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1 50 Books in the Collection of the Boston Athenaeum

Armstrong, Rodney 
1994 Boston Athenaeum Library
Paperback Very Fine; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 140 pages. L 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B00G5KYOQA
Price: 24.43 USD
2 Homage of Eminent Persons to the Book. There Is But One Book - the Bible

Bailey, Samuel W. (Compiler) 
1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1871 Rand, Avery & Frye
Hardcover Fine; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 128 pages. 'If this little book shall beget an increased interest in the Bible, and a greater practical reverence for its teachings; if it shall prevail to silence cavillers, or to fortify its readers against their malign sophistries and quibbles; and if it shall prove to be an antidote, however feeble, to the present excessive taste for works of fiction, by fostering an opposite one for wholesome and vital truths, - it will achieve ends both needful and benign.' New York, NY 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall B00E6S6ZP6
Price: 56.64 USD
3 Elmer Adler in the World of Books. Reminisences

Bennett, Paul A., Editor 
1964 The Grolier Club
Hardcover Very Good; No Jacket. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 114 pages. 7.1 x 4.8 x .7 B000M1FMYG
Price: 8.16 USD
4 A History of Book Illustration: the Illuminated Manuscript and the Printed Book

Bland, David 
First Edition. 1st Printing. 1958 Faber and Faber
Hardcover Very Good; Good. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Jacket has edge wear, medium tears, missing chips. Has bookplate. 448 pages. London, UK L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B002AGD7NY
Price: 28.75 USD
5 Paul Revere's Engravings

Brigham, Clarence S. 
1st Edition. 1954 American Antiquarian Society
Hardcover Good; Good. 1st Printing. Moderate general wear. Jacket has edge wear, long tears, missing chips, separated at spine, taped. 181 pages. Worcester, MA Folio 12 - 15'' tall B00136AY06
Price: 26.35 USD
6 Tresors De La Bibliotheque Du Commandant Paul-Louis Weiller: [Vente A  Paris, Drouot-Richelieu, Lundi 30 Novembre 1998]

1998 Laurin-Guilloux-Buffetaud
Hardcover Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Important auction catalog of medieval illuminated prayer books and books of hours. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Minor paperclip imprint on 2 pages. 167 pages. L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B0000EI19A
Price: 18.27 USD
7 The Print Collector's Quarterly 1911-1937 Volumes 1 to 24 (Partial) 46 Issues

Carrington, Fitzroy; Campbell Dodgson; Alfred Fowler 
1st Edition. 1911 Print Collector's Quarterly
Paperback Good+; 1st Printing. 46 individual issues. Moderate general wear. 1911 to 1937. Vol. 1 No. 2,3. Vol. 2 No. 2. Vol. 3 No. 4. Vol. 4 No. 1,3,4. Vol. 5 No. all four. Vol. 6 No. all four. Vol. 7 No. 2,3,4. Vol. 8 No. all four. Vol. 9 No. 2. Vol. 10 No. all four. Vol. 12 No. all four. Vol. 13 No. 3. Vol. 14 No. 2. Vol. 16 No. 2,3,4. Vol. 21 No. 1,2,4. Vol. 22 No. 2,3,4. Vol. 23 No. 1. Vol. 24 No. 1,2. 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall B01BGW1U36
Price: 432.00 USD
8 A Brief Description of the Chamberlain Collection of Autographs Now Deposited in the Public Library of the City of Boston

Chamberlain, Mellen; Boston Public Library Staff 
1st Edition. 1897 Boston Public Library Trustees
Leather Bound Very Good; No Jacket (as issued). 1st Printing. Deep red leather spine with gold lettering and lines. Boards covered with brown-toned (green specks) puddingstone motif paper. Light general wear. 63 pages. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B000WH68VQ
Price: 86.35 USD
9 Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer

DURER, Albrecht 
1948 Penguin
Hardcover Near Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Nice Firm copy ! Previous owner gift notation. 111 pages. 7.1 x 4.6 x .4 B000GZDWUY
Price: 9.55 USD
10 Extracts from an Investigation Into the Physical Properties of Books as They Are at Present Published

Dwiggins, W. A 
1968 Meriden Gravure Co. for Ruari McLean Associates
Paperback Near Fine; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Meridian, CT 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B0007F08AU
Price: 47.95 USD
11 The Art Of The Book. Some Record Of Work Carried Out In Europe And The U.S.A. 1939 - 1950.

Ede, Charles (Editor) 
1951 Studio Publications
Hardcover Very Good; No Jacket. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 214 pages. 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B0000CHZHW
Price: 22.03 USD
12 In Praise of Books [by Ralph Waldo Emerson]: A Vade Mecum for Book-Lovers, By Nearly One Hundred and Fifty Great Authors from Socrates to Emerson

Emerson, Ralph Waldo; John Lubbock; J.L. Perkins (Editor) 
Signed by Editor on Title page with Greeting ,  1901 Perkins Book Company
Hardcover Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Signed by Editor on Title page with Greeting, with date. Nice Firm Clean copy ! 117 pages. In Praise of Books by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Song of Books and The Choice of Books by Sir John Lubbock. With150 authors quotes on books. New York, NY 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B016SHT74S
Price: 47.04 USD
13 Fallodon Papers

Fallodon, Viscount Edward Grey Of; Robert Gibbings (Illust.) 
First Edition. 1st Printing. 1926 Constable & Co
Hardcover Good+; No Jacket. With illustrations by Robert Gibbings. Moderate general wear. Foxing at preliinary and ending pages. 169 pages. London, UK 7.8 x 5.6 x 1 B00086FK56
Price: 15.36 USD
Bibliotheque De M. Lucien Gougy Ancien Libraire. 1. Partie. 2 Partie. 3 Partie, Gougy, Lucien; Barthou, Louis
14 Bibliotheque De M. Lucien Gougy Ancien Libraire. 1. Partie. 2 Partie. 3 Partie

Gougy, Lucien; Barthou, Louis 
1st Edition. 1934 Bescombes, Blaizot & Fils, Giraud-Badin
Hardcover Near Fine; No Jacket (as issued). 1st Printing. Catalog 1, 2 and 3 expertly rebound in blue cloth boards, red spine label, gold lettering, top page edges gold gilt. 237, 123, 117 pages. Massive catalogs for 1934 estate auction sales of Parisian bookseller Lucien Gougy's library, at Hotel Drouot, Paris. Illustrated with 107 rare book photoplates. Monsieur Lucien Gougy's left bank bookshop occupied the first floor of an ancient corner building at the southern end of the Pont Neuf, and was known as 1, Quai de Conti. His financial and family success being equaled by his civic virtue, he had lately been decorated with the then comparatively rare Cross of the Legion of Honor. Now perhaps this last gift of Fortune to Monsieur Lucien Gougy was a little more than normal bourgeois self-control could bear. Whatever the reason, he commenced about this time to display a disadvantageous difference from the non-affluent but ever amiable typical Parisian bookseller. In a word, he became irritable, authoritarian, and at times downright unwilling to do business at all. Should a customer fail to return a book to its appointed place, he would seize it, and restore it to its position on his well-waxed shelves with a precise and terrifying bang. His refusal, if a small concession in price were asked on a purchase of several books, might vary between icy firmness and theatrical indignation. When the franc went down ever so little, he would insist that his clearly marked prices were in gold francs. If the National Budget were seriously out of balance, and further radical inflation thereby made inevitable, he would simply refuse to sell good books at any price. When Monsieur Lucien Gougy's successful life ended, the richness of his private library, unveiled to the public in this series of sales, astonished the collecting world. Provenance: Bears the beautiful red and gold leather bookplate of Julia Parker Wrightman, member of The Grolier Club, who built two distinguished collections of bindings of all western countries and all periods, her own, and another at the Pierpont Morgan Library. Wrightman's miniature book collection was one of the best in the United States. She was a fellow and trustee of Morgan Library for 40 years. Located in midtown Manhattan, the Morgan houses one of the world's greatest collections of artistic, literary, and musical works, from ancient times to the medieval and Renaissance periods to the present day. Paris, France L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B0081EWH12
Price: 144.00 USD
Fabulous Fonts: A Knowledge Cards Deck of Classic Type Design, Headley, Gwyn; Pomegranate
15 Fabulous Fonts: A Knowledge Cards Deck of Classic Type Design

Headley, Gwyn; Pomegranate 
2003 Pomegranate
Cards Very Good; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 4.17 x 3.39 x .87 0764917498 / 9780764917493
Price: 62.30 USD
16 Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Collection of Engravings presented to the library of Congress by... Compiled by Arthur Jeffrey Parsons

Hubbard, Gardiner Greene 
1905 Government Printing Office
Leather Bound Near Fine; Brown leather, grey boards, top page ends gold gilt. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Bottom of leather spine has only a few missing chips. Binding fine, hinges fine, all pages fine. 517 pages. With 12 plates, 10 of which are in the book. Contents: Prefatory Note. The Gift. Sketch of Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Abbreviations and Authorities. Catalog of Engravers (Alphabetically Arranged). Original Drawings. Index of Engravers (Chronologically Arranged by Schools). Index of Artists. Portrait Index. List of Authorities. Additions and Corrections. 'The Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Hubbard is, in a sense, a memorial volume, and in form and dress more elaborate and more expensive than ordinary publications of the Library. It is published in a very limited edition, designed primarily for distribution to institutions having collections of prints; and beyond this, so far as may be practicable, for exchange in return for publications similar in nature. It is essentially a reference work, so that its presence in the leading libraries will naturally suffice for the purposes of the general public. General distribution, such as is customary in the case of the ordinary publications of the Library, will not therefore be feasible in the case of this. Such persons or institutions as may not come within the scope of the above distribution may secure copies at cost price ($3.20) from the Superintendent of Documents, so far as his supply permits.' Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress. Washington, DC Folio 12 - 15'' tall B01N4BB790
Price: 216.00 USD
17 Ukrainian Incunabula, Manuscripts, Early Printed and Rare Books

Kilgour, Bayard L. 
First Edition. 1970 Houghton Library
Paperback Very Good; 1st Printing. Nice Firm Clean copy ! 39 pages. Cambridge, MA 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B01APD6U6O
Price: 11.52 USD
18 Book auctions in England in the seventeenth century (1676-1700) with a chronological list of the book auctions of the period.

1898 Elliot Stock
Hardcover Good+; Moderate general wear. 241 pages. 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall B000OK252W
Price: 47.95 USD
19 The First Twenty-Five Years of the Beehive Press

Libraries, The University Of Georgia; The Beehive Foundati Boston Public Library 
1995 Boston Public Library, Univ.of Georgia, Beehive Foundation
Paperback New; Crisp Firm Clean copy ! 48 pages. L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B000YSUF76
Price: 38.35 USD
20 Luther 1483 - 1983 An Exhibition at the Houghton Library

Library, Harvard College 
First Edition. 1983 The Harvard College Library
Paperback Near Fine; 1st Printing. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 84 pages. 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B000H8238C
Price: 8.75 USD
21 Observations on the Mystery of Print and the Work of Johann Gutenberg

Llon, Hendrik Willem Van; Illustrator-By The Author 
1st Edition. 1937 Book Manufacturers Institute
Hardcover Very Good; Very Good. 1st Printing. Nice Firm copy ! Light general wear. Previous owner name. 45 pages. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B001SJIO4G
Price: 9.55 USD
22 A Glossary of Printing & Paper Terms

Mead Paper 
First Edition. 1st Printing. 1995 The Mead Corporation
Hardcover Very Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Limited edition. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 63 pages. Dayton, OH 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B000J015SC
Price: 8.16 USD
23 English Printed Books: With 8 Plates in Colour and 21 Illustrations in Black & White (Britain in Pictures Series)

Meynell, Francis 
2nd Edition. 1948 Collins
Hardcover Good+; Good+. Moderate general wear. 48 pages. London, UK 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B002BAAB6U
Price: 8.16 USD
24 Four Centuries of Fine Printing : One Hundred and Ninety-Two Facsimiles of Pages from Books Printed at Presses Established Between 1465 and 1924.

Morison, Stanley 
1960 Barnes & Noble
Paperback Very Good; No Jacket. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 254 pages. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B0016OEZNC
Price: 37.44 USD
25 Portrait of an Obsession

Munby, A. N. L. 
1967 G. P. Putnam's Sons
Hardcover Good; No Jacket. Moderate general wear. 278 pages. New York, NY 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B000P0R2F6
Price: 25.67 USD
26 Tres Riches Heures of Jean Duke of Berry

Musee, Conde; Chantilly 
First Edition. 1st Printing. 1969 George Braziller
Hardcover Near Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Nice Firm copy ! Has very good slipcase. Previous owner gift notation. With lovely nativity bookmark. The most sumptuous illuminated manuscript of the Middle ages. New York, NY 9.13 x 6.57 x 1.11 B000QBRZU6
Price: 32.64 USD
27 The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections

Newton, A. Edward 
Signed by Author's Son on flypage with Presenta 7th Printing. 1931 Little, Brown
Hardcover Very Good; No Jacket. Signed by Author's Son on flypage with Presentation notation, with date. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 373 pages. Boston, MA 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B00086YHMS
Price: 57.55 USD
28 The Dark Side of the Enlightenment

Noonan, F. Thomas 
1984 Harvard University Library
Paperback New; No handwriting, no markings. Crisp Firm Clean copy ! 97 pages. Exhibition of plates and title pages calls attention to a neglected aspect of the 18th century, torture, plagues, ignorance, and persecution - the vile world. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B0006EGDPQ
Price: 24.86 USD
29 The Hours of Catherine of Cleves.

Plummer, John (Introduction and Commentaries. 
1966 George Brazillier
Hardcover Fine; No Jacket (as issued). Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. Has Fine slipcase. 359 pages. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves (Morgan Library and Museum, now divided in two parts, M. 917 and M. 945, the latter sometimes called the Guennol Hours or, less commonly, the Arenberg Hours) is an ornately illuminated manuscript in the Gothic art style, produced in about 1440 by the anonymous Dutch artist known as the Master of Catherine of Cleves. It is one of the most lavishly illuminated manuscripts to survive from the 15th century and has been described as one of the masterpieces of Northern European illumination. 9.13 x 6.57 x 1.11 B002327SSA
Price: 13.87 USD
30 A Description of the Merrymount Press, Boston, 1893-1917

Press, Merrymount 
1st Edition. 1st Printing. 1917 Merrymount Press
Paperback Near Fine; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Unmarked. 24 pages. Boston, MA 12mo 6.75 - 7.75'' tall B0026R8M64
Price: 38.35 USD
31 The Wood Engravings of Robert Gibbings

Robert Gibbings; Empson, Patience (Ed.) 
First Edition. 1st Printing. 1959 J.M. Dent & Sons
Hardcover Fine; Fine. With illustrations by Robert Gibbings. Nice Firm Clean copy ! In mylar jacket. Has small bookplate. 355 pages. London, UK L 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B000TTPDTK
Price: 84.48 USD
32 Europe Informed. An Exhibition of Early Books which Acquainted Europe with the East.

Rogers, Francis M. 
1966 Harvard College Library
Paperback Fine; Nice Firm Clean copy ! 192 pages. 8.8 x 6 x .7 B000IU2ZFU
Price: 21.07 USD
33 Books and Bidders: The Adventures of a Bibliophile

Rosenbach, A.S.W. 
2nd Edition. 1927 Little, Brown
Hardcover Very Good; No Jacket. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Has bookplate. 311 pages. Boston, MA 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.7 B0006DEVPG
Price: 47.95 USD
34 The Art of New Venetian Bookbinding

Spaccamonti, Ugo 
First Edition. 2006 Charta Publishers
Paperback Good+; 1st Printing. Only 1000 printed. Moderate general wear. 80 pages. Venezia, Italy 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B0170KQBBE
Price: 28.75 USD
35 Collector's Choice, A Selection of Books and Manuscripts Given By Harrison D. Horblit To The Harvard College Library

Stated, None 
1983 The Houghton Library
Paperback Very Good; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 45 pages. Rare books in the History of Science. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B0012U1BN2
Price: 9.44 USD
36 Life, Letters, and Journals of George Ticknor, Vol. II

Ticknor, George 
1st Edition. 1876 James R. Osgood and Company
Hardcover Good+; Moderate general wear. 524 pages. 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall B000XUJNKA
Price: 19.10 USD
37 Parnassus Corner: A Life of James T. Fields, Publisher to the Victorians

Tryon, Warren S. 
1963 Houghton Mifflin Co.
Hardcover Very Good; Good. Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. 445 pages. 8.4 x 6.1 x 1.7 B0007DP9D8
Price: 8.16 USD
38 Sixteenth-Century Architectural Books From Italy and France

1971 Harvard College Library
Paperback Very Good; Nice Firm Clean copy ! Light general wear. Cambridge, MA 4to 9.75 - 12'' tall B0012TY2XO
Price: 8.16 USD
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The Print Collector's Quarterly 1911-1937 Volumes 1 to 24 (Partial) 46 Issues
Carrington, Fitzroy; Campbell Dodgson; Alfred Fowler
432.00 USD
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