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1 ARNOLD, Edmund C. Ink on paper. A handbook of the graphic arts.
New York & Evanston: Harper & Row, (1963). 1963 
8vo. vii, 323 pp. 101 figs., index. Quarter black cloth over orange cloth, gilt-stamped spine title; lightly rubbed. Very good. 
Price: 2.95 USD
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2 BLUMENTHAL, Joseph. Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955; Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries from the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. With an Essay by Joseph Blumenthal.
New York: David R. Godine; Pierpont Morgan Library, (1974). 1974 
Second printing. 4to. xiv, 192 pp. 125 full-page illus., index. Full cloth, dust-jacket; jacket and edges a bit foxed. Very good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 CHENEY, Will; Bruce WHITEMAN. Will Cheney at 90. Catalogue of an exhibition at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. December 1, 1997 – February 28, 1998.
Los Angeles, 1997. 1997 
18 cm. xi, 23 pp. Illus., port. Printed wrappers. Very good. Limited edition of 300 copies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 CRAIG, James. Production for the Graphic Designer. Edited by Margit Malmstrom.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, (1974). 1974 0823044157 / 9780823044153 
Small 4to. 207 pp. Numerous illus., bibliog., index. Cream cloth, red-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Fine. ISBN: 0823044157 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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5 CRICHTON, Laurie W. Book Decoration in America, 1890-1910. A Guide to an Exhibition… Revised by Wayne G. Hammond and Robert L. Volz.
Williamstown: Chapin Library, Williams College, 1979. 1979 
8vo. 87 pp. Two color title (printed in red and black), illustrations, index. Printed wrappers. Fine. Limited Edition of 750 copies. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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6 DREYFUS, John. William Caxton and his Quincentenary.
New York: Typophiles 1976 hardcover Series: Typophile Chap Book 51. 12mo. 54 pp. Quarter black gilt- stamped cloth, decorative paper boards, glassine; glassine worn 
New York:: Typophiles. 1976. hardcover. Series: Typophile Chap Book 51. 12mo. 54 pp. Quarter black gilt-. stamped cloth, decorative paper boards, glassine; glassine worn. Very. good. Limited edition of 1100 copies designed by Abe Lerner.. 2 
Price: 5.00 USD
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7 HAEBLER, Konrad. "Die Erfindung der Druckkunst und ihre erste Ausbreitung in den Ländern Europas."
Mainz, Germany: Gutenberg-Gesellschast, 1930. 1930 
Series: Kleiner Druck der Gutenberg-Gesellschast, No. 14. 8vo. 21 pp. Original marbled wrappers, front cover printed title-label tipped-in. Bookplate of Burndy Library. "Released from HEH" small rubber stamp (rear). Very good. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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8 JENSON, Nicholas (1420-1480). The Last Will and Testament of the Late Nicholas Jenson.
New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts, 1929. 1929 
Series: Keepsakes, No. 34. (295 x 205 mm). 15 pp. Crème paper boards, blind-stamped decorative covers, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; spine ends slightly bumped. Very good. Nicholas Jenson "was a French engraver, pioneer printer and type designer who carried out most of his work in Venice. Jenson acted as Master of the French Royal Mint at Tours, and is accredited with being the creator of the first model roman type." (Wikipedia). 
Price: 22.00 USD
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9 LITTLE, Evelyn Steel. 26 Lead Soldiers. A salute to printers.
(Oakland, CA): Eucalyptus Press, Mills College, 1939. 1939 
8vo. Unpaginated, [6] ff. Printed red wrappers; light sun fade to upper cover. Very good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 McLEAN, Ruari. Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1963. 1963 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvi, 182 pp. Color and monochrome plates, line illustrations, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped purple spine label, dust-jacket. Fine. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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11 MCMURTRIE, Douglas C. Some Facts Concerning the Invention of Printing; the five-hundredth anniversary of which will be celebrated internationally in 1940.
Chicago: Chicago Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1939. 1939 
Second edition. 22 cm. 42 pp. Illustrations. Black-stamped salmon printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Limited to 2500 copies. Near fine. 
Price: 1.00 USD
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12 REED, Talbot Baines. A History of the Old English Letter Foundries: With Notes, Historical and Bibliographical, on the Rise and Progress of English Typography… A New Edition Revised and Enlarged by A.F. Johnson.
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). 1952 Signed
Tall 8vo. xiv, 400 pp. Folding frontis., illustrations, index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn, else fine. Burndy bookplate. Signed by Cyril Stanley Smith. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 ROGERS, Bruce. A BR Quartet. Letters from Bruce Rogers to Thomas Bird Mosher at the Houghton Library.
New York: The Typophiles, 2001. 2001 
Series: Typophile Monograph, New Series, No. 17. 8vo. 19 pp. Two color title (printed in light blue and black). Printed paper chemise. Fine. Limited edition of 500 copies. 
Price: 23.00 USD
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14 RUDGE, William Edwin. In celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the name of Rudge in printing, this special issue of J.O.M. is dedicated to one of the great masters of the printing crafts: William Edwin Rudge of Mount Vernon 1876-1931.
[no place, no date]. 
8vo. [12] pp. Illus. Gold-cloth backed black boards, opaque paper wrappers. Fine. Scarce. Tribute to William Edwin Rudge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 SORBELLI, Albano. Storia Della Stampa in Bologna.
Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, (1929). 1929 Signed
350 x 255 mm. Large 8vo. 378 pp. 54 illus., 66 plates, index. Wrappers; extremities slightly worn. Inscribed by Jerome Webster to his research associate, Martha Teach Gnudi, 1963. Very good. Rare first edition. First Edition. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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16 [CAXTON, William] KNIGHT, Charles. William Caxton and Charles Knight with an Introduction by Kenneth Day.
London: Wynkyn de Worde Society, (1976). 1976 0913720062 / 9780913720066 
Reprint of 1844. 16 cm. viii, 7, viii, 9-240, 8 pp. Illus., postscript, works published by Charles Knight Co. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Very good+. ISBN: 0913720062 
Price: 5.00 USD
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17 [CAXTON] N.F. BLAKE. Caxton and His World.
[London]: Andre Deutsch, (1969). 1969 
8vo. 256 pp. Plates, index. Blue cloth, dust-jacket. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 [CAXTON] NEEDHAM, Paul. The Printer & the Pardoner. An Unrecorded Indulgence Printed by William Caxton for the Hospital of St. Mary Rounceval, Charing Cross.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1986. 1986 0844405086 / 9780844405087 
4to. 101 pp. Plates (1 folding), illus., index. Green gilt-stamped cloth, dust-jacket. Near fine. ISBN: 0844405086 / 0-8444-0508-6 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 [MASON, J. H.] OWENS, L. T. J. H. Mason 1875-1951. Scholar-Printer.
London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1976. 1976 0584103530 / 9780584103533 
8vo. xvi, 192 pp. Frontis., 12 illus., index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Former owner's inscription on front endpaper. Fine. ISBN: 0584103530 Dust jacket present. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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20 [MERGENTHALER, Ottmar (1854-1899)] SCHLESINGER, Carl (ed.). The Biography of Ottmar Mergenthaler, Inventor of the Linotype. A New Edition with Added Historical Notes Based on Recent Findings. Introduction by Elizabeth Harris.
(New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Books, (1992). 1992 0938768123 / 9780938768128 
Reprint. Series: Oak Knoll Series on the History of the Book, Vol. IV. Tall 8vo. xviii, 125 pp. Illustrations, diagrams, tables. Green cloth, gilt-stamped cover signature and spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. Ottmar Mergenthaler, the world-famous inventor of the Linotype machine, was dying of tuberculosis in 1898. Too weak to hold a pen, the inventor, whose breakthrough had made possible cheaper and larger newspapers and books, still burned with a desire to tell his life's story. Death would soon take this man who had made it possible for everybody to read more of everything. New research by Carl Schlesinger about the first matrices used in the 1886 Blower Linotype has been included. For a hundred years, scholars presumed these mats were made from steel alphabet punches which had been cut by hand. Schlesinger offers proof that the matrices were really made with inserted electrotype molds. These had been copied from existing hand type to conceal the appearance of Linotype printing. With pocket in the back containing a facsimile reprint of the first Linotype printing in the New-York Tribune. ISBN: 0938768123 
Price: 15.00 USD
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