New York: The Grolier Club, 1892. small 4to. original cloth. xxxiv, 64 pages. Limited to 350 copies printed on Holland paper (Asaf 15). With 22 full page plates of illuminated pages and a 27 page introduction. This copy bears the bookplate of Theo L. De Vinne. Some very minor rubbing and soiling to the covers. Offsetting to the front free endpaper from the bookplate. Rear pastedown shows some discoloring. READ MORE
Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of its Invention, 1798-1948.
Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1948. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages followed by 56 plates. Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of its Invention, 1798-1948. Introduction by Leona E. Prasse. Illustrated. With the pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Age darkened along spine. READ MORE
From Drawings and Paintings by Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Remington, Jessie Willcox Smith, Maxfield Parrish, A.B. Frost, F.X. Leyendecker, W.T. Smedley and others.
New York: P.F. Collier & Son, n.d. (early 20th century). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 71 pages. From Drawings and Paintings by Charles Dana Gibson, Frederic Remington, Jessie Willcox Smith, Maxfield Parrish, A.B. Frost, F.X. Leyendecker, W.T. Smedley and others. Contains 138 black-and-white illustrations of the proofs, with an index. Covers show wear, with writing in pen at the head of both covers, as well as drawings in pen, pencil, and crayon on the rear... READ MORE
London: J. & J. Leighton, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, top and fore edges cut, bottom edge uncut. 286, (2) pages. Sales catalogue for J. & J. Leighton listing 378 items in alphabetical order by author, title, or subject, from A to H, including several illuminated manuscripts. Contains many black-and-white reproductions from the works. Wrappers detached and chipped at edges. READ MORE
London: Bllomsbury Book Auctions, 1984. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. 2 volumes. Auction catalogues of the Collection of Printed Books formed by W.R. Jeudwine, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, The First Portion, 15th and 16th Centuries, 18 September 1984,130 lots; The Second and Final Portion, The 17th to the 20th Century, 29 November 1984, lots 131-464.Prices realized loosely inserted."As an historical survey of the printed book as a work of Art, this choice private library can have few rivals. " READ MORE
London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1834-1840. Folio. disbound. (iv),viii,168 pages and 8 leaves of plates; (ii),vi,(ii),159+(1) followed by (4) leaves of plates; (iv),234 pages. 3 volumes. First editions. A catalogue of the illuminated manuscripts from the Arundel and Burney collections in the British Museum. Antiquary Thomas, Earl of Arundel (1592-1646), collected more than 500 manuscript volumes, many of which relate to English History. He was an early supporter of Inigo Jones and friend... READ MORE
The Property of a Gentleman, and of Important Illuminated Manuscripts Sold by Order of Miss Seymour's Trustee, and from Other Sources.
London: Sotheby and Co. 1928. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 34 pages. The Property of a Gentleman, and of Important Illuminated Manuscripts Sold by Order of Miss Seymour's Trustee, and from Other Sources. Not listed in Blogie III. Auction catalogue of illuminated manuscripts collected by Lord Northwick, Miss Seymour, and "other sources," May 21, 1928. 35 lots. Color frontispiece, black and white illustrations throughout. Wrappers lightly soiled and bent. Bookseller's stamp on front wrapper. READ MORE
London: Sotheby and Co. 1929. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 70 pages + fold-out illustrations. Sale held March 21-22. 395 lots. Catalogue includes illuminated manuscripts, French illustrated books and fine old and modern bindings. Contains black-and-white fold-out illustrations of manuscripts and book bindings and a full color frontispiece. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Wrappers chipped along edges. READ MORE
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
Prague: Pamatnik Narodniho Pisemnictvi, 1955. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 41, (3) pages. Text in Czech. Catalogue of painted book illustrations at the Museum of National Literature, Prague, 11th to the 16th centuries, 129 entries. Introductory comments by Antonin Friedl. Sixteen black and white plates with list. Pencilled notations in introduction. READ MORE
(Prague: Odeon, 1970). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Czech, with introduction in Russian, English, German and French. Printed under the auspices of the Czech Ministry of Culture. Catalogue of "the most beautiful books of Czechoslovakia," the result of a juried competition. Frontispiece illustration of the National Library in Prague. Black and white illustrations of 60 entries. Indices of illustrations and publishers. Dedicatory card laid in. Dust jacket lightly soiled. Wrappers scuffed at edges. READ MORE
Praze: Ceských bibliofilu, 1932. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 112, xix, (2) pages. Volume Four. Letterpress printed in an edition limited to 550 copies. An important Czech annual devoted to book design, typography, and the graphic arts. Finely illustrated with many illustrations and title pages printed in color. Includes an article on Rockwell Kent. Two inch tear in wrappers along front and back hinge at bottom. Spots on spine. READ MORE
Praze: Ceských bibliofilu, 1933. 4to. cloth. 88, (6) pages and 12 separate plates. Volume Five. Finely letterpress printed in an edition limited to 500 copies. (Ulrich & Kup, p.17). An important Czech annual devoted to book design, typography, and the graphic arts. Finely illustrated with many illustrations and title pages printed in color. With a table of contents in English in the back. Small hole in cloth along front hinge. READ MORE