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THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BOOK REPAIR AND CONSERVATION., Johnson, Arthur W.
41 Johnson, Arthur W. THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BOOK REPAIR AND CONSERVATION.
New York Thames & Hudson 1988 0500275181 / 9780500275184 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
111 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "Books and documents are of immense value to historians as records of human achievement. They are also treasured by their owners for the contents, the bindings and the beauty of the printed or written page. Yet their deterioration is inevitable and the process of aging may be accelerated by neglect and chemical changes in the materials used in their manufacture. Here is a book that, using step-by-step instruction with the aid of diagrams, provides all the information needed to combat such deterioration. Of particular interest are the techniques involving the repair and restoration of antiquarian books and the full details of up-to-date chemical treatments for the preservation of archives." Contents: Introduction; Principles of restoration; Equipment; Materials; Adhesives; Chemicals; Insects; Book construction: general information; Book furniture; Paper and vellum cleaning and repair; Repair techniques; Practical repairs; Finishing; Facsimile printing; Refurbishing; Care of a library; Glossary; Schools; Societies; Suppliers; Further reading. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownwership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, price is inked out on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD., Knox, Rawle, editor.  (Ernest Shepard.)  (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.)
42 Knox, Rawle, editor. (Ernest Shepard.) (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.) THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1979). 1979 0771045441 / 9780771045448 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ernest H. Shepard. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This volume, published to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ernest Shepard, offers the best and most characteristic of his whole range of work; it also provides a balanced appreciation of the man as artist and companion. Ernest H Shepard, 'Kipper' to his family and friends, is perhaps best known - and loved - for the children's illustrations he did for the work of A.A. Milne and for his incomparable drawings for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. His output, however, was considerable and altogether he illustrated somewhere near to a hundred books. Over a period of fifty years he also had weekly drawings in Punch magazine and these too are represented here." Contents: Preface; 1879-1897: A Victorian boyhood; 1897-1914: The making of an artist (1. Willingly to work and marriage; 2. The development of the line - by Penelope Fitzgerald); 1914-1920: Guns, mud and separation; 1920-1940: Success, tragedy and professionalism; Ernest and the Punch Table by H.F. Ellis; 1940-1955: War again - and regeneration; 1955-1976: The unfading old soldier; A master of line by Bevis Hiller; Bibliography and acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny stains on free rear endpaper, small scuff on top of text block, tiny soiling mark on bottom of text block, bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
43 Kraus, H.P. (Hans Peter) A RARE BOOK SAGA: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF H.P. KRAUS.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1978 0399120645 / 9780399120640 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
386 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Generally acknowledged to be the world's foremost rare book dealer as well as a notable bibliophile and collector, Mr. Kraus (1907-1988) has now written his long-awaited memoirs - an anecdotal and informative book of interest to everyone who loves, buys, sells or studies old and rare books and manuscripts." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small corner bump on rear board, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket id price-dlipped, had moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small edge tears and chips (old tape on inside), very light edge and spine browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING:  FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES., Kurian, George Thomas.
44 Kurian, George Thomas. THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING: FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES.
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 671187457 Hard Cover Very Good- 
386 pp, 11" H. Dark brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Founding Fathers and Their Enterprises; Today's Publishing Houses; Conglomerates; Multiple Publishing Houses; Book Trade Associations; Major Prizes, Awards, Events; Appendices: Commonly Used Publishing Abbreviations; A Glossary of Publishing Terms; Bibliography #1 - General Reference, Biographies & Memoirs; Bibliography #2 - Company Histories; Company Addresses; Index. Small corner bumps, minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 5" light scratch at top of rear board, a few small light scuff marks on front board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE UNKNOWN PAINTINGS OF KAY NIELSEN., Larkin, David, editor.  Elegy by Hildegarde Flanner.
45 Larkin, David, editor. Elegy by Hildegarde Flanner. THE UNKNOWN PAINTINGS OF KAY NIELSEN.
Toronto Peacock Press / Bantam 1977 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Kay Nielsen. 
Unpaginated, 11 1/8" H. 1 page 'Publisher's Note', 11 page 'Elegy' by the Nielsen's personal friend to whom they entrusted the unpublished paintings, followed by 42 colour reproductions (printed on one side of leaf only), alternating between complete painting and a detail from that painting. These paintings were prepared by Kay Nielsen to illustrate 'A Thousand and One Nights' but, sadly, the proposed volume was never published. Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover, tiny surface paper loss in margin of plate 35, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE WRITINGS OF BEATRIX POTTER.  INCLUDING UNPUBLISHED WORK., Linder, Leslie.
46 Linder, Leslie. A HISTORY OF THE WRITINGS OF BEATRIX POTTER. INCLUDING UNPUBLISHED WORK.
London Frederick Warne 1987 0723235627 / 9780723235620 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Beatrix Potter. 
446 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w and colour illustrations. "In this detailed and authoritative book, Leslie Linder not only tells the tale behind the 'Tales' - the history of how each book in the famous 'Peter Rabbit' series began to be written - he also reveals a wealth of Beatrix Potter's writing which is not published in any other form elsewhere. Beatrix Potter's letters are featured here too. The correspondence between Frederick Warne and their best-selling author provides a fascinating commentary on the stories she wrote, and an insight into her character. She was very particular about her writing, often revising the same story until it was to her satisfaction; several of these versions are quoted, including the privately printed edition of 'The Tailor of Gloucester'. There are unpublished 'Appley Dapply' rhymes, plays and Beatrix Potter's text for the painting books. Lesser known books, 'Sister Anne', a surprisingly gruesome tale about Bluebeard, and 'The Tale of the Faithful Dove', and two delightful versions of 'Wag-by-Wall' are discussed. She occasionally wrote articles for newspapers, and one year she even tried her hand at politics. Fourteen pictures letters are also reproduced, amongst them the 'Peter Rabbit' picture letter to Noel Moore, which started it all. This new edition of Leslie Linder's classic work has been thoroughly revised to take account of the latest information and publishing history of Beatrix Potter's writings. An important feature is the new and interesting selection of illustrations in colour and b&w, which includes several items that have never been published before." Minor soiling to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several tiny bumps on bottom edge of rear board, two page leaves with small crease at bottom corner. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, small taped edge tear with creases, light browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
47 Lomer, Gerhard R., compiler. (Stephen Leacock) STEPHEN LEACOCK: A CHECK-LIST AND INDEX OF HIS WRITINGS.
Ottawa National Library of Canada. 1954 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
153 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographic frontispiece. Contents: Preface; Sources; Arrangement; Acknowledgements; Part I. Check-list; Part II. Index; Part III. Manuscripts. Interior - very light browning to index pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft corner crease on front cover, tiny repaired tear at bottom of spine, one or two small faint liquid stains on covers. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
48 Lorenz, Lee. (William Steig). (Introduction by John Updike). THE WORLD OF WILLIAM STEIG.
New York Artisan 1998 1885183976 / 9781885183972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good William Steig 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "William Steig, the dean of 'New Yorker' cartoonists, began his career at the magazine in 1930. After achieving acclaim with his gang of street urchins, affectionately nicknamed the 'Small Fry', Steig branched out, exploring through his drawings the psychological undercurrents in relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, self and society. Beginning in the sixties, Steig demonstrated his understanding and awe of children in numerous award-winning picture books, including such classics as: 'Rotten Island' (1969), 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' (1970 Caldecott Medal), 'Dominic' (1972), 'Gorky Rises' (1980), 'Doctor De Soto' (1982 Newbery Award), and 'Shrek!' (1990). Featuring hundreds of illustrations, including a portfolio of previously unpublished pieces selected by the artists himself, (this book) celebrates the life work of an uncompromising iconoclast who has never lost sight of the power of humor." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, small bump at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge. A wonderful journey through the career of this great cartoonist/children's book illustrator. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
'WITH ALL FAULTS'., Low, David.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
49 Low, David. Introduction by Graham Greene. 'WITH ALL FAULTS'.
Tehran Amate Press 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
118 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Inscribed on half title page: 'mea culpa' David Low. B&w illustrations. The memoirs of a bookseller. Contents: List of Plates; Preface; Introduction; London Bookshops; Some London Booksellers; A London Street Market; Hodgson's Sale Room; Some Country Bookshops; Some Country Bookshops. Scottish; Some Country Bookshops. Irish; Some Country Bookshops. French; Some American Customers; Women Collectors; Collections; Erotic Literature; The Most Widely Known Bookseller of our Time; By Royal Appointment; The Printer; Emmington, Chinnor, Oxford; Where's Me? Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, light cigarette odor. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
50 Marciano, John Bemelmans. BEMELMANS: THE LIFE & ART OF MADELINE'S CREATOR.
New York Viking 1999 067088460X / 9780670884605 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Ludwig Bemelmans. 
152 pp, 10 1/2" H x 10 1/4" D. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs and reproductions of Bememelmans' work in colour and b&w. "Although Ludwig Bemelmans is best known for his Madeline books, his creative life extended far beyond the 'old house in Paris'. He was a novelist and nonfiction writer, as well as a regular contributor to 'The New Yorker', 'Vogue', 'Holiday', and 'Town & Country'. He also painted murals in the bar at the Carlyle Hotel that still bears his name. Throughout his life he was a celebrated bon vivant who experienced a rich variety of places, personalities, and professions. He even worked as a screenwriter for MGM, and planned to collaborate on a book with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Late in his life Bemelmans decided to pursue his lifelong desire to paint with oils. The stunning results of his efforts are showcased here in two painting sections - one featuring his Paris paintings, the other pictures of Manhattan and its environs from his exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York. Bemelmans' fascinating life story is told through letters, photographs, illustrations, paintings, sketches, and excerpts from both his published writings and his private journal, selected by his grandson, (the author), who has also written a running text to guide the reader through Bemelmans' own words and pictures. The narrative celebrates the high times, but also sheds light on some of the bleaker periods of Bemelemans' life and how these events influenced him and his art. The final part of the book explores his creative process while working on the Madeline sequels. This elegantly designed and lavishly illustrated book showcases Bemelmans' art and writing and illuminates the relationship between the man and his work." Light wear on bottom edge of book. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE.  2 VOLUME SET., Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by.  (Gilbert White.0
51 Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by. (Gilbert White.0 THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Nonesuch Press 1938 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Eric Ravilious. 
311 pp, 356 pp, 10 3/4" H - 2 volumes. Number 128 in an edition limited to 850 two volume sets. Mauve/grey cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spines, gilt decoration on front boards. Top edges gilt. B&w wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious. Single-page map in Volume I - part of 'A Survey of Hampshire' 1791. Fold-out map at rear of Volume II - 'Selborne in 1842'. Volume I Contents: Introduction. Gilbert White of Selborne; Advertisement to the First Edition; Part of W. Faden's Map of Hampshire [1791]; The Natural History of Selborne; Introductory Note by the Editor; Letters to Thomas Pennant, Esquire; Letters to the Hon. Daines Barrington; Summary of the Weather. Volume II Contents: The Naturalist's Journal, 1788-1793l The Antiquities of Selborne; Poems; Private Correspondence; Index; Appendix: The Tithe Award Map; The Map. Light tanning to spines, light rubbing to top edge gilt, very minor rubbing at top/bottom edges of spines and at board corners. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS., Meyer, Susan E.
52 Meyer, Susan E. A TREASURY OF GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1983 0810907828 / 9780810907829 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Edward Lear, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, Ernest H. Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, W.W. Denslow. 
272 pp, 11 1/4" H. 252 illustrations, including 93 plates in full color. "Emphasizing the Victorian age in England and its subsequent tradition in America, this magical survey features now-classic illustrations by Edward Lear, John Tenniel, Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, Beatrix Potter, Ernest Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth and W.W. Denslow. The author brings to this subject a deep understanding of illustration, and explains, for instance, how Walter Crane, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott were identified by their association with the same printer. She describes the fascinating connections between Peter Pan, Arthur Rackham, and Edmund Dulac. American favorites are also presented: how Howard Pyle created a school of American illustration that produced N.C. Wyeth, while W. W. Denslow offered a unique American fairytale in his illustrations for 'The Wizard of Oz'. The lively text examines the context in which these phenomena took place, including the growth of the publishing industry, the changing attitudes toward children during the Victorian era, and the subsequent invention of the the children's picture book." Light fading to top edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP., Morley, Christopher.
53 Morley, Christopher. THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good - Signed by Author
289 pp, 8 3/8" H. Black spine with gilt lettering/banding, peackock blue boards with blindstamped author's initials on front board. Signed and underlined by author on front free endpaper. The sequel to "Parnassus on Wheels" finds the itinerant booksellers, Roger and Helen Mifflin, settled into a shop in Brooklyn. Book is slightly bowed, very light browning to top edge and fore-edge of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small foxing mark on fore-edge of text block along with general toning, a small group of very small liquid splotches on colored top of text block - near spine. Protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE PENNY HISTORIES:  A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES., Neuburg, Victor E.
54 Neuburg, Victor E. THE PENNY HISTORIES: A STUDY OF CHAPBOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS OVER TWO CENTURIES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
227 pp, 12mo (7" H), red cloth spine with lettering/border in gold, cream paper-covered boards reproducing the illustration from the dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "For this, the second volume in Milestones in Children's Literature, Victor E. Neuburg has written an admirable study of the famous 'penny histories' or chapbooks which formed almost the entire reading matter of the poorer people in eighteenth-century England. At a time when children's literature had a strong religious and didactic basis, these little paperbound books, however crudely produced and illustrated, kept alive traditional tales of romance and adventure, and fed the imagination of young and old alike. Facsimiles of seven of the 'penny histories' are included in the present volume, and there is a detailed bibliography of source material." The chapbooks included in facsimile reproduction are: The History of Guy of Warwick; Fairy Stories; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin; A Peep at the Various Nations of the World; Toads and Diamonds; The Rod. Includes a section on chapbooks in America. Tiny mark on verso of free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEWFOUNDLAND,  VOLUME I & VOLUME II., O'Dea, Agnes C., compiler.  Edited by Anne Alexander.  Foreword by Dr. L. Harris.
55 O'Dea, Agnes C., compiler. Edited by Anne Alexander. Foreword by Dr. L. Harris. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEWFOUNDLAND, VOLUME I & VOLUME II.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802024025 / 9780802024022 First Editions Hard Cover Very Good+ 
Volume I - 826 pp, volume II paged 827-1450 pp. - 9 1/2" H, bound in brown cloth with white lettering on spines and front boards, wraparound illustrations in black on covers. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Collections and Sources; Bibliography (Chronological Sequence / Annuals); Indexes (Author / Title / Subject. "Reaching back as far as the Norse sagas, the recorded history of Newfoundland is the oldest in North America. Now for the first time a comprehensive bibliography of Newfoundland and Labrador brings together the written records of five centuries. The entries, many never before listed, include books, pamphlets, government documents, unpublished theses and reports, lettters, diaries, and films." Volume 1 has a small tear to paper at top of inside front hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA, Parker, George L.
56 Parker, George L. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025471 / 9780802025470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Red cloth binding with black lettering on spine, black and gold lettering on front board with black illustration. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Organization of the Pioneer Book Trade; The Quest for a Colonial Literature; Bookselling from 1820 to 1867; The Mid-Century Revolution in Printing Technology; Building a National Publishing Industry; Towards a Compromise; Conclusions; Notes; Appendices: The Growth of the Printing and Allied Trades 1867-1900; Exports: Statistics Based on the Annual Trade and Navigation Returns 1867-1900; Imports: Ditto; A Selected List of Copyright Acts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor corner wear, soft crease at bottom corner/fore-edge of approx. first 35 pages. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MORNING:  THOUGHTS UPON BOOKS:  LOVE:  LIFE., Partridge, Eric.
57 Partridge, Eric. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MORNING: THOUGHTS UPON BOOKS: LOVE: LIFE.
London Frederick Muller 1947 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
85 pp, 7 1/2" H. "(A) book original in its theme and refreshingly different in its conception. It falls into three parts: firstly, it discusses, freshly and unacademically, British and American prose-writers of the (early) twentieth century; it then makes a penetrating and courageous examination of the different aspects of Comradeship, Friendship, ad Love; and, in the final chapter, the author offers us his own personal and undeluded philosophy of life (particularly the value of idealism, integrity and kindness)." Very light browning on endpapers, three very small foxing marks on front free endpaper, some small air bubbles under the rear pastedown, tiny foxing marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has several small ships and tears archivally taped, light browning on spine, scattered tiny foxing marks, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
58 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:  SOME NEW PATHS., Peters, Jean, editor.  (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.)
59 Peters, Jean, editor. (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.) COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: SOME NEW PATHS.
New York R.R. Bowker 1979 0835211541 / 9780835211543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
294 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Backward Look: The Sadleir Circle in Perspective; Non-Firsts; American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880-1915; Books in Series; Film Books; American Mass-Market Paperbacks; Photography as Book Illustration, 1839-1900; Book Catalogues; Publishers' Imprints; American Fiction since 1960; Contributors; Index. Very small star stamp on rear pastedown, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning on spine/flap-folds/top of flaps, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF., Petroski, Henry.
60 Petroski, Henry. THE BOOK ON THE BOOKSHELF.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1999 0375406492 / 9780375406492 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "He has been called 'the poet laureate of technology' and a writer who is 'erudite, witty, thoughtful, and accessible'. Now Henry Petroski turns to the subject of books and bookshelves, and wonders whether it was inevitable that books would come to be arranged vertically as they are today on horizontal shelves. As we learn how the ancient scroll became the codex became the volume we are used to, we explore the ways in which the housing of books evolved. Petroski takes us into the pre-Gutenberg world, where books were so scarce they were chained to lecterns for security. He explains how the printing press not only changed the way books were made and shelved, but also increased their availability and transformed book readers into book owners and collectors. He shows us that for a time books were shelved with their spines 'in', and it was not until after the arrival of the modern bookcase that the spines faced 'out'. In delightful digressions, Petroski lets Seneca have his say on 'the evils of book collecting'; examines the famed collection of Samuel Pepys (only three thousand titles: old discarded to make room for new); and discusses bookselling, book buying, and book collecting through the centuries. Richly illustrated and wonderfully written, this is the ultimate book on the book: how it came to be and how we have come to keep it." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom edge of rear board, tiny bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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WHO'S WHO IN ENID BLYTON. REVISED EDITION.
Rice, Eva. (Enid Blyton.)
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