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1 A List Of The Books In The Library Of Hotel Pennsylvania: For The Use And Pleasure Of The Hotel's Guest.
Hotel Pennsylvania, New York: 1919 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. 
A collection selected to please the hotel's guests. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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2 Book Lovers Journal.
C. R. Gibson, Nashville. 8227265122 h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Here's the perfect gift to give to someone who loves gifts. Provides a convenient way to keep track of books one has read, books to read, books borrowed, and more. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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3 David Watkinson's Library: One Hundred Years In Hartford Connecticut, 1866-1966.
Watkinson Library at Trinity College, Hartford: 1966. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
David Watkinson's Library narrates the founding and history of the David Watkinson Library from 1866 to 1966. When David Watkinson died in 1857, the major provisions for the establishment of the library were contained in his will. Watkinson had determined one hundred thousand dollars would be invested and managed by the board of trustees to establish connections with the Connecticut Historical Society as a reference to be accessible to all citizens or visitors of the state of Connecticut. He also specified that money be used to build the new library as an addition to the Connecticut Historical Society, to hire a librarian appointed by the society, to purchase the Wadsworth Atheneum, and to create a Library Fund. Beginning with a biography of the life of David Watkinson and ending with an account of Ruth A. Kerr's (the third librarian) tenure, the book describes every major element of the library. The book discusses Watkinson's idea, conception of the library, other libraries in Hartford, the growth of the library, the various librarians, developing collections, management, the transition to Trinity College, and many other records of the Watkinson library. A foreword, illustration credits, biographical sketches of trustees, a bibliography, and an index are also included. Finally, three appendixes list Watkinson Library Documents, Trustees, and a Chronology of Events. 
Price: 16.63 USD
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4 Simon & Schuster: Our Company History 1924-2007.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 2007. 1416559442 / 9781416559443 2007 Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
First published in 1999 on the occasion of Simon & Schuster's 75th anniversary to recount the phenomenal growth and many transformations this dynamic publishing company has undergone. This edition has been revised and updated for the twenty-first century and goes on to tell the story of how the company has prospered in a constantly changing marketplace and at the dawn of digital publishing's era, all the while staying true to the core values and mission of its founders. 
Price: 22.56 USD
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5 ALBERT, NEALE M. The Neale M. Albert Collection Of Miniature Designer Binders.
The Grolier Club, New York: 2006. h Hardcover with slipcase. Brand new book. 
With photographs from Tom Grill, this book features miniature designer bindings from the collection of Neal M. Albert. Containing more than 7,000 color illustrations, the book covers all styles of bindings including traditional, variations, geometric, abstract, representational, gems, flora & fauna, lettering, diminutive, and experimental. The designer, year, dimensions, and a small description accompany the photos of each listed binding. Including opening essays by Patricia Juvelis and Neale M. Albert, this book reflects an entire world of fine bindings. Although small in size, these bindings showcase great exuberance and elegance. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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6 ANGHELESCU, HERMINA G. B. & POULAIN, MARTINE. Books, Libraries, Reading & Publishing In The Cold War.
Center for the Book, Washington: 2002. 084441056X / 9780844410562 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This historic and important work is based on a series of papers presented at the 1998 International Federation of Library Associations conference in Paris. The work contains 26 essays focusing on the effects the Cold War had on Western and Communist libraries, publishers, cultural diplomacy, political censorship and the freedom to read. As a whole, this well-written work illuminates one of the most turbulent eras of library history. 
Price: 23.28 USD
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7 ARBER, EDWARD. A Transcript Of The Registers Of The Company Of The Statiners Of London: 1554-1640 A. D.
Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre: 2007. Reprint of the First Edition. h Hardcover. Brand new books. Five volumes bound in three. 
Reprint of the first edition published in Birmingham during the period 1875-1894. The Stationers' Company has in its possession copyright registers from 1554 to 1842. The entries up to 1640 have been published in A Transcript of the Registers of the Company of Stationers of London 1554-1660 edited by E. Arber The Stationers' Company, which was founded in the fifteenth century to protect and regulate the London book trade, contains Court Book registers, records of the English Stock Company, and pension and apprentice register books, as well as "Entry Books of Copies." The Entry Books are of especial interest to scholars, since they record the names of authors and titles of books presented to the Company for printing. 
Price: 375.25 USD
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8 ATLAS, JAMES. The Book Wars: What It Takes To Be Educated In America.
Whittle Direct Books, Knoxville: 1990. The Larger Agenda Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Explores the sharp divisions among students, teachers, administators, best-selling authors, and even politicians over which books should be required reading in college. One side believes that the Great Books of Western civilization are a precious legacy that must not be abandoned. Opponents argue that such a list is elitist, a scam designed to maintain the status of a white dominant class. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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9 AUCHINCLOSS, KENNETH. Fine Printing In The Twentieth Century: Selections From The Collection Of Kenneth Auchincloss.
The Grolier Club, New York: 2005. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This catalogue contains some of the most beautiful books of the twentieth century from the collection of Kenneth Auchincloss. It includes a three page biographical sketch of Ken, by his wife Lee Auchincloss, as well as ten facsimiles. Gaylord Shanilec contributed the wood engraving, Bradley Hutchinson printed the cover, and Jerry Kelly contributed the design. The exhibition was held on May 19 to June 17, 2005. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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10 AUSTIN, GABRIEL. The Library Of Jean Grolier: A Preliminary Catalogue.
The Grolier Club, New York: 1971. h Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). Brand new book. 
Jean Grolier can be considered a window to the history of French culture. He was interested in Italian and French scholarship, music and publications, antiquarian books, book collecting, and more. The Grolier Club has been named after this "prince of bibliophiles." This book is a groundbreaking study of the legendary bibliophile and patron of printing. Colin Eisler provides an informational and historical introductory study on Jean Grolier and the Renaissance that includes a full-page color illustration of Grolier's Painted Arms and Emblematic Device. It also contains eight full-page black-and-white illustrations including an Italian plaquette binding and various forms of Grolier's signature. The bibliography includes books and essays that discuss Grolier bindings in different collections, in addition to contemporary references to Jean Grolier. The extensive catalogue lists books from the library of Jean Grolier, providing author, title, editor, imprint, size, provenance, booksellers, catalogues of private libraries and auction sales, and catalogues of institutional libraries. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, Greek authors are listed in their English form, Roman authors in Latin form, and others in their colloquial form. The book was designed by Greta Franzen and printed by the Halliday Lithograph Corporation. 
Price: 56.76 USD
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11 BABCOCK, ROBERT G. (EDITOR). A Book Of Her Own: An Exhibition Of Manuscripts And Printed Books In The Yale University Library That Were Owned By Women Before 1700.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven: 2005. 0845731637 / 9780845731635 s Softcover. Stiff paper wrappers. Brand new book. 
Books tell us many things beyond what their authors write in them. Single copies of books, for instance, often reveal their particular history, who owned them, who read them, who gave them as gifts, how they changed hands over the years. This catalogue of the Beinecke Library exhibition, A Book of Her Own, explores an unusual aspect of book history: all of the books in the display, based on various sorts of evidence contained in the books, were owned by women before the year 1700. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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12 BARTRAM, ALAN. Making Books, Design In British Publishing Since 1945.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / The British Library, London: 1999, 1884718930 / 9781884718939 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The profound changes in Britain since 1945 have inevitably reflected on the art of publishing. In this work, Alan Bartram sets the current publishing scene in the context of the best practice of the last fifty years. While emphasizing that a satisfying book is the result of teamwork between the author, editor, designer, and printer, Bartram is mainly concerned with its design, and the creative process that ends with a book that is not only elegant, but has high standards of reliability. Much has changed, but such elementary requirements for good bookmaking are as relevant today as they ever were. 
Price: 61.51 USD
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13 BASBANES, NICHOLAS A. A Splendor Of Letters: The Permanence Of Books In An Impermanent World.
HarperCollins Publishers, New York: 2003. 0060082879 / 9780060082871 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Offers a consideration of the many pressing issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, such as the willful destruction of books and libraries in Sarajevo, Tibet, and Cambodia, and the spirited efforts to restore them. The matter of "discards" at various libraries takes on an entirely new dimensionas well, with fully researched stories about the kind of attitudes that may lead to the loss of "last copies" of important works. Includes an Index. 
Price: 49.35 USD
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14 BASBANES, NICHOLAS A. Patience & Fortitude: Wherein A Colorful Cast Of Determined Book Collectors, Dealers, And Librarians Go About The Quixotic Task Of Preserving A Legacy.
HarperPerennial, New York: 2003. 0060514469 / 9780060514464 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here is an irresistible journey to the great libraries of the past - from Alexandria to Glasonbury - and to contemporary collections at the Vatican, Wolfenbuttel, and erudite universities. Along the way, he drops in on eccentric book dealers and regales us with stories about unforgettable collectors, such as the gentleman who bought a rare book in 1939 "bby selling bottles of his own blood." Includes an Index. "Nicholas Basbanes is no ordinary book lover. Not only do books themselves fascinae him, virtually everything about them does as well, including the ways they hae been stored and safeguarded in the past and will be in the future." - Boston Globe 
Price: 14.06 USD
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15 BAXTER, JOHN. A Pound Of Paper: Confessions Of A Book Addict.
St. Martin's Press, New York: 2003. First U.S. Edition. Thomas Dunne Books imprint. h Hardcover with dustjacket and mylar protective covering. Very good condition. Library discard. 
In the comic tradition of Clkive James's Unreliable Memoirs, A Pound of Paper describes how a boy from the bush in Australia came to be living in a Paris oenthouse with a library worth millions. It also explores the exploding market in first editions. What treasures are lying unnoticed in your garage? 
Price: 24.75 USD
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16 BELANGER, TERRY. Lunacy And The Arrangement Of Books.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 2003. 1584560991 / 9781584560999 First edition, third printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A humorous and poignant essay on the idiosyncrasies of book arrangements by collectors over the centuries. Professor Belanger treats the reader to some of the idiotic methods of categorizing and shelving books. One gem from an etiquette book of 1863 decreed that a perfect hostess will see to it that the works of male and female authors be properly segregated on her book shelves. Their proximity, unless they happen to be married, should not be tolerated. This book will bring a smile to the face of any bibliophile. Belanger, founder of the Book Arts Press, is the University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections at the University of Virginia. 
Price: 9.74 USD
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17 BELL, HAZEL K.; CRYSTAL, DAVID (PREFACE). From Flock Beds To Professionalism: A History Of Index-makers.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / HBK Press, Hatfield: 2008. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"Indexing is an anonymous profession. An index may be praised or blamed, but rarely is the indexer named, lauded or shamed," laments Professor David Crystal in his preface to From Flock Beds to Professionalism. This book, however, initiates a change. Hazel Bell presents here brief biographies of 65 individual practitioners, the makers of indexes, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, considering their working methods, techniques, training, remuneration, their lives and their personalities. Crystal observes, "Although it is the history of indexing which governs the structure of the book, it is the personalities of the indexers themselves which shine through it . . . I was unprepared for the range, diversity and sheer brilliance of the personalities lying behind the names." After the biographical section on the "Lone Workers," Bell outlines in "Banding Together" the history of groups and societies of indexers world-wide up to 1995, the year she sees as entailing the end of print-only indexing. The book includes photographs of indexers and of their tokens of recognition. Hazel Bell has been a freelance indexer since 1964, having compiled to date more than 700 indexes to books and journals, and won the Wheatley Medal for an outstanding index in both 2005 and 2006. She has been a member of the Society of Indexers for 44 years, serving on its Council as editor of its journal, The Indexer, for 18 of them. In 1997, she was presented by the Society with the Carey Award for services to indexing. She has written many articles for The Indexer and other learned journals. Bell is the author of Indexers and Indexes in Fact and Fiction (British Library/University of Toronto Press, 2001) and Indexing Biographies and Other Stories of Human Lives (Society of Indexers, 3rd edition 2004). 
Price: 90.25 USD
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18 BENNETT, JAMES O'DONNELL. Much Loved Books: Best Sellers Of The Ages.
Books Inc., New York: 1927. Black And Gold Library Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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19 BERGER, SIDNEY E. Edward Seymour & The Fancy Paper Company: The Story Of A British Marbled Paper Manufacturer.
Oak Knoll Press, New Castle / The British Library, London: Limited Edition of 300 copies. h Hardcover bound in quarter leather with a marbled slipcase. Brand new book. 
Tells the story of Edward Seymour and his firm, The Fancy Paper Company. This British company manufactured marbled and other decorated (fancy) papers for the bookbinding and related industries from about 1919 to 1971. With eighteen illustrations showing their methods and copies of correspondence, and twenty tipped-in, original examples of their many fancy papers, this work is a well-researched text about one of the last English marbled paper manufacturing firms. Dr. Berger shares with his readers the vicissitudes of the company's fortunes, the personal lives of its owners, and the often touching correspondence he found among its business records. The author also informs us of the salaries, costs of doing business, and the unique demands of bookbinders for the company's products. The work ends with Edward Seymour's valiant efforts to keep the company afloat in the early 1970's. This edition is published in the best tradition of the fine press book. It was typeset in hot metal, hand printed on 120 gpm, archival paper, and bound in quarter leather with a marbled slipcase by Manoutios Press of Athens, Greece. 
Price: 141.79 USD
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20 BILLINGTON, JAMES H. (INTRODUCTION); SULLIVAN, LARRY E. (PREFACE); MATHESON, WILLIAM (AN ESSAY ON ROSENWALD. Vision Of A Collector: The Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection In The Library Of Congress.
Distributed for the Library of Congress, Washington by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 1991. 084440733X / 9780844407333 First Edition. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
The Rosenwald Collection is the single largest gathering of rare books at the Library of Congress and represents one of the finest collections of books formed by any individual. The collection focuses on the Western European and American illustrated book, a holding unsurpassed in this country, with special concentrations on 15th-century books, 16th-century books printed in the Low Countries, 18th-century French books, William Blake and 20th-century livres d'artiste. Since the time of its donation, this collection has grown to 2,600 separate editions along with several thousand reference works and is used by hundreds of scholars from all over the world. Vision of a Collector celebrates the centenary of Rosenwald's birth by gathering 100 essays by noted scholars on Rosenwald's interests highlighted in the collection, covering both internationally known rarities and books whose potential for research has not yet been recognized. This book consists of five essays on Manuscripts, twelve essays on Early Printing, Typography & Writing Books, thirty-nine essays on Illustrated Books, six essays on Eighteenth-Century French Illustrated Books, four essays on William Blake, seven essays on Modern Illustrated Books, three essays on Architecture, seven essays on Bindings, five essays on Geography, three essays on Herbals and nine essays on Science. This work includes illustrations with some in color. 
Price: 71.25 USD
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