Bibliography & Typography

ANON: Some Account of the Oxford University Press 1468 - 1926.

Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1926. 2nd edition, revised. Plates, illustrations. 8vo, pp.143, original cloth; corners bumped else very good. Ralph Mabey's copy with his bookplate.


Enquire Item No. 3095

ARLOTT, JOHN - AUCTION CATALOGUE: Printed Books and Manuscripts from the Library of the Late John Arlott ..... and other properties.

Christie's South Kensington, 11 September 1992. Auction catalogue of 439 lots. Illustrations. Softcover. 4to, pp.56, original glazed wrappers. Very good.


Enquire Item No. 10168

ASH, LEE: Serial publications containing medical classics. An index to Garrison-Morton. With the story of the Garrison-Morton bibliography of medical classics by Leslie T. Morton.

New Haven: The Antiquarium, 1961. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), 147-pages; original brown cloth; corners bumped, spine lettering dulled.


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BARKER, NICOLAS: The Printer and the Poet. An account of the printing of 'The Tapestry' based upon correspondence between Stanley Morrison and Robert Bridges.

Item No. 15637

Cambridge: Privately Printed, 1970. 1 of 500 copies printed. 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 inches), 44-pages. Original red cloth-backed grey boards blocked in gilt; one corner a little bumped, overall very good.


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BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Private Library - Quarterly Journal of the Private Libraries Association.

Item No. 1965

London: Private Libraries Association, Spring 1971 - Winter 1991. A broken run of this illustrated quarterly periodical; each 8vo, original printed wrappers in generally excellent condition.

58 issues comprising:- Second Series Volume 4, No.1 to Fourth Series, Volume 4, No.4 but lacking: 2nd Series, Volume 5, Nos.1 & 4; Volume 9, No.1; & Volume 10, Nos. 3 & 4: 3rd Series, Volume 2, Nos. 1, 2 & 4; Volume 3, Nos. 1-4; Volume 4, Nos. 1 & 2; Volume 5, No. 2; Volume 6, Nos. 1 & 4; Volume 7, Nos. 2-4; Volume 8, Nos. 1 & 2; & Volume 10, Nos. 1 & 3: 4th Series, Volume 2, No. 1; & Volume 4, No. 2. With indexes for 1st & 3rd Series.


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BLAND, DAVID: The Book Number Four: A Bibliography of Book Illustration.

London: Published for the National Book League by the Cambridge University Press, 1955. 8vo, pp. 16, original decorative wrappers; excellent.


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BLYTHE, R.C: The Nelson Lee Library. A Complete Guide and Bibliography of the Writings of Edwy Searles Brooks.

Item No. 6623

For the author, 1964. Second edition. Illustrated in black & white. 4to, pp.72, original yellow paper wrappers; cover slightly marked.


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BOHN, HENRY G: Catalogue of Books. Volume 1. containing Natural History, Books of Prints, Science, Language, Bibliography, Oriental and Northern Literature, Old English Histor'ns, Early Voyages, etc. Games etc.

London: H.G. Bohn, 1848. Engraved frontispiece and title. 8vo, pp.467:112 ('New, Valuable, and most important books offered at very reduced prices' - including Hooker's 'Exotic Flora' reduced to £6.6.0 !), contemporary half red calf; boards detached, backstrip chipped rubbed and creased.


Enquire Item No. 209

CHAMBERS, C.E.S: A List of Works containing Illustrations by John Leech.

Edinburgh: William Brown, 1892. One of 285 copies printed. 8vo, pp. 22, interleaved throughout; original wrappers now detached and chipped.


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CHAPMAN, GUY: A Bibliography of William Beckford of Fonthill. Part of "Bibliographia. Studies in Book History and Book Structure 1750-1900. Edited by Michael Sadleir" series.

London: Constable, 1930. 4to, PHOTOCOPY of original volume, two pages per sheet, bound in green buckram with printed label pasted to cover; corners slightly bumped and rubbed; a faint ring mark to upper cover and slight round stain to lower cover; spine slightly faded.


Enquire Item No. 6617

CHRISTIES: The G-Albert Petit Collection of Angling Books. Friday, 8 October 1999.

London: Christies South Kensington, 1999. Auction catalogue of 231 lots. Well illustrated. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), 61-pages, original coloured pictorial glazed wrappers, with the prices realized list loosely inserted;very good.


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COWLES, BARBARA: Bibliographers' Glossary of Foreign Words and Phrases.

[R.R. Bowker Company, New York, 1935] ? Duplicated from a typescript. 4to (10 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches), 82-pages, original cloth-backed printed wrappers; remains of label on verso of upper cover, some age-toning. Thousands of bibliographic terms in Bulgarian, Croation, Czech, Danish-Norwegian, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek (modern), Hungarian, Italian, Latin, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Roumanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, & Swedish.


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CRUTCHLEY, BROOKE: Two Men. Walter Lewis and Stanley Morison at Cambridge.

Item No. 9002

Cambridge: Printed for His Friends by the University Printer, Christmas 1968. First edition. Illustrated in black & white and with specimens of different styles of typography tipped-on to blue leaves at the back. Tall 8vo,[7 specimens], original cloth-backed decorative boards lettered in gilt on spine in slip-case; an excellent copy in a very good slip-case.


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CRUTCHLEY, E.A: A History and Description of The Pitt Press Erected to the Memory of Mr Pitt for the Use of the University Printing Press A.D. 1833 Altered and Restored A.D. 1937.

Cambridge: At the University Press, 1938. First edition. Coloured folding frontispiece and black & white plates. Small 4to, pp.v:36, original green cloth in price-clipped dustwrapper; binding very good; dustwrapper spine browned and generally slightly soiled; internally, bookplate to front pastedown, else excellent.


Enquire Item No. 8993

DAVISON, C. ST. C.B: Historic Books on Machines. Special Exhibition Catalogue.

London: Science Museum, 1953. Square 8vo, pp. 28, original illustrated wrappers.


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DIBDIN, T.F: Printers Devices. Being a partial reprint of the Fifth and Sixth Days Delectable Discourses thereon from the Bibliographical Decameron of the Rev. T. F. Dibdin.

Item No. 10916

London: The Imprint, n.d. Illustrations throughout. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches) 80-pages. Spiral bound plain boards. Boards and text browned.


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DREYFUS, JOHN: Italic Quartet. A Record of the Collaboration between Harry Kessler, Edward Johnston, Emery Walker and Edward Prince in Making the Cranach Press Italic.

Item No. 9000

Cambridge: At the University Press, 1966. Special edition of 500 copies. Black & white illustrations. Folio, pp.vii:50, original decorative boards lettered in gilt on spine in matching slip-case; an excellent copy.


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FAWCETT, TREVOR & PHILLPOT, CLIVE [Editors]: The Art Press, Two Centuries of Art Magazines. Essays published for the Art Libraries Society on the occasion of the International Conference on Art Periodicals and the exhibition The Art Press at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

London: The Art Book Co. 1976. Plates. Folio, pp. 61, original cloth; a little marked.


Enquire Item No. 721

HAMILTON, WALTER: French Book-Plates, a handbook for Ex-Libris Collectors.

Item No. 17800

London: George Bell, 1892. 1 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Frontispiece, title vignette & plates. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 175-pages. Original green cloth. Some spotting and a few chips to the binding; overall sound.


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HANDOVER, P.M: A History of The London Gazette, 1665-1965.

London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1965. Plates. Tall 8vo, pp. vii:95, original cloth; very good in slightly edge chipped d.w.


Enquire Item No. 3408

HILL, R.L: A Bibliography of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, from the Earliest Times to 1937.

Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 213-pages. Original black cloth; tiny split and some light spotting to headband else good. Short contemporary inscription on front pastedown.


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San Diego: University of California, 1974. Plates. Large 8vo (10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches), pages: xiv:433. Original blue cloth gilt. Boards a little edge browned, generally good. Inscribed by Jonathan Hill and signed on the title-page.


Enquire Item No. 10922

HOBSON, A.R.A: The Book Number Two : The Literature of Bookbinding.

London: Published for the National Book League by the Cambridge University Press, 1954. 8vo, pp.16, original decorative wrappers; very good.


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HOLMES, SIR MAURICE: Captain James Cook, a Bibliographical Excursion.

London: Francis Edwards, 1952. Limited edition, one of 500. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches). 103-pages, original burgundy cloth, unevenly faded else good. £21.00

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LOFTS, W.O.G. [Editor]: The Gem Library. A List of All Issues and Reprints.

London Old Boys Book Club, n.d. 4to, pp.48, original paper wrappers stapled; cover and some leaves foxed; ink handwritten date "Dec. 1962" to upper cover.


Enquire Item No. 6619

MEYNELL, FRANCIS: Typography. The written word and the printed word. Some tests for types. Concerning printers' flowers. The pioneer work of the Pelican Press. The points of a well-made book. A glossary of printers' terms. Type specimens. A display of borders .......

London: Prepared, printed and published by the Pelican Press, 1923. Believed only 500 printed. Folding ttle, other folding plates, type specimens or borders and initials etc. 8vo (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches), unpaginated. Original boards with printed paper label; headband a little bumped, some fading to boards, internally excellent. Loosely inserted is a monotype setting of the Press device reproduced (in reduced size) in one of the specimens in the book.


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MORAN, JAMES [Editor]: Book design and production. Volume 1, No. 1 to Volume 2 No 4; lacking Volume 2, No. 2.

London: Printing News Ltd. 1958 - 1959. Seven issues. Illustrations thoughout. 4to, original printed wrappers; piece pulled from headband of last issue but still attached else all excellent. A scarce periodical.


Enquire Item No. 3083

NEWTON, SIR HARRY KOTTINGHAM: Your Books, My Son. Being some account Bibliographical & Biographical contained in forty letters written mainly during the earlier months of 1931, intended to introduce to his eldest son a small collection of Esteemed Books made for him ......

Item No. 5511

Oxford: at the University Press, 1934. One of only 101 copies printed. Etched frontispiece and tailpiece. Large 8vo, pp. 324, original gray textured cloth with leather lettering piece to spine, top edge gilt, others uncut; fine in slipcase. With later inscription from his sons presenting this volume to the Girdlers Company.

Sir Harry Newton's fine library, which this volume catalogues, giving also details of their acquisition and other anecdotal observations, was auctioned at Dukes of Dorchester in 2007.


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P.A.C. [CATCHPOLE, P.A.]: Fifty Years with the Cambridge University Press 1882-1932.

Cambridge: Printed for private circulation at the University Press, 1932. First edition. 8vo, pp.[6]:34, original boards, no dustwrapper; binding with two faint stains to back cover, else good; internally, bookplated to front pastedown, ink ownership name on front free-endpaper; signed by the author. With a typed letter signed by the author loosely inserted.


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PACKMAN, LEONARD [Editor]: Sexton Blake Catalogue. TOGETHER WITH: Supplement to the Sexton Blake Catalogue.

Item No. 6620

East Dulwich: The Sexton Blake Circle, n.d. Two volumes. Large 8vo, pp.91 and pp.17, original green paper wrappers; slightly browned; corners bumped; handwritten date "1971" on title-page.


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PLUCKNETT, T.F.T: Early English Legal Literature.

Item No. 17894

Cambridge University Press, 1958. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 120-pages. Original cloth; very good in a little edge worn but good price clipped dust jacket.


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PUBLISHING: Faber Books 1925 - 75. Impressions of a publishing house & Faber Music, Notes of a decade.

London: The National Book League, 1975. Portrait, plates & decorations. 8vo, original wrappers printed after a design by Edward Bawden.


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RICKETS, CHARLES: A Collection of Books Designed by Charles Rickets.

Zurich: L'Art Ancien, 1972. Bulletin 25. Number 361 of 500 copies printed. A catalogue of 74 books designed by Ricketts, with a list of works not included, a bibliography, and introduction. Large 8vo, pp. 38 and with 4 pages of illustrations. Original wrappers with printed paper label. Wrappers unevenly faded.


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ROBERTS, SIR SYDNEY; McKENZIE, D.F; BLAGDEN, CYPRIAN and others: The University Printing Houses at Cambridge from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century.

Cambridge: At the University Press, (Christmas) 1962. Special edition of 500 copies for private circulation. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Oblong (18cm tall x 28cm wide), pp.16, original red cloth (no dustwrapper) in marbled slip-case with red and gilt lettering piece; binding spine slightly faded, internally excellent; with two splits (4cm in length) running either side of the lettering piece which is attached to one of the narrow sides of the slip-case, some very slight chipping to raw edges.


Enquire Item No. 8986

SADLEIR, MICHAEL: Excursions in Victorian Bibliography.

London: Chaundy & Cox, 1922. First edition. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 240-pages, original blue cloth, top edge gilt. Errata tipped-in. Very good.


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SKELTON, R.A: County Atlases of the British Isles, 1579 - 1703. A Bibliography.

London: Carta Press, 1970. First edition. Plates, 2 folding. 8vo (10 x 7 1/2 inches), 262-pages. Original cloth; signature on front free endpaper else very good in slightly edge curled price clipped dustwrapper.


Enquire Item No. 13458

SMITH, F. SEYMOUR: Pamphlet Bibliographies. A Reader's Guide.

Published for the National Book League by the Cambridge University Press, 1948. 8vo, pp. 24, original illustrated wrappers; name on title else very good.


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STEERE, FRANCIS G: Bibliography of Books, Articles, and Pamphlets dealing with Western Australia.

Perth: By Authority, 1923. Photo-copy. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), pages: 172:xi, modern tan buckram, spine with green leather gilt lettering piece; upper cover splash marked, lettering piece lifting a little on one edge.


Enquire Item No. 10934

TARG, WILLIAM [Editor]: The Book Hunter's Guide. Rare American Books valued from $50.00 to $25,000.00. A Checklist of the Scarcest & Most Valuable American First Editions.

Chicago: Black Archer Press, 1935. Narrow 8vo, pp.24, original printed light boards; a little rubbed and lightly dusty. £10.00

Enquire Item No. 3700

TIMPERLEY, C.H: Encyclopaedia of literary and typographical anecdote: being a chronological digest of the most interesting facts illustrative of the history of literature and printing from the earliest period to the present time. Interspersed with biographical sketches of eminent booksellers, printers, type-founders, engravers, bookbinders and paper makers, of all ages and countries, but especially of Great Britain. With bibliographical and descriptive accounts of their principal productions and occasional extracts from them. Including curious particulars of the first introduction of printing into various countries, and of the books then printed. Notices of early Bibles and liturgies of all countries, especially those printed in England or in English. A history of all the newspapers, periodicals, and almanacks published in this country. An account of the origin and progress of language, writing and writing-materials, the invention of paper, use of paper marks, etc. / compiled and condensed from Nichols's Literary anecdotes, and numerous other authorities, by C. H. Timperley. Second edition, to which are added, a continuation to the present time, comprising recent biographies, chiefly of booksellers, and a practical manual of printing.

Item No. 10935

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Large 8vo (10 x 6 1/4 inches), pages-vi:32:115(the Printers Manual with separate title-page and frontispiece):(1):33-996:12(Nineteenth Century continued). Original brown blindstamped cloth. Backstrip detached, torn & worn, and loosely inserted. Stitching slack, foxing and some dust marking. With frontispiece and 10 plates, one folding.

A plate listed in the directions to the binder, The Statue of Gutenberg, is not present - called for? The British Library copy states that there are 11 plates, as in this copy.


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TYRRELL, JAMES R: Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney.

Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1952. First edition. Plates. 4to, original cloth in dustwrapper; binding a little faded; dustwrapper poor, rubbed and with numerous tears and much loss; internally very good. £10.00

Enquire Item No. 666

WALPOLE, HORACE & PARK, THOMAS: A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of their Works . By the late Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Enlarged and continued to the Present Time by Thomas Park.

Item No. 17373

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Item No. 17373

London: for John Scott, 1806. Numerous engraved portraits throughout. 5 volumes 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xxxii:326; x:352; x:343; x:400; & x:408. Handsomely bound contemporary full purple grained calf, sides elaborately gilt and blocked in blind. Spines gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct, all edges gilt, wide gilt ornments to turn-ins. With the half-titles. A little rubbing, a few corners bumped, headband to vol.1 pulled. Overall a handsome set in very good condition.


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WEBSTER, D; WHITER, R; and BLYTHE, R [Editors]: The Magnet Library. A List of All Issues.

Item No. 6618

For the authors, n.d. 4to, pp.37, original paper wrappers stapled; tear to upper cover at staple; brown cellotape mark to both covers; some slight foxing; ink handwritten date "July 1960" to first leaf.


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