London: Messrs. Sotheby & Co., 1967. small 4to. boards. (vii), 233, (9) pages. S-K 1184. This catalogue describes Abbey's collection of French bindings and contains a full color frontispiece and 51 full-page plates of bindings. Name in ink on free endpaper.READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED LIBRARY PART III
London: Sotheby's, 1965-1989. small 4to. original boards except parts five and six which are in the original paper wrappers. Ten volumes. First ten volumes of these auction catalogues describing this magnificent collection (lacks the 11th volume which was issued in 1989). Contains one of the best selections of bookbindings and books about bookbindings ever sold at auction. Hundreds of plates of illustrations. Prices realized in all volumes except volume eight. Covers of volume 9 have... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE PRINTED BOOKS AND FINE BINDINGS FROM THE CELEBRATED COLLECTION, THE...
AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.
Harper Woods, MI: The Adagio Press, 1971. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (20) pages. AN EPILOGUE TO THE PUBLICATION OF C-S: THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN. First edition, limited to 432 numbered copies. Tanner and Alstrom 24. Concerns a letter from Cobden- Sanderson's daughter and additional information by John Dreyfus. Hand-printed by Leonard Bahr at his private press.READ MORE about A LETTER FROM STELLA
New York: The Grolier Club, 2006. 9 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 212 pages. With photographs from Tom Grill, this book features miniature designer bindings from the collection of Neal M. Albert. Containing more than 7,000 color illustrations, the book covers all styles of bindings including traditional, variations, geometric, abstract, representational, gems, flora & fauna, lettering, diminutive, and experimental. The designer, year, dimensions, and a small description accompany the photos of each listed binding. Including... READ MORE about THE NEALE M. ALBERT COLLECTION OF MINIATURE DESIGNER BINDINGS
Cambridge: University Press, 1941. 12mo. cloth, dust jacket. (x), 141+(1) pages and 14 illustrations. Second edition, revised by John Carter and E.A. Crutchley. Excellent short guide to the history of printing. Jacket is tape repaired with red fabric tape at spine ends.READ MORE about THE PRINTED BOOK
Winchester: The Alembic Press, 1986. small 4to. cloth. (46) pages. Limited to 96 numbered copies, handprinted. Illustrated with Twenty Seven Samples of their Specially hand marbled Papers. The samples of marbled paper are tipped-in.READ MORE about THE COMPTON MARBLING PATTERN BOOK
Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1992. small 4to. portfolio tied with ribbon. 18 sections loosely inserted. First edition, limited to 150 numbered copies. Contains 17 examples of Compton Marbling's paper, each developed especially for an individual customer, or for themselves for a particular market. Each sample is tipped into a folded leaf with descriptive text. Some of the sheets contain other samples, such as an original that was used by the company for matching. Portfolio is... READ MORE about COMPTON MARBLING PORTFOLIO OF PATTERNS
Organisee par Ader Picard Tajan.
Monte-Carlo: n.p., 1986. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 232, (2) pages. Organisee par Ader Picard Tajan. Auction catalogue, July 1, 1986, held at the Hotel Hermitage, Monte-Carlo, organisee en collaboration avec la Société des Bains de Mer, a la requete de la Ste Art Monaco. Lots 1-154 are architecture related. Lots 155-232 is a selection of incunabula, illuminated manuscripts, prints, and fine bindings. Fully illustrated. Randeria bookplate on half-title page. Corners bumped.READ MORE about ARCHITECTURE ET BEAUX LIVRES ANCIENS
San Francisco: The Arion Press, 1976. oblong 4to. paper wrapper. two sheets folded. Prospectus only. Limited to 200 copies signed by the author. Colored illustrations that are reminiscent of the Nuremburg Chronicle executed by the author with linoleum blocks and in many different colors. Offsetting of engraving.READ MORE about Prospectus for A TRAVEL BOOK
Revue Internationale de la Reliure, de la Bibliophilie et de l'Estampe
Paris: 1990-1997. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Revue Internationale de la Reliure, de la Bibliophilie et de l'Estampe. Text in French. Collection of 22 issues of Art & Métiers du Livre, a magazine devoted to the book arts. Consists of the following numbers: 163, 164, 170, 171, 172, 174, 183, 185, 186, 187, 189, 190, 191, 192, 193, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204. Each issue contains numerous illustrations in color and black-and-white, as well as many interesting articles about bookbinding, book illustration, and other book arts.READ MORE about ART & MÉTIERS DU LIVRE
Paris: Les Editions G. Cres et Cie, 1924. square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xiii, 280 pages. First edition. An impressive guide to the history of the book. Illustrated. One of the special sections is devoted to the different printing methods, arranged in chronological order; another is on different composing machines done in the same manner.READ MORE about LE LIVRE, SON ARCHITECTURE SA TECHNIQUE. Preface d'Henri Foucillon
Hellerup: Rosenkilde og Bagger, (1985). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers, slipcase. 250, (4) pages. Carl Elberling's classic volume, "Letters from a Book-Lover," is reprinted here in celebration of Hans Bagger's 60th birthday. Bagger was a Danish bookseller and president of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. Elberling's eight letters are thoroughly illustrated in black-and-white and include many pictures of bookbindings. Besides the new edition of Elberling, there are numerous greetings from antiquarian booksellers, including John... READ MORE about BREVE FRA EN BOGELSKER
N.P. Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1978. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 43 pages. Reprinted from the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE. Illustrated. Presentation "For Susan Thompson with best regards Paul N. Banks."READ MORE about THE PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS
N.P. Société Royale des Bibliophiles et Iconophiles de Belgique, (1973). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 86, (4) pages followed by 29 plates. A selection of books from the collections of members including Harry Vinckenbosch on illustrated books of the 18th century, Robert Moureau on first editions of the 19th and 20th century, Eugène Rouir on prints, Georges Colin about binding and others. Many illustrations of bindings.READ MORE about REFLETS DE LA BIBLIOPHILIE EN BELGIQUE II