Books About Collecting Books

My collection of books about collecting books is wide and varied. It is arranged alphabetically with dates, first editions and signing noted. All are 1st editions unless otherwise noted. This is a very incomplete list. All my newer books about books are on my LIBRARYTHING.COM page, Dyarington

# Name of Books Year/Edition
1 Baldacci, David, Collectors -
2 Bennett, Bob, Horatio Alger, A Comprehensive Bibliography signed, 1980 (3 copies)
3 Basbanes, Nicholas, A Gentile Madness signed
4 Basbanes, N., Patience and Fortitude-
5 Basbanes, N., A Splendor of Letters 2003
6 Basbanes, N., Among The Gently Mad, Brant, Sebastion, Ship of Fools-
7 Brucolli, Matthew, Fortunes of Mitchell Kennerly, Bookman 1986
8 Carpenter, Charles, History of American Schoolbooks 1963
9 Carter, John, ABC for Book Collectors 1998
10 Commager, Henry Steele, Webster's Spelling Book 1958
11 Collins, Paul, Sixpence House 2003
12 Curle, Richard, Collecting American 1st Editions signed, 1930
13 Darten, Harvey, Children's Books In England, 3rd ed. 1999
14 Drepperd, Carl, 1st Reader for Antique Collectors 1946
15 Evans, Charles, American Bibliography w/ 2 indexes 1970-1971
16 Everitt, Charles, Adventures of a Treasure Hunter 1951
17 Failey, R. B. Influence of N. Webster on Language Reform, Princeton Dissertation 1938
18 Foley, P.K., American Authors 1795-1895 1897
19 Ford, Paul L. New England Primer 1899, 1962 (2 copies)
20 Franklin, Ben, Way To Wealth reprint, 1986
21 Freeman, Ruth, Yesterday's Schoolbooks 1960
22 Gardner, Ralph, Horatio Alger, American Hero Era signed, 1978
23 Goodspeed, Charles, Yankee Bookseller 1937
24 Halsey, Rosalie, Forgotten Books of The American Nursery 1911
25 Harshaw, In What Book 1970
26 Heard, J. Norman, Bookman's Guide To Americana 1969
27 Heartman, Charles, Non-New England Primers, 1935
28 Heartman, Charles New England Primers Prior to 1830, 1915, 1922, 1934
29 Huxford, Old Books 1999
30 Jackson, Guy A., Rare Books and First Editions 1930
31 Johnson, Clifton, Old-time Schools and Books PB reprint, 1963
32 Johnson, Merle, American First Editions (fraud) 1932
33 Kennedy, Sam, Samuel H. Adams and The Business of Writing signed, 1999
34 Lee, Thomas, First edition Price Guide 2003
35 Lepore, Jill, A is For American 2002
36 Lewis, Wilmarth, Collector's Progress, signed 1946
37 Lewis , Wilmarth, One Man's Education 1967
38 Littlefield, George E., Early Schoolbooks of New England 1904
39 Matthews, Brander, Ballads of Books 1899
40 McCullough, Lou, Children's Books 19th Century 1979
41 McDonald, Marianne entire series (eight books) of Dido Hoare Mysteries
42 McKerrow, Ronald B., Introduction to Bibliography 1927
43 McMurtrie, The Book, Story of Printing and Bookmaking 1965
44 Middleton, Bernard, Restoration of Leather Bindings 1998
45 Minnich, Harvey, McGuffey and His Readers 1936
46 Minnich, Harvey, Old Favorites From McGuffey 1936
47 Monaghan, E. Jennifer, Common Heritage, Noah Webster 1983
48 Monaghan, E. Jennifer, Read and Write in Colonial America 2005
49 Newton, A. Edward, The Amenities of Book Collecting 1918
50 Newton, A. Edward, Bibliography and Pseudo Bibliography 1936
51 Opie, Iona and Peter, Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Ryhmes 1997
52 Petrosky, Henry, Book on The Bookshelf, 1st 1999
53 Plimpton, George, Education of Shakespeare 1933
54 Powell, Lawrence Clark, Fortune and Friendship 1968
55 Private Libraries Association, (of which I am a member) Modest Collection, 2007
56 Quayle, Eric, Collector's Book of Books 1971
57 Randall, David A., Dukedom Large enough 1962
58 Rollins, Richard, Autobiographies of Noah Webster 1989
59 Rosenbach, A. S. W., Books and Bidders (Yale Library copy), 1927 (2 copies)
60 Rosenbach, ASW, Early American Children's books reprint, 1933
61 Rosenbach, ASW, Bookhunter's Holiday, 1936, The Unpublishable Memoirs 1924
62 Ryan, Lawrence, Schoolmaster, 1570, Ascham reprint 1974
63 Seigel,David, Book hunter's guide to S Atlantic States 1998
64 Sheppard, Roger, International Directory of Book Collectors '81-'83, '98-'99
65 Skeel, Emily Ellsworth, Noah Webster-
66 Skiff, Frederick, Adventures in Americana signed, 1935
67 Smith, Nila Banton, American Reading Instruction (History) 1986
68 Stallybrass, Peter, Benjamin Franklin 2006
69 Stevens, Henry, Recollections of Mr. James Lenox 1886
70 Stillwell, Margaret Bingham, Librarians Are Human (Boston Public Library Copy), 1973
71 Targ, William, Bibliophile in the Nursery reprint, 1957, Boullabaisse for
72 Bibliophiles1955
73 Tuer, Andrew W., history Of The Horn Book 1979
74 Unger, Harlow, Life and Times of Noah Webster 1998
75 Vinycomb, John, Ex Libris Bookplates 1894
76 Warfel, Harry R., Noah Webster, Schoolmaster 1936
77 Warfel, Harry R., Letters of Noah Webster 1953
78 Warner, Charles D., American Men of Letters (Noah Webster) 1881
79 Welch, d'Alte, Bib. of American Children's Books Prior to 1821 1972
80 Winchester, Simon, Professor and The Madman PB 1998
81 Winchester, Simon, Meaning of Everything 2003
82 Wolfe, Edwin, Rosenbach, 1st 1960