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. Philobiblon. Zeitschrift fur Bucherliebhaber. A Magazine for Book-Collecters. Revue des Amateurs du Livre. 3 issues, Volume 7, Numbers 8, 9, 10 from 1934

By: Various Authors

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wien, Herbert Reichner Verlag, 1934

Wraps. ALL TEXT IN GERMAN. Three issues of this magazine designed for bibliophiles and book collectors, featuring articles on early publishing and printing,, modern works, music related works, etc. Number 8 with an insert relating to Gustave Flaubert. Number 10 with an insert relating to the Brothers Grimm. All are in GOOD condition with moderate browning to the covers, mostly minor soiling and some scuffing, and bumping. Mostly moderate creasing to the wraps, a bit heav... View more info

1607-1907. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Massachusetts Exhibit of Colonial Books at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition.

By: No Author Given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Privately Printed, 1907

78 pages including index. A catalog of an exhibit of books from colonial printers, excepting the Whole Booke of Psalmes. Also included is a collection of works by early colonial writers. In GOOD condition with uneven fading and minor offsetting to the wraps. Minor soiling with some vertical creasing along the fore edge and along the spine. A few small tears along the fore edges. Interior clean and solid with the front hinge beginning to split and separate along the upper... View more info

A Catalogue of First Editions of the Works of Charles Dickens and Dickensiana from the Library of a Discriminating Collector including the famous "Coggeshall" Pickwick Papers on exhibition and Sale by E.P. Dutton and Co.

By: No author Given

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, E.P Dutton,

No date but probably early 1900's. Yellow wraps. 13 pages with a photo of the Pickwick Papers on the rear cover. Front cover has a photo of a Relic of Barnaby Rudge. As the title states, a catalog of works by and relating to Charles Dickens, offered for sale by E.P. Dutton and Co. In GOOD condition with moderate soiling/offsetting along the upper front cover and fore edge; minor soiling to the rear cover and rest of the front. Faint vertical crease present the length of ... View more info

A Catalogue of One Hundred and Fifty Choice and Valuable Books and Manuscripts. To which is prefixed an Historical Account of the Bookselling Business Carried on Continuously at this House Since 1728

By: No Author Given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Ellis (J.J. Holdsworth and G. Smith) Publishers, 1913

Printed wraps. 72 pp. plus black and white illustrated plates throughout. A bookseller catalog from the British firm Ellis (although at the time owned by J.J. Holdsworth and George Smith). With a history of the company from its establishment by the bookbinder John Brindley down to the early 1900s. The catalog features many rare books on various subjects, with many illustrations of the books or manuscripts featured. GOOD condition. Heavy browning along the hinges and spin... View more info

A Catalogue of Rare and Curious Books Including Americana. No. 115. April, 1906. Offered by George D. Smith

By: No Author Given

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George D. Smith, 1906

Printed wraps. 72 pp. A catalog of books offered from the noted American bookseller, George D. Smith, including color plate books, early printed books, etc. GOOD condition. Minor soiling, some creasing and scuffing, with light chipping and tearing along the extremities. Minor scattered soiling in the interior. View more info

A Catalogue of Rare, Curious and Valuable Old Books on sale by Alfred Russell Smith.

By: Smith, Alfred Russell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Alfred Russell Smith, Publisher, 1882

Pebbled cloth with leather binding. 528 pages. An extensive catalog from Smith, featuring many works on history, England, early printing, freemasonry, sporting, Shakespeare, etc. Consists of brief entries containing basic bibliographic material. In FAIR condition. Front cover almost detached, barely hanging on at the bottom. Leather backstrip lifting off the spine, with the cardboard spine lifting from the signatures. Minor soiling. Uneven moderate darkening and fading t... View more info

A Collection of Noteworthy Early English, French and Italian Paintings, Bronzes, Miniatures, Tapestries, Rare English XVIII Century Mezzotints, Embroideries, Porcelains, and Chippendale and French Furniture. Also a Library of Rare Books and Fine Bindings

By: No Author

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Anderson Galleries/Metropolitan Art Association, 1915

Printed gray wraps. 120 pp. With black and white reproductions of various paintings tipped in. A catalog to a 1915 auction of paintings, tapestries and rare books. With a few plates of fine bindings. Evelina Knapp, 'Mrs. Henry B. Hollins' was the wife of H.B. Hollins, an American financier, banker and railroad magnate. His Wall Street firm failed in 1913 (Wikipedia). GOOD condition. Moderate darkening and offsetting along the extremities. Dark scuffs to the rear cover. S... View more info

A Collector's Comment on his First Editions of the Works of Sir Walter Scott.

By: Van Antwerp, William C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Gelber, Lilienthal, Inc. Printed by the Grabhorn Press., 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

One of four hundred copies. Blue paper covered boards with a gray cloth spine. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the first endpaper. 156 pp. With a few title pages reproduced in facsimile. A bibliographic description of the various first edition of works by Sir Walter Scott in the collection of William Van Antwerp, documenting various points of issue, as well as provenance and special points of interest to the copies in his collection. Printed by the Grabhorn Press. ... View more info

A History of Printing in Andover, Massachusetts 1798-1931

By: Paradise, Scott H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, The Andover Press, 1931

Printed paper covered boards with leather spine and corners. Unpaginated. Black and white illustrations throughout. A history of the printing press established in Andover, Massachusetts, documenting its growth from a press for the Phillips Academy to its publishing for educational institutions throughout the United States. GOOD condition. Leather flaking and deteriorating, leaving residue when handled. Chipping and loss along the hinges and spine. Minor soiling and dark... View more info

A Literary Clinic.

By: Crothers, Samuel McChord

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1917

Wraps. 33 pp. An address by the author concerning his friend "Bagster" and his practice of biblio-therapeutics, in which he advocated the use of books and their meaning or emotional portrayals to address maladies. Originally published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly in 1916, this work is notable for its first use and coining of the term bibliotherapy, a now accepted practice used in therapy, especially for the treatment of depression. GOOD condition, slightly... View more info

A Short Description of the Firm Martinus Nijhoff. Bookseller and Publisher Established 1853

By: No Author Given

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Hague, No Publisher,

No date or publisher (Presumed Martinus Nijhoff and circa 1928, based on a laid in Christmas postcard printed by the company). Wraps. 12 pages including endpapers. With black and white photos depicting various departments and rooms of the firm Martinus Nijhoff. A brief work providing a short history of the founder, the then current proprietors and various aspects of the business, including the rare books department and their publishing division. With an illustrated postc... View more info

Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet

By: No Author

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No Place, No Publisher,

Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet. Single sheet, printed on one side only, folded into thirds. 8 by 5 inches. A piece advertising the translation and publication in English of the above mentioned work by Potet. Believed to be La Magie Devoilee ou Principes de science occulte. Jules Denis, Baron du Potet was a French occultist and homeopathic practitioner, as well as a well-known practitioner of mesme... View more info

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Advertising booklet for the newly designed Trajanus Typeface

By: Chappell, Warren

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Huxley House, Publisher,

no date, presumed mid 1900s. Small squarish booklet. 14 pages including covers. An advertisement/ specimen book for the typeface Trajanus, a medieval style font. With an introduction by the designer Warren Chappell, as well as examples of different sizes, bold imprints, etc. Warren Chappell was a noted American book and typeface designer, with Trajanus being a prominent example. He worked with John Updike on book designs, as well as with the Alfred Knopf publishers. VERY... View more info

Auction No. 139. Rare Americana Including many rare and interesting items. The second alphabet containing a fine collection of Lincolniana. Held Thursday, June 22, 1922.

By: No author given (Heartman, Charles).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Perth Amboy, NJ, Heartman Auction Company, Publisher, 1922

Printed wraps. 55 pp. With a few title pages reproduced within. A catalog for a 1922 auction held by Heartman's, featuring many items related to Abraham Lincoln, as well as a broadside announcing the dissolution of the Union, an autograph manuscript of an expense account for making treaty with Indians, etc. With a four page order form for a bibliographical checklist book on the New England Primer. Bid sheet also laid in. Charles Heartman was an American bookseller, opera... View more info

Bibles of Yore. Rare Bible Catalogue No. 18. Winter 1938-1939

By: [Rumball-Petre, Edwin A.R.]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Edwin A.R. Rumball-Petre, 1939

Original wraps with a photo of the Harrison Great Bible: 1562. 16pp. A bookseller catalogue devoted to rare and notable bibles, with bibliographical and scholarly noted provided, written by Rumball-Petre, who authored several works on bibles. In GOOD condition with moderate to heavy soiling along the spine with otherwise minor soiling to the wraps. Some rusting to the staples along the spine. General fading and a few faint creases. Interior clean and solid. View more info