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1 (Morrison, Noah Farnham) Catalog of American Travel and Americana for sale by Noah Farnham Morrison. No. 226
Noah Farnham Morrison Elizabeth, NJ no Wraps Goos 
no date (1929, based on the Rutgers University Library website). Wraps, with an ark illustration on the front cover. 28 pp including covers. A bookseller's catalog containing items relating to Americana and American exploration, with brief descriptions and sometimes extra bibliographic info. GOOD condition. Heavy browning to the wraps, with some offsetting and soiling. Some chipping, tearing and creasing along the upper extremity, with a piece missing from the upper corner. Wrappers splitting along the spine. Interior solid with some toning to the paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Adams, Randolph G. William Hubbard's "Narrative," 1677. A Bibliographical Study
Portland, ME The Southworth-Anthoensen Press 1939 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Offprint from the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Volume 33, 1939. A brief bibliographic study of William Hubbard's "A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New England," published in 1677, and seeking to establish which map was correct in the two editions printed that year. By surveying and comparing 50 or so copies of the Boston and London edition, the authors sought to establish definitively in which edition the "White Hills" and "Wine Hills" maps should have appeared. This includes appendices of textual variants. GOOD condition. Minor offsetting and general fading to the covers. Light wrinkling and curling. Very minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Barker, Nicholas Treasures from the Libraries of the National Trust Country Houses
New York The Royal Oak Foundation and the Grolier Club 1999 no Wraps Very Good Folio 
One of 1000 copies printed. Illustrated wraps. Folio. 179 pp. Black and white and color photos throughout. A catalogue to an exhibition of notable books housed in various private libraries of British country houses, preceded by essays examining the history and importance of country house libraries. Catalogue itself contains entries on specific books, discussing its importance, as well as bibliographic information. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and edgewear. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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4 Barlow, Marjorie Dana The Elm Tree Press Woodstock Vermont. A Brief History a Bibliography
Woodstock, VT The Elm Tree Press 1981 no Wraps Good 
One of 500 copies. Orange wraps. 51 pp. A short history of the establishment and various proprietors of the fine press Elm Tree Press in Woodstock, Vermont, followed by a bibliography of works printed at the press. GOOD+ condition. Light foxing along the fore edge of the front cover, with some foxing to the fore edge of the pages. Minor fading/offsetting. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Benson, John Howard; Carey, Arthur Graham The Elements of Lettering
Newport, RI John Stevens, Publisher 1940 no Cloth Very Good Poor 
Printed by D.B. Updike at the Merrymount Press in Boston. Orange brown cloth in rice paper jacket. 125 pp. Illustrations and examples of letters throughout. A theoretical and practical guide to lettering, discussing both general and specific techniques, principles and guidelines, considering aesthetics and other implications in the art of lettering. With an historical section looking at lettering in ancient and Medieval times. Includes sections on writing, drawing and carving letters. Printed by the noted American printer, D.B. Updike. John Howard Benson was a noted stone carver and calligrapher, as well as owner of the John Stevens Shop (a stone carving shop and one of the longest running businesses in the US). POOR jacket on a GOOD book. Heavy tearing, chipping, tattering and loss to the jacket along the extremities, with some scuffing and ink stains/smudges to the wraps. Minor fading, soiling and edgewear to the book. One page very marked up in pencil in the interior. Owner's same on the first endpaper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Blackwell, Sir Basil; Watkinson, Ray; Eyre, Anthony. William Morris's Printing Press
London The William Morris Society at Kelmscott House, Publisher 1983 no Wraps Very Good 
#238 of 300 copies printed on William Morris's Albion Press. 24 pp. Two wood engravings by Rosalind Bliss, with other illustrations also present. A short work on William Morris and his printing press, as well as his efforts in printing (Kelmscott Press included). VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and soiling. Small black stain to the rear cover. Minor creasing at the corners. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Advertising booklet for the newly designed Trajanus Typeface, Chappell, Warren
7 Chappell, Warren Advertising booklet for the newly designed Trajanus Typeface
New York Huxley House, Publisher no Wraps Very Good 
no date, presumed mid 1900s. Small squarish booklet. 14 pages including covers. An advertisement/ specimen book for the typeface Trajanus, a medieval style font. With an introduction by the designer Warren Chappell, as well as examples of different sizes, bold imprints, etc. Warren Chappell was a noted American book and typeface designer, with Trajanus being a prominent example. He worked with John Updike on book designs, as well as with the Alfred Knopf publishers. VERY GOOD condition. Minor soiling and smudging to the covers, mostly to the rear. Faint pencil edit/correction to the last page. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Crothers, Samuel McChord A Literary Clinic.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1917 no Wraps Good Ex-Library 
Wraps. 33 pp. An address by the author concerning his friend "Bagster" and his practice of biblio-therapeutics, in which he advocated the use of books and their meaning or emotional portrayals to address maladies. Originally published as an essay in the Atlantic Monthly in 1916, this work is notable for its first use and coining of the term bibliotherapy, a now accepted practice used in therapy, especially for the treatment of depression. GOOD condition, slightly ex-historical society library, with a blindstamp on the title page. Heavy chipping to the covers along the extremities, with the spine chipped, split and worn. General toning and some soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Crous, Ernst The General Catalogue of Incunabula. A Paper read before the Bibliographic Society, December 16, 1912, together with an Inventory of Incunabula in Great Britain and Ireland.
London Reprinted by Blades, East and Blades, from the Bibliographical Society's Transactions 1914 no Original Wraps Good Signed by Author
Reprinted by Blades, East and Blades, from the Bibliographical Society's Transactions. Original wraps. 57 pages. Apparently SIGNED by the author across the top of the front cover, reading, "To the Bibliographical Society of America, with the compliments of the author!" A short look at the various attempts throughout history to chronicle existing incunabula, with a section in the rear giving the public and private libraries in Great Britain and Ireland that held incunabula. In GOOD condition with general darkening to the covers. Some soiling. Heavy chipping and tearing along the extremities, with some loss to the covers. Small black stamp on the upper front cover. Covers splitting along the upper hinges. Text clean and solid with several pages unopened. General darkening throughout. Small notation in pencil next to the first passage of the text. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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10 Currie, Barton Fishers of Books
Boston Little, Brown and Co. 1931 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
First edition. Original cloth hard cover. No jacket. 350 pages including index. With black and white photo plates throughout depicting many images of notable books. A work chronicling book collecting, notable book collectors and bibliophiles, notable works and interactions with book dealers. In GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the front cover with heavy fading along the extremities of the rear cover. A few spots of fading noticeable to the front cover. Very heavy fading to the spine. Mostly minor soiling. Small dark spot at the lower spine. Minor scuffing and bumping to the extremities. Interior clean and solid with some soiling to the gutter in the rear. A small paper label inserted into the gutter of the rear cover reading "Barton Currie Fishers of Books." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Fletcher, H. George In Praise of Aldus Manutius: A Quincentenary Exhibition
New York, New York, U.S.A. Pierpont Morgan Library 1995 0295974656 / 9780295974651 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 
129 pages. With black and white and color photos of various books. Includes a cencus of books in the Pierpont Morgan Library. An exhibition catalog giving a history and details into the Aldine Press and Aldus Manutius, accompanied by many illustrations of his printing, typefaces, printer's devices, etc. Nice reference work on the Aldine Press. NEAR FINE condition with a hint of scuffing to the covers and extremities. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Fry, Michael (introduction.) Scotland and the Americas, 1600 to 1800
Providence, RI John Carter Brown Library 1995 0916617483 / 9780916617486 Trade Paperback Good Ex-Library 
138 pages. Illustrated. A catalog of an exhibition at the John Carter Brown Library and the Forbes Magazine Galleries, chronicling important Scottish imprints, books and maps relating to America. Ex-Museum Library (Strawbery Banke.) With the usual markings: spine label, bookplate, stamps and card pocket. Minor fading and rubbing to the covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Giroud, Vincent Heinrich Schutz to Henry Miller: Selections from the Frederick R. Koch Collection at Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library 2001 084573136x / 9780845731369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
151 pages including index. With many full page color reproductions of pages of manuscripts. A catalog of an exhibition of rare manuscripts and books from the Koch collection, spanning from the 17th century to the 20th century, with many manuscript musical scores and compositions, as well as rare books and first editions in both music and non-music areas. VERY GOOD+ condition with very minor soiling, minor fading along the extremities and bumping to the corners. Spine slightly faded. Text clean and tight. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Maggs Brothers Seven Centuries of Colour 14th to 20th Century. A Catalogue of Illuminated Mss., Miniatures and Printed Books Illustrated in Colour
London Maggs Bros. Ltd 1951 no Original Wraps Good 
Original wraps. 144 pp. With black and white plates throughout, depicting many illuminated manuscripts, illustrations, etc. Bibliographic detail provided with the entries, as well as any history and provenance associated with the various pieces. GOOD condition with some soiling and minor foxing to the covers. Minor creasing with one noticeable diagonal crease at the lower front corner. Light scuffing and edgewear. Interior solid with moderate foxing to the fore edges, lightly affecting the fore edge margin on a few pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 McMurtrie, Douglas C. The Beginnings of Printing in New Hampshire
London The Bibliographical Society, Reprinted by the University Press, Oxford from the Transactions of the Bibliographical Society 1934 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. With a few title pages reproduced in the interior. A short history of the start of printing in New Hampshire, focusing mostly on the career of the printer Daniel Fowle and his relocation from Massachusetts to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the 1750s. This includes a look at his first published book (Ames' Astronomical Diary), the New Hampshire Gazette, and his influence on other printers in the state, as well as a look at other printers in other regions of New Hampshire. GOOD condition, perhaps ex-library, with traces of a removed sticker from the lower front cover. Light pencil alphanumeric notation on the first endpaper. Some soiling, minor staining and general uneven offsetting/browning and fading to the wraps. Minor creasing, bumping and light chipping/tearing along the extremities. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Newton, A. Edward The Amenities of Book Collecting
Boston The Atlantic Monthly Press 1918 no First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Hard cover. Lacking jacket. First edition, first issue, with Piccadilly on page 268, an errata slip tipped in, and no index present. 355 pages. With illustrations, including a color frontis. Many illustrations reproduce the title pages of first editions of various important works(William Blake's Songs of Innocence, for example), or reproduce notable author inscriptions. A classic work on book collecting by this noted collector. In GOOD+ condition. Minor soiling, most noticeable along the fore edge. Uneven fading and minor scuffing. Spine sun darkened. Book corners scuffed and somewhat worn. Minor toning to the endpapers. Interior clean and solid with minor darkening. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Newton, A. Edward (prolegomenon). The One Thousandth Caxton Head Catalogue. Containing a selection of Books from the Stock of James Tregaskis and Son
London James Tregaskis and Son, Publisher 1932 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 70 pp. With a few black and white photo plates, reproductions of title pages and illustrations. Catalog issued by James Tregaskis and Son, offering a variety of books for sale, with an introduction by noted book collector A. Edward Newton. Included are fine bindings by Boyet, Derome and others; English literature; illustrated books; manuscripts including medieval palaeography and illumination; early printing, including those from the presses of Gutenberg, Caxton, Baskerville, Aldous and others; science; and, travel, including Americana and navigation. GOOD condition. Minor soiling, staining and wrinkling to the covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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18 No Author A Collection of Noteworthy Early English, French and Italian Paintings, Bronzes, Miniatures, Tapestries, Rare English XVIII Century Mezzotints, Embroideries, Porcelains, and Chippendale and French Furniture. Also a Library of Rare Books and Fine Bindings
New York The Anderson Galleries/Metropolitan Art Association 1915 no Wraps Good 
Printed gray wraps. 120 pp. With black and white reproductions of various paintings tipped in. A catalog to a 1915 auction of paintings, tapestries and rare books. With a few plates of fine bindings. Evelina Knapp, 'Mrs. Henry B. Hollins' was the wife of H.B. Hollins, an American financier, banker and railroad magnate. His Wall Street firm failed in 1913 (Wikipedia). GOOD condition. Moderate darkening and offsetting along the extremities. Dark scuffs to the rear cover. Some soiling. Yapp edges of the wrappers bumped, with some creasing and minor tearing. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 No Author Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet
No Place No Publisher no Unbound Good 
Advertisement and order form for 'Magic Unveiled, or the Principles of Occult Science,' by Baron du Potet. Single sheet, printed on one side only, folded into thirds. 8 by 5 inches. A piece advertising the translation and publication in English of the above mentioned work by Potet. Believed to be La Magie Devoilee ou Principes de science occulte. Jules Denis, Baron du Potet was a French occultist and homeopathic practitioner, as well as a well-known practitioner of mesmerism. This English translation of this work, originally published in French in 1852, does not appear in searches of the OCLC. GOOD condition. Fold creases and some wrinkling to the piece. Minor browning to the paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 No Author Early Printed Books and Manuscripts. The Property of the General Theological Seminary New York City and other Owners. Wednesday, October 1, 1980
New York Christie, Manson and Woods International, Publisher 1980 no Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Mauve paper covered boards. 141 pp. With color and black and white photos throughout. A catalog to a 1980 auction featuring many early printed bibles, Books of Hours, illuminated manuscripts and other early work. Prices realized sheet laid in. VERY GOOD condition. Minor general fading and rubbing to the book. Light bumping to the extremities. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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