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Books on Book Arts and related


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1.   Gilding and the Making of Gold Leaf. Bussinger,  John F. (text and
gilding), and Barnes, Richard H. (photography and binding. Blue cloth
hardcover, thin 8vo, 37 pages with colophon. Butler & Ferrigno, 1962.
(Philadelphia?)  Limited to 500 copies on Curtis Colophon paper. All edges
gilded. (No dust jacket as issued.)  Illustrated with B&W photos by Richard
Barnes. Contains a sheet of Hastings genuine gold leaf with a clear
protective cover sheet. Very clean, crisp copy with a very thin line of
edgewear on spine edge, and  apparently the adhesive has bled dark pinholes
in one gutter and discolored at few small spots on the attachment of the
leaf.  $35

2.  On the Origin of Paper. Blum, Andre (translated from the French by Harry
Miller Lydenberg).  New York: R.R. Bowker Company, 1934. Green cloth
hardcover with gilt stamped spine titles.  Small 4to, 79 pages. Limited to
1000 copies. Printed by J.J. Little and Ives Co. on Arches Plate Finished
Paper. Very clean, light fading to spine and edges, paper edges lightly
mellowed. $75

3.   The Arts of the French Book: 1900-1965. Garvey, Eleanor M. and Wick,
Peter A. Dallas Texas: University Press, 1967. Embossed vanilla paper over
boards with black cloth spine and silver spine titles, hardcover, in B&W
?splatter painted? dust jacket and similar endpapers. 4to, 119 pages. A
catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Dallas Public
Library. Black and white and color illustrations. The book is in good
condition with a faint ripple to the pages, cover paper toned at edges. The
dust jacket is worn at edges and has a short tear at head of spine. $15

4.   The Beginning of the World of Books: 1450 to 1470: A Chronological
Survey of the Texts chosen for Printing during the First Twenty Years of the
Printing art, With a synopsis of the Gutenberg Documents. New York: The
Bibliographical Society of America, 1972. Red cloth hardcover with gilt
stamped spine titles. 4to, xxviii + 112 pages. Includes a checklist of  215
books and broadsides that appeared in the first two decades of printing plus
supplementary sections on authors by periods, translators, subject analysis,
typographical analyses of imprints before 1470, printers and presses before
1470, notes on the Gutenberg documents and more. Good resource on
incunabula. Very thin scrape on front cover, otherwise very clean and crisp.
$25

5. [FINE PRESS, Native American Poet]:  Yana. Phillip Foss, Jr. [NY]:
Tideline Press, 1978.  First edition, no. 40 of 100 copies. Small Folio, ¾
marbled paper over tan cloth and boards, letterpress printed on deckle-edged
and watermarked Amatruda text paper. SIGNED on the colophon and personally
inscribed and signed with thanks to a respected American poet on the front
free endpaper. The deliciously tactile printing was done by Leonard Seastone
using Americana typeface on a Washington press. Binding design by Alexandra
Soteriou. A prospectus for the Creative Writing Program of the Institute of
American Indian Arts is laid in. About fine condition. $150

6. [UNIQUE COPY]  Ladle Rat Rotten Hut: ?an old tale rewritten by an
anonymous author.? In fact, the name of the author of Little Red Riding Hood
may be lost in time, but it was a professor of French, Howard Chase, who
contrived this alternative version to demonstrate the importance of
intonation in spoken English. In his version the story is retold in other
words that ?sound like? ones that make sense (you really have to read or
hear it read aloud to understand). ?Once upon a time? becomes ?wants pawn
term,? "A nervous sausage bag ice!" reads as "I never saw such big eyes!"
and so forth. This version is copied out in a fine calligraphic hand in an
11.75 x 7.5-inch booklet, with plain brown paper covers and lovely marbled
pastdowns and fine quality endpapers, bound with a pamphlet stitch. The
artist has not signed it, but it was obviously done as a labor of love,
dedicated in the colophon ?For Sasha, May 1978.? Who Sasha was or why he or
she abandoned this lovely gift remains a mystery. This booklet is in very
good condition, with a bump to the upper corner of the rear cover but
otherwise very clean and rather poignant. $45

7. Bookworm. Rosamund Purcell. Introduction by Sven Birkerts. New York: The
Quantuck Lane Press, 2006. First Edition. Rust cloth hardcover with black
stamped spine titles in color photograph illustrated dust jacket, tan
endpapers. Square 8vo, 160 pages, illustrated by Purcell?s amazing
photographs. Her work is a combination of collage, found objects, and the
interactions between nature and printed paper. They are beautiful,
evocative, disturbing, enthralling, and they extend the meaning of ?book?
and ?paper? beyond ordinary interpretations. The book is in fine condition,
the dust jacket near fine with some faint scuffs to gloss. $45

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