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BARKER, Nicolas and others; Treasures of the British Library. New York, Harry N. Abrams, , First American edition, 4to [30 x 23 cm]; 272 pp, frontis, 330 illus, 140 colored plates, reproductions of title pages, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, marbled endpapers, dj, fine and clean, unused.
Superbly illustrated work on the collections of the British Library, showing and describing books, manuscripts and other materials from their collection, from the beginning of book production to the present, includes book binding, oriental books, old libraries, etc.
US$6. bookID # 11236
BRAGG, W. H. (preface); The Record of the Royal Society of London for the Promotion of Natural Knowledge. London, Royal Society, 1940, fourth edition, small 4to [26 x 21 cm]; vii, 578 pp, complete with 19 plates including color of arm of society, portraits, tables, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering on black leather title label, top edge gilted, endpaper a little toned, outer edge with minor foxing, near fine clean copy.
A detailed history of one of the most important scientific organizations including its growth, charters, statutes, funds, benefactors, library, committees, publications, grants. Appendices include chronological register of fellows and the year they joined from 1663, alphabetical list of fellows, medal winners, lectures, etc.
US$4. bookID # 8492
BROWN, Raymond; Fundamentals of the Retail Jeweller. Toronto, The Canadian Jewellers Institute, , First edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 387 pp, colored frontispiece of birthstones, many illustrations from photos, color folding plate, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (bit faded, short tear), near fine in very good jacket.
Covering everything a retail jewellery store operator must know including gemstones, gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, other gems, watches, costume jewellry, antiques, ceramics, glass, hallmarking, salesmanship, testing precious metals, repairs, administration, etc.
US$2. bookID # 12108
BUSCH, Gunter and Liselotte von Reinken; Paula Modersohn-Becker, The Letters and Journals. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company`, , First American edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; ix, 576 pp, illustrations from paintings and drwgs, bibliog, notes, checklist of exhibitions, indexes, original cloth backed boards, dj (light wear at edges, price clipped), near fine and clean in good jacket.
A definitive work on this painter, who anticipated many of the powerful ideas of German Expressionism, but who also left fascinating journals and letters.
US$2. bookID # 10011
CALAPRICE, Alice; The New Quotable Einstein. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, , First edition thus, of this expanded edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; xxxvii, [iii], 407 pp, frontis and full page illustrations (mostly portraits of Einstein), bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, spine and cover title lettering, fine, clean, as new condition.
With a foreword by Freeman Dyson, this is an enlarged commemorative edition published on the 100th anniversary of the special theory of relativity. The author/editor has spend decades working with Einstein material.
US$3. bookID # 13662
CATT, David, Junr.; Scenes from the Microscope. London, Samuel E. Roberts, , , 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; xii,  - 80 pp, frontis of author at microscope, 19 other plates including one of microscopes, other of specimens, original red cloth with white decorations and lettering, spine lettering faded but still visible, decorative endpapers, very good copy, clean throughout.
The work includes good examples of items to see with a good optical microscope including insects, skin, blood, parasites, plants, spiders, bee, frog, etc.
US$7. bookID # 5360
EBERLEIN, Harold Donaldson and Abbot McClure; The Practical Book of Period Furniture; Treating of Furniture of The English, American Colonial and Post-colonial and Principal French Periods. Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, , , 8vo [22.5 x 17 cm]; 371 pp, colored frontis with tissue guard, hundreds of illustrations from photos and drwgs by McClure, glossary, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, slightly worn at spine ends, else near fine clean and solid copy.
A very detailed and well-illustrated work, with chapters on each period and major maker of furniture.
US$4. bookID # 10028
FORD, Brian J., with a foreword by Professor John Bunyan; The Revealing Lens; Mankind and the Microscope. London, Harrap, , First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 208 pp, numerous illustrations and plates, mostly from photos, some drawings, index, original cloth, silver title lettering on spine, dj (very light wear at edge, price clipped), fine and clean copy with very good jacket.
A very well-illustrated book on the history of the microscope and the implications for science and civilization.
US$4. bookID # 13660
GAMBLE, Charles W.; Modern Illustration Process; An Introductory Textbook for All Students of Printing Methods. London, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1947, , 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xix, 409, [ii, ads] pp, 53 illus, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cloth a little rippled, name on endpaper, clean very good copy.
First published in 1933 and expanded in the second edition to include more recent developments, the work, the work describes the various printing process including intaglio, surface, relief and with two chapters on color, as well as appendices on more technical aspects. The illustrations include examples of different printing process, enlarged to see the effect you would see under magnification, as some of printing equipment.
US$4. bookID # 7350
GOLDBERG, Abraham; Pioneers and Builders, Biographical Studies and Essays. New York, Abraham Goldberg Publications`, 1943, First edition, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is #207, signed by the author, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; 469 pp, frontis portrait of author, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, interior is clean and fine, in chipped jacked (lower portion of jacket spine lacking).
The author provides biographies on the 67 key Jewish poets, statesmen, ideologists, philosophers, historians, orators, novelists, philanthropists and scholars of the period. The foreword is by Pierre van Paassen and a detailed preface by Louis Lipsky.
US$2. bookID # 12321
GOLDSTEIN, David; Jewish Folklore and Legend. London, Hamlyn, , First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 168 pp, photo plates from early sources, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slight use, not price clipped), fine and clean.
The author, a rabbi and keeper of oriental manuscripts at the British Library, describes the Jewish faith by retelling the stories made up and told by Jews throughout the world, including the creation of the universe, history of man and Israel, the future, biblical stories, etc, and shows how their ideas and characters were developed in the legends and folklore.
US$2. bookID # 13380
GOLDSTEIN, David; Jewish Folklore and Legend. London, Hamlyn, , First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 176 pp, illustrations on plates, including from old books, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (very slightly used, not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.
Well-written and interesting stories and legends organized around the main biblical characters, giving dimensions to Judaism often ignored.
US$3. bookID # 13702
HARDIE, Martin, introduction by James Laver; English Coloured Books. London, Fitzhouse Books, , reprint of the 1906 first edition, large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; xxiv, 340 pp, frontis, 28 plates, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.
There are two detailed chapters on the origins of coloured printing and of the methods of book illustration from 1500 to 1800. These are followed by 22 detailed chapters on individuals, publishers and the development and improvement of methods and techniques to the twentieth century. There are appendices on colored books with plates by Baxter, Ackerman, Rowlandson, Alien.
US$6. bookID # 13475
HOBSON, G. D.; Some Thoughts on Organization of Art After the War. London, B. T. Batsford, nd [1940's], , 8vo [23 x 14.5 cm]; [i], 48 pp, frontis, plates, list of plants and trees by type, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, short tear at spine end, else near fine and clean.
The author, a director of Sotheby's, includes chapters on the future of London Square Gardens, National Art Galleries and Museums and of the English Fine Art Trade, with proposals for re-building.
US$1. bookID # 10012
HOLLEY, Edward G.; Raking the Historic Coals, The A. L. A. Scrapbook of 1876. Houston, Beta Phi Mu, 1967, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 142 pp, frontis, facsimiles, original cloth, near fine.
Relates to the founding of the American Library Association, with letters from prominent librarians.
US$1. bookID # 3299
HUGHES, Therle; Cottage Antiques. New York, Frederick A. Praeger, , First British edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 219 pp, colored frontis, 48 plates, including many from early sources, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean and unmarked condition.
Covering all aspects including chairs, settles, dressers, chests, cupboards, tables, clocks, spinning wheels, china, figures, copper, willow pattern, staffordshire, mocha, brass, copper, Georgian brass, ornamental brass, cottage lighting, pewter, coverlets, quilts, prints, English maps, etc.
US$2. bookID # 12127
JAPP, Alexander Hay; Industrial Curiosities; Glances Here and There in the World of Labour. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1990, fifth edition, 12mo [18.5 x 13 cm]; xi, 372 pp, frontis of rubber extraction, plates with tissue guards, other illus, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, all edges gilted, spine number partly removed, rubbed, very good sound copy.
A popular work on industrial processes, including making leather, wool, beds, porcelain, needles, sewing, hops, rubber, perfumes, gold, silver, sealskins, photographs, clocks, locks, safes, traffic. There is an appendix on 'defects in the postal service'.
US$2. bookID # 10705
KOTIN, David B. and Marilyn Rueter; Reader, Lover of Books, Volume Two: The Book Arts in Ontario. Willowdale, North York Public Library, 1981, First edition, limited to 1,000 copies, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 79, [i] pp, frontis and 54 illustrations from photos, bibliog, indexes of authors, illustrators, printers, artists, presses, original heavy paper wraps with title on spine and cover in red and black, with the original loose prospectus and one-page flyer announcing the exhibition on which the book was based, fine and clean condition.
Based on the exhibition of over 80 works at the North York Public Library and the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at University of Toronto, this finely produced book provides an updated descriptive checklist of Ontario private presses (including 57 previously unrecorded books), and includes selected statements from the printers and binders.
US$4. bookID # 12765
KOTIN, David B. and Marilyn Rueter, introduction by Douglas Lochhead; Reader, Lover of Books, Lover of Heaven. Willowdale, North York Public Library, 1978, First edition, limited to 1,000 copies, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 109 pp, frontis and 59 illustrations from photos, bibliog, indexes of authors, illustrators, printers, artists, presses, original heavy paper wraps with title on spine and cover in red and black, fine and clean condition.
Based on an exhibition of the book arts in Ontario, the work includes a checklist of private presses in Ontario, bookbinders and their bindings, a directory of hand bookbinders in Ontario, list of papermakers, all nicely illustrated. This book was awarded the American Institute of Graphic Arts' Certificate of Excellence.
US$4. bookID # 12766
LEWIS, Roy Harley; Antiquarian Books: An Insider's Account. New York, Arco Publishing Company, , First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 200 pp, illustrations on plates, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.
An well written work by this antiquarian bookdealer, with much on booksellers, literary detective, book thieves, auction selling, talismans & spells, trends, etc.
US$3. bookID # 13087
MARCUS, Jacob R. (introduction); numerous authors; Critical Studies in American Jewish History; selected Articles from American Jewish Archives [3 volumes complete set]. Cincinnati, New York, American Jewish Archives; Ktav Publishing, , First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 3 volumes, xii, 296; xi, 260; xi, 373 pp, original cloth, fine set.
A detailed work on Judaica, American Jews, history.
US$8. bookID # 2160
MCLEAN, Ruari, preface by Brian Baumfield; Catalogue of Exhibitions of British Coloured Books 1738 - 1898; Including a selection from the Royal Library at Windsor graciously loaned by Her Majesty the Queen. London, British Printing Machinery, 1980, , 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; 139, [i], [i, ads] pp, colored plates from paintings, bibliog, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps with title lettering, dust jacket with gilted decorations, slight crease in few margins, else near fine and clean.
A description of hundreds of colored plate books, most descriptions including much on the collation and the importance or history of the book.
US$4. bookID # 13473
PIPER, John; British Romantic Artists. London, Collins, 1946, , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 48 pp, 8 color plates, 28 bw illus, original printed paper covered boards, small hole in spine, dj (tears, small hole), else good.
In the Britain in Pictures series.
US$1. bookID # 3520
ROOS, Frank J.; Bibliography of Early American Architecture; Writings on Architecture Constructed Before 1860 in Eastern and Central United States. Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 1968, , 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [x], 389 pp, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tears), else clean solid copy.
First edition was 1943, this edition is revised, updated and extensively annotated and hence much more useful, being a comprehensive geographical bibliography of books and articles, containing 4,377 entries, with 1,600 entries more than the first edition.
US$1. bookID # 10049
SHELEMAY, Kay Kaufman; Studies in Jewish Musical Traditions; Insights from the Harvard Collection of Judaica Sound Recordings. Cambridge, Harvard College Library, 2001, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; x, 222 pp, illus, musical notations, bibliography, original heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean, no marks or names.
Published in the Harvard Judaica Collection, it consists of a collection of articles on Jewish music, varied topics such as music of Messianic Jews, Klezmer, Judeo-Spanish songs, Bukaran, etc. The foreword is by Charles Berlin who signed the loose included letter to previous owner.
US$5. bookID # 13617
SOTHEBY'S, ; Magnificent Plate Books from the Library of the Earl of Bradford. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 119, [ii, ads] pp, over 100 fine colored illustrations, plates, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few pages with small ink mark, fine and clean, with the list of prices achieved and buyers.
Sale LO0201, held 15 March 2000 of 86 of some of the finest color plate books, including travels, natural history, birds, botany, etc.
US$5. bookID # 13602
SOTHEBY'S, ; Sammlung Rudolf Von Gutmann; including Chinese School Watercolours in Two Albums Containing Fine Landscapes and Interiors ( c. 1790); Melchior Pfintzing Teuerdank Printed on Vellum (1517) and the Talman Albums c. 1720. London, Sotheby's, 1993, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 117, [x] pp, many illustrations, almost all colored, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial boards (hardcover), title lettering on spine and cover, fine, clean, unmarked and unused, with the original loose sheet of the prices realized.
A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of important books, from the library of noted collector, describing the items in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 2 April 1993. A useful reference.
US$4. bookID # 13369
SOTHEBY'S, ; The Continental Library of Archibald, 5th Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian. London, Sotheby's, 1995, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 222, [x] pp colored frontis plate, hundreds of fine illustrations, mostly colored, including many full-page, bibliography, index, index of provenance, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean, with the loose leaf of prices realized, pictorial endpapers.
A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, from a collection amassed over many years, describing 408 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 25 May 1995, sale LN5576. A very useful reference with a detailed and illustrated introduction describing the building of this fabulous library.
US$5. bookID # 13377
SOTHEBY'S, ; The Jaime Ortiz-Patino Collection of Important Books and Manuscripts. London, Sotheby's, 1998, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; unpaginated, [over 300 pages], many illustrations, including colored, full-page, colored frontis, preface by Pierre Beres, indexes by provenance, author, illustrator, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean, unmarked, with prices realized on loose sheets.
Sale 7119. An impressive sale catalogue, with detailed and scholarly descriptions, of some of the great works of literature including Diderot, Buffon, Flaubert, Baudelaire, Hugo, Apollinaire, Proust, etc, many with royal provenance, plus incunabula's, early bibles, illuminated manuscripts, fine bindings, atlases, etc. Includes hundreds of illustrations of bindings and parts of the books and manuscripts. The sale took place April 21, 1998.
US$5. bookID # 13513
SOTHEBY'S, ; The Library of Robert Michael Burrell, Books on the Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 1997, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 161, [i] pp, many illustrations, including colored, full-page, colored photo of Burrell with introduction, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few notes from previous owner, very good, with prices realized on loose sheets.
Sale LO9217. An impressive sale, with detailed descriptions of 912 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 14 October 1999. Burrell's library covers all part of the Middle East as well as Arabic culture, language, archaeology, history, exploration, art, bibliography, current affairs, economics, etc, collected over 40 years, with books published from 1488 onward. An excellent reference on middle eastern antiquarian books.
US$7. bookID # 13512
SOTHEBY'S, ; The Scientific Library of the late Soren Madsen. , Sotheby's, 1996, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 80, [viii] pp, many illustrations, including colored, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, fine and clean, with the loose leaf of prices realized.
A well illustrated Sotheby's sale of books on science and technology, from a collection amassed over many years, describing 379 items in detail, sale held in London, 14 March 1996, sale LN6196. A very useful reference covering a period of 500 years of scientific books. Madsen was the president of the society of the Danish Museum of Science and Technology. Besides the first books on electricity and magnetism, there are first editions of works by Newton, Galileo, Lambert, Tycho Brahe, Kircher, etc.
US$8. bookID # 13378
SOTHEBY'S, ; Valuable Printed Books, Comprising Natural History, Atlases, Travel, Natural History, Continental & Early Printed Books, Science & Medicine including the property of Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem & Dr Victor Klemperer of Dresden. London, Sotheby's, 1991, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 279, [i], [iv] pp, many illustrations, mostly colored, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, a few notes from original owner, else near fine, includes the original printed sheet of prices & purchasers inserted loose.
An impressive sale, with detailed descriptions of 641 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 27 and 28 June 1991. The items from Kollek's library relate to Jerusalem and the middle east, including some 16th century books. Klemperer's items relate to travel in Europe, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, Middle East and general travel, and his science and medicine books and manuscripts.
US$5. bookID # 13486
THEBERGE, C. B.; Canadiana on Your Bookshelf; Collecting Canadian Books. Toronto, Dent, , First paperback edition, 12mo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 134 pp, well-illustrated including photos, title-pages, bibliography, original heavy paper pictorial wraps, title lettering on cover and spine, clean and near fine.
Written by a long-time collector, book provides a useful and practical guide on collecting books and pamphlets on Canada, covering all aspects including searching, specializing, judging and including detailed glossary with definitions commonly used.
US$1. bookID # 13451
TURNER, Gerard L'E.; Antique Scientific Instruments. Poole, Blandford Press, , , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 168 pp, 69 colored illustrations on plates, from photos, other black and white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, near fine, clean and unmarked.
The author, and internationally recognised authority on the subject, provides an interesting survey including instruments for astronomy, time telling, navigation, drawing, calculating, optical, scales, medical, etc, beautifully illustrated.
US$3. bookID # 13551
YOUNG, C. R.; An Introduction to Engineering Economics. Toronto, The University of Toronto Press, 1959, , 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; viii, 160 pp, tables, figures, bibliog, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a little faded but lettering clear, near fine, clean.
A practical work on cost, financing an enterprise, interest and compound amount, systematic retirement of debt, present value, depreciation, comparative economy, critical cost, break even charts, valuations and appraisals, etc., with formulas and tables to allow calculation.
US$1. bookID # 9503
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