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Rosenwald and Rosenbach: Two Philadelphia Bookmen

By: Adelman, Seymour; Kathleen T. Hunt

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1983

Edition: First printing


[A.S.W. Rosenbach] Adelman, Seymour; Kathleen T. Hunt. Rosenwald and Rosenbach: Two Philadelphia Bookmen. Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1983, first printing. Card wraps, 15.3 by 22.7 cm, xxxii 40 pp. Very good with some very faint creases and marks on the front cover. An exhibition catalogue featuring highlights from the museum’s Rosenwald collections. First Edition. View more info

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Sale Catalogue of Dr. Johnson’s Library

By: Newton, A. Edward, intro.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, A. Edward Newton, 1925

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed


No. 99 of 250 copies printed. Blue paper over boards with paper spine and cover labels, 14.8 by 22.8 cm, 11 pp. followed by the 28-page catalog reproduction. Sunning along the edges, paper worn-through at the corners and foot of spine, and loss to the top third of the spine, including much of the spine label. Boldly signed by Newton at the conclusion of his introductory essay. Reproduces the exceptionally rare and heavily annotated “A Catalogue of the Valuable Libr... View more info

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Sixty Years Recollections and Impressions of a Bookseller: Christopher Brennan

By: Philip, George Blackmore; Christopher Brennan

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, George B. Philip & Son, 1939

Edition: First edition


Philip, George Blackmore. Sixty Years Recollections and Impressions of a Bookseller: Christopher Brennan. Sydney: George B. Philip & Son, 1939. Textured tan paper over tan cloth spine, 13 by 18.8 cm, 53 pp., illus. Boards are slightly warped with light wear and grime, and there are two small glue spots on the rear pastedown. There is a small label (4 by 1.2 cm) for the Macquarie Book Club, Parramatta (a suburb of Sydney, Australia) on the front pastedown. An affect... View more info

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Some Libraries We Have Not Visited: A Paper Read at the Rounce & Coffin Club, August 26, 1947

By: Carpenter, Edwin H. Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Pasadena, Ampersand, 1947


Carpenter, Edwin H. Jr. Some Libraries We Have Not Visited: A Paper Read at the Rounce & Coffin Club, August 26, 1947. Pasadena, California: Ampersand Press, 1947. Staple-bound wraps in marbled overwrap with paper cover label, two tipped-in facsimiles of title pages, 8 pp. Light edge wear. Printed for members of the Zamorano Club, this essay looks at the history of imaginary and fictional libraries. First Edition. View more info

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The Book Club of California Quarterly News Letter, Volume LX, Numbers 3 and 4, Summer and Fall 1995 [Newton, Alfred Edward]

By: Kessel, Harlan, editor; David Klappholz, contributor, et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California, 1995


[Newton, Alfred Edward] Kessel, Harlan, editor; David Klappholz, contributor, et al. The Book Club of California Quarterly News Letter, Volume LX, Numbers 3 and 4. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, Volume LX, Numbers 3 (Summer 1995) and 4 (Fall 1995). Staple-bound wraps, 15 by 22.8 cm, 30 pp. each. Fine. Includes Klappholz’s “The Caliph and California: A. Edward Newton and the California Connection” parts one and two (totaling 20 pages). (eph) Firs... View more info

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The Bookman’s Limericks

By: Dunning, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 2003

Edition: Limited ed

Inscription: Signed


Minneapolis: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 2003. Limited ed. Near Fine/near fine. Dunning, John. The Bookman’s Limericks. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 2003, limited edition of 2,250 copies of which this is no. 1543. Softcover, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2-inches, not paginated (20 pp.). Staple-bound card wraps with dust jacket. Booklet is fine, jacket is near fine with only faints signs of shelf wear. SIGNED by Dunning on the title page. With an intr... View more info

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The Colophon: A Book Collectors’ Quarterly, Part Eleven (1932)

By: Adler, Elmer, ed., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon (Pynson Printers, Inc.), 1932


Part Eleven, 1932. Illustrated paper over boards, 21.9 by 27.2 cm, not paginated. Very good with light bumping to the extremities and light rubbing to the boards. Includes the second issue of The Colophon Crier (single sheet, printed recto only). View more info

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The Colophon: A Book Collectors’ Quarterly, Part Seven (1931)

By: Adler, Elmer, ed., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon (Pynson Printers, Inc.), 1931


Part Seven, 1931. Illustrated paper over boards, 21.9 by 27.2 cm, not paginated. Wear at the extremities, with rubbing and light scratches to the boards. Includes “Sunday in Marblehead,” a beautiful wood engraving by Thomas Nason. View more info

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The Colophon: A Book Collectors’ Quarterly, Part Ten (1932)

By: Adler, Elmer, ed., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon (Pynson Printers, Inc.), 1932


Part Ten, 1932. Illustrated paper over boards, 21.9 by 27.2 cm, not paginated. Very good with light bumping to the extremities and light rubbing to the boards. Includes the first issue of The Colophon Crier (single sheet, printed recto only). We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. View more info

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The Colophon: A Quarterly for Booklovers, New Graphic Series, Vol. One No. One (1939)

By: Adler, Elmer, ed., et al.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers, Inc., 1939


New Graphic Series - Vol. 1, No. 1, 1939. Illustrated paper over boards, 21.8 by 27.2 cm, not paginated. Very good with light wear to the extremities, light rubbing to the boards, and a 2 by 4 cm stain with a smear of green paint (possibly a printing error). The interior has a few light spots of foxing, but the linoleum cut by Hans Alexander Mueller is clean. View more info

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The Fear of Books

By: Jackson, Holbrook

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Soncino Press, 1932

Edition: Limited ed


Jackson, Holbrook. The Fear of Books. London: The Soncino Press/New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1932, limited edition of 2000 numbered copies (and 48 signed copies) of which this is number 1200. Red cloth with gilt spine titles, no jacket, 15.5 by 23.8 cm, x 199 pp. Very good with the charming typographical bookplate of Philip Doern on the front pastedown. From the author of The Anatomy of Bibliomania, this volume looks at bibliophobia, whether it be fear of th... View more info

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The Grolier Club: Iter Italicum

By: Austin, Gabriel, ed.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grolier, 1963

Edition: First printing


[Grolier Club] Austin, Gabriel, ed. The Grolier Club: Iter Italicum. New York: The Grolier Club, 1963, limited printing of 750 copies. Light brown cloth with gilt spine titles and Grolier emblem blindstamped on front cover, dust jacket, 17 by 24.3 cm, xxi [2] 298 pp., illus. Near fine with the exception of the writing (read on). The jacket is very good with a few edge tears, a chip out of the font flap crease, and sun fading on the spine. A commemorative volume ... View more info

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The Grolier Club: Iter Veneticum

By: Stephenson, Jean; Kit Currie

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Grolier Club, 2001

Edition: Limited ed


Stephenson, Jean; Kit Currie. The Grolier Club: Iter Veneticum. New York: The Grolier Club, 2001, limited edition of 350. Marbled boards over burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, 19.5 by 29 cm, 121 pp., illus. Fine. A commemorative volume documenting a Grolier Club trip to Venice in 1998. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedic... View more info

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The Paper Maker – Run of Thirteen Issues [Hand and Machine Made Paper History Journal]

By: Anderson, James; Edward Grant, eds.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Wilmington, DE, Hercules Powder Company Inc. (Paper makers Chemical Department), 1957-1963


Wilmington, DE: Hercules Powder Company Inc. (Paper makers Chemical Department), 1957-1963. Very Good. Thirteen bi-yearly journals, 1957-1963. Card wraps with plastic comb bindings, 21.8 by 27.8 cm, 36 to 68 pp. ea. Included are: Vol. 26 No. 2, 1957 (dampstains along the fore edge); Vol. 27 No. 1, 1958 (very good with cracks in the comb binding); Vol. 27 No. 2, 1958 (dampstains along the fore edge of the second half of the journal); Vol. 28 No. 1, 1959 (very good); ... View more info

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The Papers of Bernard De Voto: A Description and a Checklist of his Works with a Tribute by Wallace Stegner on the occasion of an Exhibition in the Albert M. Bender Room, The Stanford University Libraries, October 1 through November 26, 1960

By: Barclay, Julius, editor; Wallace Stegner

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stanford, The Leland Stanford, Jr. University, 1960


2000 copies printed. Sew wraps with card covers, 15.5 by 23 cm, 62 pp. Near fine with only faint signs of wear to the wraps. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member ABAA, ILAB, IOBA) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition. View more info