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Lot 143

Books About Books, 23 Assorted Volumes

Estimate: $200 - $300

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22 assorted volumes covering a variety of book-related topics.


1. Plantin Moretus Museum: A Printer's Paradise by Theodore L. de Vinne, Grabhorn Press, 1929, limited edition of 425 copies signed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn, illustrator Valenti Angelo, and Oscar Lewis (who wrote the introduction). Vellum cover, blue paper slipcase.

2. Catalogue of the American Library of the Late Mr. George Brinley, First Part, Press of the Case Lockwood and Brainard Company (Hartford), 1878-79. Paperback.

3. An Address Pronounced before the Albany Typographical Society November 6, 1813; on the Advantages Resulting to Mankind from the Invention of the Art of Printing, George Churchill, Albany, 1813. 8 page pamphlet.

4. A History of Booksellers, Henry Curwen, Chatto and Windus (London), 1873. 1st ed.

5. For the Love of the Binding: Studies in Bookbinding History Presented to Mirjam Foot, edited by David Pearson, The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2000. 1st ed.

6. A History of the Printed Book, edited by Lawrence Wroth, The Limited Editions Club (New York), 1938.

7. Authors at Work, Robert Taylor, The Grolier Club (New York), 1957.

8. Glossary of the Book, Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, George Allen and Unwin Ltd. (London), 1960.

9. Alfred A. Knopf: Quarter Century, printed by Plimpton Press, 1940. 1st ed.

10. A Book of Scripts, Alfred Fairbank, The King Penguin Books (Middlesex), 1952.

11. An Account of Calligraphy and Printing in the Sixteenth Century, from Dialogues Attributed to Christopher Plantin, Harvard College Library, 1940. An edition of 250 copies.

12. Contemporary Title Pages, Mergenthaler Linotype Company (Brooklyn), 1931.

13. English Printed Books, Francis Meynell, Collins (London), 1948.

14. A History of Book Illustration, David Bland, World Publishing (Cleveland), 1969. 2nd ed.

15. Alphabets, Laurence Scarfe, Batsford (London), 1954.

16. The Annual of Bookmaking, The Colophon (New York), 1938.

17. A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts Issued to Commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Firm of Bernard Quaritch, Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London), 1947.

18. The History of Books, Alice D. Schreyer, Library of Congress (Washington D.C.), 1987.

19. Standard Citation Forms for Rare Book Cataloging, Peter VanWingen and Stephen Paul Davis, Library of Congress (Washington D.C.), 1982. 1st ed.

20. Taste and Technique in Book-Collecting, John Carter, R.R. Bowker Company (New York), 1948.

21. Buying and Selling Rare Books, Morris Briggs, R.R. Bowker Company (New York), 1927.

22. Five Hundred Years of Printing, S.H. Steinberg, Penguin Books (Middlesex), 1961. 2nd ed.

23. The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts, Part One, Parke-Bernet Galleries (New York), 1941


Varying condition, overall good.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 12.25 in
Width: 9.25 in
Depth: 20.25 in

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