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Image for 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

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

By: Dreier, Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Mergenthaler Linotype Company: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31457

Condition: 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." View more info

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Lettering of To-Day

By: Holme, C. G. (editor) (with an introduction by Dr. Eberhard Holscher)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, The Studio Limited: 1945

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 31817

Condition: 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.... View more info

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Hand Made Paper and its Water Marks: A Bibilography

By: Hunter, Dard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Burt Franklin: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 31613

Condition: 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." View more info

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The Science of Physics in Lithography

By: Jaffe, Erwin

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Lithographic Technical Foundation, Inc.: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31616

Condition: Very Good+


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. Physi... View more info

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Jeremy Gates and the Magic Key

By: James, Janet Craig

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ontario, Canada, Penumbra Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31615

ISBN: 0920806325

Condition: 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." View more info

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At the Sign of the Golden Compass A Tale of the Printing House of Christopher Plantin in Antwerp, 1576

By: Kelly, Eric P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31729

Condition: 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 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." View more info

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Four Hedges A Gardener's Chronicle

By: Leighton, Clare

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Company: 1935

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31627

Condition: Very Good+


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 th... View more info

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Visit at St. Ann's Chapel

By: Maritain, Jacques

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Palo Alto, CA, Pied Piper Press: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31355

Condition: Very Good+


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. View more info

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English Printed Books

By: Meynell, Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, England, Collins: 1948

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 31458

Condition: 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 ... View more info

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Woodcuts & Wood Engravings: How I Make Them

By: Mueller, Hans Alexander

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Pynson Printers: 1939

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 31352

Condition: 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... View more info

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The 26 Letters

By: Ogg, Oscar

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1962

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: A32653

Condition: 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 lif... View more info

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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. 11

By: Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Greenwich, CT, Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society Ltd.: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31618

Condition: 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. View more info

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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. X

By: Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pratt Graphics Center: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31619

Condition: 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. View more info

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Artist's Proof: The Annual of Prints and Printmaking Vol. VIII

By: Pratt Graphics Center / New York Graphic Society

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Pratt Graphics Center: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31620

Condition: 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. View more info

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The 1977 Western Books Exhibition The 36th Exhibition Arranged by the Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles

By: Rounce & Coffin Club

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Rounce & Coffin Club of Los Angeles / Cal. University of Los Angeles: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A34777

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with heavy illustrated cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The booklet and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning toning to the spine joints and edges of the covers. The text pages are clean and bright. "Harry "Ward" Ritchie (Los Angeles, California June 15, 1905 - Laguna Beach, California January 24, 1996) was an American printer, book designer, book-collector and writer of around 100 books. He was part of the "Gol... View more info

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Engraving Through the Ages

By: Schwerin, Ellwod Wm.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport Engravers' Supply Co.: 1940

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31313

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. Also included is a cardboard slipcase in Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The copper paper dust jacket is in mostly clean, bright condition, but has two wrinkled tears to the bottom front panel. The slipcase is in solid condition, but has some ground-in dirt and someone has inked the name of the book on one panel (with black marker). "The series of pen and ink drawings we used some years ago in ou... View more info

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The Cherry Tree Legend

By: Shan, Ben (drawn and lettered by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Museum of Modern Art: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: A35659

Condition: Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is a small pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Ben Shahn (September 12, 1898 – March 14, 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content." "Ben Shahn’s social-realist vision informed his approach to art. Shahn’s examination of th... View more info

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A Rod for the Back of the Binder Some Considerations of Book Binding with Reference to the Ideals of The Lakeside Press

By: The Lakeside Press

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / Lakeside Press: 1929

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 31307

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light rubbing and one small tear to the cloth on the top spine end of the book cover. There is a repaired tear to the spine of the book cloth as well. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have some beginning toning to the edges and the endpapers. The tissue guards on some of the illustrated plates are missing. View more info

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A Group of Prospectus' for books published or distributed by W. Thomas Taylor Publisher. (five items in total)

By: W. Thomas Taylor Publisher

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Austin, TX, W. Thomas Taylor: 0

Seller ID: 31611

Condition: Very Good+


Circa 1985-1987. Five sheets. Five prospectus' for books published or distributed by the W. Thomas Taylor Publishing Company, including: The Ashendene Press (by Colin Franklin) , The First English Binding & Marbling Manuals and et le premier manuel de reliure imprime separement en francais (a bilingual reprint of this historic text) , The Tragedie of King Lear, illustrated by Claire Van Vliet (distributed by W. Thomas Taylor) , and, The Poet is Dead: A Centenary of William Everson's Elegy for Robinson Jeffers (under the imprint of the Good Book Press, Peter and Donna Thomas). Most sheets are i... View more info

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Deep Roots The History of Blake, Moffitt & Towne Pioneers in Paper Since 1855

By: Wilson, Neill C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Privately Printed: 1955

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 31456

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. There is a beginning nick to the bottom front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. " At eight-thirty on the morning of April 18, 1906, when fires were springing up that were to rage for three days and destroy, for a time, the city of Blake, Moffit & Towne's beginnings, there arrived at the offices at 55 First Street, a membe... View more info