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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-tone... View more info

Image for 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.

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... 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 de... 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; bindi... 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 Telli... 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 fol... View more info

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Chapters on Writing and Printing

By: Carolyn R. Hammer (1911-2001), compiler

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Lexington, KY, Anvil Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SFK418-037

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 134 copies, this is number 72, printed on Japanese Hosho paper. Tall 8vo. 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches. [ii], (72) pp. 2 illustrations printed from the original blocks carved by Thomas Bewick, 3 facsimile signatures, figures; text clean, unmarked. Val de Laga (Duna) paper over boards, printed paper spine label, deckle edges, original plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, jacket wrinkled with small tears. Comes with the original prospectus. Muir... 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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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

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 T... 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 ... 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 labe... 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 th... View more info

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

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-compos... 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 Crandal... 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 des... View more info

Image for Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

Geographical Memoir upon Upper California in Illustration of his Map of Oregon and California by John Charles Fremont, Newly Reprinted from the Edition of 1848 with Introductions by Allan Nevins and Dale L. Morgan and a Reproduction of the Map.

By: John Charles Fremont (1813-1890).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, The Book Club of California,: 1964

Seller ID: GY815-238

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 425 copies, designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher, composed by Mackenzie & Harris, Inc. in Van Dijck types, the display face is Hunt Roman by Hermann Zapf. John C. Fremont was an American explorer, soldier, and politician. He was a key figure in America's myth of Manifest Destiny; he led five expeditions to the American West, and his maps and reports influenced many Americans to travel west. The text here is Fremont's memoir and map of his fourth expe... View more info