London: Sotheby & Co., 1975. 4to. boards. 96 pages followed by 41 plates. Auction catalogue of this magnificent collection of 34 manuscripts dating from the earliest times to the 16th century. Prices realized loosely inserted. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE CELEBRATED LIBRARY - ABBEY 9TH
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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...
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
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc, (1979). small 8vo. paper wrappers. xii, 180 pages. Sixth edition. A selection of bibliographies and reference works which are actually used by modern scholars. Indexed. READ MORE about SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR THE STUDY OF ENGLISH AND AMERICAN LITERATURE
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
'S-Gravenhage: Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xx, 261+(1) pages. Text in Dutch. Catalogue of manuscripts in the Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague. Introduction, concordance, list of consulted sources, Organized by the museum's cataloguing system. Indices of authors, anonymous manuscripts, illuminators, and sellers. Wrappers lightly soiled. READ MORE about CATALOGUS VAN DE HANDSCHRIFTEN VAN RIJKSMUSEUM MEERMANNO-WESTREENIANUM
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
(London: Soethby's, 2002. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 315 pages, Auction catalogue of this sale. Three page foreword by Lord Hindlip and two page biographical sketch of Botfield (1807-1863) by Tom Lamb. 216 lots. Illustrated in full color throughout. Two day sale with the first day describing illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, travel books and natural History Books. The Evening saw the sale of Furniture, Silver, Porcelain and gold boxes. English watercolours and old master... READ MORE about PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM BERIAH BOTFIELD'S LIBRARY AT LONGLEAT
London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1834-1840. Folio. disbound. (iv),viii,168 pages and 8 leaves of plates; (ii),vi,(ii),159+(1) followed by (4) leaves of plates; (iv),234 pages. 3 volumes. First editions. A catalogue of the illuminated manuscripts from the Arundel and Burney collections in the British Museum. Antiquary Thomas, Earl of Arundel (1592-1646), collected more than 500 manuscript volumes, many of which relate to English History. He was an early supporter of Inigo Jones and friend... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. NEW SERIES
Zurich: Hellmut Schumann, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 38 pages, followed by 10 pages of plates. A sale catalogue, Number 511 of this firm. Sixty-nine items, all fully described, including books on calligraphy, sample leaves, specimens of ornamental book letters and more. Priced in Swiss Francs. READ MORE about THE ART OF ORNAMENT AND WRITING: WRITING MASTER BOOKS
Chicago: Arts Club of Chicago, 1970. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. Well-illustrated. Describes 104 items. READ MORE about THE CALLIGRAPHIC STATEMENT, AN EXHIBITION OF WESTERN AND EASTERN CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTING FROM...
Caledonia: Italimuse, 1963. 4to. paper wrappers. Introduction by P.W. Filby. 100 plates. From the library of John Carter, bearing his autograph signature and occasional markings throughout. Loosely inserted is a cutting of Carter's review from the Times Literary Supplement in which the exhibition is described as "the most ambitious, if concise, account yet offered of the development of penmanship in the United States." Very light soiling to covers. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY & HANDWRITING IN AMERICA, 1710-1962 ASSEMBLED AND SHOWN BY THE PEABODY INSTITUTE...
London: Trefoil Publications, (1990). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 168 pages. First paperback edition. A catalogue which is a selection of work which represents the calligraphy and lettering of 124 scribes and letterers from 12 countries. The examples represent works on paper, vellum, fabric, slate, stone and glass and are done with brush, pen and chisel, with illustrations in color and black and white. READ MORE about CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY, MODERN SCRIBES AND LETTERING ARTISTS II
Baltimore: Peabody Institute Library, 1959. 4to. stapled paper wrappers. 28 leaves. Reproduced from typesript. No illustrations but much of interest in the textual comments. Worn along edges. READ MORE about AN EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY & ILLUMINATION
London: The Society of Scribes and Illumators, 1956. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 31+(1) pages. Exhibition of 137 calligraphic works sponsored by the Society, October-November 1956. List of officers and members. Advertisements. Cockerell designed and produced the marbled paper covers. Wrappers lightly soiled. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF CALLIGRAPHY LETTERING & ILLUMINATING, 1956
London, England: Architectural Association, 1936. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Foreword by C.H. St. J. Hornby, list of exhibitors. Black and white frontispiece. Covers soiled; light spotty soiling in text. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF PRESENT-DAY CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATION ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY OF SCRIBES AND...
Norman, OK: Calligraphy Review Editions, 1990. 8vo. paper wrappers. 118, (2) pages. Illustrated exhibition catalogue; reproduces at least one work from each participating artist. READ MORE about LETTERS, LINES, IMAGES, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CALLIGRAPHY
Cambridge: J. Deighton, and MacMillan & Co., 1849. 8vo. original cloth boards, otherwise disbound. viii, 329+(1) page. First edition. Describes 700 manuscript volumes. Bibliographic entries include annotations regarding contents, illuminations, and foliation. Includes a brief introduction about the catalogue. Some internal nineteenth century library markings. Spine lacking, boards detached. Last leaf provided in photocopy facsimile. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS
London: Maggs Bros. (1951). square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 144 pages. Catalogue no.802. Many plates. Near fine. READ MORE about SEVEN CENTURIES OF COLOUR, 14TH TO 20TH CENTURY, A CATALOGUE OF ILLUMINATED MSS., MINIATURES AND...
Paris: Vente aux Encheres Publiques, (1973). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. not paginated. Auction catalogue containing 134 illuminated manuscripts from the collection of Robert Danon. Each item is illustrated, some in color. Text in French. Estimated prices loosely inserted. Minor cover soiling. READ MORE about MANUSCRITS ENLUMINES ET LIVRES RARES, COLLECTION ROBERT DANON
(Weinheim): VCH, Acta humaniora, (1989). small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 255+(1) pages. Exhibition of the evangeliary gospel books belonging to Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony and Bavaria (1129-1195), held at the Herzog August Bibliothek. Includes color frontispiece, numerous black and white and color facsimiles of the illuminated manuscript pages, bibliography. READ MORE about WOLFENBÜTTELER CIMELIEN DAS EVANGELIAR HEINRICHS DER LÖWEN IN DER HERZOG AUGUST BIBLIOTHEK
Brussels: Koninklijke Bibliotheek Albert I, 1991. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 151+(1) pages. Text in Flemish. A study of Renaissance manuscripts in the King Albert I Library in Brussels. Foreword by Denise De Weerdt, introduction. 44 items in the catalogue. Eight color plates, black and white illustrations. Lists of plates, illustrations, and manuscripts in the catalogue. Ex-library stamp indicates this is a Library of Congress duplicate. READ MORE about HET WOORD VAN DE KOPIIST COLOFONS VAN GEDATEERDE HANSSCHRIFTEN