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August Fruge: Reflections from a Publishing Career., August Fruge (1910-2004).
1 August Fruge (1910-2004). August Fruge: Reflections from a Publishing Career.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches. (viii), 105 pp. Color photographic frontispiece portrait; text clean, unmarked. Green paper over boards, titled in blue ink; binding square and tight. Fine. August Fruge was the director of the University of California Press, and was known among his colleagues as the "Alfred Knopf of university press publishers." This book was prepared by his staff and friends on his retirement. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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An Introduction to Chapbooks., Barry McKay.
2 Barry McKay. An Introduction to Chapbooks.
Oldham, UK: Incline Press, 2003 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 250 copies, this is number 217, SIGNED by Barry McKay, Graham Moss, and Kathy Whalen on the colophon. Printed with 12 point Bell types keyboarded by Peter Sanderson at the Whittington Press, printed on Rivoli paper. 4to. 10 x 6 1/2 inches. (40) pp. Half-title with a Bewick engraving of a chapman, title page with large vignette printed within a typographic border, 4 figures, 7 samples tipped-in (2 folding), notes; text clean, unmarked. Quarter white cloth, blue paper over boards, the front cover reproduces the title page in red and black, pocket mounted inside the rear cover contains 4 samples of modern reproductions of chapbooks, 3 printed on the recto of a single slip of paper, 1 an 8-page chapbook printed on a single sheet, un-opened, stitched and with a color illustration on the front cover, all printed on hand-made paper that replicates early nineteenth-century paper made at Griffen Mill, County Mayo, Ireland; binding square and tight. SIGNED by the author and Graham Moss and Kathy Whalen on the colophon. Also included are the original 4-page prospectus for this book, a printed invitation to a launch party for the book at Eden District Council, Penrith Museum, December 12, 2003, and a handwritten note from Kathy Whalen to "Jack" on Incline Press letterhead giving this copy with the publisher's compliments. Fine. Chapbooks are small publications of a popular nature common from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. They got their name from the chapmen who hawked them door to door. MaKay focuses on the role of chapbooks in disseminating a common culture through cheap literature and presents a series of case studies concentrating on printer-publishers working in the far North West of England. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946., Carl J. Weber (1894-1966), editor.
3 Carl J. Weber (1894-1966), editor. Eight Hundred Years of Fine Printing: Catalogue of an Exhibition of Rare Books 1146-1946.
Waterville, ME: Colby College Library, 1946 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
8vo. 8 3/4 x 6 inches. [iv], (19) pp. Decorative initial in red and blue, tailpiece of a book; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, paper dust jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, shelf wear, dust jacket chipped. INSCRIBED by author on dust jacket. Very Good in a Good jacket. LIMITED EDITION of 1,000 copies, this is 1 of 100 bound in red cloth over boards, set in Linotype Janson and original hand-set Janson (c. 1670), printed on rag paper. Printed by the Southworth-Anthoensen Press of Portland, Maine. The Southworth-Anthoensen Press was a nationally renowned creator of fine press books. This is a presentation copy from the bibliographer for the exhibition, Carl J. Weber, to Mrs. Estelle L. Doheny, the famous Los Angeles book collector. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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4 Daniel Berkely Updike (1860-1941). Updike: American Printer and His Merrymount Press.
New York: The American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1947 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 11/16 inches. 156 pp. plus the plates. The plates reproduce Updike title pages, many in colors, type specimens; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket freckled, light shelf wear to jacket cover. Very Good. This book is a memorial and symposium on Daniel Berkeley Updike, the printer and the man. With a Gathering of Essays by Stanley Morison, Gregg Anderson, T. M. Cleland, M. A. de Wolfe Howe, George Parker Winship, Rudolph Ruzicka, David T. Pottinger, Carl P. Rollins, and a Gallery of Merrymount Title-Pages and Types. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 1, 1965., James Mosley (b. 1936), editor.
5 James Mosley (b. 1936), editor. Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 1, 1965.
Menston, Yorkshire: Scolar Press Limited, 1972 1972 Reprint. Paperback Used: Very Good Very Good Paperback 
1972 Reprint. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 inches. 4, iv, 108, 12 pp. Ads, illustrated throughout, ads; text clean, unmarked. Plain stiff wrappers, printed paper dust-jacket; binding tight, minor shelf wear. Very Good. Stacked inaugural issue of the Journal. Preface by Mosely introduces the Journal, articles include: Philip Gaskell, "The Bibliographical Press Movement;" H. D. L. Vervliet, "The Garamond Types of Christopher Plantin;" H. Edmund Poole, "New Music Types: Invention in the Eighteenth Century, I;" Michael Twyman, "The Tinted Lithograph;" James Moran, "An Assessment of Alexander Mackie's Steam Type-composing;" Harry Carter, "Caslon Punches: An Interim Note;" and Andre Jammes, "Academisme et Typographie: The Making of the Romain du Roi." 
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Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 18, 1984., James Mosley (b. 1936), editor.
6 James Mosley (b. 1936), editor. Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 18, 1984.
London: Printing Historical Society, 1984 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 3/4 x 6 1/8 inches. [iv], 75, [1 blank], [4 ads] pp. Tables, 1 photographic figure, several typographic specimens of the types of Nicholas Kis; text clean, unmarked. Plain stiff wrappers, printed paper dust-jacket; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Very Good. Number 18 of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society contains 3 articles: David A. Preece, "Social aspects and effects of Composing Machine adoption in the British Printing Industry;" Thomas L. Bonn, "Two, Two-up, 32's - A paperback in the making;" and John A. Lane, "The Types of Nicholas Kis." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. Footnote to an Enquiry., John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976).
7 John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976). The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. Footnote to an Enquiry.
London; New York: Rupert Hart-Davis; Scharles Scribner's Sons, 1948 First Edition Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches. 95 pp. 3 plates, chronology; text clean, unmarked, paper toned. Blue printed wrappers, yapp edges; binding square and tight, light toning at the extremities, edges lightly crushed. Very Good. This little book is a supplement to the authors' An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, in which they prove that Wise had forged a number of Swinburne pamphlets they had been unable to prove in the first edition. With a 4-page corrections and additions, dated 1967, insert laid in. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Aldus Manutius: Printer and Publisher of Renaissance Venice., Martin Davies.
8 Martin Davies. Aldus Manutius: Printer and Publisher of Renaissance Venice.
Collectible: Good 
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 4to. 9 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. 64 pp. Color frontispiece, illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked except for some underlining on page 64. Pictorial French-fold wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Great Reading Copy. This study presents Aldus Manutius in his various aspects; scholar and businessman, editor and typographer. Printed on the occasion of the quincentenary of his first publication, this volume draws its illustrations from the Aldine collection in the British Library. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Cartes-Vues., Museum Plantin-Moretus.
9 Museum Plantin-Moretus. 20 Cartes-Vues.
Antwerpen-Anvers: Editions du Musee Plantin-Moretus, 1930 Paperback Used: Good Paperback 
3 1/2 x 6 inches. [22] ff. 22 photographic postcards on perforated card stock leaves with captions, most with original parchment guards; text clean, unmarked. Printed paper wrappers, yapp edges; binding intact, but text block is separated from wrappers except for the last leaf, staple stain, toned, shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy. Good. Traveler's souvenir pack of postcards, perforated for easy separation and mailing. Wonderful black-and-white photographs of the important museum in Antwerp, Belgium that honors the famous printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, Plantin Press, at the Friday Market. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Art of Printing., Stanley Morison (1889-1967).
10 Stanley Morison (1889-1967). The Art of Printing.
Brighton: Tony Appleton, 1977 First Edition, thus. Paperback Collectible: Very Good Paperback Signed
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies., this is number 11. Designed and Printed for Tony Appleton by Christopher Skelton at Skelton's Press, Wellingborough. Pamphlet. 10 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches. Unpaginated. [12] pp. Text clean, unmarked. Red printed French-fold wrappers, stitched; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. INSCRIBED by Tony Appleton, the British book seller, to Jake Zeitlin, with Zeitlin's ownership signature and date inside the front cover. Very Good. Appleton remarks: "This short piece, not recorded by Carter, Handover, or indeed in my own recently published handlist of Morison's writings, was kindly drawn to my attention by Nial Devitt. It is reproduced by permission of the British Council from the original article which appeared in Britain To-day, number 53, 16 May 1941." Tony Appleton was a British book seller who specialized in typography and Stanley Morison, and who issued the important The Writings of Stanley Morison, A Handlist, (1976). 
Price: 50.00 USD
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