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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 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 American Fiction 1920-1940
Beach, Joseph Warren
New York MacMillan 1941 First 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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3 Book Traveller
Bliven, Bruce Jr.
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1973 0-396-06951-7 / 9780396069515 First 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
4 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First 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
5 Brady & Lawless's Favorite bookstores
Brady, Frank; Joann Lawless
Kansas City Sheed Andrews And Mcmeel 1978 0836279026 / 9780836279023 First 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.
6 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future, Darnton, Robert
7 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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8 The Bookman's Wake
Dunning, John
New York - London - Toronto - Sydney Scribner 1995 0-684-80003-9 / 9780684800035 First 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

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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
9 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 First 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
10 The Publisher
Fullerton, Alexander
New York G. P. Putnam's 1970 First 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
11 The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Goodman, Allegra
New York Dial Press 2010 0385340850 / 9780385340854 First 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
12 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
13 American Authors and Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews
Halsey, Francis Whiting
New York James Pott & Co. 1901 First 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

Price: 15.00 USD
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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
14 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 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
15 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

Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Books, Children & Men
Hazard, Paul (translated By Marguerite Mitchell)
Boston The Horn Book, Inc. 1944 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Decorated endpapers. Previous owner name neatly penned on back of front free endpaper. 176 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very slight browning to spine, a few small edge chips & closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A comprehensive analysis of children's literature. 8 vo.. Books on Books. 011068

Price: 10.00 USD
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Pulpwood Editor, Hersey, Harold Brainerd
17 Pulpwood Editor
Hersey, Harold Brainerd
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1937 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold title box, raised lettering on spine. Hint of fading to top edges. No bumping or wear, but there is a vertical cut to spine cloth which is located exactly at bottom of gold "Stokes" label, so is actually noticeable only upon close inspection. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with yellow top-stained page edges, clean yellow endpapers (no names, writing or marks). 301 pgs. with index. Rear dustjacket flap (only remaining piece of dustjacket) is included. The memoirs of a famous editor and publisher of pulp magazines. 8vo. Books on Books. 014081

Price: 75.00 USD
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Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, Hunter, Dard
18 Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft
Hunter, Dard
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1943 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Turquoise cloth boards with blue decoration on cover, blue lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of fading to upper and lower board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Illustrated with drawings and photographs, fold-out map in perfect condition. 398 pages + 23 page index. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.50 on front inside flap), has one 3" crooked tear at spine fold, a few very tiny edge chips, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026512

Price: 125.00 USD
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The Barnum-Cinderella World of Publishing, Jackinson, Alex
19 The Barnum-Cinderella World of Publishing
Jackinson, Alex
New York Impact Press 1971 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with publisher's review slip and typed review laid in. Very clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 353 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with two very tiny closed tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A literary agent takes you on an unguided tour through the changing, shifting, turbulent, but always interesting world of book publishing. 8vo. Books on Books. 016722

Price: 35.00 USD
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THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE, James Keenan
20 THE ART OF THE BOOKPLATE
James Keenan
Barnes & Noble 2003 0760746966 / 9780760746967 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Fine in a fine unclipped jacket. Black paper covered boards with gold 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. 175 pages. Illustrated in color and black and white. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022831

Price: 12.00 USD
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