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84, Charing Cross Road.

By: Hanff, Helene.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London:, Andre Deutsch,, 1975.

Edition: Fifth impression

Delightful collection of the affectionate correspondence developed between a New York dwelling writer and a bookshop in London. Slight creasing along and faint discolouration towards top edge of dj. View more info

A Batsford Century The Record of a Hundred Years of Publishing and Bookselling 1843-1943

By: Bolitho, Hector (ed).

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, B.T. Batsford,, 1943.

Edition: First edition

Bound in black morocco, with gilt top edge and gilt decorations on spine, in black morocco slipcase. A few small scuff-marks to binding, spine sunned, wear and chipping to slipcase. View more info

Achille Bocchi, and the Emblem Book as Symbolic Form.

By: See Watson, Elizabeth.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press,, 1993.

Edition: First edition

Examination of the life and work of the great sixteenth century intellectual. With 48 illustrations. Gilt lettering to spine. Two tiny tears in dj at top of spine, otherwise excellent. View more info

An Occupation for Gentlemen.


Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Hutchinson,, 1959.

Edition: First edition

Previous owner's delails on ffep. Spine slightly cocked. Cloth is a little worn. Dj worn and tattered, with several large tears. View more info

Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955 Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries From the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library

By: Blumenthal, Joseph.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York:, Pierpont Morgan Library,, 1978.

Edition: Later printing

Dj chipped at ends of spine and corners. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to upper cover. Includes very many bw facsimile plates of examples of printing in books. Previous bookseller's small sticker on dj. View more info

Book Row An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade

By: Mondlin, Marvin and Meador, Roy.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York:, Carroll & Graf,, 2005.

Edition: First edition thus

Slight crease to back cover. View more info



Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Andre Deutsch,, 1980.

Edition: First edition

Top page edges and dj slightly soiled. View more info

Bookbinding for Amateurs Being Descriptions of The Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for their Effective Use,

By: Crane, W. J. E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, L. Upcott Gill,, 1893.

Edition: First edition

Illustrated with 156 Engravings. Cover slightly bowed; binding a little worn and chipped along edges; light markings to cloth at front; edges discoloured; slightly foxed. Catalogue of books at back, dated 1893, and some advertisements. View more info

Books of Hours Fifteenth Century French Illuminated Manuscripts in Moscow Collections

By: Zolotova, Yekaterina.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leningrad :, Aurora Art Publishers,, 1991.

Edition: First edition

A collection of twenty texts of their type, from the Lenin LIbrary, the Historical Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Gorky Library of Moscow University and the Arkhangelskoye Estate-Museum.Translated by Michael Molnar, designed by Ildus Farrakhov and edited by Liudmila Brylenko. With many full-page, full-colour plates, well described. Slight dust damage to covers. View more info

British Book Publishing as a Business Since the 1960s Selected Essays

By: Bellaigue, Eric de.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London:, The British Library,, 2004.

Edition: First edition

'The British Library Studies in the History of the Book' series. Slight creasing around spine and edges of covers. View more info

Freedom to Publish A report on obstacles to freedom in iJUblishing prepared for the Congress of 'he International Publishers Association, Stockholm, May 1980

By: Calvocoressi, Peter.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:, INDEX ON CENSORSHIP ,, 1980.

Edition: First UK edition

Published for International Publishers Association by ALMQVIST & WIKSELL INTERNATIONAL Stockholm- Sweden and INDEX ON CENSORSHIP LONDON· ENGLAND. Slight shelf wear and sunning to cover. View more info

GOLLANCZ The Story of a Publishing House 1928-1978


Price: £12.00

Publisher: London:, Victor Gollancz Ltd,, 1978.

Edition: First edition

Top of spine slightly pulled. Dj is a little creased and soiled. View more info

Hamlet With sixteen lithographs by Eugène Delacroix

By: Shakespeare, William.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Paddington Press,, 1976.

Edition: Reprint

'Masterpieces of the Illustrated Book' series. Introduction by Michael Marqusee. Reprint Shakespeare's masterpiece accompanied by Delacroix's beautiful bw prints. Some dust-damage to covers. View more info

Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts.

By: Narkiss, Bezalel.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Jerusalem:, Keter Publishing House,, 1978.

Edition: Third printing

Covering hebrew texts from many different countries. Foreword by Cecil Roth. With 120 pages of full colour plates faced by informative text. Eps very lightly foxed. Dj creased along top edge, with scratch to lower side. View more info

Illuminated Manuscripts.

By: Bohatec, Miloslav.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Prague:, Artia,, 1970.

Text and visual history of illumination, with 203 illustrations, 124 of which are in full colour. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to upper cover. Dj dust damaged, with some small tears along top edge and discoloured area to base of upper side. View more info