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The Seneca Nation Library, Alleghany Branch, Biblioraphy of Native American Books

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Salamanca, New York, The Seneda Nation Library:

Seller ID: 19299


Very clean soft cover -- no defect of note. Measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 133 pages. Provides a complete listing of Native Amercan books and resources in the library's collection for both children and adults, including fiction, nonfiction and reference, plus periodicals, pamphlets, microfilm, cassettes, filmstrips, films and videos. View more info

Modern French Illustrated Books Important Decorated Bindings By the Leading French Masters Collection Formed By Sir Francis Rose; Bart, London Auction Catalog

By: N/A

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries: 1954

Seller ID: 20171IN


Very nice catalog featuring pink and grey cover with strong graphic at face. Clean and tightly bound with no names or writing. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and contains 98 pages featuring 477 lots. Some photo illustration in black and white in addition to descriptions for each work. Sale was held January 26, 1954. Fine bindings were the order of the day, but collection also included illustrated art books of merit. Binders represented include Pierre Legrain, Jacques-A... View more info

First Editions of American Authors Collected By the Late Arthur Swann Public Auction Sale

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries: 1960

Seller ID: 20599IN


Verey nice book -- clean blue-green boards with no bumps and no interior markings, or names. Measures 6-1/2"x9-1/2" and has 85 pages. The auction was held March 22, 1960 in two groupings, one in the afternoon and the other in the evening. Only fault is light foxing to reverse of back endpaper. 442 lots in all with books by Poe, Melville, Thomas Wolfe, Walt Whitman, and many other leading literary lights. The books' owner, Arthur Swann, had emigrated from England ... View more info

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Catalogue of the Celebrated Library of the Late Major J.R. Abbey; The Hornby Manuscripts Volume I and Volume II

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Sotheby and Co.: 1974

Seller ID: 20867


Very nice, clean catalogues which together represent the eighth and ninth portions of a rare book auction held June 4, 1974 and March 25, 1975 in London. Not only are they hardcover and illustrated with photographs (both color and black and white) of the illuminated Hornby Manuscripts of the 9th to the 16th centuries -- a total of 68 in all -- but Volume I shows realized prices inked in, as well as notes that may well be of interest to the buyer. Major John Roland Abby w... View more info

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The Collection of Jonathan Goodwin; Important & Fine Modern First Editions. With Autograph Letters & Manuscripts of Ernest Hemingway & Others (three volume set)

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc.: 1977

Seller ID: 24170


A very clean three volume set of auction catalogs for one of the most outstanding book auctions in modern times. Absolutely a treasure trove of information with much description and photographs, including a fold-out. Best of all, these copies have the realized prices penned in beside each item by former owner for a total of 861 pieces! Impossible to list all, but a sampling includes Harry Crosby and the Black Sun Press, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Robert Frost, Faulk... View more info

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The Rocket's Blast Comic Collector #115

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Coral Gables, Florida, S.F.C.A.: 1975

Seller ID: 24716


Nice, clean magazine which t this time had a a print run of only 1500 copies per month. Great vintage ads. Includes articles about sci-fi author Otto Binder (with photos), an interview with John Goldwater, Leonard Darvin, & Dr. Frederic Wertham, Our Gang comics, a nostalgic look at the Pep Comics and more. View more info

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The Miniature Book Collector Volume I Nos. 1-2-3-4 Plus Two Miniature Life Magazines

By: Admomeit, Ruth

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Ruth Adomeit: 1960

Edition: No. 1, Volumes 1-2-3-4

Seller ID: 27833


These little magazines are revered by collectors and members of the Miniature Book Society which was launched by Ruth Adomeit and other like-minded bibliophiles. Adomiet lived in Cleveland, Ohio and at her time was the largest collector of miniature books in the world. The collection was bequeathed to Indiana University upon her death in 1996. Here we have the coveted first year's output -- all four magazines. In these pages, which measure 3-1/4"x4", are many topics incl... View more info

Cardinal John Joseph Wright The Bibliophile

By: Almagno, R. Stephen

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, The Pittsburgh Bibliophiles: 1980

Edition: No Edition Stated

Seller ID: 14111A


Very nice, small booklet measuring 5-1/2"x9." Red covers with color photo of the cardinal at frontis. Told primarily in the subject's own words from a speech given in 1976 when he presented the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library with his lifetime collection of books and memorabilia about St. Joan of Arc. He had amassed six thousand volumes, the largest collection of its kind outside of France. 16 pages. View more info

The First Century of German Language Printing in the United States of America (Two Volume Set)

By: Arndt, Karl John Richard; Eck, Reimer C. (editors)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania German Society: 1989

Seller ID: 24314


Two very nice, clean books, tightly bound with no names or writing. Designed without dustjackets. Onlt fault is slight darkening to outer side edge of front board on volume II. Comprises n extended bibliography based on the studies of Oswald Seidensticker and Wilbur H. Oda. Volume I covers the period between 1728 and 1807 and Volume II 1808-1830. 1245 pages. Reference material. View more info

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White Spaces in Shakespeare; The Development of the Modern Text

By: Bertram, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, Bellflower Press, Case Western Reserve University: 1981

Seller ID: 25882


Crisp, clean book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Pristine inside and out, inc;luding jacket which shows one small tear to upper back and no price-clip. will arrive in brand new mylar. A fresh perspective on the historical progress scholars have made in determining the authentic text of William Shakespeare.Also shows the "radical and widespread revisions" in Shakespeare's prose and poetry by his earliest editiors in the 18th century.86 pages. View more info

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Early Printed Books to the End of the Sixteenth Century; A Bibliography of Bibliographies

By: Besterman, Theodore

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Gevena Switzerland, Societas Bibliographica: 1961

Edition: Second Revised & Enlarged Edition

Seller ID: 26091TB


Very nice, clean book with just a touch of wear to upper front corner. Nice title box label on spine and the original bill of sale laid-in made out to the previous owner whose name is stamped on the front pastedown. He also stamped the date he bought it and then across the gutter on the front free endpaper he stamped the day he let it go. There's also evidence of an erasure there and a stamp on the title page which says Editioral Library Johnson Reprint Company. Book i... View more info

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On Book Design and Printing in the Twentieth Century

By: Blumenthal, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Yotk, The Spiral Press: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 276248


Very elegant booklet, designed with a simple beauty. Only 400 of these ran off the press in 1965, so they aren't turning up everywhere. What caught my attention is how relevant the subject is in today's resurgence of fine presses and small-run books and booklets. Blumenthal was the founder of The Spiral Press, a historian, a designer, and a fine printer. The booklet has a white card cover and its own grey dustjacket, both of which are pristine. It measures 5-1/4"x8" and ... View more info

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Bessie Pease Gutmann Published Works Catalog

By: Christie, Victor J.W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ocean Township, New Jersey, Park Avenue Publishers: 1986

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 24483


Collectors of Bessie Pease Gutmann will find this clean, atractive catalogue (no names or writing) very helpful for identifying her work and where it appeared. This includes her entire ouvre -- published prints, illustrated books, postcards, magazine illustrations, commercial (advertising) art, Christmas cards, and the "Gutmann Colonials." There's also biographical info, a collectors' checklist and more. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 74 pages including e... View more info

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The Strawberry Hill Press & Its Printing House

By: Clarke, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yake University: 2011

Seller ID: 24243


Crisp BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shrinkwrap. An illustrated study of Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Press, founded in 1757, a highly regarded English private press revered for the qaulity of its offerings. The author was able to access a "remarkable array" of images of the Printing House, many of which are newly discovered and never before studied. Surprisingly, much of Walpole's Printing House remains. View more info

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The History of Mystery (Art Fiction Series)

By: Collins, Max Allan; Elvgren, Drake

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Collectors Press: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 28096


Crisp, clean book which appears brand new. Oversized at 12-1/2" tall and 11-1/4" wide. Book is beautifully designed with a cut-out magnifying glass which shows the attractive blue boards beneath. Much illustration with saturated color throughout. Covers the beginning of the genre and Arthur Conan Doyle; pulp fiction, Dashiell Hammett and Erle Stanley Gardner; detective comics; Agastha Christie; Diletttante Detectives, Ellery Queen, and Raymond Chandler; Peepers and Mi... View more info

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Frazetta: Index Bonanza : behold! there was a dreaming of a new age of art--Frazetta illustrated it, and the earth Shook

By: Courter, Milton

Price: $30.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Scott Co: 2001

Seller ID: 27239


Crisp, clean book with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages and page edges pristine. A helpful guide to the body of work produced by fantasy artist, Frazetta. Includes info on paperback covers, Doubleday promotional material, trading cards, covers of paperbacks, hardback book dustjackets and other miscellaneous. Book measures 8-1/2"x11" and has 131 pages. View more info

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Ink & Gall A Marbling Journal Vol.1 Number 3

By: Fox, Polly (editor(

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Taos, New Mexico, Ing, Dexter: 1987

Edition: Fall, 1987

Seller ID: 25331


It's very hard to find issues of this journal dedicated to the art of marbling paper. This is the third issue published and is very clean with only one fault -- a small stain at the bottom corner which gets lighter as pages move forward. Affects pages 15 to 22 out of 24. Illustrated in black and white with the exception of one article which has a small piece of marbeled paper tipped-in. Articles include Marbling in Bee Sheva, Israel; the 19th Century Marbler; Alum & Its... View more info

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Illustrated Essays in Jewish Bookplates

By: Goodman, Philip

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, KTAV Publishing House: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25384


Clean, atrtractive book with wonderful illustrations throughout. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and has 196 pages. Appeals to bookplate collectors, as well as those interested in the book arts and/or Judaica. Much information covers early plates, the love of books, learning and Zion reflected in Jewish bookplates, Biblical themes in bookplates, music motifs, American Jewish bookplates, Jewish bookplates of Dutch interest and Marco Birnholz, bookplate collector. Book als... View more info

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A Century of Innovative Book Design

By: Hoot, Christopher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Akron, Ohio, Emily Davis Gallery; Myers School Iof Art ; the University of Akron: 1998

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 23633


Very nice book and very interesting if you appreciate the book arts. It's a catalog of innovative book designs from various artists including Aubrey Beardley, Frank Lloyd Wright, William Morris, Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse and Joan Mirro.among many. Pages arecolored in white, grey and black with each item explained beneath the image. The book measures 5-1/2" x 10-1/4" and is clean and attractive. The ony fault is a few small isolated spots of edge wear to front. ... View more info

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When the Thing That Couldn't Has Occurred (Advertising Booklet Rudyard Kipling 26 Volume Set (1925)

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page: 1925

Seller ID: 27453


In its day this was an xpensive piece of advertising literature used to market the 26 volume set of the collected works of Rudyard Kipling, known then as Kipling's Eight Thousand Pages. The booklet measures 8"x10'1/2" when extended and has 10 pages, plus the picture of the set on the back. There are excerpts from his work, a drawing of him,and a two page color spread. The last two pages explain the content of each volume in the set. Very cool if you HAVE the set, but co... View more info