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The Way Of Wood Engraving, Braby, Dorothea
1 Braby, Dorothea The Way Of Wood Engraving
London, England The Studio Publications 1953 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have rubbing, bumping and light edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have generalized toning and some spots of foxing. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, spots of rubbing and chips missing, including an inch semi-circular chip to the bottom rear corner. "Dorothea Paul Braby studied at the Central School of Art and Design under John Farleigh (1926) and Noel Rooke (1931). She was elected SWE and exhibited widely. In 1953 she wrote a book on wood-engraving published by the Studio Ltd. And also illustrated books for the Golden Cockerel Press, The Folio Society and others. Ref; Horne; Peppin; Garton & Co. British Printmakers 1992." ; Vol. 46 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Journey To Bagdad, Brooks, Charles S. (Stephen)
2 Brooks, Charles S. (Stephen) Journey To Bagdad
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1927 6th Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Allen Lewis 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and fraying to the spine ends and bumping and rubbing to the corners of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are a couple of spots of color loss to the front endpaper and some generalized toning to the text pages. "Brooks, Charles Stephen (25 June 1878-29 June 1934) was an essayist and playwright who was instrumental in the founding of the CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE. A Cleveland native, and the son of Stephen E. And Mary (Coffinberry) Brooks, he graduated from WEST HIGH SCHOOL and Yale University (1900) and then entered the family printing and stationery business. After rising to the rank of vice-president, he retired in 1915 to devote himself to a literary career that produced more than a dozen volumes. Most of these consisted of essays gleaned from numerous bicycle travels in England and elsewhere, of which the first, Journeys to Baghdad, was published in 1915. He indulged in a leisurely style on such fanciful topics as "The Decline of Night-Caps" and "In Defense of Plagiarism." " 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Orlando Jewitt Wood Engraver, Carter, Harry
3 Carter, Harry Orlando Jewitt Wood Engraver
London, England Oxford University Press 1962 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near 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 some light edge wear. There is some generalized light toning to the dust jacket as well. "Thomas Orlando Sheldon Jewitt (1799 – 30 May 1869) was an English architectural wood-engraver. " "Before the introduction of photographic processes, wood engraving was the standard method of book illustration. Jewitt's illustrations were widely used between 1820 and 1870. Many of his engravings are still reproduced in modern works and are frequently to be found in reference works covering architecture, archaeology, typography and natural history. He produced numerous engravings used for seals and bookplates." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Book Collecting Four Broadcast Talks, Chapman, R. W. , John Hayward, John Carter, and Michael Sadleir
4 Chapman, R. W. , John Hayward, John Carter, and Michael Sadleir Book Collecting Four Broadcast Talks
Cambridge, England Bowes and Bowes 1950 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Review copy with a laid-in review sheet. 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 rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has generalized toning to the spine and rear panel. The spine ends of the dust jacket have nicking and smallish chips. "Robert William Chapman (5 October 1881 in Eskbank, Scotland – 20 April 1960 in Oxford) , usually known in print as R. W. Chapman, was a British scholar, book collector and editor of the works of Samuel Johnson and Jane Austen...Although Chapman is generally credited as the scholar who established Austen’s canonical status in the twentieth century, his wife played a key role in igniting his interest in book collecting as well as Jane Austen’s works. He himself cited her antiquarian interests as the inspiration of his book collecting career, and her editions of Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey both preceded Chapman’s own. Her contribution to his work is self-evident in her ubiquitous handwriting in the Chapman archives. However, Chapman’s own negligence in acknowledging his wife’s contribution to his Jane Austen edition caused her work to go uncredited until later scholars such as David Gilson and Kathryn Sutherland proved otherwise. " 
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Bell Type & Rule Company: Type Specimens Sheets, Ephemera
5 Ephemera Bell Type & Rule Company: Type Specimens Sheets
Los Angeles, CA Bell Type & Rule Company 1976 Other Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a group of four sheets of paper, stapled on the left side and folded in thirds. The pages give samples of types available through this type foundry. All pages are printed on rectos only and are clean and bright. The first page includes a stapled price sheet dated June 1, 1976. "The Bell Type and Rule Company has been family owned and operated since 1932. The monotype on the left is still in operation today making hand set, type fonts daily. The company's found a home in Long Beach, CA in the basement of a building where the Bell's rented an apartment. During that time the only means of picking up metal was to use the family car. 'We would use wood planks and by hand run the barrel up the planks and tie it to the trunk of the 36 Desoto Coup. Then tie itagain to the bumper. And you guessed it down went the back of the car. Imagine the weight of a trash can mostly filled with old type weighs in around 1200 pounds." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Arab Interlude, Hulme, Kathryn
6 Hulme, Kathryn Arab Interlude
Philadelphia, PA MacRae Smith Company 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Helene Vogt 
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. There is some beginning fading to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. "The writer Kathryn Hulme made significant contributions to the humanitarian efforts in Europe after World War II as an administrator with the United Nations Relief and Refugee Agency (UNRRA) ; she wrote a number of books exploring life during and after the war, including The Wild Place (1953). While she was working with displaced persons in Europe, Hulme met Marie-Louise Habets, who would later become Hulme’s inspiration for The Nun’s Story (1956) , a fictionalization of the former nun’s life. " 
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English Book Illustration 1800-1900, James, Philip
7 James, Philip English Book Illustration 1800-1900
London, England King Penguin Books 1947 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is spotting / foxing to the top end foredges of the text block. The endpapers have several spots of foxing / spotting. "A work on illustrated books, if it is itself to be illustrated, suffers one serious disadvantage. The original graphic processes - etching, wood-engraving, lithography and the rest - must inevitably lose some of their individual quality owing to the effect of photographic reproduction." 
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The First Book Of Moses Called Genesis  (King James Version), Kahoe and Company
8 Kahoe and Company The First Book Of Moses Called Genesis (King James Version)
Yellow Springs, OH Kahoe and Company 1929 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Kahoe and Company 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. Limited to 950 copies, this being number 499. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The linen spine has noticeable ground-in dirt and rubbing, along with some spots of foxing. The corners and spine ends of the book covers have some light, but noticeable bumping and rubbing and there is one tiny spot of tearing / fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts. "Ernest Morgan and Walter Kahoe were students who worked part-time in the college print shop. Urged on by ingenuity, an aversion to waste, and a propensity for hard work, the two created bookplates from recycled scrap material and launched what was to come to be known as The Antioch Bookplate Company (ABC) in 1926. Bookplates had their origin in the 15th century, and served the purpose of identifying ownership of a book. Many bookplates went beyond the basic function of reminding the borrower to whom the book belonged and served as a decorative label with the identifying crest or armorial devices of its owner. Often bookplates were embellished with artistry or clever poetry designed to warn the borrower to treat the book with care and return it to its rightful owner. Ernest Morgan and Walter Kahoe had become interested in fine printing while interning with the famous printing house of W. E. Rudge in New York, and found bookplates to be an alternative way to start out in the printing business. Beginning with artwork done by students at the college and scrap material, it seemed to be an enterprising way to make a living. " 
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A Selection of Type, Lanston Monotype Company
9 Lanston Monotype Company A Selection of Type
Philadelphia, PA Lanston Monotype Company 1960 Trade Edition Other Very Good+ 
This is a soft cover binder (with cardstock covers) and held with two screws. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The corners of the covers have some light bumping. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. This is an advertising handbook from the Langston Monotype Company displaying all the various styles of type the company had. "Lanston Monotype Company was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the end of the nineteenth century by Tolbert Lanston. In 1887 he received his first patent for a mechanical typesetting device. The current incarnation as the "Lanston Type Co." is a division of P22 type foundry." 
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A Practical Guide To Embossing And Die Stamping Together with Explanatory Text on Copperplate...., Lawler, P. J. , The Inland Printer Company
10 Lawler, P. J. , The Inland Printer Company A Practical Guide To Embossing And Die Stamping Together with Explanatory Text on Copperplate....
Chicago, IL Inland Printer Company 1908 3rd Edition Hardcover Very Good- Ex-Library 
B&W Illustrations; This book has been removed from the Stockton, CA Schools library. The book is in Very Good- condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have bumping, rubbing and fraying. The text pages are clean and bright, with the exception of the endpapers, title page, and preface, which all have library stamps. Included are several specimens of die embossing, etc. , bound into the text block. "The Inland Printer began publication in October, 1883. At first there were 12 montly numbers per volume, and each volume consequently spanned a year-end. The size of a volume was increasing, however, so starting with Volume 10 (October 1892) , they went to 6 monthly numbers, with volumes running October-March and April-September. Sold by The Inland Printer Co. To Tradepress Publishing Corp. In 1941. Acquired by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Corp. In 1945." "The Inland Printer is without question the single greatest resource for the study of the American printing industry during the period where it was one of the largest industries in the world. " 
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Decorated Book Papers, Loring, Rosamond B. (Bowditch) (edited by Philip Hofer)
11 Loring, Rosamond B. (Bowditch) (edited by Philip Hofer) Decorated Book Papers
Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press 1952 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Duo-tone illustrations; This book is in Near 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 some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking to the spine ends and corners. There is some beginning darking / toning to the spine as well. "Rosamond B. Loring was an unsurpassed craftsman. Her marble and paste decorated book papers were sought after by the Merrymount Press, the Club of Odd Volumes, and other publishers concerned with fine bookmaking. She was also a distinguished and original collector in her field." 
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A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568, Merganthaler Linotype Co.
12 Merganthaler Linotype Co. A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568
Brooklyn, NY Merganthaler Linotype Co. 1930 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fair dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Fair glassine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The glassine dust jacket has large edge chips and edge tears. "Sigmund Feyerabend (1528– 22 April 1590) was a bookseller and publisher at Frankfort. To him are attributed the woodcuts from the designs of Virgil Solis in a German Bible printed at Frankfort in 1561, and the portraits of the Doges of Venice in Kellner's Chronica, also printed at Frankfort in 1574. He died in 1590. He signed his cuts with SF or a monogram. Several of his relations also were wood-engravers, and one of them, M. Feyerabend, who worked about 1578, executed several figures after Melchior Lorch." "Edition One of 400 copies printed in Linotype Granjon on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Quarter parchment with marbled paper-covered boards." 
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The Art & Craft Of Handmade Paper, Studley, Vance
13 Studley, Vance The Art & Craft Of Handmade Paper
New York Van Nostrand Reinhold Company 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The 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. "Papermaking is an artistic craft of great antiquity, and at the same time, a highly mechanized modern industry. The division between craft and industry is not so wide, however, as might at first be imagined." 
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Making an Etching, West, Levon
14 West, Levon Making an Etching
London, England The Studio Ltd. 1932 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers. The front cover has some toning. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light toning to the edges of the pages. Included are black and white illustrations along with some very striking black and white photographs. "Etching is simply a process of printing in intaglio. That is, instead of a method of taking an impression on paper from a series of raised lines, etching is a form of engraving in which lines are eaten into a flat surface, these depressions being filled with ink then transferred to paper under pressure." 
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Book Collecting Four Broadcast Talks, Chapman, R. W. , John Hayward, John Carter, and Michael Sadleir
Book Collecting Four Broadcast Talks

The Way Of Wood Engraving, Braby, Dorothea
The Way Of Wood Engraving

A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568, Merganthaler Linotype Co.
A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568

 
 
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