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Mackenzie & Harris. A short story of picas and printers in San Francisco.

By: Lloyd, Lester.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: No Place [San Francisco], By the author: [1996]

Edition: No. 189 in an edition of 200 copies.

Seller ID: 1639

Condition: Fine condition


Presented as a keepsake to the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano clubs, October, 1996. 89 pp., plus index; 4to; dark blue cloth stamped in red; black & white photographs. A warm presentation note from editor, printer, and the author's granddaughter, Alix Christie to Jim & Carolyn Robertson of Yolla Bolly Press, on her printed note sheet with an added short message on the back from from the author's son, Jack Lloyd who also worked on the book. View more info

Printing Operations for Beginners. Book No. 3. Especially Devised for Trade Schools, and Class Work, for Salesmen . . .

By: Maxton, John.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Porte Publishing Co.: 1935

Seller ID: 1629

Condition: Fine condition


36 pp.; 6.5" x 4" pamphlet in stapled, printed salmon wrappers. View more info

The Book. The Story of Printing & Bookmaking.

By: McMurtrie, Douglas C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Oxford University Press: [1943]

Edition: Third Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 1808

Condition: Near Fine condition.


676 pp., index & bibliography; 4to; gilt stamped blue cloth, without d. j.; reproductions. Former owner's name on front endpaper. View more info

The Art of Plate Printing by H. S. Neale with an Historical Sketch by Theodore A. Isert.

By: Neale, H. S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, The Linweave Associaton: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1430

Condition: Book fine in very good jacket with light foxing & soil, a few small spots, chips top edge.


65 pp., adv.; 12mo; card covers, cover label; printed tan dust jacket. View more info

Frank Norris, Collected Letters Compiled and Annotated by Jesse S. Crisler

By: Norris, Frank.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1986

Edition: 500 copies printed by Will Henry Powers and Wesley B. Tanner.

Seller ID: 1442

Condition: Fine condition


238 pp.; 4to; red cloth back over patterned paper boards; black spine label stamped in gilt; lacking plain paper jacket; title page woodcut portrait of Norris by Rik Olson; full page reproduction of oil painting of Norris by Ernest Piexotto. An autograph letter from Wesley Tanner to Jim & Carolyn Robertson on Tanner's letterhead is laid in: "Both Will & I thought you would like to have a copy of this Book Club Book. I know how much you went to bat for us . . ." View more info

The Poet and the Professor.

By: Powell, Lawrence Clark.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Los Angeles], Privately Printed: 1981

Seller ID: 1439

Condition: Fine condition


25 pp.; 8vo; decorative paper covered boards; red cloth back, stamped in giltReminiscences of Professor Benjamin Franklin Stelter and Poet Carlyle Ferren MacIntyre of Occidental College, by one of their students, Larry Powell. Originally given as a talk to the Library Patrons of Occidental College. View more info

Partial run of 39 individual pamphlets: Lessons in Printing. Approved by the International Typographical Union.

By: Reed, W. N. P., David James McDonald.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [Indianapolis], [International Typographers Union]: 1926 -1927

Seller ID: 1631

Condition: Occasional light browning, near fine condition.


8vo; printed & stapled pamphlets including: Proofreading Unit XI, Lessons 2-10; Proofreading Unit XII, Lessons 1-8; Proofreading Unit XIII, Lessons 1-10; Teacher Training Unit XV, Lessons 1-10; Teacher Training Unit XVI, Lessons 1-3. Also includes several of the original printed mailing envelopes for the mail order course.Proof reading sections obviously heavy in the presentation of technical aspects of grammar & punctuation, etc. but also offers an interesting i... View more info

Victor Hammer, Artist and Craftsman.

By: Rothenstein, John.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: [1978]

Edition: First Edition, no. 258 of 500 copies.

Seller ID: 1461

Condition: Fine condition in like slipcase.


57 pp., incl. text & list of plates followed by 26 color plates divided into 3 sections: Portraits, Biblical and Mythological Paintings, and The Kolbsheim Chapel; 4to; gold cloth, in slipcase. View more info

One-Line Specimens, Linotype Faces. November, 1920.

By: Specimen Book.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Mergenthaler Linotype Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 2127

Condition: Very Good condition


220 pps.; red cloth stamped in black. Moderate wear at edges. View more info

Image for Specimens from A Child's Garden of Verses : with nine poems not published in prior editions.  Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson; Introduction by Janet Adam Smith.

Specimens from A Child's Garden of Verses : with nine poems not published in prior editions. Illustrations by Joyce Lancaster Wilson; Introduction by Janet Adam Smith.

By: STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Press in Tuscany Alley: 1996

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 8237

Condition: Fine condition


10 pp; 4to; flexible, paper covered boards; tipped-in color frontis and page of initials from the book; 9 folded speciment sheets in rear pocket. Consists of over-runs from the original edition printed at the Press in Tuscany Alley in 1978. 150 copies presented to the participants at the joint meeting of the Roxburghe and Zamorano Clubs, October 1996, by Earl Emelson, Jeffrey Thomas and James Wehlage, in memory of the collaborations of Joyce and Adrian Wilson. View more info

The Making of the Bruce Rogers World Bible.

By: Targ, William.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cleveland & N.Y, The World Publishing Co.: 1949

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 5939

Condition: Fine condition in good slipcase


No. 1102 of 1875 printed of which 500 copies were for sale. 20 pp., frontis, plus (8) leaves of examples of decorations, printed on one side; 4to, red cloth; spine lettered in gilt, gilt cover decoration; illustrated with two photographs and one reproduction of a portion of a letter by Bruce Rogers to B. D. Zevin. In slipcase with fading at soil at extremities. View more info

Bookways. A Quarterly for the Book Arts. Numbers 10; January 1994.

By: Taylor, Tom, ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Austin, W. Thomas Taylor Inc.:

Seller ID: 1784

Condition: Fine condition


60 pp.; 4to; decorative wrappers; ads; reproductions; b&w photos.Off the Streets and Into the Book, by Karl Young; The Realm of Albion: Eleven Years and Thirty-Four Issues of Albion, 1977-1988, by Roger Burford Mason; Conversation with Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.; News & Reviews, and much more. View more info

Bookways. A Quarterly for the Book Arts. No. 1 - 16. Complete Run in 14 volumes with two double issues.

By: Taylor, Tom, ed.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Austin, W. Thomas Taylor Inc.: 1991-1995

Seller ID: 1794

Condition: Else Fine condition


4to; decorative wrappers; every issue with reproductions; b&w photos; ads. Volume 1 cover slightly creased along foredge. View more info

Bookways. A Quarterly for the Book Arts. No. 1 - 16. Complete Run in 14 volumes with two double issues.

By: Taylor, Tom, ed.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Austin, W. Thomas Taylor Inc.: 1991-1995

Seller ID: 2589

Condition: Fine condition


4to; decorative wrappers; every issue with reproductions; b&w photos; ads. View more info

The Rescuing Mouse. A Speech by Beatrice Warde Opening an Exhibition of Private Press Printing Organized in 1963 by The London Chappell.

By: Warde, Beatrice.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1969

Edition: New Year's keepsake, 350 copies printed and bound by hand

Seller ID: 1635

Condition: Fine condition


[10] pp.; 8" x 6"; marbled wrappers, paper title label. Bookplate of J. G. Dreyfus tipped inside front cover; small ownership label of Albert Sperisen lower inside corner front cover. View more info

Printing History. The Journal of the American Printing History Association. Volume IX, Number 1.

By: Weber, Renee I., ed.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., American Printing History Association: 1987

Seller ID: 1705

Condition: Very Good condition


48 pp.; white wrappers; reproductions.Including: Stoddard, Morphology of the Book; Alterman et al., From Woodblock to Silicon Chip; Eckman, The Union Type Foundry; Profile of Takashi Kono at Eighty by James Fraser. Etc. View more info

Haywood Hunt and Hunt Towers, A Reminiscence by Roby Wentz.

By: Wentz, Roby.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Columbian 415 Chappel: [1979]

Edition: 250 copies printed as the first project of the Columbian 415 Chappel

Seller ID: 6823

Condition: Fine condition


33 pp., port. frontis; 12mo; decorative orange cloth; b&w photos. Hunt was one of the leading lights in the heyday of printing on the West Coast who's career in San Francisco began during the1915 Panama Pacific Exposition and became somewhat enshrined at the two story building he bought c. 1942 at 512 Clay Street which would become known to his many visitors as Hunt Towers View more info

Printer's Error. Illustrations by Gene Holtan. A keepsake to commemorate the visit of Col. Norman Murphy to San Francisco.

By: Wodehouse, P. G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Wodehouse Society: 1990

Seller ID: 1571

Condition: Fine condition


Printed by Doug and Margaret Stow at The Paper Crane Press. 8 pp.; 12mo; stapled wrappers. With autograph presentation note on both sides of a printed card, from printer Doug Stow to two colleagues, laid in. View more info

William Everson on Printing.

By: [Everson, William] Editied by Peter Rutledge Koch.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1992

Edition: 400 copies, designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch

Seller ID: 1630

Condition: Fine condition


113 pp; 12mo; brick red cloth covered boards, paper spine label. Essays, interviews, letters and seven illustrations including a rare portrait of Brother Antoninus at the press and a two-color fold-out reproduction of his Equinox Press announcement tipped onto rear pastedown. Erratum slip and publication announcement laid in. View more info

Art Deco The Books of Francois - Louis Schmied, Artist/Engraver/Printer, with Recollections and Descriptive Commentaries on the Books by Ward Ritchie. With a preface by Lawrence Clark Powell.

By: [Francois - Louis Schmied].

Price: $100.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Book Club of California: 1987

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 4915

Condition: Fine condition


550 copies printed. Designed by Ward Ritchie. 49 pp.; oblong 8vo; gilt stamped black cloth; black & white and color reproductions throughout; b&w photographs.Book Club publication no. 184. Ward Ritchie set out for Paris in 1930 to work with Francois-Louis Schmied, having decided to work with the man that he believed, "was the most imaginative and creative printer in the world." Here he relates the story of his trip, followed by commentary on 43 of Schmied... View more info