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An Extract from The Enemies of Books

By: Blades, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Skokie, Illinois, Black Cat Press: 1981

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00227

Condition: Fine

Miniature hardcover in brown leather with gilt titles and illustration, 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 inches, 36 pages, red and black illustrations by Paul Hazelrigg throughout, decorative endpapers, tiny silver Lilliput bookseller's label on rear paste-down, no notable flaws. 249 copies printed by offset lithography on Srathmore Pastelle at Schori Press, bound in Los Angeles by Bela Blau; design, typography, and production by Norman W. Forgue. An excerpt taken from an essay by 19th century book collector William Blades on what is likely to destroy books and how to preserve them. View more info

A History of Book Illustration: The Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

By: Bland, David

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, University of California: 1974

Seller ID: 001226

ISBN: 0520013794

Condition: Very Good

Bound in full red cloth with gilt decoration on front board and black title block on spine, 4to, 459 pages, profusely illustrated in black and white and with numerous color illustrations tipped in; boards show mild wear at extremities, library bookplate tipped into front free endpaper, dust jacket edge worn with closed tear at head of rear joint, now in protective mylar cover. From the beginnings in roll and codex to the end of the twentieth century, a remarkable comprehensive history of book illustration. Due to size and weight of this book, extra shipping charges may apply. View more info

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The Works of M.P. Shiel

By: Morse, A. Reynolds

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Fantasy Publishing Co., Inc.: 1948

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00700

Condition: Very Good

Teal cloth with gilt titles on spine, 8vo, 170 pages, limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is marked number 1A; dust jacket appears to be married as it is a half inch taller than the book itself, it is edge worn, with chips to head and tail of spine, now protected in a mylar cover. A comprehensive bibliography of the works of M.P. Shiel. Morse writes that his bibliography is, "a key to unknown worlds, where excitement, romance, fantasy and realism are blended into adventurous reading. View more info

Letters of Thomas J. Wise to John Henry Wrenn: A Further Inquiry into the Guilt of Certain Nineteenth-Century Forgers

By: Ratchford, Fannie

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf/Borzoi: 1944

Seller ID: CS00830

Condition: Very Good

First edition, black cloth with gilt titles and decorations, 8vo, 591 pages plus index; A clean, square copy; price clipped dust jacket has a few small closed tears to extremities, spine dust soiled, now protected in mylar cover. Fannie E. Ratchford, Librarian of the Rare Books Collections of the University of Texas, after years of research, has now edited the letters of Wise to his American friend Wrenn, proving further forgeries and involving the guilt H. Buxton Forman and Sir Edmund Gosse, distinguished men of letters. View more info

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By: Sandford, Christopher

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press:

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00834

Condition: Very Good

Limited edition, yellow and burgundy decorated boards backed in leather with gilt titles and two raised bands, 4to, 112 pages, illustrated with art from the books of The Golden Cockerel Press, signed by author on dedication page; light toning to edges of pages, bookseller's stamp on rear paste down. A bibliography of The Golden Cockerel Press. Limited edition of 250 signed and numbered copies on all-rap mould-made paper and bound in 1/4 morocco, of which this is no. 135. 0 View more info

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Books and Bipeds

By: Starrett, Vincent

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Argus Books, Inc.: 1947

Seller ID: CS00734

Condition: Very Good

First edition, red cloth boards with paper title paste down on spine, 8vo, 268 pages; previous owner's bookplate on front paste down; price clipped dust jacket shows a bit of edge wear, interior of bottom and top edge reinforced with tape, now protected in mylar. A treasure for any bibliophile biped, this first edition copy comes in a wonderful dust jacket designed in the art deco style with a Rockwell Kent bookplate inside. View more info

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How to Build a Poor Man's Morgan Library

By: Strouse, Norman H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Syracuse, New York, Syracuse University Library Associates: 1966

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: CS00413

Condition: Very Good

Staple bound booklet, teal leatherette wraps with art nouveau gilt design, 8vo, 23 pages, wood engraving by John DePol; edges of wraps show very light signs of wear, otherwise a crisp, clean copy. A beautiful slim volume on how to successfully build View more info

Methods of Book Design

By: Williamson, Hugh

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1956

Seller ID: CS00828

Condition: Very Good

Red cloth with gilt titles on spine, 8vo, 430 pages, illustrated; bookplate removed on front paste down, foxing to edges of text block and endpapers. A handsome book on the practice of an industrial craft. View more info