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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.

By: Elmer Adler (1884-1962).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Saul and Lillian Marks at the Plantin Press,: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GF417-001


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 delightf... View more info

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The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books [Parts I and II, complete]

By: Hordern House

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Hordern House: 2005

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: MB718-028


Two Volumes. 4to. 11 x 8 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. Lists 295 lots in the Parsons Collection of Pacific Voyages, each lot is illustrated and with extensive illustrations throughout, prices realized slips for each volume laid in; text clean, unmarked. Silver-stamps dark green cloth, dust-jackets in archival mylar, illustrated end-papers; binding square and tight. Fine. Documents the dispersal of the David Parsons collection. Parson was an Atlanta, Georgia businessman who be... View more info

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How To Avoid Huge Ships and Other Implausibly Titled Books

By: Joel Rickett, Introduction

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MB718-005


Second printing, this book was first published in Great Britain in 2008 by Aurum Press Ltd. Small 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. 96 pp. Blue title-page vignette, color illustrations throughout; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, spine titled i silver, dust-jacket; binding square and tight. A lightly read copy. Very Good. This book was published on the occasion of the 30th annual Diagram Prize, an annual contest to determine the oddest book title of the year. The prize is... View more info

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The American Book Collector.

By: William B. Thorsen (1905-1990), editor.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago:, William B. Thorsen,: 1963

Seller ID: KBO617-004


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 thr... View more info