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17903 ARBER, Edward. A TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS OF THE COMPANY OF STATIONERS OF LONDON. 1554-1640 A.D. Volume V. Index. Birmingham: Privately printed, 1894. Folio, (327x256mm), cxii,277p. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, edges untrimmed. Printed in Edinburgh by Turnbull and Spears and issued in an unspecified limited edition but in excess of 230 copies. Together with the index to the whole series, this volume also contains C.R. Rivington's paper on the Records of the Stationers' Company 1881-1893; A list of London publishers 1553-1640; A bibliographical summary of English literature 1555-1603 and An index of the mechanical producers of English books 1553-1640. £85.00

10617 BARKER, R.E. & G.R. DAVIES (Editors). BOOKS ARE DIFFERENT. An account of the defence of the Net Book Agreement before the Restrictive Practices Court in 1962. With a commentary on the economic aspects by P.W.S. Andrews and Elizabeth Brunner. London: Macmillan, 1966. 8vo (215 x 140mm.), xx,939p. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £16.00

19878 BARNES, James J. FREE TRADE IN BOOKS. A study of the London book trade since 1800. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964. 8vo, (216x137mm), xiv,199p. An ex-library copy in original cloth. An intensive study of London publishing and bookselling, largely of the Victorian era, with the emphasis on trade organizations and retail price maintenance. £10.00

19112 BATTERHAM, David. AMONG BOOKSELLERS. Tales told in letters to Howard Hodgkin. York: Stone Trough Books, 2011. 8vo, (220x135mm), 118p. frontispiece portrait. A fine copy in original paperback. (NEW BOOK) A sort of bookseller's memoir presented in a series of letters, written over a quarter of a century, in David Batterham's wonderful idiosyncratic style about the trials, tribulations and joys of bookselling; and eating and drinking. £9.95

8069 BAXTER, John. THE INTIMATE THOUGHTS OF JOHN BAXTER, BOOKSELLER. Edited by Augustus Muir. Introduction by James Horation Cockburn. London: Methuen, 1942. 8vo, (185x112mm.), viii,166p. Original black cloth, lettered in yellow, slightly rubbed. Bookplate of Halfdan Lynner. £8.00

5891 BELANGER, Terry (Editor). REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE ISSUE OF TRADE BOOKS: 1828. New York: Book Arts Press, 1976. 8vo, (220x145mm), [2],iv,6p. Original printed wrappers, spine slightly faded, press compliments slip loosely inserted. Printed by students (including Donald Farren) of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the methods of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press; in this instance reprinting 'certain regulations proper to be adopted, and referred to as general practice, in the management and printing of trades books.' Preceded by an introduction by Terry Belanger. £15.00

19031 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY THE LIBRARY. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 5 Series, vol 32, number 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, June, 1977. 8vo, (247x155mm), 109-201p. + adverts, illustrations. A good copy in original wrappers. Contents include: Gwyn Walters & F V Emery, Edward Lhuyd, Edmund Gibson, and the printing of Camden's Britannia, 1695; Leslie F Chard, Bookseller to publisher: Joseph Johnson and the English book trade, 1760-1810. £5.00

19056 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, 5 Series, vol 32, number 4, Oxford: Oxford University Press, December, 1977. 8vo, (247x155mm), 315-402p. + adverts. A good copy in original wrappers. Contents include: Donald Thomas, Press prosecutions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Jonquil Bevan Izaak Walton and his publisher; Paul Mulholland, Some textual notes on the Roaring girl. £3.00

18582 BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY. Transactions of the Bibliographical Society Fifth series Volume 30 Number 4. London: Bibliographical Society, December 1975. 8vo, (245x165mm), (281-)364p. Original wrappers slightly soiled and the spine faded.. Contents include: Terry Belanger Booksellers' trade sales 1718-1768, Edward Pitcher The serial publication and collecting pamphlets 1790-1815, &c. £5.00

18067 BLACKWELL, Basil. THE WORLD OF BOOKS. A PANORAMA. With a foreword by Hugh R. Dent. Third impression, London: J.M. Dent, 1938. 12mo, (152x97mm), 52,[1]p. A good copy in original Cockerell marbled paper boards, gilt lettered on the spine. The first of the J.M. Dent Memorial Lectures. £18.00

19967 BLAGDEN, Cyprian. FIRE MORE THAN WATER. Notes for the story of a ship. London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1949. 8vo, (215x140mm), [6],42p. 5 plates and several text illustrations. An ex-library copy in original wrappers, cover a little soiled. Notes towards a history of the house of Longman, privately circulated to celebrate the firm's 225th anniversary. £5.00

18681 BLAGDEN, Cyprian. THE STATIONERS’ COMPANY. A history, 1403-1959. London: Allen & Unwin, 1960. 8vo, (235x150mm), 322p. +2p. publisher’s adverts, 8 plates and 13 text illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket frayed. The original edition which includes the plates that were not present in the later reprint. £60.00

18682 BLAKEY, Dorothy. THE MINERVA PRESS 1790-1820. London: Bibliographical Society, 1939. Sm.4to, (220x170mm), [8],339p. 9 collotype plates & 7 line illustrations in the text. An excellent copy in original quarter canvas, untrimmed and partly unopened. (Myers The British book trade p343) An important study of signally interesting contribution to book trade history. William Lane, founder of the Minerva Press, was no book lover although he is significant in print culture history for his habit of founding circulating libraries in fashionable towns, he also made an early, if disguised and disreputable entry into the reprint business and fostered the taste for the Gothic novel. His Minerva Press revived old favourites by reprinting forgotten books with fresh titles which were issued as the latest thing, thereby making Lane a fortune. The text includes a chapter on the circulating libraries, and a lengthy and detailed chronological list of Minerva Press publications. £85.00

18314 BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUES. A BOUND VOLUME OF LONDON BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUES. Comprising: Edwin Parsons (6); Maggs Bros (4); James Rimmell (5); Robson & Co (1, lacking the wrappers); Francis Edwards (7, one lacking the front wrapper); 23 volumes in 1 London: Various imprints, 1901-3 8vo, (216x145mm), various paginations, slightly soiled throughout. Contemporary binders' cloth, soiled. £25.00

18498 BOYD-BARRETT, Oliver; Colin SEYMOUR-URE & Jeremy TUNSTALL. STUDIES ON THE PRESS. London: H.M.S.O., 1977. 8vo, (242x150mm); 397p. Original stiff wrappers. Royal Commission on the press working paper number 3. £15.00

8304 BRADBURY, AGNEW & Co. (Publishers). [CATALOGUE OF] PUBLICATIONS. London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 8,9,10 Bouverie Street, 1885. 8vo (222x1443mm), 16p. 6 illustrations. Original self wrappers, sometime disbound. Includes details of the various bindings available on the 'Handy-Volume' series of Waveley, Scott, Shakespeare and Bible. £8.00

9976 (BRITISH MAGAZINE). THE LIST OF BOOKS FROM THE BRITISH MAGAZINE 1746-50 collected with annual indexes. With an introduction by D.F. Foxon. Reprinted, London: Gregg Press, 1965. 8vo (191x117mm.);[4,173]p. Original cloth, gilt lettered, backstrip slightly faded. Volume 8 in the 'English Bibliographical Sources: Periodical Lists of New Publications' series. £15.00

19775 BROADSIDE KEEPSAKE (Stationers' Hall) A BROADSIDE KEEPSAKE PRINTED AT STATIONERS' HALL BY MICHAEL HUTCHINS. London: Worshipful Company of Stationers and Papermakers, 12 May, 1987. Broadside, (378x230mm), 22 lines + 3 lines imprint, surmounted by the Company's coat of arms. Fine. Contains a brief account of the various vicissitudes suffered by the several manifestations of Stationers' Hall from the Great Fire to London to the Blitz, printed on the Company's 1842 Albion press as a keepsake on the occasion of the '87 Excellence exhibition. £12.00

8267 BRYANT, John (Bookseller). BOOKS IN THEOLOGICAL, CLASSICAL, ANTIQUARIAN, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE, Now on Sale. Number 41. [drop-titled thus] London: John Bryant, The Camden Head, 9 King William Street, West Strand, 1842. 8vo, 16p. Disbound and slightly soiled. £12.00

8266 BRYANT, John (Bookseller). CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE AND MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS (Continued). Number 18. [drop-titled thus] London: [The Camden head, 9 King William Street, West Strand], May, 1840. 8vo, 16p. Slightly soiled. £12.00

16481 BUNDOCK, Clement J. THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF PRINTING, BOOKBINDING AND PAPER WORKERS. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959. Roy.8vo, (254x160mm), xii,590p. 7 plates. Original cloth, dustjacket frayed. A history of the various printing and associated trades unions from the imprisonment for conspiracy of a group of bookbinders in 1787 until the final amalgamation of the several unions in the 1950s which provides, in the process, an important study of a sometimes neglected area of print history. £8.00

18691 BUTLER, Thomas. THE CASE OF THOMAS BUTLER, BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER IN PALL-MALL, LONDON, who was most cruelly treated at New-Market, October 6, 1753. New York: Book Arts Press, 1980. 100 copies, sm.4to, (197x134mm), 28p. A good copy in original wrappers. Printed by students of Terry Belanger at the School of Library Science of Columbia University, as an exercise in understanding the methods of handsetting type and printing on a flatbed press. In this instance reprinting a rare pamphlet concerning the sad outcome of a bookseller, knowledgeable about horse-racing, who agreed to adjudicate in the matter of a disputed bet. £25.00

18388 BUTTERWORTHS. BUTTERWORTHS YESTERDAY TODAY TOMORROW. Second edition, London: Butterworths, 1979. sm.4to, (245x190mm), [4],44p. illustrations. Original stiff wrappers. £10.00

18500 CHAMBERS, William & Robert (Editors). CHAMBERS' EDINBURGH JOURNAL. Volume XI & XII, Numbers 518 (1 January 1842) to 622 (30 December 1843). 2 volumes in 1. London: W.S. Orr, 1842-3, Folio, (343x235mm); [2],4,(393-)416,416;[2],4,415,[1]p. 2 leaves torn without loss of text, some occasional spotting. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, backstrip worn and the front joint split. Articles on a variety of subjects including of interest to book trade historians: American Newspaper Press, Book dedications, Book stalls, Illustrated periodicals, Improvements in typography, London book auctions, Papermaking, A visit to The Times Printing Office; together with articles on Chess, Classical toys and games, Daguerreotype and Natural Daguerreotyping, Gossip about golf, Saunterings among the Scottish songs, the Thames Tunnel, &c., &c. £50.00

21555 CUDLIPP, Hugh. PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED! The astonishing story of the Daily Mirror. London: Andrew Dakers, 1953. 8vo, (222x140mm), xii,292p. 24 plates. Original black cloth, gilt lettered, slight faded and the front tail corner bumped. £8.00

8295 DODSON, D. (Bookseller). A CATALOGUE OF MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS, of every description, many in elegant bindings. [Drop-titled thus]. London: D. Dodson's Cheap Book Mart, 137 Fleet Street, City, 1842. 8vo, 8p. 462 items. Disbound and slightly browned. £12.00

13031 FEATHER, John. THE SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY BOOK TRADE. Newcastle upon Tyne: History of the Book Club in the North, 1993. 8vo, (210x145mm), 24p. 8 illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers. A slightly revised version of a paper delivered to a conference on the Seventeenth-century book held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. £5.00

16226 FORSTER, Antonia. INDEX TO BOOK REVIEWS IN ENGLAND 1749-1774. Carbondale & Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. Roy.8vo, (260x180mm), xii,307p. A good copy in original cloth. £20.00

19857 GOLDSCHMIDT, E.P. (Bookseller). [A BOUND VOLUME OF THREE SIGNIFICANT BOOKSELLER'S CATALOGUES COMPRISING]: CATALOGUE XX Art... including a number of early woodcut books... Law, Music... Orientalia & Judaica... [with] CATALOGUE 21 Manuscripts, Incunabula, Woodcut Books... [and] CATALOGUE 51 History of Science... London: E.P.Goldschmidt, 45 Old Bond Street, [1930s]. Sm.4to, (245x185mm), 110; 161;77p. 341,197, 251 items; illustrations. Contemporary binders' cloth slightly soiled and labeled 'Quaritch' on the spine. £65.00

19665 GREENSLET, Ferris. UNDER THE BRIDGE; Autobiography [of a publisher]. London: Collins, 1944. 8vo, (198x130mm), 192p. Original cloth, slightly soiled, dustjacket worn. £8.00

19500 GREENWOOD, Jeremy. NEWSPAPERS AND THE POST OFFICE 1635-1834. [London?] Postal History Society, 1971. Sm.4to, (250x210mm), [61]ff. Cloth-backed printed wrappers. A xeroxed reprint (possibly unauthorised) from a library copy, reproduced from the authors typescript and printed on the recto of the leaf only. £15.00

17689 GREG, W.W. SOME ASPECTS AND PROBLEMS OF LONDON PUBLISHING between 1550 and 1650. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956. 8vo, (225x143mm), viii,132p. Original cloth, dustjacket frayed. Bookplate The Lyell Lecture for 1955 (McKitterick p35) which discuss the main conditions under which the Stationers' Company carried on its business during the first century or so of its corporate existence, including the Elizabeth conception of copyright, and the interpretation of imprints. £30.00

18707 GREG, W.W. & E. BOSWELL. RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE STATIONERS' COMPANY 1576 to 1602 from Register B. London: Bibliographical Society, 1930. 4to (276x220mm), lxxxiv,144p. 4 plates. Original quarter linen, buff paper boards, a small stain on the front cover. £85.00

6438 (HAMILTON) SILVER JUBILEE 1931-1956. A complete list of books published by Hamish Hamilton. London: Hamish Hamilton, [1957]. 8vo (220x144mm), [iv],136p. first few leaves very slightly creased. Original cloth, a little soiled. Arranged under author and then under by title various subjects and series. £15.00

19455 HAMPDEN, John, Editor. THE BOOK WORLD. London: Thomas Nelson, 1935. 8vo, (215x150mm), viii,232p. An ex-library copy in original cloth. A series of essays by several authorities on contemporary themes in the book trades including literary agents, publishing, book production, bookselling in both London and the provinces, and public and circulating libraries. £10.00

503 HANSARD, Luke. THE AUTO-BIOGRAPHY OF LUKE HANSARD, PRINTER TO THE HOUSE 1752-1828. Edited with an introduction by Robin Myers. London: Printing Historical Society, 1992. 8vo, (248x154mm), xx,95p. 2 plates. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. An invaluable first-hand sourcebook for book trade history which gives a unique insight into the activities of a small but resourceful provincial printer of the 1760s and his journey to the ownership and organization of the largest London printing house of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. £4.00

19664 HART-DAVIS, Duff. THE HOUSE THE BERRYS BUILT. Inside the Telegraph 1928-1986. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1990. 8vo (240x160mm), 368p. 50 plates. A very good copy in original boards, dustjacket. £15.00

8270 HEARL, George (Bookseller). A CATALOGUE OF A MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION OF SECOND-HAND BOOKS, in the Various Departments of Literature. Part XI. [drop-titled thus] London: H. Hearl, 28 Russell Court, Brydges Street, Covent Garden, February, 1840. 8vo, 16p. 806 items. Side-sewn and slightly browned. £12.00

19193 HODSON, William Henry. BOOKSELLERS, PUBLISHERS AND STATIONERS DIRECTORY 1855. With an Introduction by Graham Pollard. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1972. Sm.4to, (258x188mm), x,[14],viii,98p. A good copy in original wrappers. £15.00

17672 HOWARD-HILL T.H. BRITISH BOOK TRADE DISSERTATIONS TO 1980. Signal Mountain, Tn: Summertown, 1998. 8vo, (234x154mm), xx,314p. A good copy in original cloth. A bibliographical account of 1,478 unpublished theses, dissertations, fellowship theses and essays, honours papers and final year projects which includes items on specific places in the British Isles, with items on British book production and distribution including libraries, printers, stationers, newspapers, &c. £45.00

3472 HOWARTH, Patrick. SQUIRE: 'Most Generous of Men.' London: Hutchinson, 1963. 8vo, (216x140mm), 308p. frontispiece. Original cloth, dustjacket. The biography of J.C. Squire, editor of the London Mercury and one of the most influential figures in the literary world of England in the 1920s. £6.00

18906 HUNT, Arnold, Giles MANDELBROTE & Alison SHELL (Editors). THE BOOK TRADE AND ITS CUSTOMERS 1450-1900. Historical Essays for Robin Myers. Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies, 1997. 8vo, (242x160mm), xviii,316p. 17 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. A festschrift presented to Robin Myers and containing: Anna Greening A 16th-century stationer and his business connections: the Tottell family documents at Stationers' Hall, Elisabeth Leedham-Green Manasses Vautrollier in Cambridge, David Pearson A binding with the arms of the Stationers' Company, Arnold Hunt Book trade patents 1603-1640, Giles Mandelbrote Richard Bentley's copies: the ownership of copyrights in the late 17th century, Michael Harris Scratching the surface: engravers, printsellers and the London book trade in the mid-18th century, Scott Mandelbrote John Baskett, the Dublin booksellers, and the printing of the Bible 1710-1724, James E. Tierney Dublin-London publishing relations in the 18th century: the case of George Faulkner, Michael L.Turner A 'List of the stockholders of the Worshipful Company of Stationers' 1785, Esther Potter The changing role of the trade bookbinder 1800-1900, Christine Ferdinand Magdalen College and the book trade: the provision of books in Oxford 1450-1550, T.A. Birrell The library of Sir Edward Sherburne (1616-1702), Michael Treadwell Richard Lapthorne and the London retail book trade 1683-1697, Alison Shell The antiquarian sanitized: John Clubbe and the Antiquaries of Wheatfield, James Raven Gentlemen, pirates and really respectable customers: some Charleston customers for Lackington, Allen & Co, David J. Hall Francis Fry, a maker of chocolate and Bibles, and Eiluned Rees Art and Craft, bookbinding in the National Library of Wales. £40.00

19573 JACKSON, William A. (Editor). RECORDS OF THE COURT OF THE STATIONERS' COMPANY 1602 to 1640. London: Bibliographical Society, 1967. 4to, (275x220mm), xxiv,556p. A good copy in original quarter linen, buff paper boards, rebacked, corner tips slightly bumped. £95.00

19799 JARNDYCE (Bookseller). STREET LITERATURE PART 1: BROADSIDES, SLIPSONGS & BALLADS. Catalogue CLXX. London: Jarndyce, 2007. Sm.4to, (235x160mm), [144]p. 692 items, profucsely illustrated. A good copy in original wrappers. £5.00

17983 [JUNOR, John]. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME. The story of the house of Livingstone 1863-1963. Edinburgh & London: Livingstone, 1963. 8vo, (230x160mm), 72p. illustrations. A clean ex-library copy in original quarter cloth, cellotape stain in the gutter of the front endleaves. A short centenary history of a specialist medical, scientific, nursing and dentistry publishers. £10.00

19969 LISTER, Anthony. WILLIAM FORD (1771-1832) 'THE UNIVERSAL BOOKSELLER.' A, offprint from: The Book collector, Volume 38 Number 3. London: Book Collector, Autumn, 1989. 8vo, (224x140mm), [31]p. portrait. A good copy in publisher's original card wrappers. Author's brief presentation note loosely inserted. £3.00

19847 MACGILLIVRAY, E.J. COPYRIGHT CASES 1911. London: Publisher's Association, 1912. 8vo, (216x140mm), viii,43p. Original printed wrappers, spine worn and discoloured, ex-library rubber-stamp on the inside of the front cover. Printed for private circulation and containing accounts of copyright cases and judgements. £15.00

19848 MACGILLIVRAY, E.J. COPYRIGHT CASES 1912. London: Publisher's Association, 1913. 8vo, (216x140mm), viii,(45-)79p. Original printed wrappers, spine discoloured, ex-library rubber-stamp on the inside of the front cover. Printed for private circulation and containing accounts of copyright cases and judgements, including that of Grant Richards v. Dobell and others, concerning copyright in letters £15.00

19849 MACGILLIVRAY, E.J. COPYRIGHT CASES 1913. London: Publisher's Association, 1914. 8vo, (216x140mm), viii,(81-)131p. Original printed wrappers, spine discoloured, ex-library rubber-stamp on the inside of the front cover. Printed for private circulation and containing accounts of copyright cases and judgements including that of Corelli v. Gray regarding dramtization of a novel and Menchen v. Denville on cinematographic rights in a title. £15.00

18798 MACMILLAN. A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE OF MACMILLAN AND Co's PUBLICATIONS FROM 1843 TO 1889. London: Macmillan, 1891. 8vo, (224x150mm), x,715p. 2 portraits. A very good copy in later (though still publisher's) cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt. An extremely useful catalogue of the output of a major 19th century publishing house with notices of the pagination, adverts, editions and reprints. Clearly sets of the sheets remained with the publisher for some time after the original printing as this copy has clearly been bound later in the 20th century and carries the publisher's logo at the tail of the backstrip. £75.00

18198 MAGGS Bros. (Booksellers). CATALOGUE 1297. Ashendene Press, William Morris & the Kelmscott Press, Officina Bodoni, other private press & illustrated books, aesthetes, binding & calligraphy. London: Maggs Bros, 2001. Sm4to, (240x165mm), 64p. 111 items, 21 colour & monochrome illustrations, a couple of item numbers ringed in ink. A good copy in original illustrated wrappers. £10.00

19785 MAGGS Bros. (Bookseller). THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOVEL FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT DAY. Catalogue 621. London: Maggs Bros, 1936. Sm.4to, (240x182mm), 215p. 684 items, 45 illustrations. Original wrappers, spine worn, cover slightly browned at the edges and a bookseller's rubber-stamp on the front cover. As well as the English novel, this remarkable bookseller's catalogue includes section of the novel in France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the orient. £6.00

13536 MAYHEW, Henry. MAYHEW'S CHARACTERS. Selected from `London labour and London poor' edited by Peter Quennell. London: Spring Books, [1957?] 8vo, (210x150mm), 360p. 12 illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket worn. A selection from Mayhew's famous series of interviews with London street traders first published in 1851; included in this selection of particular interest to scholars of print culture are: the Running Patterer, Seller of Penny Short-hand Cards, Street Stationer, and Street Author. £15.00

18481 McCORISON, Marcus. BOOK TRADE LABELS AT THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY. An off-print from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society for April 1972. Worcester: Ma.: American Antiquarian Society, 1973. 8vo, (235x157mm); [2],33-44p. 33 illustrations. Publisher's printed wrappers. Early American bookbinders and booksellers labels £5.00

18797 McKENZIE, D.F. (Editor). STATIONERS' COMPANY APPRENTICES 1605-1800. 3 volumes. (1605-60; 1640-1700; 1700-1800). Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia [& later] Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1961-78. 750 copies of vol.1, 8vo, (250x165mm), [10],179; x,234; xii,515p. A good set in original cloth (vol.1) and original half canvas (vols 2&3), slightly soiled. An excellent and extremely useful listing of the young men, and occasionally women, who were bound apprentice to the [largely] London book trades, arranged under masters with copious indexing of names and places. Each entry gives as much information as Don McKenzie could glean and includes each apprentice's dates of binding and freedom, father's occupations, place of birth or abode, and occasionally other information such as changes in master and methods of being granted their freedom. £45.00

5316 McKENZIE, D.F. (Editor). STATIONERS' COMPANY APPRENTICES 1641-1700. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1974. 8vo, (252x157mm), [x],234p. A good copy in original quarter linen. Arranged alphabetically under the masters with indices of apprentices and place names. £25.00

10343 McKENZIE, D.F. (Editor). STATIONERS' COMPANY APPRENTICES 1641-1700. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1974. 8vo (248 x 150mm.), [x],234p. A clean ex-library copy in original quarter linen. Arranged alphabetically under the masters with indices of apprentices and place names. £15.00

19520 MILLER, William. THE BOOK INDUSTRY. A report of the Public Library Inquiry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1949. 8vo, (110x140mm), xiv,157p. An ex-library copy in original cloth. £10.00

19662 MORGAN, Charles. THE HOUSE OF MACMILLAN (1843-1943). London: Macmillan, 1943. 8vo, (190x125mm), xii,247p. Original cloth, front hinge shaken, embossed blind ownership stamp on the front free endleaf. £12.00

19850 [MORISON, Stanley & others]. ANTON ZWEMMER TRIBUTES FROM SOME OF HIS FRIENDS on the occasion of his 70th birthday. [London?] Privately printed, 1962. 8vo, (210x137mm), [10],61p. A clean ex-library copy in original boards, initialed gift inscription from Anton Zwemmer on the front free endleaf. An album amicorum with contributions by Morison (Appleton, Writings of Stanley Morison 218), Kenneth Clark, Allen Lane, Henry Moore, Roland Penrose, John Piper, Herbert Read, Graham Sutherland, and others. £10.00

15558 MORRISON, Paul G. INDEX OF PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS in Donald Wing's Short-title catalogue of book printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America... 1641-1700. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1955. 4to, (284x220mm), 217,[2]p. A very clean ex-library copy marred only by a rubber-stamp at the tail of the title page, in binders' cloth, front cover lightly spotted. £25.00

9810 MYERS, Robin. THE BRITISH BOOK TRADE FROM CAXTON TO THE PRESENT DAY. A bibliographical guide based on the libraries of the National Book League and St Bride Institute. London: Andre Deutsch, 1973. 8vo, (240x155), xvi,405p. 30 illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. The essential bibliographical outline of the book trade’s history and workings, consisting of a classified selection of works based on the collections of the National Book League, St Bride’s Library, London College of Printing and London School of Economics. £20.00

16140 MYERS, Robin. THE BRITISH BOOK TRADE FROM CAXTON TO THE PRESENT DAY. A bibliographical guide based on the libraries of the National Book League and St Bride Institute. London: Andre Deutsch, 1973. 8vo, (240x155), xvi,405p. 30 illustrations. An ex-library copy, the title-page heavily stamped, in original cloth. The essential bibliographical outline of the book trade’s history and workings, consisting of a classified selection of works based on the collections of the National Book League, St Bride’s Library, London College of Printing and London School of Economics. £10.00

19777 MYERS, Robin Michael HARRIS & Giles MANDELBROTE (Editors). THE LONDON BOOK TRADE. Topographies of print in the metropolis from the sixteenth century. London: British Library, 2003. 8vo, (218x150mm), 224p. 10 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. A volume in the annual Publishing Pathways series and in this instance concentrating on aspects of London as a centre for the business and culture provided by the book trade; containing: Peter Blayney The site of the Sign of the Sun, David Chambers Private printing in London in the nineteenth century, Michael Harris Print in neighbourhood commerce: the case of Carter Lane, Giles Mandelbrote Workplace and living spaces: London book trade inventories of the late seventeenth century, Sheila O'Connell The print trade in Hogarth's London, James Raven Location, size and succession: the bookshops of Paternoster Row before 1800 and David Shaw French émigrés in the London book trade to 1850. £30.00

17671 MYERS, Robin & Michael HARRIS (Editors). THE STATIONERS' COMPANY AND THE BOOK TRADE 1550-1990. Winchester: St Paul's Bibliographies; New Castle, DE.: Oak Knoll Press, 1997. 8vo, (210x146mm), xiv,210p. 16 illustrations. A good copy in original illustrated laminated hardback boards. Contains: Ann Saunders The Stationers' Hall, Peter Blayney William Cecil and the stationers, D.F. Mckenzie Stationers' Company Liber A: an apologia, Jean Tsushima Members of the Stationers' Company who served in the artillery company before the civil war: Ralph Mabbe and his network, Ian Gadd The mechanicks of difference: a study in Stationers' Company discourse in the seventeenth century, Robin Myers George Hawkins (1705-1780) bookseller and treasurer of the English stock of the Stationers' Company, Warren McDougall Smugglers, reprinters and hot pursuers: the Irish-Scottish book trade and copyright in the late eighteenth century, and Phillip Henry Jones Wales and the Stationers' Company. £25.00

10080 MYERS, Robin (Editor). THE STATIONERS' COMPANY. A history of the later years 1800-2000. Chichester: Phillimore, 2001. Sm.4to. (270x215mm), 304p. 84 illustrations. An excellent copy in original blue hardback boards, dustjacket. A history of the Company over the last two hundred years, including David Whitaker The Company and the Trades of the Guild, Michael Berlin & Robin Myers From Masters to Managing Directors: the Impact of Technology on the Membership of the Stationers' Company, Michael Harris The Newspaper Makers and the Stationers' Company, and Networks and Hierarchies: the Stationer's Company and the City of London, David Whitaker The Registering Office and the Administration of Legal Deposit, Richard Bowden The English Stock and the Stationers' Company, Penelope Hunting Tradition and Innovation: the Company's Administration, Finance and Entertainment in a Changing World, and The Charities, the School and Technical Training, Ann Saunders The Stationers' Hall, Robin Myers The Archive, the Library and the Company's Heritage, £30.00

6182 NATIONAL BOOK COUNCIL. CATALOGUE OF THE LIBRARY OF THE NATIONAL BOOK COUNCIL. A collection of books, pamphlets and extracts on the history and practice of authorship, libraries, printing, publishing, reviewing and reading of books. Fourth edition, London: National Book Council, 1944. 8vo, 64p. Original cloth, slightly dulled. £3.00

18244 NEUBURG, Victor E. CHAPBOOKS. A bibliography of references to English and American chapbook literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. London: Vine Press, 1964. Sm.4to, (228x170mm), [10],88p. 10 illustrations. An ex-library copy in original stiff wrappers, marred only by a small rubber-stamp on the title, prelims and final text leaf. The bibliographical matter is preceded by an excellent introductory essay which includes a list of printers and publishers of chapbooks: London, provincial and American. £30.00

17973 NEWSPAPER SOCIETY. THE NEWSPAPER SOCIETY MONTHLY CIRCULAR. [Later (1963-)... NEWS], 12 Volumes London: [The Newspaper Society], Whitefriars House, Jan.-Dec., 1953-63 & 66. Sm.4to, (229x173mm), around 200p per volume, numerous illustrations. A good run in uniform binders' buckram, gilt lettered, original wrappers preserved throughout, bookplate of the British Federation of Master Printers. As well as the monthly issues there are a number of annual reports presented to the Annual General Meetings of the Society, financial reports, and several advertising inserts present in various volumes. £110.00

7192 NICHOL, Donald W. (Editor). POPE'S LITERARY LEGACY. The book trade correspondence of William Warburton and John Knapton, with other letters and documents 1744-1780. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 1992. 8vo, (235x150mm), lxxvi,223p. 9 plates. An excellent copy in original quarter linen. £15.00

19415 PACKER, Maurice. BOOKBINDERS OF VICTORIAN LONDON 1837-1901. London: British Library, 1991. Sm.4to, (253x193mm), 253p. line-drawn frontispiece. Apart from a small rubber-stamp on the title verso, a very good ex-library copy in original hardback boards.. An extensive listing of bookbinding businesses in the cities of London and Westminster in the Victorian era, with listings of all recorded addresses and occasional biographical notes and names of partners of firms. £50.00

19564 PENDRED, John THE EARLIEST DIRECTORY OF THE BOOK TRADE (1785). Edited, with an introduction and appendix by Graham Pollard. London: Bibliographical Society, 1955. Sm.4to, (220x175mm), xxiv,91p. 2 facsimile illustrations. An ex-library copy in binders' cloth. The first directory of the English book trade and an invaluable work which lists members of the trade in London and the provinces, together with all the contemporary newspapers. Pollard's authoritative supporting text adds considerably to the worth of this fundamental source for the study of the British book trade at the end of the 18th century. £30.00

20197 PENGUIN BOOKS. CLASSIFIED LIST: Spring 1953, April 1954, July 1955, May 1956, May 1957; together 5 volumes. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1953-7. 8vo, (181x110mm), various paginations between 56 & 96p. Original wrappers, a little dust-soiled, another booklet: Spring Selection from Penguin Books, 1953, also present. The first volume overprinted on the front cover with the address of the Students Bookshop, Newcastle-on-Tyne. £30.00

20196 PENGUIN BOOKS. TEN YEARS OF PENGUINS 1935-1945. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1945. 8vo, (182x114mm), 23p. Original stiff wrappers, covers very slight soiled. £10.00

18789 PINKUS, Philip. GRUB St. STRIPPED BARE. The scandalous lives & pornographic works of the original grub St. writers, together with the bottle songs which led to their drunkenness, the shameless pamphleteering which led them to Newgate Prison & the continual pandering to public taste which put them among the first almost to earn a fitful living from their writing alone. London: Constable, 1968. 8vo, (222x145mm), 312p. 11 illustrations. A good copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. £10.00

17655 PLANT, Marjorie. THE ENGLISH BOOK TRADE. An economic history of the making and sale of books. Second edition, London: Allen & Unwin, 1965. 8vo, (222x140mm), 500p. +4p publisher’s adverts, 19 plates. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. Bookplate of Paul Morgan (designed and engraved by Leo Wyatt and printed at the Rampant Lions Press). £20.00

17851 POCKLINGTON, G.R. THE STORY OF W.H. SMITH & SON. London: Printed for private circulation, 1921. 8vo, (190x122mm), viii,103p. Original stiff wrappers, spine worn, typescript presentation compliments slip from the partners of W.H. Smith laid down on the front free endleaf. £20.00

18754 PRIVATE LIBRARY. THE PRIVATE LIBRARY. Quarterly journal of the Private Libraries Association. Fourth series, Volume 1, Number 1, London: Private Libraries Association, Spring, 1988. 8vo, (215x140mm), 48p. illustrations. A good copy in original wrappers. Contains: R B Williams, John Van Voorst: patron publisher of Victorian natural history; George Jefferson, The Pseudonym library; Roderick Cave, Cockerels and Amazons, Letters of Christopher Sandford to Clifford Webb, 1946-7. £3.00

11332 PUTNAM, George Haven. MEMORIES OF A PUBLISHER 1865-1915. New York & London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1915. 8vo, (222x150mm), xii,492p. +10p. publisher's adverts. frontispiece portrait. An ex-library copy in recent binder's buckram. £20.00

7804 RENIER, Anne. FRIENDSHIP’S OFFERING. An essay on the annuals and gift books of the 19th century. London: Private Libraries Association, 1964. 8vo, (215x140mm), 26p. 8 plates. A very good copy in original printed card wrappers. £8.00

11984 RIVINGTON, Charles A. TYRANT: THE STORY OF JOHN BARBER 1675 TO 1741. Jacobite Lord Mayor of London and printer and friend to Dr. Swift. York: William Sessions, 1989. 4to, (292x205mm), 306p. 12 plates. A fine copy in original laminated paperback. £20.00

19783 ROBINSON, William H. (Bookseller). CATALOGUE 81 A SELECTION OF PRECIOUS MANUSCRIPTS HISTORIC DOCUMENTS AND RARE BOOKS the majority from the renowned collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872). London: William H. Robinson, 1950. Sm.4to, (276x216mm), [294]p. 120 items, colour frontispiece, 1 folding plate and 145 other illustrations (many full-page and including a number of bookbindings. Original stiff wrappers, covers slightly dust-soiled. £20.00

18828 SCOTT, Kathleen L. THE CAXTON MASTER AND HIS PATRONS. Cambridge: Cambridge Bibliographical Society (Monograph 8), 1976. Sm.4to, (255x180mm), xx,91p. 18 plates. An ex-library copy in hardback boards with the original printed front wrapper laid down on the cover. £8.00

17963 SIMS. George. LAST OF THE RARE BOOK GAME. Philadelphia: Holmes, 1990 650 copies, 8vo, (235x160mm), [8],127p. frontispiece. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £10.00

17962 SIMS, George. A LIFE IN CATALOGUES and other essays. Philadelphia: Holmes, 1994. 650 copies, 8vo, (235x160mm), [8],158p. colour frontispiece and 15 monochrome illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket. £10.00

19645 SMITH, Anthony. THE NEWSPAPER. An international industry. London: Thames & Hudson, 1979. Sm.4to (237x168mm), 192p. 111 illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £25.00

17940 SMITH, Timothy D'Arch. R.A. CATON AND THE FORTUNE PRESS. A memoir and a hand-list. London: Bertram Rota, 1983. 8vo, (216x150mm), 92p. 8 plates. A very good copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. 'In these pages - in these trembling pages as the press's director, no mean publicist when he chose, might have written - are at last revealed details of the books (and there are over 600) produced by this phenomenal man. But this is not only a handlist of the publications of the press; it also contains a long memoir of the press's director. Nobody was close to him. Some of his authors never met him. Montague Summers, his closest collaborator, could not even spell his name. The bizarre circumstances her laid bare go a long way to explaining his almost pathological reticence.' £45.00

18242 SMITH, William C. & Charles HUMPHRIES. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MUSICAL WORKS PUBLISHED BY THE FIRM OF JOHN WALSH During the Years 1721-1766. London: Bibliographical Society, 1968. Sm.4to, (217x170mm), xx+352p. frontispiece. A good copy in original cloth, bookplate. £15.00

17941 SPENCE, Joseph. ANECDOTES, OBSERVATIONS AND CHARACTERS OF BOOKS AND MEN collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope and other eminent men of his time. As first published... by Samuel Weller Singer and now newly introduced by Bonamy Dobree. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1964. Sm.4to, (255x190mm), [2],308p. frontispiece portrait. Original cloth, gilt lettered, dustjacket a little frayed at the head. £15.00

15559 STATIONERS' COMPANY. CRAFT LECTURES arranged by the Stationers' Company and Printing Industry Technical Board, held at Stationers' Hall Session 1922-23 [to] ... 1927-28. Together 6 volumes in 4, London: printed by Students of the London School of Printing, [1925-8.] 4to, (284x212mm), various paginations, plates. A bright and clean ex-library set, marred only by a presentation label on the front free endleaves, in contemporary half calf, cloth sides, joints and corners a little rubbed. An important series of lectures for trainees and apprentices in the books trades, included among the contents are: Harold Curwen The printing art, E.J.W Zaehnsdorf Bookbinding, T.E. Naylor, Photo-mechanical typesetting, P.B. Melling The evolution of lithography, S.C. Roberts Cambridge printing 1521-1924, Henry Lewis Bullen, Printing and civilization, George W. Jones The craft of the printer, A.S. Colley Bookbinding, Michael Sadlier Book collecting, and James N. Green Music engraving and printing. £65.00

16560 TERM CATALOGUE THE 'MISSING' TERM CATALOGUE. A facsimile of the Term Catalogue for Michaelmas Term 1695 with a list of identified books. Oxford: Oxford bibliographical Society, 1987. 4to, (254x200mm),7p. +12 double-page folded facsimiles. A good copy in original stiff wrappers. £5.00

19993 TERM CATALOGUE THE 'MISSING' TERM CATALOGUE. A facsimile of the Term Catalogue for Michaelmas Term 1695 with a list of identified books. Oxford: Oxford bibliographical Society, 1987. 4to, (254x200mm),7p. +12 double-page folded facsimiles. An ex-library copy in original stiff wrappers. £3.00

20163 THE TIMES. THE PAST AND PRESENT OF THE NEWSPAPER. Published since 1785 at Printing House Square formerly the King's Printing House. London: printed at the private printing office of The Times, [1952]. 8vo, (240x157mm), 16p. illustrations. A good copy in original, slightly dust-soiled, wrappers. Although not listed in Tony Appleton bibliography of Stanley Morison's writings, it is hard to believe that if he was not the author then he would have had some input. £15.00

19683 TIMES, The THE TIMES: PAST PRESENT FUTURE. London: Printed at the Office of The Times, 1932. Sm.4to, (251x189mm), 48p. 11 plates, some spotting. Original cloth, edges joints lightly rubbed. Although we cannot find this in Appleton's bibliography of the writing of Stanley Morison it is highly unlikely that he did not have a hand in this book. £10.00

240 TODD, William B. A DIRECTORY OF PRINTERS AND OTHERS IN ALLIED TRADES: London & vicinity 1800-1840. London: Printing Historical Society, 1972. 8vo, (235x154mm), xxviii,234p. An excellent copy in original cloth, dustjacket. An immensely useful directory of members of the printing trades (largely letterpress) in early 19th-century London preceded by an authoritative introduction which includes information on the registration of printers under the Seditious Societies Act. £3.00

149 TWYMAN, Michael. A DIRECTORY OF LONDON LITHOGRAPH PRINTERS 1800-1850. London: Printing Historical Society, 1976. 8vo, (248x155mm), [4],55p. 6 distribution maps. An excellent copy in original blue cloth, gilt lettered. A useful historic directory which extends the coverage of Todd’s Directory of Printers to include the lithographic printers operating in London in the first half of the 19th century. £2.50

7683 WESTON'S LIBRARY. CLEARANCE LIST OF SURPLUS AND RECENT BOOKS Withdrawn from Weston's Library, 27, St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner, London. London: Weston's Library, [1880s?] 8vo, 12p. disbound and the pages loose. An alphabetical list arranged under title and giving the published and offer prices. £12.00

19883 [WILSON, Herbert Wrigley]. NORTHCLIFFE HOUSE. London: [Daily Mail], 1927. 4to, (284x210mm), 53p. plates. Original quarter buckram, cloth sides, backstrip faded. A tour of the building that housed the Daily Mail, a building claimed as 'architecturally one of the most beautiful newspaper offices in Great Britian.' £15.00

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