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I have updated the list of Mel Kavin's books, removing the sold items and adding two new items (#8, Diehl's classic, and #35, Tomilinson on Book Cloth). 
Mel Kavin (1916-2006), was the founder of Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, of Pico Rivera, California: 

http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//mel3_0.pdf

I have updated the list of typography and the history of the book.  It now contains 172 items, including the first hundred years of printing, many reference books, and the usual strengths in early typography:

http://www.johnhowellforbooks.com/home//8:26:2015.pdf


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A History of Cambridge University Press [3 Volumes, Complete]., David McKitterick (b. 1949).
A History of Cambridge University Press [3 Volumes, Complete].
300.00 USD
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John Bell, 1745-1831: Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Typefounder, Journalist, Stanley Morison; Nicolas Barker [Introduction]
John Bell, 1745-1831: Bookseller, Printer, Publisher, Typefounder, Journalist
50.00 USD
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The Typographic Book, 1450-1935.  A Study of Fine Typography Through Five Centuries, Exhibited in Upwards of Three Hundred and Fifty Title and Text Pages Drawn from Presses Working in the European Tradition.  With an Introductory Essay by Stanley Morison and Supplementary Material by Kenneth Day., Stanley Morison (1889-1967) and Kenneth Day (1912-1981).
The Typographic Book, 1450-1935. A Study of Fine Typography Through Five Centuries, Exhibited in Upwards of Three Hundred and Fifty Title and Text Pages Drawn from Presses Working in the European Tradition. With an Introductory Essay by Stanley Morison and Supplementary Material by Kenneth Day.
50.00 USD
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Italic Quartet: A Record of the Collaboration between Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Emery Walker and Edward Prince in Making the Cranach Press Italic., John Gustave Dreyfus (1918-2002).
Italic Quartet: A Record of the Collaboration between Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Emery Walker and Edward Prince in Making the Cranach Press Italic.
75.00 USD
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The Four Elements.  Edited by Roger Coleman., John Rastell (1475-1536).
The Four Elements. Edited by Roger Coleman.
50.00 USD
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English and Scottish Printing Types, 1501-35, 1508-41., Frank S. Isaac (b. 1882), editor.
English and Scottish Printing Types, 1501-35, 1508-41.
100.00 USD
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Proben einiger Hausschriften der Offizin W Drugulin.  Erstes Heft., Offizin W. Drugulin.
Proben einiger Hausschriften der Offizin W Drugulin. Erstes Heft.
200.00 USD
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Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing (1683-4).  Edited by Herbert Davis & Harry Carter., Joseph Moxon (1627 - 1691).
Mechanick Exercises on the Whole Art of Printing (1683-4). Edited by Herbert Davis & Harry Carter.
150.00 USD
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The Founding Documents of Los Angeles: A Bilingual Edition.  Edited with an Introduction by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr., Nunis, Doyce B., Jr.
The Founding Documents of Los Angeles: A Bilingual Edition. Edited with an Introduction by Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.
50.00 USD
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A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467.  With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III., Bennett Gilbert, editor.
A Leaf from the Letters of St. Jerome, First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome, c. 1466-1467. With an Historical Essay by Jeremy Duquesnay Adams and a Bibliographical Essay by John L. Sharpe III.
1500.00 USD
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Nursery Rhymes., Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991).
Nursery Rhymes.
350.00 USD
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Country Calendar., Gwenda Morgan (1908-1991).
Country Calendar.
350.00 USD
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Rosella.  With Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain., Anne Claude Philippe, Compte de Caylus (1692-1765).
Rosella. With Engravings by Sarah Chamberlain.
600.00 USD
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The Gold Beater., Stephen R Hayes.
The Gold Beater.
150.00 USD
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Fleecestreet's Improved Pig Latin Grammar for Modern Scholars.  Adapted From Gen. Cyclops Stonebone's Four Basic Dialects of Pig Latin by Judge Jason Augustus Fleecestreet., William Murray Cheney (1907-2002).
Fleecestreet's Improved Pig Latin Grammar for Modern Scholars. Adapted From Gen. Cyclops Stonebone's Four Basic Dialects of Pig Latin by Judge Jason Augustus Fleecestreet.
250.00 USD
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The Little Webster: A Liliput Dictionary., Sindey Fuller, editor.
The Little Webster: A Liliput Dictionary.
30.00 USD
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Christmas., Doris Varner Welch, editor.
Christmas.
125.00 USD
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Judge Not a Book By Its Cover: A Few Proverbs Illustrated in the Spirit of Fun by John Averill., John Averill (1900-1954).
Judge Not a Book By Its Cover: A Few Proverbs Illustrated in the Spirit of Fun by John Averill.
200.00 USD
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Little History of Big City: Los Angeles., William Wilcox Robinson (1891-1972).
Little History of Big City: Los Angeles.
85.00 USD
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Climb the Mountains., John Muir (1838-1914).
Climb the Mountains.
75.00 USD
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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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Origini del Corsivo nella Tipografia Italiana., Luigi Balsamo and Alberto Tinto.
Origini del Corsivo nella Tipografia Italiana.
150.00 USD
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