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Image for Sixty Years Recollections and Impressions of a Bookseller: Christopher Brennan

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 affect... View more info

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William Andrews Clark Memorial Library: Report of the First Decade, 1934-1944

By: Powell, Lawrence Clark; Ernest Carroll Moore; Edward Augustus Dickson; Cora Edgerton Sanders, et al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, The University of California Press: 1946

Seller ID: 2209

Condition: Very Good


"Seventy-five copies of this report have been printed on 100 per cent rag book paper and specially bound for presentation to members of the Zamorano Club.” Red cloth with gilt cover titles in black panel, 14.5 by 21.5 cm, vii 78 pp. plus colophon and eight illus. Very good with only minor bumping at the corners and sun fading on the spine. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. Comprised of an introduction and eleven essays, including “The Beginnings... View more info

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Occasional Nuggets from the Providence Public Library Rare & Special Collections, Issues No. One, Two, Three, and Four (1,2,3,4), 2009

By: Providence Public Library

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Providence, Providence Public Library: 2009

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1433

Condition: Near Fine


Occasional Nuggets from the Providence Public Library Rare & Special Collections, Issues No. One, Two, Three, and Four (1,2,3,4), 2009. The first four issues of Occasional Nuggets from Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter 2009, numbered editions limited to 200 copies. Card wraps, issues one and four are staple-bound, issues two and three are string-bound, 14 by 21 cm, 12-16 pp. ea., illus., letterpress-printed covers. Near fine. “Each issue bringing to light a gem fr... View more info

Report of the Librarian of Congress and Report of the Superintendent of the Library Building and Grounds for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1912 - Library of Congress

By: Putnam, Herbert; Bernard Richardson Green

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Government Printing Office: 1912

Edition: First printing of this edition

Seller ID: 556

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover, 6 by 9 3/8-inches, frontis image of the LOC, 235 pp. plus five unnumbered plates showing the floor plans of the LOC. Dark red cloth with bright gilt spine titles. Light wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine, light scratches and a few tiny spots on the boards. Lacks front free endpaper. Heaving foxing on the frontis and title page only. Corner creases on a few pages. No writing, highlighting, names, or bookplate. First Edition. View more info

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The Philobiblon of Richard De Bury

By: Richard De Bury

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IndyPublish.com:

Seller ID: 1302

ISBN: 1404314741

Condition: Very Good


De Bury, Richard; E.C. Thomas, trans. The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury. McLean, Virginia: IndyPublish.com, nd. Hardcover with gilt spine titles, 15.6 by 23.5 cm, preface, prologue, 87 pp. Very good with a few small marks on the covers. A collection of essays concerning the acquisition, preservation, and organization of books written by de Bury shortly before his death in 1345. IndyPublish is a vanity press and reprint outfit and, while their products are bett... View more info

Das Buch vom Buchfenster (Bookshop Window Dislpays)

By: Rolf B. Forester

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Dusseldorf, Verlag der Jungbuchhandel: 1963

Seller ID: 220

Condition: Very Good +


Dusseldorf: Verlag der Jungbuchhandel, 1963. Very Good +. Dusseldorf: Verlag der Jungbuchhandel, 1963. Very Good +. This neat little book is about designing window displays for bookshops. The text is IN GERMAN. Verlag der Jungbuchhandel (Dusseldorf), 1963. Softcover, 53 pages of text followed by 32 black and white photos. In very good condition with only faint wear to the wraps. The interior is bright and clean. View more info

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Quest Book – Guest Book: A Biblio-Folly - Signed

By: Rostenberg, Leona; Madeleine B. Stern

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Santa Monica, Modoc: 1993

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1317

Condition: Fine


Rostenberg, Leona; Madeleine B. Stern. Quest Book – Guest Book: A Biblio-Folly. Santa Monica: Modoc Press, 1993. Perfect-bound, glossy wraps. Fine. Signed by Rostenberg and Stern on a bookplate on the first leaf. Ah, the folly of book hunting – the dynamic duo bring us along on their further adventures. First Edition. View more info

Slithy Toves: Illustrated Classic Herpetological Books at the University of Kansas in Pictures and Conversations

By: Sally Haines

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles: 2000

Seller ID: 879

ISBN: 0916984532

Condition: New


Brand new, still sealed in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Softcover. No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. View more info

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G.A. 100: The Centenary of the Division of Graphic Arts, An Exhibition at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution [Printing History]

By: Selim, Robert, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution: 1986

Seller ID: 1805

Condition: Near Fine


Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1986. Near Fine. Selim, Robert, ed. G.A. 100: The Centenary of the Division of Graphic Arts, An Exhibition at the Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1986. Staple-bound, card wraps, 20.3 by 25.4 cm, 50 (2) pp., illus. Near fine. Includes a chronology of the Division of Graphic Arts, a catalog of the exhibition, “The Division, the Smithsonian,... View more info

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Signature: A Quadrimestrial of Typography and Graphic Arts, New Series No. 9 [Typography, Periodical]

By: Simon, Oliver, ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Signature: New Series No. 9, 1949

Seller ID: 1807

Condition: Very Good


London: Signature, New Series No. 9, 1949. Very Good. Sewn wraps, 18.7 by 24.6 cm, 60 (2) pp., illus., including two fold-outs. Light wear and yellowing to the wraps with a faint vertical crease on the front cover. Has the bookplate of John Wallace Skinner (designed by Leo Wyatt) on the inside of the front cover. Includes “Arthur Christian, Director of the Imprimerie Nationale 1895-1905” by Linda Ritson, “The Uneasy Marriage-Bed” by H.S. Williamson, “Bewi... 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

Seller ID: 1326

Condition: Very Good


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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The Burton Historical Collection of the Detroit Public Library

By: Sprenger, Bernice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, The Detroit Public Library: 1971

Seller ID: 2699

Condition: Very Good


Brochure no. 7142. Staple-bound card wraps, 15.1 by 15.3 cm, 12 pp. incld. wraps, illus. Very good with only faint wear to the wraps. This ephemeral little booklet details the historical background of the Burton Historical Collection, including the reading room, catalog room, and its genealogical materials. It features a reproduction and brief description of the Burton bookplate designed by Raymond Everett. 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

Seller ID: 1306

Condition: Fine


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

The Club of Odd Volumes Year Book for 1925, Boston

By: The Club of Odd Volumes

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, The Club of Odd Volumes: 1925

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 142

Condition: Very Good


In good to very good condition with light wear and yellowing to the boards and some wear on the corners and paper spine label. Interior is clean with only light yellowing. Spine is strong and stable with all pages intact. Yearbook for 1925. Hardcover with no dust jacket as issued. First Edition. View more info

Grolier Club Exhibition Catalogs: Engraved Portraits, Being the Effigies of the Most Famous English Writers; English Literary Portraits; Engraved Portraits of Actors; Portraits Engraved by William Faithorne; Engraved Portraits of Washington Commemorative of the Centenary of His Death; and Engraved Portraits of French Authors, with Custom Leather Slipcase

By: The Grolier Club

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1891-1907

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 201

Condition: Very Good +


This listing includes six original Grolier Club exhibition catalogs (handlists really, there are no illustrations) housed in a period slipcase with a leather spine. Included are: Engraved Portraits, Being the Effigies of the Most Famous English Writers from Chaucer to Johnson, 1891; English Literary Portraits, 1898; Engraved Portraits of Actors, 1907; Portraits Engraved by William Faithorne, 1893; Engraved Portraits of Washington Commemorative of the Centenary of His De... View more info

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The American Magazine and Historical Chronicle: Published for the Edification and Amusement of Book Collectors, Historians, Bibliographers and the Discriminating General Public, COMPLETE SET

By: The William L. Clements Library, Editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan: 1985-89

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 68

Condition: Near Fine


This is a complete set of The American Magazine, 8 issues, housed in a custom slipcase. All eight issues are in near fine condition with only the faintest signs of shelf wear and a light crease on the upper right corner of Vol. 1 No. 2. The slipcase is in fine condition, wine-colored cloth with a paper label. The American Magazine was published in two different sizes: the first four are 9 by 6 inches; the last four are 7 by 10 inches. All fit nicely into the slipcase. No... View more info

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Bibliokleptomania

By: Thompson, Lawrence S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Peacock Press: 1968

Seller ID: 1301

Condition: Very Good


Thompson, Lawrence S. Bibliokleptomania. Berkeley: Peacock Press, 1968, a reprint of an article titled “Notes on Bibliokleptomania,” first published in The Bulletin of The New York Public Library. Staple-bound wraps, 17.5 by 24.7 cm, 40 pp. Very good aside from heavy sunning around the edges of the mint green wraps. A look at book thieves, “the moral questions posed by book theft are considerably more difficult than those involved in deciding the guilt or inno... View more info

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The Printers’ Guide; or, An Introduction to the Art of Printing

By: Van Winkle, Cornelius S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York/London, Garland Publishing, Inc.: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1947

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 13 by 18.4 cm, xii 229 pp. plus 54-pages depicting “A Specimen of Printing Types from the Foundry of E. White” and “A Specimen of Printing Types Cast at D. & G. Bruce’s Foundry,” illus., 1 fold-out scale chart. Very good with only minor wear at the extremities. Originally published in 1818, this reprint is part of Garland’s series of “Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History.” Includes a new introduction by ... View more info

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Bookways: A Quarterly for the Book Arts, Complete Set in Custom Slipcases

By: W. Thomas Taylor (Editor )

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Austin, W. Thomas Taylor: 1991-1995

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 10

Condition: Very Good


Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991-1995. First printing. Very Good. Austin: W. Thomas Taylor, 1991-1995. First printing. Very Good. This is a complete set of the fabulous "Bookways: A Quarterly for the Book Arts," published as 16 issues in 14 volumes (the last two volumes are double issues), 1991-1995. All the issues are in very good condition with only very faint edge wear. No. 2 has a lovely Book Club of California bookplate on the front cover and a 1" pe... View more info

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Books About Books: A Bio-Bibliography for Collectors

By: Webber, Winslow L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Hale, Cushman & Flint: 1937

Edition: First printing

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 1293

Condition: Very Good


Webber, Winslow L. Books About Books: A Bio-Bibliography for Collectors. Boston: Hale, Cushman & Flint, 1937, first printing. Hardcover with jacket, 18 by 25.3 cm, 168 pp. Very good with light, even yellowing, jacket is good with edge wear and chips, sun darkening on spine, and a few scuff marks. There are a couple small spots of skinning on the ffep, including one spot that partially peeled off the first letter of “For” in the inscription. Inscribed and signed ... View more info