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17927 ABBOTT, Kathy. BOOKBINDING: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE.  Marlborough: Crowood Press, 2010. Sm.4to, (260x215mm), 160p. Profusely illustrated in colour. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket (NEW BOOK). A new manual on binding from one of the leading young binders in Britain today, and a member of the influential Tomorrow's Past group. The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition. It has developed through the ages and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Whether you are a beginner or an established bookbinder wishing to refresh your memory, this practical book introduces the techniques with step-by-step instructions and photographs. It explains how to transform a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of. For the more experienced, the author also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings. Topics include:· Single-section bindings; paperback and hardback· Multi-section bindings; full cloth case, photograph album, quarter leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, and a wrap-around structure; while books containers include a phase box (which I tend to call an envelope chemise), slipcase and portfolio case. £19.95

15107 ADAMS, David & Adrian ARMSTRONG. PRINT AND POWER IN FRANCE AND ENGLAND, 1500 – 1800. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Sm.4to, (234x156mm), 166p. 8 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) What was the relationship between power and the public sphere in early modern society? How did the printed media inform this relationship? Contributors to this volume address those questions by examining the interaction of print and power in France and England during the 'hand-press period'. Four interconnected and overlapping themes emerge from these studies, showing the essential historical and contextual considerations shaping the strategies both of power and of those who challenged it via the written word during this period. The first is reading and control, which examines the relationship between institutional power and readers, either as individuals or as a group. A second is propaganda on behalf of institutional power, and the ways in which such writings engage with the rhetorics of power and their reception. The Academy constitutes a third theme, in which contributors explore the economic and political implications of publishing in the context of intellectual elites. The last theme is clientism and faction, which examines the competing political discourses and pressures which influenced widely differing forms of publication. From these articles there emerges a global view of the relationship between print and power, which takes the debate beyond the narrowly theoretical to address fundamental questions of how print sought to challenge, or reinforce, existing power-structures, both from within and from without. £65.00

19109 ANTHONY, Scott & Oliver GREEN. BRITISH AVIATION POSTERS. Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2012 4to, (260x220mm), 220p. 120 colour & 60 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) From Futurism and Modernism to Art Deco and Surrealism, aviation was from its earliest days linked with revolutionary new ways of seeing the world. Focusing on the golden age of British aviation this book shows how art and design were applied with great creativity and style to develop and promote aviation in the United Kingdom and beyond. Drawing on British Airway's poster collection and featuring the work of such distinguished designers as Theyre Lee-Elliott, Ben Nicholson, McKnight Kauffer, F H K Henrion, Gabby Schreiber, Robin Day, Abram Games, Hugh Casson and Frank Wootton, this book offers a definitive account of this seminal period in modern British design history. £35.00

14543 ARNOLD, Ken. CABINETS FOR THE CURIOUS. LOOKING BACK AT EARLY ENGLISH MUSEUMS. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. 8vo, (219x153mm), 310p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) England's first museums were quite literally wonderful; founded that is on the disciplined application of the faculty of wonder. The type of wonder employed was not that of the post-Romantic idea of disbelief, but rather an active form of curiosity developed during the Renaissance, particularly by the individuals who set about gathering objects and founding museums to further their enquiries. The argument put forward in this book is that this museological practice of using objects actually to create as well as disseminate knowledge makes just as much sense today as it did in the seventeenth century. By taking a comparative approach, this book works both as a scholarly historical text, and as an historically informed analysis of the key issues facing today's museums. £75.00

14896 BAINES, Paul & Pat ROGERS. EDMUND CURLL, BOOKSELLER. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 8vo, (240x160mm), x,388p. map & 9 illustrations. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Edmund Curll ('The unspeakable Curll') was notorious among publishers of the early eighteenth century for his lack of scruple in publishing works without the author's consent – particularly that of Alexander Pope whose books he pirated whenever he could and who responded with direct physical revenge. Curll's taste for the seditious, blasphemous, and obscene also brought him into conflict with his peers and the law. Described by Robin Myers as 'one of the most diverting rogues of the eighteenth-century book trade,' Curll has come to be celebrated as something of a literary freedom-fighter and in this new biography, the first since Straus's biography of 1928, the full story of this strange, often difficult figure is authoritatively told. £53.00

11131 BAKER, Christopher, Caroline ELAM & Genieviebe WARWICK (Editors). COLLECTING PRINTS AND DRAWINGS IN EUROPE c.1500-1750. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. 4to, (234x156mm),  244p. 126 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Prints and drawings have been keenly collected in Europe since at least the early sixteenth century. Relatively modest in price, they offered artists, amateurs and collectors of a systematic turn of mind the opportunity to put together holdings with a wide representation of different hands, schools and types of subject. Prints and drawings are traditionally treated separately, but their collecting is shown here to raise many interrelated issues. Employing a wide range of methodologies, the essays in this volume offer a number of innovative investigations into the collecting, perception, classification and display of works on paper.  Contains: Genevieve Warwick The archaeology of the print and `A judiciously disposed collection': Jonathan Richardson Senior's cabinet of drawings, Antony Griffiths The print collection of Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539), David Landaur A Roman collector of the sixteenth century: Antonio Tronsarelli, Matteo Lafranconi Giulio Mancini and the organisation of a print collection in early seventeenth-century Italy, Michael Bury Nicholas Lanier (1558-1666) and the origins of the drawing collection in Stuart England, Jeremy Wood Sir Peter Lely's collection of prints and drawings, Diana Dethloff Connoisseurship and  the collection of drawings in Italy c.1700: the case of  Padre Sebastiano Resta, Carol Gibson-Wood The drawings collection of Pierre Crozat (1675-1740), Cordelia Hatton The Italian drawings collection of Cavaliere Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri (1676-1742). £65.00

13889 BARLOW, Jeremy. THE ENRAGED MUSICIAN. HOGARTH'S MUSICAL IMAGERY. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 4to, (244x172mm), 388p. 184 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) More than 70 works of Hogarth include musical references, this book is the first full-length work devoted to this aspect of his imagery. The chapters include one on ballads and ballad singers. £80.00

13021 BARNARD, John; D.F. McKENZIE & Maureen BELL (Editors). THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN BRITAIN. Volume 4: 1557-1695. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. 8vo, (228x152mm), 920p. 32 illustrations. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket (NEW BOOK). Volume 4 of The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain covers the years between the incorporation of the Stationers’ Company in 1557 and the lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695. In a period marked by deep religious divisions, civil war and the uneasy settlement of the Restoration, printed texts - important as they were for disseminating religious and political ideas, both heterodox and state approved - interacted with oral and manuscript cultures. These years saw a growth in reading publics, from the developing mass market in almanacs, ABCs, chapbooks, ballads and news, to works of instruction and leisure. Atlases, maps and travel literature overlapped with the popular market but were also part of the project of empire. Alongside the creation of a literary canon and the establishment of literary publishing there was a tradition of dissenting publishing, while women’s writing and reading became increasingly visible. £142.00

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

11070 BERRY, Helen. GENDER, SOCIETY AND PRINT CULTURE IN LATE-STUART ENGLAND. The cultural world of the Athenian Mercury. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. 8vo, (219x153mm), 278p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Focusing on a largely unknown type of popular print culture that developed in the late 1600s-the coffee house periodical-Helen Berry here offers new evidence that the politics of gender, far from being a marginal or frivolous topic, was an issue of general interest and wide-spread concern to the early modern reader. Berry's study provides the first full length analysis of John Dunton's Athenian Mercury (1691-97), an influential specimen of the coffee-house periodical genre, as well as the original question-and-answer publication which addressed both men's and women's issues in one journal. As the chapter headings in this book indicate, the topics addressed in the "agony column" of the Athenian Mercury-for example, the body, courtship, and sex-are of enduring interest across the centuries. Berry's study of this periodical provides new insights into the gendered ideas and debates that circulated among middling sorts in early modern England. An historical survey of the social effects of mass communication in the early modern period, this volume makes an important contribution to the ongoing study of how gendered ideas and values were communicated culturally, particularly beyond the milieu of elite groups such as the nobility and gentry. It argues that the mass media was from its infancy an important means of communicating powerful messages about gender norms, particularly among the middling sorts. The study will appeal not only to historians, women and gender studies scholars and literature scholars, but also to scholars of publishing history. £75.00

6280 BIBLE 1526. New Testament Tyndale Translation. THE NEW TESTAMENT 1526. Original spelling edition, Translated by William Tyndale, Transcribed by W.R. Cooper with an Introduction by David Daniell. London: British Library, 2000. 8vo, (150x100mm), xx,558p. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. This edition is the first complete reprint of Tyndale's pioneering translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. It presents Tyndale's words in the original form and its publication makes available the text of what was perhaps the single most important publishing event of the English Reformation. £20.00

20972 BLACK, Michael. LEARNING TO BE A PUBLISHER. Cambridge University Press 1951-1987: personal reminiscences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 8vo, (228x152mm), viii,250p. A fine copy in original paperback. The Cambridge University Press which Michael Black joined in 1951 as Assistant Secretary to the Syndics was tiny, traditional, gentlemanly and almost unchanged since the Second World War. He had to invent the jobs he was doing, first as Education Secretary in charge of school book publishing, travelling extensively in Africa and Asia to explore new markets and discover new authors. He was appointed to the new title of Chief Editor in 1965 and was responsible for creating a team of bright young professionals, including women, whom he trained in editorial roles. New subject lists were created. In the USA a whole editorial department had to be developed, to produce a major flow of books and journals. The pattern became a model for other territories. Michael Black reflects on his personal interest in the subjects that meant most to him - especially literature, including his warm relationship with F.R. Leavis and his development of the Cambridge Edition of the works of D.H. Lawrence - up to his retirement from the post of University Publisher in 1987. The narrative is informal, personal, and has its lighter moments. £12.99

16867 BONNELL, Thomas F. THE MOST DISREPUTABLE TRADE. PUBLISHING THE CLASSICS OF ENGLISH POETRY 1765-1810. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. 8vo, (234x156mm), xiv,387p. 26 illustrations & 23 tables. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) A publishing phenomenon began in Glasgow in 1765. Uniform pocket editions of the English Poets printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis formed the first link in a chain of literary products that has grown ever since, as we see from series like Penguin Classics and Oxford World Classics. Bonnell explores the origins of this phenomenon, analysing more than a dozen multi-volume poetry collections that sprang from the British press over the next half century. Why such collections flourished so quickly, who published them, what forms they assumed, how they were marketed and advertised, how they initiated their readers into the rites of mass-market consumerism, and what role they played in the construction of a national literature are all questions central to the study. The collections played out against an epic battle over copyright law, and involved fierce contention for market share in the 'classics' among rival publishers. It brought despair to the most powerful of London printers, William Strahan, who prophesied that competition of this nature would ruin bookselling, turning it into 'the most pitiful, beggarly, precarious, unprofitable, and disreputable Trade in Britain'. Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets were part of such a collection, dubbed 'Johnson's Poets'. The third edition of this collection, published in 1810, brought the national project to its high water mark: it contained 129 poets, plus extensive translations from the Greek and Roman classics. By this point, all the features that characterize modern series of vernacular classics had been established, and never since has such an ambitious expression of the poetic canon been repeated, as Bonnell shows by peering forward into the nineteenth century and beyond. Based on work with archival materials, newspapers, handbills, prospectuses, and above all the books themselves, Bonnell's findings shed light on all aspects of the book trade. Valuable bibliographical data is presented regarding every collection, forming an indispensable resource for future work on the history of the English poetry canon.  £75.00

19111 BOWNES, David & Oliver GREEN (Editors.) LONDON TRANSPORT POSTERS. A century of art and design Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2011. 4to, (260x220mm), 240p. 240 colour & 30 monochrome illustrations. Paperback. (NEW BOOK) The book explores the organisation's pioneering role as Britain's greatest patron of poster art, a unique role developed in the early twentieth century under the visionary leadership of Frank Pick. The selected artworks and posters, many published here for the first time, reflect a dazzling variety of period styles and techniques, produced by an extraordinary range of artists and designers attracted by the Underground's world-wide reputation. The resulting legacy includes works by practitioners as diverse as John Hassall, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Laura Knight, Man Ray, Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Abram Games, William Roberts, Howard Hodgkin and David Shrigley. Drawing on newly researched sources in the archives of London Transport Museum and Transport for London, the book discusses and illustrates the different styles and themes emerging from the posters over the last hundred years. These include the contrasting approaches of commercial graphic designers and the group of modernist avant-garde artists commissioned by the Underground in the 1920s and 1930s; the use of posters to support the expansion of the Tube by attracting new audiences and selling an aspirational vision of suburbia; the important role of women in the development of poster advertising both as designers and consumers; the different uses of the transport poster during two world wars; the changing fortunes of the poster in the post-war period; and the public view of posters from 1908 to the present day. £19.99

8911 BRITNELL, Jennifer & Richard (Editors). VERNACULAR LITERATURE AND CURRENT AFFAIRS IN THE EARLY SIXTEENTH CENTURY. France, England and Scotland. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. 8vo, (234x156mm), 238p. 6 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) This collection brings together essays by literary scholars and historians of the era to discuss various ways in which writing in the vernacular during the early sixteenth century responded to contemporary events. The papers also demonstrate how the spread of literacy was of fundamental significance for the economics of book production and for ways in which political power was exercised and expressed, as well as for the development of new literary forms of critical and occasional writing. £65.00

15541 BURKE, Christopher. ACTIVE LITERATURE: JAN TSCHICHOLD AND NEW TYPOGRAPHY. London: Hyphen Press, 2007. 4to, (282x212mm), 336p. profusely illustrated, mainly in colour. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) In the first book on Tschichold to be based on extensive archive research, Burke turns fresh and revealing light on his subject. He sets Tschichold in the network of artists and designers who constituted New Typography in its moment of definition and exploration, and puts new emphasis on Tschichold as an activist collector, editor and writer. Tschichold’s work is shown in colour throughout, in freshly made photographs of examples drawn from public and private collections. This is not a biography, but rather a discussion of the work seen in the context of Tschichold’s life and the times in which he lived. The central part of the book is made up of three chapters. First, a description of Tschichold’s typography in the years 1925-33, with a depiction of his extensive contacts with avant-garde designers across Europe. After this, an interlude describes Tschichold’s detention in 1933 by the Nazis. The second long chapter discusses Tschichold’s engagement in his modernist period with letterforms as such (calligraphy, typefaces) and his book-design work. The last chapter looks at Tschichold after his emigration to Switzerland: his ‘serene modernism’ and turn to traditionalist design. The book is prefaced with a short essay by Robin Kinross, discussing Tschichold’s present reputation. It is rounded off with a selection of key texts by Tschichold, in English translation for the first time: Elemental typography (1925), Book 'art'? (1927), What is New Typography and what are its aims? (1930) and Where do we stand today? (1932), together with a select bibliography of Tschichold's writings. £35.00

15102 BUTCHER, Judith, Caroline DRAKE & Maureen LEECH. BUTCHER'S COPY EDITING. Fourth edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 8vo, (228x152mm), 558p. 23 plates & 33 text illustrations. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket.(NEW BOOK) Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. £62.00

8366 CARTER, Harry. A VIEW OF EARLY TYPOGRAPHY up to about 1600. (1969) Reprinted with a new introduction by James Mosley. London: Hyphen Press, 2002 8vo, (216x140mm), 150p. 85 illustrations and a distribution map. A fine copy in original jacketed paperback. (NEW BOOK) A reprint of Carter's classic Lyell Lectures for 1968 which provides an excellent summary of the design and designers of printing types in the 15th and 16th centuries. One of the reasons for the near legendary rarity of the original edition is apparently due to the O.U.P. inadvertently pulping a large portion of the first printing. £15.00

13382 CARTER, Sophie. PURCHASING POWER. Representing prostitution in Eighteenth-century English popular print culture, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004. Roy.8vo, (240x160mm), x,211p. 37 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) This in-depth examination of prostitutions central role in popular prints of London in the eighteenth century, whether deployed as incidental colour in street scenes or as the sole subject matter of the print. £65.00

19106 CHAMBERS, David & Marton OULD THE DANIEL PRESS IN FROME. Bath: Old School Press, 2009. 175 copies, sm.4to. 72p with 48p of illustrations together with 2 tipped-in reproductions. Original quarter cloth, blue paper sides. (NEW BOOK) The books that Daniel printed and published from Worcester College in Oxford are relatively well known and by and large still to be had. Reproductions of pages from those fifty or so titles are also frequently seen. But in his bibliography, Madan also covers the less known output of Charles Henry Olive Daniel and his family from their home in Frome, Somerset. This domestic press dates from Henry's early years. But it was picked up by two of his brothers, Eustace and William, while he was away at school and later studying in London and then Oxford. After Henry had left home and established himself, and his press, at Worcester College, Oxford, the brothers and their father continued printing small items, in particular for the church at which Daniel's father was vicar (a post that Eustace was later to take over). Some were clearly juvenile and rather amateur works, including nine items that Madan refers to as 'books' and also hundreds of other items that are classed under the heading of 'Frome minor pieces' (of which some are but 'minima'). Much of it was ephemeral material for use in running the church. In contrast to the Oxford books, these are as good as unknown and almost never seen. This title, we hope, redresses the balance and provides insights not only into the early work of a formative private press but also the role of an amateur press in its social setting. Henry's father was vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Frome and their home was the Georgian vicarage next door, a fine house that is now a private residence. Daniel and his brothers and father printed a large number of items for the church's daily affairs as well as items for more general consumption including bookplates for over fifty family members and friends. The authors tracked down, examined, and catalogued seven substantial collections of the Frome output amounting to over 1,000 pieces, and, taken together, they provided many insights into 'The Daniel Press in Frome'. Moreover, they found more than a hundred items not catalogued by Madan and these they have of course meticulously listed. Madan himself also recorded more information about the items in his own albums than he published in his bibliography and they have taken the opportunity to print the missing material in this book. There are 72pp of text printed letterpress in 12pt Caslon on a pale blue laid paper by T Edmonds and 48pp of litho-printed photographs and scans of some of these rarest of items from the Daniel Press. We gathered the latter from five collections including the Bodleian Library and Worcester College, Oxford. There are also two tip-in reproductions of Daniel items, one by Henry and the other by his brother Eustace - they have been printed on a Ruthven parlour press of the same design as that used by the Daniel family themselves.  £125.00

11071 CLARKE, Bob. FROM GRUB STREET TO FLEET STREET. An illustrated history of English Newspapers to 1899. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004. 8vo, (240x158mm) viii,283p. illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Beginning with a detailed chronological history, the volume moves on to discuss specific themes important to the development of the English newspaper, including such issues as state censorship and struggles for the freedom of the press, the growth of advertising and its effect on editorial policy, the impact of editorial strategies of taxation policy, increased literacy rates and social change, the rise of provincial newspapers and the birth of the Sunday paper and the popular press. £75.00

2430 CLEGG, Cyndia Susan. PRESS CENSORSHIP IN ELIZABETHAN ENGLAND. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 8vo, (228x152mm), 312p. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. A revisionist history of press censorship in the rapidly expanding print culture of the sixteenth century. The author establishes the nature and source of the controls, and evaluates their means and effectiveness. By considering the literary and bibliographical evidence of the books that were censored, and placing them in the literary, religious, economic and political culture of the time, the author concludes that press control was not a routine nor a consistent mechanism. £88.00

7922 CLEGG, Susan. PRESS CENSORSHIP IN JACOBEAN ENGLAND. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. 8vo, (228x152mm) 298p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) This book examines the ways in which books were produced, read, and received during the reign of James I, and challenges  the attitudes that press censorship in Jacobean England differed little from either the 'whole machinery of control' enacted by the Court of Star Chamber under Elizabeth or the draconian campaign implemented by Archbishop Laud, during the reign of Charles I. £72.00

11073 COOPER, Victoria L. THE HOUSE OF NOVELLO. Practice and policy of a Victorian music publisher, 1829-1866. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. 8vo, (234x156mm), 220p. 6 illustratations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) By the mid-nineteenth century music publishing was no longer the provenance of shopkeepers, instrument makers or individual scholars, but a business enterprise undertaken by a new breed of Victorian entrepreneur. Two such were Vincent Novello and his son Alfred, whose music publishing house enjoyed significant growth between 1829 and 1866. Victoria Cooper builds up a picture of Novello during this period and the socio-economic and cultural climate that influenced the company's business decisions. Looking in detail at some of the editions Novello published, she analyzes the editing style of the firm and how this was dictated by Novello's main audience of amateur musicians and choral societies. Scrutiny of Novello's stockbook indicates the financial fortunes of these editions, while correspondence between the firm and composers such as Mendelssohn reveals how Vincent and Alfred went about acquiring new compositions. With its focus on the development of a music publishing business, this study brings a fresh dimension to musicological research. Novello was able to combine business practice with a commitment to disseminate music of educational and artistic value, and the history of the company provides illuminating evidence of the commodification of music in nineteenth-century Britain. £65.00

7876 CURTIS, Gerard. VISUAL WORDS. Art and the material book in Victorian England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. Roy.8vo. (235x155 mm), xii,305p. 76 illustrations. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) This book examines the impact of such diverse areas as advertising, graphic illustration, narrative painting, frontispiece portraits, bibliomania and the merchandising of literary culture to show that the tradition of the `sister arts' was more widespread and complex than had previously been considered. £75.00

16952 De JONG, Cees W. & Alston W. PURVIS. JAN TSCHICHOLD MASTER TYPOGRAPHER: HIS LIFE WORK AND LEGACY. London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. 4to, (320x229mm), 352p. 278 coloured & 53 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Few have left a deeper impression on the world of typography than Jan Tschichold, one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the 20th century. Not only was he a master in his field, but he wrote a number of highly influential books and became instrumental in promoting the modernist design strategy called the New Typography. With contributions by Cees W. de Jong, Alston W. Purvis, Martijn F. le Coultre, Richard B. Doubleday, and Hans Reichardt, this substantial volume covers Tschichold’s life and career, placing the designer’s vision firmly in the rich cultural and historical context of his era. Tschichold embraced avant-garde ideas from movements such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl and made them accessible to working designers and printers, stressing clarity in communication, with form and function going hand in hand. The contributing writers discuss the designer’s major influences and the highlights of his varied career, including his seminal poster designs, his groundbreaking work with Penguin Books, and his type design including the creation of the classic typeface Sabon. Lavish illustrations – archive photographs, many published here for the first time, as well as copious examples of Tschichold’s work – accompany the text, confirming that Tschichold’s heritage lives on in the digital age, and proving that he is amongst the greatest typographic designers ever. £39.95

15103 DEROLEZ, Albert. THE PALAEOGRAPHY OF GOTHIC MANUSCRIPT BOOKS. From the twelfth to the early sixteenth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 8vo, (247x174mm), 324p. 160 plates & 520 text illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) This book is the first to present a detailed survey of all book scripts in use in western and central Europe from c. 1100 to c. 1530 (with the exception of Humanistic script). This period has been poorly served in almost all other palaeographical handbooks. By adopting a largely new classification of scripts based on objective criteria, which incorporates many of the terms currently in use, this book aims to end the confusion which has hitherto obscured the study of late-medieval handwriting. It is based upon an examination of a very large number of dated specimens, and is thus the first survey to take full advantage of the incomparable palaeographical resource provided by the Catalogues of Dated Manuscripts. The text is illustrated throughout with 600 drawings of letters and symbols. There are 160 actual-size reproductions providing datable specimens of all the scripts discussed, accompanied by partial transcriptions and palaeographical commentary. Also available in paperback. £110.00

19110 DOBBIN, Claire. LONDON UNDERGROUND MAPS. Art, design and cartography. Farnham: Lund Humphries, 2012 4to, (270x249mm), 136p. 95 colour & 20 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) The Underground, London Transport, and its successor Transport for London have produced and inspired maps which are navigational, decorative forms of publicity and works of art. This book, which draws on the rich collections of the London Transport Museum, sets out to explore this unique form of visual communication. The narrative provides a chronological account of the mapping of London's Underground from the magnificent early 20th-century decorative maps of MacDonald Gill the evolution of London's diagrammatic Underground map, introduced by Harry Beck's iconic 1931 design, and its legacy to the present day is expertly told. £35.00

13395 DOBRANSKI, Stephen B. READERSHIP AND AUTHORSHIP IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 8vo, (228x152mm), 250p 12 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. While authors in early modern England were gaining new authority - legally, economically and symbolically - Renaissance readers also were expected to participate in and make use of an author's writings. In this book, Stephen B. Dobranski examines how the seventeenth-century phenomenon of printing apparently unfinished works ushered in a new emphasis on authors' responsibility for written texts while it simultaneously reinforced Renaissance practices of active reading. Bringing together textual studies, literary criticism and book trade history, Dobranski provides fresh insight into Renaissance constructions of authorship and offers discerning interpretations of publications by Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Robert Herrick and John Milton. The omissions in all these writers' works provide a unique window into English literary history: through these blank spaces we glimpse the tension between implication and inference, between writers' intentions and readers' responses and between an individual author and a collaborative community. £69.00

16860 DUFF, E.G. FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLISH BOOKS. A bibliography of books and documents printed in England and of books for the English market printed abroad. Reprint of Duff's original with supplementary material compiled by Lotte Hellinga. London: British Library & the Bibliographical Society, 2009. Roy.8vo, (246x198mm), xviii,278p. 53 fill-page illustrations (1 in red & black). A fine copy in original cloth. (NEW BOOK) Since its publication in 1917, Duff's bibliography has been the standard reference for all printing in England and continental printing for the English market before 1501. Its 431 entries include accurate transcriptions, and 53 full-page plates illustrate all the founts of type used in England, as well as some of the continental types. This edition, revised by Lotte Hellinga, undates the work by adding 46 full descriptions of items that have come to light since the original publication, a new and extensive census of copies, combined with a concordance to the main incunabula bibliographies and catalogues. A new chronological index, based on the results of recent research, replaces Duff's typographical index. £40.00

16732 DUNAN-PAGE, Anne & Beth LYNCH (Editors). ROGER L'ESTRANGE AND THE MAKING OF RESTORATION CULTURE. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 8vo, 264p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Taking an interdisciplinery approach, this collection of essays by leading scholars of the period highlights the instrumental role L'Estrange played in the shaping of the political, literary, and print cultures of the Restoration period. £70.00

11065 EASLEY, Alexis. FIRST-PERSON ANONYMOUS. Women writers and Victorian print media 1830-1870. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004. 8vo, (234x156mm), 229p. 7 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) First-Person Anonymous revises previous histories of Victorian women's writing by examining the importance of both anonymous periodical journalism and signed book authorship in women’s literary careers. Alexis Easley demonstrates how women writers capitalized on the publishing conventions associated with signed and unsigned print media in order to create their own spaces of agency and meaning within a male-dominated publishing industry. She highlights the importance of journalism in the fashioning of women's complex identities, thus providing a counterpoint to conventional critical accounts of the period that reduce periodical journalism to a monolithically oppressive domain of power relations. Instead, she demonstrates how anonymous publication enabled women to participate in important social and political debates without compromising their middle-class respectability.  Through extensive analysis of literary and journalistic texts, Easley demonstrates how the narrative strategies and political concerns associated with women's journalism carried over into their signed books of poetry and prose. Women faced a variety of obstacles and opportunities as they negotiated the demands of signed and unsigned print media.  In investigating women's engagement with these media, Easley focuses specifically on the work of Christian Johnstone (1781-1857), Harriet Martineau (1802-76), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-65), George Eliot (1819-80) , and Christina Rossetti (1830-94).  She provides new insight into the careers of these authors and recovers a large, anonymous body of periodical writing through which their better known careers emerged into public visibility. Since her work touches on two issues central to the study of literary history - the construction of the author and changes in media technology - it will appeal to an audience of scholars and general readers in the fields of Victorian literature, media studies, periodicals research, gender studies, and nineteenth-century cultural history. £65.00

20003 ERNE, Lukas. SHAKESPEARE AND THE BOOK TRADE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. 8vo, (228x152mm), 290p. 25 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) This book follows on from the same author's Shakespeare as literary dramatist to examine the publication, constitution, dissemination and reception of Shakespeare's printed plays and poems in his own time and to argue that their popularity in the book trade has been greatly underestimated. £27.99

16733 EVENDEN, Elizabeth. PATENTS, PICTURES AND PATRONAGE. John Day and the Tudor book trade. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 8vo, 270p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Day is generally acknowledged to be the foremost English printer of the later Sixteenth-century. As well as printing some of the most important books of his day, most notably Foxe's 'Book of martyrs', he also pioneered enormous advances in English typography and book illustration, this is the first comprehensive study of his contribution to English print culture. £75.00

8338 FLETCHER, Alan. THE ART OF LOOKING SIDEWAYS. London: Phaidon Press, 2001. Sm.4to, (245x210mm), 1064pp. 295 colour &390 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) The Art of Looking Sideways is a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, colour and imagery. This book does not set out to teach lessons, but it is full of wisdom and insight collected from all over the world. Describing himself as a visual jackdaw, master designer Alan Fletcher has distilled a lifetime of experience and reflection into a brilliantly witty and inimitable exploration of such subjects as perception, colour, pattern, proportion, paradox, illusion, language, alphabets, words, letters, ideas, creativity, culture, style, aesthetics and value. £29.95

17954 FOOT, Mirjam M. THE HENRY DAVIS GIFT. A COLLECTION OF BOOKBINDINGS. Volume III: A catalogue of South-European bindings. London: British Library, 2010. 4to, (280x218mm), 527p. 427 illustrations. Original crash canvas, half-title and title pages slightly creased. Detailed descriptions and discussions on French, Swiss, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese bindings, together with a chapter on miscellaneous bindings (Eastern Europe, Near and Middle East and Iranian). £75.00

16768 FOSTER, Paul (Editor). MAUREEN DUKE. BOOKBINDER TEACHER FRIEND. Chichester: University of Chichester, 2008. 8vo, (215x143mm), 112p. 22 colour & 42 monochrome illustrations, with 2 loosely inserted pieces of handmade paper. A fine copy in original paperback (NEW BOOK). An enchanting Album amicorum from friends who are, or were, colleagues and former students, produced as number 23 of the 'Otter Memorial Papers' to celebrate the 80th birthday of a fine bookbinder and extremely gracious lady.  £15.00

20370 FUMERTON, Patricia (Editor). BALLADS AND BROADSIDES IN BRITAIN, 1500-1800. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010. 8vo, (240x160mm), 374p., 35 illustrations and 6 music examples. A fine copy in original black hardback boards, silver gilt lettered on the backstrip, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Bringing together diverse scholars to represent the full historical breadth of the early modern period, and a wide range of disciplines (literature, women's studies, folklore, ethnomusicology, art history, media studies, the history of science, and history), Ballads and Broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800 offers an unprecedented perspective on the development and cultural practice of popular print in early modern Britain. Fifteen essays explore major issues raised by the broadside genre in the early modern period: the different methods by which contemporaries of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries collected and "appreciated" such early modern popular forms; the preoccupation in the early modern period with news and especially monsters; the concomitant fascination with and representation of crime and the criminal subject; the technology and formal features of early modern broadside print together with its bearing on gender, class, and authority/authorship; and, finally, the nationalizing and internationalizing of popular culture through crossings against (and sometimes with) cultural Others in ballads and broadsides of the time.  Contents: Introduction: straws in the wind, Patricia Fumerton and Anita Guerrini; Part I Re-Collecting and Re-Defining Ballads: Remembering by dismembering: databases, archiving, and the recollection of 17th-century broadside ballads, Patricia Fumerton; 'The art of printing was fatal': print commerce and the idea of oral tradition in long 18th-century ballad discourse, Paula McDowell; Child's ballads and the broadside conundrum, Mary Ellen Brown. Part II Strange News: Tradition, Journalism, and Monstrosity: Journalism vs. tradition in the early English ballads of the murdered sweetheart, Thomas Pettit; Do you take this hog-faced woman to be your wedded wife?, Tassie Gniady; Advertising monstrosity: broadsides and human exhibition in early 18th-century London, Anita Guerrini. Part III The Criminal Subject: Gender, Law, and Emotion: 'And I my vowe did keepe': oath making, subjectivity and husband murder in 'murderous wife' ballads, Simone Chess; Tracking the petty traitor across genres, Frances E. Dolan; Ballads and the emotional life of crime, Joy Wiltenberg. Part IV The Matter of Print: Class, Craft, and Authorship: 'The maiden's bloody garland': Thomas Warton and the elite appropriation of popular song, Steve Newman; 'Ne sutor ultra crepidam': political cobblers and broadside ballads in late 17th-century England, Angela McShane; William Hogarth's pregnant ballad sellers and the engraver's matrix, Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell. Part V Border Crossings: England, Scotland, and the New World: War and the media in Border minstrelsy: The Ballad of Chevy Chase, Ruth Perry; Heroines gritty and tender, printed and oral, late-breaking and traditional: revisiting the Anglo-American female warrior, Dianne Dugaw; Music and Indians in John Gay's Polly, Noelle Chao; Afterword: ballad futures, Bruce R. Smith £75.00
20719 GASCOIGNE, Bamber. HOW TO IDENTIFY PRINTS. A complete guide to mechanical processes from wood-cut to ink-jet. Second, revised edition, second impression, London: Thames & Hudson, 2011. Sm.4to, (250x220mm), 208p. 40 colour & 232 monochrome illustrations. Original laminated paperback (NEW BOOK). Since its first publication in 1986, this comprehensive guide has established itself as the essential reference book for print and book collectors, dealers in prints and illustrated books, art librarians, art professors and students, and everyone interested in graphic art. This book simplifies accurate identification of any printed image. Included are manual methods, as well as the mechanical processes that constitute the vast majority of printed images around us. In all, some ninety different techniques are described, both monochrome and colour. Of particular value are the many details of various techniques under strong magnification. The one great change during the last twenty years has been the high-quality inkjet and laser prints that are now part of everyday life. How can one tell whether an attractive image is valuable in its own right or merely an appealing reproduction? As cheap printing processes become more sophisticated, it inevitably becomes harder to identify correctly an image of this kind. Bamber Gascoigne’s new observations in this area, added for this revised edition, will prove invaluable. £19.95

2119 GASCOIGNE, Bamber. MILESTONES IN COLOUR PRINTING 1450-1859. With a bibliography of Nelson prints. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Sm.4to, (254x203mm), 140p. 24 colour plates. A fine copy in original paperback. (NEW BOOK) In this book, derived from his 1994 Sandars lectures, Bamber Gascoigne concentrates on those areas in the history of colour printing that have yet to receive critical attention. This broad historical survey covers the intaglio colour printing of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the inventive attempts of nineteenth-century British publishers to achieve cheap, effective colour printing, and the pioneering work of the firm Thomas Nelson and Sons. A catalogue of more than 1,000 British and foreign views published by the firm in their own distinctive technique, the Nelson print, is also provided. Gascoigne links these developments to the wider scientific, cultural, and social currents during the period. £35.99

20004 GERTZ, Genelle. HERESY TRIALS AND ENGLISH WOMEN WRITERS 1400-1700. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 8vo, (228x152mm), 268p. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) This book charts the emergence of women's writing from the procedures of heresy trials and recovers a tradition of women's trial narratives from the late Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. Analyzing the interrogations of Margery Kempe, Anne Askew, Marian Protestant women, Margaret Clitherow and Quakers Katherine Evans and Sarah Cheevers, the book examines the complex dynamics of women's writing, preaching and authorship under religious persecution and censorship. Archival sources illuminate not only the literary choices women made, showing how they wrote to justify their teaching even when their authority was questioned, but also their complex relationship with male interrogators. Women's speech was paradoxically encouraged and constrained, and male editors preserved their writing while shaping it to their own interests. This book challenges conventional distinctions between historical and literary forms while identifying a new tradition of women's writing across Catholic, Protestant and Sectarian communities and the medieval/early modern divide. £57.00

15958 GILLESPIE, Raymond & Andrew HADFIELD (Editors). THE IRISH BOOK IN ENGLISH 1550-1800. The Oxford history of the Irish book volume 3, Oxford: Oxford University press, 2006. 8vo, (240x160mm), xxii,477p.12 illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) The first published volume in what will be a comprehensive attempt to survey the history of one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe. Noted authorities: Toby Barnard, Allan Blackstock, Elizabethanne Boran, Andrew Carpenter, Bernadette Cunningham, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, Raymond Gillespie, Andrew Hadfield, James Kelly, Máire Kennedy, Colm Lennon, Mary Ann Lyons, Christopher Morash, Thomas O'Connor and Deana Rankin contribute essays on a variety of subjects concerning Print Culture, The Structure of Print, Collecting and reading Print, The Impact of Print, and Sources for Print. £155.00

576 GILMONT Jean-Francoise (Editor). THE REFORMATION AND THE BOOK. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 8vo, (234x155mm), 520p. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. Essays by J.-F. Gilmont, Francis Higham, Andrew Johnson, Miriam Chrisman, Peter Bietenholz, David Loades, Gordon Kinder, and others, with surveys the role of the book in the spread of the Reformation throughout the continent and identifies common European experiences and local pecularities. £100.00

13888 GOLDMAN, Paul. VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATION. The Pre-Raphaelites, the idyllic school and the high Victorians. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 2004. 4to, (246x189mm), 416p. 230 illustrations. Paperback. (NEW BOOK) A major survey of the so-called 'sixties' period of English 19th century book illustration which actually extends to cover the period from the mid 1850s to 1880. The author has selected for study thirty-one artists who created some of the most important work of the period and provides a critical commentary on each with a checklist of the books they illustrated. £30.00

18375 GREENHILL, Peter & Brian REYNOLDS. THE WAY OF THE SUN. The story of Sun Engraving and Sun Printers. Claremont: True to Type Books, 2010. 8vo, (237x170mm), xiv,370p. Colour and monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. A history of the Sun Engraving Company and its successor, Sun Printers, of Watford for the century of its existence. This however, is far more than just a commemorative history of a printing house for the Sun Engraving Company was the originator of many of the most significant developments in gravure printing history. At it height the company printed the bulk of Britain's weekly magazines, including the most notable and most popular titles and the company's success made Watford both prosperous and famous as a printing town. The company was a printing powerhouse during several decades of existence; and then things began to go wrong. The authors chart in detail the course of Sun's story from its birth in London in the 1890s through to the closure of the once-famous Watford works in 2004. (NEW BOOK). £22.00

15108 GREEN, Lawrence D. &  James J. MURPHY. RENAISSANCE RHETORIC SHORT-TITLE CATALOGUE. 1460-1700. Second edition, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Sm.4to, (234x156mm), 504p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Two decades ago, Paul O. Kristeller called for 'a correct and complete listing of the manuscript and printed sources' for study of the pervasive influence of rhetoric on Renaissance culture. The Renaissance Rhetoric Short Title Catalogue, 1460-1700 now provides those primary printed sources, with 1,717 authors and 3,842 rhetorical titles in 12,325 printings, published in 310 towns and cities by 3,340 printers and publishers from Finland to Mexico prior to 1700. The catalogue is presented in alphabetical order by author surnames, with place, printer, date, and library locations for each publication, following the format for entries devised by James J. Murphy in Renaissance Rhetoric: A Short Title Catalogue (1981). Lawrence D. Green has restructured that earlier work and vastly expanded it, more than doubling the number of authors and titles, and adding thousands of new printings and library holdings. An extensive introduction explores the state of bibliography in Renaissance rhetoric today. The RRSTC takes full advantage of contemporary resources for information retrieval from several hundred libraries, leading one reviewer to praise it as 'the most complete, and the most accurate, inventory of Renaissance rhetoric ever attempted. Its vast scope will surprise even those with some awareness of the importance of the art of persuasion in this period'. £95.00

13974 GRIFFIN, Clive. JOURNEYMEN-PRINTERS, HERESY, AND THE INQUISITION IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SPAIN. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 4to, 332p. 2 maps. Original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Although the history of the book is a booming area of research, the journeymen who printed books in the sixteenth century have remained shadowy figures because they were not thought to have left any significant traces in the archives. Clive Griffin, however, uses Inquisitional documents from Spain and Portugal to reveal a clandestine network of Protestant-minded immigrant journeymen who were arrested by the Holy Office in Spain and Portugal in the 1560s and 1570s at a time of international crisis. A startlingly clear portrait of these humble men (and occasionally women) emerges allowing the reconstruction of what Namier deemed one of history's greatest challenges: 'the biographies of ordinary men'. We learn of their geographical and social origins, educational and professional training, travels, careers, standard of living, violent behaviour, and even their attitudes, beliefs, and ambitions. £112.00

8910 GRIFFITHS, Richard (Editor). THE BIBLE IN THE RENAISSANCE. Essays on biblical commentary and translation in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. 8vo, (234x156mm), 222p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) A collection of essays which examines some of the broad themes relating to the way in which the reading, translation and interpretation of the Bible in the Renaissance could serve the specific and often practical aims of those involved. Containing: Richard Griffiths The ark and the temple in Savonarola's teaching (winter 1494), Michael O'Connor Erasmus and the psalms, Michael J Heath Martin Luther's Bible translation and its German and European context, John L Flood A neglected facet of Cardinal Cajetan: biblical reform in high renaissance Rome, Michael O'Connor Strategies of biblical exemplarity in Gil Vicente, Paulo Cardoso Pereira Tyndale, Henry Wansborough English fears of social disintegration and modes of control 1533-1611, Vincent Strydwick The Bible and Protestant inculturation in the Homilies of the Church of England, and Luc Borot The Welsh Bible and Renaissance learning. £75.00

11068 GROVE, Lawrence F.R. THE EMBLEMATIC AGE. Text/image mosaics in the dawn of technology. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004. 8vo, (234x156mm), 202p. 52 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. This study compares text/image interaction as manifested in emblem books (and related forms) and the modern bande dessinee, or French-language comic strip. It moves beyond the issue of defining the emblematic genre to examine the ways in which emblems – and their modern counterparts – interact with the surrounding culture, and what they disclose about that culture. Drawing largely on primary material from the Bibliotheque nationale de France and from Glasgow University Library's Stirling Maxwell Collection of emblem literature, Laurence Grove builds on the ideas of Marshall McLuhan, Elizabeth Eisenstein and, more recently, Neil Rhodes and Jonathan Sawday. Divided into four sections-Theoretics, Production, Thematics and Reception-Text/Image Mosaics in French Culture broaches topics such as theoretical approaches (past and present) to text/image forms, the question of narrative within the scope of text/image creations, and the reuse of visual iconography for diametrically opposed political or religious purposes. The author argues that, despite the gap in time between the advent of emblems and that of comic strips, the two forms are analogous, in that both are the products of a 'parallel mentality'. The mindsets of the periods that popularised these forms have certain common features related to repeated social conditions rather than to the pure evolution over time. Grove's analysis and historical contextualisation of that mentality provide insight into our own popular culture forms, not only the comic strip but also other hybrid media such as advertising and the Internet. His juxtaposition of emblems and the bande dessinée increases our understanding of all such combinations of picture and text. £65.00

136 HALASZ, Alexandra. THE MARKETPLACE OF PRINT. Pamphlets and the public sphere in early modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 8vo, (228x152mm), 254p. frontispiece. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Early modern pamphlets serve as an important vehicle for examining the print culture of the time, in particular the entanglement between technology and capitalism. Combining close reading of the pamphlets with a discussion of the history and deployment of print technology, this book is both a work of historical recovery and a reflection on the ongoing relationship between the marketplace and the public sphere. £83.00

16735 HARRIS, Jason Marc. FOLKLORE AND THE FANTASTIC IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH FICTION. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 8vo, 248p. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Arguing that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic, the author suggests that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature. £65.00

18968 HASKINS. Katherine. THE ART-JOURNAL AND FINE ART PUBLISHING IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012 215p. 52 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) Drawing on art, literary, jounalism and publishing histories, this study argues that fine art practices of the Victorian period were influenced by the media culture of art publishing and journalism in formative ways, perhaps more than at any other time in the history of English art. The cultural phenomenon of the Art-Journal print is shown to be a key connector in the art appreciation of the era. This study also examines the important links between paint and print; the aesthetic values and domestic aspirations of the Victorian middle class; and the inextricable intertwining of fine art and 'trade' publishing. £60.00

12746 HAYWOOD, Ian. THE REVOLUTION IN POPULAR LITERATURE. Print, politics and the people 1790-1860. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 8vo, (228x152mm), 336p. 18 plates. Original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) This book takes a new look at the evolution of popular literature in Britain in the Romantic and Victorian periods. Ian Haywood argues that developments in the history of popular literature emerged from its intersection with radical and reactionary politics of the time. Both sides wanted to win the heart and mind of the ‘common reader’ and used books to try to influence a newly literate group in society. Making use of a wide range of archival and primary sources, he argues that radical politics played a decisive role in the transformation of popular literature from the plebeian miscellany of the 1790s to the mass-circulation fiction and popular journalism of the 1840s. By charting the key moments in the history of ‘cheap’ literature, the book casts new light on the many neglected popular genres and texts: the ‘pig’s meat’ anthology, the female-authored didactic tale, and Chartist fiction. £75.00

18032 HELLER, Steven & Gail ANDERSON. NEW ORNAMENTAL TYPE: DECORATIVE LETTERING IN THE DIGITAL AGE. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. 4to, (250x250mm), 192p. 272 colour & 78 monochrome illustrations. Original jacketed paperback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Beginning with a historical overview of ornament and how it has evolved since the beginning of the twentieth century, the book also includes essays introducing the background, influences, and outstanding aspects of typographical design. New Ornamental Type presents a dazzling kaleidoscope of highly decorated or fancy fonts across a wide spectrum of styles and effects. Psychedelia, Hip-Hop, Gothic, flowers, smoke, hair and electricity are just a few of the styles for the hundreds of examples inspired by nature, history, and just about anything that is visually expressive. (Publisher's blurb) £24.95
18033 HELLER, Steven & Gail ANDERSON. NEW VINTAGE TYPE: CLASSIC FONTS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE London: Thames & Hudson, 2009. 4to, (250x250mm), 192p. 400 colour illustrations. A fine copy in original paperback. (NEW BOOK) Here is a lively and lighthearted survey that looks at the role that old and classic fonts play in contemporary graphic design.  Written and compiled by the world’s leading graphic-design historian, the book provides hundreds of examples, as well as informed texts that will entertain and inspire a new generation of students and practitioners to appreciate that the past contains typographic riches for the future. £17.95
18029 HELLER, Steven & Mirko ILIC. HANDWRITTEN: EXPRESSIVE LETTERING IN THE DIGITAL AGE. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. 4to, (250x250mm), 192p. over 500 illustrations. Original flapped paperback. (NEW BOOK) An introduction by design historian Steven Heller places the contemporary work in a broader context of design. At the heart of the book are hundreds of examples, presented in creative themes: scrawl, scratch, stitch, simulate, shadow, suggestive, and sarcastic. In an age of characterless digital typography, Handwritten returns to the values of craft. This outstanding collection of unusual, meticulously wrought and occasionally breathtaking pieces is a must for any student or practitioner of design£19.95

19212 HELLER, Steven & Véronique VIENNE. 100 IDEAS THAT CHANGED GRAPHIC DESIGN. London: Laurence King, 2012. 4to, (270x210mm), 216p. 100 illustrations. Paperback (NEW BOOK). This book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation). Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. £19.95

7919 HELLINGA, Lotte & J.B. TRAPP (Editors). THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN BRITAIN. Volume 3 1400-1557. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 8vo, (227x146mm), 832p. 70 illustrations. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. This volume of the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain presents an overview of the century-and-a-half between the death of Chaucer in 1400 and the incorporation of the Stationers’ Company in 1557. The profound changes during that time in social, political and religious conditions are reflected in the dissemination and reception of the written word. The manuscript culture of Chaucer’s day was replaced by an ambience in which printed books would become the norm. The emphasis in this collection of essays is on the demand and use of books. Patterns of ownership are identified as well as patterns of where, why and how books were written, printed, bound, acquired, read and passed from hand to hand. The book trade receives special attention, with emphasis on the large part played by imports and on links with printers in other countries, which were decisive for the development of printing and publishing in Britain. £142.00

8452 HIGMAN, Francis M. PIETY AND THE PEOPLE. Religious printing in French 1511-1551. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996. 8vo, (233x153mm), 542p. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. `The book provides a comprehensive view of what was available to French readers as they faced new religious choices... Higman's alphabetical catalogue of books should become a model for other bibliographies.' £99.95

19338 HINKS, John & Matthew DAY, Editors. FROM COMPOSITORS TO COLLECTORS. London: British Library, 2012. 8vo, (226x152mm), 384p. 53 illustrations. Hardback, dustjacket (NEW BOOK) This volume in the Print Networks series of papers presented at the annual seminars on British book trades history includes essays that trace texts from their creation and printing through to their publication, dissemination and collection. In doing so they show how production processes changed texts and how collectors subsequently appropriated them for their own ends. By examining the diverse activities of those involved in both textual creation and collection over a long period these essays highlight both continuities and changes in the book-trade. The contents are: Rob Allen, 'Boz versus Dickens': Paratext, pseudonyms and serialization in the Victorian literary marketplace; S C Arndt, The Linen Hall Library: provincial-metropolitan connections in the late Eighteenth century; Iain Beavan, Who was Dr James Fraser of Chelsea?; Maureen Bell, Titus Wheatcroft: an Eighteenth-century reader and his manuscripts; Rachel Bower, The operation of literary institutions in the construction of national literary aesthetics in Fadia Faqir's My name is Salma; Stephen Brown, Pirates, editors, and readers: how distribution rewrote William Smellie's Philosophy of natural history and also Singing by the book: Eighteenth-century Scottish songbooks, Freemasonry, and Burns; Jim Cheshire, The poet and his publishers: shaping Tennyson's public image; Daniel Cook, Labor ipse voluptas. John Nichols's Swiftiana; Matthew Day, 'Generally very tedious, often trifling': promoting Eighteenth-century travel collections; Catherine Delafield, Text in context: The law and the lady and The graphic; Brian Hillyard, Thomas Ruddiman: librarian, publisher, printer and collector; Lindsay Levy, Was Sir Walter Scott a bibliomaniac?; Keith Manley, Love, blood, and teddy bears: twopenny libraries, parliament, and the law of retail trade in the 1930s; Joseph Marshall, 'Several tons of books': the creation, travels and rediscovery of Thomas Cassiday's recusant library; William Noblett, The sale of James West's library in 1773; Mariko Nagase, The publication of The mayor of Quinborough (1661) and the printer's identity; Helen Smith, 'My own small private library': USA armed services edition and the culture of collecting and Daniel Starza Smith, 'La conquest du sang real': Edward, Second Viscount Conway's quest for books. £45.00

17140 HORNER, Craig, Editor THE DIARY OF EDMUND HARROLD WIGMAKER OF MANCHESTER 1712-15. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 8vo, (234x156mm), 216p. map & 3 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback (NEW BOOK). The survival of Edmund Harrold's diary for the years 1712–1715 is a remarkable piece of luck for historians. Not only are such diaries for the 'middling sort' rare for this period, but few provide so candid an insight into the everyday concerns and troubles of early eighteenth century life. Providing a full transcription of the diary, with a substantial introduction and scholarly references, this edition (the first since a partial transcription in the nineteenth century) offers a unique insight into both a troubled individual, and the society in which he lived and worked. Born in 1678, Edmund Harrold seems to have worked his whole life in Manchester as a barber and wigmaker, with a sideline in book dealing. The period covered by his diary, although short, is rich in its insights into his life and thoughts. It lays open his struggles with alcohol, his attitudes to (and frequency of) marital sex, his reactions to the death of his three wives and 5 children, and his religious meditations upon these and other subjects. The diary also relates the ups and downs of his business, together with the day-to-day realities of a provincial barber, from cutting hair, to wig making, to unblocking the nipples of wet nurses (the only medical service he records performing). What emerges from the these pages is a fascinating snapshot into the social, professional and private life of an impoverished inhabitant of Manchester during a period of profound social and economic change. It is impossible to read the diary without developing some sense of empathy with this troubled man, but more than this, it puts flesh onto the bones of history, reminding us that the people we read about and study were all individuals. £70.00

16859 HOWARD-HILL, T.H. THE BRITISH BOOK TRADE 1475-1890. A bibliography. 2 volumes & CD-Rom London: British Library, 2009. 8vo, (244x172mm), lxxii,822; xxvi,1776p. A fine copy in original cloth. (NEW BOOK) This superbly comprehensive and detailed bibliography of the British book trade, the product of research in over three hundred libraries in the UK and USA, supersedes all bibliographies on the bibliography of British authors and authorship, bibliography itself, book collecting, bookbinding, book illustration, bookselling, censorship, copyright, literacy, papermaking, printing, publishing, textual criticism, and typography until 1890. More than 24,00 items (notably articles in trade journals) are lightly annotated, and arranged in classified chronological order, to illustrate the social and technological development of British book crafts and industries. Items and minutely indexed on the accompanying CD-Rom. £99.95

5346 HUNTER, Andrew (Editor). THORNTON AND TULLY'S SCIENTIFIC BOOKS, LIBRARIES AND COLLECTORS. Fourth edition, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000. 8vo, 418p. illustrated. A fine copy in original hardback. In the twenty-five years since the last edition was published, scientific publishing has mushroomed, developed new forms, and the academic discipline and popular appreciation of the history of science has grown apace. This new edition discusses these changes and ponders the implications of developments in publishing at the end of the twentieth century, while concentrating its gaze upon the dissemination of scientific ideas and knowledge from antiquity to the industrial age. £85.00

8448 JACKSON, Kate. GEORGE NEWNES AND THE NEW JOURNALISM IN BRITAIN 1880-1910; culture and profit. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001. 8vo, (234x156mm), 342p. 10 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback (NEW BOOK). The subject of this study is George Newnes and his involvement in the 'New Journalism' in Britain in the late nineteenth century. It begins with a survey of the historiography and methodology of periodical research and examines the relevant biographical context. Then it goes on to analyse seven of Newnes' most successful periodicals in terms of his own role in their conception and development, the phase of journalistic evolution to which they belonged, and the cultural environment of which they were a constituent part. The periodicals thus examined are: Tit-Bits, The Million, The Strand Magazine, The Westminster Gazette, The Wide World Magazine, Ladies' Paper: The Ladies' Field, and The Captain. £75.00

19184 JAMMES, André PAPIERS DOMINOTÉS. TRAIT D'UNION ENTRE L'IMAGERIE POPULAIRE ET LES PAPIERS PEINTS (FRANCE 1750-1820) Paris: Éditions des Cendres 2010. 999 copies, 4to, (250x250mm), 564p. 350 full-page colour illustrations. A fine copy in original decorated hardback boards. An extensive work devoted to a collection of splendid illustrations of decorated papers for the covers which were originally used in the 18th century to protect books before their delivery to bookbinders. Printed images of such well-known themes such as The world turned upside down, The wandering Jew, and The prodigal son were, often crudely, engraved and brightly stencil-coloured and were produced in the 18th century at Chartres, Orleans, Le Mans and other French provincial centres; today they offer the modern viewer an outstanding panorama of contemporary popular arts and traditions. Such images have often survived due to the actions of enlightened enthusiasts and museum curators and they have been the subject of scholarly research and often lavishly illustrated publications and exhibitions. The men and women who produced these images belonged to a body of craftsmen who engraved and printed both decorated papers and wallpaper that also served as box-linings and book coverings. This book recognises the merging of the various uses for decorated papers, if not necessarily in their origins then at least in their use. However, in general it is to the sheets of geometric designs or repeated ornament that the term papier dominotés is now generally given. What has been lacking heretofore is a specific study of these sheets of decorated paper and the uses to which they were put in embellishing and protecting printed material - such a study is the object of this volume. (NEW BOOK) £185.00

8449 JONES, Aled. POWERS OF THE PRESS. Newspapers, power and the public in nineteenth-century England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996. 8vo, (234x156mm), 244p. A fine copy in original hardback.  'An ambitious impressively researched volume and a very good reference books for anyone working on nineteenth century journalism.' The power of the popular press presents all modern societies with difficulties. It is, however, a problem with a history: the hold of the press over public opinion was debated with urgency throughout the 19th century. This book looks at the ways in which individuals, pressure groups, political organisations and the state sought to understand the mass communications media of the 19th century, and use them to influence public opinion and effect moral and social reform. Aled Jones addresses the problem by using three approaches: first he considers the 19th century theories of the influence of communications media on patterns of social thought and behaviour; then he examines attitudes towards the press in both high and popular culture; finally he explores the social and intellectual world of the reader, the consumer both of the press as a commodity and of the hidden moral strategies that were built into it. £75.00

18973 KASSLER, Michael THE MUSIC TRADE IN GEORGIAN ENGLAND. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011 Sm.4to, (234x156mm), 576p. 35 illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) The music trade in Georgian England was based upon London firms that published and sold printed music and manufactured and sold instruments on which this music could be played. The destruction of business records and other primary sources has hampered investigation of this trade, but recent research into legal proceedings, apprenticeship registers, surviving correspondence and other archived documentation has enabled aspects of its workings to be reconstructed. The first part of the book deals with Longman & Broderip, arguably the foremost English music seller in the late eighteenth century, and the firm's two successors, Broderip & Wilkinson and Muzio Clementi's variously styled partnerships, who carried on after Longman & Broderip's assets were divided in 1798. The next part shows how a rival music seller, John Bland, and his successors, used textual and thematic catalogues to advertise their publications. This is followed by a comprehensive review of the development of musical copyright in this period, a report of efforts by a leading inventor, Charles 3rd Earl Stanhope, to transform the ways in which music was printed and recorded, and a study of Georg Jacob Vollweile's endeavour to introduce music lithography into England. £95.00

15105 KING, John N. FOXE'S 'BOOK OF MARTYRS' AND EARLY MODERN PRINT CULTURE. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 8vo, (247x174mm), 370p. 51 illustrations. Original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) Second only to the Bible, John Foxe's Acts and Monuments, known as the 'Book of Martyrs', was the most influential book published in England during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The most complex and best illustrated English book of its time, it recounted in detail the experiences of hundreds of people who were burnt alive for their religious beliefs. John N. King offers the most comprehensive investigation yet of the compilation, printing, publication, illustration, and reception of the Book of Martyrs. He charts its reception across different editions by learned and unlearned, sympathetic and antagonistic readers. The many illustrations included here, most of which are reproduced for the first time, introduce readers to the visual features of early printed books and general printing practices both in England and continental Europe, and enhance this important contribution to early modern literary studies, cultural and religious history, and the history of the book. £85.00
3246 KINROSS, Anthony. ANTHONY FROSHAUG TYPOGRAPHY & TEXTS. Documents of a life. 2 Volumes,  London: Hyphen Press, 2000. 8vo, (240x170mm) 256; 272p. 86 colour & 273 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original sewn paperback, slipcase.(NEW BOOK) A monograph on a major designer who is acknowledged as one of the pioneers of modern British typography. Volume One discusses Froshaug's life and work and places it in its context. The second volume collects texts and images from Froshaug's life. £25.00

20984 KOPYLOV, Christiane F. PAPIERS DORÉS D'ALLEMAGNE AU SIÈCLE DES LUMIÈRES suivis de quelques autres papiers décorés (Bilderbogen, Kattunpapier & Herrnhutpapiere) 1680-1830. Paris: Éditions des Cendres, 2012. 999 copies, 4to, (250x250mm), 445p. 198 full-page and many other smaller colour illustrations. A fine copy in original decorated paper boards, lettered in silver gilt. A worthy companion to Andre Jamme's Papiers dominotés (2010), and in this instance presents a wonderful collection of German decorated papers of the long eighteenth century; including examples of block-printed, so-called 'Dutch-gilt' and Herrnhut paste decorated papers. Most, if not all, of the papers illustrated here are simply stunning and each of the illustrated examples is supported by notes with the whole preceded by a lengthy introductory essay. £135.00

20985 KOPYLOV, Marc. PAPIERS DOMINOTÉS FRANÇAIS ou l'art de revêtir d'éphémères couvertures colorées livres & brochures entre 1750 et 1820. Paris: Éditions des Cendres, 2012. 999 copies, 4to, (250x250mm), 407p. 203 full-page and other smaller colour illustrations. A fine copy in original decorated paper boards, lettered in silver gilt. A worthy companion to Andre Jamme's Papiers dominotés (2010), and in this instance presents a wonderful collection of French block-printed decorated papers, mainly polychrome, of the long eighteenth century. Most, if not all, of the papers illustrated here are simply stunning and each of the illustrated examples is supported by notes with the whole preceded by a lengthy introductory essay. £135.00

20986 KOPYLOV, Marc. PAPIERS DOMINOTÉS ITALIENS un univers de coleurs, de fantaisie er d'invention 1750-1850. Paris: Éditions des Cendres, 2012. 999 copies, 4to, (250x250mm), 405p. 2693 colour illustrations, many full-page. A fine copy in original decorated paper boards, lettered in silver gilt. A worthy companion to Andre Jamme's Papiers dominotés (2010), and in this instance presents a wonderful collection of Italian block-printed decorated papers, mainly polychrome, produced from the middle of the eighteen to the middle of the nineteenth century and includes reproductions of all the pages of a contemporary sample book. Most, if not all, of the papers illustrated here are simply stunning and each of the illustrated examples is supported by notes with the whole preceded by a lengthy introductory essay. £135.00
16356 LORING, Rosamond B. DECORATED BOOK PAPERS. Being an account of their designs and fashions. Fourth edition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 750 copies, 8vo, (215x157mm), xciv,[2],173p. 80 colour plates. Original hardback. (NEW BOOK) This new edition of Rosamond Loring's classic text on decorated papers is more than merely a reprint for it not only contains her text, unchanged from the earlier three editions, but also colour illustrations newly photographed from the actual papers, themselves from Loring's collection, that were included in Philip Hofer's copy of the deluxe first edition of 1942. Furthermore, this edition includes memoirs of Loring written by Walter Muir Whitehill, Dard Hunter, and Veronica Ruzicka (first published in the second edition of 1952), together with a new account of Loring's life by Hope Mayo. The text includes the results of Loring's researches into early decorated papers used in bookbinding: marbled, paste, Dutch gilt, publishers' and pictorial papers together with appendices devoted to the art of marbling, preparation of paste papers and a list of some early makers of decorated papers. £37.95

20006 MANLEY, Keith A. BOOKS, BORROWERS, AND SHAREHOLDERS. Scottish circulating and subscription libraries before 1825. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Bibliographical Society & National Library of Scotland, 2012. 8vo, (240x160mm), xii,240p. An excellent copy in original decorated hardback boards. (NEW BOOK) This work is intended to describe two related forms of book lending organizations - circulating and subscription libraries - which were widespread for much of the second half of the eighteenth and most of the nineteenth centuries when the printed words was a primary form of communication for transmitting knowledge, whether scientific or cultural. The desire for reading is found equally among the Leadhills miners of the 1740s, the clergy and gentry of the Borders in the 1750s, and the Glasgow weavers of the 1790s; the desire to read spread through all classes. Even so, the middle classes often regarded working class libraries with suspicion because they were perceived as spreading revolutionary ideas. £35.00

13264 MARTIN, Randall (Editor). WOMEN AND MURDER IN EARLY MODERN NEWS PAMPHLETS AND BROADSIDE BALLADS 1573-1697. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 4to. 600p. A fine copy in original hardback. As voyeristic and prurient as today's tabloid newspapers, early modern crime pamphlets and broadside ballads about women murderers tell of furtive love affairs and domestic poisonings, of battered wives who kill their abusive hsubands, and of troubled mothers who murder their children. On first acquaintance, many pamphlets leave an impressions of shallow sensationalism yoked to idealised repentance, and for that reason modern critics and historians have often discounted their importance as culturally significant artifacts. This volume presents a selection of over forty texts and is intended to encourage a reconsideration of these views. £105.00

20406 McGUINNE, Dermot. IRISH TYPE DESIGN. A history of printing types in the Irish chacter. Second edition with a foreword by Hendrick D.L. Vervliet. Dublin: National Print Museum, 2010. Sm.4to, (252x195mm), xiv,219p. 143illustrations. An excellent copy in original green hardback boards, gilt lettered on the backstrip, dustjacket. A new edition of the most authoritative work on the design, development and history of Irish type faces. The designing of special type for printing Irish language texts began in the late sixteenth century and lasted into our own day, attracting the attention of many leading political and religious figures - Elizabeth I, Irish Franciscans in exile on the continent; even at one point, Napolean - and scholars such as John O'Donovan, Eugene Curry, George Petrie and John Henry Newman. Latterly, internationally renowned designers - Stanley Morison, Victor Hammer and Eric Gill - made significant contributions to Irish type design. This new edition includes reference to a number of recently uncovered new items including a printed sample of the Louvain A type, the Rome Irish type and a hitherto overlooked type used exclusively for printing Irish music lyrics. £35.00

297 McGURK, Patrick (Editor). GOSPEL BOOKS AND EARLY LATIN MANUSCRIPTS. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 8vo, (224x150mm), 358p. 39 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback. (NEW BOOK) Gospel books are the most numerous and important of surviving early medieval Latin manuscripts, and these essays represent stages in an examination of their structure, arrangement, contents, and texts. New details and aspects of the books, links between Gospel texts of different regions and scriptoria, and much new information has been uncovered, starting with the preliminary survey of 1949, and including now classic studies of the Irish pocket Gospel book, and of the Book of Kells. The chronological scope also includes Anglo-Saxon Gospels of the 10th and 11th centuries, and the only survey of these books, hitherto accessible in an expensive facsimile edition, is made available here. The subject matter of these essays has been widened by including a preliminary examination of citation marks in early Latin manuscripts, and a review of the oldest Biblical manuscripts. Contents: The Irish pocket Gospel book; The Gospel book in Celtic lands before A.D.850: contents and arrangement; The canon tables in the Book of Lindisfarne and in the Codex Fuldensis of St Victor of Capua; Two notes on the Book of Kells and its relation to other insular Gospel books; Citation marks in early Latin manuscripts; Introduction to Latin Gospel books from A.D. 400 to A.D. 800; An Anglo-Saxon Bible fragment of the late 8th century, Royal 1.E.VI; The Ghent Livinus Gospels and the scriptorium of St Amand; An edition of the abbreviated and selective set of Hebrew names found in the Book of Kells; Des receuils d'interprétations de noms Hébreux; The disposition of numbers in Latin Eusebian canon tables; The oldest manuscripts of the Latin Bible; Theodore’s Bible: the Gospels; Text from The York Gospels; The Anglo-Saxon Gospel books of Judith, Countess of Flanders: their text, make-up and function; Supplementary bibliography; Index of manuscripts; Index of subjects, people and places. £90.00

18703 McKAY Barry, & Vivien McKAY. APPLEBY-IN-WESTMORLAND AN HISTORIC TOWN GUIDE. With Illustrations by Fenton MacRae and Jack Marshall, and from other sources. Third edition, Appleby-in-Westmorland: Barry McKay Rare Books & Appleby Record Society, 2011. Narrow 8vo, (210x112mm), 48p. Map & 39 line illustrations. A fine copy in original wrappers. (NEW BOOK) A guided tour though the historic attractions of the county town of Westmorland, full of fascinating snippets from the town's history including Lady Anne Clifford, John Wesley (who did not preach under a tree which isn't there) the last public execution in Westmorland, and a postman who made 'May Goslings' of half the population. As M.R. James said, albeit of a somewhat loftier tome, 'I can hardly believe any Christian home would wish to be without a copy.' £3.50

13969 McKENZIE, Donald & Maureen BELL (Editors). A CHRONOLOGY AND CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE LONDON BOOK TRADE 1641-1700. Volume 1: 1641-1670. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Roy.8vo, (240x160mm), xviii,643p. Original cloth. (NEW BOOK) The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 presents abstracts of documents relating to the book trade and book production between 1641 and 1700. It brings together in one sequence edited abstracts of entries referring to named books, printers, and booksellers selected from the manuscripts of the Stationers' Company Court Books; all references to printing, publishing, bookselling, and the book trade occurring in major historical printed sources (Calendar of State Papers Domestic; the Journals of the Houses of Lords and Commons; Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts) ; and entries for contemporary pamphlets. The labour records of the printing and bookselling trades probably represent the fullest account of any work force in early modern England and the printed products of the trade survive in such great numbers that they enable us to examine them for evidence not only of who made and sold them but also of how they were made. These volumes constitute a reference work of importance not only for literature specialists, bibliographers, and historians of book production but also for economic, social, and political historians. Not only do they bring together records from a variety of separate printed sources, thereby making explicit their interconnections, but also they make accessible some less well-known manuscript sources, notably from the Stationers' Company archives. Most importantly the Chronology and Calendar extends the earlier work of Arber, Greg, and Jackson on the earlier seventeenth century. As a chronological sequence the volumes meet the need for a preliminary narrative history of the trade in the later seventeenth century; and the provision of title, name, and topic indexes renders this an indispensable reference tool for research into the social, political, and economic contexts of the book trade, its personnel, and its printed output. £152.00

13970 McKENZIE, Donald & Maureen BELL (Editors). A CHRONOLOGY AND CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE LONDON BOOK TRADE 1641-1700. Volume 2: 1671-1685 Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Roy.8vo, (240x160mm), viii,458p.Original cloth. (NEW BOOK) The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 presents abstracts of documents relating to the book trade and book production between 1641 and 1700. It brings together in one sequence edited abstracts of entries referring to named books, printers, and booksellers selected from the manuscripts of the Stationers' Company Court Books; all references to printing, publishing, bookselling, and the book trade occurring in major historical printed sources (Calendar of State Papers Domestic; the Journals of the Houses of Lords and Commons; Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts) ; and entries for contemporary pamphlets. The labour records of the printing and bookselling trades probably represent the fullest account of any work force in early modern England and the printed products of the trade survive in such great numbers that they enable us to examine them for evidence not only of who made and sold them but also of how they were made. These volumes constitute a reference work of importance not only for literature specialists, bibliographers, and historians of book production but also for economic, social, and political historians. Not only do they bring together records from a variety of separate printed sources, thereby making explicit their interconnections, but also they make accessible some less well-known manuscript sources, notably from the Stationers' Company archives. Most importantly the Chronology and Calendar extends the earlier work of Arber, Greg, and Jackson on the earlier seventeenth century. As a chronological sequence the volumes meet the need for a preliminary narrative history of the trade in the later seventeenth century; and the provision of title, name, and topic indexes renders this an indispensable reference tool for research into the social, political, and economic contexts of the book trade, its personnel, and its printed output. £152.00

13971 McKENZIE, Donald & Maureen BELL (Editors). A CHRONOLOGY AND CALENDAR OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE LONDON BOOK TRADE 1641-1700. Volume 3: 1686-1700 & Indexes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Roy.8vo, (240x160mm), viii,468p. Original cloth. (NEW BOOK) The Chronology and Calendar of Documents relating to the London Book Trade 1641-1700 presents abstracts of documents relating to the book trade and book production between 1641 and 1700. It brings together in one sequence edited abstracts of entries referring to named books, printers, and booksellers selected from the manuscripts of the Stationers' Company Court Books; all references to printing, publishing, bookselling, and the book trade occurring in major historical printed sources (Calendar of State Papers Domestic; the Journals of the Houses of Lords and Commons; Reports of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts) ; and entries for contemporary pamphlets. The labour records of the printing and bookselling trades probably represent the fullest account of any work force in early modern England and the printed products of the trade survive in such great numbers that they enable us to examine them for evidence not only of who made and sold them but also of how they were made. These volumes constitute a reference work of importance not only for literature specialists, bibliographers, and historians of book production but also for economic, social, and political historians. Not only do they bring together records from a variety of separate printed sources, thereby making explicit their interconnections, but also they make accessible some less well-known manuscript sources, notably from the Stationers' Company archives. Most importantly the Chronology and Calendar extends the earlier work of Arber, Greg, and Jackson on the earlier seventeenth century. As a chronological sequence the volumes meet the need for a preliminary narrative history of the trade in the later seventeenth century; and the provision of title, name, and topic indexes renders this an indispensable reference tool for research into the social, political, and economic contexts of the book trade, its personnel, and its printed output. £152.00

19179 McKITTERICK, David (Editor). CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN BRITAIN. Volume 6: 1830–1914 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Roy.8vo, (228x152mm), 826p. 23 monochrome illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) The years 1830–1914 witnessed a revolution in the manufacture and use of books as great as that in the fifteenth century. Using new technology in printing, paper-making and binding, publishers worked with authors and illustrators to meet ever-growing and more varied demands from a population seeking books at all price levels. The essays by leading book historians in this volume show how books became cheap, how publishers used the magazine and newspaper markets to extend their influence, and how book ownership became universal for the first time. The fullest account ever published of the nineteenth-century revolution in printing, publishing and bookselling, this volume brings the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain up to a point when the world of books took on a recognisably modern form. £121.00

12723 McKITTERICK, David. A HISTORY OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS. 3 volumes. (1) Printing and the book trade in Cambridge 1534-1698; (2) Scholarship and commerce 1698-1872; (3) New worlds for learning 1873-1972. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992-2004. Roy.8vo, (247x174mm), 524; 535;  536p. 105 plates. Original cloth, dustjacket (NEW BOOK). A magisterial, three-volume history of Cambridge University Press, the oldest publisher in the world, from its foundation in 1534 until 1972. This is a definitive history of Cambridge University Press, the oldest press in the world. The origins of the modern University Press sprang from the charter granted to the University by Henry VIII in 1534, to provide for printers who would be able to work outside London and serve the University, and these volumes chart the history of the Press from 1534 to 1972. Volume I sets the early history of the Press in the context of authors, University authorities, and readers, and the wider issues of the book trade in Britain and overseas. Volume II deals with a period of fundamental changes in printing, publishing, and bookselling from 1698–1872 examining how the forces of commerce collided with the hopes or demands of scholarship and education. The final volume examines the ways in which the Press established itself as an international organisation with authors and customers across the world. The 3 volumes also available individually at £100 each. £299.00

1157 MITCHELL, John. AN INTRODUCTION TO GOLD FINISHING. New revised edition, Billinghurst: Standing Press, 2005. 4to, (275x190mm), 102p. 105 illustrations. A fine copy in original illustrated paperback. A revised reprint of this extremely detailed and well-illustrated step-by-step guide from basic book gilding techniques to the completion of a full-gilt back, it has been reset with some corrections and a little added wisdom plus a little 'easing' of some of the explanations. Chapters include: preparations for gold tooling, marking up, tooling through a template, adhesives for gold finishing, tooling with gold leaf, cleaning off the gold, function and use of finishing tools, &c. £40.00

15557 MONTEYNE, Joseph. THE PRINTED IMAGE IN EARLY MODERN LONDON. Urban space, visual representation, and social exchange. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007 8vo, (234x156mm), 203p. 83 illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK) The study differs from all other books on early modern British print culture in that it seeks out printed forms that were active in shaping and negotiating the urban milieu: prints that troubled categories of high and low culture, images that emerged when the political became infused with the creative, as well as prints that bear traces of the roles they performed and the ways they were used in the city. It is distinguished by its close and sustained readings of individual prints, from the likes of such artists as Wenceslaus Hollar, Francis Barlow, and William Faithorne; and this visual analysis is complemented with a thorough examination of the dynamics of print production as a commercial exchange that takes place within a wider set of exchanges (of goods, people, ideas and money) across the city and the nation. £75.00

19107 OULD Martyn. PRINTING AT THE DANIEL PRESS. Bath: Old School Press, 2009. 95 copies, sm.4to, 32p with 12p of photographs. Original quarter cloth, blue paper sides. (NEW BOOK) Authors' drafts are prized for the insights they offer scholars into the workings of the writer: the development and refinement of a text, the way that corrections and changes were made, and the degree of change made before the final version was reached. But we rarely have a chance to see that process in operation in the work of printers of the past. So it was with some excitement that in 2008, during their researches for The Daniel Press in Frome, David Chambers and Martyn Ould were presented with a paper bag full of pieces of mostly aged newsprint: fifty-two proofs and rejected sheets from the Daniel Press that had come down through the family. On inspection they proved to date from between 1883 and 1897, complete with the Reverend Henry Daniel's pencil corrections. How this gathering of wastepaper-bin contents came to survive is a mystery, but the author was unable to able to resist examining them in detail and making some observations about the printing practices of that authentic and original amateur private press printer. Comparison of the proof sheets with the books as finally issued tells us quite a lot about what he spotted and what he did not! Through these items we see Henry Daniel, working at his Albion at Worcester House in Oxford, setting up perhaps four or eight pages in his forme, pulling a proof, and marking the necessary corrections; in some cases we have a sequence of proofs of the same page showing us the changes he made. In one instance we also have a sequence of proofs for a title page, revealing the changes he made to the design, wording, and typography. Daniel was not a great technical printer but his work is now much collected for its charm, and, in particular, for his use of the ‘Fell types’ and early printing ornaments which he had acquired from Horace Hart at Oxford University Press. £84.00
11130 PALMER, Rodney & Thomas FRANGENBERG (Editors). THE RISE OF IMAGE. Essays in the history of the illustrated art book. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003 8vo, (234x156mm), 290p. 78 illustrations. Original hardback. (NEW BOOK) The Rise of the Image reveals how illustrations have come to play a primary part in books on art and architecture. Italian Renaissance art is the main focus for this anthology of essays which analyse key episodes in the history of illustration from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The authors raise new issues about the imagery in books on the visual arts by Leonardo da Vinci, Giorgio Vasari, Sebastiano Serlio, Andrea Palladio, Girolamo Teti and Andrea Pozzo. The concluding essays evaluate the roles of reproductive media, including photography, in Victorian and twentieth-century art books. Throughout, images in books are considered as vehicles for ideas rather than as transparent, passive visual forms, dependent on their accompanying texts. Thus The Rise of the Image enriches our understanding of the role of prints in books on art. Contains: Rodney Palmer 17th-century illustrations for the chapters on motion in Leonardo's Trattati, Juliana Barone `The outer man tends to be a guide to the inner': the woodcut portraits in Vasari's Lives as parallel texts, Sharon Gregory `Of little or even no importance to the architect': on absent ideals in Serlio's drawings in the sixth book on domestic architecture, Vaughan Hart `Brevity without obscurity': text and image in the architectural treatises of Daniele Barbara and Andrea Palladio, Robert Tavernor `The beauty and majesty of images': Pietro de Cortona's Barberini ceiling in Teti's Aedea Barberinae, Thomas Frangenberg `All is very plain, upon inspection of the figure': the visual method of Andrea Pozzo's Perspectiva pictorum et architectorum, Rodney Palmer, Photography in 19th-century art publications, Anthony Hamber `Still a makeshft'?: changing representations of the Renaissance in 10th-century art books. £70.00

7024 PEARSON, David. OXFORD BOOKBINDING 1500-1640. Including a Supplement of Neil Ker's Fragments of Medieval Manuscripts Used as Pastedowns in Oxford Bindings. Oxford: Oxford Bibliographical Society, 2000. Sm.4to (244x185mm), xii,226p. 293 illustrations including reproductions of rubbings of individual rolls, corner ornaments, centre pieces, &c. Original quarter linen. (NEW BOOK) An excellent and detailed study of an important period of English binding which includes biographical notes on the binders, the lengthy supplement to Ker's 'Fragments', and Graham Pollard's lecture John Dorne as an Oxford Bookbinder, delivered to the Bibliographical Society in 1976, here published for the first time. £60.00

11987 PERKIN, Michael. A DIRECTORY OF THE PAROCHIAL LIBRARIES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND THE CHURCH IN WALES. First Edited by Neil Ker, a revised edition. London: Bibliographical Society, 2004. Roy.8vo, (252x170mm), 490p. 42 illustrations. Original cloth. (NEW BOOK) This thoroughly revised edition of Neil Ker's seminal study of the the Parochial Libraries of England and Wales is arranged under libraries with a supporting index and is preceded by an excellent essay on the growth and importance of these libraries. £77.00

13022 PETERS, Kate. PRINT CULTURE AND THE EARLY QUAKERS. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 8vo, (228x152mm), 296p. 15 plates. Original cloth (NEW BOOK). The early Quaker movement waas remarkable for its prolific use of the printing press. Carefull orchestrated by a handful of men and women who were the movements leaders, printed tracts were an integral feature of the rapid spread of Quaker ideas in the 1650s. Drawing on very rich documentart evidence this book examines how and why Quakers were able to make such effective use of print. £69.00
2461 PFAFF, Richard W. LITURGICAL CALENDARS, SAINTS, AND SERVICES IN MEDIAEVAL ENGLAND. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 8vo, (224x150mm), xii,268p. 5 illustrations. Original cloth. (NEW BOOK) This book includes four hitherto unpublished papers together with a substantial introductory historiographical and bibliographical overview. Many of the studies concern the liturgical views of figures like Lanfranc, St Hugh of Lincoln, and William of Malmesbury (an edition of William’s Abbreviatio Amalarii is included) and the ways Thomas Becket and the Venerable Bede were viewed liturgically. Others reveal the achievement of an 11th-century Canterbury scribe, lay out a hagiographical puzzle as to the saints venerated on the 19th January, ask why calendars come to be attached to psalters, demonstrate that monks at Canterbury Cathedral were still reading Old English homilies in the 1180s, and present a fascinating, previously misunderstood, psalter owned by bishop Ralph Baldock, c.1300. Two final papers deal with ‘Sarum’ services in late medieval parish churches and with the devotional practice called St Gregory’s Trental. Contains: The Study of Medieval Liturgy; Eadui Basan, Scriptorum Princeps?; Lanfranc's Supposed Purge of the Anglo-Saxon Calendar; The Hagiographical Peculiarity of Martha's Companion(s); The 'Abbreviatio Amalarii' of William of Malmesbury (2 Parts: Commentary & Text); Why do Medieval Psalters have Calendars?; Some Anglo-Saxon Sources for the 'Theological Windows' at Canterbury Cathedral; Martyrological Notices for Thomas Becket; St Hugh as a Liturgical Person;  Bede Among the Fathers? the Evidence from Liturgical Commemoration; Bishop Baldock's Book, St Paul's Cathedral, and the Use of Sarum; Prescription and Reality in the Rubrics of Sarum Rite Service Books; and The English Devotion of St Gregory's Trental. £85.00

13023 RAYMOND, Joad. PAMPHLETS AND PAMPLETEERING IN EARLY MODERN BRITAIN. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. 8vo, (228x152mm), 426p. 41 illustrations. Original cloth (NEWBOOK). By the end of the seventeenth century the most effective means of persuasion and communication was the pamphlet, which created influential moral and political communities of readers, and thus formed a 'public sphere' of popular, political opinion. This book is a unique history of the printed pamphlet in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Britain and traces its rise as an imaginative and often eloquent literary form. Using a long-term perspective and a broad range of historical, bibliographical and textual evidence, the book sketches a complex definition of a 'pamphlet', showing the coherence of the literary form, the diversity of genres and imaginative devices employed by pamphleteers; and it explores readers' relationship with pamphlets and how both influenced politics. Individual chapters examine topics such as Elizabethan religious controversy, the book trade, the distribution of books and pamphlets, pamphleteering in the English Civil War, women and gender, and print in the Restoration. £84.00

13975 REDFORD, Bruce. DESIGNING THE LIFE OF JOHNSON. The Lyell Lectures in Bibliography, 2001-2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 8vo, (215x138mm), xvi,181p. 9 plates. Original paperback. (NEW BOOK) By decoding the manuscript of Boswell's Life of Johnson, this innovative study reveals the methods and the models that shaped his monumental portrait. The result is a more subtle, more vital assessment of Boswell the designer – and an enhanced awareness of biography's power to make life into art. £31.00

20005 REED, Mark L. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. 2 Volumes, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013 8vo, (228x152mm), 1,200p, 23 illustrations. Hardback (NEW BOOK) The publishing history of William Wordsworth's writings is complex and often obscure. These two volumes set out, for the first time, a comprehensive, detailed bibliographic description of every edition of Wordsworth's writings up to 1930. The great variety of forms in which readers encountered both authorized and unauthorized texts by Wordsworth is revealed, not only as produced during his lifetime but also during the years of his largest sales, popularity and influence, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The bibliography provides new information about hundreds of printings and their internal and external designs, processes of production, sales, contents and variant texts and illustrations. More than a record of the transmission and reception of Wordsworth and his writings, it offers invaluable new data for the study of British publishing history and the reception and readership of British Romantic literature. £180.00

3245 SMEIJERS, Fred. COUNTERPUNCH. Making type in the Sixteenth century, designing typefaces now. Second edition, London: Hyphen Press, [2009?] 8vo, (220x145mm), 200p. illustrated. A fine copy in original jacketed paperback. (NEW BOOK) Counterpunch is packed with ideas. It is both an investigation into the technics of making metal type by hand, and a consideration of present questions in type design. The discussion takes in the fundamentals of designing and making letters, so that the book can be read as a guide to type and font construction in any medium. Lively, pointed drawings and photographs complement an equally fresh text. This second edition is set in a new typeface by Smeijers. £30.00

19726 STIJNMAN, Ad. ENGRAVING AND ETCHING 1400-2000. A history of the development of manual intaglio printmaking processes Houten: Hes & De Graaf, 2012. 4to, (297x210mm), 672p 220 colour & 83 monochrome illustrations. Hardback. (NEW BOOK) This book surveys the history of the techniques of engraving, etching and plate printing – i.e. that of manual intaglio printmaking processes – from its beginning in the 1430s until today. These developments are observed in the light of the coherence between the technique of the intaglio print (i.e. its materials and methods of production); the ‘style’ or outward appearance of the print; the creator of the print; and the fashion typical of a particular social group, place and time. Economic, educational and social aspects are discussed, as well as the dissemination of the trade of intaglio printmaking world-wide. The author shows how intaglio printmaking developed steadily from the mid-fifteenth century, with the invention of the roller press and the etching of printing plates. By 1525 intaglio printmaking techniques could be said to have reached maturity and spread east and west following the European trade routes and colonisation. Further developments in plate-making were caused by a series of inventions and re-inventions. After the abolition of the guilds on the European continent around 1800, and the introduction of photography and the expansion of the graphic industry, the engraving of images became a mere mechanical procedure. The handcrafted print made way for the large-scale mechanised graphic industry which emerged in the middle of the nineteenth century. Consequently artist-etchers withdrew to an elite position to concentrate on the manual aspects of printmaking, which is the situation today. This comprehensively illustrated study is the first of its kind to cover all elements of the trade of engraving and etching throughout six centuries. Based on an exhaustive number of primary sources it will be an essential resource for collectors, curators, conservators, printmakers and students of technical art history. A detailed list of the contents is available upon request. £120.00

18528 SUAREZ, Michael & Michael TURNER (Editors). CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN BRITAIN. Volume 5: 1696-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. Roy.8vo, (228x152mm), 1,094p. 53 monochrome illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket (NEW BOOK) This volume covers the history of printing and publishing from the lapse of government licensing of printed works in 1695 to the development of publishing as a specialist commercial undertaking and the industrialization of book production around 1830. During this period, literacy rose and the world of print became an integral part of everyday life, a phenomenon that had profound effects on politics and commerce, on literature and cultural identity, on education and the dissemination of practical knowledge. Written by a distinguished international team of experts, this study examines print culture from all angles: readers and authors, publishers and booksellers; books, newspapers and periodicals; social places and networks for reading; new genres (children's books, the novel); the growth of specialist markets; and British book exports, especially to the colonies. Interdisciplinary in its perspective, this book will be an important scholarly resource for many years to come. £153.00

18051 SUAREZ, Michael F. & W.R. WOUDHUYSEN [General Editors]. THE OXFORD COMPANION TO THE BOOK. 2 Volumes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Sm.4to, (276x200mm), 1,184p. 200 illustrations. Original cloth, dustjacket. (NEW BOOK A ground-breaking 2-volume reference work on all aspects of the book from ancient times to the present day Includes bibliography, palaeography, the history of printing, editorial theory and practice, textual criticism, book collecting, libraries, the history of the book, and the electronic book. Covers the book around the world, including the Muslim world, Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Europe and North America. A unique combination of 48 essays followed by over 5,000 A-Z entries, fully cross-referenced to provide both depth of analysis and swift access to information. Written by over 400 of the world's best scholars in bibliography and book history. Supplementary material includes a thematic index of entries and a general index. £200.00

18040 WHITLEY, Kathleen P. THE GILDED PAGE. The history & technique of manuscript gilding. Second edition, London: British Library, 2010 8vo, (228x152mm), 238p. 56 colour & monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original paperback. (NEW BOOK) This new edition is due for publication in 2010. A well-researched work on the history and technique of manuscript gilding, with antiquarian recipes and techniques. £20.00

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