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#1 CATALOGUE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND INTERESTING COLLECTION OF OVER 2500 BOOK PLATES WITH AN ADDENDA..., Edmund Lister
1 #1 CATALOGUE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND INTERESTING COLLECTION OF OVER 2500 BOOK PLATES WITH AN ADDENDA... Edmund Lister
Oldham, England Edmund Lister 1910 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Book Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; 2500 book plates listed alphabetically by name. ; 0 29150 
Price: 28.15 USD
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40TH ANNIVERSARY 1975 CATALOGUE HOUSE OF EL DIEFF INC. "Containing Forty Selections from Stock" (Features Most Valuable Arthur Conan Doyle Manuscripts Ever Offered), House Of El Dieff, Inc
2 40TH ANNIVERSARY 1975 CATALOGUE HOUSE OF EL DIEFF INC. "Containing Forty Selections from Stock" (Features Most Valuable Arthur Conan Doyle Manuscripts Ever Offered) House Of El Dieff, Inc
NY House of El Dieff, Inc. 1975 Hardcover As New in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color and b/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 40th anniversary 1975 catalogue house of el dieff inc. "Containing Forty Selections from Stock" (Features Most Valuable Arthur Conan Doyle Manuscripts Ever Offered) . Wiith scrace glassine DJ, separations along 1/2 of the spine, held in acrylic. ; 0 21736 
Price: 28.15 USD
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50 YEARS OF BEST SELLERS, 1895-1945, Hackett, Alice Payne
3 50 YEARS OF BEST SELLERS, 1895-1945 Hackett, Alice Payne
NY R. R. Bowker Company 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; What a Best Seller Is, and How Determined; Types and Trends of Best Sellers; Lists of Best Sellers Each Year from 1895 to 1945, with Brief Background of Events; Best Sellers Analyzed by Subject; Books Which Have Sold over a Half Million Copies; 0 18504 
Price: 13.11 USD
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6 BOUND VOLUMES OF ZEITSCHRIFT FUR BUCHERFREUNDE [1909/1933 BOOK LOVER'S MAGAZINE WITH AN INDEX VOLUME], Various
4 6 BOUND VOLUMES OF ZEITSCHRIFT FUR BUCHERFREUNDE [1909/1933 BOOK LOVER'S MAGAZINE WITH AN INDEX VOLUME] Various
Gesellschaft Der Bibliophilen ::von W E Seeman in Leipzig::von W. Drugulin 1909-1933 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 1909- Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde , von w. Drugulin--1912-Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde, von w. Drugulin--1919- Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde, von W E Seeman in Leipzig--1919-Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde, von W E Seeman in Leipzig [vol II? ]--1920- Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde , von W E Seeman in Leipzig--1933-Gesamtregister zur Zeitschrift fur bucherfreunde 1897-1931 INDEX VOLUME- Gesellschaft der Bibliophilen [spine split at hinge]. 8.5 x 11.5" x 11" long, 25 pounds. The Book Lover's Magazine in German text bound in burlap. Frequent illustrations, some color and some tipped in . Overall good condition. ; 25 36856 
Price: 103.40 USD
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A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CLIFTON WALLER BARRETT LIBRARY., Barrett, , Clifton Waller.
5 A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CLIFTON WALLER BARRETT LIBRARY. Barrett, , Clifton Waller.
Charlottesville Virginia The University of Virginia 1960 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Library; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; tipped in photograph frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 35 pages; 0 22534 
Price: 13.11 USD
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A CONRAD LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, Wise, Thomas James.
6 A CONRAD LIBRARY: A CATALOGUE OF PRINTED BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS Wise, Thomas James.
London Privately Printed 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
facsimile ; Short 4to; xx, 66, [1] pages; Orig. Cloth, gilt, T. E. G. , other edges untrimmed; sunned & slightly dusty. Plates. Scattered light foxing. Limited. Colophon. It appears that he has made up, intentionally or otherwise, some of the entries. One of 100 copies printed on Antique Paper. ; 0 32234 
Price: 140.95 USD
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A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY AND ABOUT FRANCIS THOMPSON, Myrtle Pihlman Pope
7 A CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WORKS BY AND ABOUT FRANCIS THOMPSON Myrtle Pihlman Pope
N Y, N Y New York Public Library 1958 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 37 pages; reprinted from the bulletin of New York Public Library. Critiques, collectioons, etc. ; 0 30186 
Price: 37.55 USD
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A MAGNIFICENT FARCE AND OTHER DIVERSIONS OF A BOOK COLLECTOR, Newton, Alfred Edward
8 A MAGNIFICENT FARCE AND OTHER DIVERSIONS OF A BOOK COLLECTOR Newton, Alfred Edward
Books for Libraries Press 1970 0836917677 / 9780836917673 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 267 pages; 1970 reprint of the 1921 classic tour of book collecting. ; 0 25213 
Price: 13.11 USD
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9 A SELECTION FROM OUR SHELVES: BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND DRAWINGS FROM THE PHILIP H. & A.S.W. ROSENBACH FOUNDATION MUSEUM Driver, , Clive E.
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book Collecting; Bibliomania; Bibliophil; Book Dealing; Manuscripts; Drawings; B&W Illustrations; DRIVER, CLIVE E. A SELECTION FROM OUR SHELVES: Books, manuscripts and drawings from the Philip H. & A. S. W. Rosenbach Foundtion Museum PHILIP H. & A. S. W. ROSENBACH MUSEUM FDN. PHILADELPHIA 1973. ROSENBACH FOUNDATION MUSEUM Softbound about 8-3/4 x 11-1/4 inches 210 Items described & pictured+ 3 page index. Illustrated in facsimile, laid in errata slip. A must read for the serious book collector or dealer. ; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 5262 
Price: 32.69 USD
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A SELECTION OF BOOKS MANUSCRIPTS BINDINGS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS REMARKABLE FOR THEIR INTEREST & RARITY BEING THE Five Hundred Fifty Fifth Catalogue [LBC], Maggs Bros
10 A SELECTION OF BOOKS MANUSCRIPTS BINDINGS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS REMARKABLE FOR THEIR INTEREST & RARITY BEING THE Five Hundred Fifty Fifth Catalogue [LBC] Maggs Bros
London Maggs Brothers 1931 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Book Catalog; Book Auctions; Book Dealers; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Published in 1931, paper covers, spine heavily chipped, complete. A shining example of what book descriptions should be. Tremendous reference from one of the most renowned of book dealers. About 230 pages with amazing facsimiles, plates, and color renditions. Notation in crayon on front cover. Some of the world's greatest rarities were handled by this company. ; 5 20235 
Price: 32.85 USD
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A SELECTION OF BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ENGRAVINGS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS REMARKABLE FOR THEIR INTEREST AND RARITY : BEING THE FIVE HUNDREDTH CATALOGUE ISSUED BY MAGGS BROS. BOOKSELLERS [ MAGGS BROS LTD, BOOKSELLER'S CATALOGUE, 1928 ], Maggs Bros.
11 A SELECTION OF BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, ENGRAVINGS AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS REMARKABLE FOR THEIR INTEREST AND RARITY : BEING THE FIVE HUNDREDTH CATALOGUE ISSUED BY MAGGS BROS. BOOKSELLERS [ MAGGS BROS LTD, BOOKSELLER'S CATALOGUE, 1928 ] Maggs Bros.
London Maggs Bros. 1928 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; A Selection of Books, Manuscripts, Engravings and Autograph Letters Remarkable for Their Interest and Rarity : Being the Five Hundredth Catalogue Issued by Maggs Bros. Booksellers [ Maggs Bros Ltd, bookseller's catalogue, 1928 ] . Full indexes, facsimiles and graphics. Orig. Wrappers; head of spine chipped, minor staining & creasing. Plates, other illus. Minor internal creasing. Very interesting reading as most offers include a synopsis of the work itself. If you love books you owe it to yourself to obtain at least one of these massive works and read through it. You may never be the same again. ; 7 32235 
Price: 37.55 USD
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AMERICAN ODYSSEY: A BOOK SELLING TRAVELOGUE, Fulton, Len with Ellen Ferber
12 AMERICAN ODYSSEY: A BOOK SELLING TRAVELOGUE Fulton, Len with Ellen Ferber
May not be noted. 1975 0913218472 / 9780913218471 First Edition; Second Printing Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; black-and-white illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The story of an author and his wife traveled across United States in their efforts to sell a book he had written and published. A small press edition. 1975, first edition, second printing. ; 0 19663 
Price: 13.11 USD
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13 AN ACCOUNT OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS OF FRANCIS THOMPSON Connolly, Terence L. , Ed.
Boston College 1960 Presumed 1st Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket 
frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 79 pages; Stiff card wrappers. Clean throughout. Tipped in frontis portrait. Mild edge wear. ND but circa 1960.; 0 30185 
Price: 23.45 USD
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AN EASy AND COMPENDIOUS INTRODUCTION FOR READING ALL SORTS OF HISTORIES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A SYNOPSIS OF COUNCELS, BY JOHN PRIDEAUX., Prideaux, Mathias
14 AN EASy AND COMPENDIOUS INTRODUCTION FOR READING ALL SORTS OF HISTORIES. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A SYNOPSIS OF COUNCELS, BY JOHN PRIDEAUX. Prideaux, Mathias
Oxford: Leon. Lichfield, for Richard Davis, 1681- 1682 Sixth Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; PRIDEAUX, MATHIAS. An East and Compendious Introduction for Reading All Sorts of Histories. To Which Is Added, a Synopsis of Councels, by John Prideaux. "Sixth Edition, Corrected and Augmented." Small 4to, early 20th Century red morocco and marbled boards by Kelly and Sons, raised bands, gilt spine lettering and small ornaments in compartments, t. E. G. , marbled endpapers, (vii) 57 (iii) and 392, 375-382 (xxxii) pages including half-title, main portion of text with extensive pagination errors. Covers strong, quite good with brief wear and few tiny spots of scuffing. Text tight, minor aging and foxing, some dusting at few pages, one leaf missing chunk from fore-edge margin, early 18th Century ink ownership signatures on title page. Wing P3445. John Prideaux (1578-1650) was bishop of Worcester, and a notable teacher at Oxford; his son Mathias only lived into his twenties before contracting small pox, the elder publ this after his death. ESTC R29253 ; 0 31608 
Price: 366.55 USD
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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1927, May not be noted.
15 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 1927 May not be noted.
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Library Of Congress; Library; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Pub. : United States Government Printing Office, 1927, pp. 302, Incl. : appendixes and index; 0 4868 
Price: 14.92 USD
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16 ANTIOCH REVIEW - SUMMER 1991 VOL. 49, # 3 Fogarty, , Robert S. (editor)
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
Bookcollecting; Bibliomania; Bibliophile; POETRY; Essays; Fogarty, Robert S. (editor) The Antioch Review: Winter 1991, Volume 49, Number 4 COLLECTING bOOKS Antioch Review, 1991. Soft Cover. This exceptionally clean periodical has dedicated the first part of this issue to BOOK COLLECTING. The balance is poems and essays. Protected in Brodart acrylic wraps. ; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 5259 
Price: 23.34 USD
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BOOK COLLECTOR (THE) , AUTUMN 1972, (The) , Book Collector
17 BOOK COLLECTOR (THE) , AUTUMN 1972 (The) , Book Collector
May not be noted. Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Collecting; Bibliomania; Bibliophil; Book Collector (The) London, The Book Collector, 1972. Original printed wrappers. . Includes Contmporary Collections XLIV: The hanry davis Coolection: Collector's piece IV: The Ulster Gift: The Scales Binder: The case of the Stolen Chaucer Manuscript. Well laid out and interestingly written- belongs in any book collection. Protected in Brodart acrylic wraps. ; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 5268 
Price: 16.79 USD
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BOOK-BUYER'S MANUAL. CATALOGUE OF FOREIGN AND AMERICAN BOOKS, IN EVERYDEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND TEH ARTS, WITH A CLASSIFIED INDEX., Frost, Bernice
18 BOOK-BUYER'S MANUAL. CATALOGUE OF FOREIGN AND AMERICAN BOOKS, IN EVERYDEPARTMENT OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND TEH ARTS, WITH A CLASSIFIED INDEX. Frost, Bernice
George P. Putnam and CO. 1853 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Book Collecting; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 235pp (43) , [2], 3/4 leather over green cloth, part of leather spine strip missing, foxing, else sound thorughout. A list of books offered by Putnam. ; 0 18226 
Price: 91.13 USD
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BOOKING IN THE HEARTLAND, Matthews, , Jack
19 BOOKING IN THE HEARTLAND Matthews, , Jack
May not be noted. 0801833329 / 9780801833328 Hardcover Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Book Collecting; Bibliomania; Bibliophil; Matthews, Jack Booking in the Heartland Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1986. Cloth. Fine/Very . First Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ISBN: 0-8018-3332-9. 161 pages. Wordy and rambling book only tangentially informative about the book world of collectors and dealers. Nice DJ though. Protected in Brodart acrylic cover. ; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 5269 
Price: 16.79 USD
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BOOKING IN THE HEARTLAND, Matthews, , Jack
20 BOOKING IN THE HEARTLAND Matthews, , Jack
May not be noted. 0801833329 / 9780801833328 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Book Collecting; Bibliomania; Bibliophil; Matthews, Jack Booking in the Heartland Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1986. Cloth. . First Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ISBN: 0-8018-3332-9. 161 pages. Wordy and rambling book only tangentially informative about the book world of collectors and dealers. Nice DJ though. Protected in Brodart acrylic cover. ; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 0 5271 
Price: 20.53 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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