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Printed Bifolium from a Latin Breviary.
1 Printed Bifolium from a Latin Breviary.
English?, Sixteenth Century Collectible: Very Good 
12mo. 130 x 94 mm. 5 1/2 x 3 11/16 inches. Foliated in the top right hand corner of the rectos, 226 and 231. Printed in Gothic type in two columns, 36 lines of text per page, text in black, initials and titles in red, 1 12-line woodcut illustration of Lazarus and the rich man. Single bifolium, printed on paper; text unmarked, paper a bit toned, discoloration from former mounting in upper corners. Very Good. This bifolium contains the psalms, biblical passages, and sermons for Trinity Sunday, the service after the Octave of Pentecost. The woodcut depicts Luke 16:19-21, "There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen; and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who lay at his gate, full of sores, desiring to be filled with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table, and no one did give him; moreover the dogs came, and licked his sores." 
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2 Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972). The Italian Sixteenth Century.
London: Ernest Benn LTD, 1926 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Periods of Typography. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches. 34 pp. Half-title, 50 plates; text clean, unmarked. Patterned paper over boards, printed paper front cover and spine labels, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf / use wear, the edges of the boards are toned, edges of the text block spotted. Book plate of Robert Arundell Hudson on the front paste-down. Very Good. Alfred Johnson made major contributions towards the dating and attribution of early printed books from their typography which led Johnson to a wider interest in typefaces and design. Alfred F. Johnson was an English academic librarian, bibliographer, curator, and expert in typography. He was Deputy Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. He was the author of many bibliographical reference works, and the standard Encyclopaedia of Typefaces. PROVENANCE: Sir Robert Arundell Hudson (1864-1927) was assistant and later secretary of the National Liberal Federation. After the Liberal victory in 1906, Hudson was knighted. He worked for the Red Cross during the Great War. He resigned from politics and died in London in 1927, and is buried in the West Cloister of Westminster Abbey. 
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3 Alfred Forbes Johnson (1887-1972). The First Century of Printing at Basle.
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926 First American Edition Hardcover Collectible: Good Hardcover 
Series: Periods of Typography. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 4to. 9 7/8 x 7 7/16 inches. 27 pp. Half-title, 50 plates; text clean, unmarked. Patterned paper over boards, printed paper front cover and spine labels, original dust-jacket lacking, but with an added mylar jacket; the spine is off, but present laid in the front cover, shelf wear. Good. Alfred Johnson made major contributions towards the dating and attribution of early printed books from their typography, which led Johnson to a wider interest in typefaces and design. Here Johnson explores the contributions made at Basle, 1474-1562. 
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Catalogue of Baltimore Printing Presses, Type, Supplies, and Instructions How to Print., Baumgarten & Co., Inc.
4 Baumgarten & Co., Inc. Catalogue of Baltimore Printing Presses, Type, Supplies, and Instructions How to Print.
Baltimore: Baumgarten and Co., Inc., N.D. Used: Very Good 
Pamphlet. 9 x 6 inches. Illustrated, type specimens in various sizes; text clean, unmarked except some prices in margin, pg. 1, few pages creased from original binding process. Printed self-wraps, typographic border and vignette; small tear in upper edge front, 1 cm hole in bottom edge with some of border removed, minor shelf-wear. Very Good. Catalog with illustrations of Baltimore printing presses, instructions on printing, and miscellaneous supplies. A number of type specimens are reproduced. Probably from the nineteen-teens. 
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S P at 75: The Society of Printers, 1955-1980., Charles A. Rheault Jr.
5 Charles A. Rheault Jr. S P at 75: The Society of Printers, 1955-1980.
Boston: The Society of Printers, 1981 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies, designed by Richard C. Bartlett. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. [vi], 114 pp. Decorations throughout in red ink, contents include "Membership," "Governance," "Meetings," "Publications," "Finances," all providing a history of the 25 years prior to 1980, includes Appendices with lists of Officers, Members, a Calendar for the events during the 25 years, and series of "Examples of Announcements"; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black and red cloth; binding square and tight. Muir Dawson's copy. Fine. The Society of Printers, dedicated to the study and advancement of the art of printing, has been meeting since 1905. The Society is a private organization that meets nine times a year, to enjoy a dinner and presentation by a respected expert from one of the many areas of concern: literate design, printing and design past and present. 
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6 Charles A. Rheault, Jr. In Retrospect: The Riverside Press, 1952-1971.
Boston: Society of Printers, 1979 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies printed letterpress by Michael Bixler. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. xi, 63, [3] pp. Half-title with red vignette, title page printed in red and black, 9 figures, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth; binding square and tight. Fine. The sub-title reads: "being a concise history of the Press compiled from numerous sources, many of them unpublished, and supplemented by recollections of several veteran employees; together with an examination of the flourishing growth & subsequent decline of the late lamented titans of the book manufacturing industry in the Boston area." 
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Metalography (Printing From Metals) and Off-Set Printing: Being a Full Consideration of the Nature and Properties of Zinc and Aluminium and Their Treatment as Planographic Printing Surfaces, With Special Chapters on Off-Set Printing., Charles Harrap.
7 Charles Harrap. Metalography (Printing From Metals) and Off-Set Printing: Being a Full Consideration of the Nature and Properties of Zinc and Aluminium and Their Treatment as Planographic Printing Surfaces, With Special Chapters on Off-Set Printing.
Leicester: Raithby, Lawrence & Co., 1912 SECOND EDITION. Hardcover Collectible: Acceptable Hardcover 
SECOND EDITION. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. xvi, 206 pp. Illustrations of large-scale printing equipment throughout, indexes, 33 pages of period advertising at the rear; pencil marginalia throughout. Gilt-stamped dark green cloth; lightly rubbed, binding broken at the spine. Bookplate and ownership signature of Harold Lukens Doolittle. Sold AS IS. Introduces new methods of printing from metals that were taking over from printing on stone at the time, with an emphasis on the practical aspects for the worker at the press. Discusses the chemical actions at work on stone, zinc and aluminum. Charles Harrap was an English instructor in Lithographic Printing and inorganic chemistry, electricity, magnetism and other subjects in physics. PROVENANCE: Harold Lukens Doolittle (1883-1974) was an American artist, born in Pasadena, CA. His art focused on Western Landscapes of the high Sierra and deserts. 
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8 Conor Fahy, editor. Printing a Book at Verona in 1622: The Account Book of Francesco Calzolari Junior.
Lille: Fondation Custodia, 1993 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is number 224, printed at Lunenburg, Vermont by the Stinehour Press. 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 9/16 inches. (172) pp. Illustrated throughout in black and white, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. The Musaeum Francisci Calceolarii was pubished in 1622; it was the the most ambitious and complex book printed in Verona in the first thirty years of the seventeenth century. It records the objects held in the Wunderkammer of Francesco Calzolari (1522-1609), contained 800 folio pages, and forty-five engravings. This volume is based upon an account book of Francisco Calzolari junior, which is here reproduced for the first time with a transcript and glossary, demonstrating the costs and challenges of producing such an ambitious work in the seventeenth-century provincial printing industry. 
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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).
9 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.
New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1981 0824038924 / 9780824038922 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FACSIMILE REPRINT. Series: Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History, No. 18. 8vo. 7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. xii, iv; 229, [55 specimen pages], [4] pp. Folding frontispiece "Scale for Calculating Work" is bound in so that it does not open due to binder's error, tables of imposition and other tables, specimens at the rear; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, gilt spine; binding square and tight, minor soiling to edges and shelf wear, else Fine. "Cornelius S. Van Winkle's Printers' Guide (New York, 1818) was the first such guide written and printed in America by an American." From Carey Bliss's Introduction. 
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Printed Leaf from: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi...., Daniel Agricola (1490-1540).
10 Daniel Agricola (1490-1540). Printed Leaf from: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi....
Basel: Michael Furter, 1513 Used: Very Good 
Single quarto leaf, Folio XX (out of XXVI, [DD4]). 202 x 151 mm. 8 x 5 7/8 inches. Single column of text printed in a larger type face in the center of the page, containing sequential biblical verses from the four gospels; commentary, by Agricola, printed in two columns in smaller type surrounding the gospel narrative, 50 lines to a column, both printed in a rounded Gothic face, 1 wood cut illustration with scenes from the passion of Christ (crucifixion) after illustrations by Urs Graf. Printed on rag paper with only minor foxing or toning. Very Good. The Commentary of Agricola, a preacher and mendicant from Basel, was first published as an appendix to William of Auvergne's Postilla... Super Epistolas et Evangelia, with woodcuts by Urs Graf, Basel: Adam Petrus, 1509. The woodcut found on this leaf, also printed in Basel, is an exact copy of Graf's original, save for Graf's woodcut initials (UG), in the lower right corner of the original, which was left out of this reproduction. 
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A History of Cambridge University Press [3 Volumes, Complete]., David McKitterick (b. 1949).
11 David McKitterick (b. 1949). A History of Cambridge University Press [3 Volumes, Complete].
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006 0521839394 / 9780521839396 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITIONS. Three Volumes. Large 8vos. 10 x 7 inches. xxiv, 500; (xxiv), 511; xxii, 513 pp. Black-and-white figures, notes, indexes; text is clean and unmarked. Black cloth, front covers and spines blocked in red, front covers and spines titled in gilt, dust-jackets in archival mylar; binding square and tight, mylar jacket covers with light shelf wear, light use wear. Very Good. This three-volume work presents the history of the oldest press in the world, a history that extends from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century. 
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Die Egenolff-Luthersche Schriftgiesserei in Frankfurt am Main und ihre geschaftlichen Verbindungen mit den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika., David Stempel (1869-1927) and Wilhelm Cunz.
12 David Stempel (1869-1927) and Wilhelm Cunz. Die Egenolff-Luthersche Schriftgiesserei in Frankfurt am Main und ihre geschaftlichen Verbindungen mit den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika.
Frankfurt am Main Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel, 1926 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 300 numbered copies, this is number 25. 4to. 12 3/4 x 9 inches. (45) pp. Dedication to Edward Everett Bartlett in English, the rest of the text in German, decorative initials, printing sample in red, 16 figures, 8 photographic plates, 5 family trees (3 folding), bibliography, index. Vellum spine, paste-paper over boards, front cover stamped in gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt; binding square and tight, paper heavily rubbed at extremities, covers splashed with - I don’t know? Bookplate on front paste-down. Very Good. This volume presents what is known about the important early German typefoundry, Egenolff-Luthersche Schriftgiesserie, which was active from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century in Frankfurt am Main, but with many other connections throughout Germany. 
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13 David W. Davies (1908-1984). The World of the Elseviers, 1580-1712.
The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1954 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 x 5 inches. (viii), 159 pages. Bibliographical notes; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, printed paper spine and front cover labels, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Book plate of J. & L. Walton on front paste-down. Also laid in is a hand-drawn Elzevir genealogical table. Very Good. This book provides an account of the essential history of the Elsevier family and explores the relations of printers to the world around them. 
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D.B.U. and R.R.: Selected Extracts from Correspondence between Daniel Berkeley Updike and Rudolph Ruzicka from 1908-1941., Edward Connery Lathem and Elizabeth French Lathem, editors.
14 Edward Connery Lathem and Elizabeth French Lathem, editors. D.B.U. and R.R.: Selected Extracts from Correspondence between Daniel Berkeley Updike and Rudolph Ruzicka from 1908-1941.
New York: American Printing History Association, 1997 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies printed at the Stinehour Press. 8vo. 10 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. vi, 182 pp. Half-title, title page printed in blue and black, 2 tipped-in samples of printing, a few color illustrations, index; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in silver, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. Fine. This book contains extracts from the important correspondence between Updike (1860-1941) and Ruzicka (1883-1978) which reveals the closeness between them. They collaborated on many important books such as the Grolier Club's Newark. The book also shows that Ruzicka provided a great deal of advice and help in the writing of Updike's landmark book Printing Types. 
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Printed Leaf From Cassiodorus's Psalterium in Expositio., Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (circa 485-circa 585 AD).
15 Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (circa 485-circa 585 AD). Printed Leaf From Cassiodorus's Psalterium in Expositio.
Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1491 Collectible: Very Good 
Folio. 288 x 204 mm. 11 3/8 x 8 inches. Text from the commentary on Psalm 118, printed double column, 50 lines per page, hand-rubricated in red, in Textualis type; margins toned, top margins stained having been mounted upon a now missing background, 1 worm hole in the text affects 1 letter on the verso but not the legibility of the text, some marginal worming. Very Good. Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (circa 485-circa 585 AD) was a Roman Statesman and early christian writer. He was the author of many works, and was also a collector of books and promoted the preservation of books through copying and binding in a monastic setting. His commentary on the Psalter is modeled after Augustine's Explanatio psalmorum. This leaf was printed by Johann Amerbach (circa 1434-1513) an important humanist scholar-printer based in Basel. Amerbach printed at least 110 incunabula using over 30 printing types. Some of his publications include a complete edition of St Ambrose and the complete works of Augustine. 
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16 H. George Fletcher. New Aldine Studies: Documentary Essays on the Life and Work of Aldus Manutius.
San Francisco, CA Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc., 1988 0960009418 / 9780960009411 Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. xiii, 206 pp. Half-title, illustrated throughout in black-and-white including maps, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped navy cloth with added mylar jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. A series of occasional papers now collected together to provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of Aldus Manutius (1449-1515) to date. 
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17 Henry Thomas (b. 1878). Die Buchdruckerkunst spaniens im sechzehnten Jahrhundert.
Hellerau: Demeter-Verlag, 1928 Second Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Hardcover 
Series: Epochen der Buchdruckerkunst. SECOND EDITION, first edition, Avalun-Verlag, 1927 which was limited to 500 copies. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches. 50 pp. 50 plates; text clean, unmarked. Quarter vellum, gray paper over boards, vellum tips, printed paper top cover label, spine titled in gilt, comes in the original slip case with printed paper spine label; binding square and tight, shelf wear to slip case. Very Good. Traces the evolution of printing in Spain by a chronological presentation of 50 important works, including extensive bibliographical notes and samples of pages from the books studied. 
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18 Horst Kliemann (1896-1965). Stundenbuch fur Letternfreunde Besinnliches und Spitziges uber Schreiber und Schrift Leser und Buch.
Berlin and Frankfurt am Main: Linotype GmbH, 1954 Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION with the Foreword by Ernst Penzoldt. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/8 inches. (200) pp. Text in German, printed throughout in various color inks and type faces, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped brown cloth, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, light shelf, use wear. "From the Library of Vance Gerry, The Weather Bird Press" bookplate on front paste-down. Very Good. This volume contains a collection of aphorisms and verses about books and writing. It is a "Book of Hours" for friends of writing issued on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the inventor of the Linotype, Ottmar Mergenthaler. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 International Printing Museum Foundation. Campaign Prospectus.
Buena Park, CA: International Printing Museum Foundation, n.d. First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
Oblong 4to. [16] pp. Color illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Maroon wrappers, die-stamped in gilt and silver, stapled; binding square and tight, small tear on bottom margin of front cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION of this building campaign brochure proposing a $3 million dollar goal, establishing a $2 million building fund and a $1 million endowment. 
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The Composition of Reading Matter: a History From Case to Computer., James Moran.
20 James Moran. The Composition of Reading Matter: a History From Case to Computer.
London: Wace & Co., 1965 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 10 x 6 3/8 inches. 84 pp. Black-and-white illustrations of printing equipment throughout, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Printed cloth in blue, red, and black; binding square and tight, light toning to covers. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. A history of composing machines that takes into account moveable types, type-casting, film-setting, and computers. Cutting edge for its time, the computers described here make a compelling historical treatment in the early twentieth century. 
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