New York, NY: Sotheby's, 2007. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 111, (5) pages. Known as the Second Magna Carta, granted by Edward I in 1297. A copy thereof auctioned by Sotheby's in 2007. Table of contents, historical backgound. Includes a census of Magna Carta manuscripts. Color illustrations throughout.READ MORE about THE MAGNA CARTA
Budapest: Közgazdasági es Jogi Könyvkiadó, 1960. 8vo. cloth, title gilt stamped on spine, decoration stamped on front board, dust jacket. 342, (2) pages. Text in Hungarian. Cultural Relations of Hungary, 1945-1958. Changes in Hungarian cultural life in the years immediately after World War II, when the communist regime seized and consolidated its power. Graphs and tables throughout. Over 100 pages of statistical tables after the book's conclusion. Dust jacket slightly torn and worn at edges..... READ MORE about MAGYAROSZÁG MÜVELÖDÉSI VISZONYAI 1945-1958
Luzern, Switzerland: Faksimile Verlag, n.d. folio. facsimiles laid in folder. unpaginated. Prospectus for this expensive facsimile including 2 leaves. Text in English, French and German. Two color, gilt-illuminated facsimiles from the memoirs of Marco Polo. One is Fol. 86v, Boucicaut Master, Trading Scene from the Gulf of Cambay, describing trading centers on the return voyage from China. The second, Fol. 88v, Boucicaut Master, The Island of Madagascar. Laid in folder.READ MORE about MARCO POLO
Milan: Hoepli, n.d.(1940/1941). small 4to. cloth, original wrappers bound in. (ii),209-313,(5); (ii),206,(4) pages. 2 volumes. Two bound issues of Maso Fingverra(or Finguerra), a magazine devoted to printmaking and book illustration published by an Italian bookselling and book auction firm. It is well-illustrated with black-and-white illustrations. Includes fasicle 3 of no. (vol.?) XVII-XVIII of "Year IV" (1939), and fasicles 1-2 (combined issue) of no. XVIII-XIX of "Year V" (1940), actually appearing in 1940 and 1941. Nine..... READ MORE about MASO FINGVERRA, RIVISTA DELLA STAMPA INCISA E DEL LIBRO ILLVSTRADO... [...REVIEW OF PRINTS AND...
New York, NY: The Metropolitian Museum of Art, (1992). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 324 pages. Table of contents, director's foreword, chairman's and mayor's (of Lille) statements, list of contributors, list of exhibitions, select bibliography, index, photographic credits. Includes scholarly essays and paintings, sculpture, and drawings. Frontispiece picture of the museum. Color and black and white illustrations throughout.READ MORE about MASTERWORKS FROM THE MUSÉE DES BEAIX-ARTS, LILLE
(Madison, NJ): General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church, 1984. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 112 pages. Index to the first twenty volumes of Methodist History, 1962-1982. Includes table of contents, introduction, alphabetical index of subjects, a list of contibutors and articles, and a list of book reviews. Front wrapper bent at lower fore-edge corner.READ MORE about METHODIST HISTORY INDEX VOLUMES I-XX OCTOBER 1962-JULY 1982
Berlin und Leipzig: Walter de Gruyter, 1933, 1934, 1952. thick 8vo. cloth, top edge stained red. (ii),40,(ii),xii,(ii),1163,9,(2); (xiv),1165-2572,(26); (viii),xxii,1978,(26) pages. 4 volumes. A yearbook of the scholarly world. The two 1933 volumes (XXXI.Jahrgang) list research institutions, libraries, archives, museums, and societies. The 1934 volume (also XXXI.Jahrgang) lists universities and specialized secondary schools. The 1952 volume (XXIV.Jahrgang; publication was suspended 1939-52) lists European universities and secondary schools. Covers soiled and rubbed. Some yellowing of pages. Bookplates.....READ MORE about MINERVA, JAHRBUCH DER GELEHRTEN WELT
London, England: William Pickering, 1835. 16mo. half leather, marbled paper-covered boards, marbled endpapers. x, 342 pages. Sixth edition. Preface, table of contents. Endnote follows text. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges, and along spine. Poetry based on the works of Horace and Virgil. Previous owners' bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper. Endpapers foxed.READ MORE about THE MODERN DUNCIAD VIRGIL IN LONDON AND OTHER POEMS
London: The Lanston Monotype Corporation Limited, 1930. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 43 pages. Volume 29, Number 235. This is a Special Number and is entitled "The Printing Industry Today and Tomorrow." With the bookplate of John DePol and related material loosely inserted in the back. Wrappers torn along spine and extending through part of front cover.READ MORE about THE MONOTYPE RECORDER
(Montebourg): Association historique et culturelle de Montebourg et de son canon, (1994). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 383+(1) pages. Text in French. This book describes the occupation and liberation of Montebourg and the surrounding area during the Allied landing in Normandy during World War II. It uses eyewitness accounts along with documentation from the time to depict the people's struggle. Illustrated with photographs and diagrams throughout. Signed by Geneviève Le Cacheux, a member of the Association..... READ MORE about MONTEBOURG SE SOUVIENT, 6 JUIN-19 JUIN 1944
Bruxelles: G.-E. Goossens, 1924-1930. 4to. paper wrappers. Volume III, No.1 to Vol.IX, No.3, with some missing. A total of 42 issues of this period. Ulrich & Kup p.23 (lists only volumes through 1925 so that the later issues must not have been available). Well-designed full color covers with border designs throughout. News of the book world.READ MORE about MUSEE DU LIVRE (LE
Frankfurt: Hans-Karl Soeken, 1964-1969. tall 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. Variously paginated. 6 volumes. Periodical devoted to research and practice of documentation, under the auspices of the German Society for Documentation and the special councils on librarianship, the book trade, and newspapers.READ MORE about NACHRICHTEN FUR DOKUMENTATION. Jahrgänge 15-20
Greenwich, England: for the Trustees, 1947. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 230 pages, maps, plates. Historical sketch, note on arrangement of the collections, information for visitors, list of abbreviations, indices of subjects and artists. Two foldout maps of the museum. Black and white plates follow text. "Under Revision" noted on title Covers lightly soiled and bent at corners. Five leaves of plates folded at top fore-edge corner. Light tanning at edges of text.READ MORE about NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM GUIDE
containing a compilation of the pension and other laws, and rulings of the departments, of interest to soldiers and sailors with their heirs; ...
Washington, DC: The National Tribune, 1898. small 8vo. original stiff paper wrappers. viii, (9)-448 pages. containing a compilation of the pension and other laws, and rulings of the departments, of interest to soldiers and sailors with their heirs;. Appears to be a first edition. This publisher issued the books as part of the weekly Old Glory Series with this note printed on the spine. Part of spine covering chipped away including part of the text..... READ MORE about THE NATIONAL TRIBUNE SOLDIER'S HANDBOOK
San Francisco: World Print Council, (1982). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (ii), 48 pages. Catalogue of an exhibition organized by Jane M. Farmer for the Council. Foreword by Trisha Garlock, founding director of the Council. Essay by the organizer. Exhibition checklist. Color illustrations. Glossary and selected bibliography.READ MORE about NEW AMERICAN PAPERWORKS
London: Favil Press, The, 1950-1951. 8vo. self paper wrappers. (6) pages each. No. 12-15. Four issues (Summer 1950, Autumn 1950, Spring 1951, Summer 1951). Authors include: Douglas Young, Peter Paterson, Alexander Buist, Edith Anne Robertson, Dorothy Margaret Paulin, Lewis Spence, James B. Caird, Diana Leatham, Nan Shepherd, E. N. Adam, Deric Bolton, Bernard Fergusson, Elizabeth T. Dawson, A. V. Stuart, Wilfrid Gibson, Anthony Richardson, John Purves, David Winser, Barbara Bingley, John Pudney, Bessie J. B...... READ MORE about NEW ATHENIAN BROADSHEET (THE
(New Orleans, LA: Southern Pacific Lines), n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 36 pages. Tourist guide to New Orleans. Halftone illustrations throughout. List of Southern Pacific representatives follows text. Covers soiled.READ MORE about NEW ORLEANS: "THE CRESCENT CITY"
New York, NY: (The New York Society), 1937. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 10 pages. Includes a brief history and a list of benefactors. Black and white frontispiece and illustration in text.READ MORE about NEW YORK SOCIETY LIBRARY
Boston: Machine Composition Co., 1929. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Not in Ulrich & Kup. One issue (Vol.X, 2 - January 1929). Features a speech by Melbert Cary, President of Continental Type Founders along with a showing of type faces.READ MORE about NEW-ENGLAND COMPOSITOR (THE