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The Story of The National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers

By: Bundock, Clement J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1959

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1950

Condition: Very Good


Navy cloth with gilt spine titles, lacks dust jacket, 16 by 24 cm, vii 588 (2) with fold-out “Family Tree” of the Union. Light bumping to the extremities and a few small scratch marks; foxing and yellowing on the endpapers. Signed on the ffep: “With best wishes / Clement J. Bundock.” Much information on the day-to-day activities of book workers in England from the mid-19th Century through the first half of the 20th. Divided into five sections: “With the Bookbinders,” “In the Warehouse,” “Between Two Wars,” “ Among the Papermakers,” and “Sail On, O Union, Strong an... 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

Seller ID: 1321

Condition: Very Good


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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Livre D’Or du Bibliophile 1925, 1926 – 1927, 1928 – 1929

By: Chambre Syndicale des D’Art; Various

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Paris, Chambre Syndicale des Éditeurs du Livres D’Art: 1925-27

Seller ID: 1922

Condition: Very Good


Première Année 1925, Deuxième Année 1926-1927, Troisième Année 1928-1929, the first volume is no. 1863 of a limited printing of 2000 and the third volume is no. 225 of 1800 printed; the second volume has no such designation. Plain sewn wraps in printed dust jackets, 25.5 by 32.7 cm, not paginated (624 pp. total), illus., 1 tipped-in plate. Chipping at the head and tails of the spine (especially the first volume). The binding of the second volume is shaken with the first five signatures nearly detached. The third volume has light sunning around the edges of the wraps and heavy sun fad... View more info

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William Morris: Master-Printer, A Lecture Given on the Evening of November 27, 1896 to Students of the Printing School , St. Bride Foundation Institute in London

By: Colebrook, Frank; John De Pol, illustrations; William S. Peterson, ed., intro.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Council Bluffs, Iowa, Yellow Barn Press: 1989

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1470

Condition: Very Good


Council Bluffs, Iowa: Yellow Barn Press, 1989. Limited ed. Very Good. Colebrook, Frank; John De Pol, illustrations; William S. Peterson, ed., intro. William Morris: Master-Printer, A Lecture Given on the Evening of November 27, 1896 to Students of the Printing School , St. Bride Foundation Institute in London. Council Bluffs, Iowa: Yellow Barn Press, 1989, limited edition of 1,400 copies. Light blue paper-covered boards, 15.3 by 23 cm, x 34 pp., illus. Very good with light bumping to the head of the spine, minor sun fading on the spine and a few light smudges on the front cover (see ima... View more info

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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

Seller ID: 1335

Condition: Very Good


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, Cadell and Black, John Murray, William Blackwood, Chambers, Knight and Cassell, Henry Colburn, the Rivingtons, Parkers and Ja... 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

Seller ID: 1357

Condition: Very Good


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 worn gilt border and gilt decorations to edges of the boards. This copy has been recently rebacked by a master bookbinder with g... View more info

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The Printers’ Price List

By: De Vinne, Theodore Low

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York/London, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1948

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 13.5 by 18.4 cm, xvi 459 pp. plus 17 pages of ads at the rear and 3 pages of titles in the Garland series. Near fine with a previous owner’s name and date on the ffep (none other than the beloved Terry Belanger, 1980). Originally published in 1871, this reprint is part of Garland’s series of “Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History.” Includes a new introduction by Irene Tichenor. View more info

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Dennison’s 1910 Stationers Catalogue: Tags and Specialties [Dennison Manufacturing Company]

By: Dennison Manufacturing Company

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Framingham, MA, Dennison Manufacturing Company: 1910

Seller ID: 3024

Condition: Fair-Good


Red cloth with black spine titles and black, cream, and gilt cover titles and decorations, 22 by 28.5 cm, 158 pp., illus., samples. Wear at the corners and spine ends, light pencil scribbles on the endpapers and frontis, a few pencil notes in the text, and some of the samples have been removed (see below). At one time, Dennison’s was a powerhouse of office and stationery supplies, and a manufacturer of tags and labels for a variety of businesses, including booksellers. This fully-illustrated catalog – with many illustrations in color – features everything from coin wrappers and sealin... 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

Seller ID: 395

Condition: Near Fine


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 introduction and nearly seventy limericks by Dunning. Printed by the late Larry Dingman of Dinkytown, with his bookseller label ... View more info

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Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Their History, Makers and Uses, With a Catalogue Raisonné of the Works in Which They Are Found - SIGNED 1st

By: Dunthorne, Gordon

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Author: 1938

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 957

Condition: Very Good +


Washington DC: Author, 1938. Limited ed. Very Good +. Dunthorne, Gordon. Flower and Fruit Prints of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries: Their History, Makers and Uses, With a Catalogue Raisonné of the Works in Which They Are Found. Washington, DC: Published by the author, 1938, limited edition of 2,500 copies. Hardcover with coated cloth with bright gilt titles and decorations on leather spine and cover labels, 250mm x 336mm, xiv, 275 pp. plus limitation page, 78 illustrations, 36 of which are in color. Very good with corner wear and wear to the head and tail of the spine with wear to t... View more info

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Penrose’s Pictorial Annual: The Process Year Book 1911-1912, Vol. 17 [Printing]

By: Gamble, William, ed.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, A.W. Penrose and Company Ltd.: 1912

Seller ID: 1924

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with black and grey spine and cover titles and decorations, advertising endpapers, intaglio frontis of the Mona Lisa, xii 224 pp. plus an 80-page section of plates and an 87-page section of advertising (all printing related) at the back, with numerous additional plates interspersed with the text. A lovely copy with light wear to the corners and head of the spine, and heavier wear to the foot of the spine. Numerous technical articles on the printing trade, including Alphonse Louis Poitevon and his work, charts for screen operating, economy in color-proofing, “electrotype hysteri... View more info

A Catalogue of the Washington Collection in the Boston Athenaeum - with presentation bookplate to General A.W. Greely

By: Griffin, Appleton P.C

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Boston, Boston Athenaeum: 1897

Edition: First American edition

Seller ID: 589

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, 7 1/4 by 9 1/2-inches, xi, 566 pp. Green cloth with dulled gilt spine titles, top edge gilt. Former Department of the Army library copy with their embossed stamp on the title page and stamps on the copyright page, the fore edge of the textblock, and on a few pages. There are also small “withdrawn” stamps on the front and rear pastedowns and the title page. Light rubbing to the corners and spine ends with a quarter-inch split at the head of the spine. A few light scratches on the boards and some lightly faded spots on the spine where some labels were removed. The front and ... View more info

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Engraved and Typographic Work of Rudolph Ruzicka: An Exhibition

By: Groiler Club Of New York

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1948

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33


One of 500 copies printed and bound in April 1948 by The George Grady Press, New York, and SIGNED by Mr. Ruzicka in pencil at the colophon. Stiff wrappers with a mottled brown design and dull (as stamped) gilt spine titles and cover device. Five black and white images, three color images (including title page). 36 pages plus signed colophon. Near fine condition with only faint wear to the wraps and some very tiny nicks to the paper on the spine. A lovely copy. (eph) View more info

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COMMERCIAL BOOKBINDINGS: An Historical Sketch, with Some Mention of an Exhibition of Drawings, Covers and Books at the Grolier Club April 5 to April 28, 1894

By: Grolier Club

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Grolier Club: 1894

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 166

Condition: Very Good +


New York: Grolier Club, 1894. First edition. Very Good +. New York: Grolier Club, 1894. First edition. Very Good +. 1894 first edition in the original wraps. 23 pages, 4 1/2 by 7 inches. In very good condition with only light wear to the wraps. The interior is clean and bright with a 1/4-inch closed tear on the edge of the first page. (eph) View more info

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Guild of Book Workers Journal , Spring 2002, Volume XXXVII, Number 1

By: Guild of Book Workers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Guild of Book Workers: 2002

Seller ID: 1429

Condition: Very Good +


Guild of Book Workers Journal , Spring 2002, Volume XXXVII, Number 1. New York: Guild of Book Workers, Inc. 13.9 by 21.5 cm, 95 pp., illus. Very good with only faint wear to the covers. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

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Guild of Book Workers Journal , Fall 2003, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1

By: Guild of Book Workers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Guild of Book Workers: 2003

Seller ID: 1430

Condition: Very Good +


Guild of Book Workers Journal , Fall 2003, Volume XXXVIII, Number 1. New York: Guild of Book Workers, Inc. 13.9 by 21.5 cm, 112 pp., illus. Very good with only faint wear to the covers. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

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Guild of Book Workers Journal , Spring 2004, Volume XXXIX, Number 1

By: Guild of Book Workers

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Guild of Book Workers: 2004

Seller ID: 1432

Condition: Very Good +


Guild of Book Workers Journal , Spring 2004, Volume XXXIX, Number 1. New York: Guild of Book Workers, Inc. 13.9 by 21.5 cm, 68 pp., illus. Very good with only faint wear to the covers and minor bumping to the lower corner. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

The Collector's Library Vols. 1 and 2: Pictures and Picture Collecting bound together with The Art of Extra-Illustration

By: Holmes, C.J.; J.M. Bulloch; T.W.H. Crossland, series. ed

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd.: 1903 (Both)

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 417

Condition: Near Fine


London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd., 1903. First edition. Near Fine. London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd., 1903. First edition. Near Fine. [Grangerized, Extra-Illustration] Holmes, C.J.; J.M. Bulloch; T.W.H. Crossland, series. ed. Pictures and Picture Collecting (by Holmes) bound together with The Art of Extra-Illustration. London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd., 1903 (both), first editions. Custom quarter linen binding by master bookbinder Vernon Wiering (Grand Rapids, MI) with wheat-colored hand-made paper from the University of Iowa Center for the Book over a light brown Japanese c... View more info

Book Source Magazine, 2010 – 1012, 18 Issues

By: Huckans, John C., editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cazenovia, New York, 2010-1012

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 674

Condition: New


Staple-bound wraps, glossy cover with newsprint leaves, 6 by 9-inches, 50 pp ea New, unread copies This digest-sized periodical is published bimonthly and features news, entertainment and opinion of rare and antiquarian books, including auction results, special exhibits, specialist directories, and editorials from around the world This lot includes all the issues published for 2010, 2011 and 2012. First Edition. 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

Seller ID: 1936

Condition: Near Fine


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 ‘the list may be of value not only as a record of those who were engaged in these trades and professions but that, from the... View more info