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THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series. Books on Books. THE COLOPHON: A Quarterly for Bookmen, New Series.
New York: (Pynson Printers), 1935-1938. First edition. Volumes 1 to 3, each with 4 numbers, so 12 volumes total. Each is about fine with the barest wear in original glassine which may have occasional shallow chippping.

[Book #53117]       Price: $150.00
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THE NEW COLOPHON. Books on Books. THE NEW COLOPHON.
(New York: Duschnes Crawford, 1948-49). First edition. Eight volumes, four for each year. In two leather-backed slipcases. Fine.

[Book #53118]       Price: $200.00
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BOOK COLLECTING: A COLLECTION. Books on Books, Allen Ahearn. BOOK COLLECTING: A COLLECTION.
Rockville: Quill & Brush, 1975-1986. Each is a first edition. A collection of the books we published before Putnam started publishing us in 1989. They were INSCRIBED to a bookseller, in some cases to two (one being Bev Cheney, a good friend who died a few years ago). Includes the THE BOOK OF FIRST BOOKS (1975, 1978 & 1983)--the first two are pamphlets and the third one in both forms: the hardback in dust jacket (150 copies) and the paperback (2000 copies)--BOOK COLLECTING: THE BOOK OF FIRST BOOKS, 1986 in both the hardback in dust jacket (350 copies) and the paperback (2,500 copies); and A COLLECTION OF FIRST BOOKS, 1984 in both the hardback (issued w/o dust jacket) and the paperback edition. The last with dampstain at bottom of front cover, otherwise all are fine. THE EARLY GUIDES.

[Book #40400]       Price: $250.00
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AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY. Books on Books, John. Pollard Carter, Graham. AN ENQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF CERTAIN NINETEENTH CENTURY PAMPHLETS: With the FOOTNOTE TO AN ENQUIRY.
London: Constable & Co Ltd. 1934 & 1948. First edition. 400 pages, four plates, index. The most famous case of bibliographical investigation to uncover the frauds of Thomas J. Wise. Fine in dust jacket with only minimal wear on edges. Along with "The Firm of Charles Ottley, Landon & Co. / Footnote to an Enquiry," by the same authors,, but publihsd by Rupert Hart-Davis and Scribner/s, London/New York. A 95 page pamphlet in printed wraps, yapped edges a little frayed, but still very good or better. Thomas Wise Forgeries.

[Book #29817]       Price: $200.00
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INFINITE RICHES: The Adventures of a Rare Book Dealer. Books on Books, David Magee. INFINITE RICHES: The Adventures of a Rare Book Dealer.
New York: Paul S. Eriksson, Inc. (1973). First edition. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to spine ends and tips.

[Book #34063]       Price: $60.00
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AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING. Books on Books, J. Luther Ringwalt. AMERICAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PRINTING.
Philadelphia: Menamin & Ringwalt, 1871. First edition. This remains a major reference for American printing history [Bigmore & Wyman p.259, Appleton p58]. Illustrated with 38 full-page plates including a beautiful colored chromolitho frontis, an example of printing for the blind, and a double-spread color facsimile of a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, as well as 165 illustrations in the text. Maroon cloth with bevelled edges, gilt lettering and decoration, including an elaborate cover gilt pictorial featuring Franklin surrounded by nine prominent pioneer type founders. Small 4to, measuring approximately 8 x 11". Good or better with spine and edges faded, spine ends frayed, front endpaper torn (repaired with small pieces of tape) and skinned where small label removed, and some dampstaining to upper margins but interior otherwise bright and clean.

[Book #52565]       Price: $250.00
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