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All for Jesus. Approved devotions and prayers for church and home
New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago: Benzigner Brothers, printers to the Holy Apostolic See, . 2 vols. in 1 (as issued), 24mo, (approx. 98 mm), pp. -324, 155; frontispiece; publisher's binding of full celluloid with a color stencil (?) image of Christ and a chalice on the upper cover, brass and..... More
Armorial families of America. Genealogical and biographical from most authentic sources including much valuable material drawn from hitherto unpublished family records with accurate reproduction and description of ancient emblazonry compiled by masters of genealogic and heraldic science
New York: The American Historical Society, Inc., n.d., [ca. 1920s]. Copy no. 1 of the Edition de Luxe limited to 10 copies, folio, pp. , 268; 164 plates, including 64 color armorial plates; hand-colored title page, initials and tailpieces, text printed on Japan vellum; full brown morocco with the arms..... More
Arno Werner master bookbinder. An exhibition at the Houghton Library
Cambridge, Mass. Houghton Library, 1981. First edition, 8vo, pp. , 33; full page black & white illustrations; dampstain at the lower corner pervading text, else fine in original decorated wrappers. Descriptions of 63 examples of Werner's work along with illustrations of several. More
Bibliothèque Raphaël Esmerian
Paris: George Blaizot, Claude Guérin, 1972-3. 4 volumes (of 5), folio; color photographic frontispieces to Volumes 1, 3, and 4, illustrations and facsimiles, many full-page and tipped in, throughout, 46 plates of illustrations in Volume 3; original green cloth, gilt, edges slightly sunned, else fine; interiors fine. The first 4..... More
n.p., n.d. [ca. 1875]. 4to, consisting of approx. 200 leaves, bound in full red morocco, heavily gilt-decorated spine in 6 compartments, the covers with elaborate gilt border enclosing a second border with gilt motif in the corners, and a central panel within repeating the motif and with the initials "A.C."..... More
n.p., n.d. [ca. 1875]. Large 4to album containing approx. 24 leaves of stiff card, with 6 mounted or laid in watercolors on 5 sheets, each measuring approx. 7 x 5", each by the same artist and of a fairly professional nature, each looking to be of the French or German..... More
The Book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the United Church of England; and the Sunday lessons from the Old Testament: with notes on the Epistles, Gospels, Psalms, and Lessons. By the Hon. Sir John Bayley.
London: sold by John Otridge … F.C. and J. Rivington … John Hatchard …, and Messrs. Longman & Co, 1816. 8vo, pp. xxvi, 673, ; contemporary and probably original green straight-grain morocco with gilt and blind foliate borders enclosing a central panel with sunbursts in the corners, tulip ornaments on..... More
The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church … together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to being sung or said in churches.
Oxford: Thomas Baskett, 1751. Thick 8vo, pp. , the balance uinpaginated; 48 engraved plates (one with tear in the corner affecting caption), tear in the foremargin of U4 in the Psalter causing loss to a few letters; bound with, as issued, A Companion to the Altar: Shewing the Nature and..... More
The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the Church … together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.
London: printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1700. 12mo, unpaginated; bound with: The Holy Bible, containing The Old and New Testaments… Oxford: printed by the University Printers, 1695, with sectional title for the N.T. (with 17th century family inscriptions on verso); bound with: The Whole Book..... More
The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches
Oxford: Clarendon Press by J. Cooke and S. Collingwood, 1818. 8vo, pp. ; contemporary full brown straight-grain morocco, spine elaborately tooled in gilt and blind, gilt-stamped borders on covers, a.e.g.; upper joint rubbed, else very good. More
The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches; and the form and manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of bishops, priests, and deacons
Oxford: University Press, ca. 1875 or earlier. 32mo, pp. 500; bound with: Proper lessons to be read at Mattins and Evensong on the Sundays and other holy-days throughout the year, Oxford: University Press, ca. 1890, unpaginated; bound with, as issued: The New Testament, same imprint, unpaginated; together in full contemporary..... More
The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies...According to the use of the Protestant Church in the United States of America
Philadelphia: S. Potter & Co., J. Maxwell, printer, 1821. 24mo, unpaginated, i.e. pp. ; 6 engraved sectional titles; text largely in double column; contemporary full straight-grain morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt with wide and ornate gilt-tooled borders on covers enclosing a central blindstamped panel in which is the name in..... More
The Book-finishers' friendly circular
New York: Garland, 1990. Facsimile reprint of 20 issues of this circular [all published], originally printed 1845-1851; 12mo, pp. , iv, 96, 2, 14, 97-166, 7, ; 8 illustrations accompanying an article on Illustrations of the styles of finishing; original blue cloth, title stamped in black on spine, fine. This..... More
Bound to last: a compilation of data published for those who are interested in better bookbinding
New York: Binders Board Manufacturers, 1926. 12mo, pp. 45, ; 10 photographic text illustrations, original gilt-decorated green cloth; edges spotted, very good. An advertisement for binders' board, with prices and terms. More
[Burma (?): circa mid-late 19th century.]. Accordion fold book on parabaik paper, 8" x 17" x 4¼"; pp 162; text likely in Shan, mostly in black with some red details; front pastedown introduction in manuscript with elaborate border in red and black; decorated boards with relief design in red and..... More
Charles Meunier's plaquette, 1900. La relieuse: a rare and beautiful depiction of the bookbinder in medallic art
[Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press], 1995. Edition limited to 200 copies, 12mo folding case containing a facsimile pewter plaquette approx. 3" x 2", with a printed description of the same on a 12mo bifolium; fine. Meunier issued this plaquette showing a woman at a bookbinding sewing frame in 1900..... More
Collection of gift books with fringe bindings
Various: 1875-1885. A collection of approximately 80 gift books and gift cards with fringe bindings, bound in paper wrappers with chromolithograph images, many over gilt backgrounds, the majority of them very good with occasional condition issues, including worn fringe, a few with water stains, and chipping and loss to spines..... More
Designer Bookbinders 2
[London]: Design Bookbinders, 1972. Oblong 8vo, pp. ; 38 illustrations of bindings by 24 binders, each with a brief biography and statement; fine in original printed wrappers. More
Designer Bookbinders. Udstilling af Engelske bogbind. [Introduction by Bernard C. Middleton.]
Kobenhavn: Designer Bookbinders, 1973. Narrow 8vo, pp. 36, ; 16 full-page illustrations; original pictorial wrappers; fine. An exhibition catalogue with details on 49 bindings by 16 different binders. More
Employing bookbinders of America: a national association of those engaged in the art of bookbinding in all its branches: proceedings of the seventh annual convention: held in Detroit, Mich. October 14th, 15th, and 16th, 1926 at the Hotel Statler
New York, N.Y. [Employing Bookbinders of America, 1927]. 8vo, pp. v, , 258; 28 plates depicting members; original maroon cloth boards, gilt title on cover and spine; water damage to upper right corner, good. More
An empty binding consisting of painted wooden sides depicting within a parallelogram a Native American in full headdress.
N.p. n.d. [early 20th century]. 8vo, lined with red morocco; minor rubbing at the bottom of the upper cover, else very good. More
v.p., v.d. Two large cloth-covered clamshell boxes containing a miscellany of bookbinding ephemera, approximately 40 items in all, including trade catalogues, price lists, advertising matter, chapbooks, instruction manuals, etc. More
Fine bindings 1500-1700 from Oxford libraries.
Oxford: Bodleian Library, 1968. First edition, small 8vo, pp. 144, , color frontispiece, b&w plates; near fine in original light blue cloth, spine gilt. 240 entries with indexes. More
The fine bindings of Marguerite Duprez Lahey. An exhibition.
New York: Morgan Library, 1951. 8vo, pp. 16; 3 full-p. illus., fine in orig. cream self-wrappers. Catalogue of 81 items. More