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The Story of Frederic W. Goudy.

Mt. Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper, 1965. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Penciled bookseller notation on ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. Glassine dustjacket has several small tears and chips on spine. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt initials and gilt lettering on spine. Original glassine dustjacket. 12mo. 68pp. Red ink frontispiece. Limited edition of 1950.  Item #5670
Price: $75.00
 

The Enemies of Books. Revised and Enlarged by the Author.

London: Elliot Stock, 1888. Hardcover. Minor wear at head and tail, else tight, bright and unmarred. Beveled green cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative element, printed endpapers, frontispiece. 12mo. 165pp. Illus. (B/W plates). Index.  Item #5846
Price: $65.00
 

Hand-Bound Books: The Old Method of Bookbinding. A Guide for Amateur Bookbinders.

Providence, RI: The Akerman-Standard Company, 1935. Limited Edition. Original Wraps. Light wear at edges (less than typically found), minor toning on spine, small water stain at top right corner, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Brown overlapped paper wraps with printed decorative elements. 8vo. 68pp. Index. Illus. (b/w plates). Signed by...   Item #5854
Price: $125.00
 

Early Printed Books.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Light soiling at boards, wear to head and tail, ex libris marks, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative element, frontispiece. 8vo. 219pp. Illus. (b/w and sepia plates). Index.  Item #5842
Price: $65.00
 

The Great Book-Collectors.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd. 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Light shelf/edge wear, several roughly opened pages, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red cloth boards, gilt lettering and decorative element. No dustjacket. 8vo. 228pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index.  Item #5850
Price: $65.00
 

Varia: Readings from Rare Books.

London: Sampson, Low, Son, and Marston, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate soiling/toning to boards, light foxing on ffep and title pages, hinges and joints partially split, else bright and unmarred. Red decorated cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and black rules on front boards. Frontispiece. 8vo. 341pp. 16pp...   Item #5859
Price: $45.00
 

Scribblers & Scoundrels.

New York: Paul S. Erikson, Inc. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. "A famous manuscript dealer and auctioneer recounts his personal experiences in the exciting world of autograph and manuscript collecting." Minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Dust jacket shows minor shelf/edge wear and several small chips. Red cloth boards...   Item #5865
Price: $25.00
 

One Hundred Books About Bookmaking: A Guide to the Study and Appreciation of Printing.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1949. Third Edition. Hardcover. A revised edition including additional references: first edition being Fifty Books about Bookmaking (1933), second edition being Seventy Books about Bookmaking (1941). Light shelf wear and soiling, else tight, bright and unmarred. Grey paper boards with green paper spine, and green...   Item #5855
Price: $25.00
 

A Brief Survey of Printing History and Practice.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi, 1923. Hardcover. Printed in England by The Kynoch Press. Slight shelf/edge waer, light toning on edge of boards, spine label evenly toned, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, blue cloth spine, printed paper boards in blue and cream pattern, cream paper spine label, black ink...   Item #5845
Price: $25.00
 

How to Collect Books.

London: George Bell and Sons, 1905. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor wear to head and tail, minor foxing, else tight, bright and unmarred. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and black decorative elements, frontispiece. 8vo. 205pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Index. 2pp. advertisements.  Item #5843
Price: $45.00
 

Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use: A Study in Survivals [Complete in Two Volumes].

New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1980. Second Edition. Original Wraps. Reprint of the 1937 second edition. Minimal shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Volume I glossy taupe wraps, black lettering and decorative elements. Volume II glossy salmon wraps, black lettering and decorative elements. 8vo. 292pp.;326pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Supplementary...   Item #5851
Price: $45.00
 

A Description of The Merrymount Press 232 Summer Street Boston.

Boston, MA: The Merrymount Press, 1921. First Edition (presumed). Wraps. Small owner ticket of Edith Guerrier (1870-1958), noted librarian and writer. After her mother's death, she settled with her mother's family in New Bedford, Mass. The family was active in the literary circle of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson...  Item #5853
Price: $75.00