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Ostrava: Profil, 1971. wide 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 117+(1) pages. First edition. Biography of book illustrator and designer Frantisek Belohávek. Illustrated with examples of Belohávek's designs. With 82 reproductions of his bold, graphic work in several mediums including collage, woodcut, tempera, and linocuts; most in black-and-white. Dust jacket shows wear. READ MORE about FRANTISEK BELOHLÁVEK
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 74146
Mission, Canada: Barbarian Press, 1994. thick 4to. full blue leather, with patterned endpapers and contained in a drop-back box. Unpaginated (but approximately 340 pages). First edition, limited to 430 copies of which this copy is one of 50 special copies bound thus and containing a signed, tipped-in frontispiece by Rosemary Kilbourn. Contains an astounding 121 wood engravings chosen by the artists and printed directly from the blocks onto individual leaves. Printed and published by Crispin..... READ MORE about ENDGRAIN: CONTEMPORARY WOOD ENGRAVING IN NORTH AMERICA
Price: $7,000.00 Order nr. 49989
Selected by Jan & Crispin Elsted in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on 6 September 2022. Engravings by Walter Bachinski, Simon Brett, Andy English, Peter Lazarov, Abigail Rorer, Richard Wagener, and Graham Williams.
(Mission, B.C., Canada): Barbarian Press, 2023. large 8vo (260 by 190 mm). Bound in half crimson morocco with a skived leather spine label and patterned paper over boards, slipcased with a portfolio of proofs of the engravings. 96 pages. Selected by Jan & Crispin Elsted in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on 6 September 2022. Engravings by Walter Bachinski, Simon Brett, Andy English, Peter Lazarov, Abigail Rorer, Richard Wagener, and Graham Williams. First edition..... READ MORE about THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS. AN ANTHOLOGY OF FIFTY LOVE POEMS FROM TWENTY-SIX CENTURIES
Price: $900.00 Order nr. 139034
Endgrain Editions Three.
Mission, BC: Barbarian Press, 2003. folio. quarter sienna leather with patterned paper-covered boards, gold-stamped leather label on spine, slipcase. 132 pages. Endgrain Editions Three. Privately printed in an edition of 190 copies, of which this book is one of 60 copies handbound by Simone Mynen and containing a signed and numbered proof of the frontispiece in a handmade paper folder. Prospectus loosely inserted. Fine in fine slipcase. With an introduction by Lazarov, a Publisher's Foreword..... READ MORE about PETER LAZAROV, A SELECTION OF ENGRAVINGS WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE ARTIST
Price: $2,900.00 Order nr. 74609
Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress
(Washington D.C.): Library of Congress, April 1978. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (v), 66-138, (4) pages. Volume 35, Number 2 of the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress. This issue has the following articles: "The Invention of Printing, Revolution within Revolution" by Nicholas Barker, "The Early Illustrated Book, Highlights from a Lecture" by Philip Hofer, "Into Something Rich and Strange, Of Dreams, Art, and the Unconscious" by Eleanor Cameron, and "The Hauslab-Liechtenstein Map Collection" by..... READ MORE about " INVENTION OF PRINTING, REVOLUTION WITHIN REVOLUTION."
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 92761
London: Scolar Press, 1978. small 4to. cloth. 237 pages. First edition. Study of this seventeenth century English book illustrator. Contains over 100 reproductions of his illustrations. Lacks jacket. Ink notes at bottom of page 8. READ MORE about FRANCIS BARLOW, FIRST MASTER OF ENGLISH BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 123669
N.P. Printed for the Typophiles by the Spiral Press, (1965). 12mo. paper wrappers. (10) pages. Typophile Monograph no.78. READ MORE about LEONARD BASKIN'S SPEECH OF ACCEPTANCE ON RECEIVING THE MEDAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC...
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 19956
Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Saggi e Studi diretti da Francesco Barberi
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 95+(1) pages. Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Saggi e Studi diretti da Francesco Barberi. Text in Italian. Includes 21 black-and-white plates. Signed and dated by the author on the first leaf. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. Minor wear. READ MORE about MONETE E MEDAGLIE NEL LIBRO ANTICO DAL XV AL XIX SECOLO
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 95709
London, United Kingdom: B.T. Batsford Ltd., n.d. 8vo. paper wrappers. 71, (2) pages. Early catalogue featuring collections of original drawings, designs, engravings, etc. Near fine. READ MORE about A CATALOGUE OF ONE HUNDRED OLD, RARE OR UNIQUE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 135318
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, (1986). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 320 pages. First edition. A comprehensive survey of twentieth century design. This lavish production traces the concerns of designers in three specific areas of design - the decorative arts, industrial and domestic design, and the urban enviroment. Well-illustrated. Jacket rubbed. READ MORE about TWENTIETH-CENTURY STYLE AND DESIGN
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 25600
Boston: Thomas G. Boss Fine Books, 1995. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. Well printed by the Stinehour Press. A new Beardsley reference book which "resolves longstanding ambiguities, corrects oft-repeated errors, and provides a wealth of new information." 224 items described in detail and well indexed. Includes a section on Beardsley forgeries. READ MORE about A SELECTIVE CHECKLIST OF THE PUBLISHED WORK OF AUBREY BEARDSLEY
Price: $75.00 Order nr. 59788
Philadelphia: Beck Engraving Co., n.d. (circa 1929). 4to. paper covered boards. (16) pages. One page of text followed by examples of the gravure work executed by Beck. Beautiful cover printed in silver and dark blue against a light blue background. Near fine, lacking slipcase. READ MORE about BECK GRAVURE
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 41222
New York: Beck Engraving Co., (1950). 4to. decorated cloth, paper covered boards slipcase. Attractive book demonstrating this illustration method in black and white and in color. Loosely inserted is a folio broadside, folded twice and printed in color. Near fine in near fine slipcase. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books. READ MORE about FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BECK GRAVURE IN RELATION TO ITS BACKGROUND, TECHNIQUE, AND...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 384
New York: Beck Engraving Co., (1950). 4to. decorated cloth. Attractive book demonstrating this illustration method in black and white and in color. Loosely inserted is a folio broadside, folded twice and printed in color. Near fine. Lacking the slipcase. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books. READ MORE about FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BECK GRAVURE IN RELATION TO ITS BACKGROUND, TECHNIQUE, AND...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 136973
New York: Beck Engraving Co., (1950). 4to. decorated cloth. unpaginated. Attractive book demonstrating this illustration method in black and white and in color. This particular copy is the noted printing historian Alexander S. Lawson's copy. Lacking the slipcase. Else near fine. READ MORE about FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BECK GRAVURE IN RELATION TO ITS BACKGROUND, TECHNIQUE, AND...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 138708
Harvard: The Houghton Library, 1980. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 74 pages. 54 pages of plates. A catalogue of fifty drawings for book illustrations from the Philip Hofer collection on display at the Houghton Library. These drawings represent the four centuries encompassed by the collections and include many of the finest. They represent the various aspects of the process of designing and producing illustrations. Spine faded. READ MORE about DRAWINGS FOR BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 56622
Providence: Museum of Art, 1987. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 83 pages. An exhibition catalogue describing 66 books in great detail. Well-illustrated including some in color. A fine copy. From the reference library of Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts with their bookplate included. READ MORE about VICTORIAN BIBLIOMANIA, THE ILLUMINATED BOOK IN 19TH-CENTURY BRITAIN
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 18190
London: William Heinemann, 1928. 8vo. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 111, (3) pages. First edition. (Gallatin and Oliver, A Bibliography of the Works of Max Beerbohm, 28). Beerbohm (1872-1956) was an English caricurist, essayist and novelist. Color frontispiece by the author. Spine of dust jacket detached with pieces missing at ends. Boards lightly tanned at edges. Pastedowns and free endpapers toned. READ MORE about THE DREADFUL DRAGON OF HAY HILL
Price: $25.00 Order nr. 109403
Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1906. 8vo. original limp paper covers with yap edges. xxiv, (32), 151, viii and 32 plates. Reprint of this 1663 first part and with the first appearance of the second part (See Bridson B5 and B68 - "pages 15-94 deal with the history of chalcography; pages 95-126 with drawing and design, and pages 127-129 with mezzotinto."). With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Also with the bookplate of..... READ MORE about EVELYN'S SCULPTURA, WITH THE UNPUBLISHED SECOND PART
Price: $145.00 Order nr. 82891
New York: Walker and Co., for Harvard College Library, 1969. 8vo. cloth-backed boards. xvi, 94 pages followed by 66 plates. Second printing of these two essays; the first printing took place in 1943. Loosely inserted in a commorative bookplate of William Sihler. READ MORE about ARTISTIC AND INTELLECTUAL TRENDS FROM RUBENS TO DAUMIER AS SHOWN IN BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 397
Paris: Pierre Beres, n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 106 items described. Catalogue 77 issued by this French bookseller. Many illustrations including some in color. READ MORE about LIVRES A FIGURES DES XVe & XVIe SIECLES
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 34144
New York, NY: Pierre Beres, 1941-2. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 56 pages. Beres catalogue No. 6, 171 items. Introductory note, index of illustrations, general index. Black and white illustrations. Pencil notations on front cover. READ MORE about ILLUSTRATED BOOKS FROM THE 16TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 131753