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1 LEE, WILLIAM; Ford, Worthington Chauncey (EDITOR) REPLY OF WILLIAM LEE TO THE CHARGES OF SILAS DEANE. 1779
Brooklyn Historical Printing Club 1891 First Thus Original wraps Very good 
Small 4to (7 x 9 ). p. 60. Heavy blue-flecked paper wraps with title in black. Limited edition: Number 7 of 100 copies printed. Laid paper.The Historical Printing Club (1876 to 1902) was founded 8 years in advance of the Grolier Club by Gordon L. Ford (publisher of the NY Tribune) and his sons. Of the over 70 publications produced by this club until its demise, the majority were previously unpublished or practically unobtainable historical or bibliographic documents regarding the early political or military history of the United States. They were edited either by Paul Leicester Ford or his brother, Worthington Chauncey Ford. This title, which contains the text of letters from William Lee, Slias Deane and Benjamin Franklin are of such scholarly import that it is still being reprinted today. Age toning and chipping to edges and spine ends, other wise a tightly bound copy with most pages still unopened. Growoll 44. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE GOLDEN BOOK THE STORY OF FINE BOOKS AND BOOKMAKING -- PAST AND PRESENT
Chicago Pascal Covici 1927 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good Jacket 
R8vo (7" x 9"). pp. [xvi]; 406; Notes; Index. One of 2000 copies. Dark blue vertically ribbed cloth with fanfare-style design and titles stamped in gold on both covers and spine. Gold interstecting ring dentelles. t.e.g. Laid paper watermarked with McMurtrie's initials. Scarce gold dust jacket with binding design repeated in black. Illustrated throughout with vingette and full page reproductions of historic texts and includes floriated initials and headpieces. Written from the view point of the designer and printer, The Golden Book is an authoritative look at the history of the book from its pre-historic form to the 20th century, and includes chapters on type design, book decoration, book binding and private presses. A lovely copy of this seminal study of book history and typography with faint wear to edges and faint rubbing to corners with a scarce VG dust jacket with chipped corners and edge wear. WITH a scarce The Golden Book publication prospectus, Pascal Covici, 1927. Contains publication announcement, chapter summaries and order form. White laid paper with Coventry Book watermark. Reproduction of The Golden Book fanfare-style cover design on cover in black. Original accordion folded pamphlet very worn with creases and chipped edges; some separation. All pages present. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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