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Dibdin in Paris (1818)

By: Janssen, Frans A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Goy, Netherlands, Hes & De Graaf Publishers: 2008

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1934

Condition: Fine


“This book is published in a limited edition on the occasion of the new year 2008 for friends and clients of Antiquaria Forum BV and Hes & De Graaf Publishers BV.” Cream paper over boards with red and black titles and decorations, 14 by 21.9 cm, 43 (4) pp. Fine. From the publisher: “This beautiful book gives an entertaining account of Dibdin's stay in Paris during his bibliographical tour through France and Germany. Frans Janssen describes the bibliophile’s visits to prominent representatives of the book world as Renouard, Brunet and Crapelet and their reactions to what he had to s... View more info

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Japico - Japanpapiere für die Restaurierung [Japanese Papers for Restorations] [Paper, Sample Book]

By: Japico

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Vienna, Japico-Feinpapiervertrieb: August 1990

Seller ID: 1806

Condition: Very Good


Vienna: Japico-Feinpapiervertrieb, August 1990. Very Good. Mylar-covered presentation binder with cover page and 26 leaves, printed recto only, with a total of 50 paper samples, most averaging 12 by 8 cm. Light yellowing along the top edge of the cover sheet and back cover only, and a name in pen on the cover sheet. All samples intact. A Japico sample book featuring Japanese-made restoration papers. Japico Fine Paper Sales was founded in 1976 and specializes in high-quality papers for painting, drawing, fine press, and restoration. (os) View more info

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Bookscout

By: John Dunning

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Dinkytown Antiquarian Books: 1998

Edition: First Separate Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 183

Condition: Near Fine


Minneapolis: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 1998. First Separate Edition. Near Fine/very good. Minneapolis: Dinkytown Antiquarian Books, 1998. First Separate Edition. Near Fine/very good. SIGNED by Dunning. Staple-bound booklet with dust jacket. No. 348 of 3000, limited edition, this copy from the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Typographia, or the Printers’ Instructor: Including an Account of the Origin of Printing, with Biographical Notices of the Printers of England, from Caxton to the Close of the Sixteenth Century: A Series of Ancient and Modern Alphabets, and Domesday Characters: Together with an Elucidation of Every Subject Connected with the Art [Two Volumes]

By: Johnson, John

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Gregg Press, Ltd.: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1946

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes, complete. Red cloth over boards with gilt spine titles, 18 by 14.5 cm, not paginated. Very good with light sun fading on the spines and a previous owner’s name and date on the ffep (Terry Belanger again, 1973). Originally published in 1824, this important early printing manual was reprinted by Gregg in a much reduced format, with two pages of the Typographia printed on each page of this set – tiny, but still legible. Useful for its extensive early history of the subject. View more info

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Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Volume I

By: Julia Miller, ed

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Legacy Press: 2013

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 746

ISBN: 0979797454

Condition: New


Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2013. First printing. New/new. Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2013. First printing. New/new. Miller, Julia. Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Volume I. Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2013, first edition, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7 1/4 by 10 1/4-inches, xi, 522 pp. plus colophon. Brown cloth with black spine titles. Signed by the editor, Julia Miller, on the half-title page (no inscription). New, unread copy. Includes a DVD with additional images (also new). Essays include: Historical Repair, Recycling, and Recovering Phenomen... View more info

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Thirty-Seven Issues of the Ex Libris Chronicle, the Journal of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers (ASBC&D), Vol. 1 No. 1, 2001 – Vol. 12 No. 4, 2013

By: Keenan, James P., ed.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: ASBC&D: 2001-2013

Seller ID: 1405

Condition: Very Good - Fine


[ASBC&D] Keenan, James P., ed. Thirty-Seven Issues of the Ex Libris Chronicle, the Journal of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers. Cambridge, MA/Tucson, AZ/Laredo, TX: American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2001 – Vol. 12 No. 4, 2013, with no missing issues. Staple-bound card and self-wraps, 14 by 21.5 cm (with some variation), 19 to 74 pp. each, illus. Most issues are fine or near fine, with a few of the early issues showing light cover wear and yellowing. Twelve complete volumes of the Chronicle, a well-illustrated (mostly in black an... View more info

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Quest Book Guest Book: A Biblio-Folly - Signed

By: Leona Rostenberg, Madeleine Stern

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Santa Monica, Modoc Press: 1993

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1266

ISBN: 0929246047

Condition: Near Fine


Rostenberg, Leona; Madeleine B. Stern. Quest Book – Guest Book: A Biblio-Folly. Santa Monica: Modoc Press, 1993. Perfect-bound, glossy wraps. Near fine. Signed by Rostenberg and Stern on the first leaf: “For our colleague/ G… N… / With best wishes / Leona – Madeline,” with “NY Book Fair, April ‘93” written in a different hand.” Ah, the folly of book hunting – the dynamic duo bring us along on their further adventures. View more info

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The Chapin Library at Williams College - A Short-Title List

By: Lucy Eugenia Osborne, Compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, Maine, The Southworth-Anthoensen Press: 1939

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 172

Condition: Very Good +


Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1939. First edition. Very Good +. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1939. First edition. Very Good +. 1st printing, 1939. NOT ex-lib. Very good condition with only very light wear to the boards. Gilt spine titles and nice and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Top edge gilt. No writing, names, or bookplate. First Edition. View more info

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Books Once Were Men: An Essay for Booklovers

By: McCutcheon, George Barr; William Dana Orcutt, intro.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead: 1931

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1308

Condition: Near Fine


New York: Dodd, Mead, 1931 Limited ed Near Fine McCutcheon, George Barr; William Dana Orcutt, intro Books Once Were Men: An Essay for Booklovers New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1931, “this volume is designed by William Dana Orcutt, and is produced in this limited edition of one thousand copies under his personal supervision by the Plimpton Press” Decorative paper over black cloth spine with gilt spine titles, in original slipcase with paper spine label, 144 by 204 cm, x 61 pp, illus by Doris Flather Book is near fine with a 15 mm tear on the bottom edge of the title page The slipcas... View more info

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Early American Bookbindings from the Collection of Michael Papantonio

By: Michael Papantonio

Price: $20.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian Society: 1986

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: 1861

ISBN: 0912296755

Condition: New


American Antiquarian Society, 1986. 2nd edition. Paperback. New. New, still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap and in pristine condition. Softcover. 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. View more info

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Joinings and Disjoinings: The Significance of Marital Status in Literature

By: Mink, JoAnna Stephens; Janet Doubler Ward, eds.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 1991

Seller ID: 1888

Condition: Fine


Grey cloth with black spine titles, dust jacket, 16 by 23.5 cm, 173 pp. The hardcover is fine – appears unread – with no writing, highlighting, names or other markings. The jacket is very good with uneven sun fading on the spine and top and edges. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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Ex Libris Carissimis - Signed

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania: 1932

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1325

Condition: Very Good


Morley, Christopher. Ex Libris Carissimis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1932, first U.S. edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, decorative paper over black cloth spine and gilt spine titles, 14.5 by 25.8 cm, x 134 pp. Inscribed and signed on the ffep: “Ex Libris Robert Wilson – / Christopher Morley / 1936.” Very good with one small drip mark on the fore edge of the textblock. The jacket has sun darkening on the spine and chips and small tears on the edges (especially the head and tail of the spine panel). From the front flap: “The theme of these charming, informa... View more info

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Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection on Literary Forgery, Catalog of An Exhibition August 19, 1999-December 15, 1999

By: Murray, Timothy; Robert D. Fleck; Susan Brynteson; David P. Roselle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newark, DE, University of Delaware Library: 1999

Seller ID: 2831

Condition: Very Good


[Forgeries] Murray, Timothy; Robert D. Fleck; Susan Brynteson; David P. Roselle. Forging a Collection: The Frank W. Tober Collection on Literary Forgery, Catalog of An Exhibition August 19, 1999-December 15, 1999. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Library, 1999. Wraps, 15.3 by 22.7 cm, xi 88 pp., illus. Very good with faint wear to the wraps and minor sun fading on the spine. Upon his death in 1995, Frank Tober donated his entire collection of books, manuscripts, and research materials to the University of Delaware. Among his many pursuits, the research of literary forgeries was at the... 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

Seller ID: 1939

Condition: Good


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 Library of Books of the Late Learned Samuel Johnson, Esq; LL.D., Deceased,” from Christies, London, 1785. The library of Johns... View more info

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End Papers: Literary Recreations - Signed

By: Newton, Alfred Edward

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1933

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1346

Condition: Very Good


Newton, Alfred Edward. End Papers: Literary Recreations. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1933, limited “Dream-Children Edition,” number 1148 of 1351 copies, inscribed and signed by Newton on the limitation page: “Even without Thomas Hardy we should have had the Shropshire Lass / A . Edward Newton.” Hardcover, blue paper over tan cloth spine with navy spine titles and embossed image of Poseidon on the front cover, 16.5 by 24.3 cm, 235 pp., illus., with a facsimile of Charles Lamb’s “Dream-Children” manuscript in a pocket on the rear pastedown. Includes a married slipcase w... 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

Seller ID: 1424

Condition: Near Fine


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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Nelson [Horatio Nelson, 1928 Christmas Keepsake]

By: Newton, Alfred Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Daylesford, Pennsylvania, Self-Published: 1923

Seller ID: 1425

Condition: Near Fine


Newton, Alfred Edward. Nelson. Daylesford, Pennsylvania: Privately Printed by A. Edward Newton, 1928. Staple-bound, card wraps with string tie, 12.3 by 18.4 cm, [16] pp. Faint sun fading on the spine and very faint cover wear. Newton’s 1928 Christmas keepsake featuring a tipped-in color portrait of Horatio Nelson, followed by Newton’s short essay on the Royal Navy officer. (eph) First Edition. 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

Seller ID: 1427

Condition: Very Good +


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, ILAB) is an open shop dedicated to offering fine books for discriminating readers. (eph) First Edition. 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

Seller ID: 1940

Condition: Near Fine


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 hand-marbled specimens by Iris Nevins, “marbled according to the directions given in the text.” A detailed manual on bi... 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

Seller ID: 1338

Condition: Very Good


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 affectionate account of the Australian poet Chris Brennan by the bookseller who first published him: “The firm of Geo. B. Philip ... View more info