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1 Dreier, Thomas The Power of Print -- and Men
Brooklyn NY Mergenthaler Linotype Co. 1963 Decorative Boards & Cloth Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 10 in Tall 
165 pp. From the library of the (Daytona Beach) News-Journal with large "Property of" stampings on front and rear endpapers. Front hinge mostly exposed, binding still fairly firm. Foxing on end papers and apparently 2, front and rear, have been ripped out. Text complete. No markings. Brown and gray art deco covers, matching abstract Art Deco color illustrations setting off each chapter. Rear material includes a 25-pp script of a radio show titled "Salute to the Modern Newspaper," paying tribute to the German immigrant who invented the linotype machine. His saga is presented in human terms, with the technological details presented in language a layman can understand. This book celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Merganthaler Linotype Co., which long ago merged into a German conglomerate. Linotypes, which produced lines of "hot" type from molten lead alloys, became mostly obsolete by the 1960s, replaced by "cold type" photo offset printing. Some old linotypes can still be found in Third World printing plants as well as in American museums and historical displays in newspaper buildings. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Dusseau MA, John L. An Informal History of W.B. Saunders Company: On the Occasion of Its Hundredth Anniversary, 1e
Philadelphia Saunders/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988 072162801x / 9780721628011 First Edition Cloth New No Jacket 4to -- 10 in Tall 
269 pp. As new, scarlet cloth with embossed image of the Saunders Building, gilt titling. Tight binding, text clean. A detailed history of the W. B. Saunders medical publishing company in Philadelphia, along with a discussion of medical publishing trends in general. Includes many photos of its executives and authors. Chronology and index. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 Gold, Leonard Singer, Ed. A Sign and a witness: 2,000 years of Hebrew books and illuminated manuscripts (Studies in Jewish history)
NY Oxford University Press/NY Public Library 1988 0871044099 / 9780871044099 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + Art Catalog 4to - -11.5 In. 
224 pp., 16 color plates, checklist of the exhibition, bibliography, glossary, contributors, index of illustrations. Light wear, cover curled, no markings, no spine creasing. Foreword by Vartan Gregorian. Introduction by Gold. Articles include "The Dead Sea Scrolls: Light on the Text and the Canon of the Bible," Frank Moore Cross; "How Hebrew Manuscripts are Made," Malachi Beit-Arie, "The Decoration of Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts," Evelyn M. Cohen; "The Hebrew Manuscript as a Source for the Study of History and Literature," Menahem Schmelzer; "The Hebrew Book in a Christian World," David B. Ruderman; "Publishing and the Rise of Modern Hebrew Literature," Michael W. Grunberger; "Text and Texture: Early Adventures in the Fourth Dimension," Chaim Potok, and several others. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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4 Ivins, W.M., Jr. A Guide to the Exhibition of The Arts of the Book
NY Metropolitan Museum of Art 1924 First Printing Stapled Softcover Fair + No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall 
96 pp., 18 illustrations. Front cover has scuffing, soil, two small holes near spine, barely attached. Textblock still sturdy, light toning, no markings. Guide to a 1924 Met display on early printing, illustration and illumination. Includes a table of important dates in early printing. Only 1,000 copies in the first print run. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Newspaper Advertising Bureau American Newspaper Directory
NY George P. Rowell & Co. 1879 Decorative Boards Fair - No Jacket Reference 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
532 pp. Boards present but detached, spine cloth missing. Textblock intact. Pencil squiggles and arithmetic on endpapers. Publication date not present but likely 1879 or 1880, considering references to 1870 Census and dated quotations about newspapers. A quarterly listing of all newspapers and periodicals in the U.S., arranged by state and city. Most of the newspapers are now long gone or merged. Rear sections include lists of specialized publications by topic; foreign language newspapers; Canadian publications, plus several dozen pages of ads for individual newspapers seeking advertising. Formerly owned by Herbert "Tippen" Davidson Jr., deceased publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal (now owned by the New Media Investment chain). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Overstreet, Robert M. The Overstreet Comic Books Price Guide
NY Avon Books (Hearst) 1996 0380787784 / 9780380787784 26th Edition Trade Paperback Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
712 pp. Nearly new, with pre-publication marketing notice laid in. Slight rippling of corners. Binding strong, no markings. Overall, nearly new. 5.5 by 8.5-inch format. An encyclopedic guide to the comic book market, with historical notes, an annual report, many color illustrations of covers. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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7 Saal, Rollene The New York Public Library (R) Guide to Reading Groups
NY Crown Business (Crown Publishers) 1995 0517700107 / 9780517700105 First Edition Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8mo -- 8 in Tall 
180 pp. Close to new, no markings. A former Saturday Review editor provides guidance for organizing and operating a book club. Plus more than 30 suggested reading lists on various topics (Southern writers, science fiction, gay, ghosts, literary lives, Russian writers, African American, etc.) 
Price: 6.00 USD
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