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Janedt Backhouse: Illuminated ManuscriptBackhouse, Janet: The Illuminated Manuscript. Phaidon. Oxford: 1979. First edition. 4to. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $22.00

Bailey, H.: Short Notes on the Bookbindings of Salisbury Cathedral Library. F. Jay and Son. Salisbury. No date. 18 pp. stapled into paper covers. Very good copy. $3.00

Bettley, James (editor): The Art of the Book, From Medieval Manuscripts to Graphic Novel. V & V Publications/Harry N. Abrams. New York: 2001. First edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 208. Further Reading. Fine copy in dj.$45.00

Birkbeck, J. A.: A List of Durham & Northumberland Newspapers to 1860. Privately printed [Rathalpin Press]. Dundee: 1971. 10 unnumbered leaves stapled into paper wrappers. Limited to 200 copies printed by J. A. Birkbeck. Staples rusted, else fine copy. $5.00

[Bodleian Library], David Rogers: The Bodleian Library and Its Treasures 1320-1700. Aidan Ellis. Henley-on-Thames: 1991. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 176. Fine copy in dj. Beautifully illustrated. $50.00

[British Library], Nicolas Barker: Treasures of the British Library. British Library. London: 1988. First edition. Large 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. A lavishly illustrated tribute to one of the greatest libraries of the world. $65.00

Bury, Stephen: Breaking the Rules, The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900-1937. The British Library. London: 2007. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. Pp. 176. Illustrated. Timeline. Bibliography. Index. Fine copy in dj. $24.00

Stephen Calloway: ObsessionsCalloway, Stephen: Obsessions, Collectors and Their Passions. With Katherine Sorrell. Photography by Deidi von Schaewen. Mitchell Beazley. London: 2004. First edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 192. Index. Fine copy in dj. $18.00

Carroll, Lewis: Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. Illustrated by Barry Moser. Preface and Notes by James R. Kincaid. Text edited by Selwyn H. Goodacre. University of California Press. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: 1983. First edition. Tall 8vo. Buckram-backed boards. Pp. (ii), xxiv, 172. Illustrated. Dj price-clipped, else fine copy in dj. $60.00

Ciavarella, Angelo: Bodoni Museum. Artegrafica Silva. Parma: 1979. 9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches. 16 pp. stapled into paper wrappers. 8 pp. of black & white plates. Text in English. Just a little discoloration at top of front cover. $10.00

The Bodoni Museum of Parma (Italy) was opened in 1963 and is devoted to a collection of books, letters, documents, technical manuals, original punches and matrices, and specimens from the great 18th Century typographer Giambattista Bodoni.

Colophon. The Colophon, New Series, A Quarterly for Bookmen. Edited by Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich. Pynson Printers, Inc. New York: Summer 1935. Volume I. Number 1. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 162. Covers a little marked, else fine copy. Includes: Randolph G. Adams: ‘America's First Bibles’; Louis Henry Cohn: ‘A Note on Ernest Hemingway’; Ruth Shepard Granniss: ‘Some Recent Books About Paper.’ $15.00

Colophon. The Colophon, New Series, A Quarterly for Bookmen. Edited by Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich. Pynson Printers, Inc. New York: Autumn 1935. Volume I. Number 2. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 94. Covers a little marked, else near fine copy. Includes: John Carter: ‘Off-Subject Books’; Howard C. Rice: ‘A Frontier Bibliophile’; Paul Jordan-Smith: ‘Samuel Butler—The First Century’; Irving S. Underhill: ‘The Haunted Book: Concerning Huckleberry Finn’. $15.00

Colophon. The Colophon, New Series, A Quarterly for Bookmen. Edited by Elmer Adler, Alfred Stanford, John T. Winterich. Pynson Printers, Inc. New York: February 1936. Volume I. Number 3. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 86. Covers a little marked, else near fine copy. Includes: Lawrence D. Wroth: ‘The St. Mary's City Press: A New Chronology of American Printing’; A. Edward Newton: ‘Parson Weems's Washington Once More’; Ethel D. Roberts: ‘Book Collector, Italian, Seventeenth Century.’ $15.00

Designer Bookbinders: Designer Bookbinders, 1974. Introduction by Howard M. Nixon. Foreword by Bernard C. Middleton.Crafts Advisory Committee. London: 1974. First edition. Oblong. Stapled. Illustrated. No dust-jacket, as issued. Fine. Published in connection with an exhibition in London and Edinburgh, and includes the work of 16 bookbinders, along with biographical information. $35.00

K. D. Duval: British Bookbinding TodayDuval, K. D.: British Bookbinding Today. With an Introduction by Edgar Mansfield. K. D. Duval, Foss, Pitlochry: 1975. First edition. Large 8vo. Paper-bound. Pp. 68, (ii). Illustrated: 39 in color and 7 in black/white. Laid in: the price list and ‘A Brief Foreword’ by William R. Cagle, Acting Librarian for the Lilly Library. The book was printed in Verona (Italy) by the Stamperia Valdonega. Last free end-paper foxed; else fine copy. No dust jacket as issued. $125.00

In the early 1970s the Scottish booksellers, Kulgin Duval and Colin Hamilton, commissioned 24 British bookbinders to produce splendid bindings for an exhibition held at Francis Edwards, Ltd. in London. The entire collection was later bought by the Lilly Library at Bloomington, Indiana. This is the catalogue that Duval and Hamilton issued before the collection was sold. It provides most interesting essays on each of the bookbinders, who included Jeff Clements, Sydney M. Cockerell, Elizabeth Greenhill, Arthur Johnson, and Edgar Mansfield. Among the books rebound were several beautifully hand-printed at the Officina Bodoni, also at Verona.

Evans, Emrys and Rachel Grover: The Birdsall Collection of Bookbinders' Finishing Tools. University of Toronto Library. [Toronto]: 1972. 16 leaves stapled into wrappers. Illustrated. Fine copy. $18.00

Falkiner, Gabrielle: Paper, An Inspirational Portfolio. Watson-Guptill Publications. New York: 1999. Small 4to. Spiral-bound; boards. Pp. 144. Fine copy without dj as issued. Showing the work of some modern masters at paper-making. $10.00

Fine Print: Illustrative Supplement, Hand-Bookbinding Today: An International Art. Fine Print. April 1978, iv, 2. 24 pp. stapled into wrappers. The work of 57 bookbinders illustrated in color. Fine copy as issued. $15.00

Fletcher, Chris with Roger Evans and Sally Brown: 1000 Years of English Literature, A Treasury of Literary Manuscripts. Harry N. Abrams, Inc. New York: 2003. First U.S. edition. 4to. Boards. Pp. 192. Illustrated. Index. Fine copy in dj.$28.00

[Gill, Eric], Peter Holliday (editor): Eric Gill in Ditchling, Four Essays. Oak Knoll Press. New Castle: 2002. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. viii, 82, (iv). Illustrated. Fine copy without dj as issued. Includes: Peter Holliday: ‘Eric Gill's Photograph Album in Rome 1906’; Timothy J. McCann: ‘Eric Gill's Inscriptional Work in Ditchling’; Jill Lingen-Watson: ‘Finding Gill Sculptures’; Peter Holliday: ‘Eric Gill, Amy Sawyer, and the Gladys Panel’. $15.00

[Eric Gill]: Llanthony Montastery[Gill, Eric], C.G.: Llanthony Monastery & Eric Gill. Skelton's Press. Wellingborough: 1971. Two leaves folded. 8 1/2 x (about) 5 1/2 inches. Near fine copy. $25.00

Goldman, Paul: Victorian Illustrated Books 1850-1870, The Heyday of Wood-Engraving, The Robin De Beaumont Collection. David R. Godine. Boston: 1994. First edition. Small 4to. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. $28.00

Greenaway, Kate: Illustration for Robert Browning's Pied Piper of Hamelin. One leaf from an early edition. 9 x 7 7/8 inches. Matted and suitable for framing. Fine. $25.00

Harvey, John: Victorian Novelists and Their Illustrators. Sidgwick & Jackson. London: 1970. First edition. Small 4to. Cloth. Fine copy in a somewhat worn dj. $48.00

Hutner, Kelly: A Century for the Century, Fine Printed Books from 1900 to 1999. The Grolier Club & David R. Godine. Jaffrey: 2004. Revised edition. Large 8vo. Cloth. Pp. lxvii, 112. Illustrated. Selected “Bibliography” and Indices. Fine copy in dj. $40.00

[Jewitt, Orlando], Frank Broomhead: The Book Illustrations of Orlando Jewitt. Private Libraries Association. Pinner: 1995. First edition. 8vo. cloth. One of 1250 copies. Fine copy as issued without dj. $45.00

Kanter, Laurence B., Barbara Drake Boehm, Carl Brandon Strehlke, Gaudenz Freuler, Christa C. Mayer Thurman, Pia Palladino: Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450. The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams. New York: 1994. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Pp. x, 394, (iv). Checklist. Index. Fine copy in dj. $20.00

Lee, Brian North: Early Printed Book Labels, a Catalogue of Dated Personal Labels and Gift Labels Printed in Britain to the Year 1760. Private Libraries Association. Pinner: 1976. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Fine copy in acetate dj. $32.00

Wyndham Lewis: The Role of Line in ArtLewis, Wyndham: The Role of Line In Art, With Six Drawings to Illustrate the Argument. Edited with an Introduction by Paul W. Nash. The Strawberry Press. Witney: 2007. First edition. Imperial octavo. Cloth. Pp. 40. Illustrated: 12 plates. Number 47 of 150 copies for sale. The drawings were printed by J. W. Northend Ltd. of Sheffield. New copy in slip-case. An additional ten lettered copies, printed on Indian hand-made paper, specially bound in full red morocco, and preserved in a clam-shell box are also available. $165.00

Lord Carlow wrote this essay for a book he meant to publish at his Corvinus Press in 1938, but it was never completed because the plates and the printed sheets were destroyed by enemy action in May 1941. Only one copy survived, that belonging to Lord Carlow himself, and it has been reproduced splendidly by Paul W. Nash.

Loth, David: The Erotic In Literature, A Historical Survey of Pornography As Delightful As It Is Discreet. Messner. New York: 1961. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Fine copy in dj.

[Mason, J. H.], L. T. Owens: J. H. Mason 1875-1951, Scholar-Printer. Frederick Muller. London: 1976. First edition. Small 4to. Boards. As new in dj. $15.00

Mason, John: Paper Making as an Artistic Craft. Twelve by Eight. Leicester: 1963. With a foreword by Dr. Dard Hunter. Illustrated by Rigby Graham. Amended and republished. Small 4to. Boards. Frontispiece is a sheet of hand-made paper with a fern incorporated in it. Six samples of hand-made paper are tipped in. Signed by the author and with two extra paper samples also signed by him. Near fine copy in acetate dj. $85.00

Mason, John: The Treatment of Book Edges. Number 135 of a series on craftwork. Dryad Handicrafts. Leicester: n.d. 12 pp. stapled. Illustrated. Very good copy. $20.00

This pamphlet describes the process of edge gilding of a book. There is a list of the tools needed and then a description on how to do it, along with step-by-step photographs.

Maurer, Diane with Paul Maurer: Marbling, A Complete Guide to Creating Beautiful Patterned Papers and Fabrics. Crescent Books. New York: 1991. 4to. Boards. Fine copy in dj. $35.00

Middleton, Bernard C.: Recollections, A Life in Bookbinding. With a Foreword by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe. Oak Knoll Books & The British Library. New Castle: 2000. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. xii, 126, (iv). Illustrated. Appendices. Checklist. Fine copy in dj. $22.00

John Moat: Hermes & MagdalenMoat, John: Hermes & Magdalen 43, Poems and Etchings. Typographeum. Francestown: 2004. Limited private press edition. 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 92. Illustrated: frontispiece and 19 plates tipped in. Hand-set and printed letterpress by R. T. Risk. The main edition was of 150 copies hand-bound by the printer, but there were an additional 13 copies, of which this is number 3 of 10 signed by the poet, with one original etching, specially bound and preserved in a slip-case. The slip-case is about 15¾ x 11½ inches. $1500.00

Nash, Paul W. and Justin Howes: Bibliophiles at Oxford, A celebration of fifty years of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles, 1951-2000 with descriptive notes on the term cards. ‘Foreword’ by Paul W. Nash. ‘Beginnings’ by Bent Juel-Jensen. ‘Memories of Meetings’ by Giles G. Barber. ‘Bibliophilic Excursions’ by Paul Morgan. Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles. Witney: 2006. First edition. Small 8vo. Cloth. Pp. 224. Illustrated: including a fold-out frontispiece in color. Index of Printer and Designers. Index of Talks and Visits. Index of Officers. Fine copy in fine dust-jacket. 300 copies. Dust-jacket printed letterpress by Paul W. Nash. $50.00

The Society of Bibliophiles at Oxford University offered its members, both undergraduates and professors, a distinguished series of lecturers and book-related visits. From the beginning it became customary to ask private press printers to do cards announcing the programme for each of the three academic terms: Hilary, Trinity and Michaelmas. Over the years many printers participated, and the cards they produced showed their individual styles. Paul Nash has been a long-time member, and in his history of the Society a real term card is laid in. It is one of two done by the American printer, Terry Risk.

Peppin, Brigid & Lucy Micklethwait: Dictionary of British Book Illustrators, The Twentieth Century. John Murray. London: 1983. First edition. 4to. Cloth. Fine copy in dj. Well illustrated. $45.00

Philip, I. G. (Introduction by): Gold-Tooled Bookbindings. Bodleian Library. Oxford: 1951. First edition. 16 leaves sewn into wrappers. Fine copy. 24 elaborately tooled bindings illustrated in black and white. $15.00

Private Libraries Association: The Private Library. Edited by David Chambers. Private Libraries Association. Pinner: 1959-2000. 8vo. Wrappers. 151 issues of this magazine, an incomplete run but including: 1 from 1959, 30 from the 1960s, 40 from the 1970s (complete), 39 from the 1980s (the Potocki issue missing), 39 from the 1990s (the Potocki issue also missing), and 2 from the year 2000. Also included are five issues of the Index, separately printed. Fine. $400.00

This premier magazine on issues relating to books, book collecting, and the private press has articles by Roderick Cave, Frank Broomhead, Ruari McLean and many others. The subjects include The Limited Editions Club, printing Blake's engravings, the Cuala Press, Viscount Carlow and T. E. Lawrence, and a host of other interesting topics.

Private Libraries Association: Private Press Books. Private Libraries Association. Pinner. Edited by Roderick Cave, David Chambers, Peter Hoy et al. A collection of 19 issues, including the years 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981-1984, 1985-1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991. 8vo. Wrappers. 22.2 x 14 cm. Fine set. A checklist of the work of members of this private press group. $150.00

Robert Diehl: Erhard Ratdolt[Ratdolt, Erhard], Robert Diehl: Erhard Ratdolt, Ein deutscher Meisterdrucker des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts [Erhard Ratdolt, A German Master Printer from the 15th and 16th Centuries]. Philobiblon, Eine Zeitschrift für Büchliebhaber [Philobiblon, A Journal for Bibiophiles] (Herbert Reichner). Wien: 1933. 8vo. Buckram. Three issue of the magazine bound up together. Illustrated in black and red. Text in German. Very good copy. No dj as issued. $100.00

This is one of the most important sources about Erhard Ratdolt who began printing in Venice in 1476 with two partners, Maler and Löslein. His most notable book was the first edition of Euclid's Elements in 1482. After about ten years he returned to his home in Augsburg, Germany, where he continued to print, specializing particularly in theological books, some of which were commissioned by Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor.

Reese, Jane H.: Making Your Own Marbled and Decorative Paper. New Holland. London: 1996. First edition. 8vo. Boards. Pp. 65. Illustrated. Index. Checklist. Fine copy without dj as issued. $20.00

Rota, Bertram: Poetry, The Simon Nowell-Smith Collection. Bertram Rota. London: 2002. First edition. Large 8vo. Paper-bound. Unnmumbered. Illustrated. checklist. Fine copy. $12.00

This is catalogue number 300 from the well-known London bookseller. It includes 870 items from the library of the distinguished book collector, Simon Nowell-Smith. There is an introduction and a portrait of him. The items are described in detail and many are illustrated.

Schmidt, Clara: Typographic Decoration. L'Aventurine. Lyon: 2005. First edition. Paper-bound. Pp. 280. Foreword in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian. With a CD-Rom for PC/Mac having all the illustrations in the high-resolution .tiff format. Index. Fine copy. $18.00

Stone, Reynolds: Reynolds Stone 1909-1979, An Exhibition Held in the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum From 21 July to 31 October 1982. Victoria and Albert Museum. London: 1982. First edition. 8vo. Paper-bound. As new. Includes an essay by Reynolds Stone, “A Note on Wood Engraving”, and an Introduction by Ruari McLean. $30.00

United Vellum and Parchment Makers: Rules of the Society of the United Vellum and Parchment Makers of Great Britain. Coleman. London: n.d. Modern reprint of a booklet issued in 1897. Bound in Cockerell marbled paper wrappers with printed label on front. Spare label tipped in. Fine copy. $8.00

Watson, Aldren A.: Hand Bookbinding, A Manual of Instruction. With 273 drawings by the author. Macmillan Publishing Company/Collier Macmillan Publishers. New York/London: 1986. First edition. Small 4to. Quarter cloth. Pp. 160. Illustrated. Index. Front cover slightly snagged, else fine copy in dj. $15.00

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