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Image for Printed Bifolium from a Latin Breviary.

Printed Bifolium from a Latin Breviary.

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: English?,, Sixteenth Century

Seller ID: EU512-40

Condition: 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 ... View more info

The Italian Sixteenth Century.

By: Alfred Forbes Johnson (1884-1972).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London:, Ernest Benn LTD,: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-191

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 contribution... View more info

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Herschel Logan: Man of Many Careers.

By: Anthony L. Lehman (193501988).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Nuys:, The Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,: 1986

Seller ID: GO617-017

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches. (32) pp. Frontispiece, black-and-white photograph on title page, woodcuts by Herschel Logan throughout; text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped black cloth, silver-titled spine; binding square and tight, light shelf wear. Very Good. Printed by Richard J. Hoffman. A short biography of Herschel Logan. Logan was a commercial artist who launched his personal press, Log-Anne Press, after retirement. He wrote and ... View more info

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Catalogue of Baltimore Printing Presses, Type, Supplies, and Instructions How to Print.

By: Baumgarten & Co., Inc.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Baltimore:, Baumgarten and Co., Inc.,: N.D.

Seller ID: SGG213B-41

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Bookbinding: A Brief Checklist of References, Sources, Libraries &c.

By: Bruce William Bradley.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Bird in Hand Press,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-037

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is number 126 [sic!]. Hardcover Pamphlet. 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [16] pp. Decorative initials in red ink, headpieces and illustrations in blue ink; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, orange paper boards, illustrated with a paper label on front cover, brown paper pages, red paper dust jacket; binding square and tight, dust jacket torn and creased at tail. Comes with a signed letter to Pall Bohne from author, Jun... View more info

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S P at 75: The Society of Printers, 1955-1980.

By: Charles A. Rheault Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston:, The Society of Printers,: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-53

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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... View more info

In Retrospect: The Riverside Press, 1952-1971.

By: Charles A. Rheault, Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston:, Society of Printers,: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-73

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 employe... View more info

Printing a Book at Verona in 1622: The Account Book of Francesco Calzolari Junior.

By: Conor Fahy, editor.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lille:, Fondation Custodia,: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-059

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 prin... View more info

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Printed Leaf from: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi....

By: Daniel Agricola (1490-1540).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Basel:, Michael Furter,: 1513

Seller ID: EU512-42

Condition: 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 illustr... View more info

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A History of Cambridge University Press [3 Volumes, Complete].

By: David McKitterick (b. 1949).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press,: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-369

ISBN: 0521839394

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 his... View more info

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Die Egenolff-Luthersche Schriftgiesserei in Frankfurt am Main und ihre geschaftlichen Verbindungen mit den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika.

By: David Stempel (1869-1927) and Wilhelm Cunz.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Schriftgiesserei D. Stempel,: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-359

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 r... View more info

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An Enquiry into the Reading of the Lower Classes.

By: David W. Davies (1908-1984).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pasadena:, Grant Dahlstrom,: 1970

Seller ID: GO617-061

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies. 8vo. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. (xvi), (94) pp. Color frontispiece, 17 illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Patterned cloth; binding square and tight. Pall Bohne's copy with pencil notations of inventory number, from whom he acquired the book, and date on rear pastedown. Comes with an invitation to a memorial gathering for David W. Davies and a page of notes. INSCRIBED by the author to Pall Bohne, May 26, 1983. Fine. A somewhat tongue-... View more info

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D.B.U. and R.R.: Selected Extracts from Correspondence between Daniel Berkeley Updike and Rudolph Ruzicka from 1908-1941.

By: Edward Connery Lathem and Elizabeth French Lathem, editors.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York:, American Printing History Association,: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF713-222

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 th... View more info

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Printed Leaf From Cassiodorus's Psalterium in Expositio.

By: Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (circa 485-circa 585 AD).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Basel:, Johann Amerbach,: 1491

Seller ID: EU512-72

Condition: 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 e... View more info

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My Life as an Artist Blacksmith.

By: Francis Whitaker (1906-1999).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Francis Whitaker,: 1995

Seller ID: GO617-056

Condition: Used: Very Good


4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. (vi), 122 pp. 29 black-and-white photographs, memoriam notice tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped black cloth; binding square and tight, shelf wear, ex library bookplate removed from front paste-down. Ex library copy, stamped on free end papers. Comes with newspaper clippings of Whitaker's obituary. Pall Bohne's copy with his pencil notations on rear pastedown. Very Good. Francis Whitaker was a legendary blacksmith. This autobi... View more info

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Old Days in Seattle, with "Old-Day" Photographs, Courtesy Seattle Public Library, and "New-Day" Photographs by the Author.

By: Frank McCaffrey.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Seattle:, The Seattle Club of Printing House Craftsmen,: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF11113-002b

Condition: Collectible: Like New


64mo. 3 3/4 x 2 3/4. 63 pp. 17 halftone photographic illustrations, 1 map; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth over boards, vignette printed in red on front, black titling on spine; binding square and tight, very minor shelf wear. Fine. This lively and succinct history of Seattle, Washington, was produced as a souvenir for Visitors at the XXXIst Annual Convention of the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen that met in San Francisco September 4 through... View more info

New Aldine Studies: Documentary Essays on the Life and Work of Aldus Manutius.

By: H. George Fletcher.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Bernard M. Rosenthal, Inc.,: 1988

Seller ID: GHVW06-001

ISBN: 0960009418

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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. View more info

Die Buchdruckerkunst spaniens im sechzehnten Jahrhundert.

By: Henry Thomas (b. 1878).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hellerau:, Demeter-Verlag,: 1928

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: CH814-187

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 c... View more info

Stundenbuch fur Letternfreunde Besinnliches und Spitziges uber Schreiber und Schrift Leser und Buch.

By: Horst Kliemann (1896-1965).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Berlin and Frankfurt am Main:, Linotype GmbH,: 1954

Seller ID: FO115-4

Condition: Used: Very Good


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 a... View more info

Campaign Prospectus.

By: International Printing Museum Foundation.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Buena Park, CA:, International Printing Museum Foundation,: n.d.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-361

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. View more info