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Gutenberg Festschrift, zur feier des 25 jahrigen bestehens des Gutenbergmuseums in Mainz.

By: Aloys Ruppel (1882-1977), editor.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mainz:, Verlag der Gutenberg-Gesellschaft: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-323

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION of this tribute volume to the 25th anniversary of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. xvi, 448 pp. Articles on all aspects of the book arts in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish, etc., but with a focus on incunabula, title page printed in red and black, color letterpress frontispiece illustration, text illustrated throughout including type specimens, 46 numbered plates, followed by 12 unnumbered plates sh... View more info

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Steel-Engraved Book Illustration in England.

By: Basil Hunnisett.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston:, David R. Godine,: 1980

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 151024001

ISBN: 0879233222

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches. xvi, 263 pp. 66 black-and-white plates, index; text clean, unmarked, coated stock pages are toned at the outer margins. Blue cloth, spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light toning to jacket. Muir Dawson's Copy. Very Good. Discusses the early history of steel engravings, through production and printing of the plates, studies several of the noted engravers and artists ... View more info

The French Book Trade in the Ancien Regime, 1500-1791.

By: David Thomas Pottinger (1884-1958).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA:, Harvard University Press,: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-177

ISBN: 0674321006

Condition: Used: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. xiv, 363 pp. Half-title, tables, plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red cloth, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, use / shelf wear. Very Good. This is the first comprehensive account of the publishing business in France from 1500 through the French Revolution, concentrating on people and their social and professional organizations. View more info

200 Jahre Frankfurter Druckgewerbe: an Hand der Geschichte der H. L. Bronner's Buchdruckerei und Verlagsanstalt in Frankfurt a. M., 1727-1927, eine Erinnerungsgabe zum 1. October 1927.

By: H. L. Bronner's Druckerei und Verlag.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main:, H. L. Bronner's,: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-356

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


4to. 11 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches. [vi], (56) pp. Frontispiece portrait of founder Johann Carl Bronner (1712-1773), Foreword by Gustav Mori, initials and page numbers in red, 16 plates (some photographic, some reproduce title pages of significant volumes issued by the firm, bibliography, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked, pages a bit toned. Quarter orange cloth, fancy paper side with beveled edges, front cover and spine stamped in gilt, fancy end-papers; binding s... View more info

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Modern German Book Design.

By: Hans Adolf Halbey (1922-2003), compiler.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hamburg:, Hans Christians Druckerei und Verlag,: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-151

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches. 35 pp. Text in English, black-and-white illustrations throughout of the Klingspor-Museum, the exhibition, and objects from the exhibition, lists 158 items shown in the exhibition, indexes; text clean, unmarked, paper toned. Color pictorial wrappers; binding square and tight, light shelf wear and soiling to covers. Very Good. The Klingspor-Museum, Offenbach, is a museum for modern international book art, typography and... View more info

Incunabula Medica in the Huntington Library.

By: Herman Ralph Mead (b. 1873), compiler.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA:, Harvard University Press,: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-309

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. (107)-151 pp. List of references, 532 entries, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Brown printed wrappers; binding square and tight, lower corner bumped, shelf wear. Very Good. "The purpose of this list is to enumerate the items of medical interest contained in the incunabula collection of the Huntington Library." More than 500 items of medical interest, from among a collection of over 5,000 incunabula. View more info

Of the Making of Books: Medieval Manuscripts, Their Scribes and Readers. Essays Presented to M. B. Parkes.

By: Pamela R. Robinson and Rivkah Zim, editors.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Aldershot:, Scolar Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-114

ISBN: 185928079X

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches. xiii, 324 pp. Half-title, frontispiece portrait of Parkes, illustrated throughout in black and white, 12 essays on medieval books, bibliography of the writings of M. B. Parkes, notes on contributors, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, added mylar dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket with shelf wear. Very Good. This volume is a festscrift for Malcolm Beckwith Parkes (1930-2013), English paleograp... View more info

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The Art of Illustration, 1750-1900.

By: R. Margaret Slythe.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London:, Library Association,: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-180

ISBN: 0853650829

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches. 144 pp. Half-title, color frontispiece, illustrated throughout in black-and-white, bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark green cloth, spine titled in gilt, illustrated end-papers, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, lower corners bumped, jacket price clipped, soiled. Very Good. Describes various illustration processes used in books up to 1900, with outstanding examples of each process illustra... View more info

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The Book Collector, Number 1847.

By: Richard Linenthal, guest editor.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London:, The Collector Limited,: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-406

Condition: Collectible: Like New


The Book Collector: Special Number for the 150th Anniversary of Bernard Quaritch, 1997, Number 1847. (London: The Collector Limited), 1997. 8vo. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 216 pp. 16 articles by Nicolas Barker and others on the contributions of the Quaritch firm, color and black-and-white illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. The important London-based book selling firm marked its 150th anniversary in 1997 wit... View more info

Bibliotheca Docet: Festgabe fur Carl Wehmer.

By: Siegfried Joost (b. 1915), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Amsterdam:, Verlag de Erasmus-Buchhandlung,: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-049

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 550 copies. Large 8vo. 10 7/8 x 8 inches. 411 pp. Illustrated throughout; text clean, unmarked. Gray cloth, red leather spine label titled in gilt, added mylar dust-jacket; binding square and tight, corners bumped. Very Good. Contains 28 articles in honor of Carl Wehmer (1903-1978) in English, German, and Italian on the subjects of Paleography, Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding, Libraries, and Art History. Contributors include Victor Scholdere... View more info