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August Fruge: Reflections from a Publishing Career.

By: August Fruge (1910-2004).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles:, University of California Press,: 1977

Seller ID: GY815-310

Condition: Used: Like New


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. View more info

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An Introduction to Chapbooks.

By: Barry McKay.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Oldham, UK:, Incline Press,: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SG1015-007

Condition: Collectible: Like New


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 whit... View more info

Updike: American Printer and His Merrymount Press.

By: Daniel Berkely Updike (1860-1941).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The American Institute of Graphic Arts,: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-113

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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La Real Cedula de los Privilegios a los Herederos de Cromberger.

By: Gabriel Saldivar y Silva.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mexico:, Liberia Anticuaria, "Mexico en Libros," G. M. Echaniz,: 1964

Seller ID: CGSZ118-024

Condition: Used: Very Good


Juan Cromberger was a Spanish printer who established the first printing press in America. This volume contains several miniature facsimiles of pages from his publications. Miniature Book. 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches. [iv], (49) pp. 14 plates of sample pages; text clean, unmarked. Gilt stamped full black leather, blind-stamped decorations on back cover, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, minor chipping to gilt border on front cover. Previous owner's signature ... View more info

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Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 1, 1965.

By: James Mosley (b. 1936), editor.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Menston, Yorkshire:, Scolar Press Limited,: 1972

Edition: 1972 Reprint.

Seller ID: CH814-417

Condition: Used: Very Good


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... View more info

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Journal of the Printing Historical Society, No. 18, 1984.

By: James Mosley (b. 1936), editor.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, Printing Historical Society,: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-420

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 Printin... View more info

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The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. Footnote to an Enquiry.

By: John Waynflete Carter (1905-1975) and Graham Pollard (1903-1976).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London; New York:, Rupert Hart-Davis; Scharles Scribner's Sons,: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-401

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 edi... View more info

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20 Cartes-Vues.

By: Museum Plantin-Moretus.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Antwerpen-Anvers:, Editions du Musee Plantin-Moretus,: 1930

Seller ID: KSF11113-101

Condition: Used: Good


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 im... View more info

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The Art of Printing.

By: Stanley Morison (1889-1967).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brighton:, Tony Appleton,: 1977

Edition: First Edition, thus.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: CH814-403

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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. Apple... View more info