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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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9 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).
10 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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11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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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15 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.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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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19 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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20 PASTON, George. At John Murray's : records of a literary circle 1843-1892.
London John Murray 1932 
Preface by the Rt. Hon. Lord Ernle. First edition xvi, 320pp, 16 black & white plates. Original dark blue cloth with spine label (slight bump on back at head of spine, trifling rubbing on back, small mark on front). Offsetting on free endpapers. Top edges dark blue, half a dozen spots on fore-edges. Interior clean and fresh. Very good. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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