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Fine Books., Alfred William Pollard (1859-1944).
1 Alfred William Pollard (1859-1944). Fine Books.
New York: Cooper Square Publishers, Inc., 1964 First American Edition. Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Series: The Cooper Square Library of Bibliography. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches. xv, (332) pp. Frontispiece, 50 illustrations, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Brown cloth, spine blocked in blue and titled in gilt, top edge stained blue; binding square and tight, some light rubbing. Very Good. This book contains a survey of fine printing from fifteenth-century block books to modern fine printing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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An Informal Talk by Elmer Adler at the University of Kansas, April 17, 1953.  First Annual Public lecture on Books & Bibliography., Elmer Adler (1884-1962).
2 Elmer Adler (1884-1962). An Informal Talk by Elmer Adler at the University of Kansas, April 17, 1953. First Annual Public lecture on Books & Bibliography.
Los Angeles: Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press, 1954 First Edition Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 12mo. [ii], (46) pp. Lovely typographic borders and decorations on title page, decorative initials, head- and tailpiece, printer's device on colophon; offsetting on pages 20-21 otherwise text clean and unmarked. Quarter beige linen, decorative paper over boards, printed paper spine label, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight. Very Good. Elmer Adler was a Princeton Professor, bibliophile, and coy-founder of The Colophon. This is delightful lecture on bibliophilia presented at the University of Kansas in April 1953. From the library of Ward Ritchie (without distinguishing markings). This copy is Harmsen and Tabor's Binding Variant #2, with #5 Paper, Machine-made, watermarked "Saturn Book." REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press of Saul & Lillian Marks, No. 116. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries., Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes.
3 Estelle Ellis, Caroline Seebohm, Christopher Simon Sykes. At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live With and Care for Their Libraries.
New York: Carol Southern Books, 1995 First Edition Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Like New Hardcover Christopher Simon Sykes 
FIRST EDITION, 7th printing. Folio. 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches. [vi], 248 pp. Sumptuously illustrated throughout with color photographs, resources directory of book binders and conservationists, book fairs and the like, index; text clean, unmarked. Yellow paper over boards, spine titled in black, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, some rubbing to the mylar. A Near Fine copy of this lovely book for the bibliophile. This volume is at once a visual delight, a helpful resource, and an inspiration for every bibliophile with a growing home library. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Western High Spots: Reading and Collecting Guides.  Foreword by Leland D. Case., Jefferson C. Dykes (1900-1989).
4 Jefferson C. Dykes (1900-1989). Western High Spots: Reading and Collecting Guides. Foreword by Leland D. Case.
[Flagstaff, AZ]: Northland Press, 1977 First Edition. Hardcover Collectible: Very Good Very Good Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/8 inches. (xvi), 192 pp. Title page printed in red and black, 10 illustrations, 15 chapters; text clean, unmarked. Blue cloth, spine titled in silver, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, some light toning to the extremities of the jacket, head of jacket spine with small tear. Near Fine. A preeminent book collector and historian presents an anthology of 15 essays from various sources with bibliographic profiles of published Western Americana. 
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Bookman's Quintet.  Five Catalogues about Books.  Bibliography, Printing History, Booksellers, Libraries, Presses, Collectors.  Preface by Terry Belanger., Leona Rostenberg (1908-2005) and Madeleine Bettina Stern (1912-2007).
5 Leona Rostenberg (1908-2005) and Madeleine Bettina Stern (1912-2007). Bookman's Quintet. Five Catalogues about Books. Bibliography, Printing History, Booksellers, Libraries, Presses, Collectors. Preface by Terry Belanger.
Newark, DE; Hillsborough, NC: Oak Knoll Books; Ballinger's Used and Rare Books, 1980 First Edition, thus. Hardcover Collectible: Like New Hardcover 
FIRST EDITION, thus. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. xix, 283 pp. 10 illustrations in the introduction by the authors, 5 illustrated cataloged in facsimile, index; text clean, unmarked. Navy cloth, spine blocked in red and titled in gilt, archival mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light rubbing. Fine. "Both as antiquarian booksellers and as individuals with a passionate interest in the book and its history, Rostenberg and Stern are to be admired and cherished. The five catalogues here reprinted all have a bibliographical emphasis or connection, and as such they are representative of one of the major Rostenberg and Stern interests. But they are also representative of the standard of excellence of Rosetenberg and Stern catalogues: accurate, concise, pertinent, tempting, valuable." From the Preface by Terry Belanger. 
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The American Book Collector., William B. Thorsen (1905-1990), editor.
6 William B. Thorsen (1905-1990), editor. The American Book Collector.
Chicago: William B. Thorsen, 1963 Paperback Used: Very Good Paperback 
1963-1976. 104 issues. 4to Pamphlets. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Various paginations. Black-and-white printed self-wrappers; text clean, unmarked, binding square and tight, some volumes lightly bumped or dog-eared on corners. All Very Good. William B. Thorsen's The American Book Collector (not to be confused with Charles F. Heartman and Harry B. Weiss's The American Book Collector: A Monthly Magazine for Book Lovers, published in Metuchen, NJ, 1932-1935) ran from 1950 through 1976. This run, from Pall Bohne's personal collection, covers the years 1963 through 1976, when the journal ceased to exist. Each monthly issue (generally only 10 issues a year were produced, with a 2 month hiatus for summer months) contained classified ads, and articles about various aspects of bibliophilia, and letters to the editor kept readers involved. Regular contributors include James Lamar Weygand with "News and Reviews of Private Presses," "Auction Sales," Wallace Nethery with a variety of subjects, and Madeleine Stern on various aspects of book collecting. William B. Thorsen was born in Denmark, and collected Danish authors; he was an advertising manager for the Danish Times newspaper in the 1940s and 1950s before he started the American Book Collector. He developed the magazine into highly respected source about book collecting. Its tone was very positive, and it focused on the pleasures of book collecting. Jay Christian Bay, for example, wrote essays about Western books for this journal that were later compiled into several books. It also helped promote local American authors. Thorsen was a member of the Caxton Club. A complete list of the magazines offered here follows: The American Book Collector, Vol. XIV (1963-1964), Nos. 2, 4-6, 7 (2 copies), 8-10, 9 issues (LACKING 1 and 3); Vol. XV (1964-1965), Nos. 1-10, 10 issues (complete); Vol. XVI (1965-1966), Nos. 1-10, 10 issues (complete); Vol. XVII (1966-1966), Nos. 1-10, 10 issues (complete); Vol. XVIII (1967-1968), Nos. 1-4, 5-6, 7-10, 9 issues (complete); Vol. XIX (1968-1969), Nos. 1-7. 8-9, 10, 9 issues (complete); Vol. 20 (1969-1970), Nos. 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 8 issues (complete); Vol. 21 (1970-1971), Nos. 1-8, 8 issues (complete); Vol. 22 (1971-1972), Nos. 1-8, 8 issues (complete); Vol. 23 (1972-1973), Nos. 1-6, 6 issues (complete); Vol. 24 (1973-1974), Nos. 1-6, 6 issues (complete); Vol. 25 (1974-1975), Nos. 1-6, 6 issues (complete); Vol. 26 (1975-1976), Nos. 1-5, 5 issues (LACKING 6). 
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