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Manufactured Weather in the Printing & Lithographic Industries, Carrier Engineering Corporation
1 Carrier Engineering Corporation Manufactured Weather in the Printing & Lithographic Industries
Newark, NJ Carrier Engineering Corporation 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some edge wear, rubbing and bumping, along with some paper loss to the spine ends, corners and bottom and front edges of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the title page. "Weather! Static! Paper Stretching and curling! Paper cracking in folding! Rollers down! Register Off! Slip sheeting! Offsetting! Slow production, lost tempers, disgruntled customers! These are weather woese that every printer knows. He battles with them daily and, be it said to his credit, generally whips them." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Little Details, Chaplin, Ruth A.
2 Chaplin, Ruth A. The Little Details
Brooklyn, NY George McKibbin & Son 1949 Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
Limited to 2000 unnumbered copies. This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This is the eighth of a series of monographs devoted to the educational advancement of book design, manufacturing and publishing, a project sponsored and published by George McKibbin & Son." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Nothing Or The Bookplate, Craig, Edward Gordon with a Handlist by E. Carrick
3 Craig, Edward Gordon with a Handlist by E. Carrick Nothing Or The Bookplate
London, England J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1931 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good- condition and possibly issued thus without a dust jacket. The book covers have noticeable toning / sunning to the top and foredges. The cloth spine of the book has cracked on both the front and rear joints, both of which have been partially repaired by a professional. The spine ends and corners have bumping , rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are noticeably toned. All bookplates are included and in clean, bright condition. "The publishers and I wish to thank the ladies and gentlemen who have courteously allowed us to reproduce their bookplates in this book. And we wish to ask forgiveness from those few - three they are - who, in spite of every attemp to reach them, have somehow eluded us." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Power Of Print And Men (together With The Text Of A Salute To The Modern Newspaper Produced And Broadcast By The National Broadcasting Company)  Commorating the Fifty Years of Linotype's Contribution to Printing and Publishing, Dreier, Thomas
4 Dreier, Thomas The Power Of Print And Men (together With The Text Of A Salute To The Modern Newspaper Produced And Broadcast By The National Broadcasting Company) Commorating the Fifty Years of Linotype's Contribution to Printing and Publishing
Brooklyn, NY Mergenthaler Linotype Company 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was published without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the commercial introduction of the Mergenthaler Linotype - an invention that meant more and that still means more to printers and publishers than any other single invention since the introduction of movable types more than four hundred years ago." 
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A Book of Scripts, Fairbank, Alfred
5 Fairbank, Alfred A Book of Scripts
London, England Penguin Books 1949 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have some light rubbing, bumping and beginning edge tearing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks, tears and small chips missing along with a large tear to the rear panel that has been taped by a previous owner. "The history of the development of handwriting is the story of civilization itself. Thorugh the simple object drawings of prehistoric man, shorthand drawing , the use of a drawing of a concrete object to represent an abstract idea, and finally the use of a sign to represent a single sound, came at last the invention of the alphabet..." 
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Lettering of To-Day, Holme, C. G. (editor) (with an introduction by Dr. Eberhard Holscher)
6 Holme, C. G. (editor) (with an introduction by Dr. Eberhard Holscher) Lettering of To-Day
London, England The Studio Limited 1945 3rd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and lacks a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a fault in the binding process to the front pastedown page, leaving a small spot of board with no paper. "About the turn of the century a powerful movement in Industrial Art began to make itself felt, first in England and soon after also on the Continent. This was in essence nothing more than a most natural revolt against the ever-increasing mechanisation and technicalisation of everyday life." 
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Hand Made Paper and its Water Marks: A Bibilography, Hunter, Dard
7 Hunter, Dard Hand Made Paper and its Water Marks: A Bibilography
New York Burt Franklin 1967 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a small bump and nick to the bottom edge of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "In this bibliography I have listed only the works directly connected with the art of handmade paper and watermakrs in handmade papers. No attempt has been made to catalogue the modern books treating with machinemade paper or dandy-roll watermarks." 
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The Science of Physics in Lithography, Jaffe, Erwin
8 Jaffe, Erwin The Science of Physics in Lithography
New York Lithographic Technical Foundation, Inc. 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ Illustrated by Edith Strauss and Erwin Jaffe 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and joints of the book cover. The book cover have several spots of ground-in dirt as well. The text pages are clean and bright. "Physics is the science that tells us about natural laws and processes. It discusses matter and energy and their properties. Actually, under many circumstances, it's a highly refined form of common sense. Physics is not a static science but one that is constantly changing." 
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Jeremy Gates and the Magic Key, James, Janet Craig
9 James, Janet Craig Jeremy Gates and the Magic Key
Ontario, Canada Penumbra Press 1986 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "The time: 1750. The place: Halifax, Nova Scotia. When a man can read and write, he has the magic key. He can become anything he wants - says old-country schoolmaster Jonas Wakefield to illiterate, twelve-year-old, Jeremy Gates." 
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At the Sign of the Golden Compass A Tale of the Printing House of Christopher Plantin in Antwerp, 1576, Kelly, Eric P.
10 Kelly, Eric P. At the Sign of the Golden Compass A Tale of the Printing House of Christopher Plantin in Antwerp, 1576
New York Macmillan Company 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Raymond Lufkin 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning toning to the edges of the text block. "Morning that was blithe and red in the month of June, 1576, in the reign of our gracious lady, Elizabeth, Regina, came slanting across the City of London." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Four Hedges A Gardener's Chronicle, Leighton, Clare
11 Leighton, Clare Four Hedges A Gardener's Chronicle
New York MacMillan Company 1935 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Clare Leighton 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The book covers have noticeable toning, especially to the spine and spine joints. There is some light bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable glue residue to the inner hinges and toning to both front and rear endpapers. The previous owner has tipped in the front dust jacket flap on the front pastedown page. "For many a day the novelists, poets, singers, artists, teachers, critics, and orators even have been busy interpreting that emotionally turbulent section of the United States known as the South. These interpretations and findings have varied and been of every conceivable sort and contradiction, ranging from frothy praise and preoccupation with ancient grandeur and glory down to the most recent backbiting and beratings of the poor one-gallus man and his hound dog." "Clara Ellaline Hope Leighton (sometimes Clare Veronica Hope Leighton) (12 April 1898 - 4 November 1989) was an English/American artist, writer and illustrator, best known for her wood engravings. Clare Leighton was born in London on 12 April 1898, the daughter of Robert Leighton (1858-1934) and Marie Connor Leighton (1865-1941) , both authors...Over the course of a long and prolific career, she wrote and illustrated numerous books praising the virtues of the countryside and the people who worked the land. During the 1920s and 1930s, as the world around her became increasingly technological, industrial, and urban, Leighton portrayed rural working men and women. In the 1950s she created designs for Steuben Glass, Wedgwood plates, several stained glass windows for churches in New England and for the transept windows of Worcester Cathedral, England." 
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The Student's Book Of Wood-engraving, MacNab, Iain
12 MacNab, Iain The Student's Book Of Wood-engraving
London, England Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. Part of the Student's Art Books series. "The revival of wood-engraving as a means of self-expression some sixteen years ago, and its increasing popularity with so many artists to-day, ay be attributed to many factors. The spread of modern ideas in all forms of pictorial art has stimulated the artist to interest himself more and more in his treatment of a subject..." 
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Visit at St. Ann's Chapel, Maritain, Jacques
13 Maritain, Jacques Visit at St. Ann's Chapel
Palo Alto, CA Pied Piper Press 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ Illustrated by Andre Girard 
B&W Illustrations; This is a thin, trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. Undated, but 1954. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. This essay by Jacques Maritain discusses his visit to St. Ann's Chapel in San Jose, CA and includes eight original serigraphs by Andre Girard, hand printed by Pied Piper Press. The pamphlet has some beginning creasing and bumping to the bottom corners of the covers and text pages. The text pages have some beginning toning to the edges. 
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English Printed Books, Meynell, Francis
14 Meynell, Francis English Printed Books
London, England Collins 1948 2nd Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though a bit generally toned. The endpapers have noticeable toning and a couple of spots of foxing. The dust jacket ahs some edge wear, nicking and small edge tears, along with rubbing to the spine joints. "Nobody in this country knows more about book production than Sir Francis Meynell. He is a skilled typographer buy he recognises that the secret of producing a good book lies not only in the typography but in the general design." 
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Woodcuts & Wood Engravings: How I Make Them, Mueller, Hans Alexander
15 Mueller, Hans Alexander Woodcuts & Wood Engravings: How I Make Them
New York Pynson Printers 1939 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This edition is limited to 3000 unnumbered copies. The book is in Very Good- to condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The green cloth covers have some light rubbing, bumping and beginning fraying to the spine ends and corners. There is some noticeable rubbing to the spine joints. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear inner hinge is mostly cracked. "Like most artists, I feel a certain reluctance to talk or write about art. Nevertheless I take up my pen because, much as I respect the writings of professional art critics on specific subjects, their historical knowledge and powers of interpretation, I find that they sometimes just miss the essential, hidden path by which a real understanding of art might be reached." 
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The 26 Letters, Ogg, Oscar
16 Ogg, Oscar The 26 Letters
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1962 8th Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has a couple of smallish chips missing, along with several tears, including a three inch long tear to the bottom rear spine joint. The dust jacket spine has some toning and fading as well. "One of America's foremost calligraphers here tells the complete and fascinating story of writing characters. In the days before history men scratched upon the walls of their caves animal portraits and startlingly lifelike hunting scenes. Later, the Egyptians produced a really systematic means of writing..." ""Probably more than any other designer between 1939 and 1950, Oscar Ogg made book buyers aware of calligraphic jackets. No one before or since has written with more dashing facility … In one decade (before joining Book of the Month Club as executive art director) he produced writing and jackets of such volume and distinction as to be the envy of most other calligraphers. On Oscar’s jackets, the calligraphy was dominant. Like it or not, his work was the standard against which many others were compared ... The integrity of letterforms was rarely if every compromised. Ogg’s early excess of flamboyant ascenders and descending loops was later moderated by maturity and less need to proclaim his dramatic penwork. Publishers used his designs mostly for anticipated bestsellers or well-established reprints … His jackets were simply handsome little posters, with a clear and stylish statement of title and author." " 
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Desert Rough Cuts A Haywire History of the Borego Desert, Oliver, Harry
17 Oliver, Harry Desert Rough Cuts A Haywire History of the Borego Desert
Los Angeles, CA Ward Ritchie Press 1938 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Harry Oliver 
Woodcuts; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends of the book covers have some light fraying and nicking. The book covers and text pages haev noticeable toning due to the acid content of the paper. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by the author Harry Oliver. "Harry Oliver (April 4, 1888 – July 4, 1973) was an American humorist, artist, and Academy Award nominated art director of films from the 1920s and 1930s. Besides his outstanding work in Hollywood, he is now best remembered for his humorous writings about the American Southwest, and his publication (1946–1964) of the Desert Rat Scrap Book, an irregular broadsheet devoted to the Southwest. He was born in Hastings, Minnesota and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California." 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. 11, Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society
18 Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. 11
Greenwich, CT Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society Ltd. 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color & B&W; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. VIII, Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society
19 Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. VIII
New York Pratt Graphics Center 1968 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several semi-closed tears and there is some ground-in dirt to the spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. X, Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society
20 Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. X
New York Pratt Graphics Center 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked initials on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have some minor ground-in dirt. 
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