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Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Fredson Bowers

From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"
Printing Types

Printing Types

by Daniel Berkeley Updike

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

Papermaking

Papermaking

by Dard Hunter

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

Book Collecting 2000

Book Collecting 2000

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Us Iana

Us Iana

by Wright Howes

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas a Basbanes

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by William Dana Orcutt

Collected Books

Collected Books

by Allen and Patricia Ahearn

Basic Bookbinding

Basic Bookbinding

by A W Lewis

Used and Rare

Used and Rare

by Lawrence; Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone

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How To Read a Book

by Mortimer Jerome Adler ; Charles Lincoln Van Doren

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

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The Printed Book In America

The Printed Book In America

by Blumenthal, Joseph

100 Books that Shaped World History

100 Books that Shaped World History

by Raftery, Miriam

San Marteo, CA: Bluewood Books. As New with no dust jacket. 2002. First Printing. Soft Cover. Publisher's glossy wraps. Profusely illustrated in B&W.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 112 pp .
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CA$34.53
The Dun Emer Press, Later The Cuala Press

The Dun Emer Press, Later The Cuala Press

by Miller, Liam

"The Dun Emer Press, Later The Cuala Press" by Liam Miller with a Preface by Michael B. Yeats. [Dublin]: The Dolmen Press, [1973]. (New Yeats Papers VII). pp. 131. some illus. (4 full-page). Paperback (soiled, corners bent, edgeworn, interior is unmarked). Very good condition.Size: 9 3/4" x 6 7/8" (25cm x 17.5cm).
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CA$25.00
Printing and the Book in Fifteenth Century England: A Bibliographical Survey

Printing and the Book in Fifteenth Century England: A Bibliographical Survey

by Heilbronner, Walter L

Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1967. Hardcover. Very good. Hardcover. 81pp+ index. Gilt a bit dulled, else a very good hardback bound in publisher's red boards and issued without a jacket.
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CA$20.76
Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles; Volume I, 1628-1900

Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles; Volume I, 1628-1900

by Cees W. de Jong (Editor); Alston W. Purvis, Jan Tholenaar (Essays)

[Cologne, Germany]: Taschen, 2009. Hardcover. Fine. Folio size, 360 pp. From the web site of Taschen: "A connoisseur's overview of typeface design, 'Type' offers a dependable history of elegant fonts from 1628 through 1900. Derived from a distinguished Dutch collection, exquisitely designed catalogues trace the evolution of the printed letter through specimens in roman, italic, bold, semi-bold, narrow, and broad fonts, as well as borders, ornaments, and initial letters." From our research it appears... Read more about this item
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CA$190.96
The History of Printing in America: with a Biography of Printers & an Account of Newspapers

The History of Printing in America: with a Biography of Printers & an Account of Newspapers

by Thomas, Isaiah

New York: Weathervane Books, 1970 The dust jacket is worn and tanned. The edges of the book are a little foxed. 650 pages. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown.. Hardcover. Good/Good. Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm).
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CA$22.07
Eric Korn (pencil drawing)

Eric Korn (pencil drawing)

by Korn, Eric

1995. Art - Original. Drawing in pencil on single sheet, 8.75 x 10.6 inches. Sheet removed from previously bound volume of drawing paper. Eric Korn (1933-2014) was a writer, literary critic, broadcaster and antiquarian bookseller. Signed by the artist (name not recognized by this cataloguer). Near fine copy.
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CA$86.49
Nineteen Years and Counting, A Retrospective Bibliography, 1969-1988

Nineteen Years and Counting, A Retrospective Bibliography, 1969-1988

by D'Ambrosio, [Joseph J.]

n.p.: Joseph J. D'Ambrosio, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Ocatvo size, 137 pp., signed by Joe D'Ambrosio, one of 10 AP copies. A work of art itself, this, his second bibliography, sets forth books produced over a period of almost twenty years. First/Limited edition of 10 artist proofs and 75 numbered copies. Joseph J. D'Ambrosio (1934-2009) was an exceptional book artist who wrote, set type, printed designs, did the artwork, and bound his books. He tells the story of how he came... Read more about this item
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CA$608.87
THE ILLUSTRATED & FINELY PRINTED BOOK FROM 1843 TO THE PRESENT

THE ILLUSTRATED & FINELY PRINTED BOOK FROM 1843 TO THE PRESENT

Washington DC: Joshua Heller Rare Books, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good. 60 pages. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD; "Interesting catalogue - 1987" written on front cover, in ink.
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CA$13.84
Original Illustrations and Printed Books (South Kensington, 10 Jul 1991)

Original Illustrations and Printed Books (South Kensington, 10 Jul 1991)

by Christie's

London: Christie's. As New with no dust jacket. 1991. First Printing. Catalog. Publisher's glossy wraps. Illustrated with numerous color and B&W photographs. 404 lots.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Christie's Auction Catalogs Series. Vol. 4342. Color and B&W Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 61, (5) pp .
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CA$27.68
The Pleasures of Book Collecting.

The Pleasures of Book Collecting.

by Iacone, Salvatore J

1 . hardback. Near Fine. Illustrated. 1st ed. NY (Harper) 1976. Fine copy in dust wrapper, with presentation inscription on endpaper.
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CA$27.68
Holograph cards (4); typed card signed. (5 pieces)

Holograph cards (4); typed card signed. (5 pieces)

by Logan, John. Choice Magazine. Bill Little

Choice Magazine, 1970. Ephemera. John logan was the founder and co-editor of Choice magazine as well as poetry editor of The Nation and Critic. 5 cards, 6 x 4 inches, on Choice Magazine letterhead, all addressed to Bill Little, September 11, 1970 (holograph); October 23, 1970 (typed, signed); March 31, (?1971) (holograph); April 6, 1971 (holograph); August 10, 1971 (holograph). Each from 22 to 100+ words, discussing work at the magazine, personal plans for readings, comments on Little's own work. 2 of... Read more about this item
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CA$138.38
C. M. James (photograph on mimeographed sheet)

C. M. James (photograph on mimeographed sheet)

by McClintock, Ray (photographer), Fantome Press

Fantome Press, 1992. First Edition. Ephemera. Single sheet, 11 x 8.5 inches, with photo of James with Fantome Press logo and wall of framed press ephemera behind. Verso in pink with Fantome Press surrounded by skull and snakes. First edition (first printing). A fine copy. Scarce Fantome Press item.
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CA$17.30
FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING AMERICANA (11 Dec 2007)

FINE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS INCLUDING AMERICANA (11 Dec 2007)

by Sotheby's

NY: Sotheby's. As New with no dust jacket. 2007. First Printing. Soft Cover. Sotheby's auction catalog for Sale No. N08375 held in New York on December 11, 2007. Publisher's glossy wraps. 4to. 232 pp. 182 lots. Profusely illustrated in color. Included in this sale is Orson Welles' 1941 Acadamy Award statuette and his original working script for Citizen Kane.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW.. Sotheby's... Read more about this item
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CA$27.68
Early Illustrated & Scientific Books: Catalogue Thirty-Nine

Early Illustrated & Scientific Books: Catalogue Thirty-Nine

by William H. Schab Gallery

NY: William H. Schab Gallery. Good with no dust jacket. (1965). First Printing. Soft Cover. Beautiful bookseller's catalog. 162 listings. Illustrated win color and B&W. Includes Index. . GOOD.. William H. Schab Gallery Catalogs Series. Vol. 39. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 128 pp .
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CA$34.60
Understanding Book Collecting

Understanding Book Collecting

by Uden, Grant

Woodbridge Suffolk, UK: Antique Collectors Club. As New in As New dust jacket. 1988. Reprint. Hardcover. 0907462138 . The lore and mysteries of book collecting uncovered. Includes the language and technical aspects of book collecting.. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket (now in Mylar) are in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 279 pp .
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CA$110.70
CHARLES & KATHLEEN NORRIS. THE COURTSHIP YEARS

CHARLES & KATHLEEN NORRIS. THE COURTSHIP YEARS

by DAVISON, Richard Allan

San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1993. First Edition. Cloth. As New/Custom Clear Mylar. 167 (2) pp. Edition limited to 400 un-numbered copies. Prospectus and blank order envelope laid in. Printed by W. Thomas Taylor of Austin, Texas. Red cloth; paper spine title label. 8 1/4" x 11 1/4". Illustrated, including from period B/W photographs. Charles Norris was the younger brother of novelist Frank Norris. The story of the courtship of Charles and Kathleen Norris from 1908-1909, including their... Read more about this item
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CA$62.27
Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography

Paul Bowles: A Descriptive Bibliography

by Miller, Jeffrey

Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1986. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo (22.5 cm), pp. 323. Limited edition signed by Bowles and Miller (#45/200). Decorative boards with paper spine label, no jacket as issued. Covers Bowles' work from his first published article in the baseball issue of The Oracle in 1926, through 1985. Includes black and white reproductions of Bowles' book jackets.
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CA$242.16
Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana (May 17 & 18, 1991)

Printed Books and Manuscripts including Americana (May 17 & 18, 1991)

by Christie's

NY: Christie's. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1991. First Printing. Soft Cover. Publisher's glossy wraps. This is the catalog for Christie's Sale No. Flavia-7286 held in New York on May 17 and 18, 1991. 305 lots.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Christie's Auction Catalogs Series. Vol. 7286. B&W Photographs. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 166, (7) pp .
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CA$41.51
25 Ex-Libris with Erotic theme 25 mostly large format Ex-Libris from Europe and Cuba

25 Ex-Libris with Erotic theme 25 mostly large format Ex-Libris from Europe and Cuba

by various designers

Europe, Cuba: various, 1986. Fine. Europe, Cuba, N/A, 1932 - 1988, N/A Fine 25 beautiful Ex Libris Period: 1932 - 1986 From: Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Cuba, France, Netherlands and others. Some are signed in pencil. Size from 4.5 x 2.5 inches to 6 x 5.25 inches. Most are on the larger size. All are mounted individually on standard acid-free sheets 9 x 6.5 sheets. All are in Fine condition.
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CA$330.73
A Feeling for Books:  The Book-Of-The-Month Club, Literary Taste, and  Middle-Class Desire

A Feeling for Books: The Book-Of-The-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire

by Radway, Janice A

Chapel Hill and London: The University of North Carolina Press. As New in As New dust jacket. 1997. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 0807823570 . Includes B&W photographs, Notes, deatiled Bibliography, Afterword, and Index.. Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket (now in Mylar) are in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW/AS NEW.. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xiii, (i), 424 pp .
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CA$103.78
Author Price Guides: Two Volumes (Complete)

Author Price Guides: Two Volumes (Complete)

by Ahearn, Allen; Patricia Ahearn

Rockville, MD: Quill & Brush. As New with no dust jacket. 1990-93. 1st Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 0961049499 . Includes examples of each author's signature. This set remains a standard bibliographic reference regarding specific identification points for first edition, first printing books (and often with points for identifying later editions/printings) by major American and British authors with sample signatures and brief biographical sketches. . The volume is in perfect, pristine... Read more about this item
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CA$276.76
Christmas in the Great West

Christmas in the Great West

by Brady, Cyrus Townsend

William P. & Byra J. Wreden, n.d.. First Edition Thus. Trade Paperback. One sheet folded to create 4 pages, 11 x 7.6 inches when folded, printed in two colors. Extract from Brady's 'Recollections of a Missionary in the Great West.' Sent as a Season's Greetings from the Wredens. First edition thus. Very good in blue decorated wrappers (paperback). Covers are faded on edges.
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CA$20.76
The New Gold in Your Attic

The New Gold in Your Attic

by Bradley, Van Allen

NY: Fleet Press Corporation. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1968. Second Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Slight shelf-wear only, else fine; unmarked, tight, square, and clean. The unclipped ($8.95) dust jacket, now in Mylar, is very mildly chipped. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (viii), 280 pp .
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CA$69.19
typed letter signed from Richard H. Tierney (editor of America: National Catholic Weekly) to Edward F. O'Day

typed letter signed from Richard H. Tierney (editor of America: National Catholic Weekly) to Edward F. O'Day

by Tierney, Richard H. Edward F. O'Day

1916. Ephemera. Typed letter signed, dated April 28, 1916, on letterhead of America: National Catholic Weekly. Tierney writes accepting a paper from O'Day for publication but requesting eliminating the verse at the end as he has not previously published any poetry. Tierney was the editor from 1914-1925. Near fine. Previously foleded.
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CA$34.60
Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library

Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library

by Bearman, Frederick A.; Krivatsy, Nati H.; Mowery, J. Franklin

Harry N Abrams Inc., 1992, 1992. Catalog for the 1992 Folger exhibition of ine and unusual bindings from the 15th to the early 20th century. First edition, one of 2500 copies. 30.5 cm; 271 pp.; illustrated from photographs. Light spotting to top edges; else a very good copy or better in a fine dust jacket..
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CA$48.43