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Literature : Publishing


Lucien Pissarro in England - the Eragny Press 1895 - 1914

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography etc. Includes detailed illustrated listing of all the editions made by the Eragny Press.
NEW unread copy
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Lucien Pissarro in England - the Eragny Press 1895 - 1914

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Large 8vo in colour printed stiff card covers, 160pp, illustrated in colour throughout, bibliography etc. Includes detailed illustrated listing of all the editions made by the Eragny Press.
NEW unread copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Ganymed - Printing - Publishing - Design (Victoria & Albert Museum, London 19 November 1980 - 31 January 1981)

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
4to in illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 43pp, plates etc.
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, some slight cover surface rub)
1st editionSoftcover
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Artists At Curwen - A Celebration of the Gift of Artists' Prints from the Curwen Studio

Tate Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 167pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a very faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its protector)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Forty Years on - the Wynkyn De Worde Society 1957 - 1997

Wynkyn De Worde Society, Hatfield
Tall Octavo size (8vo). in decoratively printed cream cloth covered boards, 55pp, illustrations in text, etc. No 346 of a limited edition of 400 copies
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (faint hint of dustiness to covers)
1st editionHardcover
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Wynkyn De Worde - Father of Fleet Street

British Library / Oak Knoll Press / Wynkyn De Worde Society, London
Tall Octavo size (8vo) in ornately blind and gilt embossed grey cloth covered boards, 70pp. A finely printed book limited to 1050 copies
NEW copy in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (hint of sunning to spine panel)
HardcoverDustjacket
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The Transmission of Old English Poetry (Westfield Publications in Medieval & Renaissance Studies)

Brepols, Turnhout
Large Octavo size (8vo) in grey faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 223pp
NEW copy in NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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£51.00
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Fifty Penguin Years (Royal Festival Hall, London, 21 September - 27 October, 1985)

Penguin, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo) in glossy card covers. 142pp, plates in colour and b/w
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcoverDustjacket
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Extracts From the Registers of the Stationers' Company of Works Entered for Publication Between the Years 1570 and 1587 Vol 2 / Volume II

Shakespeare Society, London
Octavo size (8vo) in publisher's original blind embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, xvi + 252pp, 8pp Annual Report of the Shakespeare Society Council and spare title-page at rear. Volume 2 only, the first volume in this series was published a year previously in 1848
VERY GOOD (spine slightly chipped, page-block edges dusty else fine, a well preserved clean and tight unread or barely read copy)
1st editionHardcover
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An Occupation for Gentlemen

Hutchinson, London
Octavo size (8vo) in red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 287pp, plates, index etc
VERY GOOD, a well preserved, clean and tight copy
1st editionHardcover
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Fire More Than Water - Notes for the Story of A Ship

Longmans Green, London
Octavo size (8vo) in sewn stiff card covers, 42pp, portrait frontispiece, facsimiles and plates etc. Printed for private circulation Autumn 1949 to mark the firm's (the publisher longmans) 225th anniversary
A well preserved FINE copy (covers faintly tanned and dusty, slight flat crease to fore-edge of front cover)
1st editionSoftcover
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English Music Printing 1553 - 1700

Bibliographical Society, London
Quarto size (4to) in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 188pp, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc. With the small private bookplate of Montague Shaw (typographer and editor) on the front paste-down end-paper
A well preserved FINE copy (page-block edges faintly tanned) in the original plain tissue wrapper (edge-chipped)
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Durham Bookbinders and Booksellers 1660 - 1760

Oxford Bibliographical Society, Oxford
Large Quarto size (4to). in stiff card covers, 61pp, plates etc
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread or barely read copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Glasgow University Press 1638-1931- with Some Notes on Scottish Printing in the Last Three Hundred Years (Author's presentation copy)

Glasgow Universty Press, Glasgow
Octavo size (8vo) in tan cloth backed marbled boards, gilt lettered green faux-leather label to spine, top edge gilt, 285pp, plates (some folding and with tissue guards), index etc. Plus loosely inserted folded hand-written compliments slip signed in initials by the author on his printed headed note-paper
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (spine and top edge of page block slightly dusty, faint shelf-rub to cover bottom edges, some scattered mild foxing to end leaves and page-block fore-edge)
Signed copy1st editionHardcover
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Dr Williams's Library London - Catalogue of Accessions 1900 - 1950 Vol / Volume 2 1951 - 1960 - Vol 3 1961 - 1970 and Vol 4 1971 - 1980 (4 Volumes Complete, no others published)

Dr Williams Trust, London
All 4 volumes are 1st editions in matching dark green cloth, gilt lettering and rule to spines. Approx 1,600pp in all
Aside from some very faint page tanning all are AS NEW un- or barely-read copies. An excellent set
1st editionHardcover
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The Book Book

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing, 1st issue. Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 226pp, glossary, index etc. Erratum / disclaimer sticker to front blank fly-leaf referring to statements about John Symonds (inserted by the publisher following threats of a libel action)
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Inside Women's Magazines

Pandora, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 181pp, plates, index (softcover)
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Inside Women's Magazines

Pandora, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 181pp, plates, index (softcover)
Slight crease to head of spine (from bumping), minute speck of shelf rub to cover corner tips, faint crease to bottom edge of front cover else FINE, an otherwise well preserved and very clean and tight barely read copy and still close to new
1st editionSoftcover
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Literature in the Market Place

Faber & Faber, London
Octavo size (8vo) in pale red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 211pp, index etc
Page-block edges very slightly tanned else an extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy in an faintly tanned but otherwise almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Artists At Curwen - A Celebration of the Gift of Artists' Prints from the Curwen Studio

Tate Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) red faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 167pp, colour plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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Hommage a Teriade (Diploma Galleries, Royal Academy Arts, 9 August - 12 October 1975)

Royal Acadamy Arts, London
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, 68pp, plates etc. Exhibition devoted to the Paris art patron and publisher of fine illustrated books and the journals Verve, Minotaure and Bete Noire
Spine slightly tanned else about FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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Beefcake - The Muscle Magazines of America 1950-1970

Taschen, Koln
Large heavy Quarto size (4to). in colour printed glossy card self wrappers. 159pp, plates in colour and b/w etc. Text in English, French and German
AS NEW (tiny bump to rear bottom edge of spine from poor handling)
1st editionSoftcover
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Fifty Penguin Years

Penguin, London
Crown Octavo size (8vo) in glossy card covers. 142pp, plates in colour and b/w. Published to coincide with the exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 21 September - 27 October, 1985)
An almost AS NEW unread copy (covers slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Printed Matter (Bound for Glory)

Hearst Books International, New York
Quarto size (4to) in silver printed brown paper covered thick boards, 184pp, colour plates throughout, index etc
AS NEW unread copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
1st editionHardcoverDustjacket
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