San Diego, CA: University Library, U. of California, San Diego, 1974-1983. Tall 8vo. 3 volumes: xv, 333; xviii, (2), 337-627; x, (2), 629-766 pp. Illustrated, plates, endpaper maps; errata slip laid into volume two. Original gilt-stamped light blue cloth. Very good. First edition. The first volume includes items in the...
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Alexandria, VA: CAPI Publications, (c2000). First ed. 4to. 37 pp. Line drawings, diagrams. "An alert steward can prevent [degradation] by housing objects in archival materials, exhibiting them prudently, storing them carefully, and monitoring them periodically." Very good. Comb-bound tan wrappers. (#7731).
Ann Arbor, (MI): U. of Michigan Press, 1941. 4to. 45 pp. 37 plates (title page facsimiles). Burgundy cloth, gilt title on spine, printed dust jacket (some soiling and fading). Very good copy. First edition. Inscribed by Karpinski in 1942. The books, 372 titles, were published 1493-1800; 121 title pages are illustrated.
Newtown, (PA): Bird & Bull Press, 1992. First edition, 1/185 copies (this #179). 8vo. 153 pp. Illustrated from old ephemera, tipped in plates through text, 46 plates at rear. Title page printed in red and black, chapter headings printed in red. Broadside prospectus for the book, printed in red and...
London: Peter Owen, (1969). First edition. 4to. 368 pp. Illustrated, plates, some in color. Very good. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, decorated dust jacket. (#5243).
Morristown, NJ: (Printed by the Anthoensen Press, Portland, Maine), 1952. 8vo. 97 pp. Illustrated. Printed blue wrappers (faded to brown at the edges and along the spine). First edition, 1/325 copies.
Morristown, NJ: (Privately printed for the collector at the Anthoensen Press), 1952. First edition, 1/325 copies. Tall 8vo. xix, 97 pp. Illustrated with title page facsimiles, plates. Introduction: "Contemporary accounts of voyages to America and the beginnings of settlement, whether along the Atlantic Seaboard, the Spanish Southwest, or the Pacific...
[Mobile, AL: nd] (1853). Printed circular on blue paper. Single sheet, folded to 10 x 8 in., (4) pp. One page of printed text, two internal pages containing a manuscript address and partial postmark, and a brief manuscript note from Strickland to the addressees, G. & C. Merriam of Springfield...
London: Bibliographical Society, 1926. First edition, Bibliographical Society Illustrated Monographs No. XX. 4to. 63 pp. Twelve plates. Describes 48 editions and variants, in various languages, published 1482-1594, and another 38 published during the same period that are partly devoted to Euclid. Very good. Original tan buckram-backed printed boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. (9746).
New Orleans, LA: The commission, 1904. First edition. 8vo. 64 pp. Thompson 1747. Drawing on rear wrappers, pencil values beside some titles, a good serviceable copy. Original printed gray wrappers (rubbed, spine shows some wear), stapled. (#5407).
Minneapolis, MN: Publication Service, (1953). First edition, a reproduced typescript. Small 4to (8 1/2 x 7 inches). (32) pp.; includes a two-page foreword by the author, signed by him on the title page. Siegel, pp. 183- 184: "Thompson's publication remained the most nearly complete of its day and was used...
Chapel Hill, (NC): UNC Press, 1958. First edition. 8vo. viii, 597 pp. 15,519 items are briefly described here (author, title, publication information, pagination). Blue cloth, gilt spine title, publisher's plain brown dust jacket. Fine bright copy, virtually as new. (3594).
London: Printed for private distribution; Printed by Richard Clay & Sons, Limited, Bread Street Hill, September 1889. 8vo. 19 pp. Printed blue boards, spine chipped, printed black type on front board. Limited edition of 25 copies. Published for Thomas Wise. Partington states that there where 28 copies.
San Francisco: John Howell -- Books, 1982. Thick 4to. 745 pp. Illustrated with title page reproductions. Rust cloth, gilt title on spine. Fine. Fourth edition. The standard bibliography for travel in the American West and especially valuable for its descriptions of all the publications relating to the Lewis & Clark expedition.
New York: The compiler, 1906. First edition, 1/110 copies signed by the compiler. 8vo. 31 pp. Fine, completely unopened copy. Original gray boards, printed paper label on the upper board. (#8101).
Newark, DE: Privately printed [for] the author, 1950. First edition, 1/200 copies.. Small 4to. 235 pp. Illustrated, plates, title-page facsimiles. Inscribed by the author on the half-title. Bound by the author in black half-morocco and cloth, gilt title and angling devices between raised bands on the spine. Attractive copy.
New Haven & London. Yale Univ. Pr., 1969. 1st ed. 4to.; 215pp. Very good in dustjacket.
London: Printed at the Curwen Press, and published by the First Edition Club, 1929. 8vo. 126 pp. Printed in red and black. Original patterned cloth. Very good. First edition, 1/750 copies.
Baltimore, (MD): Typothetae of Baltimore, 1922. First edition, 1/500 copies. 4to. xiv, (2), 275 pp. Illustrated from facsimile title pages, plates. Some browning of endpapers from binder's glue, but a fine copy otherwise. Later quarter-calf and marbled boards, gilt titles and rules between raised band on spine, by "Knowlton 1969". (9280).
NY: The Grolier Club, 1931. Tall 8vo. 272 pp. Illustrated; plates. Original quarter-cloth and marbled boards, gilt spine title; spine ends rubbed, else very good. First edition, 1/300 copies. The author here proposed a "reconstruction of the physical aspect of the printer's establishment [and] the general conditions under which it...
Pasadena, CA: Trail's End Publishing Co., (c1948). 8vo. 218, (1) pp. Illustrated, plates, title page facsimiles. Burgundy cloth, gilt spine title. Very good copy. First edition, 1/500 copies. Descriptive bibliography of books illustrated by Russell.