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A Splendor Of Letters - The Permanence Of Books In An Impermanent World

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Harpercollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20656


444 pages; Fine/Fine. Full number sequence. Handsome two toned brown boards with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine! An excellent gift! A beautifuly writtten book, hard to put down. Starting with stone writings- for example: Ye who in future pass, will see this inscription, which I have had carved in the rock, of the human figures there. Efface and destroy nothing! As long as posterity endures pre... View more info

The History of Printmaking

By: Books, Scholastic

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Scholastic: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20698


Voyages of Discovery; 47 pages; Fine/No Dust Jacket. Colorfull and fully illustrated. For young folk interested in the history of printmaking - including comic books. Grade levels 4 - 6. An excellent gift! "A highly interactive tour of the history of printmaking covers Sumerian cuneiform, the innovations of typographer Frederic Goudy, the works of Rembrandt and Henri de Toulouse-Latrec, and comic books." View more info

Science Fiction, The Illustrated Encyclopedia

By: Clute, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Dorling Kindersley: 1995

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19251


312 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Soft bump bottom corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Black boards with bright silver lettering. Dust Jacket shows crease to middle of front panel when held to the light just right. Tiny chip at top corner tip and top spine tip. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Authoritative, decade by decade overviews of every aspect of Science Fiction, from books to comics, films to televi... View more info

The Roycrofter, March 1927, Volume 1, Number 5

By: Hubbard II, Elbert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The Roycrofters: 1927

Seller ID: 19234


31 pages; Good condition. Solid binding. Stapled wraps. Bumped at the corners. Small tear at top and bottom spine tips. Darkened at edges of covers and edges of pages. Not numbered per the book - but each issue continues the page numbers. This one starts at 113 and ends at 144. Preceded by 8 pages of ads and followed by 16 pages of ads. The Roycrofter, March 1927, Volume 1, Number 5 - A Magazine devoted to Roycroft ideals, printed and published every little while by The ... View more info

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SIXTY YEARS OF ARKHAM HOUSE; A History and Bibliography

By: Joshi, S. T. (Compiled by)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: WI, Arkham House: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20341


281 pages; Fine/Fine. New. Only 3500 copies issued. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. Fantastic wrap around art work by Allen Koszowski. Also features four sets of cameos by Koszowski, depicting leading Arkham House authors, as well as a frontispiece depicting August Derleth. DJ is in protective sleeve. The volume opens with Derleth's own capsule history of Arkham House up to 1969, followed by Joshi's summary of the f... View more info

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The Art of the Bookplate

By: Keenan, James

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20572


175 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket. "This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton." View more info

Books, Maps, and Politics, A Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861

By: Ostrowski, Carl

Price: $30.00

Publisher: MA, Univ. of Massachusetts Press: 2004

Seller ID: 18956


261 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. This book is a good example of the ways in which library collections, their users, and their uses can shed light on larger phenomena. When those phenomena include the changing ideologies and attitudes of the shapers of a nation, the study can be significant. This one is. --American Historical Review. View more info

The Business of Books How the International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read

By: Schiffrin, André

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UK, Verso: 2000

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 20442


181 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful as new book in Fine dust jacket, in protective sleeve. "Part-memoir, part-history, The Business of Books is an irascible, acute and often passionate account of the collapsing standards of contemporary book publishing. It has appeared throughout the world in seventeen different editions." View more info

Literary History of the United States Volume I & II & Bibliography (3 books) in Slipcase

By: Spiller, Robert E.; Thorp, Willard; Johnson, Thomas H.; Canby, Henry Seidel

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1949

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 13810


Near Fine/Very Good. THREE books in slipcase. Volume I and Volume II has two tee-niny spots at fore edge. Name to inside front board on Volume I & Volume II. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spines are square and pages are otherwise clean. All DJ's age tanned at spine. Volume I DJ has crinkle to front panel and tiny chip at top corner tips and spine tips. Volume II DJ has very small chip at front panel fore edge. Bibliography DJ has chip at top spine end and small,... View more info

Repertoire du Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne - Repertoire Officiel des Membres

By: Syndicat Library

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Paris, Siege Social: 1973

Seller ID: 18683


Ex-Library; 139 pages; Good Condition. Text in FRENCH. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Front hinge crease. No spine creases. Ex-Library University "This book must not go out of library" copy. Library stamps inside covers and top/bottom text block. Spine label on front cover top corner. Solid, otherwise clean. Repertoire of the Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne - Official Directory of Members View more info