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My Life in Publishing (USED)

My Life in Publishing (1st edition)

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1st edition; small tear at head of dj; edges worn. G/G-

On Rereading (Used)

On Rereading (Used)

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After retiring from teaching literature, Patricia Meyer Spacks embarked on a year-long project of rereading dozens of novels: childhood favorites, young adult fiction, canonical works she didn't like, guilty pleasures. On Rereading records the surprising, fascinating results of her personal experiment and raises a number of intriguing questions.
Printing  Poetry:  A  Workbook  in  Typographic  Reification
Printing  Poetry:  A  Workbook  in  Typographic  Reification
Printing  Poetry:  A  Workbook  in  Typographic  Reification

Printing Poetry: A Workbook in Typographic Reification

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San Francisco: Scarab Press, 1980. Limited to 2000 copies; dust jacket in protective cover; spine toned; small tears at top edge and bottom front corner; blue cloth spine over illustrated paper boards; corners bumped; 1 folded page announcement for book laid in front; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/G

Reading Jackie : Her Autobiography in Books (USED)

Reading Jackie : Her Autobiography in Books (USED)

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print during the last two decades of her life as an editor at Viking and Doubleday. Based on archives and interviews with Jackie's authors, colleagues, and friends, "Reading Jackie" mines this significant period of her life to reveal both the serious and the mischievous woman underneath the glamorous public image.
Though Jackie had a reputation for avoiding publicity, she willingly courted controversy in her books. She was the first editor to commission a commercially-successful book telling the story of Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his female slave. Her publication of Gelsey Kirkland's attack on dance icon George Balanchine caused another storm. Jackie rarely spoke of her personal life, but many of her books ran parallel to, echoed, and emerged from her own experience. She was the editor behind bestsellers on the assassinations of Tsar Nicholas II and John Lennon, and in another book she paid tribute to the allure of Marilyn Monroe and Maria Callas. Her other projects take us into territory she knew well: journeys to Egypt and India, explorations of the mysteries of female beauty and media exploitation, into the minds of photographers, art historians, and the designers at Tiffany & Co.
Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of grace, but few knew her as the woman sitting on her office floor laying out illustrations, or flying to California to persuade Michael Jackson to write his autobiography. "Reading Jackie" provides a compelling behind-the-scenes look at Jackie at work: how she commissioned books and nurtured authors, as well as how she helped to shape stories that spoke to her strongly. Jackie is remembered today for her marriages to JFK and to Aristotle Onassis, but her real legacy is the books that reveal the tastes, recollections, and passions of an independent woman.

1st edition. VG/VG

Reflections  of  a  Book  Artist
Reflections  of  a  Book  Artist

Reflections of a Book Artist

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Jan Sobota (1939-2012) was a master bookbinder and book artist. This publication is part of a series of annual publications of NOBS, the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society.

Akron: Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, 1990. Introduction by Robert G. Cheshier. Signed limited edition, no. 138 of 150 copies. String bound; edges lightly toned. VG

Rosenbach: A Biography (USED)
Rosenbach: A Biography (USED)
Rosenbach: A Biography (USED)
Rosenbach: A Biography (USED)
Rosenbach: A Biography (USED)

Rosenbach: A Biography

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Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach (July 22, 1876 – July 1, 1952) was an American collector, scholar, and seller of rare books and manuscripts. In London, where he frequently attended the auctions at Sotheby's, he was known as "The Terror of the Auction Room." In Paris, he was called “Le Napoléon des Livres”, which translates to “The Napoleon of Books." Many others referred to him as “Dr. R.”, a “Robber Baron” and “the Greatest Bookdealer in the World”. [Wikipedia]

Rosenbach is credited with popularizing the collecting of American literature at a time when only European literature was considered collectible. He also advanced the idea of book collecting as a means of investment and published several articles and books to increase interest in rare books and manuscripts. [Wikipedia]

This comprehensive biography, published in 1960 by World Publishing Company in Cleveland, is a must for anyone interested in rare books and book collecting. Edition limited to 250 copies, of which this is number 223; signed by authors, Edwin Wolf 2nd, and John F. Fleming. Gray slipcase; black cloth spine over dark red cloth with gilt lettering; binding tight; text pristine. VG/VG

The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy
The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy
The  First  Ten:  A  Penmaen  Bibliography  Compiled  and  Edited  by  Michael  Peich;  Afterword  by  Michael  McCurdy

The First Ten: A Penmaen Bibliography Compiled and Edited by Michael Peich; Afterword by Michael McCurdy

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Descriptive bibliography of the productions of the Penmaen Press. With an introduction by Peich, an afterword by the wood engraver and owner of the Press, Michael McCurdy, and four chapters: Books, Broadsides, Ephemera, and Plates. Title page and chapter openings have wood engravings by Michael McCurdy.

Lincoln, MA: Penmaen Press, 1978. Trade edition, limited to 500 copies; signed by Michael McCurdy on title page; dust jacket in protective cover; spine slightly faded; embossed royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG

The Truth About a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record (USED)

The Truth About a Publisher: An Autobiographical Record (USED)

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1st U.S. printing; dj price clipped; minor wear; original dark red cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG