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A Chatto & Windus Almanack 1927
1 A Chatto & Windus Almanack 1927
London Chatto & Windus, 1927 Softcover Very Good Softcover 24mo 5" - 6" tall Stanley Spencer 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor wear of card stock wrappers, but minimal to text-block, slight age-toning thereto, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Extremely scarce in the trade, from The Walden Book Shop 307 Plymouth Court, Chicago. 202 pp. Illustrated throughout. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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American Book-Plates: a guide to their study, Allen, Charles Dexter
2 Allen, Charles Dexter American Book-Plates: a guide to their study
New York Hacker Art Books, 1968 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Handsomely produced reprint of the original, 1895 First Edition. xiv + 437 pp. and including bibliography by E.N. Hewins, plus plentiful illustrations. Octavo format, blue buckram cloth, slight torque to spine, else clean and unmarked, tightly bound and bright of interior. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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French Men Women and Books, Betham-Edwards, Miss
3 Betham-Edwards, Miss French Men Women and Books
Chicago A.C. McClurg & Co., 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to spine head and foot. Tissue-guarded portrait at frontispiece. Faded gilt lettering to spine, sharper gilt lettering and illustration to cover, some half-toning to endpapers. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. Heavy paper, rough-cut edges. viii + 291 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Prints and Their Makers: essays on engravers and etchers old and modern, Carrington, Fitzroy, ed.
4 Carrington, Fitzroy, ed. Prints and Their Makers: essays on engravers and etchers old and modern
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover Large 8vo 9" - 10 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to spine head and foot, light rubbing to gilt letters on spine, mild soiling to cvers, some untrimmed page edges, else a tightly bound, sturdy, lovely copy. Rough-cut page edges. Lovely black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. xiv + 268 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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A Short History of the Printed Word, Chappell, Warren
5 Chappell, Warren A Short History of the Printed Word
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1979 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips, including some smudging and soiling to fore-edge and bottom edge of text block, rubbing to gilt lettered spine. Stated First Edition. 244 pp. + xv pp. in the index. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief, by James Fenimore Cooper, Cooper, James Fenimore
6 Cooper, James Fenimore Autobiography of a Pocket-Handkerchief, by James Fenimore Cooper
Chapel Hill Privately printed, 1949 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Vanilla-color paper over boards, blue cloth-backed, with gilt lettering to spine. A lovely copy of a special festschrift published on behalf of the graduate students of Gregory Lansing Paine, who taught English at the University of North Carolina for 25 years, and with their note of compliments laid in. Only 300 copies ever printed, of which only 100 were for sale. 160 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Articles Describing Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: an Annotated Bibliography, DeWitt, Donald L., ed.
7 DeWitt, Donald L., ed. Articles Describing Archives and Manuscript Collections in the United States: an Annotated Bibliography
Westport, Connecticut Greenwood Press, 1997 0313295980 / 9780313295980 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Red cloth binding, with black spine and front cover labels lettered in gold; binding is almost imperceptibly rubbed at its spine ends and cover corners. It will cost more than the standard rate to ship this large book by Priority Mail or to places outside the U. S. Sections pertaining to General Collections, Business Collections, Ethnic Minorities and Women, and so on. xi + 458 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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8 Doubleday, F.N. Memoirs of a Publisher
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing moderate wear, not price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. ix + 304 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Lanes of Memory, Hellman, George S.
9 Hellman, George S. Lanes of Memory
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1927 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1927, in apparent First Edition state and in octavo format. Decorated paper over boards, blue cloth-backed, with paper label to spine, abraded and sunned a bit. 241 pp. Some corner bumps, edgewear, and handling to the decorated boards. A couple of pages untrimmed along the bottom edge, including one that is torn, and with lots of lovely illustrations. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 Madan, Falconer Books in Manuscript, a Short Introduction to Their Study and Use, With Eight Illustrations
New York Empire State Book Company, 1927 Hard Cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 
Second edition, revised. 208 pp, bound in bound cloth, with paper spine label. Boards have slight wear. Binding is tight and square, text is unmarked. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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British Bookbinding Today, Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction
11 Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction British Bookbinding Today
Perthshire K.D. Duval, 1975 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Softcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy, with a lovely Introduction by Edgar Mansfield, and in a quarto size paperback, 67 pp., offering plentiful color plates and black and white illustrations. Printed card covers, designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona. Overall, a lovely copy. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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British Bookbinding Today, Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction
12 Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction British Bookbinding Today
Bloomington, Indiana The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1976 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy, with a lovely Introduction by Edgar Mansfield, and in a quarto size paperback, 67 pp., offering plentiful color plates and black and white illustrations. Printed card covers, designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, and with photographs by Tom Scott. Overall, a lovely copy. Laid in is a Foreword by William Cagle, and an Errata sheet. Possible endpaper removal. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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British Bookbinding Today, Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction
13 Mansfield, Edgar, Introduction British Bookbinding Today
Bloomington, Indiana The Lilly Library, Indiana University, 1976 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Softcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy, with a lovely Introduction by Edgar Mansfield, and in a quarto size paperback, 67 pp., offering plentiful color plates and black and white illustrations. Printed card covers, designed by Martino Mardersteig and printed at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona, and with photographs by Tom Scott. Overall, a lovely copy. Laid in is a Foreword by William Cagle, and an Errata sheet. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Matthew Joseph Bruccoli The Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerley, Bookman
San Diego Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1986 0151326711 / 9780151326716 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, spine and binding tight, pages bright and clear, and only minimal wear to covers and tips. Remainder mark in bottom gutter. Crisp, bright, evenly-colored dust jacket with one tiny closed tear. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.60 USD
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Artifacts '48, McClellan, Bruce
15 McClellan, Bruce Artifacts '48
York, Pennsylvania The Maple Press Company, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Published by The Maple Press Company, York, Pennsylvania, 1949. Number 939 of 1,700 copies published, and laid in is a nice note of thanks from the publisher. Octavo format, green spine with silver label, light flaking to edges. 116 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Gutenberg Galaxy: the making of typographic man, Mcluhan, Marshall
16 Mcluhan, Marshall The Gutenberg Galaxy: the making of typographic man
Toronto, Canada University of Toronto Press, 1965 Softcover Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Light soiling to covers, furling to front cover, sunning to page edges, else a clean and tightly bound, unmarked copy. 293 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Indiana Imprints 1804-1849: a Supplement to Mary Alden Walker's "Beginnings of Printing in the State of Indiana, " Published in ! 934, McMurtrie, Douglas C.
17 McMurtrie, Douglas C. Indiana Imprints 1804-1849: a Supplement to Mary Alden Walker's "Beginnings of Printing in the State of Indiana, " Published in ! 934
Indianapolis, IN Indiana Historical Society, 1937 Softcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Softcover Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Edges of page block and spine and margins of paper covers just starting to darken with age, where not protected by adjoining books. Otherwise square, tightly bound, and clean inside and out. In protective clear plastic bag. 393 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Les Heures de Visconti: Bibliotheque nationale, Florence, Meiss, Millard; Kirsch, Edith W.
18 Meiss, Millard; Kirsch, Edith W. Les Heures de Visconti: Bibliotheque nationale, Florence
Vilo-Paris Draeger Freres, 1972 Hardcover Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Colorful paper label, silver lettering to spine, and stuffed with gorgeous color illustrations, many full-page. Heavy cream paper. French language text. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 262 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Menckeniana, Mencken, H.L.
19 Mencken, H.L. Menckeniana
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1949 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Promotional brochure from the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, announcing the publication of A Mencken Chrestomathy, and laid in is a nice note from the Publicity Director, William Cole. Sunned and slightly soiled printed wrappers, binding in a stapled pamphlet of the highlights of this upcoming volume. Forenote by George Jean Nathan. Stapled, and with abraded gold paper label on cover, some stains on the front cover. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Friends of the Library: a soliloquy uttered by Christopher Morley, Morley, Christopher
20 Morley, Christopher Friends of the Library: a soliloquy uttered by Christopher Morley
New York The Marchbanks Press, (1937) Softcover Very Good Softcover 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block. Pamplet of printed wraps tied in string, reprinting a speech given by Morley at a meeting of the Friends of the Library in New York City, June 23, 1937. Text unmarked; light marginal discoloration to wraps. 10 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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