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1 Christmas Irving, Washington
Privately Published 1971 Soft Cover Very Good+ Privately Printed 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Privately published, 1971. 13 numbered pages. From the rear end page: "This excerpt from 'The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.,' first published in 1819, is here reprinted in Bodoni types for the friends of Evelyn and Alexander Lawson at Christmas, 1971." (Note: Alexander S. Lawson was a preeminent expert in typography. He was a professor of typography at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1977, and was a leading author on typography, his most famous book being "Anatomy of a Typeface." He also authored "Printing Types; An Introduction," The Heritage of the Printer," and "Printing Types Pa." He died in 2002.) Geoffrey Crayon was a pseudonym of Washington Irving. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Early Texts and Illustrated Books: Arts and Sciences of Six Centuries; Catalogue Forty-Four William H. Schab Gallery
New York, New York, U.S.A. William H. Schab Soft Cover Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
147 pages. Catalog of items available at William H. Schab, New York. no date, with a description of each item, a price, and, for many of the items, an illustration. Soft cover. Contents are: Manuscripts and Bindings; Incunabula; 16th Century Texts and Illustrated Books; Hebraica; 17th and 18th Century Texts and Illustrated Books; Festival Books; Art, Artchirtecture, and Calligraphy; Americana, Cartography, and Voyages; History of Science; History of Medicine; Economics, Law, Political Science; Botany and Gardening; Music and Dance. 8 color illustrations and numerous b/w illustrations. Book is in Very Good condition - edge wear; and light discoloration on edges of covers and on margins of some pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 History of Typefounding in the United States Bruce, David
New York The Typophiles 1981 Soft Cover Very Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
The Typofiles, New York, 1981. 64 numbered pages. Edited and annotated from the holograph manuscript by James Eckman. Typophiles Monograph. 6-page preface by James Eckman. 1500 copies made. Frontispiece is a drawing of David Bruce, Jr. Book is in Very Good+ condition. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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4 January Inventory; Ashortr Eportfr Omanun Official Typogra Phicamb Assador Silver, Rollo
Typophiles 1972 Limited Edition - 400 Copies Made Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
8 page pamphlet. Limited edition of 400 copies made. Typophiles Monograph 97. Condition is Near Fine -- tiny crease at top of spine. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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5 Master Prints From 1600 to 1900; Druckgraphik Von 1600 Bis 1900 Emanuel Von Baeyer
London Emanuel Von Baeyer 2003 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
87 pages. Catalog of Emanuel Von Baeyer. In German and English. Includes about 50 illustrations of very good quality. Price list laid in. Book is in Near Fine condition. From the title page: "Master prints from 1600 to 1900 A selection of various Old Master prints of different schools. Many early states and proof impressions, some undescribed prints. A selection of artists' portraits and self portraits. A group from German printmakers active in Berlin around 1800. Some artists' autographs relating to printmaking and the print market". Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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6 New York Book Show 1994 
New York Bookbinders Guild of New York 1994 Apparent First Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Slipcase Very Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
245 pages. Book is in Very Good+ condition - minor edge wear. Slipcase is in Very Good+ condition - fading on rear and edge wear. Contains the winners of the annual contests in a wide range of categories related to bookbinding. The covers of winners are included in the illustrations. Cloth book pictorial board, gilt lettering on spine, bound-in ribbon bookmark, and marbellized end pages. Cloth slipcase has a cut-out to allow pictorial board to show. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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7 Older Than The Nation: The Story of the Hartford Courant McNulty, John Bard
Stonington, CT The Pequot Press 1964 Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
The Pequot Press, Stonington, CT 1964. 231 pages. Signed by author on front end page. Book is in Very Good+ condition: dedication page has a gift card dated 1965 glued in, which was apparently the card used to give this book as a gift in 1965; light foxing. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: chipping on edges, price-clipped, and yellowing from age. Contents are: 1764-1777 Getting Started; 1777-1779 The Darkest Days; 1779-1800 Establishing the Firm; 1800-1815 Supporting the Old Guard; 1815-1836 The People's Paper; 1836-1854 From Weekly to Daily; 1855-1864 Politics and Civil War; 1864-1869 Rocky Road to Broad Highway; 1870-1890 Gentlemen of the Press; 1870-1890 A New Home and New Horizons; 1890-1900 Modernization; 1900-1913 Editor Clark; 1913-1919 War-time Changes; 1920-1928 The Old Lady and the Flapper; 1929-1947 Depression and World War II; 1947-1964 Yesterday Today Tomorrow; Appendix A-Proprietors and Officers of The Courant; Appendix B-Circulation Volume and Rates and Advertising Volume and rates. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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8 Quest for Walden: The 'Country Book' in American Popular Literature Owings, Loren C.
Davis, CA University of Californa 1977 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Osborne, Mimi 
17 pages. Keepsake Number 8 in a series issued by Library Associates of the University Library, Davis. Limited edition of 800 copies for Library Associates by the University of California Printing Department, Berkeley. Illustrations by Mimi Osborne. Foreword by Bernard Kreissman. Soft cover. Laid in are: (1) a form letter dated September 1977 from Library Associates with a "Dear Friends" salutation, in which the President of Library Associates transmits this book; (2) a Membership Questionnaire enclosed with that letter; and (3) a notice from the Vacaville Friends of the Library about a book tour of San Francisco in 1977. Book is in Near Fine condition. From the Foreword: "[A] consuming interest in nature led Owings to the discovery of an extensive body of literature which chronicles the country life experiences of former city dwellers who had adopted country residence to fulfill their need to return to the land--to see independence and security, as well as a more intimate relationship to the soil. These converts to the natural life, however, were still sufficiently sophisticated to desire to convert their experiences to print. Such products have been dubbed by Owings as the 'country book.'" Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Roberts Rules Of Writing: 101 Unconventional Lessons Every Writer Needs to Know Masello, Robert - SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Writer's Digest Books 2005 1582973261 / 9781582973265 Soft Cover As New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Writer's Diget Books, Cincinnati, 2005. Signed by author on half-title page (Flat signed, meaning that only the author's signature appears; there is no inscription to any person.) Book is in As New condition. By the publisher: "With 15 books and writing credits including New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, and more, author Robert Masello knows how to get published. In Robert's Rules of Writing, he shares: *101 pithy writing lessons that help you improve your work, save time, and increase productivity. *Fresh, irreverent advice on the writing life, from "Be a Tease" to "Skip the Starbucks" to "Strip Down to Your Briefs". *Entertaining, useful instruction for all fiction writers, journalists, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, business people, and students. No matter how many writing books you already own, you will welcome this novel approach to the writing life." Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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10 Ship of Joy; Hugh Barrett Dobbs, Commander: The Service and Personality of "Captain Dobbsie" - Presented to the Radio Audience of America Day, Holman
San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Schwabacher-Frey Company 1931 Apparent First Edition Hard Copy Very Good++ No Jacket as Issued 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed & Inscribed By Hugh Barrett Dobbs
130 pages. Signed by Dobbs on frontispiece photograph of Dobbs. Apparent 1st ed. From the title page: "One man has made himself a powerful influence in half a million American homes. He is spokesman for those who delight to call themselves 'The Legion of Loving-kindness.' Amazing success has attended his devotion to the aim of leading people to think good thoughts and to pass on to others their well-wishing. This volume is an answer to the thousands who ask to know more about this man whose radio voice is an inspiration in their lives." Pictorial cover. Fold out is "first class ticket". 6 pages of photographs. In Very Good++ condition - a little edge wear and some mild fading on spine. No dust jacket as issued. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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11 The Old Librarian's Almanack Dana, John Cotton & Kent, Henry Watson
1969 Soft Cover Very Good+ Privately Printed 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
Privately published, 1969. 12 unnumbered pages exclusive of the end pages and title page. In silver wraps, with silver sparkle effect on outer covers. Rear end page says, "This excerpt from The Old Librarian's Almanack represents a literary hoax perpetrated as long ago as 1909, and originally published by the Elm Tree Press in Woodstock, Vermont. It is here composed in Cochin types, with Cicero initials, and printed for the friends of Evelyn and Alexander Lawson." (Note: Alexander S. Lawson was a preeminent expert in typography. He was a professor of typography at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1977, and was a leading author on typography, his most famous book being "Anatomy of a Typeface." He also authored "Printing Types; An Introduction," The Heritage of the Printer," and "Printing Types Pa." He died in 2002.) This pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition: has a tiny nick at the top of the spine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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