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PENGUINS. A Rtrospect 1935-1951.

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury and London: circa 1955

Seller ID: 000016393

Condition: Very good

Stapled booklet, 18 pages. Light "fingering" on bottom outer corner. 021210D View more info

CHICAGO BOOK CLINIC. Thirty-Ninth Annual Book Exhibit.

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017851

Condition: Fine

Octavo, (approx. 5 7/8" wide by 9 1/8" tall) red cloth covers stamped in black. 144 pages. Illustrations of books in black and white. No dust jacket (if issued). 040414C View more info


By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Royal Library: 1955

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018347

Condition: Good

Clothbacked boards. The pieces of this portfolio were designed to honor the 500th anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible by inviting worldwide printers and typographers to design samples of new Bible pages. The complete set was 44 pieces. This copy has only 23 inside the... View more info


By: Apollonj, Ettore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Roma, Fratelli Palombi Editori: (1964)

Seller ID: 000015906

Condition: Very good

Oblong quarto, 340 black and white photo reproductions of Italian libraries ,with captions. Index Delle Illustrazioni. (indexed). Cover corners lightly rounded. Dust jacket Very Good. Text in Italian. 021210C View more info


By: Bateson, Mary.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017379

Condition: Very good

Octavo, navy blue cloth covers with gilt spine titles. xxx + 262 pages; includes one folding plate: a facsimile of part of a page of the Syon catalogue. Cover corners worn, small bookseller label on front paste-down endpaper. At the time of the dissolution, Syon Abbey was the wealthiest convent in England with a substantial library, with one collection for the monks and another for the nuns. 090617A View more info


By: Blanck, Jacob.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press:

Seller ID: 000016090

Condition: Very good

Quartos, seven volumes, black cloth covers, mixed editions. Covers of volume 7 are sprung, else all volumes are in very Good condition. Several volumes have their kraft paper dust jackets. Additional charges will apply for expedited or international shipping View more info

A CHOICE GROUP OF RARE BOOKS. Catalog 91. With an Introduction By Christopher Morley.

By: Dawson's and Morley, Christopher.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000016085

Condition: Very good

Stapled booklet. Introduction by Morley on front inside cover; on the facing page a portrait of Morley, and a facsimile of part of his handwritten introduction. 32 pages, plus catalog entries on rear covers. Daw'son Book Shop, Catalog 91, 214 items. Catalog prepared by Frances Dallam Moss. Designed by Ward Ritchie. Lightly browned at edges. 040414C View more info

HENRY RAUP WAGNER 1862-1957. An Exhibition of Rare Books honoring the Centenary of his Birth.

By: Graff, Everett D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Newberry Library: 1962

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018249

Condition: Very good

Stapled wraps, one of 2000 copies. vi + 17 pages Biographical note by Everett D. Graff. 30 entries, descriptions of the books in the exhibit based upon those of H. R. Wagner, prepared by Colton Storm. 020207A View more info


By: Guralnik, David B.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The World Publishing Co.: (c. 1953)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000015278

Condition: near Very Good

Stapled pamphlet, sunned covers, 25 pages. A Paper read Before the Rowfant Club November 30, 1951. The author was the Dictionary Editor, The World Publishing Co. The booklet was arranged by Bruce Rogers. 112706A View more info

PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES. The Transportation Revolution in Children's Picture Books.

By: Harris, Neil.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, The University of Chicago Library.: 1995

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000018066

ISBN: 0943056233

Condition: Fine

Catalogue of an exhibition. Pictorial card covers, [2] 18 pages, bound with a metal spiral binding. Oblong format, approx. 12" wide by 9" tall. Illustrated in both black and white and color. One of 1000 copies. Inscribed by the author on the title page. 092717A View more info


By: Morley, Christopher.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, 1936

Seller ID: 000018623

Condition: Very good

Octavo, approx. 5 1/8" by 7 7/8". A small anthology, printed and bound (and sold) at the First National Book Fair sponsored by the New York Times and The National Association of Book Publishers. Compiled at their request by Christopher Morley. A few light brown spots on paper text. 070400A View more info


By: Prepared under the Direction of the Public Printer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Government Printing Office, 1947,: 1947

Seller ID: 9108

Condition: Very good

Pages ix + 147,approx. 5 7/8" x 9 3/16", softcover. Development and Administration of the War Program by the Government Printing Office. Includes appendices (one folding). Covers slightly soiled, else Very Good. 082502A View more info

Extra Binding at the Lakeside Press Chicago.

By: R. R. Donnelley & Sons

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Co.: 1925

Seller ID: 000018251

Condition: Very good

Quarto, (approx. 7 5/8" wide by 10 3/8" tall), floral patterned board with paper label. 19 pages of text, 29 black and white plates with tissue guards. Very Good condition. Studio View more info

HENRY MILLER: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources.

By: Shifreen, Lawrence J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Metuchen, NJ, and London, Scarecrow Press: 1979

Seller ID: 000017959

ISBN: 0810811715

Condition: Fine

Scarecrow Author Bibliographies No. 38. Octavo, blue cloth covers with gilt titles, xvii [1] 477 pages. Includes index, and index of Miller's works. 091306A. No dust jacket, as issued. View more info

The Spread of Printing, Eastern Hemisphere. SOUTH AFRICA.

By: Smith, Anna.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, London, New York, Vangendt & Co.; Routledge & Kegan Paul; Abner Schram: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017472

ISBN: 9063000251

Condition: Very good

Small quarto, red cloth covers with gilt spine titles. 171 pages. Black and white illustrations and maps. Without a dust jacket (if issued). 032509A View more info

Books Printed By William Morris at The Kelmscott Press. An Exhibition At The Newberry Library, Chicago 1927

By: The Newberry Library

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Newberry Library: 1927

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018060

Condition: near Very Good

Stapled booklet, unpaginated, paper covers. Approx. 5 5/8" wide by 8 3/8" tall. Contains listings of 59 items. "This check list of the books printed at the Kelmscott Press was prepared by the Exhibition Committee of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Chicago Chapter, and distributed at the exhibition of the Kelmscott collection belonging to the John M. Wing Foundation of the Newberry Library." Light vertical crease down the center of the booklet, else Very Good. 100403A View more info

TOLKIEN CRITICISM: An Annotated Checklist.

By: West, Richard C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Kent State University Press: 1972

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 000017446

Condition: Very good

Number 11 of The Serif Series:Bibliographies and Checklists. Octavo, light yellow cloth covers. xv [1] 73 pages. Includes a checklist of Tolkien's Writings; Critical Works on Tolkien; Book Reviews; Index of Titles. 090617A View more info

THE HISTORY OF A HOAX: Edmund Lester Pearson, John Cotton Dana, and The Old Librarian's Almanack

By: Wiegand, Wayne A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Beta Phi Mu: (1979)

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000018196

ISBN: 0910230137

Condition: Fine

Beta Phi Mu Chapbook Number Thirteen. Octavo, brown cloth covers with gilt titles. xv +75 pages. Black and white illustrations. Includes index. One of 5000 copies. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. 021210D View more info

WORK & PLAY OF ADRIAN WILSON: A Bibliography with Commentary.

By: Wilson, Joyce Lancaster.

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Austin, W. Thomas Taylor.: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018641

Condition: Fine

Folio. Quarter Morocco. Fine / Issued without dust jacket. Extensive bio-bibliography of Designer, Printer & Author, Adrian ilson. Tipped-in portrait photograph of Wilson by Ansel Adams. Also tipped-in leaves and facsimiles from Wilson's works with The Ark Press, The Greenwood Press, etc. Descriptions of books printed or designed by Wilson with his commentary. Copy no. 234 of 325 copies. View more info