London: Seeley and Co. 1894. folio. original green cloth with gilt-stamping on front board and spine, all edges gilt. viii, 82, (2) pages. A study of English "minor arts" which includes a section on bookbinding. Illustrates bound works from the 16th to the early 18th centuries, and discussing the art of bookbinding to the late 19th century. Table of contents, list of illustrations, and list of other works by the publisher. Tissue-guarded color plates with... READ MORE
Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952. miniature book (6.0 x 4.2 cm). leather, title and author gilt-stamped on front cover, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers. (vi), 27, (3) pages. Limited to 750 copies (Bradbury, St. Onge 8). Frontispiece illustration of the King with a portrait in text. Brief biographical sketch of George VI. The Prime Minister's address to the nation upon the King's death and the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne. With... READ MORE
London: The Bookman's Journal, 1924. thick 4to. brown cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. xvi, 375 pages. First edition, limited to 500 numbered copies. This well illustrated volume is still the definitive work on Cruikshank. Some rubbing along hinges. READ MORE
Washington: Library of Congress, 1986. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 75+(1) pages. Printed in an edition limited to 1500 copies. Papers presented at the symposium held at the Library of Congress in 1983 in which biographers, publishers, critics and readers gathered together to discuss the biography. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the event. READ MORE
London: Lund Humphries in association with Barbican Art Gallery, 1992. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 127 pages. Foreword by John Hoole of the Barbican followed by the text and the exhibition catalogue describing over 100 examples of Gill's work. Very well illustrated including some in color. READ MORE
New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1998. square 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 144 pages. An introduction to the craft of bookmaking, especially binding. Table of contents, introduction, list of suppliers, selected bibliography, credits and acknowledgments, index. Color illustrations throughout. READ MORE
(London, England): John Murray, (1973). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 156 pages. First edition (Horne 332-3). Nash's work in a biographical context with emphasis on his paintings of the 20th century world wars. Foreword, essay by C. Day Lewis, preface. Catalogue of plates, 144 plates, both color and black and white, Chronology of Nash's life, list of public collectioins, index of paintings, watercolors and drawings, general index. 12 plates in text. Dust jacket and endpapes toned. READ MORE
London, England: Lund Humphries, (1948). 4to. cloth. xii, 80 pages, plates. First edition (Bertram 315). Frontispiece portrait of Nash in his Hampstead studio, 1937. Table of contents, preface, chronology, introduction by the editor, catalogue of exhibitions held by Nash, list of Nash's works in public collections, select bibliography, catalogue of plates. With 132 plates, many color tipped-in. With essays by Herbert Read, John Rothenstein, E.H. Ramsden, and Philip James. Notes on Nash's technique by Richard Seddon. Covers lightly scuffed. READ MORE
St. Louis: Julian I. Edison, 1970. miniature book (6.7 x 5.4 cm). leather, title and author gilt-stamped on spine, decoration gilt-stamped on front board, all edges gilt. 55, (3) pages. Limited to 100 copies. (Bradbury, Julian I. Edison 1). A historical overview of the development of miniature texts, beginning with antiquity. Black and white illustrations. Author was an editor of the Miniature Book News. Miniature bookplate of Kathryn Rickard on front pastedown. READ MORE
(Regensburg, Germany): Mandragora, 1997. 4to. paper-covered boards. 87, (9) pages. Text in English and German. A catalogue of books and images of John Gerard. Table of contents, essays by the authors, illustrations, curriculum vitae of Gerard, epilogue. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE
London, England: Oxford University Press, 1958. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 271+(1) pages. Based on the letters from poet Edward Thomas to the author in the years from 1913 until his death in France in 1917. Preface, foreword, acknowledgments, index. Frontispiece photograph of Thomas. Gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper. READ MORE
New York: Apollo, (1986). 4to. thick 4to., cloth, dust jacket. xv, 1081 pages. First printing of enlarged and updated second edition. Contains 2,500 names not included in the last revision of 1983 and virtually 60% of the existing entries have been expanded or updated. An essential refernce work to American Art, which now totals over 12,000 names. Minor wear to jacket. READ MORE
(New Haven: Yale University), 1980. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Catalogue of an exhibition of some of the gifts of Van Vechten (1880-1964) to Yale, which include many African-American items. Introductory essay. Listing of 112 items included in exhibition. Frontispiece. READ MORE
Translated by George Bisset.
London: Faber, (1977). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 211 pages. Translated by George Bisset. First edition in English; translated from the 1975 first Swedish edition. A look at where publishing was heading by this Swedish publisher. Name in ink on front pastedown. READ MORE
Ilminster, Somerset, England: Richard Dennis and William E. Wiltshire III, (1989). 4to. illustrated paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 256 pages. Acknowledgments, table of contents, guides to the catalogue and color plates. The work of William de Morgan, known for his lustreware and "Persian-style" pottery. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. READ MORE
Preface by Frank Swinnerton.
London: Secker & Warburg, (1962). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 495 pages. Preface by Frank Swinnerton. First English edition. Collected writings of some of the great American and British publishers on a variety of publishing fields. Copyright notice inked over. READ MORE
(Aldershot, Hampshire, England): Scolar Press, (1992). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 143+(1) pages. A study of the art of Anthony Gross (1905-84). Essays by Sebastian Carter, David Curtis, Richard Morphet, Graham Reynolds, and Angela Wright. Table of contents, list of plates, introduction, chronology, list of works in public collections, bibliography. Frontispiece photograph of Gross. 32 color plates and 81 black and white illustrations. READ MORE
With a Letter of Introduction by Beatrice Warde.
Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1936. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. viii, 72, (2) pages. With a Letter of Introduction by Beatrice Warde. First edition, limited to 425 copies. Covers rubbed with wear at spine ends. Spine label foxed. READ MORE
London: Barrie & Jenkins, (1989). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 209 pages. Reprint of the revised impression of 1977. A biographical study of this important member of the Pre-Raphelite Brotherhood. Richly illustrated with 280 black and white plates and 50 color plates. Includes a select bibliography, a list of stained-glass windows designed by Burne-Jones, and a list of public collections containing his work. READ MORE