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
(Tel Aviv, Israel: Museum haaretz-The Alphabet Museum), n.d. oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. 24 pages. A guide to the museum's collections with a brief description of its history. Illustrated. Wrappers bent at fore-edge corners, lightly tanned. Previous owner's stamp on front cover. READ MORE about ALPHABET MUSEUM (THE
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 Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket, 378 pages. Absent Voices is unique among books that explore one of mankind's greatest achievements: the art of writing. Writing enabled communication by the absent; yet, beneath any communication system, so conspicuous that it is concealed, lies a culture's writing system. If there be no writing system, there be no books, no libraries and no world wide web. Not just a history, Rochelle... READ MORE about ABSENT VOICES: THE STORY OF WRITING SYSTEMS IN THE WEST
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxviii, 78, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 152 copies. With engravings by Sidney L. Smith and other illustrations, rubricated initials and an illuminated copy of a page from a 15th century musical manuscript. Tanning to the endpapers which is common. Else fine. READ MORE about HEAVENLY JERUSALEM, A MEDIAEVAL SONG OF THE JOYS OF THE CHURCH TRIUMPH ANT, WITH ANNOTATIONS BY...
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
Berkeley, CA: Arif Press, 1980. oblong 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. (18) pages. Limited to 125 copies printed by Wesley B. Tanner at the Arif Press on dampened T. Edmonds paper. The 25th book of the press. Reprints part of Johnston's text from FORMAL PENMANSHIP AND OTHER PAPERS. With calligraphy by Barbara Wiley Bash. READ MORE about FORMAL PENMANSHIP DEFINED BY THE THING
New York, NY: Paragon Book Gallery, (1976). 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 207, (3) pages. Translated from the original German edition by Barbara Crook and Patricia L. Victorson. The Götze collection of Japanese calligraphy. Foreword by the collector, editors' preface, table of contents, name and subject index, chronological table. Wrappers lightly tanned. READ MORE about BRUSH AND INK: THE HEINZ GÖTZE COLLECTION
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
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
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. cloth, paper spine label. x, 316 pages. First edition. There are seventeen illustrations reproducing letters of Thackeray, Sterne, Bronte, Tennyson, Johnson, Pope, Scott, Darwin and others. Covers age darkened and with small crack along front hinge at top. READ MORE about MEDITATIONS OF AN AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR
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. Covers slightly soiled. Presentation on free endpaper from Charles Ryskamp "For Hans (Kraus) - with my warmest regard and deep gratiute, Charles 13.v.81." READ MORE about BRITISH LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS SERIES I, FROM 800-1800 AND SERIES II, FROM 1800-1914
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
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
Bearbeitet und Herausgegeben von Karl Gutbrod.
Kohl: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, (1972). tall 8vo. cloth, dust jacket, cardboard slipcase. 494 pages. Bearbeitet und Herausgegeben von Karl Gutbrod. History of writing and alphabets from the beginning of time up to the present. Over 250 illustrations in the text. READ MORE about KONNTE ADAM SCHREIBEN? WELTGESCHICHTE DER SCHRIFT
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
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
Paris: Pierre Berès, n.d. but circa 1975. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket. Not paginated. Illustrated catalog of Pierre Berès' c.1975 offering of manuscripts and illuminated manuscripts from the 11th to 18th centuries. The catalog is divided by country--France, Italy, Germany, Flanders, Spain, Armenia and Ethiopia. Each entry provides a description of physical state and, when applicable, decoration and provenance. Prices are listed at the back. Extensively illustrated in black-and-white. Bookplate on inside front..... READ MORE about MANUSCRITS & ENLUMINURES DU ONZIEME AU DIX-HUITIEME SIECLE
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
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