January SALE: books in our Books about books, Transportation (Aviation, Automotive, and Railroad), and Political Science sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
This sale excludes artists' books, private press, and items sold on consignment. Additional items are available for sale in our open shop.
Amsterdam: Meridian Publishing Co, 1962. Paperback. Contributions to history from booksellers, publishers, map and instrument makers in the Netherlands, one Biblio-Cartographic Study. Very good in original grey paper wrappers with black title to front cover. The words "Van Keulen by Bom" are handwritten in pen to spine panel. Bumping to corners and slight browning to edges of covers. Clean and bright. 121 pages. BOB/121613. Very Good.
Official Stenographic Reports, 1924-1925. Hardcover. Size: quarto. Discussion topics include: composing room equiptment, importance of a composing room, creating and designing printing, typesetting machines, poster printing and wood engraving, practical talk to compositors, and make-up for color. Fine in navy blue cloth boards with white paper label to front cover and no title to the spine. Slight toning to margins of pages. Previous owner's name to front page. 172 pages. BOB/112816. Fine.
Paris: Metiers D'art De Paris, 1993. Paper Wrappers. 4to. With prefaces by Claude Blaizot, Claude Bourdois, Jean Derens, Philippe Palloc et Zapata. White paper wrappers with red title to spine and front panel. Pristine interior filled with photographic images of very innovative artists books. Tight binding. 59 pp. BOB/082004. Very Good Plus.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1949. Hardcover. 8vo. Very clean red cloth boards with silver title to spine. Minor edgewear. Very clean interior. Light grey dust jacket with dark purple title to front panel and faded title and to faded spine. Minor fading to edges of dust jacket Minimal edgewear to dust jacket. 206 pages. BOB/100204. Very Good+ / Very Good.
New York and Manchester: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. Hard Cover. Fine in black cloth boards with red title to spine and front board. Pristine interior with 60 color plates and 117 black and white illustrations by Bradley. Tan illustrated dust jacket with black title to spine and front panel. A beautiful collection of Bradley's illustrations with a detailed biography, bibliography, a list of selected exhibitions, and more. Index, 205 pages. BOB/072208. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
New York and London: Boni & Liveright, Inc. and William Heinemann Ltd., 1923. Hardcover. 8vo. VOLUME III ONLY. Blue cloth covered boards with faded gilt title to spine. Ex-libris with call number in white to food of spine and stamp to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 300 pages. Books about Books. BOB/090814. Very Good.
Austin: Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1970. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 500. 8vo. Yellow cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to top edges of boards and to spine. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 58 pages. Books on Books. BOB/092914. Near Fine.
Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. Paperback. Very good in grey illustrated paper wrappers with balck title to front wrapper and to spine. Spine faded to green. Ex-libris with stamp to half title page. Pristine interior filled with black and white illustrations as well as a few color illustrations throughout. 167 pages. Books on Books. BOB1/5022. Very Good.
Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. Paperback. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Very good+ in oversize illustrated grey wraps with black title to spine and front panel. Spine faded to green. Clean interior. Illustrated throughout with large black and white and a few color plates. Books on Books. BOB/082008. Very Good+.
Charlottesville, VA: Published for The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia and The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1970. Hardcover. Thick 4to. Fine red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Gilt title to spine lightly dulled. Clean boards. Interior is bright and clean, no foxing or staining. Pages are tightly bound, hinges are strong. 636 pages. Books on Books. BOB/12313. Fine.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. Hardcover. With 135 illustrations. Very good in dark blue cloth boards with gilt title and paper illustration pasted down to front cover and spine. Wear to hinges and edges of boards. Light foxing to front cover. Bookplate of Harry Rabinowitz to front endpage. Minor browning to margins and occasional spots of foxing, heaviest on endpages. Interior rear hinge is cracked. 384 pages. BOB/042715. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Pan American Union, 1960. Hardcover. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE EDITOR. Very good in grey cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Inscription to front free end page reads: "This copy is presented to Charles W. Mann. Jr., fellow-Americanist and catalyst of humanistic bibliography on the campus of his alma mater, with the esteem of the editor, Maury A. Bromsen, Boston, Oct. 25, 1962." Else is clean and bright. Index, 295 pages. Books on Books. BOB211011. Very Good.
E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc, 1947. Hardcover. "In this, the fourth volume of his series on American literary history, Van Wyck Brooks again gives us a superb recreation of a segment of that history - the period roughly from the middle of the last century down to the nineties ... No other American critic today quite possesses Brooks' gift for making you see and feel and experience the life and times of these literary men and women" (jacket). Turquoise cloth spine over red cloth covered boards with red title to spine. Bookplate to front pastedown and offsetting from old (now removed) tape to endpapers. Light foxing to endpapers. Orange dust jacket with title to spine and front panels. Spine panel has faded to yellow. Minor wear to hinges and edges of jacket. 489 pages. BOB/050718. Very Good / Very Good.
E.P. Dutton and Co., Inc, 1947. Hardcover. "In this, the fourth volume of his series on American literary history, Van Wyck Brooks again gives us a superb recreation of a segment of that history - the period roughly from the middle of the last century down to the nineties ... No other American critic today quite possesses Brooks' gift for making you see and feel and experience the life and times of these literary men and women" (jacket). Green cloth boards with dark blue title to spine. Chipping and closed tears to head of spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Orange dust jacket with title to spine and front panels. Spine panel has faded. Wear and chips to hinges and edges of jacket. 489 pages. BOB/050718. Very Good / Very Good.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, (1991). Hardcover. 8vo. Third edition revised. Blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with bright text. Tight binding. Gentle bump to corners. White and orange dust jacket with blue title to spine. Light creasing to foot of dust jacket spine panel. Index, 176 pages. BOB/112304. Near Fine / Very Good+.
Boston: Bates & Guild Company, 1906. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with embossed title to front board and gilt title to spine. A few small spots of soiling to exterior and minor wear to edges. Previous owner's name written in pen to top corner of front board and half-title page. Minor yellowing to edges of pages but contents remains bright. Illustrations throughout. 214 pages. Books about books. BOB/090814. Very Good.