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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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Fine


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 inf... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 Ca... 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

Condition: Very Good


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. 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

Condition: Fine


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 s... 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

Condition: Fine


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 Euctactu... 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

Condition: As New


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Condition: Collectible-Fine


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 illustrated endpapers. Pages are clean; binding is tight. Silver foil decoration on front cover. Foil decoration is very sligh... 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

Condition: Very Good


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. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), a Polish-Britisher writer, is considered to be one of the most accomplished writers of the English lang... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

The Hakubun-kwan, Honcho Sanchome, Nihonbashiku, Tokio.

By: N/A

Price: $350.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 021154

Condition: Collectible-Near Fine (Near Fine)


Original manuscript handwritten in black ink on six leaves of beige lined paper. No date, circa 1910. 8 1/2" x 13 1/2." Six pages, complete. Manuscript includes original proofreading marks and notations in pencil. It is unclear if or when this article was published. Leaves and handwriting are very clean and intact. There is slight wrinkling at the top of the paper and the occasional light stain. Small pinhole in upper right corner of the leaves. Manuscript is Near Fine. Hakubunkwan (or Hakubunkan) was one of Japan's leading publishing houses. It was founded by Sakei Ohashi (... View more info

Small Broadside - Announcement for a Book, How I Toured the World on Nothing, by Walter Buchler

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 021191

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original small broadside printed on white paper with a reprinted illustration by A. S. Palmer on the front. The illustration is a facsimile of the titular book cover and features blue and red ink. No date, circa 1944. 8" x 10." Paper is very clean and intact. Horizontal fold line at the center. A Fine copy. This broadside advertises different books. One book, How I Toured the World on Nothing, by Walter Buchler is featured on the front with Palmer's illustration. In addition to the illustration, a brief promotional summary of the book is printed at the top. The description sa... View more info

The Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly. Part Seven.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1931

Seller ID: 021248

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a color illustration on the front cover showing a graphic pattern of book motifs. 8 3/4" x 10 3/4." 105 unnumbered pages, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Slight rubbing to the front and back covers. A series of numbers is handwritten in blue pen in the lower-margin (not affecting text) of the Table of Contents. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Articles are listed in the order of placement. The making of signatures by variou... View more info

The Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly. Part Nine.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1932

Seller ID: 021249

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's blue and beige boards with an illustration on the front cover showing a man reading. 8 3/4" x 10 3/4." 102 unnumbered pages, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Former ownership bookplate: "Rare Book Department, Syracuse University Library, Gift of Carnegie Corporation of New York." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Slight rubbing to the front and back covers. Front joint cracked from the bottom edge to about halfway up the spine. Back joint has a chip measuring about 1 1/2." A ... View more info

The Colophon: A Book Collectors' Quarterly. Part 20.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1935

Seller ID: 021251

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a red title plate on the front cover. 8 3/4" x 10 3/4." 108 unnumbered pages, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Covers and spine are browned and slightly rubbed. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Articles are listed in the order of placement. The making of signatures by various presses at different times and places prevents folio pagination. Credit is given to each press with the exception of the Pynson Printers, who are respo... View more info

The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 1. Summer 1935.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1935

Seller ID: 021252

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a blue-green color illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 1-159, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 145-159 are "Advertising Announcements of Great Interest to Bookmen with a Running Accompaniment from the Crow's Nest and Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Spine is chipped and browned. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929, the first part was issued in February 1930, and ... View more info

The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 2. Autumn 1935.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1935

Seller ID: 021253

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a pink color illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 167-316, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 301-316 feature "Advertising Announcements; The Crow's Nest; Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Spine is browned and slightly chipped. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Number Two of the New Series, Copyright 1935, issued in October." Text printed in the back: "C... View more info

The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume I. Number 4. Spring 1936.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1936

Seller ID: 021254

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige boards with a sepia illustration on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 167-316, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 621-639 feature "The Crow's Nest & Advertising Announcements with Notes About Contributors." Pages 641-644 include the Index to The Colophon: New Series, Volume I. Two materials are laid-in; a four-page order form and announcement stating that Volume II of The Colophon: New Series will have "more illustration, more color, greater graphic richness" and a pre... View more info

The Colophon: New Series; A Quarterly for Bookmen. Volume II. Number 1. Autumn 1936.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Incorporated: 1936

Seller ID: 021255

Condition: Fine


Limited edition. Original publisher's beige cloth binding with maroon text and illustration of a quill on the front cover. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2." Pages 1-157, complete. Plates and illustrations in black and white and color, complete. Pages 139-157 feature "The Crow's Nest & Advertising Announcements with Notes About Contributors." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Hinges are cracked. One faint spot on the front cover. A couple small spots on the back cover. A Fine copy. Text printed in the front: "Established in 1929. Vol. II, Number One of the New Series, C... View more info