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Seagull Books, [Catalog] Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

By: Banerjee, Sunandini (Designer) & Mahmud Husain & Amithab Kumar (Artwork) & Seagull Books. ; Seagull Foundation For The Arts:

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Seagull Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33929

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Photo collages, graphic art & photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 411 pages; 2011 Seagull Books, Calcutta. A stunningly attractive and handsome publisher catalog from the highly regarded publisher of scholarly titles, literature in translation, philosophy etc. Bound in what appears to be a piece of handloomed jacquard cloth with geometric triangular designs in a green and darker green combination. All edges gilt. Lavishly illustrated with striking and evocativ... View more info

Bradbury Thompson : Inspirations for Graphic Design

By: Bradbury, Thompson

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Westvaco Company: 1988

Seller ID: 17919

Condition: Fine


Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Oversize paperback in glossy color, graphic emblazoned covers. Superbly printed exhibition catalog of Thompson's brillaintly imagined graphic exercises/designs. Bright, tight and fresh. Feels and appears unread. Uncommon and hard to find; a Fine example. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Miss Pinn, or, The Case of the Missing Librarian

By: Bradley, Carol Winifred & Bruce Bradley (Illust. )

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Bird in Hand Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 29797

Condition: Very Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 24 pages; [SIGNED] 1975 Bird in Hand Press. Limited edition of 200 copies, this copy numbered 18 and signed by the author on the front endpage. Slim HC in cloth backed painted paper covered boards with title lettered paper label to cover. Solid and neat with light fading to quarter cloth color at spine. VG++; Signed by Author View more info

The Origin Of The Serif; Brush Writing And Roman Letters [Inscribed Copy]

By: Catich, Edward M.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Davenport, IA, St. Ambrose College, Catfish Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 26862

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 310 pages; Large format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Inscribed and "signed" in a very handsome calligraphic script (with some appropriate serif touches) on the recto of the front endpage. Snugly bound in full blue cloth with beveled edges; top edge gilt. Dust jacket is bright and clean with trace toning at edges and a few superficial spots of edge rub and one or two micro edge tears. Several almost imperceptible instances of silverfishisg to t... View more info

A Treatise on Wood Engraving, Historical and Practical

By: Chatto, William Andrew and Henry G. Bohn; John Jackson (Woodcut Ills. )

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, J. W. Bouton: 1861

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 21436

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 664 pages; 2nd edition, revised with some material added by Henry Bohn. Period brown cloth binding with beveled edges, decorative ruling in black to cover and title design in black and gilt to spine. Pages untrimmed. Small binder's tag of George Alexander to front endpage suggests the book may well have been sold retail in wraps from the printing done in England. Colophon identifies the printer as R. Clay Sons & Taylor of London. Cloth b... View more info

The Circle of Knowledge: an Exhibition in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, December 7, 1979-March 16, 1980

By: Congress, Library of

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Library of Congress: 1979

Seller ID: 0211R311863

ISBN: 0844403199

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 47 pages; 1979 Library of Congress exhibition catalogue oversize pbck in color pictorial covers. This 1979 exhibition of rare materials from the holdings of the LOC emphasized ealry efforts to collect then cuurent knowledge in the form/s of encyclopedia. Numerous high quality illustration of plates from scarce works. Catalogue list and details. Square and sound. Public library cancel stamps on front and rear endpages, but n... View more info

Curtis Paper Company From Thomas Meeteer to the James River Corporation

By: Cooper, Constance J. & Nicholas L. Cerchio III

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Newark, DE, Cedar Tree Press: 1993

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 31469

ISBN: 0965732827

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Photographs & facsimile documents; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; HC in original burgundy colored cloth with title lettering and colophon desing brightly in gilt. issued without dust jacket. 2nd printing, limited to 500 copies after a limited 1st edition of 1100 copies. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Illustrated with photographs and facsimile document reproductions. About as new. NF View more info

Curtis Paper Company From Thomas Meeteer to the James River Corporation

By: Cooper, Constance J. & Nicholas L. Cerchio III

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Newark, DE, Cedar Tree Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 31470

ISBN: 0965732827

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Photographs & facsimile documents; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; HC in original burgundy colored cloth with title lettering and colophon desing brightly in gilt. Issued without dust jacket. 1st edition, limited to 1100 copies - this example hand numbered 440 and signed by the author on the limitation page. Hand set letterpress printed on 100# Curtis Text, felt finish with deckled edges. Letter with background on the book's planning and production from Manager of t... View more info

William Morris, Designer

By: Crow, Gerald H

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Studio Publications: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31698

Condition: Very Good


Tipped in plates; facsimiles of printing design; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 120 pages; Oversize HC in original blue cloth with title lettering in fuschia bright to cover and a bit dimmed at spine. Snugly bound and clean; no marks Mild shelf tapping to boards at corners Mild toning to cloth at spine. Illustrated with tipped in plates reproducing design work, facsimiles of printing design, photographs etc. Lacking dust jacket but otherwise about VG. ... V View more info

Joel Munsell, printer and antiquarian.

By: Edelstein, David S.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32622

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 420 pages; HC in original publisher trade cloth with titles brightly in gilt. Snugly bound copy is Ex-library with catalog label base of spine and minimal attachments to endpages. G+ View more info

Depictor, 75th Aniversary; 1871-1946 Christmas Issue; 1946, Featuring the Metropolitan Museum of Art

By: Edward Stern & Company;

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Edward Stern & Company: 1946

Seller ID: 15292

Condition: Near Fine


Vol 9, No. 3; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 16 pages; The Christmas 1946 issue of the Depictor, coinciding with the 75th Anniversary of both Stern Co and the Metropolitan Museum. 16 pages; folio size. Finely printed reproductions of some exceptional art work held by the Met, including Renoir, Ingres, Degas Piazzetta, Tiepolo and photo reproductions of nhotable artifacts. All reproduced in the fine lush art printing pioneered by Edward Stern & Co. Just trivial shelf and ... View more info

Depictor, 10th Christmas Issue; 1948 Vol 11, No. 3

By: Edward Stern & Company; Durer, Cassatt, Rubens, Rembrandt, Et. Al.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Edward Stern & Company: 1948

Seller ID: 15290

Condition: Very Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; 10 pages; The Christmas 1948 issue of the Depictor, the 10th such Holiday issue published. 12 pages including the covers. Collects images most appreciated from prior year Christmas issues. "Niclas" by Rubens; "Christ healing the Sick" by Rembrandt; "A Little Girl Practicing at the Bar" by Degas; "Mother and Child" by Cassatt; "The Nativity" by Durer; "Eashington Arch" by Hoover; "The Almon... View more info

The Etching Club of London - a Taste for Painters' Etchings

By: Fredericksen, Andrea

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34569

Condition: Near Fine


Philadelphia Museum of Art Bulletin; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 35 pages; Oversize paperback in glossy illustrated wraps with saddle stapled binding. Issued as a Bulletin on the occasion of the eponymous 2002 exhibition. Bright tight and fresh. B&W reproductions of etchings from the exhibition. NF View more info

Wort, Bild, Wort; Inszenierung einer Mitteilung

By: From The Collections Of The Type Directors Club Of New York

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Type Directors Club: 1989

Seller ID: 19721

ISBN: 3874391957

Condition: Fine


B&W and Color Illustrations; Square 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 124 pages; Square format paperback in bold typographic french-fold wraps. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Illustrated with B&W and color type/image design art. Descriptive text in German, thought the graphic examples are largely from English Language designs. About Fine. View more info

Typologia; Studies in Type Design and Type Making

By: Goudy, Frederic W.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1977

Edition: reissue

Seller ID: 27981

ISBN: 0520033086

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs and Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 170 pages; HC in taupe cloth with title lettering in gilt to a black panel. Tightly bound and neat with a whisper of shelf/handling rub to boards at edges. Unmarked copy is very fresh and neat. NF View more info

Book History, Volumes 1 - 16: 1998 - 2013

By: Greenspan, Ezra & Jonathan Rose (Eds. ) ; Society For The History Of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Price: $250.00

Publisher: State College, Pennsylvania State University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31485

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Consecutive run of the first 16 volumes of the wide ranging Journal devoted to the history of the book. The official publication of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Uniformly bound in dark blue cloth with title lettering in gilt. Illustrated with facsimiles of printed pages, photographs of book details and portraits etc. Heavy set of 16 volumes; most volumes with between 300 and 400 pages. A few supe... View more info

The Princes Fire-flash & Fire-fade Japanese Fairy Tale Series, No. 14

By: Hasegawa, T. & T. H. James (Trans. ) & Sensei Eitaku

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 31580

Condition: Good


24mo 5" - 6" tall; 1887 Kobunsha: 2. Minami Saegi-Cho. Tokyo. By appearances the 2nd edition with 1887 colophon and the 2nd format with larger and improved woodblock images. Small size 4 x 6 inches in crepe paper, bound with stabbed silk cord sewn thread. Front cover toned and soil darkened with illustration and title lettering dimmed and dulled. There are shallow/moderate sized chips torn from the lower front corner of the final 5 leaves - with some loss of a l... View more info

The Development of Printers' Mechanical Typesetting Methods, 1822-1925

By: Huss, Richard E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, Univ of Virginia Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16083

ISBN: 081390336X

Condition: Near Fine


Photographs, diagrams and facsimile engravings; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 307 pages; [SIGNED] 1973 Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Larger, square format HC in publisher's slate gray cloth with title lettering in gitl to cover and spine. Issued without dust jacket. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpage "to my 'old' compositor friend... 'in the days that wuz...' " Solid clean copy with just trace shelf evidence at ... View more info

The Development of Printers' Mechanical Typesetting Methods, 1822-1925

By: Huss, Richard E.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Charlottesville & Williamsburg, University of Virginia Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36080

ISBN: 081390336x

Condition: Good+


B&W Photographs & reproductions of engravings; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; 308 pages; Larger square format HC in original olive green cloth with titles in gilt, somewhat dulled to cover and spine. Soundly bound and clean with no marks. Cloth slightly nicked at spine ends; title lettering a bit dulled. Lacking dust wrapper; otherwise solid and clean. Illustrated throughout with photographs and reproductions of period engravings. G++ to VG- ... Oversize book may req... View more info

Abraham Lincoln; An Appreciation

By: Johnson, Everett C

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Newark DE, Craftsmen At the Shop of Kells: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31474

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 18 pages; String stitched in heavy card stock covers. Letterpress printed on double leaves; cover lettered in black with embossed profile portrait of Lincoln. Contents clean and bright; covers lightly toned with a touch of shelf soiling. A 2 inch irregular but closed edge tear from the top edge of the front cover has been archivally mended with Japanese tissue paper tape. Sound clean copy; uncommon. G++ to VG- View more info