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A Passion for Books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books., RABINOWITZ, Harold & Rob Kaplan (eds).
A Passion for Books : a book lover's treasury of stories, essays, humor, lore, and lists on collecting, reading borrowing, lending, caring for, and appreciating books.
20.00 AUD

Slightly Chipped : footnotes in booklore., GOLDSTONE, Lawrence & Nancy.
Slightly Chipped : footnotes in booklore.
10.00 AUD

Understanding Book Collecting., UDEN, Grant.
Understanding Book Collecting.
15.00 AUD

Amassing Treasures For All Times : Sir George Grey, colonial bookman and collector., KERR, Donald Jackson.
Amassing Treasures For All Times : Sir George Grey, colonial bookman and collector.
25.00 AUD

A Miscellany for Bibliophiles., FLETCHER, H. George (ed).
A Miscellany for Bibliophiles.
25.00 AUD

The Books in My Life., MILLER, Henry.
The Books in My Life.
25.00 AUD

Antiquarian Books : an insider's account., LWESI, Roy Harley.
Antiquarian Books : an insider's account.
15.00 AUD

The British Library Guide to Bookbinding : history and techniques., MARKS, P.J.M.
The British Library Guide to Bookbinding : history and techniques.
15.00 AUD

 

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1 Australasian Bibliography. Catalogue of Books in the Free Public Library, Sydney, relating to, or published in, Australasia. Reference Library, 1869-1888.
Sydney Government Printer 1893 
Part I: Authors, editors, or reference. Part II: Colonies, &c. Part III: Classified subject and title. 4to; x, 436; (vi), 584 & (iv), 226pp, frontispiece. Later navy blue cloth, spine titles in gilt, a few slight marks. Very good. 
Price: 160.00 AUD
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2 Messrs Berkelouw : Australiana Bulletin, volumes 10 & 11 complete [in two bound volumes]
Sydney Berkelouw 1970-73. 
Bookseller's catalogues, bound with their stiff wrappers, in matching half leather and brown cloth, in two volumes. [I] Australiana Bulletin, volume 10, nos 1-6. [II] Australiana Bulletin, volume 11, nos 1-8. Very good. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Bizarre Books., ASH, Russell & Brian Lake.
3 ASH, Russell & Brian Lake. Bizarre Books.
London Macmillan 1985 
180pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0333383125 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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4 BALSTON, Thomas. William Balston, papermaker, 1759-1849.
London Methuen 1954 
First edition. 172pp, 20 illustrations. Printed on mould-made J. Whatman paper manufactured by W. & R. Balston. Original cloth with dustwrapper (light soiling, spine dulled and with some chips, now in protective sleeve). Top edges a little spotted, the others uncut. Owner's signature of A.E. Werner, the conservator, of the British Museum. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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5 Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed) Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXIV.
Charlottesville VA University Press of Virginia 1971 
240pp. Original blue cloth. Very good. ***Papers include 'John Payne's Great Forgery' (Dawson) & 'Woozles in Bronteland: a cautionary tale' (Stevens). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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6 Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed) Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXIX.
Charlottesville VA University Press of Virginia 1976 
395pp. Original brown cloth. Very good. ***Papers include 'John Murray's Famil Library and the cheapening of books in early 19thC Britain' (Bennett) & 'The Role of Formulas in the dissemination of a Middle English alliterative romance' (Duggan). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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7 Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed) Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXVI.
Charlottesville VA University Press of Virginia 1973 
296pp. Original green cloth. Very good. ***Papers include 'Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: the 1602 additions' (Bowers) & 'A Bibliographic History of Tennyson's Idylls of the King' (Pfordresher). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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8 Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed) Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXVII.
Charlottesville VA University Press of Virginia 1974 
325pp. Original blue cloth. Very good. ***Papers include 'Towards a critical text of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' (Gabler) & 'The American edition of Mrs 'Dalloway' (Shields). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Bookbinding and the care of books : a handbook for amateurs, bookbinders and librarians., COCKERELL, Douglas.
9 COCKERELL, Douglas. Bookbinding and the care of books : a handbook for amateurs, bookbinders and librarians.
New York Lyons & Burford 1991 
With drawings by Noel Rooke and other illustrations. Reprint (first published 1902). Small 8vo. 334pp. Soft covers. A fine (unused) copy. ISBN 1558211047 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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10 COX, Harold & John E. Chandler. The House of Longman 1724-1924.
London Longmans 1925 
94pp, frontis, 1 b&w plate. Original cloth-backed papered boards, head of spine slightly frayed, light liquid stain at the foot. Ex-Library, with label taped botttom left corner of front cover, stamp on front pasted endpaper and page edges, sleeve pasted on back endpaper and slip on back free endpaper. Good. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Miscellany for Bibliophiles., FLETCHER, H. George (ed).
11 FLETCHER, H. George (ed). A Miscellany for Bibliophiles.
New York Grastorf & Ling 1979 
xvi, 304pp, illustrated, errata slip tipped-in at rear. Grey cloth with clear wrapper. Top corners a trfile bumped, owner's name. A very good clean copy. ***Includes 'Of Dealers and Collectors' (Robert Taylor), 'Looking into provenance' (Robert Nikirk) & 'Identifying and classifying fine bindings' (Jamie Shalleck). 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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12 Gaston Renard Gaston Renard, International Antiquarian Booksellers : Catalogues 100-105 [in two bound volumes]
Melbourne Gaston Renard Fine & Rare Books 1970-72. 
Bookseller's catalogues, bound with their stiff wrappers, in matching half leather and brown cloth, in two volumes (the first a little taller than the second). [I] Catalogue No 100 (1970). Australasia : Australia, the neighbouring lands to the north, the Pacific region and Antarctica. With 17 illustrations and an index. [II] Catalogues 101-105 (1971-72). 98/94/50/82/66pp (pagination includes the lower wrappers), each with index but not illustrated. Respectively: #101 & 102: Australia (as above). #103: History, military, naval and shipping. #104: Australia. #105: Voyages, travels... relating mainly to Africa, Asia and the Americas; Natural History, general works. Very good. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Slightly Chipped : footnotes in booklore., GOLDSTONE, Lawrence & Nancy.
13 GOLDSTONE, Lawrence & Nancy. Slightly Chipped : footnotes in booklore.
New York St Martin's Press 1999 
214pp. Papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0312205872 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Private Impressions: a collection of eight monographs about printing and other book arts (with Introductions and prospectuses)., HUDSON, Mike & Jadwiga Jarvis.
14 HUDSON, Mike & Jadwiga Jarvis. Private Impressions: a collection of eight monographs about printing and other book arts (with Introductions and prospectuses).
Katoomba The Wayzgoose Press 1995-2001. 
Illustrated throughout by Mike Hudson, including wood engravings. A complete set of the eight monographs and two Introductions (to numbers 1-4 and 5-8 respectively), and the two prospectuses (1995 and 2000 respectively). All parts are signed by Hudson and Jarvis and numbered. Parts 1 to 4 are all #26 of 50 copies, with the Introduction #15 of 45. Parts 5 to 8 and the Introduction are all #18 of 60 copies. The design and typography befitting the subject. Printed on Mohawk Superfine 148gsm paper; the first Introduction sewn into Canson 160gsm covers; Parts 1-8 and the second Introduction sewn into Tomahawk 216gsm covers. Associated leaflets and several typed or hand-written notes from the publishers loosely inserted. The first of the Introductions has a small bruise to the top edge of the cover and first leaf, otherwise all fine. 
Price: 1500.00 AUD
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Amassing Treasures For All Times : Sir George Grey, colonial bookman and collector., KERR, Donald Jackson.
15 KERR, Donald Jackson. Amassing Treasures For All Times : Sir George Grey, colonial bookman and collector.
New Castle, Delaware / Dunedin NZ Oak Knoll Press / Otago University Press 2006 
352pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Maroon cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1584561963 *** Grey was a colonial governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony. He was also an obsessive collector of books and artefacts and bequeathed his collections to the people he governed; establishing Grey Collections in Auckland and Cape Town. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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16 Libraries: The Public Library of Victoria 1856-1956.
Melbourne The Library nd 
Small 4to. 148pp, illustrated. Quarter-bound in contrasting cloth, with dustwrapper. Very good. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Antiquarian Books : an insider's account., LWESI, Roy Harley.
17 LWESI, Roy Harley. Antiquarian Books : an insider's account.
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1978 
200pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0715375741 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The British Library Guide to Bookbinding : history and techniques., MARKS, P.J.M.
18 MARKS, P.J.M. The British Library Guide to Bookbinding : history and techniques.
London The British Library 1998 
Small 4to. 96pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0712345825 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Books in My Life., MILLER, Henry.
19 MILLER, Henry. The Books in My Life.
London Peter Owen 1952 
First edition. 324pp, 4 plates. Canvas cloth (no wrapper), a little spotting and spine dulled. Top edges tinted blue, the others yellowed. Some foxing early and late, including on the title, some small ticks against book titles in a couple of lists, otherwise a good cleam copy. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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20 PAINTER, George D. William Caxton : a quincentenary biography of England's first printer.
London Chatto & Windus 1976 
228pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper. Top edges lightly spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 070112198X 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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