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
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Amsterdam, Netherlands: Exlibriskring der W.B-Vereniging, 1956. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Dutch. Table of contents, introduction by Joh. J. Hanrath. A collection of nineteen wood engravings by Acket and Bulder, loosely inserted in portfolio. READ MORE about DRIE SUITES IN HOUTGRAVURES
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...
Minneapolis: Federal Schools, Inc., 1930. large 4to. stapled, stiff paper wrappers. 67 pages. Part twelve of a correspondence course for commercial artists: Methods of reproduction and the constraints which a chosen method of reproduction may impose on the designer or illustrator. Inserted is a sheet showing drawings in different stages of reproduction. With test questions and assignments. Cover soiled, irregularly browned. READ MORE about COMMERCIAL DESIGNING, REPRODUCTION OF ILLUSTRATION
Berlin: Amsler & Ruthardt, (1897). 8vo. half cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label. (iv), 76 pages. Written in German. An old auction catalogue of 1256 entries with the original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. Wear and rubbing at extremities, paper spine label worn, original front cover and some leaves at front separated. Laid-in is the bookplate of Oak Knoll designating this as from the library of H. P. Kraus. READ MORE about KATALOG WERTHVOLLER UND SELTENER KUPFERSTICHE HOLZSCHNITTE UND SCHABKUNSTBLÄTTER ALTER MEISTER...
Berlin: (Amsler & Ruthardt, 1896). 8vo. half cloth, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges marbled. (ii), 175+(1) pages. Written in German. An auction catalogue with 2416 entries. Bound together is the original front paper wrapper. Minor wear at extremities. Laid-in is the bookplate of Oak Knoll designating this as from the libary of H. P. Kraus. READ MORE about KATALOG WERTHVOLLER UND SELTENER KUPFERSTICHE RADIRUNGEN UND HOLZSCHNITTE, ALTER UND NEUER MEISTER
oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung.
Leipzig: A. Danz, 1880. large 8vo. half leather with raised bands and gilt decoration, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges stained red. xxxxvii, (i), 478 pages. oder, Lexicon der vorzüglichsten kupferstecher des XIX. jahrhunderts welche in linienmanier gearbeitet haben, sowie beschreibung. First edition. This dictionary of engravers and engraving was intended as a handbook for print collectors. Bookbinder's tag H. Sperling of Leipzig. Bookplate on front pastedown indicates that this book came from the reference library... READ MORE about HANDBUCH FÜR KUPFERSTICHSAMMLER
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
Philadelphia: George Gebbie, 1876. 4to. original cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut. 62 pages. Second edition. (Bigmore & Wyman I,32; Levis p.68). Cloth, worn and spine torn at head and foot. Ex "Library of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA." with bookplate and ownership stamps. Lacks one plate of 23 (Plate 5). READ MORE about THE ORIGIN AND ANTIQUITY OF ENGRAVING: WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE UTILITY AND PLEASURES OF PRINTS
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1997. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 212 pages. The study of art history and artist education includes examining how historical and environmental factors affect the way artists receive their training. This collection of essays published by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) brings the role of history back into exploring how young people began and developed as artists in the nineteenth century. The contributors' work reveals the relationship between art education in public... READ MORE about THE CULTIVATION OF ARTISTS IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA
N.P. n.p., n.d. broadside (9 3/4 x 12 inches). Facsimile. Basire (1730-1802) was an English engraver who apprenticed William Blake. See Michael Bryan, Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Vol. 1 (London: George Bell and Sons, 1886), 91. READ MORE about A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE OF BRAZEN NOSE COLLEGE QUADRANGLE
Nürnberg: n.p., 1877. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards with stiff paper wrapper bound in. vii, 214+(1) plus 11 leaves of illustration. Catalogues objects relating to a variety of topics connected to the book arts in Bavarian collections. Chapters on prominent publishers, seventeenth century book decoration, woodcuts, metalcutting, lithography, photography and different types of presses and printing technology. All chapters divided in two sections: a general overview followed by a bibliography usually arranged chronologically, sometimes... READ MORE about AUSSTELLUNG VON ARBEITEN DER VERVIELFÄLTIGENDEN KÜNSTE IM BAYRISCHEN GEWERBEMUSEUM
Princeton: Friends of the Princeton University Library, 1967. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 141-203+(1) pages, 4 plates. From The Princeton University Library Chronicle, Volume XXVIII, Number 3. Several articles, two discussing Alfred Chester Beatty. A few markings in red pen near the middle of the text. Slight shelf wear. READ MORE about " SIR A. CHESTER BEATTY AND HIS LIBRARY"
London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 76 pages, 64 plates. Written to accompany exhibitions and to form a permanent introduction to the subject of Victorian reproductive engravings, the author reveals the technical virtuosity of the Victorian engravers. With an introductory essay and selection of images that throws a great deal of light on what was most acceptable to the Victorians in their own contemporary paintings, as well as on the public... READ MORE about VICTORIAN ENGRAVINGS
N.P. Libraire Grund, (1948). 8vo. cloth. Thousands of pages. 8 volumes. New edition, revised and enlarged, with 32 illustrations. An excellent reference tool for the study of artists, engravers, and scupturers. A few pages partially sprung. READ MORE about DICTIONNAIRE CRITIQUE ET DOCUMENTAIRE DES PEINTRES, SCULPTEURS, DESSIN ATEURS ET GRAVEURS, DE...
N.P. n.p., 1970. 4to. cloth portfolio, label on front cover. unpaginated. A collection of 38 of Thomas Bewick's (1753-1828) prints, many labelled "Cherryburn Edition 1970" with numbers ranging from 3 to 89. The Cherryburn Press was operated by Robert Hunter Middleton. According to the Libraries and Culture Bookplate Archive of the University of Texas Austin, Middleton printed two portfolio editions of Bewick engravings, in 1945 and 1970. The complete 1970 portfolio included 100 engravings. Label... READ MORE about Collection of Thomas Bewick Prints
New Castle, Delaware and London: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library, 2011. 7.5 x 10.75 inches. Hardcover, slipcase. 1580 pages. 3 volumes. Thomas Bewick can be called one of the best English exponents of wood engraving. Born in 1753, he grew up on a small farm, where his chores came second to his interest in the countryside, fishing, and watching birds and animals. These early passions set the stage for his future endeavors. His... READ MORE about THOMAS BEWICK, THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATIVE WORK
The Emblem Books of Andrea Alciato. A Leaf Book with Eight New Emblems by Henricus de Nova Villa
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 2007. 8vo. quarter morocco, Japanese cloth sides, cloth slipcase, leather spine label, paper label bearing emblem on top board. (vi), 128, (14) pages plus leaf. The Emblem Books of Andrea Alciato. A Leaf Book with Eight New Emblems by Henricus de Nova Villa. One of 124 bound thus, of 140 copies; this is copy "100, Henry Morris' Copy," It cotains three leaves rather than one including the ornamental original... READ MORE about EMBLEMATA
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1991. 4to. Japanese cloth with leather spine label. 56 pages. First edition, limited to 230 numbered copies (Berger A50). Henry Morris printed only 160 copies of this book (Leaf Book - Chalmers 198). With introduction by Henry Morris. Discusses the history and invention of one the lesser-known graphic processes. Includes an original complete folio leaf from Achille Collas' Tresor de numismatique-- which was illustrated by this process-- and photographic... READ MORE about THE ART OF MEDAL ENGRAVING
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1991. 4to. Japanese cloth with leather spine label. 56 pages. First edition, limited to 230 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered and has the following note by Morris on the colophon page "Binder's sample 6-27-91." (Berger A50). Henry Morris printed only 160 copies of this book (Leaf Book - Chalmers 198). With introduction by Henry Morris. Discusses the history and invention of one the lesser-known graphic processes. Includes... READ MORE about THE ART OF MEDAL ENGRAVING
Paris et Bruxelles: Les Éditions G. Van Oest, 1928. 4to. later cloth with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. xi, 99 pages followed by 78 plates. First edition. A study of the beginning of the engraved book in France. With 177 illustrations. With a bookplate indicating that this book came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus. Covers soiled. Some chipping of edges of preliminary pages. READ MORE about LES ORIGINES DU LIVRE À GRAVURES EN FRANCE, LES INCUNABLES TYPOGRAPHIQUES
Paging, Numbering, End-name Printing, Bookbinders' Tools and Machinery.
(Summit, NJ: Mid-West Tool Collectors Association, 1985). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 46 pages. Paging, Numbering, End-name Printing, Bookbinders' Tools and Machinery. Facsimile reprint of 1911 catalogue produced by Hoole of Brooklyn, New York. Illustrated throughout. Ownership inscription in pencil. READ MORE about CATALOGUE NO. 79. HOOLE MACHINE AND ENGRAVING WORKS