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Visible Words: A Study of Inscriptions in and as Books and Works of Art.

By: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press,: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-320

ISBN: 0521065348

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. (xvi), (152) pp. Half-title, printer's device on title page, 63 black-and-white figures, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Gray cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket soiled. Very Good. With a quick glance at ancient inscriptions, this book studies the development of the inscription - a text composed with a view to its being presented in lines of different lengths, the lineation contributing to or enhancing the meaning, so ... View more info

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Defensive Driving: How to Protect Yourself Against Dangerous Drivers

By: Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company: 1940

Seller ID: SGG313B-19

Condition: Used: Very Good


Pamphlet. 7 x 3 1/2 inches. (16) pp. 14 halftone illustrations, printed in red and black; text clean, unmarked. Printed self wraps in red and black, halftone illustration on front, stapled; binding square and tight. Very Good. An instructional booklet put out by Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. showing drivers the art of defensive driving, "the latest technique, the smart way to drive." Reveals twelve dangerous situations to watch out for, accompanied by a textual description and wonderful artist's renderings of each situation, the danger printed in red ink; these include "the d... View more info

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Hiroshige, 100 Views of Edo

By: Melanie Trede and Lorenz Bichler

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Berlin, etc., Taschen: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: RT318-006

Condition: New


This large folio volume was issued by Taschen in 2008. Taschen has subsequently issued smaller format editions of Hiroshige's 100 Views of Edo, but this folio format is no longer in print; only recently the original shrink-wrapped, as issued by Taschen, been removed. This reprint is made from one of the finest complete original sets of woodblock prints belonging to the Ota Memorial Museum of Art in Tokyo. The illustrations are Hiroshige's masterful ukiyo-e woodblock prints of Tokyo made in the mid-19th century (originally issued 1856-1858). Ukiyo-e literally means "pictures of the floating wor... View more info

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Dear Mr. Hunter: The Letters of Vojtech Preissig to Dard Hunter, 1920-1925.

By: Richard Kegler and Timothy Conroy, editors.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY:, P22 Editions,: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: CH814-412a

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED TRADE PAPERBACK EDITION of 1,000 copies printed on watermarked handmade paper produced at the Mountain House Paper Mill by Dard Hunter III, Chillicothe, OH. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/2 inches. (xii), 63, [3] pp. Illustrations throughout the text; text clean, unmarked. Perfect bound printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Compliments of the American Printing History Association bookplate inside front cover. Fine. This small volume seeks to bring attention to Vojtech Preissig, a Czech graphic designer who has received short shrift in the annals of twentieth century graphic design. View more info

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Reynolds Stone, 1909-1979. An Exhibition held in the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum from 21 July to 31 October 1982.

By: Victoria and Albert Museum.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London:, Victoria and Albert Museum,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-411

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


FIRST EDITION of this exhibition catalog. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. 84, [1] pp. Black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Stone, Introduction by Rauri McLean, Autobiographical Introduction and A Note of Word Engraving by Reynolds Stone, illustrated throughout, catalogue of the exhibition, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers with woodcuts on front and rear covers; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. WITH: [Prospectus] Reynolds Stone. Boxwood. London: Warren Editions, 1982. Single sheet, French-fold. [4] pp. Woodcut illustrations on pages [1] and [3]. Fi... View more info