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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

By: De Hamel, Christopher

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, David R Godine Publisher, 1986

Edition: First Edition


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Previous owner's name neatly printed in calligraphy inside. Price-clipped dust jacket wrapped in mylar. 256 pages. 8 1/2"w x 11 1/4"h. With 250 illustrations, 80 in color. A beautiful survey of the history of illuminated manuscripts, describing their historical and cultural settings, the history of scripts and iconography, techniques and materials, and the formal organization of the scriptoria. View more info

Alphabetic Labyrinth: The Letters in History and Imagination

By: Drucker, Johanna

Price: $14.95

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson, 1995


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 320 pages. View more info

Artists of the Page: Interviews With Children's Book Illustrators

By: Marantz, Kenneth;Marantz, Sylvia

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, U.S.A., McFarland & Co Inc Pub, 1992

Edition: Ex Library


Ex-library book with the usual stamps, stickers. etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Very nice book in green cloth covers that show little to no wear. Sharp corners, View more info

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Binding of Books, The

By: Perry, Kenneth F.; Baab, Clarence T.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Bloomington, IL, McKnight & McKnight, 1967


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 190 pages. 6 1/8"w x 9 1/4"h. Many b&w illustrations. View more info

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Bird Books and Bird Art: An Outline of the Literary History and Iconography of Descriptive Ornithology

By: Anker, Jean

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Levin & Munksgaard, 1938


Indigo blue cloth cover with somewhat worn leather spine and corners. 251 pages. Slight foxing to endpapers. Previous owner's blind embossed name stamp. An outline of the literary history and iconography of descriptive ornithology based principally on the collection of books containing plates with figures of birds and their eggs now in the University Library at Copenhagen and including a catalogue of these works. Photo of table of contents available. This large, he... View more info

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Bookbinding in America: Three Essays

By: French, Hannah Dustin; Rogers, Joseph W.; Lehmann-Haupt, Hellmut

Price: $24.96

Publisher: N Y, R.R. Bowker, 1967


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 293 pages. The essays are "Early American Bookbinding by Hand" (French); "The Rise of American Edition Binding" (Rogers); and On the Rebinding of Old Books" (Lehmann-Haupt). View more info

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Bookman's Glossary

By: Holden, John A.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Bowker, R.R., 1925


From addendum to zincograph! Ex-library book with the usual stickers, stamps, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Nice copy from the reference section of a library; looks like a library re-binding from the 50's: bright green textured cloth with embossed gilt lettering on spine only. "Criminal code" sticker on inside cover threatening imprisonment for maliciously cutting tearing etc. a book. Tough. View more info

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Bookman's Glossary

By: Holden, John

Price: $14.95

Publisher: R.R.bowker, 1931


Ex-library book with the usual stickers, stamps, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 153 pages. View more info

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Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction and Design, Step-By-Step

By: Zeier, Franz

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N Y, Design Press, 1990


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 304 pages. Bumped corner of front cover. Price-clipped dust jacket shows edge wear. 7"w x 10"h. "In this introduction to the techniques of bookbinding, Franz Zeier guides readers step-by-step through projects for making a variety of boxes, portfolios, book covers, photograph albums, mats, and sewn and adhesive-bound books." View more info

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Catalogue Raisonne De La Bibliotheque Elzevirienne 1853-1867

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, A. Franck, 1867


Red embossed boards with gilt lettering on spine. Edge wear and fraying to top and bottom of spine. 140 pages. Text in French. Deckled edges. Very attractive typogaphic ornaments. View more info

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Century Of Artists' Books, The

By: Drucker, Johanna

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Granary Books, 1995

Edition: First Edition


Clean and unmarked; tight binding. 377 pages. "The Century of Artists' Books is the first full-length study of the development of artists' books as a twentieth century artform. This work situates artists' books within the context of mainstream developments in the visual arts from Russian Futurism and Surrealism to Fluxus, Conceptual Art, to Postmodernism." View more info

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Choir Book Miniatures for Siena Cathedral, The

By: Carli, Enzo

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Florence, I.F.I. Editions, 1990


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 59 color illustrations. 44 pages of text, bibliography. 6 3/4"w x 9 1/4"h. View more info

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Collecting and Safeguarding the Oral Traditions

By: McIlwaine, John and Whiffrin, Jean

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New Providence, New Jersey, U.S.A., K G Saur, 2001


A clean, umarked copy in excellent condition. Bibliographic label on inside of front boards. 158 pages. View more info

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Complete Guide to Acquisitions Management, The

By: Wilkinson, Frances; Lewis, Linda K.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc, 2003


A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 297 pages. View more info

Continuing Professional Development-Preparing for New Roles in Libraries: a Voyage of Discovery

By: Editor Paul Genoni; Walton, Graham

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Munchen, K.G. Sauer, 2005


An unread copy in excellent condition. View more info