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The Compositor as Artist, Craftsman, and Tradesman.

By: Alexander Lawson.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Athens, GA:, Press of the Nightowl,: 1990

Inscription: Signed by Publisher

Seller ID: SG1015-008

ISBN: 0912960175

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 333 copies, this is number 196 of the ordinary edition bound in cloth, printed with handset Bulmer type on a Vandercook 4 press on Rives paper. Small 4to. 10 x 6 5/8 inches. [iv], (36) pp. Half-title, woodcut frontispiece of a compositor at the case, title page printed in black and maroon within a ruled border, initials printed in maroon, 3 woodcut figures by Joseph Sanders, printer's device in maroon on the colophon; text clean, unmarked. Two-toned cloth over boards, spine and front cover titled in gilt; binding square and tight. Original prospectus included. PRESENTA... View more info

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The English Grammar Made by Ben Jonson for the Benefit of All Strangers Out of His Observation of the English Language Now Spoken and in Use. With a Prefatory Note by Strickland Gibson M.A., Bodleian Library, Oxford.

By: Ben Jonson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London:, Lanston Monotype Corporation Ltd.,: 1928

Seller ID: KSF11113-39

Condition: Used: Very Good


16mo. 6 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches. 93 pp. 5 type specimens, 1 large type specimen mounted at rear (12 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches); text clean, unmarked. Blind-stamped cream paper, cover extensions at fore-edge, printed spine, glassine dust jacket; binding square and tight, toned, dust jacket toned, chipped at spine. Housed in marbled-paper slipcase with shelf wear and toning. Muir Dawson's copy. Very Good. This edition, prefaced by British librarian and bibliographer Strickland Gibson (1877-1958), compares the first two editions of Ben Jonson's Grammar. "In view of the confusion which has hither... View more info

Image for Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.

By: Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Plantin Press,: 1977

Seller ID: II317-004

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously att... View more info

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Knights of the Lash: The Stagecoach Stories of Major Benjamin C. Truman.

By: Benjamin C. Truman (1835-1916) and Gary F. Kurutz (b. 1948), editor.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GY815-241

Condition: Used: Like New


FIRST EDITION, LIMITED to 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 219. Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. (xxxii), (119) pp. Text printed in black and dark blue, frontispiece, illustration of a whip in dark blue on title page, black-and-white illustrations throughout, headpiece on colophon; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, blind-stamped paper, printed paper label on front cover, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Comes with original prospectus and postcard-sized announcement. Fine. Designed and printed by The Ca... View more info

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The Telling Takes Me Home.

By: Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips (1935-2008).

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT:, Peter and Donna Thomas,: 2011

Seller ID: IOHG711-001

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 4 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches. [8] pp. Hand-painted water-colors by Donna Thomas on Peter's handmade paper and hand-stitched into the folded panels, folded accordion-style; text clean, unmarked. Stiff boards with maps mounted on front and rear covers, hand-colored, hand-lettered, and hand-stitched title label on front cover; binding square and tight. Fine. The text of this miniature book is from the Utah Phillips song "The Telling Takes Me Home." On June 19, 2011 Peter and Donna Thomas arrived in Salt Lake City during their Gypsy Wagon Book Mobile To... View more info

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Lotus-Blossom & Moon-Flower, a Chinese Folk Tale.

By: Carol Cunningham (1925-2013).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Mill Valley,, Sunflower Press,: 1981

Seller ID: IY915-147

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 93. Oblong Miniature Book. 2 x 2 3/4 inches. Unpaginated. [22] pp. Illustrations and textual ornamentation in red ink; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped red wrappers, bound with gold string, gold end papers; binding square and tight. Mel Kavin's copy. SIGNED by Carol Cunningham on the colophon. Fine. Printed on hand-made Japanese paper from hand-set type. This lovely artist's book is an adaptation of a Chinese folk tale. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 810. 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-in-cheek account of printed works for the lower classes in England, focusing on the years 1800-1850. View more info

A History and Description of the Pitt Press Erected to the Memory of Mr. Pitt for the use of the University Printing Press, A. D. 1833, Altered and Restored A. D. 1937.

By: Ernest Addenbrooke "Brooke" Crutchley (1907-2003).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press: 1938

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: CH814-281

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST TRADE EDITION. 8vo. 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 inches. (vi), (38) pp. Folding color frontispiece, 6 plates, figures; text clean, unmarked. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket soiled with small chips at the extremities, and with pencil notations. Bookseller's notation on front free end-paper says "Trade Edition, Printer's copy." Very Good. The Pitt Building was a neo-Gothic structure facing Trumpington Street built for the Cambridge University Press in the first half of the nineteenth century. Crutchley called it ... View more info

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The Artist & the Capitalist: William Morris and Richard Marsden

By: Florence Boos.

Price: $850.00

Publisher: Kirkwood, MO:, The Printery,: 2009

Edition: First Editions

Seller ID: SG1015-002

Condition: Collectible: Like New


Two Volumes. LIMITED EDITION of 110 copies of The Artist, this is copy vi, one of 10 reserved for Florence Boos and Jack Walsdorf. The text is set in Jenson Old Style types, a modern version of the Jenson type that served as William Morris' inspiration for his Golden Type. Text and illustrations printed hand-press on mold-made Somerset Book paper from St. Cuthberts Mill, with the Morris facsimile reproduced on Arches Text Laid paper. Foreword by Jack Walsdorf. Small 4to. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. (xvi), (44) pp. Half-title, title page printed in black, beige and burgundy with a burgundy printe... View more info

Design and Beauty in Printing

By: Frederic W. Goudy (1865-1947)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Printed by the Press of the Woolly Whale: 1934

Seller ID: KL1218-015

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


EDITION not stated, hand set in Goudy Village No. 2, used here for the first time, by George W. Van Vechten, Jr. on Zerkall mold-made paper, this essay was issued by the Press of the Woolly Whale in celebration of the 69th birthday of Frederic Goudy, March 8, 1934. 12mo. 6 x 4 3/4 inches. [iv], 18. [2] pp. Red fleuron on title-page; text clean, unmarked. Slate-gray paper titled in black on the front cover, original glassine jacket present; binding square and tight, jacket a bit tattered, top edge dust-soiled. SCARCE. Very Good. This essay first appeared in The American Printer August 20, 1922.... View more info

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San Pasqual Press

By: Gerry, Vance

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Fallbrook, CA:, The Weather Bird Press: 1986-01-01

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: GY815-035a

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies with Scotch type on a Vandercook press, binding by Bela Blau. 8vo. 10 x 6 5/8 inches. [xii], (30) pp. Half-title, woodcut vignette on title page in brown ink, 2 headpieces in brown ink, 8 photographic illustrations on plates, 2 woodcut illustration sin the text and 1 cut on the colophon, lists 22 titles published by the San Pasqual Press, text clean, unmarked. Full natural linen cloth over boards, printed paper spine and front cover labels, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight. SIGNED by Vance Gerry on the colophon. Fine. The San Pasqual P... View more info

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A Souvenir of Toledo, 1956 [Cover Title].

By: Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Wm. Cheney,: 1959

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: EE516-021

Condition: Collectible: Like New


SECOND EDITION. Pamphlet. 6 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches. [4] pp. 1 sheet of French-fold paper stitched within gray printed wrappers, printed in black with red decorations; text clean, unmarked. Comes in the original mailing envelope of matching paper; light toning and wear to extremities. "Greetings" from Josephine and Jake Zeitlin card laid in. SCARCE. Fine. "So many requests have come in for copies of this that a reprint has been made for us by Wm. Cheney this 15th day of September, 1959." Recounts Zeitlin's moody visit to Toledo, Spain, in 1956. REFERENCE: Not in Jones, A L... View more info

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Some Rambling Recollections of a Rambling Bookseller - A talk delivered by Jake Zeitlin to The Library Patrons of Occidental College.

By: Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, The Library Patrons of Occidental College,: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-004

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION, printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon. Pamphlet. 9 x 6 inches. 20 pp. Large vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight, light crease along the length of the pamphlet along the gutter. Very Good. Inspiring anecdotes about rare books with examples of booksellers making scholarly contributions. View more info

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Mountaineer: The Life and Times of Marvin Neel and the Backwoods Press.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1969

Seller ID: GO617-038

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 200 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. [iv], ii, (40) pp. Title page illustrated in color, engravings by Neel throughout, 2 photographic plates tipped in, specimen sheet bound in with the covers of Storm Over the Mountains and Chimera I; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-titled blue cloth spine, yellow paper boards stamped with a Neel engraving; binding square and tight, small spot of soiling on back cover. Very Good. Printed and bound by the author-compositor. Biography of Marvin Neel, proprietor of the Backwoods Press. Includes a bibliography of the 13 titles issued by the B... View more info

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The Crandall Press: A History-Bibliography.

By: James Lamar Weygand (1919-2003).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, Private Press of the Indiana Kid,: 1966

Seller ID: GO617-048

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of about 250 copies. 8vo. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. (44) pp. Color ornaments throughout, 2 photographic plates, bibliography of the Crandall Press, 4 illustrations tipped in; text clean, unmarked. Light blue paper over boards, illustrations on both covers, printed paper spine label with a duplicate label bound-in at the colophon; binding square and tight, shelf wear, spine faded. Very Good. A biography of Allen Crandall, a history of his press, The Crandall Press, and a bibliography of the 12 titles published by the same. View more info

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Cross-Roads: Stories about Nappanee

By: James Lamar Weygand, (1919-2003).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Nappanee, Indiana:, James Lamar Weygand,: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: KSF11113-77

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 50 copies, this is number 47. 12mo. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. 23 pp. 1 photographic illustration, vignette and ornamental border on title page; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, printed spine label; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Near Fine. This book contains a series of anecdotes about Nappanee, Indiana. View more info

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They Called it Nappanee.

By: James Lamar Weygand.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Nappanee, IN:, James Lamar Weygand,: 1945

Seller ID: KSF11113-71

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies. 16mo. 6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches. 8 pp. Vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked. Tan cloth, printed title strip on front cover; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy. Near Fine. A brief history of the town Nappanee's name. Weygand was a printer and book-designer, and paper maker who lived his whole life in Nappanee, IN. He produced 24 miniature books and about 50 other books. View more info

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A Memoir of Book Design, 1969-2000.

By: Joe D'Ambrosio (1934-2009).

Price: $200.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 2003

Seller ID: GG217-010

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 350 copies. Series: Book Club of California Publication, No. 216. 4to. 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. [viii], (215) pp. Color photographs throughout, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth spine and rear cover, patterned paper front cover over boards, silver-titled spine, decorative end-papers, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight. Fine. Joseph D'Ambrosio (1934-2009) worked as a book artist since 1969. He wrote, set type, printed designs, executed the artwork, and bound books by hand. D'Ambrosio's books are a total work of art combining many spectrums of ... View more info

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The Four Elements. Edited by Roger Coleman.

By: John Rastell (1475-1536).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, University Printing House,: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-301

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 500 copies. 8vo. 10 x 7 1/4 inches. 73 pp. Rastell's printer's device in red on the title page, and another in black on page 9, an example of Rastell's music printing on page 19, 5 full-page illustrations printed in red, 1 and a half pages of printed music for the song "Time to Pass with Goodly Sport" on pages 66 and 67; text clean, unmarked. Quarter red cloth, printed paper over boards, spine titled in gilt, mauve end papers; binding square and tight, spine very lightly faded. Very Good. Foreword by Brooke Crutchley; Introduction by Roger Coleman; illustrated... View more info

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Fertilizing the Continent.

By: Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Los Angeles:, Santa Susana Press, California State University Libraries Northridge,: 1976

Seller ID: GO617-018

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 12 copies, this is number 8. 8vo. 8 x 5 3/4 inches. 4 French-fold pp. Illustrated title page; text clean, unmarked. Quarter dark blue calf, marbled paper boards, gilt-titled spine; binding square and tight, shelf wear. SIGNED by author. Very Good. Designed by Herb Yellin. A poem by Joyce Carol Oates. Oates is one of a select group of modern novelists and poets whose first editions are on display in the Rare Book Room, Oviatt Library, as part of the Thomas and Barbara McDermott Collection at California State University, Northridge. Colophon. View more info