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1 A CENTURY IN BOOKS Princeton University Press 1905 - 2005
Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press 2005 069112292x / 9780691122922 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This is a handsome hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, crisp, clean - without marks or writing. New looking. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. The cream white backgroun of the covers is bright except for a short faint mark near the title which is not visible in the jackets new, archival, see-through, removable mylar cover. No chips or tears. No clipped corners. The books are listed chronologically and it appears that all the books have a photo image of the cover. There is a chronological list and an Introduction by Walter H. Lippincott preceding the books. There is an Index by Subject at the rear of the book. ; 8vo; 167 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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2 AN HISTOIRE FOR YOUNG & OLDE (Paper Making)
Belleville, NJ Eastwood Wire Corp Softcover 
This is a book published as a tribute to paper making in 'America', in particular the Rittenhouse Mill and William Rittenhouse. It is a small booklet of 22 pages including the self-covers of the same hand made paper. It was hand set using a variety of font styles and a simple, crude decorative border. Old spelling and phrasing is used - heartie, Yr obedient Servant, etc. There are woodcuts of the Rittenhouse home, the William Bradford Printing House, watermarks, map of Philadelphia & Environs, Almanacks. The book includes a poem about paper-making. This book was made by the Eastwood Wire Corp of Belleville, NJ. Their wire was used 'to supply Fourdrinier & cylinder wires to the Leading Mills (sic) of this country'. ; 8vo; 22 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 ARCHIV FUR DRUCK UND PAPIER INTERNATIONAL PRINTING JOURNAL IN TWO LANGUAGES Archives for Printing, Paper and Kindred Trades
Berlin Buch-Und Druckgewerbe Verlag 1955 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
This is a softcover periodical of the printing trade, published in Germany, and in written in German with the text translated side-by-side in English. Advertisements and some illustrations are in German only, others are translated into English. There are many articles on printing, paper, and type; some historical, some contemporary to the year of publication. This an ex-library magazine with only a call number typed and taped to the upper left corner of the front cover, some call number stamped and written on the fourth page inside the magazine, and a reference section bookplate on the front inside cover. There are no other marks or writing and the covers and interior are very clean. The cover has a nice color lithograph signed on the plate by Jost. ; 4; Vol. 1; 4to  
Price: 16.00 USD
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4 BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE FINE BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THE LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB 1929 - 1985
New York, NY Limited Editions Club 1985 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
This is number 67 of 800 limited edtitions of this work by the Limited Editions Club. This bibliography contains a paragraph about each book in the series of Limited Edition books, plus a cross-index by titles, authors, artists, designers, typefaces, printers, and binders. The book is beautifully bound by Dennis Gouey using Nigerian Oasis Goatskin and with marbled papers by Faith Harrison. Designers are Harry Milliken, Ben Shiff and David Wolfe. Type is by The Anthoensen Press. The book is without wear or marks . The brown cloth slipcase with lining is also in fine condition. ; 4to; 182 pages 
Price: 390.00 USD
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5 INSTITUTE OF THE ITALIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA Founded by Giovanni Treccani
Rome, Italy 1988 Softcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket  
Would be fine except for a trace of pencil erasure on the front free end paper and a hint of a bump on the lower front corner. This softcover book is smartly designed with its own dust jacket in a quality mauve art paper. It is clean inside and out. The binding is tight and the appearance is crisp and new looking. This is a book about the 44 volumes of the work that records the history and culture of Italy. It provides background information on the preparation of the work, the Institution that holds it, and ongoing dialogue, conferences, language and cultural edcation programs. The book is in English and is illustrated in color. 141 pages. ; 4to  
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 LOOMPANICS' GREATEST HITS Articles and Features from the Best Book Catalog in the World
Port Townsend, WA Loompanics Unlimited 1990 155950031x / 9781559500319 Softcover Near Fine 
This is a softcover book in near fine condition. The spine is perfect - no creases, no rolls to the covers, only a tiny crease at the tip of the front (bottom) corner and two pages. The covers are clean as are the reverse sides and all the pages. There eare about five tiny spots on the top edges of the pages. Otherwise, No marks, no writing, no wear except for the tiny crease at the tip. The book is tall (11") wide (8 1/2") , thick, (1") . Bright yellow background to covers with cartoon and paste art in black. Some articles have illustrations in black and white. An anti-authoritarian collection of articles about books. The author / compiler (Michael Hoy) states that he wanted the articles, like the books, to be controversial and unusual. This is the 1990 edition. Well cared for. ; 4to; 300 pages 
Price: 17.00 USD
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7 MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA (ANNUAL) Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner (Fiftieth Anniversary 1995)
Mystery Writers Of America 1995 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Illustrated by Edward Gorey 
This is a softcover book in honor of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner (1995) . It is in black and white with an Edward Gorey cover. There are phots of past Presidents (authors) ; introductions by Sue Grafton and Walter Mosley, an article about Ngaio Marsh; articles by Phyllis A. Whitney, Mary Higgin Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, and many, many more. Nominees for awards and early Winners are listed, plus a Memoram page. There are plenty of advertisements with author photos and book cover images. The book is in near fine condition. Tight binding. No creases on the spine, or covers, or pages. No marks, no writing. No tears, no chips. Clean. There is very faint loss of color on the black background on the spine. Barely noticeable. Crisp - well cared for. Editor: P. M. ( Pat) Carlson. ; 4to; 80 pages 
Price: 39.00 USD
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8 POPULAR WOODCUTS Xviiit & Xixth Centuries Catalogue 35
London Birrell & Garnett First Edition Softcover 
This is a catalog of a London bookseller displaying books and broadsides containing woodcuts in the categories of "fables, juvenile books, song sheets and toy theatres". The emphasis is on many woodcut artists including Bewick and Cruikshank. There are 2 pages including the front and rear of the back cover. The catagog is illustrated with one woodcut facsimiles on each printed page. Heavy beige paper was used for the cover - it has a stapled binding. Tight, bright, generally clean. No marks or writing. There is the beginning of darkening at the edge of the spine. There is a corner crease on the front bottom cover. Delightful art. ; 8vo; 24 pages 
Price: 39.00 USD
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9 PRINTING AT THE WHITTINGTON PRESS 1972 - 1994 An Exhibition At the Grolier Club, New York 28 September - 18 November 1994
New York, NY The International Typeface Corporation Typophiles 1994 First Edition Softcover 
This is a softcover book in a yellow-cream art paper cover with a small wood engraving in one color on the front cover. Essayss by John Randle, John Dreyfus, and Mark Batty. 63 pages. The three essays are followed by the four parts of the Exhibition. There are occassional half tone photographs and excerpts from some of the works. 2500 copies were printed and 750 were reserved for the Grolier Club. The woodcut is by Miriam Macgregor. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.00 USD
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10 STEPHEN DAYE AND HIS SUCCESSORS The Establishement of a Printing Plant in What Was Formerly British North America and the Development of the Art of Printing At the University Press, of Cambridge, Massachusetts . 1639 - 1921
Cambridge, MA The University Press 1921 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a 1921 publication of The University Press at Cambridge, MA providing a 'Historical Sketch' of the Press. Paper covered in paper pattern. The end papers contain a simple map showing the location of the Press in relation to Harvard Square. Brown ink on beige paper. Edition of 2500. The interior end papers and pages are fine. The covers would be fine except for a repaired top and bottom of the spine. ; 12mo; 49 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Acton, Lord LONGITUDE 30 WEST A Confidential Report to the Syndic of the Cambridge University Press
New York, NY Cambridge University Press 1969 First Edition Hardcover 
This is an ex-library hardcover book . The binding and content would be considered near fine if not for the library marks. Tight, bright, clean. Edition limited to 1000. However, there are two plates and a stamp on the front end papers, (one label states that the book was a gift from Cambridge Univ Press) . There are stamps with library numbers on the first page of text. There are no other marks or writing. The content is a facsimile of Acton's handwritten report in 1896. He presented the design for the Cambridge modern, ancient, medieval history series. The book was printed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishement of the American Branch of the Cambridge University Press. ; 8vo; 32 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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12 Arbour, Roméo LÈRE BAROQUE EN FRANCE (1616 - 1628) Répertoire Chronologique Des Éditions de Textes Littéraires
Geneva, Switzerland Librairie Droz S. A. 1979 Hardcover Fine 
This is a two volume set chronologically covering 1616 - 1628 in the first book and 1629 - 1643 in the other. Published in Geneva in 1979 and 1980, the books are new looking in their brlght white covers with blue titles on the covers and spines. Bright, crisp, and very clean. Tight binding . Very clean interios pages. No marks, no writing, no wear. This is a bibliographic lising of Literature of the Barogue Era. Each: 857 pp and 904 pp. ; Vol. 2; 8vo 
Price: 195.00 USD
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13 Brigham, Clarence S. JOURNALS AND JOURNEYMEN A Contribution to the History of Early American Newspapers
Westport, CT Greenwood Press, Publishers 1971 Hardcover 
This is the 1971 Greenwood edition in dark green cloth - hardcover, no jacket as issued. The book would be considered in fine condition except for a former owner name in ink on the front pasted down end paper and a tiny ink spot on the front edges of the book, Early journalism - American - related to the Bibliography of Newspapers. Three illustrations . ; 8vo; 114 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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14 Bruccoli, Matthew First Printings of American Authors Volume 1
Detroit Gale Research Co 1977 0810309335 / 9780810309333 First Edition First Printing Near Fine  
This is a hardcover reference book in near fine condition. There is a touch of corner bumps.. Tight, bright, crisp, and very clean. Without marks or writing. Volume 1. This book may be used without owning the other four volumes. This volume includes 124 authors, introduction, foreward, terms for identifying first printings. Some of the authors included are Agee, Algren, Adhbery, Berryman, Bradbury, Crane, Fa. Ulken, Fitzgerald, Frost, Gaddis, Hammett, Hemingway, Hurston, Kerouac, Mathiessen, Moore, O'Conner, O'Neill, Roethke, Salinger, Stein, Steinbeck, Stevens, Warrne, Welty. Wolfe, Wright. ; Vol. 1; 4to; 432 pages  
Price: 85.00 USD
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15 Bruccoli, Matthew First Printings of American Authors Volume 4
Detroit Gale Research Co 1979 First Edition First Printing Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
This is a hardcover reference book. There are slight bumps to the front covers. Tight, bright, crisp, and very clean. Without marks or writing. Volume 4. This book may be used without owning the other four volumes. This volume includes 69 authors, methods and terms for identifying first printings, and a cumulative index of authors inclueded in the first four volumes. Some of the authors included are Aiken, Cather, Cowley, DeVries, Jarrell, Kelly (Walt) , McMurtry, Parker, Sheed, Styron, Tate, Uris, Wister. ; Vol. 4; 4to; 406 pages  
Price: 65.00 USD
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16 Cockshut, A. O. J. TRUTH TO LIFE The Art of Biography in the Nineteenth Century
New York Harcourt Bracbrace Jovanovich 1976 0156913852 / 9780156913850 Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket  
Trade edition, softcover book in very good plus condition. This is a very clean, bright, crisp softcover book with only a hint of some spotting on the edges. The cover has one little rub mark and the interior is sharp. The binding is tight.220 pages with an appendix and index. ; 8vo  
Price: 14.00 USD
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17 Dibdin, Thomas Frognall A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN FRANCE AND GERMANY (VOLUMES 1 AND 2)
London Robert Jennings, John Major 1829 Second Edition Hardcover 
This set is Volume 1 and 2 of this work by Dibdin. There are some former library marks. There are no marks on the exterior of the books. The name of the library has been perforated with pin point size puncture holes on several pages at the front of each volume - all at the top of the page (the punctures overlap into the top part of the plate in Volume 1 - Dibdin frontispiece) . There are modest bookplates of the library on the inside front end papers (pasted down) over what could be a modest name label of a former owner underneath. The books have 1/2 leather with marbled papers. There is a faint scuffing to the bottom leather edges and a touchof wear to the marbled paper at the very edges. There are headbands and gilt titles. The bindings are tight. The end papers are cream laid paper. The interior pages are crisp and clean with an occasional stamp of the library in tiny letters. Nicely bound. Volume 1 has three plates; 2 has six plates. There are in-text illustrations, some in red and black, some red. Handsome and nicely taken care of for a former library holding. This set may require a small amount of extra postage for international shipping depending on the destination. ; 8vo 
Price: 186.00 USD
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18 Flaubert, Gustave BIBLIOMANIA
London The Rodale Press 1954 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
This is a hardcover book of 42 pages published by The Rodale Press in 1954 and illustrated by Arthur Wragg. The covers are of a brown and black all over design on paper with a spine of a matching brown cloth. The end papers have a manuscript facsimile of page 1 in French. The illustrations are within the text and on full pages. Tight, bright, crisp, clean. Well cared for - fine condition and gift condition. In English. ; 8vo; 42 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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19 Hoch, Fred W. THE STANDARD BOOK ON ESTIMATING For Printers
Washington, D. C. United Typothetae Of America 1936 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Tight, bright, very clean hardback book with a hint of rubbing to front cover. Sixteen chapters on the details of operating a printing business (in 1936) . ; 8vo  
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Lacroix, Paul BIBLIOGRAPHIE MOLIERESQUE (BIBLIOGRAPHY MOLIERE)
Paris Auguste Fontaine Libraire 1875 Second Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover second edition ex-library book with a leather spine and marble boards. The text is in French. The library marks are modest. There is a faint stamp on the top edge, some marks on the dedication page and remnants of the removal of a bookplate from the front end paper. The book is tightly bound in brown morocco and brown speckled marbled paper. The end papers are marbled in a different pattern - mostly red. The pages are on a quality paper that has no foxing. The fore-edges and bottom edges are untrimmed and slightly foxed. There is some wear to the spine and corners, especially the paper covered cover board edges. There are 20 page publisher catalog of books for sale at the rear of the book. There is a Dedication, two Prefaces, and 50 Chapters. There is an engraving of Moliere as a frontispeace (there is some foxing on the title page and frontispiece) . French language book reference. ; Tall 8vo; 412+ pages 
Price: 90.00 USD
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