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CANADIAN BOOK OF PRINTING. How printing came to Canada and the story of the graphic arts, told mainly in pictures.
Toronto: Toronto Public Libraries, 1940.
Octavo, blue cloth. xiv, 130 pp. Illustrated. Minor wear to ends of lightly darkened spine, VG otherwise. Many reproduced title pages. An excellent survey of the the beginnings of printing in each part of Canada.
$24.95                          Book Number: 45539                          Order / Enquire



ABBOTT, (Craig S.) [Marianne Moore].
MARIANNE MOORE. A Descriptive Bibliography.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press., 1977.
Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography. Octavo, blue cloth stamped in gilt, (xiv), 265 pp, illustrations in text. A fine copy without jacket (as issued), publisher's promo sheet laid in at front.
$25.00                          Book Number: 21249                          Order / Enquire



ADLER, Betty, compiler [H.L. MENCKEN].
A CENSUS OF VENTURES INTO VERSE. Census of Copies. Second Edition, Revised and Englarged.
Baltimore: Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1972.
Second edition, revised (first was in 1965). Octavo, red card covers with white panel printed in tan to front cover. 22, [2] pp, stapled. Fine copy. At the time, 42 copies of the original 100 issued could be located. Includes an analysis at rear by John S. Van E. Kohn.
$30.00                          Book Number: 13120                          Order / Enquire



ALDISS, Brian W.
THE BRIGHTFOUNT DIARIES. Illustrated by Pearl Falconer
London: Faber, 1955.
Blue cloth. Light sunning at foot of spine, bookplate inside front cover, very small corner crease to six leaves, else fine. Pink dust jacket spine has very shallow chip at foot, small tears at head, bit of rubbing to folds; large chip to bottom margin of rear panel; VG otherwise, flap price intact. The author's first book, his diary as an assistant in a bookshop in a Oxford which had first appeared in installments in "The Bookseller".
$25.00                          Book Number: 44001                          Order / Enquire



AVIS, F.C.
PRINTERS' IMPOSITION
London: Author, 1953.
12mo, taupe cloth. pp 139. A VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. A clear, detailed account of a technical subject. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00                          Book Number: 44309                          Order / Enquire



BARR, John
THE OFFICINA BODONI. Montagnola. Verona. Books printed by Giovanni Mardersteig on the hand press 1923-1977
London: British Library, 1978.
Small quarto, card covers. pp 98. Illustrations, some in colour. Fine copy. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the King's Library, in 1978. 98 entried, with detailed descriptions
$15.00                          Book Number: 44314                          Order / Enquire



Bird, Michael S.
Ontario Fraktur: A Pennsylvania-German Folk Tradition in Early Canada
Toronto: M.F. Fehely, 1977.
Oblong octavo, black cloth, red endpapers. 144 pp, numerous illustrations in colour and b&w, indexed. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has some rubbing, generally VG otherwise. "This is the first serious study done in Canada of Fraktur, a rich tradition of folk art having its beginnings in Medieval Erope and brought to North America by Germanic settlers fleeing religious persecution... Michael Bird examines in detail the majhor teaching groups who practiced at that time and discusses the tradition as it appears in the three founding Mennonite communities in Southern Ontario - the Niagara Peninsula, Markham Township and Waterloo County." - jacket.
$20.00                          Book Number: 25199                          Order / Enquire



BLOCH, Joshua
OF MAKING MANY BOOKS: An Annotated List of the Books Issued by the Jewish Publication Society of America 1890-1952
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1953.
Brown cloth. pp (xii), 329, [3]. Index. A VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Laid in is a four page booklet, A Tribute to the Officers, Board of Trustees and Publications Committee of the JPSA, by Bloch, apologizing for the delay (book was to have come out in 1938) and thanking them for their support.
$18.00                          Book Number: 28523                          Order / Enquire



BOWDEN, (Edwin T.) [James Thurber].
JAMES THURBER: A Bibliography
Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1968.
Blue cloth, gilt, (xii), 353 pp. A fine copy, no names. Orange jacket has a bit of soiling, VG. A descriptive bibliography.
$19.50                          Book Number: 43182                          Order / Enquire



BUCCOLI, (Matthew J. and Judith S. Baughman) [James Dickey].
JAMES DICKEY. A Descriptive Bibliography.
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990.
Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography, blue cloth stamped in gilt, xxii, 423, [3] pp, illustrations in text. A fine, as new copy without jacket (as issued).
$25.00                          Book Number: 21244                          Order / Enquire



BUCCOLI, (Matthew J.) [F. Scott Fitzgerald].
Supplement to F. SCOTT FITZGERALD. A Descriptive Bibliography.
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980.
Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography. Octavo, blue cloth stamped in gilt, (xvi), 219, [5] pp, illustrations in text. Lightly rubbed to outer corners and spine tips, otherwise a fine copy without jacket. as issued. Publisher's promo sheet laid in at front.
$25.00                          Book Number: 21246                          Order / Enquire



CASEY, Magdalen
CATALOGUE OF PAMPHLETS IN THE PUBLIC ARCHIVES OF CANADA 1493-1877 and 1878-1931.
Ottawa: F.A. Acland, King's Printer, 1931 & 1932, 1931.
Two volumes, original printed wrappers. pp 553; (viii), 589. Indexed, including a subject index. Spines a bit tanned and hand lettered; covers have short tears, creases; corner creses to early leaves, soft bump to upper outer corner throughout; VG otherwise 10,072 entries, still a standard reference. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$75.00                          Book Number: 4787                          Order / Enquire



CHILD, Heather
CALLIGRAPHY TODAY. A survey of tradition and trends
London: Studio Books, 1963.
Blue boards. 96 pp. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has chipped and creased tears at spine ends, rubbing to spine, good.
$19.50                          Book Number: 26590                          Order / Enquire



CHILD, Heather
CALLIGRAPHY TODAY
London: Studio Vista, 1976.
Second edition, revised. 96 pp. Olive green cloth. Profusely illustrated with black & white examples. Fine, clean copy in fine dust jacket. "Calligraphy Today is a thoroughly revised and updated version of a classic survey first published ... [in 1963]. It is a review of the richly varied work produced by outstanding calligraphers from Britain, Europe and America, together with a brief history of the craft in the twentieth century." - from the jacket flap.
$25.00                          Book Number: 26754                          Order / Enquire



CLARK, John Willis
Fasciculus Ioanni Willis Clark dicatus
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1909.
# 219 of an edition of 500 copies for private circulation. 26 cm, original tan buckram, spine gilt lettered, top edge gilt. pp (xii), (584) + photogravure frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Spine lightly sunned; partial crack to front hinge but firm; slight foxing to front endpapers through title page; else fine, no owner names. Contents: "The catalogue of the Library of the Augustinian friars at York, now first edited from the ms. at Trinity college, Dublin [by] M.R. James.--Un catalogo fin qui sconosciuto della Biblioteca papale d'Avignone (1407) [by] F. Ehrle.--Eleven letters from Henry Bradshaw to S.W. Lawley, edited by F. Jenkinson.--Certain disquisitions, by John Barwick and other Cambridge divines, published in 1644; a point of bibliography [by] F. Madan.--Le registre des dépenses de la Bibliothèque vaticane de 1548 à 1555 [by] L. Dorez. The early history of Canons Regular as illustrated by the foundation of Barnwell Priory [by] W.H. Frere.--Ancient university ceremonies [by] J.E. Sandys.--The Castle Hill [by] T. McK. Hughes.--The coffin stone of Etheldreda [by] A. Gray.--Plays performed in Cambridge colleges before 1585 [by] G.C. Moore Smith.--"After all, we are none of us infallible--not even the youngest of us" [by] H. Jackson.--I. The thesis in the disputations of the senior Sophs at Cambridge, 1770-1838. II. "Proctors problems, 1786" by [G.] Chawner.--The auditors of Trinity college, Cambridge [by] W.W. Rouse Ball.--The windows of Little S. Mary's [by] A.J.C. Allen.--Gunning redivivus [by] C. Sayle.--The ship of fools [by] A.W. Ward.--The University of Caen and the dawn of the renaissance [by] A.A. Tilley.--The reverie of Adrienne [Le Couvreur] [by] Viscount Esher.--On a drawing of Garrick by Hogarth [by] S. Colvin.--On portraits at the universities [by] L. Cust. --A paradox on beauty [by] E. Gosse.--The Museum of zoology [by] S.F. Harmer.--Ray's Tables of plants [by] S.H. Vines.--A garden in Italy [by] Madame Wiel.--Motya [by] Sir H.F. Wilson.--The sword of the Lord God, A.D. 95 [by] A.W. Verrall.--Classical archaeology and prehistoric archaeology [by] C. Waldstein.--Tis estin he Basileia; the last scene of the Birds of Aristophanes [by] J.T. Sheppard.--Greek plays performed at Cambridge [by] H.J. Edwards.--The 'A.D.C.' [by] G.B. Tatham.--To J.W. Clark [by] A.C. Benson.--A short bibliography of J.W. Clark." Clark wrote The Care of Books (1901). " 'The subject was entirely new', wrote Clark in the preface to his published lectures on European library buildings and their fittings. The Care of Books researched what we may now describe as the material culture of libraries, tracing the earliest rooms for housing collections of texts in Assyria, Greece, and Rome, and focusing on the medieval inheritance of Europe. The ‘care’ of books embraced their preservation by regulation as well as by physical ordering, and Clark’s methods of study drew on archival, architectural and archaeological sources. In many ways, this breadth of scope reflects his extraordinary range of interests...John Willis Clark (1833-1910) was born into an academic Cambridge household, and made the University his career: Fellow of Trinity College, Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology, Registrary of the University. His activities combined his grasp of detail and his enjoyment of ritual and spectacle, particularly in his support of the Cambridge Amateur Dramatic Club. He completed the four-volume Architectural History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge (with Robert Willis, 1886) and his personal collection of books about Cambridge was bequeathed to the University Library. In many ways one of the modernisers of Cambridge University, his appreciation of the past informed his work." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$75.00                          Book Number: 30601                          Order / Enquire



COLBECK, (Norman, compiler) [Tirthankar Bose, editor].
A BOOKMAN'S CATALOGUE. The Norman Colbeck Collection of Nineteenth-Century and Edwardian Poetry and Belles Lettres in the Special Collections of the University of British Columbia...
Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1987.
Two volumes, dark blue cloth without jackets, as issued. (xxxiv), 502; viii, 503-1059 pp. Edited by Tirthankar Bose, with an introduction by William E. Fredeman. Fine copy. An essential reference work for serious dealers and collectors of English and Irish poetry and belles lettres of this period, describing bindings and with bibliographical notes. Especially valuable for its coverage of so many minor writers for whom it is very difficult to find reliable bibliographical references. We use our own copy quite frequently. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$95.00                          Book Number: 41307                          Order / Enquire



COOPER, Isabella M. and Margaret A. McVety, arranged and annotated by
DICTIONARY CATALOGUE OF THE FIRST 505 VOLUMES OF EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
New York: Dutton, 1910.
16mo, original brown cloth. pp (viii), 173, [3]. Offset tanning to first and last leaf, else fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$19.50                          Book Number: 44305                          Order / Enquire



COWEN, Philip
MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN JEW. With an Introductory Note by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach.
New York: International Press, 1932.
blue cloth. 438 pp + frontispiece portrait; numerous illustrations in text. Light yellowing to endpapers and text paper; else a fine, jacketless copy, no owner names. Cowen was an American publisher and author "born in New York City, the son of German immigrants. He entered the printing business in 1878, and, the following year, in cooperation with a group of distinguished New York Jews, founded the Anglo-Jewish weekly, The American Hebrew. As its editor and publisher for 27 years, Cowen participated actively in the major issues and campaigns arising during the era of Jewish mass immigration. He was instrumental in publishing the works of such figures as Oscar S. Straus, Max J. Kohler, Henry Pereira Mendes, Emma Lazarus, Mary Antin, and Alexander Kohut. From 1905 to 1927 Cowen served as an official of the US Immigration Service at Ellis Island and in 1906 went to Russia on a special mission to report on the causes of immigration from Eastern Europe, with emphasis on Jewish Problems." - Encyclopedia Judaica. Dr. Rosenbach, the Philadelphia antiquarian bookseller who was the greatest rare book dealer in the world in his day, contributes a short note. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$30.00                          Book Number: 18162                          Order / Enquire



CURRIE, W.H.
ALLURING BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver: The Vancouver, B.C. Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1949.
Small book, 10 cm. Red cloth, spine lettered in black. (59), [3] pp, vignette illustrations in text, decorated initials in red. One of a series of 9 books issued as keepsakes for attendees of the 30th Annual Convention of Printing House Craftsmen in San Francisco. A fine copy of this wee book.
$25.00                          Book Number: 23019                          Order / Enquire



DARTON, Harvey
CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND: Five centuries of social life
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1932.
Octavo, green cloth, brown top page edges. pp xii, 359 + 8 plates. Spine lightly darkened; soft crease to upper inner corner of early leaves; slight rubbing to top page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names nor text marks. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$40.00                          Book Number: 36549                          Order / Enquire



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