New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1921. 4to. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine labels. xiv, 267+(1); x, 269-518 pages. 2 volumes. First edition (Reed and Reed 12-13). A study of the life of American/English artist and illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey (1852-1911). Preface. Both volumes with table of contents and list of illustrations. Frontispiece in both volumes and black and white illustrations throughout. Index at conclusion of Volume II. Covers rubbed at bottom corners. Front... READ MORE about EDWIN AUSTIN ABBEY ROYAL ACADEMICIAN, THE RECORD OF HIS LIFE AND WORK
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London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., 1978. 4to. boards. 81 pages and 32 plates at the end in addition to the color plates in the text. S-K 1184. This part is less common than other parts of the sale. Xerox of prices realized loosely inserted. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED LIBRARY, THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE MAJOR J.R. ABBEY ... THE TENTH...
London: Sotheby & Co., 1970. 4to. boards. 97 pages with 55 plates and a colored frontispiece. S-K 1184. Almost a half million dollars of sales. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED LIBRARY, THE SEVENTH PORTION: FORTY-THREE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE 9TH TO...
London: Sotheby & Co., 1970. 4to. boards. 97 pages with 55 plates and a colored frontispiece. S-K 1184. Almost a half million dollars of sales. Prices realized loosely inserted. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED LIBRARY, THE SEVENTH PORTION: FORTY-THREE MANUSCRIPTS OF THE 9TH TO...
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...
N.P. Gutenberg-Jahrbuch, 1995. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. pp. 66-82. Offprint from the Yearbook. Nineteen illustrations in the text. READ MORE about VENETIAN XYLOGRAPHIC AT THE JOHN RYLANDS UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
Nendeln, Liechtenstein: Kraus Reprint, 1968. 8vo. cloth, leather spine label. xx, 344 pages followed by 40 plates. Reprinted from Studies of the Warburg Institute, No. 7, 1939. A study of how examples and influences of Ancient art shaped the development of Medieval art. The first part examines how the classical era and humanism were studied through the fifteenth-century. Part two focus on knowledge of classical art in the Middle Ages and the final section debates... READ MORE about INFLUENCES ANTIQUES DANS L'ART DU MOYEN AGE FRANCAIS
New York: McGraw Hill Book Co., (1964). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 254 pages. First U.S. edition. With 168 plates including 9 in color. Translated from the French by M.I. Martin. With the pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Minor jacket wear. READ MORE about GRAPHIC ART OF THE 18TH CENTURY
(Wien: Kunstlerhaus, 1986). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 191+(1) pages. The 125 year history of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna is provided here through photographs and short essays. Many of the museum's exhibitions, artists, publicity material and internal documents are pictured. Fully illustrated in color and black-and-white. In German. READ MORE about THE WIENER KUNSTLER HAUS, 1861-1986
Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, 1986. 8vo. paper wrappers. xiv, 138 pages. General catalogue, including bibliographies, works on the art of the book, prints, and facsimile editions of important manuscripts. Illustrated. READ MORE about GENERAL CATALOGUE
Paris, France: Klincksieck, 1997. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 52, 216,(6) pages. Text in French. Facsimile of 1551 edition (Lyons: Macé-Bonhomme). See Adams 614 and Graesse I, 62. Preface by Pierre Laurens, Index of emblems. Foldout attached to inside back wrapper. READ MORE about LES EMBLÈMES
London, England: The Lambourn Press, (1990). oblong 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 112 pages. Presentation by the author on half title. Dedication, table of contents, acknowledgments, introduction. Frontispiece portrait of Aldin. Color and black and white illustrations throughout. A study of a British artist known for his drawings of dogs and hounds. READ MORE about A LOOK AT CECIL ALDIN'S DOGS AND HOUNDS
(Prague): Kniha N.P. Antikvariát, 1956. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 141, (3) pages. Text in Czech. Catalogue of the works of Czech painter Mikolás Ales (1852-1913). Includes listings of magazines, books and exhibitions featuring Ales's works, and a list of addenda. 1246 entries. Final remarks by the compiler. 16 black and white plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and bent at corners. READ MORE about MIKOLÁS ALES A KNIHA
London: S. & J. Fuller, 1849. square 8vo. original cloth with new spine covering. Frontispiece; 58, (6) pages, 8 plates. First edition (Bridson & Wakeman B17 - for second edition of 1851). A treatise on the technique of etching by one of Britain's greatest ever sporting artists. An avid sportsman himself, Alken specialized in depicting hunting, coaching, racing, shooting and fishing scenes. British sporting periodicals frequently carried his illustrations. In this book, he distills some... READ MORE about THE ART AND PRACTICE OF ETCHING; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR OTHER METHODS OF LIGHT AND ENTERTAINING...
New York: Dover Publications, (1968). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xviii pages followed by the facsimile of the 1599 edition. With a list of the illustrations and their subject. Some wear along bottom edge of front cover. READ MORE about 293 RENAISSANCE WOODCUTS FOR ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS, JOST AMMAN'S KU NSTBUCHLIN. With a New...
New York: Huxley House, 1953. thin 8vo. boards. (44) pages. Illustrated with engravings by Alexander Anderson, the father of white-line wood engraving in America. Huxley House was a design firm. Covers soiled. READ MORE about HUXLEY HOUSE ALMANAC FOR 1953
New Castle, DE and Worcester, MA: Oak Knoll Press and the American Antiquarian Society, 2005. 8.5 x 11 inches. hardcover, slipcase. 2600 pages. First Edition. This three volume, comprehensive bibliography focuses on the important American wood engraver, Alexander Anderson (1775-1870). The author has selected over 1,000 of Anderson's engravings to illustrate this major bibliography. This work begins with a well written and researched biography of Anderson. There are over 2,322 entries. By the early nineteenth... READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, 1775-1870, WOOD ENGRAVER AND ILLUSTRATOR, AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1940. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (44) pages. Limited to 200 copies. Six page history of Anderson followed by 14 reproductions of Anderson's work after Bewick printed from the actual blocks in the possession of Helen M. Knubel. READ MORE about ALEXANDER ANDERSON, HIS TRIBUTE TO THE WOOD-ENGRAVING OF THOMAS BEWICK
Retaud, France: Pre Nian Editions, 2014. oblong 8vo. self paper wrappers, slipcase. unpaginated. Limited edition of 60 numbered copies with 15 being numbered and signed by the author. Poem by Michael Andrews. Translation in Greek by Ilias N. Pontikos. Translation in French by Julian Norcross. Hand-set in Vendome pt 16 and printed letterpress by Pre Nian Editions in Atelier de Retaud. Silkscreens by Pindaros Michaeledes and Bertrand Bracaval. Slipcase by Jeanne Frere with contribution by... READ MORE about THE CRETAN GOATHERDER
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 78, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 152 copies. With engravings by Sidney L. Smith and other illustrations, rubricated initials and an illuminated copy of a page from a 15th century musical manuscript. Tanning to the endpapers which is common. Else fine. READ MORE about HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, A MEDIAEVAL SONG OF THE JOYS OF THE CHURCH TRIUMPH ANT, WITH ANNOTATIONS BY...
Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1960, 1963. square 16mo. stiff pictorial paper wrappers, slipcase with paper cover label. 2 volumes. First edition, fourth printing and first edition. Created to reflect the historical definition of bestiary, both volumes include an introduction by Philip Hofer. Each small book is packed with intricate little portraits of a wide variety of both real and imaginary beasties. Reproduced here in black and white, one can only imagine the glory of their... READ MORE about A BESTIARY and A NEW BESTIARY
In Fine Print, Vol. 9, No.1, January 1983. pp.27-29. Illustrated.
In Fine Print, Vol. 9, No.1, January 1983. pp.27-29. Illustrated. With color reproductions of some of his illustrations on the front cover. READ MORE about FINE PRINT, A REVIEW FOR THE ARTS OF THE BOOK. VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1
New York: The Viking Press, 1942. 8vo. cloth, later slipcase. 200 pages. First edition. End papers, cover and text well illustrated by the author. A story of the early days on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco, based on Angelo's early life. Signed by Angelo on the dedication page. Spine faded. READ MORE about HILL OF LITTLE MIRACLES
New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1951. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket, illustrated endpapers. 223+(1) pages. First edition. Table of contents. Illustrated by the author. A novel set in postwar Italy. Biographical sketch of the author on dust jacket. Dust jacket chipped at edges. READ MORE about THE MARBLE FOUNTAIN