Books on Books, Small Press and Fine Printing
Amsterdam: Van Gendt & co. 1973. First edition thus. Hardcover. Van Gendt & co. 9'' x 5 1/2''. Some light staining and wear to cloth. Item #11053
(Antonio Frasconi); Carlos Oquendo de Amat
Isla Vista, Ca: Turkey Press, 1986. First English language edition. Hardcover. Turkey Press. Sq. quarto. Unpaginated. Beautiful letter press edition, printed in black and red, of this Peruvian poet's only book. Decorated with original woodcuts by Antonio Frasconi. Limited to 300 copies. Un-cut folded sheets with folding cover of decorated... Item #9613
Apgar, John F., Jr.
Morristown, New Jersey: John F. Apgar Jr. 1969. First edition. Hardcover. John F. Apgar Jr. Oblong. Unpaginated. Limited to 550 copies. b & w illustrations. Original tan cloth binding, with a pictorial label on the front and brown titles. Pencil mark on edge of front cover. Item #11496
New York: Burt Franklin, 1977. Hardcover. Burt Franklin. Octavo. 331pp. Illustrated. History of these once essential reference books which provided information on dates, weather, travel, home remedies, etc. Green cloth lightly faded at edges. Dustjacket is lightly faded on spine and has a few edge tears and associated creases. Item #10034
North Hills, PA. Bird & Bull Press, 1979. First edition. Hardcover. Bird & Bull Press. 11'' X 8 1/4''. 120pp. This is copy number 19 of an edition limited to 300 copies. Leather spine over paper covered boards. Slipcase worn. A beautiful book, hand made paper. Item #10791
Newton: Bird & Bull press, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Bird & Bull press. 9 1/4'' x 6 1/4''. 35pp. plus specimens. Two volumes in slipcase. Item #10798
Northridge: Santa Susana Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Santa Susana Press. 13'' x 9 1/2''. Designed, printed, and produced by D'Ambrosio. 12 original photographs, each signed by Blanco. This is copy no. 16 of sixty-five copies each signed by Powell and D'Ambrosio. Loose sheets in a clamshell box. Very light wear. Item #10802
London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1944. First edition. Hardcover. The Golden Cockerel Press. Octavo. Unpaginated. (8pp.) Limited edition, number 73 of 350 copies. "...produced and published by Christopher Sanford and Owen Rutter at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, on our Tree and Serpent hand-made paper in our Golden Cockerel Type..."... Item #11171
New Port Beach: The Gold Stein Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. The Gold Stein Press. 6 1/2'' x 4 3/4''. 17pp. This is number 47 of an edition of 50 copies and seven proofs, designed and produced by D' Ambrosio. Each page is a collage work. In the original clam... Item #12251
Santa Barbara: Doggeral Press, 1983. First edition. Near fine box. Doggeral Press. Folio. Number 4, of a limited edition of 200 copies, signed by the author. Seventeen loose sheets in hand-made, drop-back box. Illustrated and hand-colored by Brandi; designed by Alice Karle, calligraphy by Peter Katoff, printed on a Hacker... Item #10804
Butler, William E. and Darlene J.
The Bookplate Society and Forlaget Exlibristen, 1986. First edition. Original Wraps. The Bookplate Society and Forlaget Exlibristen. 11'' x 8 1/8''. With 100 illustrations. Limited edition. Light fading to spine. Softcover book with dustjacket. Item #12268
Cameron, Kenneth Neill (Editor)
Cambridge: Harvard University Press/ Oxford University, 1961. Hardcover. Harvard University Press/ Oxford University. Quarto. 2 volumes. Continuous pagination. 1020pp. Incl index. Some illustrations. Letters and documents from The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. Bright red cloth, interior clean and nice; lightly bumped top corners, some spotting to fore-edges. Dust jackets are... Item #11825
Archon Books, 1971. Hardcover. Archon Books. Octavo. 432pp. Dustjacket a little faded andd soiled. Item #9711
Franklin, Colin [edited with a prologue]
North Hills, PA. Bird & Bull Press, 1982. First edition. Hardcover. Bird & Bull Press. 8 1/2 x 6 1/4''. 154pp. Edition limited to 350 copies. Original mylar torn. Item #10799
Harte, Walter Blackburn
Boston: The Arena Publishing Company, 1894. First edition. Hardcover. The Arena Publishing Company. 12mo. 224pp. PRESENTATION COPY from Harte's wife to VINCENT STARRETT, with Starrett's bookplate. Some pencil notes about Harte at rear, initialed 'VS'. Tan cloth stamped in gold. Spine a little darkened. Item #9986
New York: Asgaard Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Asgaard Press. 12mo. 21pp. Number 206 of a limited edition of 250 copies. SIGNED BY KENT. Brown cloth backed, marbled paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Mild bump to one corner, light rubbing to spine tips and edges, small spot on... Item #11428
THE LAWRENCE LANDE COLLECTION OF CANADIANA IN THE REDPATH LIBRARY OF McGILL UNIVERSITY. A Bibliography
Hardcover. Folio.301pp.177 reproductions and facsimiles, (many folding), bound in quarter pigskin and linen boards, Number 291 of 950 signed and numbered copies. On hand made paper with facsimiles of printing and title-pages including many tipped-in specimens. Over twenty-three hundred books, pamphlets and broadside of rare and unusual Canadiana are described... Item #10042
Lane, Christopher W.
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Philadelphia Print Shop, Ltd. Oblong quarto. 198pp. Includes name index, title index, important dates, printing terms and more. LIMITED TO 200 NUMBERED AND SIGNED COPIES; this is # 106. 706 items described, most of them with illustrations, including 16 full page... Item #10040
London: The Holland Press, 1957. Second edition. Hardcover. The Holland Press. Thick Quarto. 2 volumes. 1008pp.; 1139 pp. "A new complete facsimile edition strictly limited to 500 copies of the exceptionally rare first edition of 1910." "The Bibliography contains about 7000 items and is arranged alphabetically by author or by... Item #10043
Newtown. PA: Bird and Bull Press, n.d. (1996). Hardcover. Bird and Bull Press. 12mo. Blue cloth case with die-cut, facsimile medal loosely inserted. Letter-press printed brochure with history and description laid-in. Faint spot on cloth, visible in certain light. Item #10681
Miller, Ronald Dean
Morongo Valley, Ca: Sagebrush Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Sagebrush Press. Octavo. 102pp. Limited to 1000 copies. Item #9712
East orange, NJ: The Papyrus Publishing Co. 1908. First edition. Hardcover. The Papyrus Publishing Co. Royal octavo. 174pp. Uncut. #482 of a limited edition of 750 copies. Paper over boards with cloth spine stamped in gold. Boards have some soiling, Spine is lightly faded, with light rubbing to spine tips. Item #9722
Pollard, Alfred W.
vellum. 12 5/8'' x 8 1/2''. This is number 287 of an edition of 339 numbered copies. Inserted in each copy is a leaf of Doves Press printing. Some wear to covers, in original slipcase, that is toned and also shows wear. Item #12117
Scheller, Robert W.
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. Amsterdam University Press. 9 7/8'' x 7''. 434pp. Two small nicks to spine, stain at inner hinges from binder's glue (It is likely that all copies have this). Scarce. Item #11878
Basel: Alkuin-Verlag, 1960. First edition thus. Hardcover. Alkuin-Verlag. Two volumes. Text volume 211pp. cloth ; Facsimile volume unpaginated. Full leather. Copy number 292 of a limited edition. General wear and toning to cloth and interior ; light rubbing to leather copy. Item #12058