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Robert O. Schad: A Treasure of a Bookman

By: Donald C. Dickinson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Les Angeles, CA, Zamorano Club: 2000

Seller ID: KSF513-53

Condition: Used: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 150 copies. Pamphlet. 10 x 7 inches. [28] pp. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographic illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Blue printed wrappers, stapled; binding square and tight. Errata slip mounted inside rear cover. Muir Dawson's copy. Fine. Printed as a keepsake on the occasion of the 25th Biennial Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs in the Fall of 2000. Biennial Joint Meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano C... 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

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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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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

Roxburghe Club. An Extract from The Book-Hunter, 1862

By: John Hill Burton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Andrew Hoyem and Robert Grabhorn: 1970

Seller ID: JC4P-38

Condition: Used: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies presented as a keepsake to the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco by Andrew Hoyem and Robert Grabhorn. Small 4to. 24 pp. Text clean, un-marked. Paper over boards, printed paper spine label; binding square and tight. This little volume contains an extract from John Hill Burton's classic "The Book Hunter," (1862) and gives an account of the founding of the original Roxburghe Club in London in 1813. From the private collection of Joh... View more info

Manuscrits Enlumines et Livres Precieux: Du Roman de la Rose au Mythe de Sisyphe. Catalogue XI

By: Librairie Patrick et Elisabeth Sourget

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chartres, Librairie Patrick et Elisabeth Sourget: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 140515002

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


4to. 11 3/4 x 9 inches. 557, [3] pp. Text in French, lists 226 books offered for sale, with extensive descriptions, bibliographical data, and color photographic illustrations; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear to book and jacket. Price list loosely laid in. Very Good. Librairie Patrick and Elizabeth Sourget offers the most sumptuous books in the most extravagant catalogs. The books and manuscri... 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

Condition: Used: Very Good


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