- London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1930-1936.
- quarter vellum, marbled paper-covered boards
- (xii),96; (xiiii),128; 70; (xviii);144; (xx),168; (xxi),172; (xii),144; (xvi),156; (xviii),170; (xxxiiii),132; (xv),52; 48 pages
Price: $850.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 104031
Volume I, limited to 500 copies, "The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles 1770-1900" by Michael Sadleir, covers various materials and methods of binding in England, with twelve plates in collotype. Light wear to edges of the marbled-paper boards and light wear to the vellum spines. Volume II limited to 500 copies. "A Bibliography of William Beckford of Fonthill" by Guy Chapman and John Hodgkin. It covers published books, attributed works, unpublished prose writings, verses, music, portraits of Wm. Beckford, with an appendix. Frontispiece and sixteen illustrations. Some damage to the hinges near the head and tail of the spines. Only the slightest hint of shelfwear. Booksellers ticket of Chas. E. Laureat. Volume III limited to 500 copies. "Cancels" by R.W. Chapman, covers authors corrections, significance, printing and placing of cancels, watermarks and miscellaneous examples. With eleven facsimiles in collotype, folding plate diagram, appendices and an index. Spine soiled, but very solid. Exlibris bookplate of noted bibliophile, scholar, and author John Carter on front pastedown. Volume IV limited to 500 copies. "A Bibliography of the Waverley Novels" by Grenville Worthington is a detailed examination of the first editions. With a frontispiece in collotype and twenty-one facsimiles. Only the slightest hint of shelfwear, else fine. Exlibris bookplate on front pastedown of noted author and collector A.N.L. Munby. Volume V limited to 500 copies. "Points 1874-1930, Being Extracts from a Bibliographers Notebook" by Percy H. Muir. Covers 60 authors and numerous titles. With four plates in collotype, six facsimiles in line and an index. With exlibris bookplate of John Carter on front pastedown. Volume VI. Limited to 500 copies. "Binding Variants in English Publishing 1820-1900" by John Carter. Covers the various kinds of bindings and discuses more than 100 books in detail. With frontispiece, sixteen pages of collotype plates and an index of names. Previous ownership inscription in ink on front free endpaper. Light wear to vellum, else fine. Volume VII, limited to 500 copies. "Points in Eighteenth Century Verse" by Iolo A. Williams. Contains the pleasures of collecting, collations and points on a number of books. With four plates in collotype, nine facsimiles, and an addenda. Spine lightly age darkened and some wear to the head of the spine. Volume VIII, limited to 750 copies. "Points Second Series 1866-1934" by Percy H. Muir. Covers points, bibliographies and twenty-two authors books. Inscribed to John W. McConnell by Percy Muir, with John McConnell's bookplate on the front paste-down. Seven plates in collotype, six facsimiles in line and an index. Light wear to the head and tail of the spine. Light shelfwear. Pencil notes throughout. Volume IX limited to 500 copies. "Anglo-American First Editions 1826-1900, East to West" by I.R. Brussel, with an introduction by Graham Pollard. Covers first editions of English authors whose books were published in America before their publication in England. Twenty-six authors and their books. With frontispiece, eight plates in collotype and an index. Very light wear to the edges of the boards and the head and tail of the spine. Free endpapers foxed. Bookseller ticket of Henry Sotheran on front pastedown. Volume X. Limited to 500 copies. "Anglo-American Editions Part-Two: West to East 1786-1930" by I.R. Brussel with an introduction by Lord Esher. Describes first editions of American authors whose books were published in England before their publication in America, covers twenty-two authors with numerous editions. With frontispiece, sixteen plates in collotype and an index. Near fine. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.