Books about Books
Chicago: Newberry Library, 1987. 124 pp. Illus. with 30 color & 6 b/w photos. Large trade format. Stiff paper wrappers. First edition. A history and eleven essays on one of the great research libraries prepared for its centenary. About fine with slight shelfwear.
Barcelona: Casa Editorial Maucci, 1911. 287 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w drawings. 16mo. Cloth. Secunda edición. Provenance: Copy of Enrique Naranjo Martinez, Colombian Consul in Boston, with his signature, initials and stamps. Hinges starting, owner's name on front board and free front endpaper, stamped on title and free rear endpaper, initials on frontis; leaves browning. A good copy.
New York: The Colophon, 1933. Unpaged. Illus. 4to. (27 x 22 cm). Illustrated paper-covered boards. First edition. Aquatint plate signed by Earl Horter in pencil. Includes: On Collecting Scott by William C. Van Antwerp; Harriet Martineau, Deaf Blue-Stocking by Earnest Elmo Calkins; The Mather Collection at Cleveland by Thomas Holmes; The Unicorn in Early Prints and Printed Books by A. F. Johnson; Old Leather and Burnished Gold by Alfred Hopkins; Blunt's Coast Pilot by Alfred Stanford, and The Hoover Translation of Argicola's de Re Metallica by William R. Castle, Jr. A very good copy, edges of front board a bit darkened.
Menlo Park: (Printed at the Greenwood Press), 1949. , 9,  pp. Illus. with 1 b/w engraving. Sm. 8vo. Stitched paper wrappers. Number 118 of an edition of 200 copies printed for the friends of William P. Wreden by the Greenwood Press of San Francisco. Printed on handmade "Unbleached Arnold" paper. William P. Wreden (1911-1995) was a Bay Area antiquarian bookseller, publisher and book collector. Very good, unopened (uncut) copy, faint browning.
Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Buchantiquariat Interlibrum, n.d. Illus. 4to. Paper wrappers. First edition. Copious descriptions of 191 and 248 items. Near fine copies.
New York: American Book Auction, 1947-1964. 8vo. Paper wrappers. First edition. 1940's: 4 catalogues; 1950's: 60; 1960's: 56. Complete list of titles and description available on request. Very good copies overall; some good, some sunned, with paper clip marks or small creases to corners, or pencil notations. Several have Notice Cards to Buyer laid in loose.
(ca. 1920s-1980s). Various Sizes. Paper wrappers. First edition. Includes Herman Abromson (1), Acme Books (2), Alec R. Allenson (1), Appelfeld Gallery (1), Argonaut Book Shop (1), Argosy Book Stores (1), G.A. Baker (1), J.N. Bartfield (1), Brentano's (1), Brick Row (2), Roger Butterfield (2), California Book Auction (1), William J. Campbell (2), Chatsworth Book Shop (2), Jens J. Christofferson (1), Current Co. (2), Dauber & Pine (1), J. Fischer & Bro. (1), Harry S. Friedman (1), H.W. Gray (1), Paulette Greene (1), Hacker Art Books (2), Lathrop C. Harper (2), William Helburn (2), Himebaugh & Browne (1), Inter-American Books (1), P.S. Krivatsy (1), R.M. Light (1), Thomas F. Madigan (1), Joseph McDonough (1), Newman F. McGirr (1), Edward Morrill & Son (1), Old Hickory Bookshop (1), Out-of-Print Book Center (2), Randall House (1), Robert J. Reich Auction (1), Rendells (1), Charles Retz (1), Rowfant Book Shop (1), Scribner Bookstore (2), Scientific Library Service (3), University Book Reserve (2), Walpole Galleries (2), William P. Wolfe (1), Ximenes Rare Books (2), and Yale & Brown (1). Detailed list upon request. Overall very good copies, a few soiled or chipped or with notations, some fine.
1924-1980. Various Sizes. Paper wrappers. First edition. A nice diverse collection. Includes: Martinus Nijhoff, Catalogue of Old and Modern Books on America Part I (#620, 1938); M&S Rare Books, Collections of American Authors (#1); C.F. Libbie, Catalogue of Chap Books, Confederate Publications, Convents, Conventions, Lincolniana, Money and Banking, Narratives, Political History, Primers, Indian History, Ships, Whaling, Songsters, Trials, Webster, War of 1812, Etc. (#952, 1924); Harbor Hill Books, Americana (#14); Current Company, Better or Worse Americana (#BW 15); Cadmus Book Shop, Americana (#140, 1939); Argosy Book Stores, Early American Fiction and Historical Novels (#469); Jess Kaye, Americana (#1, 1939); Alta California Bookstore, Old Books (#22, 1964); and John Howell, California (#50, Part IV, 1980). Overall very good copies, 1 chipped, 2 soiled.
Montreal: Bernard Amman, 1958. 349 pp. [each section paged separately]. Illus. 4to. Cloth. Limited edition. One of 50 bound copies of twelve separate catalogues. Inscribed by the author, Bernard Amman (1907–1979), founder of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of Canada, to Mary Bromine (1919-2005), rare book dealer and renowned scholar on colonial Spanish America. Includes: 81: Arctic; 88: Canadian Economics & Politics; 89: New France; 91: Canadian Literature; 92: Western Canada; 93: Antarctica; 94: The Canadian Atlantic Provinces; 97: Alaska; 99: Ontario; 100: Canadian Music; 102: French Canada; 104: The Indians of Canada. Boards rubbed, top edge sunned else a near fine copy.