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A History of Booksellers, The Old and the New

By: Curwen, Henry; Leslie Shephard, intro.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Detroit, Gale, 1968

Edition: Reprint


Curwen, Henry; Leslie Shephard, intro. A History of Booksellers, The Old and the New. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1968. Grey cloth with dull gilt spine titles on blue panel, no jacket, 14.5 by 22 cm, 483 pp. Light wear to the boards and foxing on the edges of the textblock. Originally published by Chatto and Windus in 1873, this volume, in additional to chapters on “booksellers of olden times” and provincial booksellers, includes the Longman family, Constable, C... View more info

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A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library

By: Davis, William

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, W. Davis, 1821/1825


Davis, William. A Journey Round the Library of a Bibliomaniac: or Cento of Notes and Reminiscences Concerning Rare, Curious, and Valuable Books bound together with A Second Journey Round the Library. London: Printed for W. Davis, Bookseller, at the Bedford Library, Southampton Row, Russell Square; Marshall, Printer, Kenton-st. Brunswick-sq., 1821 (first volume), 1825 (second volume). Leather-bound, Octavo, 4 7/8 by 7 1/2-inches, vii 96 pp. 120 pp. Brown calf with wor... View more info

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A Keepsake from The Fales Library, New York University - Ernest Hemingway

By: [Ernest Hemingway] New York University

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, NYU, 1966


[Ernest Hemingway] New York University. A Keepsake from The Fales Library, New York University. New York: New York University, 1966. One sheet, folded, 15.2 by 22.8 cm. Very good with light handling creases. A keepsake “on the occasion of a presentation of a gift of books and manuscripts by De Coursey Fales, Esq., 18 January 1966” which, when open, depicts “a drawing and inscription by Ernest Hemingway done of the flyleaf of a copy of Torrents of Spring (1926... View more info

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A Leech Drawing [A Christmas Carol]

By: Newton, Alfred Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Daylesford, Pennsylvania, Self-Published, 1923


Newton, Alfred Edward. A Leech Drawing. Daylesford, Pennsylvania: A. Edward Newton, 1923. Staple-bound, card wraps with string tie, 12.2 by 18.3 cm, [10] pp. Faint sun fading on the spine and very faint cover wear. Newton’s 1923 Christmas keepsake featuring a tipped-in color plate of Leech’s “The Ghost of Christmas Present,” followed by Newton’s short essay on Dickens’ Christmas Carol. (eph) First Edition. View more info

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A Letter from England to A. Edward Newton

By: Richardson, Frederick; E. Swift Newton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Daylesford, Pennsylvania, Oak Knoll, 1940


[Newton, Alfred Edward] Richardson, Frederick; E. Swift Newton. A Letter from England to A. Edward Newton. Daylesford, Pennsylvania: Oak Knoll, 5 October 1940. Blue card wraps, 12 by 18.3 cm, 12 pp. Near fine. An announcement of Newton’s death in the form of a touching letter from his friend Frederick Richardson that was read to Newton shortly before he died. Includes an engraved card (12 by 9.3 cm, fine) that reads: “The family of A. Edward Newton wish to tak... View more info

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A Manual of the Art of Bookbinding: Containing Full Instructions in the Different Branches of Forwarding, Gilding, and Finishing. Also, The Art of Marbling Book-Edges and Paper, the Whole Designed for the Practical Workman, the Amateur, and the Book-Collector

By: Nicholson, James; Iris Nevins

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sussex, NJ, Iris Nevins, 1986

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed


No. 167 of 300 printed. Turquoise cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and a hand-marbled cover label, 12.5 by 19.6 cm, 318 pp., preceded by a new, 2 pp. introduction by Nevins, with 18 mounted marbling specimens. Near fine with light rubbing to the marbled label on the upper board. Signed by Nevins on the limitation page. When originally issued in 1874, this volume included seven hand-marbled specimens by Charles Williams. This facsimile edition contains eighteen... View more info

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A Register of Artists, Engravers, Booksellers, Bookbinders, Printers & Publishers in New York City, 1821-42 [A Register of the New York Book Trades 1821-1842]

By: Huttner, Sidney; Elizabeth Stege Huttner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Bibliographical Society of America, 1993


Navy cloth with gilt spine titles, 22 by 28.5 cm, 299 pp. Near fine but for a name in pen on the ffep. From the introduction: “The Register presents the names of individuals and firms connected with the graphic arts in the city of New York between the years 1821 and 1842 with reference, where useful, to the Register for the period 1633-1820 compiled by George L. McKay and published by the New York Public Library in 1942. We share with this predecessor the goal that ... View more info

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A Reprimand and What Came of It - Signed

By: Newton, Alfred Edward

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Daylesford, Pennsylvania, Privately Printed, 1927

Inscription: Signed


Newton, Alfred Edward. A Reprimand and What Came of It. Daylesford, Pennsylvania: Privately Printed by A. Edward Newton, 1927. Staple-bound, card wraps with string tie, 12.3 by 18.3 cm, [10] pp. Near fine. Signed by Newton on the title page. Newton’s 1927 Christmas keepsake featuring an apology – and a blooming friendship – that began when Newton neglected to thank an artist for use of his work in one of his books. Newton at his most charming. (eph) First E... View more info

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A Sentimental Library: Comprising Books Formerly Owned by Famous Writers, Presentation Copies, Manuscripts, and Drawings - Signed

By: Smith, Harry Bache

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NP, Privately Printed, 1914

Inscription: Signed


Smith, Harry Bache. A Sentimental Library: Comprising Books Formerly Owned by Famous Writers, Presentation Copies, Manuscripts, and Drawings. NP: Privately printed, 1914. Tan cloth over vellum spine with gilt spine titles, top edge gilt, 19 by 28.5 cm, color frontis, xxvi 332 pp., illus. Light spotting on the vellum, wear at the corners and head and tail of the spine, and a nick near the center of the edge of the back cover. Inscribed and signed by Smith to a New Yo... View more info

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A Thomas Hardy Memorial - Signed

By: Newton, Alfred Edward

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Daylesford, Pennsylvania, Privately Printed, 1931

Inscription: Signed


Newton, Alfred Edward. A Thomas Hardy Memorial. Daylesford, Pennsylvania: Privately Printed by A. Edward Newton, 1931. Staple-bound, card wraps with string tie, 12.3 by 18.3 cm, [30] pp. Very good with some faint scuff marks on the cover. Inscribed and signed by Newton: “Mr. W.J. Harbridge with the good wishes of A. Edward Newton.” Newton’s 1931 Christmas keepsake. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILA... View more info

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A Tribute to A. Edward Newton: Christmas 1940

By: MacLeish, Archibald, et al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Library of Congress, 1940

Edition: Limited ed


[Newton, Alfred Edward; A.S.W. Rosenbach] MacLeish, Archibald, et al. A Tribute to A. Edward Newton: Christmas 1940. Washington, DC: The Library of Congress, December 1940, in an edition of 1,000 copies. Blue card wraps with cord tie, 12.3 by 18.5 cm, [28] pp. Near fine with only faint marks on the covers. A tribute to Newton, who died in 1940, meant to look like his sought-after yearly Christmas booklets. Includes essays by Archibald MacLeish, Christopher Morley,... View more info

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An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology, Based Chiefly on the Titles in the Blacker Library of Zoology, The Emma Shearer Wood Library of Ornithology, The Bibliotheca Osleriana, and Other Libraries of McGill University, Montreal

By: Wood, Casey A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1931

Edition: First edition


Wood, Casey A. An Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology, Based Chiefly on the Titles in the Blacker Library of Zoology, The Emma Shearer Wood Library of Ornithology, The Bibliotheca Osleriana, and Other Libraries of McGill University, Montreal. London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1931, first edition. Blue buckram with gilt spine titles, 23 by 29 cm, color frontis of a dodo, xix 643 pp. Minor corner bumping and wear to the boards. Some un... View more info

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Anatomy of Printing: The Influences of Art and History on its Design

By: Lewis, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1970


[Printing] Lewis, John. Anatomy of Printing: The Influences of Art and History on its Design. London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1970, first edition. Black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles and gilt cover decorations, dust jacket, 22 by 28.5 cm, 228 pp., illus. Near fine hardcover, in good jacket with some uneven sun fading, edge wear and wrinkles. A detailed analysis of the various factors in art and history that have affected the design of the printed page. With... View more info

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Béla Blau: Bookbinder, 1914-1993 [Miniature Book]

By: Blau, Mariana

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Privately Printed, 1993

Edition: Limited ed


[Miniature Book] Blau, Mariana. Béla Blau: Bookbinder, 1914-1993. Los Angeles: Privately Printed for Mariana Blau, and bound by her, 1993 limited edition of 150. Black leather with gilt spine and cover titles, 4 by 5.1 cm, viii 26 pp. Fine, as new. Created and distributed at the 1993 Grand Conclave as a memorial for the internationally-known miniature bookbinder Béla Blau. A beautiful and scarce volume. (case) First Edition. View more info

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Bibliographica: Papers on Books, Their History and Art

By: Bibliographica

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Company, Limited, 1895—1897


Three volumes complete, in new three-quarter leather binding. Black cloth over boards with green goat spine and corners, black leather spine labels with gilt spine titles and gilt spine and cover accents, five raised spine bands, top edges gilt, 21 by 29.8 cm, viii 511 (1), viii 502 (1) plus tipped-in errata sheet, viii 511 pp. plus tipped-in errata sheet, 65 plates total. Bindings are fine; contents near fine with only the faintest signs of use. Originally issued in ... View more info