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2006 Book Arts Press Publications and Gifts

NB. This is the catalog of the various items available for purchase from Rare Book School in 2006. Please visit the current year's Publications and Gifts web page for up-to-date pricing and availability.

How to Order

Domestic Shipping Rates: All BAP and RBS items are shipped within the US using United Parcel Service (UPS) for a flat fee of $5.00 plus $1.00 for each additional item. If we are shipping to a location within Virginia, please add 5% sales tax to all items (shipping is non-taxable). Please contact us for shipping rates on bulk orders.

International Orders and Shipping Rates: RBS must receive payment for all international orders before shipping merchandise. Please contact us before sending payment to confirm the total cost of your order, including international shipping. Note: International customers are responsible for paying any fees levied by the customs agencies of their countries; such fees are not included in the cost of shipping.

Discounts: We offer a 40% discount when ordering five or more copies of the same BAP book, pamphlet, or exhibition catalog.

Payment: We prefer VISA, American Express, and Master Card; but we also accept checks and money orders. If paying by credit card, please include your card number, name as it appears on the card, expiration date, billing address (if different from shipping address), and telephone number.

Please send us your order by e-mail (), fax (434-924-8824), or post:
Book Arts Press
114 Alderman Library
PO Box 400103
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4103

The Products


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New Items

D1 Two classic Book Arts Press Publications now remastered on one region-free DVD: The Anatomy of a Book: Part I: Format in the Hand-Press Period and The Making of a Renaissance Book. Out of Stock
D2 Two classic Book Arts Press Publications now remastered on one region-free DVD: How to Operate a Book and From Punch to Printing Type. $60
(USD)

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Books and Pamphlets

B1 Belanger, Terry, ed. Proceedings of the Fine Printing Conference at Columbia University Held May 19-22, 1982. 1982, reprinted 1992. 122 pp. $10
B2 BAP Address Book. List of the Friends of Rare Book School, Rare Book School attendees 1983-2002, and others with whom RBS has come into contact. All Friends receive a copy of this nearly annual publication. To join the Friends of Rare Book School, please visit our Friends of RBS page. Additional copies are available to Friends at $15 per copy. $25
B3 Breslauer, B. H. The Uses of Bookbinding Literature. 1986. An annotated and evaluative guide to the literature of bookbinding. $10
B4 de Hamel, Christopher. Cutting up Manuscripts for Pleasure and Profit. 1996. The 1995 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. Second Printing, 1998. $10
B6 Printing & Graphic Arts. Through the kindness of Roderick Stinehour, the BAP has mint copies for sale of bound volumes V through IX of this distinguished periodical (1953-65), as well as individual copies of a number of single issues. The bound volumes are $7 each; individual issues are $2 each. Our diminishing stock of these issues and volumes varies at any given point; ask us what's currently available!
B7 Rare Book School 1993 Yearbook. Names and addresses of participants and complete course evaluations; 218 pp, with about 50 photographs. $10
B8 Rare Book School 1998 Yearbook. As above, sans course evaluations; 72 pp, with about 7 photographs. $5
B9 Rare Book School 1999 Yearbook. As above; 91 pages, with about 60 photographs. $5
B10 Rosenthal, Bernard M. The Gentle Invasion: Continental Emigre Booksellers of the Thirties and Forties and Their Impact on the Antiquarian Booktrade in the United States. The 1986 Sol M. Malkin Lecture. New printing, with a postscript. Out of Stock
B11 Rota, Anthony. The Changing Face of Antiquarian Bookselling, 1950-2000 A.D. 1995. The 1994 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. Out of Stock
B12 Schiller, Justin G. Pioneering Collectible Children's Books: The First 100 Years. 2002. The 1993 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. $10
B13 Stoddard, Roger E. 'Put a Resolute Hart to a Steep Hill': William Gowans, Antiquary and Bookseller. 1990. The 1988 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. $10
B14 Tanselle, G. Thomas. Introduction to Bibliography: Seminar Syllabus. Fifth BAP edition, 2002. 370 pp. $25
B15 ______. Introduction to Scholarly Editing: Seminar Syllabus. Second BAP edition, 2002. 257 pp. $20
B16 ______. Libraries, Museums, and Reading. The 1990 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. $10
B17 Winship, Michael. Hermann Ernst Ludewig: America's Forgotten Bibliographer. 1986. The 1985 Sol. M. Malkin Lecture. $10

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DVD

D1 Two classic Book Arts Press Publications now remastered on one region-free DVD: The Anatomy of a Book: Part I: Format in the Hand-Press Period and The Making of a Renaissance Book.

Also sold with a workbook, practice sheets of facsimile chainline paper, and a set of facsimile format sheets (see Facsimiles of Bibliographical Format below).

$60

 
$95
D2 Two classic Book Arts Press Publications now remastered on one region-free DVD: How to Operate a Book and From Punch to Printing Type. $60

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Videotapes

V1 From Punch to Printing Type: The Art and Craft of Hand Punchcutting and Typecasting. A 45-minute videotape (VHS; available both in NTSC and PAL) featuring Stan Nelson; directed by Peter Herdrich. 1985. $50
V2 How to Operate a Book. A 30-minute videotape (VHS; available both only in PAL) featuring Gary Frost. An examination of the physical structure of books, from the medieval manuscript codex to the modern paperback. Directed by Peter Herdrich.

Out of print in both NTSC and PAL formats, but now available on DVD (see above).
50$
V3 Anatomy of a Book: I: Format. A 30-minute videotape featuring Terry Belanger. First principles of bibliographical format. Directed by Peter Herdrich. Produced by Viking Productions; distributed by the Book Arts Press.

Out of print in both NTSC and PAL formats, but now available on DVD (see above).
All tapes for sale are previously viewed, and supplies are limited.

Also sold with a workbook, practice sheets of facsimile chainline paper, and a set of facsimile format sheets (see Facsimiles of Bibliographical Format below).

$35

 
 
 
 
$70
V4 The Making of a Renaissance Book. The classic 22-minute 16mm film made in 1969 by the American Friends of the Plantin-Moretus Museum, now owned and distributed by the BAP and available as a videotape.

Out of print in both NTSC and PAL formats, but now available on DVD (see above).
Supplies are limited.
50$
V5 The 'Doc' Robert Leslie Collection of Videotapes and Films on Graphic Arts Subjects Owned by the Book Arts Press. A classified, evaluative 48-page guide to over 100 videotapes and films. Out of Stock

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Bibliographical Facsimilies

P1 Facsimile Chainline Paper. Sheets of 11" x 15" paper with schematic deckles, chainlines, tranchefiles, a watermark and a countermark printed on both sides of each sheet; intended for use in teaching the principles of bibliographical format. Available in orders of 25, 100, or 500 sheets (1 ream). $10/25
$25/100
$100/500
P2 Facsimiles of Bibliographical Format. A set of six facsimile sheets showing various bibliographical formats (2º, 4º, 8º, 8º in half-sheet imposition, 12ºin 12s, 12ºin 6s). Each set includes 18 format sheets (three copies of each of the six facsimiles), 10 sheets of facsimile chainline paper (see description above) and the Format dvd workbook $35

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Exhibition Catalogs

E1 Breslauer, B. H. Historic and Artistic Bookbindings from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana. In November 1986, a selection of books from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana notable for their bindings was exhibited at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels. The 168-page catalog of the exhibition contains full-page illustrations of 75 bindings (including six in color). $20
E2 Dewey. The Dewey Years at Columbia, 1883-1888: An Exhibition Held in The Rotunda, Low Library, Columbia University, December 1987. $5
E3 Leab, Daniel J. It Is Impossible to Sell Animal Stories in America, Mr Orwell: George Orwell and His Publishers. A Book Arts Press Exhibition Drawn from the Collection of Daniel J. Leab Held in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia 6 February–15 May 1997. 52 pp. $5
E4 Calvin P. Otto. Only in Cloth: Publishers' Bookbindings 1830–1910: An Exhibition from the Collection of Calvin P. Otto on Display in the Rotunda of the University of Virginia, 18 September–22 December 1997. 1998. 48 pp. $5

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Rare Book School Gift Items

Apron Design

G1. Blue RBS Apron

Features a lightning bolt-wielding lion

$10

Tape Measure Design

G3. Orange Tape Measure

Retractable, features purple RBS lion

$3

2005 Mug Design   2004 Mug Design   2003 Mug Design   2002 Mug Design   2001 Mug Design

G2. RBS Coffee Mugs

All mugs are dark blue with yellow printing. Each year features a different lion:
2005 Monk, 2004 Suit, 2003 Postage stamp, 2002 Paper airplane, 2001 Skating

$5 each

Keychain Design

G4. Brass Keychain

Features the RBS lion

$5

Tote Bag Design

G6. Black Tote Bag

Features a lightning bolt-wielding lion

Out of stock

Shirt Design (Front)   Shirt Design (Back)   2005 Shirt Design (Front)

G5. RBS T-Shirts

(From left to right: RBS shirt front design, RBS shirt back design, 2005 RBS shirt front design)

I. RBS T-shirts are white, 100% cotton with a purple lion wielding a yellow
lightning bolt on the back and the RBS logo on the front chest area.

II. RBS 2005 T-Shirts only have a small lion (with tonsured head and monk's
robe) on the front. Colors & Sizes: Pine (S M L); Cardinal (S M L XL);
and Graphite (S M L XL)

I. $10                       II. $12.50