Books for Sale
- If Santa didn't bring you that book you wanted, here's a chance to remedy
your new year's book fix. It's time to thin out the library and would like
to sell the following titles. If you're interested, please email me off-list
at the address at the end of this email and we can work out details. Prices
do not include shipping or insurance. Thanks.
"TYPOGRAPHICAL PRINTING-SURFACES: The Technology and Mechanism of Their
Production" Legros & Grant. 1916. 731 pp.
This is the BIG BOOK on things typographic & mechanical at the turn of the
century. Lots of great plates, drawings and illustrations. Some foxing to
text pages; but plates and illustrations are clean and bright. Slight
chipping at top of spine; front cover is coming loose; else tight and in
remarkably good condition. $350.
"HANDBOOK OF EARLY ADVERTISING ART" Volumes 1 & 2. Typographic and
Pictorial; Dover 1956.
This is the third edition of these two great resource books. Both copies are
clean w/ dust jackets which are also in good condition (slight chipping
around some edges). Sold as a 2-volume set only. Printing is clean, black
and crisp. $65.
"ARS TYPOGRAPHICA" Various Editors & Years of Publication.
This is the "magazine" started by Goudy and taken over by others over the
years. Each issue is a testiment to over-the-top letterpress printing. Some
beautiful printed work and highly informative. Each issue has the chipped
paper covers typical of this publication. Otherwise they are fine, tight
copies. Would prefer to sell these as two groups of four. Purchase both sets
and I'll throw in a couple of printers' trade magazines: "The Pacific
Printer & Publisher" (nd, early 1920s?) and "The Printing Art," 1914. Both
magazines are full of great ads and samples of the printing arts.
Volume 1, No. 1-4; Spring 1918, Summer 1918, Spring 1920, Autumn 1934. $125.
Volume 2, No. 1-4; July 1925, October 1925, January 1926, April 1926. $125.
"FINE PRINT" Magazine. 1980s.
The publication that encouraged a lot of folks to haul home thousand pound
pieces of cast iron for the fine printing of good books. Although somewhat
dated at this point, still a wealth of information and a great resource. 18
Copies all in fine condition. $150.
THE COMMON PRESS. Harris & Sisson. David R. Godine 1978.
Two slim volumes in a paper covered slipcase. One volume is the TEXT and the
other is the PLANS. Very good condition. Small chip at top of one spine; box
is clean but slightly torn in one corner. Overall good shape. Includes as a
special bonus, a Second set of plans copied oversized on a blue print
machine. This was not part of the original edition.
THE INLAND PRINTER: Various dates; Mostly 1923-24.
Four bound volumes of the Inland Printer that have been somewhat
"customized" by the owner. Articles have been cut out and pasted in, each
volume has a tipped in typewritten index. Full of great ad and samples of
printing. Also included is a bound volume of the Printing Art. Vol. 41,
March-Aug. 1923. Lots of cool samples and ads in here. Together, these five
volumes make a stack 9 inches tall. What better reason to take up some shelf
Thanks for letting me plug up your in-box.
Stern & Faye, Printers
37607 Cape Horn Road
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98294