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BAYLISS, F.C. (Francis Charles), 1876-1938 : THE MASTER SALESMAN : BEING A HANDBOOK OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE USE AND TRAINING OF SALESMEN.

BAYLISS, F.C. (Francis Charles), 1876-1938 : THE MASTER SALESMAN : BEING A HANDBOOK OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION FOR THE USE AND TRAINING OF SALESMEN.

London : W. H. Smith & Son, [1915]. First edition. The W. H. Smith house manual for staff training (not regularly published) – giving an impressive overview of the history of books; the manufacture of paper; a glossary of paper terms and sizes; letterpress printing; the history of book illustration; methods of printing illustrations; ex libris or bookplates; bookbinding (a section on which the author was advised by Douglas Cockerell); leather and book cloths; stationery; account books, etc. The author was in charge of the company’s building and shop-fitting department. The handbook would appear no longer to be used by the company.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xviii),(416)pp. Illustrations. Original buckram; a little bruised; front endpaper slightly cracked, but a nice copy of a most attractive and useful production. Dated 1933 gift inscription to A. L. Wilson.

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BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL WAY.

BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL WAY.

Lawrence : University of Kansas Libraries, 1959. First edition. The Bowers credo – “the intellectually bracing critical vigor” of properly applied and reasoning bibliography – with some sharp hits at some of the older literary critics and bibliographers. University of Kansas Publications, Library Series No. 7.
Medium 8vo (24cm). 34,[ii]pp. Original rose stapled wrappers, lettered in blue; staples a little rusted, a touch sunned and very lightly bruised, but a good copy.

£15

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BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM.

BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : BIBLIOGRAPHY AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM.

London : Oxford University Press, 1964. First edition. The Lyell Lectures 1959 – six lectures: Analytical and Textual Bibliography; the Treatment of Evidence; The Interpretation of Evidence: (A) The Demonstrable and Probable; (B) The Probable; (C) The Possible; and The Copy for the Folio Othello.
Demy 8vo (23cm). xii,(208)pp. Original blue cloth, ruled, blocked and lettered in gilt; ragged edge (a production flaw) to first leaf of foreword, but otherwise a very good, bright and sound copy in a lightly marked and sunned dust-jacket.

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BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : ESSAYS IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, TEXT, AND EDITING.

BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : ESSAYS IN BIBLIOGRAPHY, TEXT, AND EDITING.

Charlottesville : for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, (1975). First edition. The major Bowers essays reproduced in a convenient and accessible form, with a checklist of his writings 1936-1976. Introduction by Irby B. Cauthen.
Medium 8vo (25cm). viii,(550),[ii]pp. Original cloth; a little faded; some flecking and spotting to spine; some spotting to top edge, but a sound and serviceable copy.

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BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : TEXTUAL & LITERARY CRITICISM.

BOWERS, Fredson (Fredson Thayer), 1905-1991 : TEXTUAL & LITERARY CRITICISM.

London : Cambridge University Press, 1959. First edition. The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography 1957-1958 – Textual Criticism and the Literary Critic; The Walt Whitman Manuscripts of Leaves of Grass (1860); The New Textual Criticism of Shakespeare; and Principle and Practice in the Editing of Early Dramatic Texts.
Post 8vo (21cm). [2],(x),186,[ii]pp. Original blue cloth; very good in a lightly used and price-clipped dust-jacket. With the pencilled contemporary ownership inscription of B. C. Bloomfield – Barry Cambray Bloomfield (1931-2002), bibliographer of Auden and Larkin, and former Director of Collection Development at the British Library.

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CHAMBERS, E.K. (Edmund Kerchever), 1866-1954 : THE HISTORY AND MOTIVES OF LITERARY FORGERIES : BEING THE CHANCELLOR’S ENGLISH ESSAY FOR 1891.

CHAMBERS, E.K. (Edmund Kerchever), 1866-1954 : THE HISTORY AND MOTIVES OF LITERARY FORGERIES : BEING THE CHANCELLOR’S ENGLISH ESSAY FOR 1891.

New York : Burt Franklin, (1970). A facsimile reprint of the original 1891 edition of this elegant monograph.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(38)pp. Original cloth; very good.

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GALLUP, Donald (Donald Clifford), 1913-2000 : ON CONTEMPORARY BIBLIOGRAPHY : WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO EZRA POUND.

GALLUP, Donald (Donald Clifford), 1913-2000 : ON CONTEMPORARY BIBLIOGRAPHY : WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO EZRA POUND.

Austin : Humanities Research Center, (1970). First edition : limited to 500 copies. A clear and interesting statement of the fundamental principles and purposes behind the compilation of the author bibliography – an activity that “can hardly be recommended as an occupation for completely sane persons”. Bibliographical Monograph Series No. 4.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(30)pp. Frontispiece portrait by Jean Cocteau. Original cloth (with the Cocteau portrait in blind on the upper cover); a very good copy. From the collection of the late B. C. Bloomfield, on a par with Gallup in the annals of twentieth century bibliography, for his bibliographies of both W. H. Auden and Philip Larkin.

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HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

HOFFMAN, Frederick J.; ALLEN, Charles & ULRICH, Carolyn F. : THE LITTLE MAGAZINE : A HISTORY AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY.

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1947. Second and best edition, incorporating corrections and additions to the original 1946 edition. A survey and bibliography of the early twentieth-century English-language literary magazines, with much on their editors, contributors and content.
Foolscap 4to (23cm). (xiv),450pp. Plates. Portraits. Facsimiles. Original cloth; very good in a worn and chipped dust-jacket.

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HOWARD-HILL, T.H. (Trevor Howard), 1933-2011 : BRITISH BOOK TRADE DISSERTATIONS TO 1980.

HOWARD-HILL, T.H. (Trevor Howard), 1933-2011 : BRITISH BOOK TRADE DISSERTATIONS TO 1980.

Signal Mountain : Summertown Texts, 1998. First edition. A classified and detailed listing of 1,478 dissertations, theses, honours papers, final year projects and other technically unpublished writings relating to the British book trade – with sections on bibliographers and editors, bibliography by period, by region, book production and distribution, libraries, bookselling, paper, watermarks, printing, illustration, presses, publishing, typography, forms, genres, subjects, newspapers, periodicals, authors and much else.
Medium 8vo (24cm). (xx),314,[ii]pp. Original cloth; very good.

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LIEBERT, Herman W. (Herman Wardwell), 1911-1994 : BIBLIOGRAPHY OLD & NEW.

LIEBERT, Herman W. (Herman Wardwell), 1911-1994 : BIBLIOGRAPHY OLD & NEW.

Austin : Humanities Research Center, (1974). First edition : limited to 1,000 copies. The third annual Lew David Feldman Lecture – on what bibliography should and should not be – “Let us admit at the outset that bibliography ranks well behind blondes, drunks, and mothers-in-law as a source of belly laughs ...”. Bibliographical Monograph Series No. 6.
Demy 8vo (23cm). [ii],(26),[ii],[2]pp. Frontispiece. Original cloth; faint spotting of edges, but a very good copy in the acetate dust-jacket.

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MADAN, Falconer (Francis Falconer), 1851-1935 – editor : THE LEWIS CARROLL CENTENARY IN LONDON : 1932.

MADAN, Falconer (Francis Falconer), 1851-1935 – editor : THE LEWIS CARROLL CENTENARY IN LONDON : 1932.

London : J. & E. Bumpus, 1932. First edition : limited to 400 numbered copies. “Including a catalogue of the exhibition, with notes; an essay on Dodgson’s illustrators by Harold Hartley; and additional literary pieces (chiefly unpublished). With six illustrations”. A charming catalogue of the centenary exhibition, describing over six-hundred Carroll related items and rarities, together with the Hartley essay, and also including a number of previously unpublished (or unpublished in book form) short pieces by Carroll – juvenilia, articles, acrostics, extracts from letters, etc.
Crown 8vo (20cm). (xx),(140)pp. Frontispiece and five plates. Original cloth; cloth a little bubbled; edges slightly spotted, but a very good, bright and clean copy, in a just slightly nicked and dulled dust-jacket.

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TANSELLE, G. Thomas (George Thomas), 1934- : TEXTUAL CRITICISM SINCE GREG : A CHRONICLE 1950-1985.

TANSELLE, G. Thomas (George Thomas), 1934- : TEXTUAL CRITICISM SINCE GREG : A CHRONICLE 1950-1985.

Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press for the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, (1987). First edition. Three essays from “Studies in Bibliography”, providing an overview of development (and not a little controversy) in the theory and practice of textual criticism.
Medium 8vo (23cm). (xii),154,[x]pp. Original wrappers; very good.

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TARG, William, 1907-1999 – editor : BIBLIOPHILE IN THE NURSERY : A BOOKMAN’S TREASURY OF COLLECTORS’ LORE ON OLD AND RARE CHILDREN’S BOOKS.

TARG, William, 1907-1999 – editor : BIBLIOPHILE IN THE NURSERY : A BOOKMAN’S TREASURY OF COLLECTORS’ LORE ON OLD AND RARE CHILDREN’S BOOKS.

Cleveland & New York : World Publishing Co., (1957). First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed, signed and dated (1957) by Bill Targ. Essays by Richard Altick, Jacob Blanck, Marchette Chute, F. J. Harvey Darton, August Derleth, Iona and Peter Opie, Ellery Queen, Vincent Starrett, and other cognoscenti on various aspects of children’s books and their collecting – “with emphasis on the great rarities, classics, and highspots”.
Medium 8vo (25cm). (508),[iv]pp. Plates. Facsimiles. Original cloth; very good in a sunned and lightly tanned, but otherwise good dust-jacket.

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