Washington: Library of Congress, 1982. 4to. cloth. x, 297 pages. S-K 353. With foreword by Frederick R. Goff. Contains thousands of terms and definitions which deal with the binding, care and repair of books. With a bibliography listing 373 related sources. Illustrated. Uneven fading of covers with some rubbing. READ MORE
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New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. tall 8vo. cloth. xx,672; (iv),596; (vi),574; (vi),647; (iv),684 pages. 5 volumes. Reprint of the 1920 first edition. With a full index to the collection in the back of the last volume. Has many plates of illustrations including 7 of bookbindings with 4 in color. READ MORE
Moscow: n.p. 1975-1993. 8vo. cloth. 21 volumes. Twenty-one of the twenty-eight volumes published to-date in this periodical devoted to book collecting, printing, miniature books, bookplates, publishing, and bookselling. Illustrated. The former owner of this set knows of no complete sets in the West. Includes the following volumes: 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 11-13, 15-20, 22-28. READ MORE
4 volumes bound in 2
Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc, 1926. small 4to. quarter cloth with marbled paper-covered boards with original stiff paper wrappers bound in. xii,294,(2); viii, 295-499,(3); vii,501-730(4); vii,731-933+(1) pages plus 31 plates. 4 volumes bound in 2. Auction catalogue for L. Giraud-Badin held on February 17-20, 1926. (Blogie II, 301-2). In four parts, the fourth being an album containing thirty-one black-and-white plates. Parts 2-4 bound together in volume two. Part one begins with a preface by Abel Lefranc... READ MORE
Paris: Librairie Henri Leclerc, 1926. small 4to. half leather, five raised bands, marble paper covered boards, original wrappers bound in. xii,294,(2); viii,295-499,(3); vii,501-730,(2); vii,731-933+(1) pages. 4 volumes. Auction catalogue for L. Giraud-Badin held on February 17-20, 1926. (Blogie II, 301-2). In four parts,the plates being bound in with volume four. Part one begins with a preface by Abel Lefranc concerning the deceased, Hector de Backer and his collection. De Backer was the president of the... READ MORE
Los Angeles: University of California, 1985. 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. x, 186, (2) pages. Limited to 350 copies. Foreword by Robert Vosper followed by eight essays on collecting and books by Robert Rosenthal, Tyrus G. Harmsen, Richard H. Rouse, Charles L. Heiskell, Ward Ritchie, Ruth E. Fine, and Alan Jutzi. Printed by Patrick Reagh. READ MORE
New York: Duprat & Co. 1892. 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers. 119 pages. First edition, one of 200 copies printed on Japanese paper (out of 1000 copies). (Webber p.62). Thirteen chapters on the book including one on the art of bookbinding and another on Historical Book-Covers. Includes 13 illustrations with 8 of the bindings including a full color frontispiece. Well preserved copy. READ MORE
London: Printed for the Trustees, 1912. small folio. cloth, top edge gilt. xvi, 130 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Huth, introduction by F.G. Kenyon along with much text and illustrations including 18 separate plates done in collotype. Printed letterpress by Horace Hart at the University Press. Former library book from the Gloucestershire County Libraries with bookplate and pocket mounted on free endpaper. Paper label on spine. READ MORE
Paris: A. Quantin, 1880. thick small 4to. half leather, all edges gilt. 431 pages. Premier Volume. Ulrich & Kup p.124. "News of the world of books and letters. Well edited; useful for reference for the period." Filled with illustrations of books and bindings, portraits and others. Minor cover rubbing. READ MORE
With Reproductions of Title-pages from Books in the Author's Library.
Cleveland: The Rowfant Club, 1928. 4to. marbled cloth with a maroon base color, box with wrap-around label. (vi), 41, (3) pages. With Reproductions of Title-pages from Books in the Author's Library. Printed in February 1928 in an edition of 289 numbered copies (Fleck A.15.A.2). With a separate colored plate as a frontispiece. Book and box are in great shape. READ MORE
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, 1941. small 4to. blue boards, dust jackets except the prospectus volume which was issued in a cardboard mailer. 24; xviii,230; xii,276; x,178 pages. Profusely illustrated. 4 volumes. Complete set of this important sale catalogue (Fleck G.111). The illustrations are excellent with one Blake drawing in full color. Newton's comments from his many books have been interlaced with the book descriptions in the catalogue. The first volume is a prospectus with comments... READ MORE
5 volumes, complete.
Cambridge: University Press, 1951-1960. 8vo. cloth, dust jackets. (viii), 39+(1); xiii+(i), 119; xi+(i), 177; xv+(i), 227; xi, 203+(1) pages. 5 volumes, complete. This set comprises the best study done of Sir Thomas Phillipps, probably the world's best known collector. Comprising the following titles: 1. THE CATALOGUES OF MANUSCRIPTS & PRINTED BOOKS OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS; THEIR COMPOSITION AND DISTRIBUTION. 1951. 2. THE FAMILY AFFAIRS OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS. 1952. 3. THE FORMATION OF THE PHILLIPPS... READ MORE
Original Matter Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland; Abstracts from Valuable Manuscripts; Unpublished Autograph Letters of Eminent Characters; and Notices of Book Sales.
London: John Wilson, 1830. small 8vo. original cloth covers with new cloth spine, original paper spine label. (iv), 160 pages. Original Matter Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland; Abstracts from Valuable Manuscripts; Unpublished Autograph Letters of Eminent Characters; and Notices of Book Sales. First and only edition. (Lowndes p.1912; Ulrich and Kup p.146; Halkett and Laing p.198 though pagination is stated incorrectly). Lowndes says that "This gentleman issued notices of... READ MORE
Leeds: At the Swan Press, 1924. small 4to. full blue calf. 50, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies. A play with the main character being Nathaniel Baddeley, an antiquarian bookseller. The play is staged in his shop and concerns the sale of his dearest possession, a book, to the American bookseller, Vosenach. Vosenach is almost certainly patterned after A.S.W. Rosenbach. (Vosenach does not get the book.). Beautifully printed. Spine is rubbed. READ MORE
(London): (Bertram Rota Ltd), 2002. narrow 4to. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. (iv), 176 pages. Limited to 300 copies in paper covers. Calligraphic design on the upper cover and title-page contributed by Sebastion Carter. Book presented to Rota on the occasion of his 70th birthday from several of his compatriots and admirers such as Barry Bloomfield, William Matheson, Charles Seluzicki, Margaret Eaton, and Bob Fleck. Loosely inserted is a T.L.s. from Rota to Bill and... READ MORE
Paris: Édouard Rouveyre, 1877. 12mo. later quarter cloth with marbled paper covered boards with original paper wrappers bound in. xvi, 78, (2) pages. Text in French. A guide to the basics for bibliophiles, containing advice on conservation and maintenance of text and binding, preservation from harmful insects, abbreviations used in catalogues, cleaning, and repairs. Published by a Paris bookseller. Boards rubbed and scuffed at edges. Front hinge cracked. Endpapers and text tanned. Original front wrapper... READ MORE
Edited with An Introduction by Thomas Moult.
London: Constable & Co. 1923. 8vo. polished cloth, top edge gilt. xxxv, 284 pages. Edited with An Introduction by Thomas Moult. First edition. A valuable, well-illustrated, antiquarian bookseller's memoir. Spencer was personally acquainted with many of the authors of his day. Much on Dickens, George Cruikshank, Phiz and a positively laudatory account of T. J. Wise and his library. With colored illustrations. Great association item as with the following presentation on the free endpaper to... READ MORE
New York: J.J. Little & Co. 1884. thick small 4to. original cloth. x, 527 pages. Limitation page contains a presentation from Mrs. Stewart and is numbered. This large collection contained an Audubon folio, several folios by Gould, and a very fine selection of bibles. Stuart sold the collection to the Lenox Library. Covers and spine spotted. READ MORE
London: Martin Secker, 1919. 8vo. polished cloth stamped in gilt, top edges gilt. Portrait Frontispiece;x,(iv),512; Portrait Frontispiece;(iv),51 pages. 2 volumes. Second impression. Covers a little handled, lettering on spine of first volume a little faded, else a very good set. READ MORE
Paris: Édition de l'Atelier d'Art / Lefranc & Cie, (1904). tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers with modern paper spine label. (vi), 41, (5) pages. First edition. A manual of etching. Part of a series entitled "Bibliothèque practique des Arts d'Amateurs." With a color illustration of a young lady etching on the front cover. All eight plates are present and loosely inserted in pocket in the back. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE
London: John & Edward Bumpus, 1912. 8vo. red cloth stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. 112 pages of text and 29 photogravures. First edition, one of 100 numbered and signed copies printed on hand-made paper and bound thus. Study of this 18th century French illustrator. Printed by the Chiswick Press. With a bibliography of books illustrated by Choffard. Well preserved copy. READ MORE
Paris: Gauthier-Villars; Masson & Cie, (1898). small 8vo. modern marbled paper wrappers, paper spine label. 190, (xvi), xvi pages. First edition (Roosens & Luc Salu 2218). Part of the series entitled "Encyclopédie scientifique des aide-mémoire." 18 text illustrations. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. READ MORE
Paris: Librarie Fischbacher, 1885. 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers bound in half cloth, paper-covered boards; top edge cut, other edges uncut. (iv), 43+(1) pages. Reprinted from Les Grandes scènes historiques du XVIe siecle. Limited to 150 copies. A study of the lives of Jean Perrissin (c. 1536-c. 1611), French painter and printmaker (Benezit 8, 236), and Jacques Tortorel, wood and copper engraver (Benezit 10, 238). The two collaborated on publication of engravings of the post-Reformation... READ MORE
A Christmas Story
Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1930. 8vo. cloth, clear dust jacket. (vi), 24 pages. A Christmas Story. Edition limited to 350,of which this is No. 178. Two vignettes engraved by Eric Gill in 1926, and are numbered 104 and 105 in Engravings by Eric Gill (Bristol, 1929). The blocks were not used in the edition of Disraeli for which they were designed. The blocks later came into the possession of the publisher of this book; thinking them... READ MORE