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Rogers, Bruce.

Published by Cleveland & NY: World Publishing, 1949. (1949)

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Item Description: Cleveland & NY: World Publishing, 1949., 1949. Folio (13 1/2 x 16). xxii, 942 double column pages. Decorative headpieces & initials throughout. Full red leather, spine and sides gilt from BR's design, top edge gilt. (The edition binding was red cloth gilt with the same designs.) A fine, almost as new copy of this "American folio Bible of noble proportions." This copy belonged to Abe Lerner, Art Director for World Publishing and chiefly responsible for its production. Inscribed to him by Bruce Rogers, A. Colish (printer), and Frank Fortney (binder). One of 25 copies with a pictorial headpiece at the opening of Genesis, and specially bound. Rogers composed the title page & decorations for the 66 books in combinations of printers flowers with a "slightly oriental flavor.indicative of the Syriac and Hebrew sources." Except for Genesis. It depicts --entirely in type ornaments--Adam & Eve, in the garden of Eden with birds, beasts, & fish; the Hebrew word for Yahweh appears in a cloud. The publisher, Ben Zevin, favored an unadorned text and cited "adverse opinions" about the decorations. "The only objections I have heard," replied Rogers, "were to the special illustrative decoration which I made for the beginning of Genesis only. Some of my conservative friends thought it too frivolous, too much of a typographic 'stunt,' so I abandoned it, except for a few of my own copies." (Quoted in The Making of the Bruce Rogers World Bible p. 12.) Rogers received 10 of the 25 special copies. The balance "were distributed within the inner circle, including President Truman." (Quoted in a letter from Zevin to Herbert Johnson.) Rogers worked on the Bible for four years. He modified Goudy's 18 point Newstyle type (making this the first appearance of Goudy Bible type). Two years were required for hand composition. Rogers chose for the text a 75% linen rag paper, specially sized for letterpress printing with heavy ink. BR designed the binding as well, with four Old Testament signs on the upper cover, and four symbols of the Apostles on lower cover. This Bible was intended as the American equivalent of Rogers' Oxford lectern Bible. Although Colish printed 975 copies, some 325 sets of sheets were lost--accounting in part for the Bible's scarcity on the market. Many were given to churches as lectern Bibles, further reducing their availability. Bookseller Inventory # 1

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Gordon, Bruce; Mumford, David; Le Roque, Roger; Farago, Nick

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Item Description: Camphor Tree Pub, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0964605910

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Rogers, Bruce.

Published by (Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1906). (1906)

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Item Description: (Cambridge, Riverside Press, 1906)., 1906. 11 1/2 x 17 1/2. xxxiv double-column pages. Illustrated with seven "stained glass windows" richly colored by hand. Quarter vellum & boards decorated with a fleur-de-lis pattern, vellum tips. Minor faults to binding: small bump to spine base, light wear bottom edges, small white spot to one top edge, rear board faded top quarter. Small, contemporary booksellerÕs label on rear pastedown. A very good association copy, inscribed to Major W. Van R. Whitall. His small morocco booklabel has offset onto a part of the inscription. Inscribed "Dear Whitall, The pattern on the cover of this book was taken from a wall decoration in the Crypt at Chartres, and the illustrations from the Charlemagne window, Bruce Rogers." No. 53 of 220 copies on American handmade paper. Set in French lettre b‰tarde & civilitˇ types and hand printed in black, red, blue, and golden brown; opening initial printed in gold. Rogers had a hand--literally--in the binding: to achieve a mellow, antique effect, he rubbed a red paste wash over the printed paper. From the over 400 books he designed, Rogers selected (when asked in an interview) 30 which he considered totally successful. This is one of the "BR 30." American Art Association auctioned Whitall's library in 1927. Lots 1014 to 1087 were headed "Important Series of Books Designed by Bruce Rogers." This copy, illustrated in the auction catalogue, brought $300. The Riverside Press was the printing department of Houghton, Mifflin publishing company. The ÒDepartment of Special BookmakingÓ was Bruce RogersÕ domain. George Mifflin was so proud of the ÒRoland,Ó he sent a copy to Theodore Roosevelt at the White House. The President was so impressed, he visited the Riverside Press to view RogersÕ other special editions. Roosevelt wrote to Mifflin ÒI am not an expert on these matters, but comparing that ÔSong of RolandÕ with other modern printing (notably with a very handsome edition of a great German book I have) it seemed to me far ahead, and almost like some of the very beautiful printing of books at the end of the Fifteenth Century.ÓWarde *71. Artists of the Book in Boston # 72. Bookseller Inventory # 17330

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FICTION: WOMEN: SHORT STORIES]. PEATTIE, Elia W. [DAVENPORT, Homer]. [ROGERS, Bruce].

Published by Way & Williams,, Chicago: (1896)

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Item Description: Way & Williams,, Chicago:, 1896. First edition.. [FICTION: WOMEN: SHORT STORIES]. PEATTIE, Elia W. A MOUNTAIN WOMAN [Short Stories] by Elia W. Peattie. Twelvemo, blue cloth decorated in gilt (with front and rear covers designed by Bruce Rogers) [Haas. Bruce Rogers 9], pp. [x], 251, top edge gilt. Illustrated throughout by noted political cartoonist, Homer Davenport, with twelve original pencil drawings (most of which are finely executed full-page drawings, occupying blank leaves), and inscribed by him in 1904. The second drawing (on verso of half-title page) is a caricature of an African-American woman, in full length, in profile (the drawing measures circa 6 by 4 inches, and occupies the bulk of the blank leaf opposite the title page). This drawing is inscribed by Homer Davenport, adjacent the drawing: "Yours very truly/ Homer Davenport/ Feb 28th, 1904." Caption in pencil holograph: "from the Mountain of Tenn. The changing of a dull day to sunshine." Another drawing is a full-page self-portrait (from the chest up, in profile), signed in full beneath: "Homer Davenport." The subjects of the other drawings, most of which are full-page, include caricatures of African-American and Asian figures, a portrait of an unnamed woman (similar in style to his self-portrait), a caricature of two hillbilly figures, a drawing of a horse (from the neck up, in profile, with ornate bridal), inscribed beneath: "Sultan, a present from his [word?] majesty. [words?]" [Davenport was a pioneer in the breeding of Arabian horses, and was responsible for bringing some of the earliest desert bred Arabian horses to America]. Also inscribed on the dedication leaf, in pencil (presumably in the hand of Elia W. Peattie?): "To my Best Friend, May 31, 1902" [the book's printed dedication states: "To My Best Friend, and kindest Critic, My Husband"]. Illustrated with twelve original finely executed pencil drawings by noted political cartoonist, Homer Davenport, two of which are inscribed and signed by him. Homer Davenport (1867-1912) was an influential editorial cartoonist/political caricaturist. He was best known for his satirical drawings and support of Progressive Era politics. His work appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Evening Journal. His caricatures of political figures he considered corrupt, such as U.S. Senator Mark Hanna, lead to an unsuccessful attempt to pass anti-cartoon legislation in the New York State Senate. Early ink signature of Olive B. Sarre on front flyleaf, and with her later ink inscription beneath: "These drawings were done by Homer Davenport on a train between New York & Buffalo, in 1904. O.B.S. April, 1953" [Olive Saare and Frank Seaman founded the Yama Farms Inn, an exclusive Catskills Resort, in Napanoch, N.Y., known to have been frequented by some of the most important and influential figures of the 20th century, including John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, John Burroughs et al.].Cloth is rubbed on spine, with tiny tear at crown, faint soil mark on front cover, title page has early, neat glue mend at inner hinge (where over-opened), with two early cello-tape mends on verso of dedication leaf (affixed to foreword leaf), else a very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 67386

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Rogers, Bruce)

Published by Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, [Boston (1906)

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Item Description: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, [Boston, 1906. Limited edition, number 39 of 220 copies, signed by Bruce Rogers. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. INSCRIBED. Inscribed by Bruce Rogers to LeRoy Sugarman. "The Song of Roland ?, one of the most popular of the Rogers books, was notable for drawings made by Rogers from the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres, printed from line blocks and hand colored" (Blumenthal). Blumenthal, p. 17 Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. Morocco book label of LeRoy Sugarman. A few small trifling tape stains on end leaves, some offsetting from book label. Fine Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio Limited edition, number 39 of 220 copies, signed by Bruce Rogers. Bookseller Inventory # 264229

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Rogers, Bruce)

Published by Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, [Cambridge (1906)

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Item Description: Printed by The Riverside Press for Houghton, Mifflin & Company, [Cambridge, 1906. Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies. Limited edition, no. 9 of 220 copies. Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. A Rogers Riverside Masterpiece. "The Song of Roland . . . , one of the most popular of the Rogers books, was notable for drawings made by Rogers from the stained glass windows of the cathedral of Chartres, printed from line blocks and hand colored" (Blumenthal). Blumenthal, Bruce Rogers, p. 17; Warde 71; Blumenthal, Printed Book in America, p. 65 Patterned tan paper boards, vellum spine with brown lettering. One of BR's greatest books from his early period. In remains of original glassine. One small stain on vellum spine, and a small spot on the last leaf of text, a near fine copy Illustrated throughout with 6 vignettes by Bruce Rogers, colored by hand in blues, reds, greens and yellow tones after the stained glass windows at Chartres. Printed in red, blue, brown, gilt, and black. The type fonts are a lettre batarde and Civilite types imported from France. [ii], 34, [1] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Bookseller Inventory # 260680

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Joyce Bedi; Douglas Collins; Roger R. Bruce

Published by Distributed by MIT Press (1994)

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Item Description: Distributed by MIT Press, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_093539821X

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Rogers, Bruce (Designer and Typographer)

Published by Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company One of 975 copies. (1949)

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Item Description: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company One of 975 copies., 1949. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. Folio; 13 1/2 inches x 19 in. x 3 3/4 in. (thick). Half-title, design title page, Dedication, To the Reader. xxii, list of contents. Pp. 1-941. With New Testament title page, colophon page. Printed by A. Colish from designs by Bruce Rogers for the World Publishing Company Cleveland and New York MCMXLIX [1949]. One of 975 copies. Original red cloth with titling gilt on the spine: Holy Bible World. With a large gilt design of an eagle standing on a globe, surrounded by four Old Testament designs on the front cover, and designs related to the four Evangelists on the back cover. The Weight: 24 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2322054085

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Joyce Bedi, Douglas Collins, Roger R. Bruce

Published by Distributed by MIT Press (1994)

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Item Description: Distributed by MIT Press, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX093539821X

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Rogers, Bruce printer. The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library.

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Item Description: New York: privately printed (by Bruce Rogers after the design of Frederic Warde), 1940. 3 vols., large 4to, xli, 378, (1 colophon); v, 379-791, (1 colophon); v, 793Ð1305, (1 colophon) pp. printed in 2 colors. With a frontispiece to each vol., 2 plates illustrating the Gutenberg Bible, and 60 plates. Original buckram stamped in gilt with PforzheimerÕs monogram on both covers, gilt tops, red morocco labels, some soiling to sides from dusty fingers. First edition, limited to 150 sets signed by Pforzheimer beneath his portrait in volume one. Pforzheimer was one of the greatest American book collectors and his library rivalled the finest European collections of the century. Entirely appropriately Pforzheimer employed the finest bibliographers and the best printers and binders of the time to produce a catalogue of rare all-around quality. ÒThe chef d'oeuvre of William Jackson. and the non plus ultra of 'criticalÕ bibliography. The catalogue is a model of its kind.Ó Grolier Club, Bibliography, #162. Bookseller Inventory # 6244

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Rogers, Bruce

Published by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York (1949)

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Item Description: The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York, 1949. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited edition of 975 copies. Stout folio. xxii, (1), 941 pp. Red cloth with gilt titles on spine and gilt cover illustration. Top edge gilt. Near Fine, small scuff to front cover. World Publishing's answer to the Oxford Lectern Bible. Designed by Bruce Rogers using a version of Goudy's Newstyle type, modified by Rogers for machine composition, and printed by A. Colish. A heavy book. Bookseller Inventory # 012505

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Rogers, Bruce (designer)

Published by The Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin, Cambridge (1906)

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Item Description: The Riverside Press for Houghton Mifflin, Cambridge, 1906. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. First Edition. Number 89 of 220 in the original vellum backed boards decorated with fleur de lis. Boards darkened and a little sunned in spots, paper cracked on the rear joint. Some offsetting internally, slight darkening to page edges and endpapers, but otherwise fine and bright. One of the finest works by Rogers and one of the most lovely American illustrated books. XXXIV, (1)pp. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Myths, Legends & Folklore. Inventory No: 044753. Bookseller Inventory # 044753

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Bruce Rogers (Designer)

Published by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland (1949)

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Item Description: The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, 1949. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. A very solid copy of the magnificent 1949 Bruce Rogers-designed Holy Bible. Printed by A. Colish ("from designs by Bruce Rogers"), only 975 copies issued. A thick, suitably imposing elephant folio, elegant in its dark-red cloth and beautiful gilt-designed panels. Tightly-bound and VG, with mild darkening along the panel edges and light scuffing at the rear panel. Top-edge gilt, 942 thick-rag, double-columned pgs. Internally immaculate, with no writing or markings of any kind. Also includes a clean, Near Fine example of the companion volume, "The Making of the Bruce Rogers World Bible", written by William Targ ands also published by World. Bookseller Inventory # 11469

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HOMER.

Published by Emery Walker, London (1932)

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Item Description: Emery Walker, London, 1932. hardcover. Book Condition: fine. Rogers, Bruce (illustrator). Limited. Bruce Rogers's Odyssey is his "masterpiece. indisputably among the most beautiful books ever produced with a classic austerity" -- O'Brien A141. Translated by T.E. Lawrence. Gilt-decorated circular vignettes on title page and at head of each of the 24 books. Unpaginated. 4to, handsomely rebound in simple half black morocco over gray cloth; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands, t.e.g. (London: Privately Printed and Published by Sir Emery Walker, Wilfred Merton and Bruce Rogers), 1932. Limited Edition -- one of 530 copies. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 252463

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Morison, Stanley

Published by Grolier Club, NY (1933)

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Item Description: Grolier Club, NY, 1933. Rogers, Bruce (illustrator). Large quarto. 100pp. One of 390 copies. Designed and printed by Bruce Rogers at the University Press in Cambridge. Initialled by Stanley Morison at the close of the Preface. Beautifully printed with decorative initials and ornaments in red, photogravure frontispiece, and large reproductions of Pacioli's roman letters. Fredrick Adam's copy, with his Rockwell Kent-designed bookplate on front paste-down. Slight natural discoloration to vellum spine, else a fine copy of one of Rogers' thirty favorite books, in vellum-backed paste-paper boards. Original slipcase shows light rubbing to edges. (AIGA 384; Haas 162). Bookseller Inventory # 26496

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Shakespeare, William (edited by Herbert Farjeon, Designed by Bruce Rogers)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. 37 volume set The Plays of William Shakespeare, + 2 volume poems, published by The Limited Editions Club in 1939-1940. This set features a different illustrator for each volume, including Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Valenti Angelo, Fritz Eichenberg, Agnes Miller Parker, and many more. This set is in excellent condition with some light foxing and fading to the spines, and light shelf wear to the covers. Pages are crisp, clean, and appear unread. Top edges are gilt. The photos of the covers and interior are representative of the set as a whole, with very little variation. Except for Henry the Fourth Part 1 and Henry the Sixth Part II, Part III of the books have the publisher's letter and they are all numbered 530/1950. Also included is a slipcased 2 volume set of Shakespeare's Poems also numbered 530. Bindings are tight there are no marks (ownership or otherwise) or book plates Please email for photos. Larger books or sets may require additional shipping charges. Books sent via US Postal. Bookseller Inventory # 66251

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Frederic Goudy, Dard Hunter, Rockwell Kent, Christopher Morley, Bruce Rogers, D. B. Updike, David Milne, et al.

Published by The Colophon 1930-1950, New York (1930)

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Item Description: The Colophon 1930-1950, New York, 1930. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First edition. Complete run of this influential journal on book collecting and design in 45 volumes: includes Volumes 1-20 of The Colophon in 4tos., 12 volumes of The Colophon New Series, 9 volumes of The New Colophon, and 4 volumes of The Colophon: New Graphic Series. The first 5 years are housed in two piece leather-backed slipcases designed by Peter Franck. All books Fine, except for 3 volumes from The New Graphic Series that shows light shelfwear; faint foxing to the upper text-block of a few volumes of the Colophon New Series as well. Nearly all volumes include the original glassine jackets, and the majority of these are in excellent condition, although a few are torn and split. All contents bright, clean and complete, including Milne's signed plate in Number 5. Our set does not include the 3 supplementary volumes (Annual of Bookmaking and Indices) but does include the Announcement pamphlet from 1932. A lovely set. Total of 45 volumes. Extra postage may be required for Priority and International orders. Digital images available upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 0080340

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Shakespeare, William; Bruce Rogers; Herbert Farjeon

Published by The Limited Editions Club (1939)

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Item Description: The Limited Editions Club, 1939. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. 39 volume complete set. Limited edition club, one of 1950 numbered sets. 33 cm. Quartos. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Spines moderately sunned. Clean, unmarked pages. Uncut. Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Eric Gill, Valenti Angelo, Frank Brangwyn, Frans Masereel, etc. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929 by George Macy with the intent of publishing beautifully illustrated and designed classic literature for a relatively small number of subscribers. Much of the LEC?s fame stems from its use of some of the best illustrators and artists available. Each title was uniquely designed with individualized paper and cover materials. The Limited Editions Club was created to publish finely illustrated and designed books. Many of the books contain original printed etchings, lithgraphs, engravings, etc. from famous contemporary artists. Contents: [1] Henry the Eighth. --[2] King Lear. --[3] As you like it. --[4] A midsummer's night dream. --[5] The merchant of Venice. --[6] The merry wives of Windsor. --[7] Hamlet. --[8] The comedy of errors. --[9] Troilus and Cressida. --[10] Coriolanus. --[11] Othello. --[12] Measure for measure . --[13] Henry the Fourth, pt. 1. --[14] Henry the Fourth, pt. 2. --[15] Macbeth. --[16] Antony and Cleopatra. --[17] Julius Caesar. --[18] Love's labour's lost. --[19] The two gentlemen of Verona. --[20] Cymbeline. --[21] Much ado about nothing. --[22] Twelth night. --[23] The winter's tale. --[24] King John. --[25] Henry the Sixth, pt. 1. --[26] Henry the Sixth, pt. 2. --[27] Henry the Sixth, pt. 3. --[28] Titus Andronicus. --[29] Henry the Fifth. --[30] Richard the Second. --[31] Pericles. --[32] Timon of Athens. --[33] The tempest. --[34] Romeo and Juliet. --[35] Richard the Third. --[36] The taming of the shrew. --[37] All's well that ends well.+ Poems This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. Bookseller Inventory # 1508060001

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Shakespeare, William (edited by Herbert Farjeon, Designed by Bruce Rogers)

Published by Limited Editions Club, NY (1940)

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Item Description: Limited Editions Club, NY, 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. No djs as issued, very light edge wear to some volumes; Limited edition (#1339 of 1950 copies) . Published 1939 - 1940. Hardbacks (beige cloth spine/decorated boards). Deckled edges, top edges gilt. Each play illustrated with color & B&W plates by a different prominent artist. Each play has corresponding 4 page commentary laid in. 20 page master commentary also included. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 44932

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | Grahame, Kenneth | Rogers, Bruce |

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. (1940)

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940., 1940. Arthur Rackham’s "Wind in the Willows"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 1315), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing Office The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. In the original publisher’s olive green cardboard slipcase."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham’s death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the ‘Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse’; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist’s imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else.It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham’s pictures through the press." (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169)."This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939" (Riall, pp. 197-198).Bruce Rogers (1870 – 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. I. Bookseller Inventory # 02735

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RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | Grahame, Kenneth | Rogers, Bruce |

Published by New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940. (1940)

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Item Description: New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940., 1940. Arthur Rackham’s "Wind in the Willows"[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. With an Introduction by A.A. Milne & Illustrations by Arthur Rackham. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1940.Limited to 2,020 numbered copies (this copy being No. 416), signed by the designer, Bruce Rogers. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches; 289 x 207 mm.). [2], 244, [2] pp. Sixteen mounted color plates. "Printed at the Walpole Printing Office The edition was designed by and printed under the supervision of Bruce Rogers" (Colophon).Original quarter pale yellow buckram over patterned paper boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, others uncut. A very fine, partially uncut copy. With the small rectangular engraved book-plate of Samuel R. & Marie-Louise Rosenthal on front paste-down. In the original publisher’s olive green cardboard slipcase (one edge repaired). Loosely inserted is the original Limited Editions Club note regarding the publication of the book after Arthur Rackham' death."The Wind in the Willows was not published in England until 1950, but it found two publishers, one for a de luxe edition (The Limited Editions Club, New York) and one for a trade edition (The Heritage Press, New York) in the United States posthumously in the year following Rackham’s death. The book is a gentle delight, presenting sixteen illustrations which in no way fight with the more famous imaginative world created by Shepherd, although if Shepherd had not preceded him, then Rackham might have anthropomorphized his creatures even more. Several of the plates are delightful: the ‘Golden Day when the three heroes walked by the Caravan, Mole leading a happy horse’; the placid Rat handing a hamper to put into a boat, a plate famous among Rackham lovers because it was the boat for which Rackham forgot to draw the oars, an omission which some see as significant in view of the artist’s imminent death. Perhaps the most interesting picture is the frontispiece, which depicts the egocentric Toad levelled to the drab clothes of a no-pocket washerwoman, hopping about permissively, totally unequipped for the real contest. In the real world of people, like all egoists, animal or human, he is alien, and it is a typical piece of Rackhamerie that we should see two children laughing at the glum toad, not because he is a toad, but because he is obviously pretending to be something else.It is with a sense of a serious loss that one turns to the imprint of the de luxe edition in search of the familiar Rackham signature, and finds not the careful hand of Rackham, but that of the designer Bruce Rogers, who saw the book and Rackham’s pictures through the press." (Gettings, Arthur Rackham. Pp. 168-169)."This was the final book Arthur Rackham illustrated before his death in 1939" (Riall, pp. 197-198).Bruce Rogers (1870 – 1957) was an American typographer and type designer, acclaimed by some as among the greatest book designers of the twentieth century. Rogers was known for his "classical" style of design, rejecting modernism, never using asymmetrical arrangements, rarely using sans serif type faces, favoring stolid roman faces such as Caslon and his own Centaur. I. Bookseller Inventory # 03391

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Boswell, James, Isham, Ralph, Heyward &

Published by Privately Published By the Author, Mount Vernon (1928)

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Item Description: Privately Published By the Author, Mount Vernon, 1928. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Rogers, Bruce (illustrator). First Limited Edition. The first six volumes all in slipcases, these stand alone as those edited by Geoffrey Scott before his untimley death. Printed by William Edwin Rudge, 1928-1929. First limited editions. this set comprise the first six volumes. containing facsimiles, portraits. (some in colour) ; The numbers actually surviving are probably less the the limitation number stated. Quartos and folios in red boards and red slipcases. Colophon: "Designed by Bruce Rogers. Five hundred and seventy copies printed by William Edwin Rudge" limited to 570 numbered sets, this being set No. 181. This is truely exquisite book design and printing. This is the first publication of Boswell's private papers, which had, since Boswell's death in 1785, lain locked in boxes and a cabinet hidden in the estate of Lord Talbot de Malahide, until the copyright to them was acquired by Lieut. Col. Ralph Isham, The six volumes are: Volume 1. Early papers of James Boswell, 1754-1763, with the record of David Boswell's oath, devised, written and witnessed by James Boswell, 29 October 1767. Volume 2. Zelide, a correspondence between James Boswell and Belle de Zuylen. Inviolable plan, to be read over frequently; and other papers. Volume 3. Journal of a tour through the courts of Germany by James Boswell, 1764. Volume 4. Boswell with Rousseau and Voltaire, 1764. Volume 5. Porzia Sansedoni, love-letters of James Boswell written in Italy, 1765; with other records of his Italian tour. Volume 6. The making of The life of Johnson as shown in Boswell's first notes, original diaries, and revised drafts; a study of Boswell's biographical method marking the successive steps in drafts; a study of Boswell's biographical method marking the successive steps in the composition. All the six volumes are in fine clean condition in slipcases as issued. The first, private Subscribers Edition of the Isham Boswell papers, edited for publication by Geoffrey Scott, and later Frederick A. Pottle. This edition was limited to 570 numbered sets designed by Bruce Rogers and printed by Rudge. Very scarce well designed and opulantly produced set of this important work. These are heavy and may incurr extra postage costs. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Private Press. Bookseller Inventory # 043250

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Douglas, Nancy; Huntley, Helen; Rogers, Bruce

Published by National Geographic/(ELT)

ISBN 10: 1111827966 ISBN 13: 9781111827960

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Item Description: National Geographic/(ELT). PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1111827966 Ships fast! Ships same day or next. **NEW** Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! z81. Bookseller Inventory # 1111827966_N

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Euclid; Rogers, Bruce (typographer); Craig, E. Gordon;Valery, Paul (introduction)

Published by Random House (1944)

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Item Description: Random House, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. New York: Random House, 1944. Limited edition, one of 500 issued. [16] XLVIII [2] pp. Near fine, in a near fine slipcase. Not issued with a jacket. A touch of edge wear with a small smudge at the bottom of the limitations page. Slipcase has light wear at the corners. Bookseller Inventory # 034225

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ROGERS, BRUCE.

Published by No place of publication: privately printed (The Columbiad Club), 1938 (1938)

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Item Description: No place of publication: privately printed (The Columbiad Club), 1938, 1938. First Edition. One of thirty copies signed by the author as ÒBachaus.Ó A lampoon of a scholarly dissertation, ostensibly regarding the papers found in the smallest room in the house (or, in the ÒbachausÓ), from tree leaves to gilt papers, setting forth Ò.the gradual refinement of our coarse forbears.Ó Original cloth; cover label glue-stained and with some printed lettering offset onto the surface; some of the samples have glue stains and are offset onto the opposite pages; small spot on the first few leaves; about fine in what little remains of the original slipcase. The amusing ÒagreementÓ (not completed) regarding the keepsake is laid in. Rogers, one of the most celebrated and successful book designers and typographers, a leading scholar of the field, indulged himself with parody at the expense of himself and his colleagues. Bookseller Inventory # 31543

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Pennell, Elizabeth Robins

Published by Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York (1903)

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Item Description: Houghton Mifflin and Company, Boston and New York, 1903. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Rogers, Bruce (illustrator). 1st Edition. Designed by Bruce Rogers. Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge in September, 1903. Limited to 330 copies, this one being number 146. 28 full page tipped-in Plates - all As New. 171 pages, with deckle edges; pages made of very high quality paper - all FINE. Quarter brown cloth with brown, beige, cream, pink, yellow marbled boards. Beige paste-on label on spine, with black titles. Book is tight, straight, firm. Minor wear along bottom edges. VG+ to FINE. Bookseller Inventory # C16501

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Rogers, Bruce

Published by District of Columbia Paper MFG Company, Washington, DC (1924)

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Item Description: District of Columbia Paper MFG Company, Washington, DC, 1924. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Mary McKinnon, Louis A. Braverman, W.A. Dwiggins, McGrath-Sherrill Press, Charles Baskerville Jr, Lucile Patterson Marsh, Guide and Lawrence Rosa, Edward A. Wilson, H. George Brandt, T.B. Hapgood, Maginel Wright Barney, C.B. Falls, George Trenholm (illustrator). Front is clean save for a few dots of white; corners have been bumped with a bit of exposed board. Back is clean with lightly bumped corners exposing board. Spine is lightly rubbed at head, foot and shoulders, and title sticker is peeled back a bit. Inside cover pastedown contains bookplate from the publisher stating that the book was presented to The Pynson Printers, Inc. Inside pages and illustrations are clean with minimal againg, with light ghosting on some pages facing illustrations. One color sample pad is missing. Binding is tight. Unpaginated, 9.25 x 12.25 inches (approx). Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. Bookseller Inventory # 005299

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Rogers, Bruce

Published by William E. Rudge's Sons, New York (1943)

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Item Description: William E. Rudge's Sons, New York, 1943. 4to. original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted. (ii), ix, 187 pages. First edition, one of the 199 numbered copies signed by Rogers constituting the large-paper edition. The large-paper copy is in a different binding than the trade edition and contains four decorations in color, all executed by Rogers. It also features one of Rogers' printer's marks engraved and printed by Allen Lewis, a frontispiece portrait and numerious illustrations. A beautifully produced book with many examples of typography in different colors, this volume is a study in book design and printing by one of the best American designers of the 20th century. Publisher's slip tipped-in. Also present is the four-page prospectus to this book which encloses a four-page facsimile from the book; the well printed "A Luncheon to Mr. Bruce Rogers," a pamphlet from an event staged to honor him and his fellow craftsmen for producing this book; a four-page brochure issued by Hurlbut Paper Company touting the fact that they made the paper for this book; and an A.N.s. by Rogers dated 1947. Beautifully preserved copy of an important book. original cloth-backed pattern paper-covered boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, glassine wrapper, slipcase, inserted. Bookseller Inventory # 28113

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Swift, Jonathan

Published by New York Limited Editions Club, New York (1950)

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Item Description: New York Limited Editions Club, New York, 1950. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Bruce Rogers (illustrator). Limited First Thus. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. The New York Limited Editions Club 1950, Two volumes housed in sturdy , VG+, parchment wrapped, double slipcase with silk pulls. Brobdingnag is about fine with no marks, foxing, or creasing and signed with initials by Bruce Rogers. The red spine is tight with only a hint of wear. 18 3/4" x 13 1/2" Both boards decorated with black map and red lettering over brown parchment. The second book, Lilliput, is 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" is fine in origional glassine wrapper over brown parchment boards, with black maps and red lettering. Also signed by artist. Inquire about shipping. Signed by Artist. Bookseller Inventory # 001698

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TALAMON, BRUCE W.) (MARLEY, BOB). Talamon, Bruce W. & Roger Steffens. Foreword by Timothy White. Afterword By Marcia Battle

Published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York (1994)

ISBN 10: 0393036863 ISBN 13: 9780393036862

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Item Description: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1994. Cloth in Slipcase. Book Condition: As New. First Edition 1/99 Deluxe. 4to. 128pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. "Bob Marley was the proudest-walking black man I had ever seen. He didn't walk, he would stride. I would observe his presence and humanity. relating to a sensibility that acknowledged his mission. Like the old folks say, he did not tarry. He had a purpose. Like no one I have ever seen before or since". This is from Bruce W. Talamon's preface to "Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer" - perhaps the great photographic study of the late, great music legend. Limited to ninety-nine copies only, this deluxe edition is bound in black linen with a black linen slipcase and contains a beautiful 10 x 8" black and white portrait of Bob Marley signed by Bruce Talamon laid in. A brand new, pristine example acquired directly from the photographer SIGNED AND NUMBERED by Bruce Talamon at the colophon, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Signed and Numbered with a Print. Music Photography Monograph. Bookseller Inventory # 013889

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