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1 Hunter, Dard THE DARD HUNTER PAPER MUSEUM
Appleton The Institute of Paper Chemistry N.D. Staplebound wraps Fine 
8vo (6¼" x 9¼"). pp.12; with fold-out guide. Stiff cream colored staplebound wraps with titles and logo of the Institute of Paper Chemistry in brown. Includes a photograph of, and visual guide to Hunter's collections at the museum. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 McMurtrie, Douglas C. THE BOOK THE STORY OF PRINTING & BOOKMAKING
London Oxford University Press 1980 Cloth Very good + Very Good Jacket 
8vo (9½” x 7”). pp. xxx; 676. Dark blue cloth boards with titles in grey on spine. 173 b/w plates of historic text and illustrations; bibliographies for each chapter and general index. “The Book tells the story of how books came into being and of those earliest books that were written and illustrated by hand. It tells of the invention of printing and of how that invention made it possible for books to be produced cheaply and in such quantities that all men might have them…and of the ceaseless efforts of craftsmen and artists to produce the perfect book – the golden book" (from the jacket). A fresh, very good copy with light shelf wear and rubbing to corners with a few light spots to the edge of the text block in a very good DJ with a small (¼“) open tear. 
Price: 51.25 USD
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3 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 (7¼" x 9¾"). 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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4 Washington Press, Inc. TYPES BORDERS AND ORNAMENTS
Boston Washington Press, Inc. N.D. staplebound wraps Very good 
R8vo (6½” x 10¾”). pp.36. Stiff paper wraps covered in painted brown paper with titles in black and the Washington Press logo in red. A sample book of all types, borders, ornaments, flourishes, decorations and effects offered by the Washington Press to its customers. Rubbing to corners and spine and light soiling to the final page, otherwise VG. The Washington Press, Inc. was a Boston-based printing company active from the early to the middle part of the 20th Century. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 [Goudy, Frederic W.]; Wilde, Oscar THE ESSAYS OF OSCAR WILDE
New York Cosmopolitan Book Corporation (1916) First Thus Leather bound Very good - good - Jacket Frederic W. Goudy 
12mo. (6.75“ x 4.0“); pp. x, 624. [1, advertisements]. Unsigned binding design by Frederic W. Goudy. "Decorations and types used in the book specially designed by Frederic W. Goudy" stated on the verso of title. Mahogany leather publisher’s binding stamped in gilt on both cover and spine with floral design by Goudy. Maroon endpapers embossed with lions rampant matching those embossed on dust jacket; t.e.g. A bright example of Goudy’s skill in typography and design in VG- condition. Bookplate affixed to front paste-down; neat gift inscription on flyleaf. Head of spine lacking with some chipping to top edges. Scarce DJ in good- condition repeats Goudy’s title page design in purple on embossed paper. Frederic Goudy (1865-1947) was one of the most prolific type designers in the United States, with over 100 typeface designs to his credit and is ranked alongside Theodore Low De Vinne and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue in his importance to typography and book design. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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6 [Jones, Owen; Allen, William, R.A.; Roberts, David, R.A.; Simkson, William;, Warren, Henry; Aubrey, C. E.; Harvey, William]; Lockhart, John Gibson ANCIENT SPANISH BALLADS; HISTORICAL AND ROMANTIC. TRANSLATED WITH NOTES, BY J. G. LOCKHART ESQ.
London John Murray 1841 First Thus Very Good + Jones, Owen and others 
4to (9½” x 7½”). unpaginated. Original publisher's red morocco by Owen Jones (unsigned) gold stamped on front board with titles in a central panel with multiple decorative rules surropunded by filigree work and blind stamped strap work in the Spanish Muslim tradition; rear board gold stamped with a large central lozenge and spine gold stamped with titles and arabesque openwork; decorated endpapers; a.e.g. Includes title page and three sectional titles illuminated using color lithography, 6 tinted wood engraved plates, wood engraved textual vignette and either chromolithographic, wood-engraved or color typographic borders on every page. The illuminated pages "recall early-Renaissance manuscript books and prefigures the private press books of William Morris and others in the 1890s." (Reithmayr). This sumptuous gift book was the first to be completely conceived and developed by a designer, and also thought to be the first published book containing images produced using chromolithography. This book is also the first where a book designer is given full credit on the title page. Owen Jones is best known for his influential book, The Grammar of Ornament (1856), a compenduium of design and color theory still in use today, and it is thought that his work on Ancient Spanish Ballads was the first published manifisatation of his color and design theories prior to the publication of The Grammar of Ornament. Some darkening and small marks to the spine; light soiling to the front and rear boards, o/w a lovely copy with the scarce original publisher's binding designed by Owen Jones and executed at a time when gilt stamping on bindings was still in its infancy. Gordon Ray 226; Andrea Reithmayr, Owen Jones’ ‘Book Beautiful’ (libraryasincubatorproject); Diego Saglia, Translating Romances, Writing Spain: John Gibson Lockhart’s Ancient Spanish Ballads; Nicholas Frankel, The Designer’s Eye: Ancient Spanish Ballads, Poetry, and the Rise of Decorative Design. 
Price: 382.00 USD
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7 [Kelly, Jerry]; Berry, John D.; Randle, John; Matrix TYPE AND TYPOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS FROM MATRIX, THE REVIEW FOR PRINTERS AND BIBLIOPHILES
West New York Mark Batty 2003 First Edition Paper covered boards As new As new Jacket 
I8vo (11¼” x 8”). pp. xx; 374. Designed by Jerry Kelly with grey paper boards with script initial “M” in orange across cover spine and rear board. Titles in white against navy on lower spine. The content of this book runs the gamut of articles concerning type and typography from the Matrix: “The Compleat Caslon”, “Eric Gill and the Golden Cockerel Type”, “The Colum Cille Irish Type” and “The Dust-jacket Designs of Herman Zapf” to name just a few. An exceptionally bright, fresh and clean copy. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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