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Fountain Pens of Japan by Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami

Fountain Pens of Japan
by Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami

Long anticipated by lovers of Japanese fountain pens and years in the making, the new volume has just reached us. This major work covers the major brands such as Nakaya, Sailor, Platinum, and Pilot-Namiki with history, pictures, and detailed pen descriptions. Additionally, the minor brands represented reveal a surprising range of writing instruments almost never seen on this side of the Pacific.

Japanese pens, marked by simplicity of physical design, an amazing range of surface applications, and top quality nibs, are receiving growing attention around the world. Not only are they beautiful, they are wonderful writing instruments.

With over 1700 images of pens, vintage advertising, and historic location shots within its 448 pages, this large format book is not something you will read in bed - it weighs six pounds. It is, however, by far the most comprehensive book ever written about the topic. The text is clear, the information solid. Andreas Lambrou and Masamichi Sunami have a combined experience with fountain pens that exceeds 100 years. This book reflects the depth and passion of their knowledge.

We have signed copies of Fountain Pens of Japan in stock and available for immediate shipment. Our price $119.


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Fountain Pens of the World

Fountain Pens of the World

by Andreas Lambrou

Published in 2014, this is the Third Edition of this hardbound book, which includes 448 pages of information on vintage and modern pens. There are 170 full color plates, as well as numerous other illustrations and reproductions. New chapters in this edition examine the history of limited edition pens and of special techniques such as guilloché engraving. This is the single most comprehensive book about fountain pens available today. Each copy we have has been personally signed by the author.

Our special sale price $119.

Free USPS Media Mail shipping of this book for all U.S. domestic orders.

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Fountain Pens: Their History and Art
by Jonathan Steinberg

Steinberg's book presents many pens rarely, or never, seen before. Numerous unusual pens are beautifully illustrated in this small but abundant volume. Fountain Pens: Their History And Art traces the history of the development of the pen from early reservoir systems to self-filling pens to modern reproductions. The book features more than one hundred four-color images, from lush photographic portraits of individual pens to rare vintage advertisements and original patent illustrations. The presentation of the book has an intentional, subtly antiqued feel that compliments the pens it depicts. Hard cover. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2007, 128 pages. Size 8 1/3" X 8 1/3" Weight 1.5 lbs.

Our price: $32.50

The Chronicle of the Fountain Pen:

The Chronicle of the Fountain Pen:
Stories within a Story

by Joao Pavão Martins, Luiz Leite, and António Gagean

For fountain pen aficionados who are also history buffs, this is your book! Arranged by year of manufacture instead of brand, it is a delight for the eyes as well as the mind; many of the photographs show instruments grouped by color resulting in images of red pens, jade pens, Mandarin yellow pens, black hard rubber pens, etc. Liberal use is made of events calendars, putting fountain pens into a context of what was happening in world history. Indexed and with a lengthy list of information sources and references, this book will find its way to many libraries. 352 pages 12" X 9 1/4" Hard cover Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2007

Retail price: $95.00

Our price: $89.00

Antique Writing Instruments

Antique Writing Instruments
Revised & Expanded 3rd Edition
by Stuart Schneider & George Fischler

At 160 pages and 9" by 6" this is a quick reference guide to vintage fountain pens and some dippers. With over 500 pens illustrated in full color, this book is a good introduction to pens. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd .2000

Retail Price: $19.95
Our Price: $16.95 *

Fountain Pens

Fountain Pens
United States of America and United Kingdom
by Andreas Lambrou

By the author of Fountain Pens of the World and Fountain Pens of Japan, this hardbound book, 256 pages, offer a conscise and fascinating introduction to the fountain pens of the English-speaking world and contains 540 full color photographs and illustrations. This book is now out of print and will not be re-published - we have a limited number of signed copies still available.

Retail Price: $75.00
Sale Price: $59.00
(signed copies)

Fountain Pens Past and Present

Fountain Pens Past and Present
Identification and Value Guide 2nd Edition
by Paul Erano

This book contains 287 pages, with index, of many of the most beautiful pens ever made. At 9" by 11", this full color hard back book is a mixture of color photographs of pens and vintage advertising as well as descriptions and values. This book will serve as an inspiration to most pen users and collectors. Published by Collector Books.

Retail Price: $24.95
Our Price: $21.95 - OUT OF PRINT - SOLD OUT

The Book of Fountain Pens and Pencils

The Book of Fountain Pens and Pencils
by Stuart Schneider & George Fischler

This is the second book in the series, goes into greater depth and augments the first, Fountain Pens and Pencils, seen below. At 260 pages and 9" by 12", it also includes more rare pens. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Retail Price: $79.95
Our Price: $69.95

Collecting Writing Instruments

Collecting Writing Instruments
by Dietmar Geyer

This hard bound book follows the whole history of writing. 176 pages are full of images as well as advice for professionals and artists. This is a great read. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1990.
We have one pre-owned copy in excellent condition for $40.00

Our Price: $50.00

Fountain Pens and Pencils

Fountain Pens and Pencils
The Golden Age of Writing Instruments 2nd Edition
by George Fischler & Stuart Schneider

At 311 pages, 9" by 12" format, with an updated price guide, this is a major work for pen collectors. It includes a good information on the big four brands as well as much information of the more obscure. A colorful and informative "must" for collectors. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Retail Price: $89.95
Our Price: $79.95

Pens and Pencils

Pens and Pencils
A Collector's Handbook 3rd edition
by Regina Martini

This collectors handbook is 150 pages in 8 1/2 by 11" paperback format. With a greater focus on European pens, it includes an updated price guide. Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd .2001

Retail Price: $24.95
Our price: $21.95

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