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Australasian Bibliography. Catalogue of Books in the Free Public Library, Sydney, relating to, or published in, Australasia. Reference Library, 1869-1888.

By: N/A

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Sydney, Government Printer: 1893

Seller ID: 24261


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. View more info

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Bizarre Books.

By: ASH, Russell & Brian Lake.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1985

Seller ID: 34947


180pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0333383125 View more info

William Balston, papermaker, 1759-1849.

By: BALSTON, Thomas.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1954

Seller ID: 27262


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. View more info

Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXIV.

By: Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charlottesville VA, University Press of Virginia: 1971

Seller ID: 24216


240pp. Original blue cloth. Very good. ***Papers include 'John Payne's Great Forgery' (Dawson) & 'Woozles in Bronteland: a cautionary tale' (Stevens). View more info

Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXIX.

By: Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charlottesville VA, University Press of Virginia: 1976

Seller ID: 24260


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). View more info

Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXVI.

By: Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charlottesville VA, University Press of Virginia: 1973

Seller ID: 24259


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). View more info

Studies in Bibliography. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia. Volume XXVII.

By: Bibliography: BOWERS, Fredson (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charlottesville VA, University Press of Virginia: 1974

Seller ID: 24217


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). View more info

The House of Longman 1724-1924.

By: COX, Harold & John E. Chandler.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Longmans: 1925

Seller ID: 24720


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. View more info

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A Miscellany for Bibliophiles.

By: FLETCHER, H. George (ed).

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Grastorf & Ling: 1979

Seller ID: 35158


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). View more info

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Slightly Chipped : footnotes in booklore.

By: GOLDSTONE, Lawrence & Nancy.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St Martin's Press: 1999

Seller ID: 35166


214pp. Papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0312205872 View more info

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Private Impressions: a collection of eight monographs about printing and other book arts (with Introductions and prospectuses).

By: HUDSON, Mike & Jadwiga Jarvis.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: Katoomba, The Wayzgoose Press: 1995-2001.

Seller ID: 28543


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 Moh... View more info

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Amassing Treasures For All Times : Sir George Grey, colonial bookman and collector.

By: KERR, Donald Jackson.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Castle, Delaware / Dunedin NZ, Oak Knoll Press / Otago University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 35159


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. View more info

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Antiquarian Books : an insider's account.

By: LWESI, Roy Harley.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1978

Seller ID: 35151


200pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0715375741 View more info

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The Books in My Life.

By: MILLER, Henry.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: 1952

Seller ID: 35163


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. View more info

William Caxton : a quincentenary biography of England's first printer.

By: PAINTER, George D.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1976

Seller ID: 30227


228pp, illustrated. Cloth with dustwrapper. Top edges lightly spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 070112198X View more info

At John Murray's : records of a literary circle 1843-1892.

By: PASTON, George.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1932

Seller ID: 24264


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. View more info

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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.

By: RABINOWITZ, Harold & Rob Kaplan (eds).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Times Books: 1999

Seller ID: 35160


Foreword by Ray Bradbury. 354pp. Cloth-backed papered boards with dustwrapper. Front blurb flap a little creased (printer's fault), otherwise a very good+ clean copy. ISBN 0812931122 View more info

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In Praise of Letterpress : ten broadsides designed and printed at the Rampant Lions Press.

By: Rampant Lions Press.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Rampant Lions Press: 2001

Seller ID: 34990


#79 of 140 copies. 4to. 4pp (single folded sheet) title and contents, 10 sheets (of various colours, printed in colour on the rectos only) in card folder, all housed in a slim grey cloth solander case, with title label. ISBN 0902591320 View more info

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Gaston Renard. Fine and Rare Books. Major Collections of Antarctica / Australian Exploration and General Australiana / Australian Art Reference, Illustrated Books and Literature, including Children's Books.

By: RENARD, Julien G.R. (compiled by).

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Gaston Renard Fine & Rare Books: 1994

Seller ID: 29620


To be sold at Auction by Leonard Joel, St Kilda, 15th, 16th & 17th November 1994. Three volumes. [I]: Antarctica (246pp). [II] Australian exploration, Pacific voyages and general Australiana (118pp). [III]: Art & literature (148pp). Each volume has the printed prices realised list. Some illustrations in each volume. Soft covers. A (very) few items have had their item numbers circled in pen, otherwise no annotation. A very good+ clean set. ***The first volume on Antarctic... View more info

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A Licence to Print : Alec Bolton and the Brindabella Press.

By: RICHARDS, Michael.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Canberra, Friends of the National Library of Australia: 1993

Seller ID: 34834


Square 8vo. 42pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff wrappers, as issued. A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0646161504 ***Loosely inserted is a manuscript letter from Bolton to 'Geoffrey' [Farmer, the bibliographer] which evidently accompanied this presentation copy. View more info