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Image for Jessie Wilcox Smith Childhood's Great Illustrator; A Resume of Her Work 1863-1935 (1977)

Jessie Wilcox Smith Childhood's Great Illustrator; A Resume of Her Work 1863-1935 (1977)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Watkins Glen, New York, Century House Inc.: 1977

Seller ID: 0083

Condition: Very good


This is a surprisingly hard-to-find little booklet printed entirely in shades of blue, including illustrations by the subject. The booklet measures 6"x9" and is clean as a whistle inside and out. Flat crease to lower front corner is the only fault. Nice edition to any Jessie Wilcox Smith Wilcox collection, as it offers biographical and other material, including a bibliography and the Good Housekeeping covers. View more info

Image for The Folger Shakespeare Library Ephemera  (7 pieces)

The Folger Shakespeare Library Ephemera (7 pieces)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washignton D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library: 1968

Seller ID: 0195

Condition: Very good


What a nice collection this is in clean, attractive condition. Includes an 18 page booklet entitled "The Folger Shakespeare Library; A Research Institution Dedicated to the Advancement of Literary and Historical Scholarship"; a two-sided brochure with black and white photographs and text covering the model of the Globe Playhouse at the library; a blue folder containing 20 prints (5-1/4"x7-1/2") drawn in black and white entitled "The Folger Shakespeare Library Prints"; an unused mailer from which cascades 10 images; and two unused color postcards and one unused black and white postcard. All pur... View more info

Image for Bessie Pease Gutmann Published Works Catalog 1986

Bessie Pease Gutmann Published Works Catalog 1986

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ocean Township, New Jersey, Park Avenue Publishers: 1986

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: 0212

Condition: Fine


Collectors of Bessie Pease Gutmann will find this clean, attractive catalogue (no names or writing) very helpful for identifying her work and where it appeared. This includes her entire ouvre -- published prints, illustrated books, post cards, magazine illustrations, commercial (advertising) art, Christmas cards, and the "Gutmann Colonials." There's also biographical info, a collectors' checklist and more. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 74 pages including eleven illustrations in black and white. View more info

Image for Stories To Tell; A List of Stories With Annotations 1965

Stories To Tell; A List of Stories With Annotations 1965

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Enoch Pratt Free Library: 1965

Edition: Fifth edition

Seller ID: 0348

Condition: Very Good


Except for a small bit on toning around the edges of the white cover, this book is crisp and clean with no spine crease. If you're a performance storyteller, or just want to entertain the kids, this little booklet is very handy, as it has isolated stories that work well when told as well as read. Categories include the following kinds of stories: animal; Bible; Christmas; Easter; Fun and Nonsense; Ghost and Witch; Giant, Demon and Devil; Hero and Indian; Magic and Enchantment; Princess; Seasonal and Thanksgiving. Each selection states title, author, date, publisher or anthology and a short syn... View more info

Image for Beyond the Mississippi; An Exhibition of Western Books Honoring James Shearer II, the Donor 1967 (Clements Library University of Michigan)

Beyond the Mississippi; An Exhibition of Western Books Honoring James Shearer II, the Donor 1967 (Clements Library University of Michigan)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clements Library University of Michigan: 1967

Seller ID: 0458

Condition: Fine


Crisp, clean beautiful booklet which serves as both an honor to James Shearer II who donated the books to the university library and a catalog of the books which had been placed on exhibition. Each is given ample space and accompanied by notes prepared by Albert T. Klyberg. Thirty-two volumes and 25 high quality cream colored pages. Measures 6"x9-1/4" Fine augmentation to a collection of books on Western Americana. View more info

Image for International Studio Magazine November, 1924

International Studio Magazine November, 1924

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, International Studio Inc.: 1924

Edition: Volume LXXX, No.330

Seller ID: 0518

Condition: Good


This was, and is, a sumptuous magazine and an issue which would appeal to both art lovers and book collectors, as a considerable number of pages are devoted to the art of the book. The magazine is clean and tightly bound with pristine pages. Faults are exterior and include some light foxing to upper front corner near spine and a crease at lower corner, both on front cover, plus a small bit of sunning to back cover. Articles cover Egyptian bookbinding of the 9th and 10th centuries, the art of book covers, printing fine books, the art of French prints, the last great historic French furniture ... View more info

Image for Jasper Johns Process and Printmaking 1998 (Very cool thing on back!)

Jasper Johns Process and Printmaking 1998 (Very cool thing on back!)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1996

Seller ID: 0573

Condition: Very Good


I like this little booklet very much, but was thrilled when I got it home and saw the back cover which contains a lengthy note from the previous owner. I love how she/he read Jasper Johns and came away with ideas for creating original art too. The note reads, "Maybe 14"x21. Start a book a la Jasper Johns -- in place of a journal. Draw, paint what I feel as a means of getting myself back again -- call it reclamation. Consult Julia re size of paper for binding later. Keep it very SIMPLE -- use symbols! Get down inside deep. Could use scanner, copier, computer etc. -- collage!" How fabulous that ... View more info

Image for The American Book Collector Magazine June, 1932 (Edgar Alan Poe)

The American Book Collector Magazine June, 1932 (Edgar Alan Poe)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Metuchen, New Jersey, American Book Collector Publishers: 1932

Edition: Vol. 1 No. 6

Seller ID: 0618

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean magazine with only some small tears to the yapped edges. The interior is very clean too with just one page showing browning in two spots. Many ads for booksellers of the day. Articles include "A Consensus of First Editions and Source Materials By Or Relating To Edgar Alan Poe in American Public and Private Collections"; "No Second Printing Can Be A First Edition"; "A Rare Shelley Pamphlet" (written by a name bookseller of the day, Arthur Swann); and "A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets by Douglas C. McMurtrie on Typography and The History of Printing" as well as many mall fea... View more info

Image for Linotype Maintenance Manual Including the Big Scheme of Simple Operation 1951

Linotype Maintenance Manual Including the Big Scheme of Simple Operation 1951

By: N/A

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Brooklyn, New York, Linotype: 1951

Edition: Fourth printing

Seller ID: 0918

Condition: Very Good


Very nice clean manual printed on coated paper and beautifully illustrated with technical drawings, but most especially, with big, saturated photographs in black and white. Topics cover the story of linotype, the care and maintenance of matrices, lubrication and check-ups, assembling, casting, distribution, driving, adjustments, and more. Measures 5-3/4"x8-1/2" with 171 pages. Former owner's name written neatly at top of first page, otherwise no markings. View more info

Image for Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)

Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Literary Guild of America Inc.: 1930

Edition: Volume 4, number 8

Seller ID: 1017

Condition: Fine


If you collect books about books this little item is a gem. It's the magazine sent to members of the Literary Guild every month. It's bright and clean as a whistle and even includes an advertising leaflet about the Jr. Guild for kids 6 to 16. The lead article is about the book of the month, The Outlaw Years, and its author, Robert Coates, a man who once boxed with Ernest Hemingway. There's an article about him and one about the book, a couple things written by him and reviews of current books, one of which was Dorothy Parker's Laments For the Living. The magazine is small at 5"x7-1/2" and has... View more info

Image for Toulouse-Lautrec Book Covers and Brochures (1972)

Toulouse-Lautrec Book Covers and Brochures (1972)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard College Library: 1972

Seller ID: 1407

Condition: Very good


Touluse-Laetrec brings to mind paintings of the Paris scene -- fine art as opposed to graphic art -- and yet here is a catalog published by the Harvard College Library showcasing 24 examples of the artist's commercial art. 23 pages of text and 24 pages of art in black and white. Catalog measures 5-1/2"x7-1/2" and is very clean with no names or writing. Only fault is a small loss of white paper to bottom of spine which is barely noticeable and does not impinge on the integrity of the binding. View more info

Image for The Scholar Printers Exhibition Catalog 1964

The Scholar Printers Exhibition Catalog 1964

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, University of Chicago Press: 1964

Seller ID: 1428

Condition: Very good


Very nice clean exhibition catalog devoted to printing, a very popular interest in a time of fine presses and the book arts. It is very clean and nice save that superficial scratch you see in the photo. The catalog measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 59 pages showcasing 68 printed items. The SCHOLAR PRINTERS actually consists of TWO exhibitions, both at the Newberry Library in honor of the Association of American University Presses on the occasion of their visit to Chicago on May 31, 1964. Exhibition I is entitled Printers, Publishers and Scholars Mainly From the John M. Wing Foundation on the H... View more info

Image for Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)

Serial Publications; Essential Parts of the 19th Century Imagination (Robert H. Jackson Collection 1996)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Grolier Club: 1996

Seller ID: 1446

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new booklet with very handsome card laid-in which says, "With Compliments, Robert H. Jackson. Measures 6"x9" and has 42 pages. The Grolier Society, which published it, is an organization of book collectors, so this exhibit is all about books, specifically books which first were published in magazines in installments. This was a popular occurrence -- Louisa May Alcott did it, Dickens did it, and do did many others. The excitement of it was the wait and the fact that the author had not yet written the entire thing yet. An essay discusses this at the front of the booklet followed by com... View more info

Image for The Booklovers Magazine October, 1903

The Booklovers Magazine October, 1903

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Library Publishing Company: 1903

Edition: Volume II, No. 4

Seller ID: 1457

Condition: Good-plus


I love this magazine, but I have only ever had a few of them, which is odd because it was quite popular in its day. There are great ads throughout and it's always fun to see old books we know be new again. But the articles are the thing -- they're diverse and wonderful in each issue. This issue has a story by Edgar Allan Poe titled "William Wilson." Articles focus on on women and work with an article about women's colleges and their female executives, plus a story about women telehone operators, a job created by new technology. Another article is about the split personality and literature and ... View more info

Image for The Booklovers Magazine May, 1903 (Jane Austen, charlotte Bronte, George Sands)

The Booklovers Magazine May, 1903 (Jane Austen, charlotte Bronte, George Sands)

By: N/A

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The Library Publishing Company: 1903

Seller ID: 1458

Condition: Very good


In its day this was a very popular magazine. It's still popular with me, but I never seem to find many issues. This one covers the department stores of the day, a travel piece on taking a European vacation, replete with lots of full color illustrations and, --the best of all -- a long article about women novelists, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte and George Sands. All of them have stood the test of time and Jane is practically a rock star!The ads in this magazine are even fun to read, and not all of them are about books. There's wonderful ads about player pianos and phonographs --technology galo... View more info

Image for Collector's Choice (Clements Library University of Michigan 1967)

Collector's Choice (Clements Library University of Michigan 1967)

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan, Clements Library, Universityy of Michigan: 1967

Seller ID: 1668

Condition: Fine condition


This is very much a bibliophile's booklet, so if you are a collector of books about books this one's for you! It's amazingly clean and nice and has 15 dense pages. The booklet is a guide to an exhibition of selected items from private collections formed by "certain members" of the Clement Library Associates. Collections hailed from Michigan, Ohio, Chicago, Connecticut, Seattle, and New York. Only one collector was a woman. Their topics covered Mackinac Island, American Indians, the Great Lakes, the far Northwest, medicine, the American Revolution, the Civil War, Winston Churchill, Lake Super... View more info

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Six Children's Books of the 1850's (Facsimile Reprints)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Scotia, New York, Americana Review: Unknown (pre-zip code)

Edition: Reprints

Seller ID: 1723

Condition: Fine in Good-plus folder


This is a charming ephemeral item consisting of six small booklets inside a folder with two interior pockets. The folder shows some light spotting to top left corner, but is otherwise clean and functioning. The booklets are absolutely pristine and crisp. Titles are Old Mother Mitten, The Picture Book, The Funny Book, The Two Sisters, The Adventures of Mr. Tom Plump and Story of the Little Drummer. If you collect children's books, or books about books this one's a gem. Each small booklet measures 4-1/4" x 6-1/2". The folder measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". View more info

Image for Your New Westclox Alarm (Miniature Advertising Book 1930's))

Your New Westclox Alarm (Miniature Advertising Book 1930's))

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: La Salle, Illinois, Western Clock Company: 1920's - 1930's

Seller ID: 1782

Condition: Fine condition


Attention miniature book collectors! Though this isn't really a book it became one when Westclox turned their advertising message into a story. The odds of finding one of these are probably poor to none because it measures a tiny 2-1/4" x 3-1/4". Oddly there's no date, but given the picture of the stove -- yes, the little book is illustrated -- appears to be from the late 20's or the 30's. Westclox made alarm clocks in 1909, so they were nothing new. But you'd never know that by reading the little book about all the many things a Westclox alarm clock can help you with through the day. The book... View more info

Image for Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 1966 Moving the Library Company. Shirley Jackson Chronology)

Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 1966 Moving the Library Company. Shirley Jackson Chronology)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York City, Bibliographical Society of America: Second Quarter, 1966

Edition: Volume Sixty

Seller ID: 1810

Condition: Near fine condition


Very handsome journal of interest to book lovers with extra ephemera laid-in. There's lots to read here, but I think the hands-down most interesting article is the one about moving The Library Company of Philadelphia, a 235 year-old establishment which contained 235,000 volumes! How they did it is fascinating and there are wonderful photos (see pictures). Some of the other stories of note are The Identification of Type Faces in Bibliographical Description and Shirley Jackson: A Chronology and Supplementary Checklist. Inside the front cover you will find a leaflet about the Society's Autumn Mee... View more info

Image for Beatrix Potter Studies II (1986)

Beatrix Potter Studies II (1986)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: England, The Beatrix Potter Society: 1986

Seller ID: 2001

Condition: Very Good condition


What a surprise find this morning! Nine years ago I bought several full years of the newsletters of the Beatrix Potter Society and four booklets like this one filled with papers presented at the Society's Beatrix Potter Lake District Study Conference. All of it is long gone, but somehow this little straggler landed with a bunch of unrelated items. The booklet's articles re these: Lake District Natural History and Beatrix Potter; The Beatrix Potter Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia; Collecting Beatrix Potter; Beatrix Potter Piracies and Sequels; and Bertram Potter and the Scottish... View more info