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Printing, Book Collecting and Illustrated Books: A Bibliography of Bibliographies [Volume 2]

By: Besterman, Theodore

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield: 1971

Seller ID: 005721

ISBN: 0874710421

Condition: Fine


Mint green cloth. Vol. 2 only, of 2, comprising pp. 311-609. Virtually as issued. Bibliography of primary published source on printing, book collecting, illustrated books, broadsides and pamphlets, book production, paper, publishing and bookselling, special subjects. View more info

Hand Bookbinding Today, an International Art

By: Bevis, Dorothy (intro.); Eugenie Candau (essay)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0049

Condition: VG+


Catalogue for exhibition co-sponsored by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Hand Bookbinders of California. Stiff pictorial paper wraps. Oblong format. Lightly soiled covers, light wear to corners. 94 pp., illus. w/ 12 pp. color plates, b&w photographs, line drawings. 123 catalogued items. Limited to 2,500 copies. View more info

De Geschiedenis van den Boekband

By: Bibliopegus

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Amsterdamsche Grafische School: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0136

Condition: VG+


Brown 1/4 cloth, tan paper covered boards, paper title label mounted on spine. Covers are modestly toned, spine panel rather more so, but otherwise showing only slight shelf wear. [viii],99 pp. + 42 color plates at rear. Text block slightly toned, otherwise fully intact, with firm binding. Text in Dutch. View more info

A Christmas Letter: Some Flower Books and Their Makers

By: Biddle, Moncure

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Moncure Biddle and Co.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0337

Condition: VG+


Tan paper wraps, lettered in black. Modestly soiled covers, extended edges a bit rubbed. 49 pp., illus. w/ b&w figures in text, 8 full page color plates. Text block and all plates clean and bright. Holiday keepsake annual. Scarce. View more info

Rambles in Books [1 of 500 Copies]

By: Blackburn, Charles F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low Marston and Co., Ltd.: 1893

Seller ID: BIBL0313

Condition: Very Good


Burgundy ribbed cloth, lettered in gilt. Ex-library, typically marked/stamped, though virtually without wear. Call label on lower spine. xv,144 pp. Interior slightly toned but otherwise intact. Edition limited to 500 copies, this copy out of series. View more info

A Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Washington, D.C. and Bethesda, MD, U.S Dept. of Health/National Library of Medicine: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024096

Condition: New


Gray cloth. As issued, brand new and unopened in original corrugated mailing box with GPO address label still mounted on front. [vi],501 pp. View more info

Theodore Bliss, Publisher and Bookseller: A Study of Character and Life in the Middle Period of the XIX Century

By: Bliss, Arthur Ames (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Printed for Private Circulation: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0368

Condition: Near Fine


Tan buckram, lettered in black. Very slight shelf wear, virtually as issued. 92 pp. Author's calling card laid in. Scarce original issue, not the more common 1941 Northampton reprint. View more info

A History of Wood Engraving...With 120 Illustrations

By: Bliss, Douglas Percy

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Spring Books: 1964

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 029793

Condition: VG+


Red cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gilt. Text block moderately toned by age, otherwise only slight shelf wear, minor soil mark on lower text block fore-edge. Firm binding. Color illus. dust jacket lightly rubbed at spine extremities and along joints, now in archival mylar. xvi,263 pp., illus. View more info

The Printed Book in America

By: Blumenthal, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hanover and London, University Press of New England for Dartmouth College Library: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033036

ISBN: 0874514800

Condition: Fine


White stiff wraps, lettered/illus. in red and black. xvi,250 pp., illus. As issued. View more info

The Spiral Press: An Exhibition of Selected Books and Ephemera Designed and Printed at The Spiral Press in New York from 1926 to 1968

By: Blumenthal, Joseph (intro.)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Brussels, and The Hague, Spiral Press for Royal Library of Belgium and Meemanno-Westreenianum Museum: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0164

Condition: Near Fine


Catalogue to accompany 1968 traveling exhibition at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels, and the Meermanno-Westreenianum Museum, The Hague. Light brown stiff paper wraps. Mild binding lean likely original to issue. 38 pp. text + [30] pp. illus. at rear in color, b&w. Edition limited to 1,000 copies. View more info

Bookmen's Trio: Ventures in Literary Philandering

By: Blumenthal, Walter Hart

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Worcester, MA, Achille J. St. Onge: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0342

Condition: Fine


Ivory 1/4 vellum, dark blue marbled paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine panel. Front cover ever so slightly bowed, with tiny spot on upper text block fore-edge, otherwise as issued. Edition limited to 500 copies, printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. View more info

A Charm of Books

By: Blumenthal, Walter Hart

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032435

Condition: Fine


Ivory 1/4 vellum, brown and gray marbled paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine panel. As issued, in orginal glassine dust wrapper. Edition limited to 500 copies, printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. [vi],110 pp. View more info

A Charm of Books

By: Blumenthal, Walter Hart

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032436

Condition: Fine


Ivory 1/4 vellum, brown and gray marbled paper covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine panel. As issued, in orginal glassine dust wrapper. Edition limited to 500 copies, printed by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland. [vi],110 pp. View more info

The York Psalter in the Library of The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow [The Library of Illuminated Manuscripts]

By: Boase, T. S. R. (intro., notes)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Thomas Yoseloff: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028344

Condition: Fine


Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Essentially as issued. Color pictorial dust jacket shows mere hints of age toning/shelf wear, essentially as issued, now in archival mylar. 32 pp., illus. w/ 8 tipped-in color plates. View more info

The Making of the English Bible

By: Bobrick, Benson

Price: $12.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2001

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 026874

ISBN: 0297607723

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Dust jacket as issued. [vii],376 pp., illus. View more info

The Bodleian Library and its Friends: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held 1969-1970

By: Bodleian Library

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Bodleian Library, Oxford: 1970

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: BIBL0217

ISBN: 090017708X

Condition: Near Fine


2nd issue: 1970. B&w illus. wraps. Booklet, perfect-bound. 88 pp., 156 catalogued entries, index, illustrated. Slightly wrinkled along bottom front edge near binding, hand-written title on spine panel, else nearly as issued. View more info

The Bodleian Library and its Friends: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held 1969-1970

By: Bodleian Library

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Bodleian Library, Oxford: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024979

ISBN: 090017708X

Condition: Near Fine


B&w illus. wraps. Booklet, perfect-bound. 88 pp., 156 catalogued entries, index, illustrated. Light diagonal crease across bottom front corner, otherwise only slight shelf wear. Accompanied by two inserts for Grolier Club reception. View more info

Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500

By: Boehm, Barbara Drake

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York and New Haven, CT, Metropolitan Museum of Art/Yale University Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 038478

ISBN: 0300141424

Condition: Fine


Green stiff color pictorial wraps. As issued. 64 pp., 76 color illus. View more info

Illuminated Manuscripts: The Book Before Gutenberg

By: Bologna, Giulia

Price: $17.75

Publisher: New York and Avenel, NJ, Crescent Books: 1995

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 045146

ISBN: 0517120836

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Minor bump mended along bottom rear edge, otherwise as issued. Color illus. dust jacket show tiny nick of loss at bottom rear flap corner, otherwise as issued, now in mylar. 200 pp., 200+ illus. including 149 color. 2nd edition (1st American). View more info

La legatura d'arte nel XX Secolo

By: Bologna, Giulia (curator/editor)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Milan, Italy, Comune de Milano - Biblioteca Trivulziana: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006282

Condition: Near Fine


Catalog to accompany 1985 exhibition. Oblong format. Text in Italian and French. 84 pp., fully illus. w/ color plates. Lightly worn at corners, slight shelf wear. View more info

La legatura d'arte nel XXo [XX] secolo

By: Bologna, Giulia (curator/editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Milan, Italy, Comune di Milano - Biblioteca Trivulziana: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIBL0055

Condition: Near Fine


Color illus. stiff paper wraps. Square 8vo. Catalogue to accompany 21 May-9 July 1985 exhibition at Castello Sforzesco, Milan. Mild shelf wear, light surface rubbing. 84 pp., 94 catalogued entries, most illus. w/ color plates. View more info

The Broad from Trinity Gates [1951 Christmas Greeting from Blackwell's, Broad Street, Oxford]

By: Bone, Muirhead (illus.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Oxford, England, Blackwell's: 1951

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIBL0299

Condition: Fine


Approx. 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" reproduction of an illustration by Muirhead Bone of The Broad from Trinity Gates, one of 32 illustrations published in Lady Bone's Came to Oxford (1952). Accompanied by original printed sleeve, slightly toned. Companion piece to Blackwell's 1949 Christmas Greeting of Broad Street from the East. View more info

Under Cover: An Illustrated History of American Mass-Market Paperbacks

By: Bonn, Thomas L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044090

ISBN: 0140060715

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff color pictorial wraps, squarish format. Light shelf wear, with square, uncreased binding, clean interior. 144 pp., illus. w/ b&w figures in text, color plates. View more info

With Nothing On: Prints and Drawings of the Nude by American Artists [New Orleans Museum of Art exhibition catalogue - 1990]

By: Bookhardt, D. Eric (essay)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Tahir Fine Arts/New Orleans Museum of Art: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034671

Condition: Near Fine


Booklet, white stiff wraps. Covers slightly soiled, else as issued. Illus. w/ 54 full page b&w plates; price list laid in at rear. Examples from George Bellows, Paul Cadmus, Childe Hassam, Rockwell Kent, Gaston Lachaise, Reuben Nakian, John Sloan, Lynd Ward, Stow Wengenroth, more. View more info

Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy

By: Boorstin, Daniel J., Mutai Mitsuo, Kobayashi Yosoji (fwds.); Aoyama San'u, Stephen Addiss, Barbara Rose, Yanagida Taiun (essays)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Library of Congress: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044865

ISBN: B000H02EIY

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff gray textured wraps, lettered in red and black. Joint exhibition of the Library of Congress and the Yomiuri Shumbun, 15 June-15 Sept. 1984. Mild binding lean, otherwise virtually as issued. 187 pp., illus. w/ color plates, b&w photos, etc. View more info