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Image for GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 18 1947 (Vol 3) .  In 3 Languages - French English and German

GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 18 1947 (Vol 3) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119725

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, and spine re-glued in parts but complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on SALVADOR DALI 1946 (4 pp) with 2 full page colour plates; Paul Rand; Orneore Metelli; Villemont; State and Industrial Design in Great Britain; Frankiszka Thermerson; In Praise of Fresco; New Swiss Posters; 3 Centuries of French Bookbinding; & Advertising Art in Post War Italy, etc. Pagination runs from previous ... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE - PICASSO Cover - International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 19 1947 (Vol 3) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119726

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Corners rubbed and lightly curled but overall pretty good. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on PICASSO - and his Latest LITHOGRAPHS; contemporary Italian Engravers; The first UNO Poster competition; Danish Poster Artists; JIRI TRNKA; Medieval French Tapestry; Joseph Binder; Leoncillo Leonardi; Alex Steinweiss; The Life and Death of Wax Works;... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 20 1947 (Vol 3) . Piero Fornasetti 'Sun' Cover. In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1947

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119728

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on Kitagawa Utamaro; PIERO FORNASETTI; Notes on a Pottery Exhibition; Ballet Designs in the USA; Paolo Garretto; Mogens Zieler; English Bookplates Today; Balzac, seen by 12 modern artists; American Primitive Painting; Painting Behind Glass; CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S CARDS; Paris Packs it's Preci... View more info

Image for GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 21 1948 (Vol 4) . Cover Art by Jean-Denis Malcles In 3 Languages - French English and German

GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 21 1948 (Vol 4) . Cover Art by Jean-Denis Malcles In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1948

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119729

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on William Blake. The visionary in book-Craft; The Book of the Marvels of the World. An Iranian Illuminated Manuscript of the XIII Century; The Art Directors Club of New York; Le Theatre de la Mode; Ballet; JEAN-DENIS MALCLES - and his enchanted world; Popular Graphic Art in Old Brittany; Frank... View more info

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GRAPHIS MAGAZINE International Journal of Graphic Art and Applied Art. No 22 1948 (Vol 4) . In 3 Languages - French English and German

By: Amstutz, Walter and Walter Herdeg. ( Editors ).

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Zurich,, Amstutz & Herdeg, Graphis Press,: 1948

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119730

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's decorated card covers. Covers a little dusty with age, corner creases, and spine re-glued in parts but near complete. Mainly b/w illustrations and advertisments throughout and a few colour plates. Articles in 3 Languages - French, English and German. Contents include Articles on Ben Shahn; AOA. American Overseas Airlines; Booksellers' Posters in the Romantic Era; WALTER TRIER. Some of his LILLIPUT Covers; The Early Pottery of ISLAM; Graphic Art on Old Mill Sacks; JOAN MIRO. A Surrealist Mural in an American Hotel; CALIXTE. Advertising and Elegance; Reflections on Or... View more info

The Story of the Willow Pattern Plate

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Alexander Moring Limited ( At the De La More Press ): (1922)

Edition: 1st Thus (Publisher)

Seller ID: 111293

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No Date, but Copac (National, Academic, and Specialist Library Catalogue) gives the date as 1922. Light brown paper covered boards with a pictorial paper label/onlay on the front cover with titling and a picture of the Willow Pattern Plate - all in blue/white - as is the Plate of course - and a circular onlay illustration of the plate on the rear cover. No dustjacket. The boards show slight signs of wear (a little tiny chipping to the head of the spine and a bump/indent to the top edge) but overall the boards are clean, unmarked and are VG. The paper label has a little light foxing. Plain Endp... View more info

The Library Assistant. a Partial ‘run’ of Bound Volumes from Volume.3 (III) October 1901 to Volume LXIV ( 64) 1971 - Lacks Nos Volumes 1,2, - o/w Complete from 1901 - 1971. The Official Journal of the Association of Assistant Librarians

By: Anon (edited by F Seymour Smith - Etc Al)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, The Association of Assistant Librarians: 1901-1971

Edition: 1st Editions

Seller ID: 47773

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


62 Volumes complete running from 1901-1971. All 8vo (except the last 3 Volumes - 62/63/64, which are near 4to size) , but with varying widths, the earlier ones are ‘fatter’! All uniformly bound in Dark Bluish/Black Half Leather/blue cloth with bright gilt lettering/titling to the spine. Volumes 7 and 8-9 have quite a lot of rubbing/chafing to the spine, with one spine re-glued - all the rest are near VG. An Ex- REFERENCE library label (each with a 'Discard' stamp) on the front pastedown of all 62 vols, but o/w with minimal internal markings/stamps. Full of interesting social ‘source’ m... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers reprinted from the "Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society", Vols IX-XII. Includes papers on "The Reb... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former owners on the plain white front free endpaper. (10) + 64pp. Black/white frontispiece (A Recantation - in Welsh - 1849) , and... View more info

Caxton: England's First Publisher .

By: Blake N. F.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Osprey Publishing Ltd: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111834

ISBN: 085045106X

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Yellow/Grey Cloth, with printed bright Red blocking and Bright Gold Titling to the spine, with cream laid endpapers, in three colour, typographic jacket. A little light creasing to the top/rear of the dustjacket, but NO Inscriptions or marks. (xi) + 220 pp. Black and White Frontispiece (a page of the First English Printed book) and illustrated throughout in b/w. With bibliography and index. An Excellent Near 'AS New' copy, Looks Unread/untouched. This is a general biography of Caxton but it also describes fully the technical aspects of the production of his books, paper, watermarks, woodcuts, ... View more info

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Zhi Si Jing Quan Tu = Picture Story of Silk Cultivation. The Story of Silk. (Early 20th Chinese Concertina-Style 'fold-Out' Book with Wood Covers and Hand-Painted Illustrations)

By: Chinese - Youting Shi Hui

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Foochow, China, Youtingshi - Sold By Ling Yu Sing: 1916

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 114061

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No date, but this is an early 20th Century Chinese book with 12 hand-painted illustrations depicting the tale of the the cultivation of Silk, starting with Silkworm Eggs. The book has a 'fold-out accordion binding' which when folded out to the full extent, cover to cover, measures c. 3. 5 Metres (c. 11' 5" or c. 350cms) with a wood cover front and back. A Chinese "Foo" character is carved into front board and attractively infilled with a green chalky substance. See Images. The History of the cover design (The "Foo" (Fu) character = Happiness) is given in English on the firs... View more info

CAXTON: THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN

By: COLLINS MARIE

Price: £4.99

Publisher: London, SIDGWICK & JACKSON: 1988

Seller ID: 7965

ISBN: 0283994363

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


V GOOD D/W GOOD EXLIBRIS USUAL STAMPS MARKS & ATTACHMENTS SPINE OF D/W SUNNED; 7965; Ex-lib Usual Stamps and Marks View more info

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Printing Review. CORONATION NUMBER. Vol. 18, No. 62 1953 The Magazine of the British Printing Industry. (AF - LACKS a Portrait of Her Majesty)

By: Cousland C. W. (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Printing Review Limited: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119649

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


At Fault = LACKS a Portrait of Her Majesty. Black card covers, titled in white and gold. With the Royal Crest on the front cover. Some damage, with a little loss and repairs, to the spine o/w a Fine Copy. Internally Excellent with No Inscriptions or marks. A Special Coronation Number - with - (xvi - Adverts) + 44 pages + Mint colour and b/w inserts and paper samples, etc, + 10 adverts at the end. Contents include : - The Royal Family and the Printing Industry; Printing the Coronation Stamps; Printing for Royal Occasions; Specimen Pages from the Bible and the order of Service printed by the Oxf... View more info

Donald Cowie. Representative Lyrics of Donald Cowie in the Modern Poets from the Tantivy Press, Malvern

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: 1946

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 111827

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Small oblong booklet. Spine splitting a little. Staples rusting. Orange and white banded paper covers, with inner flaps. Slightly grubby. Rear cover has small tear (with 0.5 cm loss) near the spine. 30 pp. Contents = Ode to the West Wind, (1 & 2) , Sonnet 1, Blind Man's Song, No Progress? , Ode to a Wildbird. Internally Clean and Bright. Overall Good Plus. ; Modern Poets - One; Vol. 1; Oblong 64mo 3" - 4½" tall View more info

Nonsense Verses " The Junior Best-Seller "

By: Cowie, Donald

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Malvern, Tantivy Press: (1940s)

Edition: Second Large Edition

Seller ID: 111828

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


No date, circa ? 1946+ as on the rear flap it says = "To the Children : Donald Cowie is the first young poet to make a name for himself since the war...." . Stated "A little classic from the Tantivy Press". With the original illustrations by the Author in b/w. Blue and white banded outer paper cover, with inner flaps, which is torn and chipped, with archive taped repaired tears to the inside, marked and scruffy, but 99% complete. Rusty staples. On the front flap it states - 'Second Large Edition on Cartridge paper. 32 pp, at the special price of 9d, net.' ; Oblong 48mo 3½"... View more info

The Changing Year: A Miniature Anthology of the Four Seasons - The ' Lute Lyre and Lotus ' Series of Minithologies

By: Crombie Max ( Designed and Edited)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9198

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 26. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Some light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and rusty staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'Four Seasons'. At the time of listing I also have No. 8 In this most attractive series - 'The Chaffinch on the Bough. A Miniature Anthology in praise of The English Scene'. - Please enquire if interested in both. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

The Chaffinch on the Bough: A Miniature Anthology in Praise of the English Scene - ' Lute Lyre & Lotus ' Minithology Series

By: Crombie Max (Designed and Edited by)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Northwood,, Knights Press Ltd: (1940s)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 9197

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The Lute, Lyre and Lotus Minithologies, No 8. NO Date but c. 1942. Decorated Card covers. Small amount of light shelfwear - foxing/'rubbing' to edges/corners, rear cover, and some tiny spots of rust to spine by the staples, o/w Very Good. Internally NO Inscriptions or Marks. 24 pp. Printed on glossy paper in b/w. With delightful b/w illustrations by Gerald Gardiner. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry on the 'English Scene'. At the time of listing I also have No. 26 in this most attractive series - 'The Changing Scene. A Miniature Anthology of The Four Seasons'. - Please enquire if interested in ... View more info

Machine Printing

By: Durrant, W.R. & etc.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Focal Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 47883

ISBN: 0240508211

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Dark Greenboards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket. Ex- Reference Library with minimal library markings. (ix) + 245 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall despite its status as an Ex-Lib copy this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Library of Printing Technology; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages View more info

The Plays of Euripides. Volume One ONLY. Hippolytus; the Bacchae; the Trojan Women; Electra.

By: Euripides (translated Into English Rhyming Verse by Gilbert Murray)

Price: £145.00

Publisher: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, The Gregynog Press: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition Thus (Gregynog Press)

Seller ID: 109660

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Limited Edition, - this being No. 346 of 500 copies. Crimson red cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine, with a design in gilt on the front board. Bevelled edges. The cloth is slightly rubbed and a little creased, the head/tail of the spine and the corners are 'bumped' and there is some staining which has darkened the cloth in patches. One small half inch-ish patch to the top front edge has rubbed through to the boards but Overall the covers are sound and Good plus to Near VG. The page fore-edges, which are rough cut, are a little browned/foxed. All hinges secure. Some browning to the end... View more info

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The Mortal Light

By: Garrett, Elizabeth

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Hitchin, Herts, UK, The Mandeville Press: 1990

Edition: FIRST Limited Edition

Seller ID: 114922

ISBN: 1870410173

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


FINE periwinkle-blue card covers. Sewn wrappers. Condition: Near As New. First Edition. One of a Limited Edition of 250 copies ONLY. An un-signed copy (the first 60 were signed). Corners gently bumped - NO damage - just slight storage wear. Internally As New with NO Inscriptions or Marks. Frontispiece by Giles Scupham 20pp. Mandeville Publicity slip loosely inserted. The Author's first collection for this Private Press which precedes her Bloodaxe book - 'The Rule of Three'. Private Press. See Images. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 20 pages View more info