The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 25, Number 6
Apr 2002

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  1. Binns, Norman E. An Introduction to Historical Bibliography. 2nd ed. Association of Assistant Librarians, London, 1962. Formerly in the Parke Davis Research Library. 388 pp. Hardcover, good condition. $40.00.
  2. Bookbinding: Theory and Practice. (GPO Training Series) 1962. 244 pp. Hardcover, like new. $15.00.
  3. Brenni, Vito J. Bookbinding: A Guide to the Literature. Greenwood Press, 1982. 200 pp. Hardcover, Smyth sewn, alkaline paper, like new. $10.00.
  4. Carter, John. ABC for Book Collectors. 6th ed., 1980. 219 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Critical pencilled notes in margin. Otherwise like new. $20.00.
  5. Cockerell, Douglas. Bookbinding and the Care of Books. Lyons and Burford, 1991. Introd. by Jane Greenfield. 334 pp. (Paper) Like new. $15.00.
  6. Corderoy, John. Bookbinding for Beginners. 1967. 104 pp. Hardcover, good condition. $10.00.
  7. Darley, Lionel. Introduction to Book Binding. 1976. 120 pp. (Paper) Like new. $8.00.
  8. 8. Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. 2 vols. in one. Dover, New York, 1980. 406 pp. +91 plates (Paper) Like new. $50.00.
  9. Gaskell, Philip. A New Introduction to Bibliography. Oxford University Press, new York. 1972. 438 pp. Hardcover, good condition. $30.00.
  10. Greenfield, Jane. The Care of Fine Books. Nick Lyons Books (Lyons and Burford, pubrs) 1988. 160 pp. Acid-free paper. Like new. $15.00.
  11. Harrison, A.W., Collister, E.A. and Willis, R. Ellen. The Conservation of Archival and Library Materials: A Resource Guide to Audiovisual Aids. Scarecrow Press, 1982, 190 pp. Hardcover, alkaline paper, pencilled marks and notes. $12.00.
  12. Johnson, Arthur W. Manual of Bookbinding. Charles Scribners' Sons, New York, 1978. 224 pp. Hardcover, like new. $10.00.
  13. Lewis, A.W. Basic Bookbinding. Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1957. 144 pp. (Paper) Nearly new condition. $10.00.
  14. Martinique, Edward. Chinese Traditional Bookbinding, A Study of its Evolution and Techniques. Chinese Materials Center, Republic of China, 1983. (Asian Library Series No. 19) xiii, 87 pp. Hardcover, poor quality acidic paper. 38 plates, most in color, alkaline coated paper. Clearly written; the result of years of the author's research and knowledge. $30.00.
  15. McKerrow, Ronald B. An Introduction to Bibliography for Literary Students. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 13th impression of original ed., 1977. 359 pp. Pages yellow. $12.00.
  16. Muir, David. Binding and Repairing Books by Hand. Arco Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1978. 120 pp. Hardcover, like new. $30.00.
  17. Perry, K.F. and C.T. Baab. The Binding of Books. Rev. ed. McKnight and McKnight, Bloomington, 1967. 190 pp. Scarcely used. $10.00.
  18. Robinson, Ivor. Introducing Bookbinding. B.T. Batsford Limited, London, 1968. 112 pp. Hardcover, pencilled marks and notes. $20.00.

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