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Il Frontespizio nel Libro Italiano del Quattrocento e del Cinquecento., Francesco Barberi (1904-1988).
Il Frontespizio nel Libro Italiano del Quattrocento e del Cinquecento.
200.00 USD
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Trattati di Scrittura del Cinquecento Italiano., Emanuele Casamassima (1916-1988).
Trattati di Scrittura del Cinquecento Italiano.
150.00 USD
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Lo Scrittoio di Bartolomeo Fonzio, Umanista Fiorentino.  Con una Nota di Emanuele Casamassima., Stefano Caroti and Stefano Zamponi (1916-1988).
Lo Scrittoio di Bartolomeo Fonzio, Umanista Fiorentino. Con una Nota di Emanuele Casamassima.
100.00 USD
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Givoanni Andrea Bussi: Prefazioni, Alle Edizioni di Sweynheym e Pannartz, Prototipografi Romani., Givoanni Andrea Bussi (1417-1475). Massimo Miglio (b. 1942), editor.
Givoanni Andrea Bussi: Prefazioni, Alle Edizioni di Sweynheym e Pannartz, Prototipografi Romani.
100.00 USD
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Origini del Corsivo nella Tipografia Italiana., Luigi Balsamo and Alberto Tinto.
Origini del Corsivo nella Tipografia Italiana.
150.00 USD
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Printing and the Mind of Man Assembled at the British Museum and at Earls Court, London, 16-27 July 1963., John Carter, Percy Muir, Stanley Morison
Printing and the Mind of Man Assembled at the British Museum and at Earls Court, London, 16-27 July 1963.
20.00 USD
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Lilith: A Dramatic Poem., George Sterling (1869-1926).
Lilith: A Dramatic Poem.
40.00 USD
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Les Livrets Typographiques des Fonderies Francaises Creees Avant 1800.  Etude Historique et Bibliographique....  Avec un Supplement par M. Ellic Howe et Documente avec 65 fac-similes., Marius Audin (1872-1951).
Les Livrets Typographiques des Fonderies Francaises Creees Avant 1800. Etude Historique et Bibliographique.... Avec un Supplement par M. Ellic Howe et Documente avec 65 fac-similes.
125.00 USD
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Studia Bibliographica in Honorem Herman de la Fontaine Verwy., Sape van der Woude (1911-2001), editor.
Studia Bibliographica in Honorem Herman de la Fontaine Verwy.
45.00 USD
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Specimen of Modern Printing Types 1828., Edmund Fry (1754-1835).
Specimen of Modern Printing Types 1828.
40.00 USD
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Catalogue of I: Typefounders' Specimens; II: Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III: Works on Typefounding, Printing & Bibliography, Offered for Sale., Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
Catalogue of I: Typefounders' Specimens; II: Books Printed in Founts of Historic Importance; III: Works on Typefounding, Printing & Bibliography, Offered for Sale.
55.00 USD
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Harry Carter: Typographer., Martyn Thomas, John A. Lane, Anne Rogers, Harry Carter.
Harry Carter: Typographer.
350.00 USD
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The Archimedes Palimpsest [2 Volume Set]., Reviel Netz (b. 1968), et al, editors.
The Archimedes Palimpsest [2 Volume Set].
250.00 USD
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Simon de Colines: An Annotated Catalogue of 230 Examples of His Press, 1520-1546.  With an Introduction by Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer., Fred Schreiber.
Simon de Colines: An Annotated Catalogue of 230 Examples of His Press, 1520-1546. With an Introduction by Jeanne Veyrin-Forrer.
100.00 USD
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Les Elzevier: Histoire et Annales Typographiques.  Included in this edition are Berghmans's Supplement a L'Ouvrage sur les Elzevier, Stockholm, 1897 & Berghman's Etudes sur la Bibliographie Elzevirienne, Stockholm, 1885., Alphonse Willems (1839-1912).
Les Elzevier: Histoire et Annales Typographiques. Included in this edition are Berghmans's Supplement a L'Ouvrage sur les Elzevier, Stockholm, 1897 & Berghman's Etudes sur la Bibliographie Elzevirienne, Stockholm, 1885.
95.00 USD
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G. B. Bodoni's Preface to the Manuale Tipografico of 1818, Now First Translated into English, with an Introduction by H. V. Marrot., Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813).
G. B. Bodoni's Preface to the Manuale Tipografico of 1818, Now First Translated into English, with an Introduction by H. V. Marrot.
150.00 USD
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A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge., John Claud Trewinard Oates (1912-1990), compiler.
A Catalogue of the Fifteenth-Century Printed Books in the University Library, Cambridge.
75.00 USD
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Opuscula Varia Antehac Non Edita.  Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector inueniet., Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540-1609).
Opuscula Varia Antehac Non Edita. Omnium Catalogum post Praefationem Lector inueniet.
900.00 USD
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The Daniel Press.  Memorials of C. H. O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919., Falconer Madan (1851-1935).
The Daniel Press. Memorials of C. H. O. Daniel with a Bibliography of the Press, 1845-1919.
250.00 USD
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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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