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The Compositor as Artist, Craftsman, and Tradesman., Alexander Lawson.
1 Alexander Lawson. The Compositor as Artist, Craftsman, and Tradesman.
Athens, GA: Press of the Nightowl, 1990 0912960175 / 9780912960173 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover Joseph Sanders. Signed by Publisher
LIMITED EDITION of 333 copies, this is number 196 of the ordinary edition bound in cloth, printed with handset Bulmer type on a Vandercook 4 press on Rives paper. Small 4to. 10 x 6 5/8 inches. [iv], (36) pp. Half-title, woodcut frontispiece of a compositor at the case, title page printed in black and maroon within a ruled border, initials printed in maroon, 3 woodcut figures by Joseph Sanders, printer's device in maroon on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Two-toned cloth over boards, spine and front cover titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Original prospectus included. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by the publisher of the Night Owl Press, Dwight Agner, to Paul Duensing: "For Paul Duensing - Welcome to the private printing capital of Georgia! Dwight Agner, February 1994." Fine. The Oxford English Dictionary records the first use of the term "compositor" in 1569, as "the person 'whose business is to set up type to print from.'" This is an attempt by one who "labored in composing rooms assembling single leaden types" to reflect upon the experiences of an obsolete profession. INSCRIBED by the printer and publisher of The Press of the Nightowl, Dwight Agner, to Paul Hayden Duensing (1929-2006), founder of The Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing. Duensing was a private type founder and a founding member of the American Typecasting Fellowship and one of the foremost practitioners of modern type founding in Southern California who later moved to the Southern United States. Duensing was an important part of the preservation of type-founding and matrix-making in the late 20th century. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use.  With a Prefatory Note by Strickland Gibson M.A., Bodleian Library, Oxford., Ben Jonson
2 Ben Jonson The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use. With a Prefatory Note by Strickland Gibson M.A., Bodleian Library, Oxford.
London: Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd., 1928 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
16mo. 6 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches. 93 pp. 5 type specimens, 1 large type specimen mounted at rear (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches); text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped cream paper, cover extensions at fore-edge, printed spine, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, toned, dust jacket toned, chipped at spine. Housed in marbled-paper slipcase with shelf wear and toning. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. This edition, prefaced by British librarian and bibliographer Strickland Gibson (1877-1958), compares the first two editions of Ben Jonson's Grammar. "In view of the confusion which has hitherto prevailed with regard to the text of the Grammar, it was thought that a verbatim reprint (omitting the Latin notes) of the 1640 edition, with the variant readings of the 1692 edition would have a definite value to scholars." Prefatory note. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Ernest Addenbrooke "Brooke" Crutchley (1907-2003). A History and Description of the Pitt Press Erected to the Memory of Mr. Pitt for the use of the University Printing Press, A. D. 1833, Altered and Restored A. D. 1937.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1938 First Trade Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches. (vi), (38) pp. Folding color frontispiece, 6 plates, figures; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket soiled with small chips at the extremities, and with pencil notations. Bookseller's notation on front free end-paper says "Trade Edition, Printer's copy." Very Good. The Pitt Building was a neo-Gothic structure facing Trumpington Street built for the Cambridge University Press in the first half of the nineteenth century. Crutchley called it a "not very serious monograph, illustrated by old prints and new photographs." And further, "The initials of the author, then Assistant Printer, were to undergo change with his later elevation to higher office." Crutchley, A Printer"s Christmas Books, p. 20. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Artist & the Capitalist: William Morris and Richard Marsden, Florence Boos.
4 Florence Boos. The Artist & the Capitalist: William Morris and Richard Marsden
Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 2009 First Editions Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
Two Volumes. LIMITED EDITION of 110 copies of The Artist, this is copy vi, one of 10 reserved for Florence Boos and Jack Walsdorf. The text is set in Jenson Old Style types, a modern version of the Jenson type that served as William Morris' inspiration for his Golden Type. Text and illustrations printed hand-press on mold-made Somerset Book paper from St. Cuthberts Mill, with the Morris facsimile reproduced on Arches Text Laid paper. Foreword by Jack Walsdorf. Small 4to. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. (xvi), (44) pp. Half-title, title page printed in black, beige and burgundy with a burgundy printer's device, ornaments printed throughout in burgundy, portrait of Morris (appears to be a reproduction of a calling card) tipped-in, initials in red, portrait of Marsden tipped-in, 8-page facsimile of the letter from Morris to Marsden inserted in a pocket in the rear end-papers; text clean, unmarked. Quarter maroon morocco, decorative paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. WITH: WALSDORF, Jack. On Collecting William Morris: A Memoir. Together With an Original Leaf from the 1895 Kelmscott Edition of Child Christopher & Goldilind the Fair. Kirkwood, MO: The Printery, 2006. LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies, this is copy number 45 with an original leaf from the Kelmscott Child Christopher, printed from Jenson and Italian Old Styles types (see above). Printed hand-press on mold-made Somerset Book paper, and bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery. Small 4to. 9 3/4 x 9 11/16 inches. [xii], (42) pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Morris from a late nineteenth-century calling card tipped-in, title page decorations and titling for chapter heads and initials in maroon and green, printer's device on title page, Foreword by Jim Carmin, John Wilson Special Collections Librarian at Multnomah County Library, black-and-white photograph of William Morris' study at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith tipped-in, 6 figures, original leaf of the Kelmscott Child Christopher; text clean, unmarked. Quarter green morocco, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight. SCARCE. Both books come in a red silk-covered slip case. Fine. These two volumes make public some of the treasures accumulated by Jack Walsdorf, William Morris collector for more than 50 years, and President of the William Morris Society in the US. Walsdorf's collection comprised more than 9,000 books and ephemeral items purchased from American and English dealers. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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San Pasqual Press, Gerry, Vance
5 Gerry, Vance San Pasqual Press
Fallbrook, CA: The Weather Bird Press 1986-01-01 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover Signed by Author
LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies with Scotch type on a Vandercook press, binding by Bela Blau. 8vo. 10 x 6 5/8 inches. [xii], (30) pp. Half-title, woodcut vignette on title page in brown ink, 2 headpieces in brown ink, 8 photographic illustrations on plates, 2 woodcut illustration sin the text and 1 cut on the colophon, lists 22 titles published by the San Pasqual Press, text clean, unmarked. Full natural linen cloth over boards, printed paper spine and front cover labels, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Vance Gerry on the colophon. Fine. The San Pasqual Press was the brain child of Glenn Schoefer, President of the Security Title Insurance & Guarantee Company of Los Angeles. The San Pasqual Press issued 22 outstanding trade publications, well-chosen and well-designed, between 1936 and 1942. REFERENCE: Gerry, Twenty-five Years of the Weather Bird Press, No. 64. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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A Souvenir of Toledo, 1956 [Cover Title]., Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).
6 Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987). A Souvenir of Toledo, 1956 [Cover Title].
Los Angeles: Wm. Cheney, 1959 Second Edition Paperback Collectible: Like New Paperback 
SECOND EDITION. Pamphlet. 6 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [4] pp. 1 sheet of French-fold paper stitched within gray printed wrappers, printed in black with red decorations; text clean, unmarked. Comes in the original mailing envelope of matching paper; light toning and wear to extremities. "Greetings" from Josephine and Jake Zeitlin card laid in. SCARCE. Fine. "So many requests have come in for copies of this that a reprint has been made for us by Wm. Cheney this 15th day of September, 1959." Recounts Zeitlin's moody visit to Toledo, Spain, in 1956. REFERENCE: Not in Jones, A Los Angeles Typesticker. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Some Rambling Recollections of a Rambling Bookseller - A talk delivered by Jake Zeitlin to The Library Patrons of Occidental College., Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).
7 Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987). Some Rambling Recollections of a Rambling Bookseller - A talk delivered by Jake Zeitlin to The Library Patrons of Occidental College.
Los Angeles: The Library Patrons of Occidental College, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION, printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon. Pamphlet. 9 x 6 inches. 20 pp. Large vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight. Loosely laid in are a typed letter, SIGNED from Richard C. Gilman, President of Occidental College to the members of the Library Patrons on Gilman's letterhead, and Tyrus Harmsen business card. Very Good. Inspiring anecdotes about rare books with examples of booksellers making scholarly contributions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Some Rambling Recollections of a Rambling Bookseller - A talk delivered by Jake Zeitlin to The Library Patrons of Occidental College., Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).
8 Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987). Some Rambling Recollections of a Rambling Bookseller - A talk delivered by Jake Zeitlin to The Library Patrons of Occidental College.
Los Angeles: The Library Patrons of Occidental College, 1970 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION, printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon. Pamphlet. 9 x 6 inches. 20 pp. Large vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light crease along the length of the pamphlet along the gutter. Very Good. Inspiring anecdotes about rare books with examples of booksellers making scholarly contributions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Cross-Roads: Stories about Nappanee, James Lamar Weygand, (1919-2003).
9 James Lamar Weygand, (1919-2003). Cross-Roads: Stories about Nappanee
Nappanee, Indiana: James Lamar Weygand, 1946 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this is number 47. 12mo. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 23 pp. 1 photographic illustration, vignette and ornamental border on title page; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, printed spine label; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Near Fine. This book contains a series of anecdotes about Nappanee, Indiana. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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They Called it Nappanee., James Lamar Weygand.
10 James Lamar Weygand. They Called it Nappanee.
Nappanee, IN: James Lamar Weygand, 1945 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies. 16mo. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. 8 pp. Vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth, printed title strip on front cover; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy. Near Fine. A brief history of the town Nappanee's name. Weygand was a printer and book-designer, and paper maker who lived his whole life in Nappanee, IN. He produced 24 miniature books and about 50 other books. 
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Goudy and the Kennerly Types., John H. Dow.
11 John H. Dow. Goudy and the Kennerly Types.
Omaha: The Attic Press, 1947 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 45 copies. 16mo. 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. 15 pp. Title page in red and black inks with typographic ornament, ornamental chapter head; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, printed spine and top cover labels, patterned paper over boards; binding square and tight, toned, minor shelf wear. SCARCE. Very Good. This book is printed in Kennerley Open type; it was handset in the only font of type produced by the Monotype Corporation, especially for The Attic Press. James Lamar Weygand remarked about John H. Dow, founder of the Attic Press: "Out of Omaha in 1947 came John Dow, one of our most expert printer-typographers. What he did with type, ornaments and white space was original and intriguing.... But then, just as he hit his stride, he dropped from the sight of the private press fraternity, and his present location cannot be ascertained." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Four Elements.  Edited by Roger Coleman., John Rastell (1475-1536).
12 John Rastell (1475-1536). The Four Elements. Edited by Roger Coleman.
Cambridge: University Printing House, 1971 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover Charles Keeping. 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/4 inches. 73 pp. Rastell's printer's device in red on the title page, and another in black on page 9, an example of Rastell's music printing on page 19, 5 full-page illustrations printed in red, 1 and a half pages of printed music for the song "Time to Pass with Goodly Sport" on pages 66 and 67; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, printed paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, mauve end papers; binding square and tight, spine very lightly faded. Very Good. Foreword by Brooke Crutchley; Introduction by Roger Coleman; illustrated by Charles Keeping. John Rastell was an English printer, author, member of Parliament, and barrister. This is a modern edition of Rastell's morality play, The Four Elements, written about 1519. Rastell was also the first English printer of polyphonic music. The practice of printing music from a single impression (i.e.: using pieces of type that print staves, notes and text together), was apparently first practiced by Rastell in London about 1520. REFERENCE: Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 39. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Des Livres, Chapitre X, Livre II, Des Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de L'Ordre du Roy et Gentilhomme Ordinaire de sa Chambre Maire et Govverneur de Bourdeaus., Michel de Montaigne.
13 Michel de Montaigne. Des Livres, Chapitre X, Livre II, Des Essais de Messire Michel Seigneur de Montaigne, Chevalier de L'Ordre du Roy et Gentilhomme Ordinaire de sa Chambre Maire et Govverneur de Bourdeaus.
Amsterdam: Nonpareil, 1951 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
Text clean, unmarked. Marbled paper over boards, printed title strip on front cover; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. "Return to Muir Dawson" on half-title. Near Fine. Chapter 10, Book 2 of Montaigne's Essays, with an introduction in French. Montiagne's Essays, a collection of short works which he continually added to throughout his life, cover a wide variety of topics. Montaigne was a French Renaissance statesman and writer, who is famous now for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. He is a forerunner of philosophical skepticism. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Norman Neuerburg (1926-1997). Agustin V. Zamorano, Architect.
Los Angeles: Zamorano Club, 1988 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION printed by the Bellerophon Press, Santa Barbara. 4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. 21 pp. Color illustration mounted on half title, numerous photographic facsimiles of plans and drawings throughout (some color), appendix B with Zamorano letter in Spanish with English translation; text clean, unmarked. Gray wrappers, facsimile of Zamorano's signature mounted on front cover, stapled; binding square and tight, light toning and a gentle crease on the front cover. SCARCE. Very Good. Presents a study of a group of documents and drawings created by Agustin V. Zamorano in 1834, now held in the Bancroft Library, that relate to the design and construction of a civic building in Mexican Monterey, Alta California. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Peter Eden. Waterways of the Fens: An Essay of the Commercial Archaeology of the Cambridge Region. With Drawings by Warwick Hutton.
Cambridge: University Printing House, 1972 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover Warwick Hutton. 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, printed on laid, watermarked Abbey Mills, Greenfield paper. 8vo. 8 x 6 7/16 inches. 69 pp. 2 maps, drawings throughout; text clean, unmarked. Quarter tan cloth, brown paper over boards, elaborate gilt design of a boat on front cover, spine titled in black; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Cambridge grew up hard pressed upon the wetlands known as the Fens. This book traces the commercial life that grew up around these wetlands over centuries. The shapes of the drawings were dictated by their subject matter, presenting a number of challenges to the page designer. Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 39. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Nutbrown Maid., Richard Arnold.
16 Richard Arnold. The Nutbrown Maid.
Stratford-on-Avon: The Shakespeare Head Press, 1906 Used: Very Good 
Printed by John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, MA. 12mo. 5 1/2 x 4 inches. 78 pp. Decorative initials and fleurons; text clean, unmarked, lightly toned. White cloth spine, printed paper over boards, printed spine label; text clean, unmarked, shelf wear, spine label chipped. Ownership signature of "A. C. Bauman, Seattle, WA, Feb. 1899" on front free endpaper. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. Aucassin and Nicolette is a 13th century anonymous French story of star-crossed lovers. Copeland and Day issued 96 books during the six years of their existence, 1893-1899. The press was strongly influenced by William Morris' Kelmscott Press. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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English Printing, 1700-1925., Strickland Gibson.
17 Strickland Gibson. English Printing, 1700-1925.
London: Dulau and Company, Ltd., 1925 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies, 400 for sale. 12mo. 6 x 3 3/4 inches. 16 pp. Text clean, unmarked, minor toning. Marbled paper wrappers, printed paper front cover label, stitched; binding square and tight, light minor shelf wear. Very Good. Notes on an exhibition of English Printing held in May and June of 1925. Arranged typographically by Francis Meynell and printed at the Pelican Press. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the Book Beautiful as a Whole., Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1832-1922).
18 Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson (1832-1922). The Ideal Book: Or Book Beautiful a Tract on Calligraphy Printing & Illustration & on the Book Beautiful as a Whole.
San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1916 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 165 copies, this is number 95, printed by John Henry Nash for private distribution only. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. [ii], (14) pp. Title page vignette and headpiece by Ray F. Coyle, title page printed in red and black, marginal notes printed in red; text clean, unmarked. Plain paper over boards, wrap around title label near head of spine, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. SCARCE in the market. Fine. First line: "The Ideal Book or Book Beautiful is a composite thing made up of many parts and may be made beautiful by the beauty of each of its parts - its literary content, its material or materials, its writing or printing, its illumination or illustration, its binding and decorations - of each of its parts in subordination to the whole which collectively they constitute...." So begins Cobden-Sanderson's influential treatise on the ideal book which inspired may fine and private press printers since its publication in 1900, reproduced here by San Francisco's John Henry Nash. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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19 Thomas Walker (1784-1836). Aristology or the Art of Dining. Drawings by Linton Lamb.
Cambridge: University Printing House, 1965 Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover Linton Lamb 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. Square 8vo. 8 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches. (64) pp. 11 half or full-page images throughout; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth spine, patterned paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, green end papers; binding square and tight, cloth lightly frayed, shelf wear. Very Good. The articles in this Christmas book on the art of dining were published in The Original in London between May and December, 1835. They are illustrated by Linton Lamb, who "entered in to the spirit of the text, and with ... polished assurance ... dressed his figures and laid their tables." Crutchley, A Printer's Christmas Books, p. 32-33. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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20 Various. 5 Prospectuses.
1928-1955 Collectible: Good 
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Pantheon, Casa Editrice, Firenze; Wellerisms, Roxburghe Club SF, Cloister House Press, William B. Partmann, 1955; Harvest Press, Gelber-Lilienthal Books, SF; Peregrine Press, Henry Evans, 1950 for his second book; Golden Cockerell Press, Glory of Life, [1928]. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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