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John Howell will be exhibiting at the Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair, this Saturday, March 28, 2015.  Below is a link with a representative sampling of material I will be bringing, including the first appearance in print of Bret Harte’s the “Luck of Roaring Camp,” Reference Books, Typography, and Circumnavigations.:

 http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//sacramentofair32815.pdf

 


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The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West. Volume IX, No. 6, June to November, 1898., Charles Fletcher Lummis, editor.
The Land of Sunshine: The Magazine of California and the West. Volume IX, No. 6, June to November, 1898.
20.00 USD
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The Whole Art of Bookbinding.  1811 English and 1824 American Editions.  Int[r]oduction by Michele V. Cloonan., Anonymous.
The Whole Art of Bookbinding. 1811 English and 1824 American Editions. Int[r]oduction by Michele V. Cloonan.
65.00 USD
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Typographical Printing-Surfaces: The Technology and Mechanism of their Production., Lucien Alphonse Legros (b. 1865) and John Cameron Grant (b. 1857).
Typographical Printing-Surfaces: The Technology and Mechanism of their Production.
200.00 USD
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The Bookbinder's Complete Instructor., G. Martin and George Cowie.
The Bookbinder's Complete Instructor.
85.00 USD
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Shrewsbury School Library Bindings., James Basil Oldham (1882-1962).
Shrewsbury School Library Bindings.
65.00 USD
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A Short Historical Sketch of the Art of Bookbinding.  With a Description of the Prominent Styles by William Matthews., William Loring Andrews (1837-1920) and Sidney Lawton Smith (1845-1929).
A Short Historical Sketch of the Art of Bookbinding. With a Description of the Prominent Styles by William Matthews.
75.00 USD
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The Progress of the Marbling Art.  Introduction by Victoria Dailey., Joseph Halfer.
The Progress of the Marbling Art. Introduction by Victoria Dailey.
85.00 USD
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The Printer's Price List.  With a New Introduction by Irene Tichenor., Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914).
The Printer's Price List. With a New Introduction by Irene Tichenor.
60.00 USD
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The Printer's Manual.  With a New Introduction by John Bidwell., Caleb Stower (1778 or 9-1818) and Edward Grattan (1804-1888).
The Printer's Manual. With a New Introduction by John Bidwell.
50.00 USD
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The Printer's Manual: A Practical Guide for Compositors and Pressmen.  With a New Introduction by Peter M. VanWingen., Thomas Lynch.
The Printer's Manual: A Practical Guide for Compositors and Pressmen. With a New Introduction by Peter M. VanWingen.
50.00 USD
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The Printer's Guide; or, An Introduction to the Art of Printing.  With a New Introduction by Carey S. Bliss., Cornelius S. Van Winkle (1785-1843).
The Printer's Guide; or, An Introduction to the Art of Printing. With a New Introduction by Carey S. Bliss.
45.00 USD
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John Bell, 1745-1831: Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Typefounder, Journalist, &c.  With a New Introduction by Nicolas Barker., Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
John Bell, 1745-1831: Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Typefounder, Journalist, &c. With a New Introduction by Nicolas Barker.
150.00 USD
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On Bookbindings Ancient and Modern., Joseph Cundall (1818-1895).
On Bookbindings Ancient and Modern.
50.00 USD
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An Historical Sketch of Bookbinding., Sarah Treverbian Prideaux (1853-1933).
An Historical Sketch of Bookbinding.
25.00 USD
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The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, 1770-1900., Michael Sadleir (1888-1957).
The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, 1770-1900.
75.00 USD
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English Blind-Stamped Bindings., James Basil Oldham (1882-1962).
English Blind-Stamped Bindings.
35.00 USD
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Colour Printing and Colour Printers.  With a New Introduction by Joan M. Friedman., R. M. Burch.
Colour Printing and Colour Printers. With a New Introduction by Joan M. Friedman.
50.00 USD
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Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830....  Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley., William Turner Berry (1895-1988) and Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972), compilers.
Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830.... Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley.
200.00 USD
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Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830....  Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley., William Turner Berry (1895-1988) and Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972), compilers.
Catalogue of Specimens of Printing Types by English and Scottish Printers and Founders, 1665-1830.... Including the Authors' Supplement in Signature (1952) with a New Introduction by James Mosley.
200.00 USD
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The Business of Bookbinding., Alexander John Philip (1879-1955).
The Business of Bookbinding.
35.00 USD
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The Book-Finisher's Friendly Circular...., Friendly Society of Journeymen Bookbinders of London and Westminster.
The Book-Finisher's Friendly Circular....
35.00 USD
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Bookbindings Old and New: Notes of a Book-Lover., Brander Matthews (1852-1929).
Bookbindings Old and New: Notes of a Book-Lover.
100.00 USD
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The Bookbinding Craft and Industry., Thomas Harrison (flourished 1909-1950).
The Bookbinding Craft and Industry.
50.00 USD
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Blind Panels of English Binders., James Basil Oldham (1882-1962).
Blind Panels of English Binders.
35.00 USD
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