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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

The Golden Age of Booksellers : fifty years in the trade., ABBEY, Ron (ed).
The Golden Age of Booksellers : fifty years in the trade.
20.00 AUD

Antiquarian Books : an insider's account., LWESI, Roy Harley.
Antiquarian Books : an insider's account.
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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The Australian Printing Copy Book.
3 The Australian Printing Copy Book.
Sydney Angus & Robertson nd 
Oblong 8vo. 24pp.Stapled in wrappers, as issued. Slight fading to wrappers, otherwise a very good unused clean copy. Bookseller's small ink stamp on front cover. ***Probably from the late 1960s as it had a pencilled price in the old and the new money. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Golden Age of Booksellers : fifty years in the trade., ABBEY, Ron (ed).
4 ABBEY, Ron (ed). The Golden Age of Booksellers : fifty years in the trade.
Sydney Abbey Press 1981 
#894 of 1000 numbered copies; this one signed by Ron Abbey. Small 4to. xviii, 225pp, black & white photographs and illustrations. Brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper board, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0959389105 ***From the front flap: '...a series of interviews with some outstanding Australian booksellers. They have all been in the trade for fifty years, among them some men and women who have been booksellers for as long as seventy years.' 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Bizarre Books., ASH, Russell & Brian Lake.
5 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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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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Caxton and his world., BLAKE, N.F.
11 BLAKE, N.F. Caxton and his world.
London Andre Deutsch 1969 
(The Language Library.) 256pp, frontis & 8 illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Bookbinding and the care of books : a handbook for amateurs, bookbinders and librarians., COCKERELL, Douglas.
12 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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13 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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Some Early Australian Bookmen., FERGUSON, George.
14 FERGUSON, George. Some Early Australian Bookmen.
Canberra ANU Press 1978 
#946 of 1000 copies, signed by the author. 66pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper (spine slightly sunned and with a closed short tear at the head). A very good clean copy. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Miscellany for Bibliophiles., FLETCHER, H. George (ed).
15 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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16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 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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The Old Printer and the Modern Press., KNIGHT, Charles.
20 KNIGHT, Charles. The Old Printer and the Modern Press.
London John Murray 1854 
Small 8vo. xii, 314, [2]pp, b&w text illustrations, 32pp publisher's list. Original brown cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine; extremities a little rubbed, tiny hole in the cloth on upper board. Contemporary owner's inscription at head of title. A good to very good clean copy. ***The 'old printer' is Caxton, Part One of this work being a revised version of the author's 1844 biography. Part Two is 'a very broad view of the progress of the press to our own day, especially in relation to the very important subject of chief popular literature'. Knight (1791-1873) was a key figure in that field, editing The Penny Magazine and an illustrated edition of Shakespeare, and much besides. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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