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Principles Of Bibliographical Description

Principles Of Bibliographical Description

by Fredson Bowers

From the text: "The craze for first impressions of first editions, and first issues of first impressions of first editions, and first states of first impressions of first editions, has occasionally resulted in speculation and bibliographical absurdity among collectors and dealers.... Any minor change made in the course of the original printing is immediately seized on as constituting an 'issue.' A trial binding used for perhaps twenty copies of salesmen's samples becomes a rare 'first issue.'"
Book Collecting 2000

Book Collecting 2000

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Books and Bidders

Books and Bidders

by A S W Rosenbach

Papermaking

Papermaking

by Dard Hunter

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding

by Alastair and De Bartha, Georges Duncan

Outwitting History

Outwitting History

by Aaron Lansky

Printing Types

Printing Types

by Daniel Berkeley Updike

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

In Quest Of the Perfect Book

by William Dana Orcutt

A Gentle Madness

A Gentle Madness

by Nicholas a Basbanes

Collected Books

Collected Books

by Allen; Ahearn, Patricia Ahearn

Basic Bookbinding

Basic Bookbinding

by A W Lewis

Us Iana

Us Iana

by Wright Howes

Used and Rare

Used and Rare

by Lawrence; Goldstone, Nancy Goldstone

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How To Read a Book

by Mortimer Jerome Adler ; Charles Lincoln Van Doren

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Dean Cornwell

by Patricia Janis; Norman Rockwell; Walt Reed Broder

Books on Books Books & Ephemera

The Printed Book In America

The Printed Book In America

by Blumenthal, Joseph

Catalogue Twelve: Wallace Stegner. The Maruice Dunbar Collection with Additions [cover title]

Catalogue Twelve: Wallace Stegner. The Maruice Dunbar Collection with Additions [cover title]

by Peterson, Diane

Diane Peterson -- Book Lady, 1992. First Edition. Pamphlet. 47 pages. 6 by 9 inches. Catalog of Dunbar's collection of Stegner books, arranged chronologically by the first date of publication. A useful reference. First edition (first printing). Small stain to bottom edge of page block and staples a bit rusted else a fine copy in illustrated stapled wrappers (paperback). Color image of Stegner and Dunbar tipped in.
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SGD 85.26
The Notebooks and Poems of 'Max Brand' (corrected typescript page proof)

The Notebooks and Poems of 'Max Brand' (corrected typescript page proof)

by (Brand, Max). (Frederick Faust). Schoolcraft, John (editor) Introduction by Robert Easton

[Dodd, Mead & Company], 1957. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 164 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, type on recto only. Pages 124 and 131 with corrections, clear-taped to blank page, inserted. First edition (first printing) of corrected proofs. A near fine copy in unlabeled brown folder bound with metal clasps.
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SGD 85.26
typed letter signed

typed letter signed

by Macauley, Robie. Peter Howard

1985. Leather. Robie Macauley (1919-1995) was editor, novelist and literary critic. He was editor of Kenyon Review and, later, fiction editor of Playboy magazine. Peter Howard owned Serendipity Books, Berkeley. Typed letter, 5.5 x 8.25 inches, on Robie Macauley letterhead, dated Aug. 20, 1985, addressed to Peter Howard, offering books and manuscripts for sale. Approximately 175 words. With typed stamped envelope with return address label.
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SGD 27.28
III. Internationale Biennale Der Papierkunst 1990: Papier Als Wissen

III. Internationale Biennale Der Papierkunst 1990: Papier Als Wissen

by Eimert, Dorothea; Leopold-Hoesch-Museum der Stadt Duren; Museumsverein Duren (Germany); Forderverein Duren-Julich-Euskirchener Papiergeschichte

Germany: Edition Braus, 1990. First Edition, first printing. Softcover. The Third International Biennal of Paper Art 1990. Published Germany: Edition Braus, 1990. 4to., 7 7/8" x 10 5/8." 196pp. plus ads. Illus b/w and color plates, profiles of artists, articles. Text in German and English. Small bump curl lower corner, else very good plus.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo.. Illus.
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SGD 61.39
Our Friend Lawton

Our Friend Lawton

by Rather, Lois

Rather Press Addenda, 1987. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 7 pages. Inscribed by the author on front cover: 'Affectionately, Lois.' First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in white printed wrappers (paperback), sewn.
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SGD 51.16
The Temple of Flora (prospectus)

The Temple of Flora (prospectus)

by Dine, Jim; Glenn Todd; Nancy Dine

Arion Press, 1984. Trade Paperback. One sheet folded, 14 x 9.5 inches when folded, with full page illustration. Prospectus from Arion Press for the Temple of Flora. Near fine copy with small crease at left front edge. Order form and Arion Press mailing envelop, addressed to Sir Joseph Gold, included.
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SGD 68.21
The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society Awarded to Don Delillo [Cover title]

The Jerusalem Prize for the Freedom of the Individual in Society Awarded to Don Delillo [Cover title]

by DeLillo, Don

The Jerusalem International Book Fair, 1999. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 20 pages. With the text of Delillo's acceptance address 'A History of the Writer Alone in a Room. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in stapled wrappers (paperback). Scarce; OCLC locates two copies.
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SGD 76.74
Ten Years of the Rather Press: A Bibliography 1968-1978

Ten Years of the Rather Press: A Bibliography 1968-1978

by Rather, Clif and Lois

The Rather Press, 1978. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 14 pages plus page of 'Printer's Progress.' Four-panel photograph tipped to bottom of Foreword page showing the Rather's at work printing. Limited to 200 copies. B/W illustrations. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in illustrated golden paper wrappers (paperback), sewn.
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SGD 42.63
A Century of Artists Books

A Century of Artists Books

by Castleman, Riva

NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1994. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Museum of Modern Art, 1994, first printing. 4to., 10" x 11 1/4", 264pp., 224 illustrations, 76 in color. Salmon cloth with blue spine titles, blue endpapers. "Celebration of the illustrative book as an art form: Illustrations include page spreads from 140 volumes, many in full color, with comments and detailed bibliographic information about each work. Includes Bibliography & Index." Fine in... Read more about this item
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SGD 115.96
Of Making Many Books

Of Making Many Books

by Roger Burlingame

New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons 1946 First edition 347 page Hardcover in dust jacket. Publishing and printing history. A very good copy with light edge wear, light dust soiling in a fair dust jacket with chips and soiling as shown. See Photosclph
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SGD 16.37
The Joe Miller of the Near East; Onsoz

The Joe Miller of the Near East; Onsoz

by Rapp, Albert and Nat Schmulowitz

Privately printed for Members of the Roxburghe Club of California. Printed by Grabhorn Press, 1960. First Edition. Trade Paperback. 38 pages. Anecdota Scowah Number 4. Celebrating the humor of Nasreddin Hojah and the Turks. Privately printed for Members of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco. Limited to 300 copies. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback).
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SGD 51.16
Typed letter signed

Typed letter signed

by Grauerholz, James

1977. Trade Paperback. Typed letter signed, 8.5 x 11 inches, on 'The City Moon' letterhead, dated 15th April, '77, addressed to Nancy Kosenka (Serendipity Books, Berkeley), about 170 words. Letter discusses Grauerholz's work with Burroughs which has kept him from City Moon correspondence, discusses sending recent ordersfrom Serendipity to be shipped and others yet pending, and the future of City Moon, 'I will be turning over most of the City Moon work to assistants at some point in the future...' James... Read more about this item
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SGD 27.28
Hesperian (3 volumes, complete run)

Hesperian (3 volumes, complete run)

by Hart, James D. and Jan Maris (editors)

(n.p), 1931. First Edition. Trade Paperback. Unpaginated. Complete run of all three issues of the literary journal: Summer 1930, Winter 1930 and Spring 1931. In illustrated light blue covers with yapped edges. With many ads from antiquarian booksellers. Contributions from Theodore Dreiser, Robert Grabhorn, Howard Putzel, Diego Rivera, Helen Hoyt and others. Illustrations in black-and-white. First editions (first printings). Very good in stapled wrappers (paperback). Yapped edges with short tears and... Read more about this item
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SGD 255.79
Cetacea: The Great Whales. (press announcement poster)

Cetacea: The Great Whales. (press announcement poster)

by Robinson, Alan James

Cheloniidae Press, 1981. First Edition. Poster. Press announcement poster, 12.75 x 9.75 inches. Wood engraving of whale fluke with text below. Signed by the author. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy.
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SGD 51.16
Contributions Towards a Bibliography of Epictetus

Contributions Towards a Bibliography of Epictetus

by Oldfather, W. A. Supplement by Marian Harman

University of Illinois Press, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover. 177 pages. First edition thus. A fine copy in a glassine wrapper. Book remains wrapped in publisher's cardboard. Never opened except to catalogue.
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SGD 51.16
Nothing Or The Bookplate

Nothing Or The Bookplate

by CRAIG, EDWARD GORDON

1925. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket . No dustwrapper. 8vo. Quarter bound in red spine w/ grey paper boards w/ red titles and black GC design to upper board - 26 tipped in beautiful examples of bookplates - Boards rubbed and marked and spine faded - Corners bumped and chipped w/ boards exposed - Edges of text block toned w/ some minor creasing - Endpapers foxed and marked w/ the remains of an ex-libris bookplate to front pastedown - Book ow/ solid, clean and tight - vii/27 pages
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SGD 164.03
Free Range

Free Range

by Breakwell, Ian

Victoria & Albert Museum. Very Good+. 1993. Paperback. Thin card wrappers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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SGD 20.72
Catalogue of Pashto Manuscirpts in the Libraries of the British Isles

Catalogue of Pashto Manuscirpts in the Libraries of the British Isles

by Blumhardt, James Fuller and D. N. MacKenzie

Trustees of the British Museum and the Commonwealth Relations Office, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. 147 pages. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in blue cloth covers with bright gilt lettering on spine. In very good dust jacket, mildly surface soiled with edge and corner wear at spine ends. Spine slightly tanned.
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SGD 51.16
Philip Larkin: A Bibliography, 1933-1994

Philip Larkin: A Bibliography, 1933-1994

by B. C. Bloomfield

British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 226 pages. Second edition, expanded. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. This second revised and enlarged edition covers all Larkin's published work to the end of 1994 - including Selected Letters and Collected Poems. The listing of critical material is much extended owing to the explosion of interest in Larkin's poetry after his death. Every section has been brought up to date and the few... Read more about this item
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SGD 20.46
Book Collecting

Book Collecting

by Ahearn, Allen

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Dark Blue and Colonial Red Board Covers with Gilt Lettering to Spine; White Endpapers; book edges are very lightly soiled; 8vo; 480 pages; book interior is clean and tight and unmarked; dustjacket is protected by a mylar wrapper and is clean and bright with no noted defects 1.99#; P3; A; 7/17/4;
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SGD 29.94
Victorian Bibliomania: The Illuminated Book in 19th-Century Britain

Victorian Bibliomania: The Illuminated Book in 19th-Century Britain

by BECKWITH, ALICE H. R. H

Providence: RISD, 1987 Catalog for the 1987 exhibition at RISD of selected examples of illuminated printed books published in 19th-century Britain. First edition. 28 cm; 83 pp.; illustrated. A very good copy or better in wrappers..
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SGD 40.93
In the Beginning: The Early Years of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club

In the Beginning: The Early Years of the Sacramento Book Collectors Club

by Ottley, Allan R

Sacramento Book Collectors Club. Printed by Amaranth Press, 1979. First Edition. Unknown. 14 pages. Limited to 400 copies. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in tan wrappers (paperback), sewn, with black lettering on front cover. Slight sunning of covers.
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SGD 20.46
Edmund Geste and His Books Reconstructing the Library of a Cambridge Don  and Elizabethan Bishop.

Edmund Geste and His Books Reconstructing the Library of a Cambridge Don and Elizabethan Bishop.

by G, Selwyn David

Bibliographical Society. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 2017. Hardback. 0948170247 . Please note that this is a heavy item and may require extra postage for international shipping.; Boards clean and glossy, gilt titling bright, corners sharp, faint scuff at side page-edge; No ownership mark, internally clean, colour photographs; Binding tight. ; 7.9 X 4.7 X 0.8 inches; 493 pages .
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SGD 33.67
The Arthur H. Clark Company: An Americana Century, 1902-2002

The Arthur H. Clark Company: An Americana Century, 1902-2002

by Clark, Robert A. and Patrick J. Brunet

Spokane, WA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 2002. 1/1000. 300pp. Octavo [24 cm] Red cloth with the title gilt stamped on the front board and backstrip. Housed in a matching slipcase. Near fine. Bibliography of this important Americana publisher. "The bibliography lists the titles in alphabetical order by main author or editor in each section. This is followed by a full recitation of the information found on the title page. A physical description of the book is given, including size, pagination, illustrations... Read more about this item
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SGD 34.11
An Essay on Typography (Penguin Modern Classics)

An Essay on Typography (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Gill, Eric

Paperback. Good.
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SGD 4.06