- Paris, France: A. Quantin, 1882-1883.
- small 4to.
- original paper wrappers.
Price: $50.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 43292
A deluxe periodical for bibliophiles first published by A. Quantin in 1880, and later by Quantin with Octave Uzanne as editor-in-chief from 1881-1889. (Ulrich & Kup p, 124). Included here are 1882-1883. Lavish use of llustration, including drawings, illustrations of books and bindings, and many original prints bound-in. Some plates reproduced in color. Each volume is composed of two parts: Ancient Bibliography and Modern Bibliography, with each section having their own dedicated page count. Frequent use of pictorial initials. Articles on writers and their works, book collectors and collections, printing and book production. A 156-page supplement to December 1883 is devoted to advertisements for new books, magazines and manuals. Many are samples of prints from the advertised books. Detailed indexing. The following are the issues currently available:
1882 has January through October of Ancient and Modern Bibliography for a total of 10 issues.
1883 has January through August, and December of Ancient and Modern Bibliography for a total of 9 issues.
Various condition issues.