Berlin: Bruno Cassirer, 1911. thick tall 8vo. leather backed paper-covered boards, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. x, 597, (3) pages. Second edition. With 260 illustrations in the text. Study of woodengraving and copper engraving over four centuries. Original leather spine faded and worn along edges. Covers rubbed heavily. With a bookplate indicating that this book came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus. READ MORE about KUPFERSTICH UND HOLZSCHNITT IN VIER JAHRHUNDERTEN
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The Netherlands: Waanders Uitgevers Zwolle, (1994). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 223+(1) pages. A selection of 100 books and manuscripts from the "Special Collections" of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, reflecting the development of book culture in the Netherlands, and covering a period of more than one thousand years, from the Middle Ages into the twentieth century. Each item is illustrated in full color with a facing page of text in both Dutch and English. Index. READ MORE about HONDERD HOOGTEPUNTEN UIT DE KONINKLIJKE BIBLIOTHEEK/ A HUNDRED HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE KONINKLIJKE...
Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts. 1886. 4to. original stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. Text in French. A study of late 15th century book illustration by Venetian printers. Black and white illustrations. Index of cited works. Unopened. Wrappers soiled and tanned. Spine and edges of wrappers chipped. READ MORE about A PROPOS D'UN LIVRE A FIGURES VÉNITIEN DE LA FIN DU XVE SIÈCLE: ESSAI BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
Bruxelles: Éditions du Cercle d'Art, 1943. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 61, (5) pages. Limited to 520 numbered copies. Nicely printed in black ink with red initial chapter letters. Tipped-in illustrations. Covers age yellowed and spine covering partially chipped away. READ MORE about L' ESPRIT DE LA GRAVURE AU XVe SIÈCLE
(Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing Co., 2001). 8vo. cloth. viii, 76 pages. A facsimile of the original edition published by the Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1911 (Besterman 1153). This scarce catalogue, which includes an introductory essay and bibliography, describes thirty-two portolan charts belonging to the Hispanic Society of America, from circa 1425 to 1650, with fifteen black-and-white reproductions. The original is quite scarce, and it is no longer in print in any edition. READ MORE about PORTOLAN CHARTS, THEIR ORIGIN AND CHARACTERISTICS, WITH A DESCRIPTIVE LIST OF THOSE BELONGING TO...
Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1941. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 152 pages. 138 items described in detail. Well illustrated. Covers toned. READ MORE about THE FIRST CENTURY OF PRINTMAKING, 1400-1500
Paris: Le Courier Graphique, (1947). 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 42, (6), i-xxxii pages. First edition. Volume one (of four) in Mornand's study of book illustrations. This volume looks at the 15th-18th centuries. Number four in the "Courrier Graphique" collection. With 35 black-and-white illustrations. Pages unopened. READ MORE about L' ART DU LIVRE ET SON ILLUSTRATION
(Spiegel Menschlicher Behaltnis) Basel: Bernhard Richel, 31. August 1476 und der Frühe Basler Inkunabelholzschnitt.
Basel: Frobenius A. G., 1937. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 127 pages. (Spiegel Menschlicher Behaltnis) Basel: Bernhard Richel, 31. August 1476 und der Frühe Basler Inkunabelholzschnitt. Written in German, with a foreword, bibliography, and overview tables of the text and woodcuts. The Inaugural-dissertation presented to the philological-historical department of the philosophy faculty of the University of Basel. Fading on extremities, small tear near middle of top edge of front cover. With the bookplate of H.P. Kraus... READ MORE about DAS DEUTSCHE SPECULUM HUMANAE SALVATIONIS
(Paris): n.p., n.d. (but circa 1876). 8vo. later cloth with embossed seal (entwined Ls in an oval, surmounted by a crown). 9 pages + one fold out leaf of plates in black and white; 20 pages. 2 volumes. A pair of offprint articles, one responding to the other, from La Revue Universelle des Arts and the Bulletin des Commissions royales d'art et d'archéologie, bound separately. The Pinchart article seems to dismantle the criticism voiced by... READ MORE about LA PLUS ANCIENNE GRAVURE SUR CUIVRE FAITE DANS LES PAYS-BAS and LES GRANDES ARMOIRIES DU DUC...
Kraków: Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1970. 4to. cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. 275, (3) pages. Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies. Translated from German into Polish by Tadeusz Zapiór. Expanded from the original Stanislaus Polonus ein polnischer Frühdrucker in Spanien., produced by Anatoly Girs and published in 1946 by Oficyna Warszawska. Beautifully produced and printed in red and black with wide margins on heavy paper, the book reproduces text, woodcuts, initials, headpieces, tailpieces, fleurons and other..... READ MORE about STANISLAUS POLONUS, POLSKI DRUKARZ I WYDAWCA WCZESNEJ DOBY W HISZPANII
Milano: G.G. Görlich, (1945). large 4to. later cloth with original paper front wrapper laid-down on front cover. 96, (2) pages + 53 plates. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. A study of Italian Renaissance book illustration from the late fifteenth century through the first quarter of the sixteenth century, this volume investigates xylography in the Venetian, Lombard, Florentine, Sienese, and Roman contexts, many examples of which are reproduced in the large plates section at the... READ MORE about ARTE DELL'ILLUSTRAZIONE NEL LIBRO ITALIANO DEL RINASCIMENTO
Leipzig: E. Diederichs, 1901. 4to. cloth-backed boards. 135+(1) pages. A history of scholarship, learning, and libraries in Germany from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. Illustrated with 130 plates most of which are drawn from fifteenth and sixteenth century book illustrations and depict scholars and books. Published as volume 9 of the MONOGRAPHIEN ZUR DEUTSCHEN KULTURGESCHICHTE. Covers rubbed. Edges of endpaper chipped away and endpaper detached. READ MORE about LEHRER UND UNTERRICHTSWESEN IN DER DEUTSCHEN VERGANGENHEIT
Leipzig: E. Diederichs, 1901. 4to. decorated cloth-covered wrappers, top edge gilt. 135+(1) pages. A history of scholarship, learning, and libraries in Germany from the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century. Illustrated with 130 plates most of which are drawn from fifteenth and sixteenth century book illustrations and depict scholars and books. Published as volume 9 of the MONOGRAPHIEN ZUR DEUTSCHEN KULTURGESCHICHTE. Bookplate. READ MORE about DER LEHRER UND UNTERRICHTSWESEN IN DER DEUTSCHEN VERGANGENHEIT
Translated into English by Nicholas Fersin with Facsimiles of all of the Original Woodcuts.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1953. 8vo. limp paper-covered boards. xxxi, 119+(1) pages. Translated into English by Nicholas Fersin with Facsimiles of all of the Original Woodcuts. First edition, limited to 3000 copies. Introduction by Lessing Rosenwald who donated this book to the Library of Congress. Covers foxed. READ MORE about THE FLORENTINE FIOR DI VIRTU OF 1491
Translated into English by Nicholas Fersin with Facsimiles of all of the Original Woodcuts.
Washington: Library of Congress, 1953. 8vo. limp paper-covered boards. Translated into English by Nicholas Fersin with Facsimiles of all of the Original Woodcuts. First edition, limited to 3000 copies Introduction by Lessing Rosenwald who donated this book to the Library of Congress. Presentation on front free endpaper "To 'J' with kindest regards, Lessing J. Rosenwald, 12/22/53." Covers toned with some foxing. READ MORE about THE FLORENTINE FIOR DI VIRTU OF 1491
Los Angeles: University of California, 1988. 8vo. stiff wrappers. 127 +(1) pages and 25 plates. First edition. Examples of late medieval or renaissance artists at work in a collection of early printed books. The authors suggest that it was the cartolai or paper dealers, who, in the first twenty-five or so years of Italian printing, were instrumental in the hand-finishing and decoration of printed books. With color frontis and twenty-five black-and-white plates following text. READ MORE about CARTOLAI, ILLUMINATORS, AND PRINTERS IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY ITALY: THE EVIDENCE OF THE RIPOLI PRESS
Paris: Institut de France, 1879. 4to. later cloth with original stiff paper wrappers bound in; leather spine label; uncut fore edge, deckled tail edge. vi, 221 pages. Limited edition of 300 copies. The subject of this volume is Girolamo Savonarola, the radical reforming Dominican who caused the expulsion of Pietro de' Medici, instituted of the Bonfires of the Vanities in Florence's public squares, and was eventually hanged and burned publicly. The text of this volume... READ MORE about LES ILLUSTRATIONS DES ÉCRITS JÉROME SAVONAROLE PUBLIÉS EN ITALIE AU XVE ET AU XVI SIÈCLE ET...
Nurnberg: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, 1987. 4to. cloth with pictoral front cover, later cardboard slipcase. xlviii, (2), (376), (xxxiiii) pages. First edition. Catalogue of fifteenth century book illustrations in the collection of Otto Schäfer. Contains 188 catalogue entries with extensive detailed descriptions plus full-page illustrations, many in color. READ MORE about FÜNF JAHRHUNDERTE BUCHILLUSTRATION, MEISTERWERKE DER BUCHGRAPHIK AUS DEER BIBLIOTHEK OTTO SCHÄFER
Bremen: Kunsthalle Bremen, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 191+(1) pages. Study of the illustrated book. READ MORE about BILD UND BUCH, DAS ILLUSTRIERTE BUCH VOM 15. JAHRHUNDERT BIS ZUR GEGEN WART AUS DER SAMMLUNG DER...
[The Book]. Její vznik, vyvoj a rozbor.
Praha: Orbis, 1949. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, 243+(4) pages, 203 pages of plates. [The Book]. Její vznik, vyvoj a rozbor. Study on the history and technical aspects of the book. Extensive black-and-white and color illustrations of virtually every aspect of book production: manuscripts, papermaking, various fonts, watermarks, types of early printed books, proofreaders' corrections, graphic illustrative techniques, maps, music printing, bookplates, elaborate bindings, to name only the most obvious. Index. Spine slightly torn, bottom... READ MORE about KNIHA
(New York: Hispanic Society of America), 1931. large 12mo. accordian fold pamphlets. not paginated. Two volumes. "From the Library of the Hispanic Society of America with comparative material." Two pamphlets unfold to show several woodcuts from Contemplaciones Sobre el Rosario by Gaspar Gorricio de Novaria and Oliver de Castille. Two small water stains on front cover. READ MORE about WOODCUTS FROM FIFTEENTH-CENTURY BOOKS
Munchen und Leipzig: R. Piper & Co., 1921. tall 8vo. cloth-backed decorated paper-covered boards. 152, pages. Third printing. Study of 15th century book illustration in Germany. Over 100 illustrations in the text. READ MORE about DIE ALTDEUTSCHE BUCHILLUSTRATION
In Nachbildung herausgegeben und untersucht; Seltene Drucke der Preußischen Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 2
Berlin: Martin Breslauer, 1928. large 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. (xxviii), 57+(1) pages. In Nachbildung herausgegeben und untersucht; Seltene Drucke der Preußischen Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 2. Edition limited to 340 copies. The wrappers of this copy have darkened around the edges, and show minor soiling and wear. A plate attached inside the front wrapper indicates that this copy came from the stock and reference library of H. P. Kraus. The deckle-edge, laid-paper leaves show minimal wear. READ MORE about DIE KATHARINEN-PASSIE: EIN DRUCK VON ULRICH ZELL