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Collection of 550 Dutch Bookseller Labels [Booksellers Labels, Marks, Tickets]

By: N/A

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Netherlands,

Seller ID: 2285

Condition: Very Good


A wonderful collection of bookseller labels from the Netherlands, primarily from the early- to mid-1900s, with a few marks from the late 19th Century, and a few modern examples. Arranged alphabetically by city (Aalsmeer, Aalten, Almelo, Amersfoort, Amstelveen, Amsterdam … Zeist, Zutphen, Zwolle), then by shop or surname (Felix P. Abrahamson, Abrahamson & Van Straaten, J.M. Alles, Boekhandel Ambon, Apollo Boekhandel, De Arbeiderspers, Barends’ Boekhandel…). After the last label (J.M.W. Waanders of Zwolle), there are about fifty oversized marks. Totaling 550 labels, there are no duplica... View more info

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Vintage Postcard of The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, with H.G. Groves, Stationer [Tabard Inn Library]

By: A. Mercer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wells, Kent, England, A. Mercer: nd

Seller ID: 3225

Condition: very good


Published by A. Mercer, Tobacconist, not dated, card no. 2068-272. Unused postcard, 13.9 by 8.9 cm. Minor wear at the corners. A classic view of the Pantiles, in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. To the right stands the shop of H.G. Groves displaying a sign for The Tabard Inn Library, as well as a sign for Onoto Pens. On the left can be seen W.J. Biggs, Grocer. View more info

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The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, Vol. I No. 1

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

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers): 1935

Seller ID: 1772

Condition: Very Good +


New York: The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers), 1935. Very Good +. Summer 1935, New Series, Volume I Number 1. Illustrated paper over boards, 15.9 by 24 cm, 159 pp. plus colophon. Light yellowing to the boards, small tears and dampstain at the foot of the spine. Includes subscription card, envelope, and an exhibition notice. View more info

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The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, Vol. I No. 3

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

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers): 1936

Seller ID: 1773

Condition: Very Good +


New York: The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers), 1936. Very Good +. Winter 1936, New Series, Volume I Number 3. Illustrated paper over boards, 15.9 by 24 cm, [vi] 323-480 pp. Light yellowing and rubbing to the boards, darkening on the spine, and drip marks on the top corner of the textblock. There is a small, simple book label on the front pastedown. View more info

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The Colophon New Series: A Quarterly for Bookmen, Vol. I No. 4

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

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers): 1936

Seller ID: 1774

Condition: Very Good +


New York: The Colophon Ltd. (Pynson Printers), 1936. Very Good +. Spring 1936, New Series, Volume I Number 4. Illustrated paper over boards, 15.9 by 24 cm, [vi] 487-644 pp. Light yellowing to the boards and darkening to the spine, a couple of spots in the lower margin of the front cover, and minor rubbing on the back cover. Includes subscription notice. 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

Seller ID: 1993

Condition: Good


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

Seller ID: 1994

Condition: Very Good


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 Book Collectors’ Quarterly, Part Eleven (1932)

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

Price: $20.00

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

Seller ID: 1995

Condition: Very Good


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 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

Seller ID: 1996

Condition: Very Good


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 HAND OF ZAMORANO

By: AGUSTÍN VICENTE ZAMORANO

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Zamorano Club: 1959

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 106

Condition: Near Fine


A facsimile reproduction of a manuscript on the Californias in 1829, written by Don Agustin Vicente Zamorano, as Secretary to the Governor Jose Maria de Echeandia, translated by Arnulfo D. Trejo and Roland D. Hussey, with a preface by George L. Harding. Printed by The Zamorano Club (Los Angeles) in 1959 as a limited edition of 250 copies. Printed by Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press. 8 3/4 by 12 3/4-inch, string-bound booklet. Includes the printed introductions and translations and the seven page facsimile of the original document. Printed letterpress on beautiful laid paper with pa... 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

Seller ID: 1803

Condition: Very Good


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); Vol. 28 No. 2, 1959 (very good); Vol. 29 No. 1, 1960 (very good); Vol. 29 No. 2, 1960 (very good); Vol. 30 No. 1, 1961 (small... View more info

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Fragrance Among Old Volumes: Essays and Idylls of a Book Lover

By: Anderton, Basil

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Freeport, NY, Books for Libraroes Press: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1304

Condition: Very Good


Anderton, Basil. Fragrance Among Old Volumes: Essays and Idylls of a Book Lover. Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, Inc., 1967, reprint edition of the original 1910 Keegan Paul edition. Blue buckram with very faded gilt spine titles, 15 by 21.8 cm, xi 110 pp., illus. Faint cover wear and a small nick on the top edge of the back cover. Ten essays, including “Magliabecchi: The Great Florentine Bookman,” “Concerning the Book-Plates of Thomas Bewick,” and “Two Minor Books of Emblems.” No writing, highlighting, names, or other markings. We ship our books in boxes or c... View more info

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Lettering on Books

By: Arthur Johnson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Zealand, Puriri Press: 1993

Edition: Numbered, Limited Edition

Seller ID: 94

Condition: Very Good +


New Zealand: Puriri Press, 1993. Numbered, Limited Edition. Very Good +. New Zealand: Puriri Press, 1993. Numbered, Limited Edition. Very Good +. Limited edition, this being number 156 of 250. Authored by the bookbinder Arthur Johnson. Very good condition with only light wear to the wraps and a light sticker ghost on the ffep. (eph) View more info

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Members of The Grolier Club 1884-1984

By: Asaf, Allen; Lynda Wornom, compilers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Grolier: 1986

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 1295

Condition: Fine


Asaf, Allen; Lynda Wornom, compilers. Members of The Grolier Club 1884-1984. New York: The Grolier Club, 1986. Brown cloth with gilt spine titles and cover decorations, 12 by 21.5 cm, 189 pp. Fine. Includes an alphabetical list of members and chronological lists of officers, council members, and committees. First Edition. 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

Seller ID: 1292

Condition: Near Fine


[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 documenting a Grolier Club trip to Italy in 1962, this volume has a slip of paper tipped in on the ffep which is printed “M... 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

Seller ID: 1874

Condition: Near Fine


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

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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

Seller ID: 1931

Condition: Fine


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 twelve parts, these volumes collect the entire series of this beautiful book arts journal that featured some of history’s g... View more info

Theodore Bliss: Publisher & Bookseller, A Study of Character and Life in the Middle Period of the XIX Century

By: Bliss, Arthur Ames, ed

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Northampton, Massachusetts, The Northampton Historical Society: 1941

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 413

Condition: Near Fine


Northampton, Massachusetts: The Northampton Historical Society, 1941. First Thus. Near Fine. Northampton, Massachusetts: The Northampton Historical Society, 1941. First Thus. Near Fine. Bliss, Arthur Ames, ed. Theodore Bliss: Publisher & Bookseller, A Study of Character and Life in the Middle Period of the XIX Century. Northampton, Massachusetts: The Northampton Historical Society, first edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Hardcover, 6 1/4 by 9 1/4-inches, [10] 79 pp. Mint green paper over green cloth spine with gilt spine titles and green cover titles. Tight and clean with only ... View more info

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Book Token for Boots Booklovers Library [Circulating Libraries]

By: Boots Booklovers Library

Price: $15.00

Publisher: np, Book Token for Boots Booklovers Library: nd

Seller ID: 3236

Condition: Very Good


Ivorine tag printed in green, approx. 3 by 3.5 cm. Very good with light soiling. The Boots Booklovers Library, which had no connection to Seymour Eaton’s Booklovers Library based in Philadelphia, was formed in 1898 and were located within over a hundred Boots shops, a chain of English pharmacies. In its heyday, the lending library had over 500,000 subscribers. The concern lasted until 1966. This token, an ivorine version of their logo and labels, reads on the verso “This voucher is issued in lieu of one book & must be surrendered when borrowing recommences or the subscription expires.... View more info

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Bound to be the Best: The Club Bindery, Catalogue of an Exhibition at The Grolier Club

By: Boss, Thomas G.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Thomas G. Boss Fine Books: 2004

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 1929

Condition: Very Good


Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 2004. Limited ed. Very Good. 550 copies printed. Blue cloth with gilt titles and decorations, 23 by 31.2 cm, 137 pp. plus colophon, illus. Very good with some light scuff marks on the covers and minor bumping to the upper corner of the front cover. A stunning and scarce exhibition catalog, featuring examples from the bindery of Smith and Mansell, the Club Bindery, the Rowfant Bindery, the Booklover’s Shop, and the French binders, a chronology of the Club Bindery, appendices of brass plate dies and tools owned, etc. Includes the essay “Prelude to a ... View more info