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Reference books for collectors, booksellers, librarians and all manner of bibliophiles. Specific books on book care and repair, bookselling, price guides, guides for identification of first editions.
By: Swan, Claudia
Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams: 1998
Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.
Seller ID: 2306
143 pgs, Fine condition green cloth hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked, as new condition. Full color illustrations throughout. Featuring a deluxe assemly of rare and precious botanical art works painted in Holland in the late sixteenth century by artist(s) unknown, they were collected by pharmacist Theodorus Clutius. Originally designed to be used for reference by both artists and dovtors, they have never before been published in this format or to this extent. ... View more info
By: Thomas, Alan G
Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1975
Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated
Seller ID: 1900
280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herba... View more info
By: Walpole, Hugh.
Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1927
Edition: November 1927.
Seller ID: 501
12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501. View more info
Publisher: Chicago, Nelson-Hall: 1980
Edition: First Printing
Seller ID: 2526
163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and s... View more info
Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1968
Edition: First Edition
Seller ID: 2539
154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as f... View more info