Books for Sale from our Library
The Printery has related book collections and we are at a point in our life where we’ve decided it is time to downsize our collections. Below you’ll find links to PDF files that list available books by category. We’ll be updating these lists as required and will indicate an updated list is in place when that happens.
You may see an entry appear on more than one list. That’s because some books fit rather neatly into more than one category. It does not mean we have more than one copy of the title. When we do have a duplicate copy, that fact is indicated on the list entry.
These books from our library would appeal to typographers, printers, and book collectors with varying interests. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be shipped after payment is received. We cannot accept credit cards, but will accept checks or PayPal. We typically ship via USPS Priority Mail, so the shipping cost will vary, depending on the size of the box necessary and insurance, if desired. We’ll certainly work with you to use the shipping method you prefer and will try to keep your costs for shipping as low as possible. If you are interested in any of these publications, have any questions, or would like any further information about any of these books, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, we have borrowed very heavily, so to speak, from other sources for the brief description at the beginning of some entries below, just in case some of you may not be familiar with that designer/printer/engraver.
[PLEASE NOTE — THIS PAGE IS REGULARLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WITH UPDATES TO THE BOOK LISTINGS]
On this list you’ll find books and booklets published by private presses and books about private presses.
Books About Books
The entries on this list are just what the heading above says . . . books about books. You’ll find catalogues from important library exhibitions (quite a few from the Grolier Club), books about book collecting and collectors, some book auction catalogues, etc.
Bruce Rogers titles
Bruce Rogers was a typographer and book designer who was highly influential in fine book design in the United States during the early 20th century. He is acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. He was known for “allusive” typography, rejecting modernism, seldom using asymmetrical arrangements, and rarely using sans serif typefaces. Rogers often favored faces such as Bell (at the time known only as Brimmer), Caslon, and his own Montaigne, a Jensonian precursor to his masterpiece of type design Centaur. You’ll find almost 80 entries on our Rogers listing.
Printing History Antiquarian items
In addition to our antiquarian books, see entries for a couple of leaf books that are still available and some individual leaves, both loose and framed. We think you’ll find the framed leaves from DeBry and from the Nuremberg Chronicle would be a gorgeous addition to your decor, whether in the library, print shop, or main part of your home. As we post this information there are 53 entries on the printing history antiquarian list.
Printing History Reference titles
Our reference items on the topic of printing history are broad-based and plentiful! On this listing you’ll find almost 300 entries, mostly made up of books and booklets. But towards the end, you’ll find about twenty entries for printing journals as well as some miscellaneous and framed pieces you can use to spiff up your print shop. (Or maybe even the family room or living room, assuming the non-printers in your household will allow it!)
Type Specimen titles
In this category we have everything from books to booklets to catalogues, brochures, and specimen sheets. Prices vary pretty widely, so you’re likely to find something appealing here, or at least we hope so.