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.
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Paris: 1949. Paperback. With "Exposition Napoleon Bonaparte: Supplement au Catalogue" pamphlet laid in. 8vo. Very good in off-white paper wrappers with green and black title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor rubbing to wrappers and browning to spine. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. 128 pages. IN FRENCH. FREHIS/090315. Very Good.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1928. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth backed, orange paper covered boards with grey title to front board and gilt title to spine. Rubbing to edges and boards. Bumping to spine ends and corners. Previous owner's signature to front free end paper and notes to rear end pages.. Minor foxing to margins and a few areas of underlining to text. Else is clean and bright. 257 pages. French Language. FRELANG/103015. Very Good.
Banca Popolare di Verona, (1982). Hardcover. TWO VOLUME SET. 4to. Volume I is the 9th-17th centuries and Volume II is the 18th-20th centuries. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Minor rubbing to spine ends of both volumes and Light bumping to corners. Both volumes have a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board and a small and light scratch to the bottom edge of the text block. Very very slight, barely noticeable yellowing to the edges of the pages. Else is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout. Dark blue illustrated dust jackets with white titles to front and spine panels. One small closed tear to bottom edge of front dust jacket panel on volume I corresponding with the bump on the board. Slight rubbing to edges of dust jackets. TEXT IN ITALIAN. Italian History. ITAHIS01/092199. Very Good+ / Very Good+.
Glasgow: John Mensies & Co. for the Tobermory Town Council, No date. Paperback. SCARCE. 16mo. No date, circa 1930s. Illustrated side stapled paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with beautiful black and white illustrations. Rear wrapper is a fold out map. Ads at front and rear. 40 pages. SCOT/033018. 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.
Lahr: J.H. Gieger, 1868. Hardcover. (Illustrated Village Newpaper. Volume 6) Includes 52 issues bound together in one volume. Good in half leather with marbled paper covered boards. Boards are rubbed, front cover is detached, and leather spine panel is missing. Previous owner inscription to front endpage dated 22/3/69. First two pages are present but detached and have a few chips along the edges. Browning to margins of pages. Includes numerous illustrations. Some of the original yellow paper wrappers bound into rear. 401 pages. A good reading copy. German. GER/4223. Good.
Zagreb: Hrvatska Sveucilisna Naklada, 1992. Hardcover. Very good. No dust jacket. Black glossy paper covered boards with photo images. Minor bumping to spine ends and corners. Bears the personal stamp of Nobel Prize winner, Daniel Nathans. Interior is clean and bright. Eastern Europe. EEUR/6252. Very Good +.
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.
Paris: Librairie Plon, Plon-Nourrit et Cie, (1919). Hardcover. Maroon leather backed marble paper covered boards with gilt title and raised bands to spine. Spine and top edge of boards have faded to brown. Marble end pages. Chipping and creasing to top corner of several pages. Browning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright. 310 pages. French Language. FRELANG/011309. Very Good.
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.
Milano: Edizioni D'arte Amilcare Pizzi, 1952. Hardcover. 8vo. Beige paper covered boards with orange title to front board. IN ITALIAN. Filled with plates, some of which are in color. Color illustrated dust jacket with white spine panel and brown title to spine. Several chips to edges of jacket. Unpaginated. ITAHIS/080706. Very Good in Very good Minus dj.
Victoria, BC: Prescott Publishing Co, 1963. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Includes 40 pages of illustrations and a bibliography, maps, and an index. Green cloth boars with gilt title to spine. Includes two typed, signed, laid-in letters from the author to Doubleday regarding publishing books. Occasional spots of soiling / smudge marks, but clean and bright overall. A few spots to covers and minor wear to corners and edges of boards. 557 pages. CAN/041520. Very Good.
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1957). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY THE EDITOR. 8vo. Light green cloth covered boards with white title to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor edgewear, a few light spots of soiling, and minor fading to spine. Inscription from editor to front free end page as well as an inscription from someone else. Minor browning and foxing to end pages and paste downs. Else is clean and bright with four pages of illustrations. Index, 309 pages. ENGHIS/010418. Very Good.
New York: Dover. Softcover. A collection of Bradley's posters, illustrations, typographic designs and decorations. With 97 plates in black and white and color. Softcover with black spine with red titling and frontcover with titling plus one of Bradley's illustrations on front cover. Some light creasing and bumping. Very good condition. Measures 9 3/8 x 12 1/4 inches. xxxvii +97 pages. BOB/040420. Very Good.
Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. In Portuguese. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. Very good in white leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Foxing to boards. Clean, bright interior. 352 pages. SOAM/102308. Very Good.
Ilheus: Edicoes SBS Ltda: Ilheus - Bahia, 1970. Hardcover. Inscribed and signed by the author, Arthur Brandao. Uncommon book on the history and people of Ilheus, one of the oldest cities in Brazil. Most of the book consists of black & white photographs and biographies of the people of the day in Ilheus. It includes everyone from government officials, journalists, members of prominent families, to even a beauty queen or two. There is an informality to the book that lends charm. The book is inscribed to Lincoln Gordon, a former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil by Brandao, one of the authors. Bound in white paper covered boards with green metallic titles to spine and front cover. Covers and head of spine have been bent and creased without affecting the interior, which is clean and tight. Short closed tear to top of rear hinge. In Portuguese. 352 pages. SOAM/080707. Very Good Minus.
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.
Berlin: Paul Franke Verlag, 1922. Hardcover. Bound in white cloth spine with blue paper covered boards with black title to spine and front cover. Short closed tear to head of spine. Minor rubbing to boards and fading to edges. Clean, bright interior with frontispiece. Pencil signature to front endpage and a few small spots of foxing to interior. Foxing to edges of boards. 780 pages. German. GER210191. Very Good.