Philadelphia: 1926. Paperback. A daily program to the exposition held in Philadelphia with exhibits from around the world. Side-stapled paper wrappers with illustration of the liberty bell to front cover. Includes advertisements for Bermuda vacations, Breyer's ice cream, Hohner Harmonicas, Wilbur Buds chocolates (which look suspiciciosly like Hershey Kisses), Fralinger's Salt Water Taffy, Ocean City, N.J. and more. Well preserved with minor wear to edges and occasional smudge marks to margins. 32 pages. STA/040820. Very Good.
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1939. Hardcover. Black oblong leatherette covers titled "photographs" in gilt and stab bound with black string. Includes black and white photographs from a vacation in 1939 of natural bridges, Smoky Mountain views from TN, pelicans and alligators in St. Petersburg, FL, aquatic gardens (Rainbow Springs, FL) pictures taken through the bottom of a glass bottom boat, Tarpon Spring, FL, the campus of the University of Tampa, St. Augustine, FL, Dayton Beach, and "Cotton Pickers". The next images are dated 1946, then back to 1941 - Niagra Falls and Eaglesmere, PA. Several pages of family photos are included included a few dated 1948 and captioned "the last time Aunt Carrie visited us." The next few pages dated September 1948 showcase Sherwood or "Sherry" - a little white and grey tuxedo kitten. Family photos from Ocean City, MD dated August 1957 follow. Then a few pages showing the growth of "Betty Ann Rice" from 1940 - 1949. Then more vacation pictures - Chateau Frontenac dated 1939, Ausable Chasm, NY, Quebec and views of the St. Lawrence River, then yellowed images of Yellowstone National Park dated 1953, followed by some stunning images of the Badlands. Next is Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, MO - then the Grand Teton Mountains followed by Lincoln's home in Springfield, IL, Salt Lake City and Utah's Copper Mine. Then more family dated 1953 "Mom's 72nd birthday." The rest of the album is blank. Includes over 150 photographs with a few photographic postcards mounted as well. All destinations are captioned with some additional notes for a few. A fun collection of vacation memories from the 1940s including lots of nice nature / landscape shots. PHOTO/040820. Very Good.
New Haven: William Edwin Rudge, 1940. Softcover. The first four issues of this still fascinating journal that covered all aspects of the graphic arts. Each issue has a number of articles sometimes interspersed with printing examples and ephemera. Each issue has a different cover design. A couple of the covers have light fading but still very good. Interiors are very good or better. The issues were in a cardboard chemise and housed in a slip case. The chemise is in pieces and the slipcase is faded and soiled. Issues measure 8 x 10 inches. BOB/042220. Very Good.
Athens, GA: 2001. On June 9, 2001 a gathering of printers, binders, collectors, and friends gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Private Press and Typefoundry of Paul Hayden Duensing. Mr. Duensing (1929-2006) was a master printer and typographer who greatly influenced typography in the 20th century. Together the group presented to Mr. Duensing a boxed suite of beautiful limited edition broadsides printed by friends and colleagues from around the globe. The collection given to Mr. Duensing was housed in a handmade box by Greg Campbell of the Campbell-Logan Bindery. All of the participants were given copies of the broadsides, held in a large envelope. There were 33 broadsides plus a drawing and photograph of Mr. Duensing. They all celebrated his achievements and even more, offered tributes to his collegiality and generosity. The broadsides are printed on various fine papers in equally various type faces. The contributors included Hermann Zapf, Timothy Hawley, Roland Hoover, Christopher Manson, Stan Nelson, Arvind Patel, Robin Price and Will Rueter. The collection includes a description of the celebration with two photos of Mr. Duensing,a list of participants, and a thank you letter he sent to Roland Hoover. In fine condition in a creased and worn white envelope. Broadsides measure 9.5 x 12.5 inches. PRI/042020. Fine.
New York: Reader's Digest Association INc, 1942. Paperback. Includes articles on WWII - "The Heroic Defense of the Philippines"; Cigarette Ad Fact and Fiction, "Do the Nazis Know They're Licked?", "Malta: Most Bombed Spot on Earth", "How the Negro Fights for Freedom" by Stanley Hugh, "I was a German Hostage", "Victory Through Air Power" and more. Illustrated side stapled wrappers with grey title to front cover. Minor soiling / wear to covers. Clean interior overall. 170 pages. PER/040820. Very Good.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1939. Hardcover. In their foreword the press writes: "Specimen books of type in the modern printer's office seldom show features of marked individuality. The almost universal use of the monotype and linotype, which derive their type faces from the specimen books of the the manufacturers of these machines, tends to a considerable uniformity in the type repertories. Unique and private fonts have largely ceased to exist....Yet there are some points in which [this] specimen book may claim consideration...asbecomes a university press, the equipment of the fonts in italics, accented letters, reference marks, etc. is ample." The manual is divided into specimens of book fonts,and specimens of job fonts, borders, ornaments, signs, and rules. The pages are held together with metal looseleaf-type rings inside the blue cloth binding. Titling in gilt on spine. This specimen book is in remarkably good condition - very good plus. Sections are paginated individually. 7 x 9.5 x1 inches. BOB/040620. Very Good+.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1939. Hardcover. In their foreword the press writes: "Specimen books of type in the modern printer's office seldom show features of marked individuality. The almost universal use of the monotype and linotype, which derive their type faces from the specimen books of the the manufacturers of these machines, tends to a considerable uniformity in the type repertories. Unique and private fonts have largely ceased to exist....Yet there are some points in which [this] specimen book may claim consideration...asbecomes a university press, the equipment of the fonts in italics, accented letters, reference marks, etc. is ample." The manual is divided into specimens of book fonts,and specimens of job fonts, borders, ornaments, signs, and rules. The pages are held together with metal looseleaf-type rings inside the blue cloth binding. Titling in gilt on spine.With glassine cover that is chilled and creased. This specimen book is in quite good condition - very good plus. Sections are paginated individually. 7 x 9.5 x1 inches. BOB/040620. Very Good+.
Philadelphia: King und Baird, 1860. Paperback. Beige paper wrappers backed with yellow paper spine covering. Hand sewn. Creases, foxing, light soiling, short tears to edges of some pages including front cover. Illustrated. In German. In protective, removable plastic cover. 7.5 x 6.5 inches. 34 pages. ALM/070220. Very Good.
London: Studio, circa 1890. Paperback. A Prospectus for the first issue of The Studio Magazine - which was printed from 1893 - 1964 in England. It was influential for the Art Noveau and Arts and Crafts movements. Green paper wrappers with black title and reduced cover design to front panel. Small - about 5 inches tall. Includes brief summary of the contents to be included in the magazine - technical papers, critical notices, letters from artists, reviews of books, art news, interior decoration of the house, prize competitions in design, art supplements, etc. Individual issues of The Studio are not uncommon, but early copies are somewhat scarce and this pre-publication prospectus is particularly rare. 4 pages. PER/041520. Very Good.
London: His Majesty's Staionery Office, 1949. Paperback. Off-white side stapled paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Penned ownership signature of Arnold Plant dated 26 Jan 1949 to front cover. Minor browning to margins and edges of wrappers, but clean overall. 82 pages. ENG/040820. Very Good.
Baltimore: Monotype Composition Company, n.d. circa 1950s. Hardcover. Scarce. This comprehensive collection of type specimens primarily features monotype given the business of the company producing the manual. There are also sections on Ludlow ,and linotype-intertype, The pages are held together by metal rings in a red cloth binder. There are additional pages inserted. Binder is bumped, rubbed, but still very good. Interior pages are also very good. Sections are paginated separately. Measures 9.5 x 11.75 inches. BOB/040820. Very Good.
1944-45. Paperback. Includes: Vol. 3, No. 27 Dec 22 1944; Vol. 3, No. 42 Apr 6 1945; Vol. 4, No. 3 July 6 1945; Vol. 4, No. 6 July 27 1945.Oversized red, black, and white side-stapled paper wrappers. Chipping and wear to edges wrappers and some pages of most issues. Tape repairs and loss to last page of Dec issue. Foxing and occasional smudge marks / soiling. Clean overall. Includes articles about the war, short fiction pieces, and cartoons. Each issue has 24 pages. PER/041420. Very Good.
Baltimore: Maran Press, 1977. Hardcover. One of 1000 copies of this comprehensive compilation of the Inland Printer's most interesting articles on typographical topics. The magazine was the longest established graphic arts trade publication, first published in 1883. This is combined with all of the type faces that were developed during the period - the only complete collection. Bound in cream cloth with titling to spine and an Art Nouveau illustration on the front cover, with light signs of handling. No dust jacket. Interior pages are pristine. Two small Library of Congress stamps, one as an acquisition and the other marking the book as a surplus duplicate. Laid in are three pieces of promotional literature. Very good. Measures 8.5 x 11 inches. 731 pages. BOB/041720. Very Good.
Jackson, MS: Town Square Books, 1999. Paperback. Scarce. "This book will require Mississippi history to be rewritten! Documents never before released to the public show how the Sovereignty Commission tried to have college presidents and professors dismissed from their positions, taxpayers' money was used to have people spied upon, discredited and ostracized by their family and friends, and the Commission encouraged law enforcement agencies to arrest student volunteers, and civil rights workers, while knowing that some law enforcement personnel were members of the Klu Klux Klan. The Sovereignty Commission also funded the Citizens Councils' forums operated by men dedicated to using economic pressure to eliminate anyone, black or white, opposed to segregation" (rear cover). Includes reprints of incriminating documents of the Sovereignty Commission. Addresses lynching in Mississippi. A powerful and frightening book that unfortunately, remains very relevant in our present society. Illustrated red paper wrappers with black title to spine and white title to front cover. Creasing to cover and bump to spine, which has caused a tear to paper covering the spine. Library archive marking in pen to half title page, but this is the ONLY page with library markings. Slight binding imperfection to first two pages. Clean interior. 327 pages. STAHIST/061720. Very Good.
New York: Christian Press Association Publishing, 1896. Hardcover. A book about living with the clergy and their lives at home and abroad. The final chapter addresses "modern thought" as it applies to the clergy. Navy blue cloth boards with red leather title label to spine. Minor wear and light soiling to boards. Rubbing to label. Penned ownership signature to front endpaper and pencil markings on title page. Clean interior otherwise. Tight binding. Catholic. 324 pages plus ads. REL/070220. Very Good.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1922. Hardcover. Includes portraits and illustrations. Ex-library wth pocket to rear and sticker to spine. Original maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Wear to spine ends and corners of boards. Clean overall with occasional spots of soiling to interior. Penned ownership marking to front endpaper. Both hinges are split but textblock remains attached to boards. A good reading copy. 486 pages. REL/062920. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1945. Hardcover. Later printing. Brown cloth boards with blue and gilt titles to spines. Previous owner signature and stamp to front free endpapers. Bottom corners of ffep are clipped. Old bookplates have been removed from endpapers leaving minor residue. Clean and bright otherwise. 1097 pages in Volume I; 1179 pages in Volume II. PHIL/061020. Very Good.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. Hardcover. Uncommon First Edition. Timothy Shay Arthur (1809 - 1885) was a prolific American author, best known for his novel on temperance (Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There). Many of his stories (including this one) incorporate respectable values and beliefs that he felt belonged in every American household. This book has been expertly rebacked using the original spine, boards, and endpapers. Minor chipping and wear to boards and to original piece of spine cloth. Penned notes and previous owners signatures to endpapers. Light dampstaining to corners of last few pages and ads. Minor foxing throughout interior. 163 pages plus 12 pages of ads. LIT/052220. Very Good.
Lowell, MA: J.C. Ayer & Co., 1865. Paperback. In yellow paper wraps with black title to cover. A few minor pencil notations on cover and creasing to some corners. Loss to last page. Minor foxing and browning but clean ovearll. String through top of all pages (so it could hang). [30 pages.] Almanacs. ALM/070220. Very Good.
Lowell, MA: J.C. Ayer & Co., 1863. Paperback. In yellow paper wraps with black title to cover. Closed tears and creasing to some pages. Pencil calculations to front cover and rear cover. Minor foxing and browning but clean ovearll. String through top of all pages (so it could hang). Last two pages have been mostly removed. [30 pages.] Almanacs. ALM/070220. Very Good.
New York: Christian Press Association, 1896. Hardcover. Exlibrary with sticker to spine, pocket to rear, and markings to front pages. Bound in the original navy blue cloth boards with red leather title label to spine. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards. Rubbing to label. Clean ovearll inside. 293 pages plus ads. REL/070220. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Catholic Standard and Times, 1987. Paperback. "Mother Katharine Drexel is America's most famous nun for she seared the country's conscience on the problems of racism before equal rights was a coined expression. A stunning debutante, charismatic, a generous millionaire, she was a woman of towering idealism who worked selflessly for social justice but she was also a woman torn apart by the flaming injustices of the society in which she lived. A comprehensive, informative, compelling look at the struggles of a great woman in a pathetically unyielding milieu" (James McGrath review on rear cover). Illustrated black paper wrappers with white spine panel titled in black. Light rubbing to covers, else clean and bright. Includes laid-in ephemera with prayer for Drexel. 104 pages. REL/061720. Fine.