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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER 1926
1 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER 1926 
Very Good with no dust jacket 
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER 1926, US Government Printing Office 1926, soft bound 121pp, VG with no DJ, some damage to edges. 8409 
Price: 23.34 USD
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GUTENBERG AND THE MASTER OF THE PLAYING CARDS {ARC}, Hellmut. Lehmann-Haupt
2 GUTENBERG AND THE MASTER OF THE PLAYING CARDS {ARC} Hellmut. Lehmann-Haupt
Yale University Press 1966 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B/w and color; royal 8; Laid in ARC ephmera. ARC copy. 32998 
Price: 28.15 USD
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LES MERVEILLES DE LA GRAVURE., Georges Duplessis
3 LES MERVEILLES DE LA GRAVURE. Georges Duplessis
Paris Hachette Et Cie. 1869 Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 416, [1] pages; 20 plates full page. Quarter cloth & marbled board; edgespartly worn. Scattered slight foxing. Illustrated. 29459 
Price: 28.15 USD
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LIST OF SOME NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN SET BY THE LINOTYPE COMPOSING MACHINE, Unknown
4 LIST OF SOME NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN SET BY THE LINOTYPE COMPOSING MACHINE Unknown
Great Britain Unknown 1901 Presumed 1st edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Fairly scarce. Worldcat returns only 5 copies. Not listed in LOC. None found at auction. Aprox 400pp, each being a facsimile, usually with a picture of founder or other notable. Apparently this is Vol I covering London and Suburbs. Errata bound in. 32938 
Price: 234.95 USD
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MARAN BORDERS AND DECORATIONS [SIGNED], Barnet Annenberg
5 MARAN BORDERS AND DECORATIONS [SIGNED] Barnet Annenberg
Baltimore Maran Printing 1971 First Edition Hardcover As New with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 144 pages; Signed and dedicated by the author. Like new. A wonderful resource for fancy borders and ornaments. 31938 
Price: 46.95 USD
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PETER EDES: PIONEER PRINTER IN MAINE, Samuel Lane Boardman [Ed]
6 PETER EDES: PIONEER PRINTER IN MAINE Samuel Lane Boardman [Ed]
Bangor, ME The De Burians 1901 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Maine; History, American; History, Maine; BIOGRAPHY; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; (3), i--xiii, 1--159, (2) pages; Library binding of blue paper-covered boards, with a brown cloth-backed spine, this antique volume is a scarce, limited-edition biography of Peter Edes. Of 154 printed copies, this volume is numbered 109. The work features many illustrations, including facsimile documents. Peter Edes (1756-1840) was one of the first publishers in Maine. Beginning his career in his father's shop, Peter eventually founded his own printing shop, printing various pamphlets, newspapers and eventually books. Possibly the most influential book he imprinted was the first American edition of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. (Susan B. Anthony donated her copy to the Library of Congress. ) Peter began printing newspapers in north Hallowell (now Augusta) , Maine in 1795. In time, he was unable to compete against newcomers in the printing market of Hallowell. A letter he wrote to Samuel Dutton about establishing a shop in Bangor is now in the archives of the Virginia State Library. In 1815, Peter Edes became the first printer in Bangor. He brought his press and types with him. The load, weighing four tons, required a team of six oxen and had to be taken over the Kennebec bridge one part at a time. The trip took twelve days and cost $143, which Edes apparently considered quite reasonable. The first issue of the Bangor Weekly Register was dated November 25, 1815. The $2 annual subscription could be paid in "wheat, cheese, butter, eggs or cash." Despite these easy terms, the business was not a success. Edes was especially unhappy that he could find few newspaper subscribers outside of Bangor. In 1817, he sold the business and his family moved to Baltimore where his son Benjamin owned a print shop. He worked for Benjamin, doing type-setting and keeping account books, until 1832. Both Peter's wife and his son Benjamin died that year of cholera in September of that year. At the age of 76, Peter returned to Bangor to live with his daughter, Maria Edes Sargent, until his death on March 29, 1840. On his return to Bangor he said, "Had I known how affairs would have turned out with me I would never have left Bangor, and would have preferred wading up to my knees in snow." He was the oldest printer in the United States at the time of his death, according to his obituary in the Baltimore Sun. Peter Edes is buried in the Sargent lot of Mount Hope Cemetery, along with his daughters Maria Sargent and Martha Edes. The De Burians were a private Book Club, known as lovers of books and "disciples" of Richard De Bury, Bishop of Durham and Lord Chancellor and Keeper of the Great Seal under Edward III. De Bury was one of the first English collectors of books. "He is chiefly remembered for his Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books. The Philobiblon is considered the earliest books to discuss librarianship in-depth" The De Burians wished to carry on De Bury's "...affection for prized volumes, his reverence of their worth and his devotion to the advancement of learning." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" and contains 159 pages. This volume is from the library of a historical society and bears corresponding indicators, including a bookplate inside of the front board, raised stamps on the title page and last page of text, sticker on the spine and handwriting in pencil on the copyright page. 31307 
Price: 234.95 USD
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PRINTING OF TO-DAY. AN ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF POST-WAR TYPOGRAPHY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES, Simon, Oliver and Julius Rodenberg. [Itro Aldous Huxley]
7 PRINTING OF TO-DAY. AN ILLUSTRATED SURVEY OF POST-WAR TYPOGRAPHY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES Simon, Oliver and Julius Rodenberg. [Itro Aldous Huxley]
Peter Davies Limited/ Harper and Brothers 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Sound volume with brief aging and light sunning to spine. Illustrations [color and b/w] & Type Faces. 34153 
Price: 23.45 USD
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PRINTS AND THEIR MAKERS ESSAYS ON ENGRAVERS AND ETCHERS OLD AND MODERN, WITH 200 ILLUSTRATIONS., Carrington, Fitzroy (editor)
8 PRINTS AND THEIR MAKERS ESSAYS ON ENGRAVERS AND ETCHERS OLD AND MODERN, WITH 200 ILLUSTRATIONS. Carrington, Fitzroy (editor)
NY The Century Co. 1912 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv+268 pages; Publisher's otihinsl brown cloth. 17 monographs by Dodgson, Hind, Metcalfe, Binyon, Ivins, Cortissoz, Keppel etc. Bookplate of John Cleveland. 33542 
Price: 23.45 USD
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PROVAS DOS DIVERSOS TYPOS, VINHETAS E ORNATON TIPOGRAFICOS., Unknown
9 PROVAS DOS DIVERSOS TYPOS, VINHETAS E ORNATON TIPOGRAFICOS. Unknown
Portugal Imprenna National, 1971 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Typography; Portuguese Vignettes. More Like ThisPrinters' Ornaments--portugal--specimens. More Like ThisType Ornaments--specimens. More Like ThisType And Type-founding--portugal--specimens. More Like ThisImprensa Nacional De Lisboa; Red and black; 24 x 34cm; 63 pages; Unbound. Illus. Limited. Lg8vo Oblong. First volume of the "Artes Grafics" series. 1 of 3000 copies. Text in Italian. This is a 63-page oblong portfolio of unbound as issued signatures printed in red and black depicting 18th & 19th century typographical, ornamental and woodcut designs. Cloth cover slightly aged. Contents as new. Vignettes. Printers' ornaments--Portugal--Specimens. Type ornaments--Specimens. Type and type-founding--Portugal--Specimens. Port language. Tough to find. 31940 
Price: 140.95 USD
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THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF PRINTING, Henry G Bohn
10 THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF PRINTING Henry G Bohn
NY Diamant 1946 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; 109 pages; One of the Diamant Classics. Mild wear to covers. Contents clean and tight. Limited edition of 650. 31942 
Price: 23.45 USD
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