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Köln: J.P. Bachem, 1925. 4to. cloth, lettering in gilt. 48 pages, 76 plates. First edition. A study of German book arts throughout the ages, including examples of manuscript illumination, engraving and bookbinding. Contains 76 black-and-white plates with examples of the German book arts. Jacket was torn at one point and has been internally repaired with tape. Free endpaper foxed. With the small booklabel of H.P.K. (Kraus) indicating that this book came from the Kraus reference..... READ MORE about RHEINISCHE BUCHKUNST IM WANDEL DER ZEIT
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 75562
N.P. n.p., n.d. folio. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages and 4 separate plates. Vestutal Monumenta, Vol. VI. Part of a series of antiquarian papers published between 1718 and 1906. Plates XLIII-XLVI of medieval Irish manuscripts. Includes color illustrations from the Book of Kells, Garland of Howth and the Psalter of Ricemarth. Author was a Fellow of Trinity College and Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Dublin. Author's essay includes general descriptive information, in..... READ MORE about REMARKS ON ILLUMINATIONS IN SOME IRISH BIBLICAL MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $150.00 Order nr. 109471
London: Faber and Faber, (1965). square 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 108 pages. First edition. Glossary in which hundreds of ornaments are illustrated and accompanied by the correct term for the ornament and a definition of the term. READ MORE about ORNAMENT IN MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS, A GLOSSARY
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 8295
Paris: Éditions Klincksieck, 1971. 4to. paper-covered boards. 51, (5) pages, with plates. Text in French. No. VI in the Bibliothèque des Cahiers Archéologiques, published under the direction of André Grabar and Jean Hubert. A study of the Florence Laur. VI. 23 manuscript, the four Gospels. Preface by Grabar. Foreword. Introduction, descriptive information about each folio and table of contents. 64 pages of black and white plates. Bookplate on front pastedown. Boards lightly soiled. READ MORE about LE TÉTRAÉVANGILE DE LA LAURENTIENNE
Price: $95.00 Order nr. 109440
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...
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 8432
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...
Price: $35.00 Order nr. 123963
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...
Price: $12.00 Order nr. 6258
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
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 71780
Cologny-Geneve: Foundation Martin Bodmer, 1977. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 104, (2) pages. First edition. List of autographed manuscripts from the collection of Martin Bodmer at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Separated into British writers, American writers, Miscellanea, and John Augustine Daly. Several facsimile of manuscripts interspersed. Indexed. READ MORE about ENGLISH AND AMERICAN AUTOGRAPHS IN THE BODMERIANA
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 56044
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Inside hinges cracked. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
Price: $15.00 Order nr. 96628
New York: Dover, (1981). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 311 pages. First edition. Reproductions of manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan Library with accompanying text for each plate that concentrates on the historical aspects of the document. Checklist by Herbert Cahoon. Introduction by Charles Ryskamp. READ MORE about BRITISH LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS SERIES II, FROM 1800-1914
Price: $5.00 Order nr. 64529
New York: Dover, 1981. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xiii,129 pages and 129 plates; ix, 130 pages and 130 plates, 263-311 pages. 2 volumes. First edition. Reproductions of manuscripts from the Pierpont Morgan Library with accompanying text for each plate that concentrates on the historical aspects of the document. Light wear along edges. READ MORE about BRITISH LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS SERIES I, FROM 800-1800 AND SERIES II, FROM 1800-1914
Price: $10.00 Order nr. 102678
(Philadelphia): Scott Paper Company, n.d. 4to. stiff paper wrapper portfolio with two leaves of text containing loosely inserted broadsides. Bank developed this series for this papermaker to demonstrate their paper. All of the broadsides are housed in a lovely later clamshell box. READ MORE about THE ALPHABET SERIES
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 94998
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2007. 9.5 x 10 inches. cloth, dust jacket. 128 pages. First edition. This book is the long-awaited successor to the classic An Atlas of Typeforms, the great visually-led history of type that Alan Bartram and James Sutton produced in 1968. Much has changed in the last 40 years, not least the teaching of typography and the means by which it is created. Because..... READ MORE about TYPEFORMS: A HISTORY
Price: $55.00 Order nr. 95866
Mit einer Uebersichtstafel in Tableauform und erläuternden Notenbeispielen
München: August Baumgartner, 1856. 8vo. stiff paper wrapper. (v), 47, (17) pages. Mit einer Uebersichtstafel in Tableauform und erläuternden Notenbeispielen. The wrappers of this copy have been backed with a plain wrapper (with the title handwritten on the front). Otherwise, this copy shows minor wear and soiling. A small plate pasted inside the front wrapper indicates that this copy came from the reference library of H. P. Kraus. The interior shows light foxing. This copy..... READ MORE about KURZGEFASSTE GESCHICHTE DER MUSIKALISCHEN NOTATION
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 90848
Collegeville, MN: The Saint John's Bible, (2005). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 216, (2) pages. Table of contents, preface by Christopher de Hamel, appendices and credits. Color illustrations throughout. An account of what one reviewer called "America's Book of Kells." READ MORE about ILLUMINATING THE WORD: THE MAKING OF THE ST. JOHN'S BIBLE
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 130582
Eugene, OR: Aster Publishing Corporation, 1998. 4to. paper wrappers. 80 pages. VOLUME 3, NO.1, JAN. 98. BIBLIO changes its subtitle. IN THIS ISSUE: K. Blewster on Oprah Winfrey and books with a second article on book clubs, A. Hanson on Edward Gorey, N.A. Basbanes on Swedish libraries, C. Sell on booksellers along the Oregon coast, M. Angelou on art and censorship, D. Lindley on cuneiform writing, AND MUCH MORE. READ MORE about BIBLIO, EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOOKS
Price: $4.95 Order nr. 51999
(Bad Goisern: Neugebauer Press, 1975). narrow 4to. loose sheets in three-fold stiff-paper wrapper. 8 not paginated leaves separated by tissues. Nine poems by Austrian poet and writer Richard Billinger written in various styles of calligraphy (all in white on a black background except for the one on the wrapper), published to mark the 10th anniversary of Billinger's death. The exterior of this copy shows minor shelf wear and soiling; the interior shows no signs of..... READ MORE about DER GARTEN HAUCHT: GEDICHTE VON RICHARD BILLINGER ZUM 10. TODESTAG
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 91109
New York: The Grolier Club, 1953. 4to. cloth. xix, 124, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 400 copies (Asaf 123). Printed at Cambridge University Press under the direction of Brooke Crutchley. Eight full-page illustrations. Well annotated bibliography with illustrations. Covers slightly spotted. Some foxing of pastedowns and endpapers. READ MORE about WILLIAM BLAKE'S ILLUMINATED BOOKS, A CENSUS
Price: $45.00 Order nr. 51220
Az Országos Széchényi Konyvtár kiadványai no. 41.
(Budapest: Akademisi Nyomda, 1957). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 18 pages. Az Országos Széchényi Konyvtár kiadványai no. 41. Text in Hungarian. Works of Balthazar Blutfogel (d. 1516), Hungarian priest and manuscript illuminator. Illustrations and a list of incunables illuminated by Blutfogel. Summary in German. Five black and white plates. British Library catalogue entry laid in. Wrappers tanned. READ MORE about BLUTFOGEL BOLDIZSÁR MINIÁTOR
Price: $17.50 Order nr. 107597
London: British Museum, 1923. 8vo. boards. 49 pages and 20 plates. Six pages on binding and one plate. READ MORE about GUIDE TO THE EXHIBITED MANUSCRIPTS, PART III ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS AND BINDINGS OF MANUSCRIPTS...
Price: $20.00 Order nr. 9193
London: Maggs Bros. 1919. square 8vo. paper wrappers. (ii), 120 pages. Catalogue 385. Covers show wear and wrinkling of pages. With a number of plates of the bindings. Ink writing on cover and throughout. Minor wear, else near fine. READ MORE about RARE BOOKS, HISTORIC & DECORATIVE BINDINGS, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
Price: $30.00 Order nr. 3033