Leipzig: State Academy for Graphic Arts and Book Trade / Der Staatl. Akademie fur Graphische Kunste und Buchgewersse, 1931. Hardcover. One of 1000 copies. A comprehensive yearbook of the contributions of publishers and printers to the development of graphic arts and art in books. It offers an interesting picture of the book arts in the early 20th century. In addition to 115 reproductions of text pages or illustrations from various presses in Germany and other European countries there are numerous essays in German throughout written by scholars and educators in the printing arts. Bound in paper covered boards with embossed ornament on front cover and linen spine with paper title label. Bumping to corners and a bit of fading to the spine label. Bowing to boards. A few spots to the front endpapers. Hinges weak but text block is firm. Interior pages are clean. Very good condition. Quarto. 139 pages of text plus the 115 images. BOB/121422. Very Good.
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Leipzig: 1924. Hardcover. Thin Quarto. Grey paper covered boards with black and dark brown title to front board. Foxing and rubbing to boards with browning to spine. Wear and chipping to edges to edges of boards. Toning to some interior pages and spots of foxing throughout. Includes many illustrations (some photographic and some facsimilies), many as tipped-in plates. Features fine examples of bindings, illustrations, and typography. In German. 105 pages. BOB/020323. Very Good.
Hamburg: Gesellschaft der Bücherfreunde / Poeschel & Trepte, 1930. Hardcover. Number 313 of 700 copies. The first number of this fine German periodical on typography, illustration, and private press work. Includes an article by De Roos on Dutch book work, with facsimilies and a bibliography. Most text is in German. Bound in the original brown cloth with brick red and gilt title labels to spine. Slight bow to boards. Split to textblock after the front free endpaper, but binding remains secure. Slight bump to lower page corners. Clean and bright. Bookplate to front pastedown of William P. Wreden. Size: 8.75 x 11 inches. 205 pages plus 24 pages of examples. BOB/020323. Very Good.
Steyler Verlagsbuchhandlung Kaldenkirchen, 1962. Hardcover. Thin quqrto. Includes information on missions throughout the worlds, arranged by continent. Many black and white photographic illustrations. Green leatherette boards with gilt title to spine and front board. In green dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear and chipping to edges and corners of jacket. Browning to interior, heavier on margins, but clean overall. Text in GERMAN only. 205 pages. GER/071620. Very Good / Very Good.
Berlin: Kurt Wolff / Im Schocken Verlag, 1932 / 1936. Hardcover. First volume has 18 full page plates and 8 illustations in text. In black cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Light rubbing to boards. Clean, bright interior. In white dust jacket with red spine panel and white title to spine. In original cardboard slipcase with title to spine panel. Minor wear to edges of case. 307 pages. Second volume is also bound in black cloth boards with gilt title to spine, but it's dust jacket is off-white with black title to spine and front panel. The second volume is not in a slipcase. 287 pages plus 15 plates. In German. GER709281 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Near Fine / Fine.
Frankfurt am Main: Bauerschen Giesserei, 1940. Hardcover. A major German publication issued to commemorate the 500 year anniversary of printing. The title translates as "adventure and art. A chronicle of the book printing trade from the invention of movable type to the present." Extensively illustrated throughout with facsimiles and reproductions from books, manuals, and other sources to chronicle the history of printing from incunabula to the 20th century. Bound in brown paper covered boards with cream paper covered spine, with titling in black to both. Light wear and bumped corners. In a cream dust jacket with stains, creases and wear. Crease to front endpaper. Interior pages are clean and bright. In very good condition. Measures 10 x 13 inches. 437 pages including index. BOB/101123. Very Good.
Wien: R. Lowit Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. A book of poems in German translation from Israel's national poet Chajim Nachman Bialik (1873 - 1934). Third edition. Very good in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to edges of boards and spine. Minor browning to endpapers, else clean and bright. Photographic frontispiece. In light grey dust jacket with blue title to spine and front panels. Minor chipping and wear to edges of jacket. Minor browning to spine and edge of jacket. 193 pages. In German. GER909281. Very Good / Very Good.
Stuttgart: Carl Krabbe. Hardcover. No date. Very Good in grey illustrated paper wrappers with grey title to front wrapper and black title to spine. Minor edgewear to exterior. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout and a fold out map. A few unopened pages at rear. 88 pages. In German. GER/4213. Very Good.
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.
Copenhagen: G.U. Reissel, 1846. Hardcover. Poetry from the middle ages in DANISH. Very good in three quarter tan leather with marbled paper covered boards and black title label to spine. Gilt floral decoration to title label. Four raised bands ruled in gilt to spine. Crack in leather near head of spine and along front hinge, wear / rubbing to hinges and edges of boards. Bookplate of J.P. Jacobsen to front paste down. Jacobsen (1847 - 1885) was a Danish author, poet, and scientist. Decorative end pages. Toning and occasional foxing to interior; text remains bright.There is a sticker to the rear end page stating that in 1981 the binding was treated with preservatives. A thick book. 502 pages; 74 pages; 424 pages. GER/071113. Very Good.
Tölz, Germany: Bremer Presse, 1919. Hardcover. Number 167 of 270 copies. A handsome translation of Oedipus Rex, finely printed at the renowned Bremer Presse. Bound in marbled blue and brown paper boards with vellum spine and tips. Signed Bremer bindery. Gilt titling on spine. Spine is soiled and light wear to edges of covers. Text pages are clean and bright. Very good condition. Measures 7 x 10.5 inches. 94 pages. PRI/120822. Very Good.
Leipzig and Berlin: Wilhelm Friedrich, 1885. Hardcover. 8vo. Three quater dark brown leather with marble paper covered boards with gilt title on black title label to spine. Gilt floral devices to spine. Minor edgewear and light rubbing to boards. Beautiful gold and black patterned end pages. Book plate of I. H. Epstein to front paste down. Interior is clean and bright, aside from pencil marking on title page. Full marbled edges. An attractive book. IN GERMAN. 219 pages. German Language. GERLANG/092508. Very Good.
Basel: Buchdruckerei der National Zeitung AG, 1936. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in yellow wraps, a bit faded around the edges with black title to front cover. Chipping to spine, pen mark to rear cover, and small chip to front cover. This copy belonged to Ottokar Weiss, an associate of James Joyce - with Weiss's ownership inscription dated 1941. Includes charts. 97 pages. German. GER1/01191. Very Good.
Stuttgart: Frieder. Bassermann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Hardcover. Near mint red volume with gilt title in illustrated, vg slipcase (some fading and edge wear). Pages are bright, with tipped-in plates of Busch's paintings; commentary in German; his comics in the second half. Excellent condition; 403 pp. German Art. ART/9262. Near Fine.
Stuttgart: K. Thienemanns. Hardcover. Very good- in brownpaper covered boards with illustration to front board. This book has been expertly rebacked with blue cloth. The original spine has been pasted down on top of the modern material. Rubbing to boards and soiling to rear board. Wear to spine ends and corners. Spine rolled. Minor smudging and browning to margins of several pages. Pen markings to a few pages. Text is overall clean and bright with chromolithographic plates by Hoffmann. Text in German fraktur. 176 pages. GER112071. Very Good -.
Basel: Benno Schwabe & Co., 1961. Paperback. Heinrich Bircher was a surgeon, demographer, and military doctor. Very good in original tan paper wrappers with black title to front cover. In German. Includes frontispiece, diagrams, and illustrations. Stamp on front free endpage from previous book store. 88 pages. In German. GER/2153. Very Good.
Halle: Max Niemeyer, 1892. Hardcover. Very good in dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Minor wear to edges of boards and minor rubbing to front cover. Ex-library with stamp from Budapest to title page and writting in pen beneath stamp. Pencil underlining to a few passages in table of contents, but clean otherwise. 327 pages. GER/0422216. Very Good.
Hamburg: Brunn Udvent, 1923. Hardcover. Very good minus thick octavo. Bound in green cloth spine with paper covered decorative boards with embossed faux-leather pattern. Gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of boards. Interior yellowed; dampstain and rippling along edges of pages. Fold-out tinted frontis; illustrations throughout. In German Script. 648 pages. German. GER/3083. Very Good -.
New York: Ernst Kaufmann, 1910. Hardcover. Red cloth spine with grey paper covered boards. Illustrated pastedown to front cover and dark red title to spine. Minor wear / chipping to edges of boards and minor rubbing / soiling to front cover. Browning to interior and a few spots of foxing. Textblock is a little loose. Includes 4 chromolithographic plates.120 pages. In German. GER210311. Very Good.
Goteborg: Torsten Hedlunds Forlag, 1899. Hardcover. Vg+ in green and gilt boards with black illustration. Leather spine with gilt title and blind stamped decoration. Blind stamped design to rear board. 4to. illus. throughout including frontis. Light spot of foxing throughout. Cocked spine. Bookplate reads, From the Library of Gustaf Tonggren. German. 352 pages. GER209261. Very Good +.
New York: Henry Bill, 1857. Hardcover. With geographical descriptions of the states and territories, French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, chapters on Central America, California, American presidents, and more. IN GERMAN, printed in Fraktur type. Bound in modern black buckram with no title. Foxed throughout with occasional spots of soiling. Filled with over 300 illustrations. Includes 25 full page color illustrations - the frontispiece is a chromolithograph and the others have been hand colored. Most of the color illustrations depict battles on land and at sea. A page between the contents and the first page of text has been removed leaving a stub - it is text weight paper and may have been dedication page. Includes population tables for each state and county based on the 1850 census. Full marbled edges. 880 pages plus 2 pages of ads. GER/110922. Very Good.
Otto Wilhelm Barth. 1966. Hardcover. This book was created to commemorate the 70th birthday of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim (1896 - 1988), German psychotherapist and Zen Master. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt emblem to front cover. In original mylar jacket with white title printed on panel. Chipping to edges of jacket. Frontis photograph and a few black and white illustrations. Clean interior overall with a few pencil markings and ownership stamp from previous owner to front endpaper. 514 pages. In German. GER/4283. Fine / Very Good.
Stuttgart Und Leipzig: Eduard Hallberger, 1881. Hardcover. Dark green three quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards and gilt titles to spines. Four raised bands with decorative embossing to spines. Minor wear to edges of spines, corners, and edges. Some chipping to paper along edges of boards. Interiors are clean overall, though there is some browning to margins and occasional foxing. Endpages are lightly foxed and browned. Tight bindings. In German. An attractive set. 400 pages; 415 pages. GER/060404 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.