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| Barker, Nicolas. Stanley Morison. London: Macmillan, 1972. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. 566 pp., illus. Lower corners lightly bruised; dustjacket has some light edgewear, else a fine copy. $35.00|
| Barnhart Brothers & Spindler. Type Faces, Border Designs, Typecast Ornaments, Brass Rule: Selective Specimens of Preferred Materials for Modern Typography (Catalog 25-A). Chicago: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, First Edition. 4to. Leatherette. Very Good / No Jacket as Issued. 528 pp., illus. No date (circa 1930). US edition but with a note pasted on title-page from the Canadian Type Foundry Limited regarding Canadian prices. Bound in dark blue leatherette with embossed lettering on front cover and spine. Mild edgewear, corners bumped, rear hinge beginning to start, still a very nice copy. Lavish company catalogue of type faces, printing examples and printing equipment with many illustrations. $250.00|
 Bayer, Herbert; Burtin, Will; Doner, H. Creston; Lustig, Alvin; Rand, Paul; Rudofsky, Bernard; and Jacobson, Egbert. Seven Designers Look at Trademark Design. Chicago: Paul Theobald, 1952. First Edition. 4to. Cloth. Near Fine / No Jacket. 171 pp., illus. Contains an excellent section on the history of printers' marks and trademarks in publishing, as well as articles on trade names, the trademark in product identification, the trademark applied and principles of visual communication. Some scuffing to front cover, light edgewear, else a fine copy. $150.00
 Beaton, Cecil. British Photographers. London: William Collins, 1944. First Edition. 8vo. Paper Over Boards. Near Fine / Near Fine. 47 pp., illus. One in the Britain in Pictures series edited by W. J. Turner. Contains 4 plates in colour, 8 in sepia and 20 illustrations in black & white. Corners lightly bruised and there is a bit of edgewear to dustjacket but as lovely a copy of this book as we have seen. $35.00
| Cobden-Sanderson, T. J.. Ecce Mundus: Industrial Ideals and the Book Beautiful. Hammersmith: Hammersmith Publishing Society, 1902. First Edition. 8vo. Quarter Vellum. Very Good / No jacket as issued. Unpaginated. Printed at the Chiswick Press and bound in tan paper covered boards with a white vellum spine printed in black. Previous owner's bookplate and name, offsetting to endpapers, corners bruised, else a lovely copy. $125.00
| Colgate, William. Nahum Mower: An Early Printer of Montreal. Toronto: Privately Printed, 1964. First Edition. 4to. Cloth. Signed by Author. Near Fine / No Jacket as Issued. 26 pp., illus. No jacket as issued. Privately printed by the author in a limited edition of 30 copies. Loosely inserted is a compliments note signed by the author to Roy Gurney. Gurney's bookplate is affixed to front free endpaper. Some very mild edgewear, else a fine copy. $100.00|
 Creeley, Robert. Backwards. Knotting, Bedfordshire: Sceptre Press, 1975. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrapper, Staplebound. Signed by Author. Fine Unpaginated (8 pp.). One of 150 numbered copies, this being #116, inscribed, signed and dated by Creeley on the title-page. Bound in dark grey cardboard covers. $40.00
| Creeley, Robert. Hello. Taylor Mistake (Christchurch, New Zealand): Hawk Press, 1976. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrapper. Signed by Author. Near Fine Unpaginated (36 pp.). One of 750 copies, this copy inscribed, signed and dated by Creeley on the title-page. Some darkening to the spine, else a fine copy. $50.00|
| Galbraith, John Kenneth. The Age of Uncertainty. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. First Edition. 4to. Cloth. Signed by Author. Near Fine / Good. 365 pp., illus. Signed inscription by Galbraith on front free endpaper. Previous owner's ex libris stamp on front paste-down endpaper. Price-clipped dustjacket is a bit worn with edgewear and a few small closed tears. Still a very nice signed copy. $125.00
| Gallant, Mavis. The Selected Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed Bds.. Signed by Author. Near Fine / Fine. xxii, 887 pp. Warmly inscribed and signed by Gallant on the title-page. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. First Canadian edition now scarce with signature. $125.00
| Isaac, Frank. English & Scottish Printing Types: 1501-35, 1508-41. Facsimiles and Illustrations, No. II (Volume 2 of 3 ). Oxford: The Bibliographical Society, 1930. First Edition. 4to. Cloth-backed Bds.. Very Good / No Jacket as Issued. Unpaginated, illus., teg. Collected and annotated by Frank Isaac with a Preface by A. W. Pollard. Printed for The Bibliographical Society at The Oxford University Press. Contains 98 plates of early type examples with accompanying text. Covers worn and scuffed, corners bruised, edgewear, spine darkened, foot of spine bumped. Interior pages clean. $75.00|
| Kent, Rockwell. A Birthday Book. New York: Random House, 1931. First Edition. 4to. Cloth. Signed by Author. Near Fine / Very Good. Unpaginated, illus. Limited to 1850 numbered copies, signed by Rockwell Kent, this being copy #172. Printed by The Pynson Printers. Bound in decorated cloth covered boards with silk endpapers. A very nice copy with some light edgewear and a bit of age toning to some pages. In original plastic jacket which is not long enough to cover boards. An odd and dated morality tale but the Kent drawings are magnificent. $250.00|
| Lock, Margaret (comp.). Ink Paper Lead, Board Leather Thread: An Exhibition of Hand-Printed Books and Fine Bindings By Wesley W. Bates, Reg Beatty, Stan Bevington, Margaret Lock, David Moyer, William Rueter, Alan Stein, Don Taylor, George Walker, Shaunie and Brian Young. Toronto: The Loving Society of Letterpress Printers and The Binders of Infinite Love, 2002. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrapper. Fine. 72 pp., illus. Introduction by Anne Sutherland with an essay by Margaret Lock. Limited to 600 copies. A fine copy of this now scarce item. $50.00|
 MacGillivray, Pittendrigh. Bog-Myrtle and Peat Reek: Verse Mainly in the North & South Country Dialects of Scotland. Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1922. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed Bds.. Signed by Author. Near Fine / No Jacket as Issued. xiv, 142 pp. Privately printed by the author, one of 250 copies (out of an total edition of 300) signed and numbered by the author, this being copy #30. Hand-set in Caslon type by Messrs. J. Skinner & Co. of Edinburgh and hand-sewn and bound by Henderson & Bisset, Edinburgh. Printed on hand-made paper made by Van Gelder Zonen, Amsterdam. A fine example of the book-maker's art wherein a twentieth century book is made to look like an eighteenth century work. Some light edgewear and spine label is age-toned, else a fine copy. $50.00
| Mackail, J. W.. William Morris: An Address Delivered the XIth November MDCCCC at Kelmscott House Hammersmith Before the Hammersmith Socialist Society. Hammersmith: Hammersmith Publishing Society, 1902. First Trade Edition. 8vo. Quarter Vellum. Very Good / Not Issued. Unpaginated (44 pp.). Printed at the Chiswick Press on handmade paper and bound in tan coloured boards with a white vellum spine printed in black. Previous owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper, corners bumped, some light wear and dark spots on covers, else a lovely unopened copy. This address was first published by the Doves Press in 1901. $125.00|
| May, J. Lewis. John Lane and the Nineties. London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1936. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / No Jacket. Frontis., xxii, 272 pp., illus. Previous owner's bookplate but still a very nice tight copy of this biography of one of the most important British publishers. Much here about Beardsley, Kenneth Grahame, Richard Le Gallienne, Oscar Wilde, et al. $100.00|
| Metcalf, John. The Lady Who Sold Furniture. Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1970. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. 150 pp. Contains a novella and five short stories. Some darkening to top edge; dustjacket is lightly worn with some rubbing to spine, else a lovely copy of Metcalf's first book. $30.00|
| Morpurgo, J. E.. Allen Lane: King Penguin. London: Hutchinson, 1979. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Signed by Author. Very Good / Very Good. 405 pp., illus. Inscribed and signed by Morpurgo and his wife on the front free endpaper. Mild edgewear, head and foot of spine bruised; dustjacket is age-toned as usual and spine is lightly sunned. A very nice copy with author's signature. $50.00|
 Morris, William. An Address Delivered By William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894. London: Longmans, 1898. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth-backed Bds.. Very Good / Not Issued. 25 pp. Edited by S. C. Cockerell and printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press. Previous owner's bookplate, some age-toning to perimeter of covers. Still a lovely copy of this beautifully printed book. $95.00
| Morris, William & Cockerell, S. C.. A Note By William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press Together with a Short Description of the Press By S. C. Cockerell, & An Annotated List of the Books Printed Thereat. (Dublin): Irish University Press, 1969. First Thus. 8vo. Cloth-backed Bds.. Fine / Near Fine. ISBN: 716500248. Frontis., 70 pp., illus. Reprint of the original 1898 Kelmscott edition, this edition reproduced by photolithography in the Republic of Ireland at the Irish University Press with Captain T. M. MacGlinchey acting as publisher and Robert Hogg as printer. Bound in light green paper covered boards with white linen spine and with printing in black on front cover. In original plastic (acetate) wrapper. A fine copy. $100.00|
| Munro, Alice. Selected Stories. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1996. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Signed by Author. Near Fine / Fine. 545 pp. Review copy with publisher's blind-stamp on title-page. Inscribed and signed by Munro on the title-page. Loosely inserted is two page folded publisher's blurb. Contains twenty-eight of the author's short stories. Previous owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper. Head and tail of spine very mildly bruised, else a fine copy. First Canadian edition, now scarce with signature. $200.00|
| Ricketts, Charles. Self-Portrait: Taken from the Letters & Journals of Charles Ricketts, R.A. . London: Peter Davies, 1939. First Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Near Fine / No Jacket. Frontis., xvii, 442 pp., illus. Collected and compiled by T. Sturge Moore, edited by Cecil Lewis and with a Preface by him. Spine is somewhat dulled, else a fine copy. Ricketts was a versatile English artist, illustrator, author and printer, and is best known for his work as book designer and typographer from 1896 to 1904 with the Vale Press, and his work in the theatre as a set and costume designer. $65.00|
| Smith, Percy. Lettering: A Plea. No Place: First Edition Club, 1932. First Edition. 8vo. Paper Over Boards. Private Press. Very Good / No Jacket as Issued. 10 pp. No jacket as issued. Limited edition, one of four hundred copies (out of a total edition of seven hundred and fifty), being the twentieth publication of the First Edition Club. Some abrasions and wear to spine, else a very good copy. $40.00|
| Ustinov, Peter. Dear Me. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1977. First American Edition. 8vo. Cloth. Signed by Author. Very Good / Good. 374 pp., illus. Lengthy signed inscription by Ustinov on front free endpaper. Previous owner's discreet ex libris stamp, wear to head and foot of spine, light wear to edges of covers; dustjacket is chipped at head and foot of spine and at top and bottom of flap hinges, a few closed tears, spine and flap hinges age-toned. $45.00|