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Forty Etchings on Copper, Reproduced from the Most Noted Examples of Modern Art and Photographs of English Landscapes. Series I [1].

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Osborne & Murphy Company, Art Publishers, Red Oak:

Seller ID: 2083653


Boards faintly soiled, front hinge just beginning to weaken, portion of front free endpaper removed, front flyleaf creased. All image pages excellent with no marks, foxing, stains, or toning. Forty half-tone images photographically reproduced from original photographs, and copper plate etchings by various artists. In 1888, two enterprising young men, Edmond Osborne and Thomas D. Murphy, purchased a woodcut of the Montgomery County Courthouse that was under construction a... View more info

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A Farmer's Alphabet

By: Azarian, Mary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263410


2nd printing. Edges lightly rubbed with minimal loss from spine base, front corners lightly creased. 1981 Large Softcover. 61, [3] pp. A children's book highlighting the letters of the alphabet, by a full-time printmaker and woodcut illustrator. The Vermont Board of Education commissioned Azarian to create the 26 letters of the alphabet and illustrations depicting scenes little scholars find familiar. In book form, the work is virtually guaranteed success, for the artist... View more info

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The Size of the Sheet in America: Paper-Moulds Manufactured by N. & D. Sellers in Philadelphia - Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society Volume 87, Part 2, October 1977

By: Bidwell, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The American Antiquarian Society: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266266


Last leaf loose but included. 1978 Trade Paperback. 299-342 pp. An overview of the relationship book dimensions and descriptive bibliography, focusing on a particular paper manufacturer in Philadelphia. View more info

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Fine Print: A Story about Johann Gutenberg (A Creative Minds Biography)

By: Burch, Johansen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Millbrook Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2266428


A fine copy. 1991 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Recounts the story of the German printer credited with the invention of printing with movable type. View more info

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Memories of a Great Printer: Biographical Sketches of the Career of Charles Francis

By: Cochrane, Charles H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Charles Francis Press: 1939

Seller ID: 2201160


Spine head rubbed, ink stamp on page base. 1939 Hard Cover. 357 pp. Gilt titles, photographic portrait frontispiece. Francis founded the Printers' League of America in 1906 and the International Joint Conference Council in 1919; introduced arbitration for trade war, and built up one of the world's greatest printing houses. View more info

Geofroy [Geoffroy, Geofrey, Geoffrey] Tory

By: Comstock, Louis K.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1929

Seller ID: 1296545


Lightly rubbed. 1929 Soft Cover. Shoestring binding. 31 pp. 8 3/8 x 5 1/2. Original wrappers. A brief ephemeral piece sent by Comstock to friends for Christmas 1929, which describes the life and works of Geofroy Tory (I have also seen the first name spelled Geofrey). Famous for the advances he introduced in typography, Tory was also an author, designer, printer and binder. This volume includes important information on monograms and other devices Tory employed; Tory's ins... View more info

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A Text-Book of Paper-Making [Textbook of Papermaking]

By: Cross, C.F.; Bevan, E.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: E. & F.N. Spon, Ltd.: 1920

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2197665


Boards rubbed and somewhat soiled, shallow chip from spine head. Binding tight and square, interior clean with pages only lightly toned. 1920 Hard Cover. xi, 527, 12 pp. 8vo. An extensive guide to the manufacture of paper, originally published in 1888. This edition, according to the preface 'has been carefully revised with reference to technical and scientific progress. The disturbance of the Paper-making Industry under the stress of war conditions [referring to World Wa... View more info

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History of Printing in Rochester, 1816-1834

By: Dauby, Augustine G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen: 1986

Seller ID: 2204852


No jacket. A fine copy. 1986 Hard Cover. 52 pp. A history of printing in Rochester, New York with separate sections for the most notable printers including Augustine G. Dauby, Elihu F. Marshall and Luther Tucker. Map showing Dauby's printshop and a fold-out image of the Rochester Gazette, which he published. KEYWORDS: AUGUSTINE DAUBY HISTORY OF PRINTING IN ROCHESTER 1816 1834 NEW YORK LOCAL REGIONAL BOOKS ON BOOKS PRINT HISTORY View more info

History of the Press in Western New-York, From the Beginning to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century - The First 50 Years of Newspapers, 1797-1846

By: Follett, Frederick; Eames, Wilberforce (Preface)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harbor Hill Books, Harrison: 1973

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2133136


Jacket lightly toned with sticker remnant on rear panel. Very Good. 1973 Hard Cover. xv, 65 pp. 8vo. 1973 reissue of the original, which was released as a pamphlet in conjunction with the annual Printers' Festival in Rochester. Also includes a facsimile of the front page of the earliest extant newspaper from Western New York. View more info

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The First Cambridge Press in Its European Setting

By: Goldschmidt, E.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge: 1955

Seller ID: 2187656


Ex-Library with usual marks. Light rubbing to boards. 1955 Hard Cover. E.P. Goldschmidt (1887 1954) was a prominent bookseller and scholar well known for his research on early printing and the spread of humanist ideas in Europe. First published in 1955, this volume originated in the proofs for Goldschmidt's inaugural lecture series as Sandars Reader in Bibliography at Cambridge. Although his health was failing, and he was consequently unable to give the lectures, Goldsch... View more info

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Bird Etchings: The Illustrators and Their Books, 1655 -1855

By: Jackson, Christine E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Cornell University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 1538984


First section of pages dog-eared. 1989 Trade Paperback. 288 pp. This handsome volume surveys bird-book publishing in Britain from just before 1660, when metal-plate printing was introduced, to the mid-nineteenth century, when the process was superseded by lithography. In this period, most of the bird books published in Britain were illustrated by the authors themselves, who learned to etch their drawings of birds on metal plates. It was a time when hundreds of previously... View more info

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Creative Bookbinding

By: Johnson, Pauline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington: 1973

Seller ID: 2205244


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1973 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A book bound by hand can be a work of art in a way that machine-bound books can never be. And in this comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to hand bookbinding, a noted expert in the field explains the techniques needed to create your own choice specimens of the binder's art. Directed especially toward beginners, Creative Bookbinding shows how this ancient craft offers a satisf... View more info

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Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press

By: Koscielniak, Bruce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2151866


First edition. An exceptional copy. Fine. 2003 Large Hardcover. [40 pp.] If a book was published 600 years ago, it would have been copied out by hand by a scribe in a monastery and probably would have taken months to produce. But thanks to Johann Gutenberg in the fifteenth century, modern printing was born and nowadays it can take only a few seconds to print a book. Gutenberg invented the printing press as well as a new type of ink and a new way to cast type. Learn the i... View more info

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The Bodley Head, 1887-1987

By: Lambert, J.W.; Ratcliffe, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Bodley Head: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200444


First edition. 1987 Hard Cover. 364, [1] pp. 8vo. A history of the prominent London publishing house originally founded by John Lane, which printed works by such notable authors as: Oscar Wilde; Aubrey Beardsley; Max Beerbohm; G.K. Chesterton; C.S. Forester; Agatha Christie; James Joyce; Graham Greene; Alistair Cooke; Georgette Heyer; Winston Graham; William Trevor; Muriel Spark; Alexander Solzhenitsyn; Kenneth Grahame; Maurice Sendak; and Charlie Chaplin. View more info

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Early Schools and School-Books of New England

By: Littlefield, George Emery

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Russell & Russell Inc.: 1965

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2200893


1965 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 11-352 pp. 8vo. 1965 reissue of 1904 original. An account of early education in colonial America, beginning with the origins of its educational system in Europe, and focusing specifically on schools in Massachusetts and books used during the colonial period. Includes reproductions of title pages of numerous well-known works such as Eliot's Indian Primer, Noah Webster's American Spelling Book, etc. View more info

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Handbook of the Publications and Photostats, 1792-1935

By: Massachusetts Historical Society

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2048848


Second edition, revised and corrected. 1937 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. [ii], 144 pp. A descriptive list of the publications of the Massachusetts Historical Society, including the collections, proceedings, and special volumes. View more info

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The Art of Printing: Annual Lecture on Aspects of Art, Henriette Hertz Trust of the British Academy 1937

By: Morison, Stanley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Humphrey Milford, London: 1937

Seller ID: 1723622


Wrappers rubbed, corners creased, front hinge reinforced with clear tape. 1937 Trade Paperback. 30 pp., 16 plates. Original wrappers, sewn binding. Includes reproductions of 15th & 16th century calligraphy, coins, and printed material. View more info

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The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

By: Musee Conde, Chantilly; Longnon, Jean; Cazelles, Raymond; Meiss, Millard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: George Braziller, Inc., New York: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2041018


First printing of revised paperback edition. 1989 Large Softcover. 224 pp. From the flap: 'Cited as 'one of the miracles of art history' by Kenneth Clark, the Tres Riches Heures is the most luxurious and most famous of such books and marks the zenith of manuscript illumination in late medieval Europe. Commissioned by the influential patron, Jean de Berry, in the early years of the fifteenth century, this masterpiece was executed by the three Limbourg brothers, the greate... View more info

Image for Jacques Callot: Mit einem Titelbild und 104 Abbildungen auf 50 Tafeln in Lichtdruck (Meister der Graphik Series. Band 1)

Jacques Callot: Mit einem Titelbild und 104 Abbildungen auf 50 Tafeln in Lichtdruck (Meister der Graphik Series. Band 1)

By: Nasse, Von Hermann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Verlag von Klinkhardt & Biermann: 1919

Seller ID: 1524614


German text. Includes original jacket. A bit rubbed, spine sunned, page ridges foxed, union stamp on front endpaper, jacket rubbed with a few large chips. Good. 1919 Large Hardcover. 77 pp of German text, 49 pages of etched plates. 12 1/2 x 9 3/8. Jacques Callot (c. 1592–1635) was a baroque printmaker and draftsman from the Duchy of Lorraine (an independent state on the North-Eastern border with France). He is an important figure in the development of the old master pr... View more info

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The Cambridge Press, 1638-1692: A History of the First Printing Press Established in English America, together with a Bibliographical List of the Issues of the Press (Famous Presses Series Volume 2)

By: Roden, Robert F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, and Company: 1905

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2260202


Limited edition, one of 750 copies. Spine toned. 1905 Hard Cover. 193 pp. A history of the printing press most well-known for producing the Bay Psalm Book in 1640, with a bibliographical list of works produced on the press (which features useful notes about locations of known copies). Includes a frontispiece and nine plates (two of which are fold-outs) in text, among which are images of the Daye Press, and the title pages of the Bay Psalm Book and other notable early pub... View more info

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Better Paper, Better Printing on Warren's Cumberland Coated Book, with Supplementary Exhibits of Halftone & Border Finishes (The Warren Service Library)

By: S.D. Warren Company

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston: S.D. Warren Company: 1920

Seller ID: 2066627


Front & end matter faintly foxed. 1920 Large Hardcover. 12 pp., plus [32 pp.] (16 sheets) of blank 80 lb. sheets perforated along binding edge. From the advertisement following text: 'Printers and advertisers have in the Warren Service Library the material to lay out new work and to show how it will appear when finished. Specifications for the production of work similar to this volume, except for such variations as may be made in end leaves and cover papers, are as follo... View more info

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Henry Edwards Huntington: The Founder and the Library

By: Schad, Robert O.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Henry E. Huntington Library & Art Gallery, San Marino: 1963

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2048770


1967 2nd printing. Spine faded, tiny crease on back corner. 1963 Stapled Binding. 32 pp. Stapled binding. Includes photographs, illustrations, and facsimiles of pages from the Huntington Gutenberg Bible and Ellesmere Chaucer. A brief overview of Henry Edwards Huntington and the library he founded, which houses many important works honoring the history of books and printing. View more info

Isaiah Thomas: Printer, Patriot and Philanthropist, 1749-1831

By: Shipton, Clifford K.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Printing House of Leo Hart: 1948

Seller ID: 2266772


No jacket, large stain on front board, small stain on front and rear board corners, pages faintly toned. 1948 Hard Cover. xii, 94 pp. Isaiah Thomas (January 19, 1749 – April 4, 1831) was an American newspaper publisher and author. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts, and reported the first account of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. He was the founder of the American Antiquarian Society. View more info

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The American Printer, 1787-1825

By: Silver, Rollo G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia / The University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161229


First edition. Boards very slightly bowed. 1967 Hard Cover. xii, 189 pp. Tall 8vo. Includes 24 plates. A forty-year history of printing in the United States, with sections on apprentices, journeymen, and masters, printing offices, the practice of printing, relationships between printers and authors, expansion of the press, typography, and illustration. Appendix detailing number of copies in editions of various notable works, and index follow text. View more info

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From Xylographs to Lead Molds AD 1440 - AD 1921

By: The Rapid Electrotype Co.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The Rapid Electrotype Co.: 1921

Seller ID: 1532581


Loss from spine, boards rubbed. 1921 Hard Cover. 63 pp. CONTENTS: Individual Movable Cast-Metal Type; Stereotyping; Stereotyping in America; The Papier Mache Matrix; Electrotyping; Electrotyping by the Wax Mold Process; Electrotyping by the Lead Mold Process; Aluminotypes; The Making of the Foolproof Newspaper Drawing; Newspaper Advertising Plates; The Rapid Electrotype Company. View more info

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The Literary History of the American Revolution, 1763-1783, in Two Volumes: 1763-1776; 1776-1783 (American Classics Series)

By: Tyler, Moses Coit

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York: 1957

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2048829


1963 2nd printing. Top page ridges lightly stained. 1957 Hard Cover. xxxi, 521; xix, 527 pp. 8vo. 1957 reissue of 1898 original. A history of American literature as it relates to the revolutionary era. Extensive bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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The Truth About Publishing

By: Unwin, Stanley

Price: $3.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1947

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1913424


Fifth edition. Lacks jacket. Minor scuffs on boards. Pages lightly toned. 1947 Hard Cover. 352 pp. This is an excellent overviev of what it was to be a book publisher,particularly in Britain.This book was first published in 1926 and revised several times up to 1960.It is heavily influenced by the authors personal experiences as a book publisher who worked the trade from the early part of the 1900's .He was the founder of Unwin and Co.Ltd.of London.He was President of the... View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2048802


First edition. Small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper, Goodspeed catalog number on verso of front endpaper. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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Americana: The Literature of American History

By: Waldman, Milton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206627


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1925 Hard Cover. xviii, 271 pp. 8vo. Includes maps, illustrations, and facsimiles of title pages of significant works. A discussion of various early books related to American history from the earliest explorations through the eighteenth century. Index follows text. View more info

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At the Sign of the Ship: Notes on the House of Longman 1724-1974

By: Wallis, Philip; Longman, Elizabeth (Foreword)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Longman Group Limited: 1974

Seller ID: 1532802


Bookplate on front flyleaf. 1974 Trade Paperback. 79 pp. The House of Longman, a business firm & publishing company, flourished under the leadership of one family for more than two hundred years (until 1972). This book is a 'brief sketch' of the history of the company. View more info