Typographia or the Printers' Instructor with an Original Leaf Therefrom

By: Wulling, Emerson G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: La Crosse, Wisconsin, Sumac Press`: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 018787

Condition: As New


396 copies printed. This is one of the harcover copies (half of the edition bound in wrapppers, the other half in cloth). Singed by Wulling at the colophon. Unpaginated, but 23 pages, including leaf and colophon, complete. Illustrated. 4 1/2 x 7 inches. View more info