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The 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair opens today, February 12, 2016 at 3 pm at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Here are 3 lists that I published describing items I will be showing at the fair.  Please join us if you can. 

92 Miniature Books from the private collection of Mel Kavin:

http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//mel'sbookfairminis.pdf

A short biography of Los Angeles printer Richard J. Hoffman with a list of 26 items he printed:

http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//richard%20hoffman.pdf

And a miscellany of 34 items that feature several of my specialties, including California History, Fine Printing and Artist's Books, The History of the Book, and Typography:

http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//49th%20ca%20bk%20fair.pdf

I was interviewed recently on The Rare Book Cafe.  It was an opportunity to promote the upcoming 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair, coming up February 12 through 14, 2016.  We talked about the material I will be showing at the fair, among other things:




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The Art of Printing., Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
The Art of Printing.
50.00 USD
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L'Inventaire de la Fonderie Le Be, Selon la Transcription de Jean Pierre Fournier., Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
L'Inventaire de la Fonderie Le Be, Selon la Transcription de Jean Pierre Fournier.
50.00 USD
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Reminiscences., Victor Scholderer (1880-1971).
Reminiscences.
20.00 USD
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Robert Granjon a Rome 1578-1589.  Notes Preliminaires a une Historie de la Typographie Romaine a la Fin du XVIe Siecle., Hendrik Desire Louis Vervliet (b. 1923).
Robert Granjon a Rome 1578-1589. Notes Preliminaires a une Historie de la Typographie Romaine a la Fin du XVIe Siecle.
45.00 USD
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A Note on Giovanantonio Tagliente., Sir James Wardrop (1905-1957).
A Note on Giovanantonio Tagliente.
15.00 USD
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The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. Footnote to an Enquiry., John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. Footnote to an Enquiry.
12.00 USD
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The Forgeries of Tennyson's Plays., John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
The Forgeries of Tennyson's Plays.
35.00 USD
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Gorfin's Stock., John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
Gorfin's Stock.
35.00 USD
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The Fell Types: What Has Been Done In and About Them., Harry Graham Carter (1901-1982).
The Fell Types: What Has Been Done In and About Them.
20.00 USD
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"Huguenot Typography." Extract from: Huguenot Society Proceedings, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1970.
15.00 USD
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The Twelve Days of Christmas., Marian Byrne.
The Twelve Days of Christmas.
75.00 USD
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The Santa Who Was Late., Louis Zara (1910-2001).
The Santa Who Was Late.
50.00 USD
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Christmas Poems., James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916).
Christmas Poems.
50.00 USD
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Santa's Own Story of His Many Lives as He Told it to...., E. Willis Jones.
Santa's Own Story of His Many Lives as He Told it to....
65.00 USD
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It is Once Again Time to Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas., Norman W. Forgue (1905-1985), editor.
It is Once Again Time to Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas.
85.00 USD
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Four Christmas Stories., Norman W. Forgue (1905-1985), editor.
Four Christmas Stories.
85.00 USD
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Made In L. A.: The Prints of Cirrus Editions., Bruce Davis, editor.
Made In L. A.: The Prints of Cirrus Editions.
50.00 USD
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Revelations: Art of the Apocalypse., Nancy Grubb.
Revelations: Art of the Apocalypse.
15.00 USD
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Suceden los espejos. 43 pintores cubanos., Miguel Angel B.
Suceden los espejos. 43 pintores cubanos.
75.00 USD
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Louvre: All the Paintings., Vincent Pomarède and Erich Lessing.
Louvre: All the Paintings.
75.00 USD
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Istanbul: Capital of Three Empires., İlhan Aksit
Istanbul: Capital of Three Empires.
120.00 USD
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Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, Bancroft, Sarah
Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series
65.00 USD
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Guido Argentini: Shades of a Woman, Guido Argentini.
Guido Argentini: Shades of a Woman
200.00 USD
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Biedermeier Furniture, Pressler, Rudolf; Straub, Robin
Biedermeier Furniture
25.00 USD
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