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  • THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    THE FAITH OF A WRITER: Life, Craft, Art.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses - among other things - the importance of reading for a writer, her childhood inspirations, and how she learned the craft of writing. 158 pp. Review copy with publisher's letter laid in. ISBN: 0-06-0565535.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75607
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  • THE EDGE OF IMPOSSIBILITY: Tragic Forms in Literature. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    THE EDGE OF IMPOSSIBILITY: Tragic Forms in Literature.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of essays which examine the works of such writers as Shakespeare, Chekhov, Melville, Dostoevski, Thomas Mann, etc. Notes, 259 pp. ISBN: 0-814906753.

    Condition: Very good in a fair only dust jacket (bookplate, significant rubbing and some edgewear to the dj) .

    Book ID: 75608
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  • IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman. by Orcutt, William Dana (1870 - 1953)
    Orcutt, William Dana (1870 - 1953)
    IN QUEST OF THE PERFECT BOOK: Reminiscences and Reflections of a Bookman.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1926. Hardcover first edition - Includes chapters on printing, typography, illustrations and much more - illustrated with a full color frontispiece with a captioned tissue guard and many plates throughout the book, Orcutt, who designed the type face 'humanistic' was the manager of University Press in Cambridge and Plimpton Press in Norwood and he has been credited with advancing printing as an art form. Top edge gilt. List of illustrations. Index. 316 pp plus colophon.

    Condition: Very good in brown cloth with gilt stamping (rubbing to lettering on spine, previous owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65038
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  • THE LIBRARY BOOK. by Orlean, Susan.
    Orlean, Susan.
    THE LIBRARY BOOK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2018). First edition - An investigation of the most devastating library fire in US history - that of 29 April 1986 at the Los Angeles Public Library, which destroying more than 400,000 books, and which is still unsolved. Orlean uses this event as "a lens through which to tell the story of all libraries - their history, their meaning and their uncertain future as they adapt and redefine themselves in a digital world." 310 pp.

    Condition: Fine in red illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75299
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  • CARGOES FOR CRUSOES by Overton, Grant
    Overton, Grant
    CARGOES FOR CRUSOES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: D. Appleton & Co. , George H. Doran & Little Brown, (1924.). Hardcover first edition - Includes a lot of information on authors now almost forgotten - but perhaps worth a bit of a look, for nostalgia's sake - among them Melville Davisson Post, Jeffrey Farnol (of Beau Geste fame), E.V. Lucas, the espionage novels of E. Phillips Oppenheim, Frank L. Packard, Emerson Hough, Michael Arlen, Aldous Huxley, Mary Johnston and more. Illustrated with nine photographic plates. Includes brief listings of each author's books, an index of prices, and a general index, x, 416 pp.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with pasted on labels on front and spine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 55954
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  • CARGOES FOR CRUSOES by Overton, Grant
    Overton, Grant
    CARGOES FOR CRUSOES

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: D. Appleton & Co. , George H. Doran & Little Brown, (1924.). Hardcover first edition - Includes a lot of information on authors now almost forgotten - but perhaps worth a bit of a look, for nostalgia's sake - among them Melville Davisson Post, Jeffrey Farnol (of Beau Geste fame), E.V. Lucas, the espionage novels of E. Phillips Oppenheim, Frank L. Packard, Emerson Hough, Michael Arlen, Aldous Huxley, Mary Johnston and more. Illustrated with nine photographic plates. Includes brief listings of each author's books, an index of prices, and a general index, x, 416 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth with pasted on labels on front and spine (usual toning to the pages, bookplate, several stamps, some chipping to spine label.)

    Book ID: 84088
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  • TELLING LIVES: The Biographer's Art. by Pachter, Mark, editor.
    Pachter, Mark, editor.
    TELLING LIVES: The Biographer's Art.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: New Republic Books, (1979). First edition - Essays on the art of writing biography by seven award-winning biographers - Leon Edel, Justin Kaplin, Alfred Kazin, Doris Kearns [Goodwin], Theodore Rosengarten, Barbara Tuchman, and Geoffrey Wolff. Notes on contributors. 157 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy black wrappers.

    Book ID: 61048
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  • THE PULPWOOD QUEENS' TIARA-WEARING, BOOK-SHARING GUIDE TO LIFE by Patrick, Kathy L.
    Patrick, Kathy L.
    THE PULPWOOD QUEENS' TIARA-WEARING, BOOK-SHARING GUIDE TO LIFE

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). First edition - The author's first book - "When licensed cosmetologist turned publisher's rep Kathy Patrick lost her job due to industry cutbacks, she wasn't deterred. One year later, she opened Beauty and the Book, the world's only combination beauty salon/bookstore. Soon after, she founded The Pulpwood Queens of East Texas -- a reading group that dared to ask the question, Does a book club have to be snobby to be serious?" Cover praise from Pat Conroy and John Berendt, among others. Includes resources, recipes, a list of the book club selections. 334 pp. ISBN: 0-446695424.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86089
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  • Pearlman, Mickey
    WHAT TO READ

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    New York: HarperCollins, 1994. First edition - Aimed primarily at reading groups, this is still an interesting book to browse. Included are 33 annotated book lists with titles like "The butler did it? Unlikely" and "War is hell," "From Asian shores," and so on. Several authors also suggest their "dream lists." Includes author and title indices.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 6418
    Keywords: Books about books
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  • A PLACE THAT'S KNOWN. by Pearson, Michael,
    Pearson, Michael,
    A PLACE THAT'S KNOWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second book of literary odysseys - from his childhood in the Bronx, to Flannery O'Connor's Georgia, interviews with John McPhee in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey and with Tony Hillerman in the Southwest, and to the Britain of Shakespeare, Yeats and Joyce. Small format. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87805-6726.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51801
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  • ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK 1455-1955; Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries from the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. by Pierpont Morgan Library. Essay by Joseph Blumenthal.
    Pierpont Morgan Library. Essay by Joseph Blumenthal.
    ART OF THE PRINTED BOOK 1455-1955; Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries from the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Boston: The Pierpont Morgan Library / David R. Godine (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in connection with an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library from September 11 to December 2, 1973. As noted on the dust jacket "It includes descriptions of the lives of the great printers, Gutenberg, De Toumes, Baskerville, Aldus, and presents the historical backgrounds against which their work was done. . . It is, in one sense, a personal selection, dependent on Mr. Blumenthal's exacting aesthetic standards and, in another, a testament to the discrimination and collections of that preeminent repository of typography - The Pierpont Morgan Library. The 112 books selected and reproduced, from the Gutenberg Bible to the…

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    New York & Boston: The Pierpont Morgan Library / David R. Godine (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - Published in connection with an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library from September 11 to December 2, 1973. As noted on the dust jacket "It includes descriptions of the lives of the great printers, Gutenberg, De Toumes, Baskerville, Aldus, and presents the historical backgrounds against which their work was done. . . It is, in one sense, a personal selection, dependent on Mr. Blumenthal's exacting aesthetic standards and, in another, a testament to the discrimination and collections of that preeminent repository of typography - The Pierpont Morgan Library. The 112 books selected and reproduced, from the Gutenberg Bible to the twentieth-century works of Mardersteig, Rogers, Gill, Updike, and Meynell, are among the finest copies known." 125 full page black and white illustrations, including one folding plate. Bibliography, index. xiv, 192 pp plus colophon. ISBN: 0-879230827.

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    Condition: Ex-library but overall tight and clean in brown boards with a black cloth spine, gilt titling and decoration in a very good dust jacket (some wear to the top edge, chipping at top of spine, inconspicuous label)

    Book ID: 88370
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  • Price, Reynolds.
    LEARNING A TRADE: A Craftsman's Notebooks, 1955-1997.

    Edition: First printing.

    Durham & London: Duke University Press, 1998. dj. Hardcover first edition - For more than fifty years, Price, winner of the William Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and many others, kept a journal of his writing life, and publication of this journal provides a revealing window into his creative process and craftsman's sensibilities. List of the names that appear, notes, 603 pp. ISBN: 0-822321122.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 38056
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  • THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti. by Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    Rossetti, William Michaell; introduction by Angela Thirlwell.
    THE PRE-RAPHAELITES & THEIR WORLD: A Personal View From 'Some Reminiscences' and other writings of William Michael Rossetti.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    London: The Folio Society, 1995. Hardcover first edition - A beautifully produced book illustrated throughout with reproductions of paintings and photographs in both full color and black and white. Includes an introduction and epilogue by Angela Thirlwell. List of illustrations, sources, index. xvii, 234 pp. Purple cloth binding with an ornate cover design by David Eccles.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine slipcase.

    Book ID: 45967
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  • A YEAR OF READING PROUST: A Memoir in Real Time. by Rose, Phyllis.
    Rose, Phyllis.
    A YEAR OF READING PROUST: A Memoir in Real Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In this very original and entertaining book, Rose describes how reading Proust freed her to write her own memoir - a memoir of a woman in midlife, of a writer and of a reader (each chapter is keyed to other books she read- or reread - during the year.) Long list of recommended reading at the end. 268 pp. ISBN: 0-684-839849.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76262
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  • THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB. by Schwalbe, Will
    Schwalbe, Will
    THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. dj. Hardcover first edition - "The inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a "book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn't the opposite of doing; it's the opposite of dying." Includes an appendix listing the books and authors they read. 336 pp. ISBN: 978-0307594037.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder dot.)

    Book ID: 66293
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  • MY POOR ELEPHANT: 27 MALE WRITERS AT WORK. by Shelnutt, Eve., editor. Bell, Madison Smartt, Fred Chappell, and others, contributors.
    Shelnutt, Eve., editor. Bell, Madison Smartt, Fred Chappell, and others, contributors.
    MY POOR ELEPHANT: 27 MALE WRITERS AT WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta:
    Longstreet Press, (1992) dj
    . Hardcover first edition - Writers, including Madison Smartt Bell, Fred Chappell, Jim Barnes, Reginald McKnight, Scott Russell Sanders, and many others, talk about their writing. Includes a photograph and brief bilbliography of each author. xiv. 416 pp. ISBN: 1-563520281.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 66876
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  • CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS. by Silvey, Anita, editor.
    Silvey, Anita, editor.
    CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND THEIR CREATORS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A comprehensive reference on children's books of the twentieth century, with an emphasis on the years after World War II, arranged in encyclopedia format, alphabetically by author, illustrator or topic. Includes a recommended reading list and entries from seventy-five contributors (which include such well-known names as Lloyd Alexander, Nina Bawden, Eric Carle, Paula Fox, Gary Soto and many more) on topics ranging from ABC books to young adult books. Color plates inserted and illustrated throughout with smaller black and white reproductions of book covers or illustrations. Notes on contributors, index of contributors, general index. 800 pp. ISBN: 0-395-653800.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (short tear to top of dj spine)

    Book ID: 59441
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  • LOOSE LIPS: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck. by Stephenson, Amy and Casey Childers.
    Stephenson, Amy and Casey Childers.
    LOOSE LIPS: Fanfiction Parodies of Great (and Terrible) Literature from the Smutty Stage of Shipwreck.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Here are "the most outrageous wrecks in Shipwreck's three-year history, drawn kicking and moaning from twenty-three of history's most cherished books and illustrated for your pleasure." Contributors include Seanan McGuire (who wrote the introduction as well as the first selection on The Great Gatsby), Mara Wilson, Joseph Fink, John Scalzi, Carolyn Ho, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Alexander Chee, and many others. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-1455566426.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76724
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  • THE LATE AGE OF PRINT: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control. by Striphas, Ted.
    Striphas, Ted.
    THE LATE AGE OF PRINT: Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Columbia University Press,
    (2009) dj
    . Hardcover - A book in which the author shows that "printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. . a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. . . Pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book…

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    New York: Columbia University Press,
    (2009) dj
    . Hardcover - A book in which the author shows that "printed works are still very much a part of our everyday lives. . a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. From the rise of retail superstores to Oprah's phenomenal reach, Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. . . Pop sensations like Harry Potter and the Oprah Book Club have inspired the kind of brand loyalty that could only make advertisers swoon. At the same time, advances in digital technology have presented the book industry with extraordinary threats and unique opportunities." Illustrated with photographs, extensive notes, index. xii, 242 pp. ISBN: 978-0231148146.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short tear at fold of flap)

    Book ID: 85258
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  • A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972. by Strouse, Norman H.
    Strouse, Norman H.
    A COLLECTOR'S DECABIBLON: An Address to the Annual Meeting of Gleeson Library Associates April 23, 1972.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Privately Printed, 1972. First edition - An entertaining speech in which this collector reminiscences about books, collections and booksellers, including his purchases from the 1948 auction of Mosher's own library, incunabula, booksellers like David Magee, and much more. Designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. One of 200 copies specially printed for private distribution by the author, out of a total printing of 1,000 copies. 21 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 43425
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  • (The American Institute Of Graphic Arts)
    FIFTY BOOKS OF THE YEAR 1949. 1950 EXHIBITION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The American Institute Of Graphic Arts, 1950. Hardcover first edition - The 1950 exhibition was the 28th Annual Exhibition, opening April 4, 1950 in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington. A selection of 50 of the best books of 1949 (out of ten thousand), chosen on the basis of typography, design, content, quality of manufacture and significance. Each book is illustrated with pictures of the binding, title page and one interior page. Indexes. Unpaginated, but a slim book.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with a yellow cloth spine.

    Book ID: 40817
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  • ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe. by The Pierpont Morgan Library
    The Pierpont Morgan Library
    ICELANDIC SAGAS, EDDAS, AND ART: Treasures Illustrating the Greatest Mediaeval Literary Heritage of Northern Europe.

    Edition: First printing.

    Reykjavik: 1982. First edition - A collection of scholarly essays by Jonas Kristjansson, Bjorn Bjornsson, Sigurour Lindal, Olafur Halldorsson, and Finnbogi Gudmundsson, published in conjunction with the first exhibition of Icelandic manuscripts outside that country. Illustrated with photographs of manuscript illuminations and pages of early Icelandic printed books. 84 pp

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55319
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  • Thomas, Mary Augusta (foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson.)
    AN ODYSSEY IN PRINT: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful and lavishly produced exhibition catalogue for The Grolier Club exhibition from May to August 2001 entitled "Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition " and the same exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries Gallery from May 2002 to May 2003 under the title used in this book. Includes a foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson. The exhibition (and this book) is divided into three major sections - Journeys over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind, Journeys of the Imagination - and features book about flight, travel, exploration, natural history, children's books, book arts, architecture and more, fully illustrated in black…

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    Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful and lavishly produced exhibition catalogue for The Grolier Club exhibition from May to August 2001 entitled "Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition " and the same exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries Gallery from May 2002 to May 2003 under the title used in this book. Includes a foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson. The exhibition (and this book) is divided into three major sections - Journeys over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind, Journeys of the Imagination - and features book about flight, travel, exploration, natural history, children's books, book arts, architecture and more, fully illustrated in black and white, sepia tone, and full color - sometimes with 2 or more photographs for one book. INSCRIBED on the title page by Thomas, the curator of the show, who also wrote an essay on the history of the Smithsonian Libraries for this book. Index. Large format. 179 pp. Map illustrated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. ISBN: 1-588340368.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to bottom edge of front cover of dj and at fold.)

    Book ID: 37085
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  • THE TYPOGRAPHIC SCENE. by Tracy, Walter.
    Tracy, Walter.
    THE TYPOGRAPHIC SCENE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Gordon Fraser (1988). Hardcover first edition - A look at the development and growth of the profession of typography, progress on type designs, methods, and more, including brief sections on some of the most influential mentors in the field. Illustrated with type fonts throughout. Slightly oversized format. References 94 pp plus index. Illustrated. ISBN: 0-860921123.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77870
    Keywords: Books about books
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  • [Typography] Owens, L. T.
    J. H. MASON 1875-1951: SCHOLAR-PRINTER

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and…

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    London: Frederick Muller, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - First biography and study of the work of this remarkable man who worked at the Ballantyne Press, the Doves Press with Emery Walker and Cobden Sanderson, the Cranach Press, and later collaborated with Eric Gill, Gordon Craig, and Edward Johnston. Although he was self-educated, Mason came to be considered as one of his era's greatest printers; among other achievements he developed the Imprint type, a congenial and readable face well suited for periodical printing and book composition. The author was a student of Mason in the years between the wars at what was then known as the L.C.C. Central School of Arts and Craft. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, and 12 other illustrations, including some double spread ones. Several appendices listing some of the books produced under his direction and also containing letters and speeches by Mason. Introduction by James Moran, index. A title in the Ars Typographica Series. xvi, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-584103530.

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    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in fine pale blue dust jacket (a new copy.) Slightly oversized format.

    Book ID: 31492
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  • FROM DEATH COMES A SCRIBBLER: A Tribute to the Master Edward Gorey. by Unknown Scribbler
    Unknown Scribbler
    FROM DEATH COMES A SCRIBBLER: A Tribute to the Master Edward Gorey.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sibling Press, (2002). Hardcover first edition - One woman's tribute to the art of Edward Gorey, published shortly after his death. Includes a large 6 part fold-out drawing. Bibliography. Small oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-965426513.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 77932
    Keywords: Books about books
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  • MARIHUANA: An Annotated Bibliography. by Waller, Coy W. ; Jacqueline J. Johnson, Judy Buelke and Carlton E. Turner.
    Waller, Coy W. ; Jacqueline J. Johnson, Judy Buelke and Carlton E. Turner.
    MARIHUANA: An Annotated Bibliography.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macmillan Information, 1976. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A comprehensive bibliography. Includes subject index. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by Johnson - "to Bob, with fond memories of the summers spent close to the marihuana patches on the Kentucky River. Jacqueline." 560 pp.

    Condition: Some soiling to the light yellow cloth and fraying on the corners of the boards, and wear to the ends of the spine, but overall very good - tight,sturdy, intact hinges.

    Book ID: 88668
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  • Weber, Brom.
    OUR MULTI-ETHNIC ORIGINS AND AMERICAN LITERARY STUDIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Davis: University of California Library, 1975. First edition - Chapbook No. 2. An uncommon monograph by this scholar and author who is perhaps best known for editing the letters of Hart Crane. 12 pages in stiff stapled wrappers.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19303
    Keywords: Books about books
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  • Wells, Herbert George) Haining, Peter (editor).
    THE H. G. WELLS SCRAPBOOK.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword…

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    New York: Clarkson Potter, (1979.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Subtitled "Articles, Essays, Letters, Anecdotes, Illustrations, Photographs, and Memorabilia about the Prophetic Genius of the Twentieth Century." While Wells was noted as a historian, educator, social philosopher, supporter of women's rights and much more, this is a book dedicated to documenting the life and times of Wells, the writer - the inventor - of science fiction and fantasy. Includes essays on Wells by Jorge Luis Borges and Basil Copper, critical reviews, articles on films based on Wells's fiction, three early pieces of fiction and prophecy by Wells, a parody, "The Island of Professor Menu," by James F. Sullivan, George Cruikshank drawings to Marvel comics covers, and much more. Foreword by Jack Williamson. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and reproductions of old newspapers and magazines on every page. Large format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-517-537222.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 34892
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  • THE BURNING LIBRARY: Essays. by White, Edmund.
    White, Edmund.
    THE BURNING LIBRARY: Essays.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. Hardcover first edition - Essays on such topics as the centrality of friendship in gay life, on the AIDS crisis, as well on writers like Nabokov, Isherwood, Cormac McCarthy, Truman Capote, on the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe and an appreciation of the singer, Prince, and more. Introduction by David Bergman, index. xxviii, 386 pp. ISBN: 0-679434755.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 76940
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