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50 Books of the Year 1951, The American Institute of Graphic Arts
1 The American Institute of Graphic Arts 50 Books of the Year 1951
New York The American Institute of Graphic Arts (1952) Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Juried selection of books offered for the 30th Annual Exhibition of American Bookmaking. Red wraps, stapled, each title is described and illustrated on a separate page. ; 7" x 9"; Slight rubbing to covers, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Magriel, Paul David (compiler) A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF DANCING: A List of Books and Articles on the Dance and Related Subjects
New York H. W. Wilson Company 1936 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cloth, gilt spine lettering, 19 full page facsmile title pages of important works. ; 7 x 10"; 229 pp; Waterstaining to top 1/2" of cloth, extermities slightly worn, a few fingerprints and some discrete pencil notations. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Century of California Literature: An Exhibition Prepared for the California Literary Centennial, Bliss, Leslie E. (Introduction)
3 Bliss, Leslie E. (Introduction) A Century of California Literature: An Exhibition Prepared for the California Literary Centennial
San Marino, California Huntington Library 1950 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Blue wraps, illustrated, printed by Anderson & Ritchie, The Ward Ritchie Press.; 5.5 x 8.5"; 28 pp; Covers slightly edgeworn and toned. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Basbanes, Nicholas A.
4 Basbanes, Nicholas A. A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books
New York Henry Holt & Company 1996 0-8050-4826-X / 9780805048261 Softcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Stiff black wraps, perfect bound, ornate gilt cover decorations, covers with illustrations after woodcuts, a few illustrations. First Owl Books Edition (with full number line).; 6" x 9"; xvi, 638 pp; An unread copy with no wear of note. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Tuck, Donald H. (Compiler) A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Hobart, Tasmania 1954 First Edition Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Annotated bibliography of early science fiction with entries in alphabetica l sequence. Scarce in any edition in the trade, especially for this first edition. ; 7-3/4" x 12-3/4"; 151 pp; Worn at spine with small loss at top of spine, soiled on front cover, toning to rear cover, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Andrews, Clarence A. A Literary History of Iowa
Iowa City, IA University of Iowa Press 1972 0-87745-032-3 / 9780877450320 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cloth, titled at spine, Iowa map endpapers, pictorial brown dust jacket. ; 6 x 9"; xiv, 287 pp; Jacket sunned and with chip at top, not price clipped showing original 12.50 price. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 A Register Of Books 1728-1732 extracted from The Monthly Chronicle
London Gregg Press Ltd 1964 Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A reprint of selected pages from various issues of the Monthly Chronicle. Red cloth, gilt spine lettering, pages not consecutively numbered. ; 8 x 10"; Library pocket at rear; no other library markings, no writing or appreciable wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 [Pollard, Alfred W.] A Select Bibliography of the Writings of Alfred W. Pollard
Oxford Printed for the Subscribers at the University Press 1938 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Black cloth, gilt spine lettering, tissue guarded frontispiece portrait of author. Sewn binding. 260 copies printed with the type distributed. Subscriber list at rear. ; 6 x 8.5"; ix, 69 pp; Stain visible at spine for last few pages which are loose at the spine, faint spotting to endpapers, otherwise fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 AMERICAN HISTORICAL NOVELS Fifteenth to Nineteenth Century, A Collection of First Editions
New York The Scribner Book Store Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Catalogue Number 115, not dated but late 1930's. Each item priced and described, author index at rear. Blue wraps illustrated with map on cover, yapp edges. This was the copy of James D. Hart of the Bancroft Library, with his signature at the front and a note laid in at the rear from a student returning it to him. ; 6 x 9.5"; 96 pp; Spine darkened, yapp edges worn, esp. at upper right corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Sowers, Roy Vernon An Excerpt from the Book Catalogues of Roy Vernon Sowers
Placerville Blackwood Press 1980 Softcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Light green stapled wraps, unpaginated (7 pps.), one of 185 copies. Publishers presentation slip laid in.; 6.5 x 10"; No wear observed. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbott
11 Williams, William Proctor and Craig S. Abbott An Introduction to Bibliographical and Textual Studies
New York Modern Language Association of America 1985 0-87352-133-1 / 9780873521338 First Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Green cloth with yellow lettering, illustrated.; 6 x 9"; 106 pp; No wear of note. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, MANUSCRIPTS, DRAWINGS, FRENCH ARTISTS & AUTHORS (Catalogue 129)
Newton, Mass. The Rendell's 1977 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Well illustrated with facsimile pages and sample signatures of a great many French authors. Cream wraps, cover illustrated with author signatures, perfect bound, catalog text mostly in English. ; 8.5 x 11"; 204 pp; Covers lightly soiled. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Fontana, Leone (compiler) BIBLIOGRAFIA Degli STATUTI dei Comuni Dell'Italia Superiore (complete in three volumes)
Milano-TORINO-Roma Fratelli Bocca 1907 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Original wraps in later bindings with gray pebbled cloth spines, decorative green paper boards, leather spine labels titled in gilt, Vol. I with frontispiece portrait of the compiler, volumes contain entries organized alphabetically, text in Italian.; 7 x 10"; xv, 510+504+524 pp; Boards show only slight wear, internal wrappers a bit soiled and foxed with bleeding onto closest leaves, printed on quality paper showing little sign of wear. 
Price: 495.00 USD
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14 Vincent, Carl, Riccardo Redi, Franco Venturini, et al Bibliografia Generale del Cinema; Bibliographie Générale du Cinéma; General Bibliography of Motion Pictures.
Rome Edizioni dell' Ateneo 1953 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original cream colored paper boards, text in Italian, French and English. ; 7 x 10"; 251 pp; Bumped at extremities, paper split at spine, reinforced at corners with clear tape, pages bumped and paper toned. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Powell, Lawrence Clark Bibliographers of the Golden State
Los Angeles University Of California (printed at the Plantin Press) 1967 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Cream card wraps, illustrated.; 6.5 x 10"; 29 pp; Slight soiling to covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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16 Plisnier-Ladame, F. Bibliographie de la condition de l'Africaine en Afrique noire
Bruxelles, Belgique CEDESA 1961 No edition noted Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
1,418 entries, index at rear. Published by Centre de Documentation Economique et Sociale Africaine (CEDESA) as Enquêtes Bibliographiques VII, tan printed wraps, perfect bound, sewn, errata slip tipped in, text in French.; 6 x 9"; 241 pp; Covers and edges toned, minor cover wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 BIBLIOGRAPHIE DER HANDELSWISSEN-SCHAFTEN Herausgegeben Vom Verlag der Zeitschrift fur Handels-Wissenschaft und Handelspraxis (4 volumes 1909 - 1912)
Leipzig Carl Ernst Poeschel 1909 - 1912 Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Each volume lists books and magazines/newspapers in separate sections. Volumes are wraps, yellow or orange with ads at rear.; 5 x 7.5"; 46, 48, 82, 100 pp; Covers toned, front cover for 1911 is creased. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Bibliography of Geologic Literature of Nevada and Bibliography of Geologic Maps of Nevada Areas. Issued as University of Nevada Bulletin Vol. XXXIX No. 6 (December 1945), Gianella, Vincent P. and Prince, Robert W.
18 Gianella, Vincent P. and Prince, Robert W. Bibliography of Geologic Literature of Nevada and Bibliography of Geologic Maps of Nevada Areas. Issued as University of Nevada Bulletin Vol. XXXIX No. 6 (December 1945)
Reno, Nevada University of Nevada 1945 First Edition Softcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Publication of the Nevada Statae Bureau of Mines and the MacKay School of Mines. Tan wraps. ; 6 x 9"; 205 pp; Front cover with small dampstain, page edges curling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Bibliography of Italian Late Renaissance Art (Il Cinquecento, Seconda Parte, 1540 - 1600), Geck, Francis J.
19 Geck, Francis J. Bibliography of Italian Late Renaissance Art (Il Cinquecento, Seconda Parte, 1540 - 1600)
Boulder, Colorado University of Colorado Book Store 1934 First Edition; Stated First Impression Softcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
This bibliography ... is one of a series of thirteen booklets [ Volume VIII], now in preparation, covering the entire field of Italian art. Entries are listed by category of decorative or applied art and are primarily "limited to those written in or translated into the English language". Stiff orange wraps with orange cloth spine.; 7" x 9-3/4"; v, 71 pp; Light cover wear/soiling, slight fraying to cloth at top/bottom of spine, pages are clean and unmarked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MONUMENTS In the Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland, Cross, Morag
20 Cross, Morag BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MONUMENTS In the Care of the Secretary of State for Scotland
Glasgow Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow 1994 0 85261 458 6 / 9780852614587 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth with silver lettering to front cover and spine, entries are organized alphabetically by author within site. Heavy, extra for international postage.; 8-1/4" x 11-1/2"; xxxiv, 602 pp; Bumped at corners and in one spot along bottom edge of front board, solid binding, clean and unmarked within. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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