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Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections, Adelphi University
1 Hand Bookbinding: The Art & Craft - Swirbul Library Gallery, Adelphi University 2 April - 20 May, 1979 - An Exhibition of Fine Bindings and Works in Progress from the Studio of Bruce Schnabel and various Private Collections
Adelphi University
Garden City Adelphi University Press 1979 First Edition, First Printing Paperback Fine No Dust jacket 
Softcover booklet with stapled binding. Very clean stiff paper covers with illustration on cover. No creasing or wear. All pages clean, bright, unmarked. Illustrated. 23 pages. Limited to 500 copies (statement on last page of booklet). 021548

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2 Rare Books Uncovered - True Stories of Fantastic Finds in Unlikely Places
Barry, Rebecca Rego
Minneapolis, MN Voyageur Press 2015 0760348618 / 9780760348611 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Fine Signed
First Edition, Second Printing, SIGNED by the author. As new, unread condition. Issued without a dust jacket. Very clean and tight, no wear; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean gold endpapers. Signed by the author on the title page. Foreword by Nicholas A. Basbanes. 248 pages with index. Because we are the subjects of Chapter 47, Ron and I would be happy to sign at that chapter heading as well, if you so desire. (Please let us know). 024108

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3 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 371 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is corner clipped but price is intact, small bit of loss at top of spine, 1" closed edge tear, slight corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book covers the work (and the writers behind the work) of Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Erskine Caldwell, John Marquand, John Steinbeck and more. 8vo. Literature. 008669

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4 Book Traveller
Bliven, Bruce Jr.
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1973 0-396-06951-7 / 9780396069515 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Clean green endpapers have slight age-toning. 62 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Books on Books. 009664

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Literary Lodgings, Borish, Elaine
5 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is bright and clean, unchipped, no tears. 249 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author introduces the reader to the delights of nearly forty hotels in Britain which were once the haunts of famous writers and where the reader can now actually stay. 8vo. Travel/adventure. 014248

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Brady & Lawless's Favorite bookstores, Brady, Frank; Joann Lawless
6 Brady & Lawless's Favorite bookstores
Brady, Frank; Joann Lawless
Kansas City Sheed Andrews And Mcmeel 1978 0836279026 / 9780836279023 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Carl Pugliese, Illustrator 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean rust brown boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 259 pp. with index. Illustrations by Carl Pugliese. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (12.95 on front inside flap), hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely book about some of more than 100 outstanding new and used & rare book stores across America, some of which are still in existence, some of which have now passed into history. Delightful drawings of some these book shops by Carl Pugliese illustrate the book. 019466

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My Leigh Hunt Library - The First Editions, with 100 Illustrations, Brewer, Luther A.
7 My Leigh Hunt Library - The First Editions, with 100 Illustrations
Brewer, Luther A.
New York Burt Franklin 1970 Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Lovely, tight copy - very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful custom-printed bookplate of previous owner on front free endpaper. No other marks. Illustrated in black and white. 391 pages with index. 023587

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8 Reading for Pleasure
Cerf, Bennett
New York Random House 1957 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fryaing or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with a few tiny spots on front free endpaper. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. 769 pgs. with index. Interesting profiles of famous authors he worked with during his time as editor at Random House, as well as pieces of and comments on their most interesting work. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has closed edge tears and edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Books on Books. 009348

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future, Darnton, Robert
9 The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future
Darnton, Robert
New York Publicaffairs 2009 1586488260 / 9781586488260 Second printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean ivory boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pp. with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An in-depth examination of the book from its earliest beginnings to its shifting role today in popular culture, commerce, and academics. A book which requires readers to carefully consider how the digital revolution will broadly affect the marketplace of ideas. 019789

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Curiosities of Literature, Disraeli, Isaac
10 Curiosities of Literature
Disraeli, Isaac
London George Routledge and Sons 1867 New Edition, In One Volume Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
3/4 leather bound (green leather and cloth); clean, with no fraying or wear. Gold lettering on ribbed leather spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, no foxing, in double column format. Clean marbled green endpapers. Previous owner name and July 1883 - London neatly penned at top of blank fly leaf. Small binder's label on lower corner of rear fixed endpaper "Verona Fine Hand Bindings - Kingston, Jamaica". Frontis portrait of Isaac Disraeli. 582 pages with index, plus publisher's advertising pages at rear of book. Fold-out manuscript of Mr. Pope's Manuscript Homer has a closed tear at one fold, a few short closed edge tears. 021189

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Longer Flight - A Family Grows Up With Books, Duff, Annis
11 Longer Flight - A Family Grows Up With Books
Duff, Annis
New York Viking Press 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good minus Very Good minus Jacket 
"First Published by the Viking Press in October 1955" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean deep red cloth boards with silver decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 2" x 1" corner piece missing at top corner of front free endpaper. 269 pp. with appendix. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has 1" chipping at top spine edge extending over to front panel where it becomes more shallow. Some fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Describes the happy companionship in exploring the delights of reading and its related pleasures -- the theater, museums, the exchange of ideas, the satisfaction of growing into knowledge and understanding of the world and its people. There are chapters on the Bible as literature, the literature of comparative religions, Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, and introducing the classics to modern young readers. 019448

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12 The Bookman's Wake
Dunning, John
New York - London - Toronto - Sydney Scribner 1995 0-684-80003-9 / 9780684800035 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean burgundy boards with metallic red lettering on gold cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Clean maroon endpapers. Pages are very clean, crisp and bright; no writing or marks. 351 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, tears, creases or surface wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Fiction. 014731

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Sign of the Book, Dunning, John
13 The Sign of the Book
Dunning, John
New York Scribner 2005 0743255054 / 9780743255059 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean cream colored boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 353 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020916

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Brothers Harper: A Unique Publishing partnership and its Impact upon the Cultural life of America from 1817 to 1853, Exman, Eugene
14 The Brothers Harper: A Unique Publishing partnership and its Impact upon the Cultural life of America from 1817 to 1853
Exman, Eugene
New York Harper & Row 1965 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by author: "Inscribedto Ed Singer, Harper colleague - Eugene Exman - June 10, 1965." 413 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny closed tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Publishing. 016755

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Publisher, Fullerton, Alexander
15 The Publisher
Fullerton, Alexander
New York G. P. Putnam's 1970 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition, with publisher's review slip and typed review laid in. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean rust brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 254 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, tiny closed tear at top spine edge, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 016726

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The Cookbook Collector: A Novel, Goodman, Allegra
16 The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Goodman, Allegra
New York Dial Press 2010 0385340850 / 9780385340854 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition with full number line, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean pale green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very light bumping to spine ends. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 394 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (26.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel which weaves together the worlds of Silicon Valley and rare book collecting in a delicious novel about appetite, temptation, and fulfillment. 021798

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The Bookman's Manual - A Guide to Literature, Graham, Bessie
17 The Bookman's Manual - A Guide to Literature
Graham, Bessie
New York BR. R. Bowker Co. 1924 Second edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Clean beige cloth boards with green title box on cover and green lettering on spine. A little wear to front right board edge and corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 627 pages with index. An introduction to book knowledge with discussion of editions and their publishers of use to book sellers and collectors. 021274

Price: 20.00 USD
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American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews, Halsey, Francis Whiting
18 American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews
Halsey, Francis Whiting
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First Edition, Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean olive green ribbed cloth boards with stamped decoration, Gilt and pink stamped decoration, gilt lettering and gilt title box on spine. Gilt top page edges. No fraying, very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. Frontis photograph with printed tissue guard ( Interior of Author's Club in the Carnegie Building, New York). Additional photograph plates throughout of author's homes, including Henry Van Dyke, Frank R. Stockton, John Burroughs, Ernest Seton-Thompson and more. 302 pgs. with index. 8vo. Authors. 008892

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Casanova Was a Book Lover: And Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities About the Writing, Selling and Reading of Books, Hamilton, John Maxwell
19 Casanova Was a Book Lover: And Other Naked Truths and Provocative Curiosities About the Writing, Selling and Reading of Books
Hamilton, John Maxwell
Louisiana State University Press 2000 0807125547 / 9780807125540 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean first edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 351 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (24.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022812

Price: 15.00 USD
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84 Charing Cross Road, Hanff, Helene
20 84 Charing Cross Road
Hanff, Helene
Futura 1987 Reprint Soft Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean bright mass market paperback. No chipping or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 220 pgs. Made into a movie starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins, this is the charming memoir of correspondence between a London bookseller and a New York woman bibliophile (Helene Hanff) over the years leading up to World War II and beyond. mass Market Paperback. Books about Books. 016918

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