(Brugge (Bruges), Belgium: Muurkranten V.Z.W., n.d. oblong 16mo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Text in Flemish. Calligraphic renditions of 120 New Testament verses, the sayings of Jesus Christ, with biblical reference cited. Callligraphy by Brody Neuenschwander. Design by Jef Mergaert. READ MORE about 120 JEZUSWOORDEN
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(New York, NY): (New York Public Library), (1964). tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. Unpaginated. An Exhibition. A book showcasing the sixty-four items that the New York Public Library displayed at the 1964 World's Fair, including the Johann Gutenberg edition of the Bible and the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson's own hand. Pictures of several of the items. Engraving by Paul Revere on the cover. Crease near the head causing a wave effect. READ MORE about 64 TREASURES FOR THE FAIR
(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
Oxford, England: Bodleian Library, (1970). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 16 pages, plates. Bodleian Picture Books Special Series No. 1. Preface by J.J.G. Alexander, description of plates, select bibliography, index of manuscripts. 36 black and white plates. READ MORE about ANGLO-SAXON ILLUMINATION IN OXFORD LIBRARIES
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
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
N.P. n.p., n.d. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers, paper cover label. 37+(1) pages. Introduction by Dr. Johannes Maas. One color plate and many in black and white. READ MORE about BAMBERGER APOKALYPSE, MINIATUR DER REICHENAUER SCHULE UM DAS JAHR 1000 AUS DER BAMBERER...
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
London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1965-1971. 4to. boards. Eleven volumes in total were published. The following illustrated catalogues are available: Part I (2), Part II (3), Part III (5), Part IV, Part V, Part VI (6, two in stiff paper wrappers), Part VII (2), Part VII (spine faded), Part VIII (2), Part VIII (not illustrated), Part IX (not illustrated), Part X (not illustrated) (2), Part XI (not illustrated). Price is per volume. READ MORE about BIBLIOTHECA PHILLIPPICA, NEW SERIES: MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPTS
N.P. n.p., n.d., but 1994. 4to. Loose in portfolio. Six prints of scripts, signed "94 Briom." READ MORE about BRIOM SCRIPT: SIX UNNUMBERED PRINTS
16e Année (Exercice 1932), 2 volumes (bound periodical and packet of loose plates)
Paris: Société française de Reproductions de Manuscripts a Peintures, 1933. 4to. stiff paper wrapper, envelope (for plates). (v), 78 pages and 23 plates. 16e Année (Exercice 1932), 2 volumes (bound periodical and packet of loose plates). This issue of the Bulletin features an article by Guy de la Batut about the principle illuminated manuscripts of the Mazarin Library. It also contains a bibliography of publications (including sale catalogues) issued from 1929 through 1932 related to... READ MORE about BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE REPRODUCTIONS DE MANUSCRIPTS A PEINTURES
16e Année, 2 volumes
Paris: Société Française de Reproductions de Manuscrits A Peintures, 1933. 4to. stiff paper wrappers, yapped fore-edge; envelope with plates loose. 78 pages, 23 plates. 16e Année, 2 volumes. The 16th year of this series of books devoted to illuminated manuscripts. Includes plates from the Bibliothèque Mazarine in Paris. The first volume contains descriptions by Guy de la Batut of each manuscript and its illuminations, while the second volume holds plates of the illustrations. First volume..... READ MORE about BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE REPRODUCTIONS DE MANUSCRIPTS A PEINTURES
Milan, Italy: Edizioni d'Arte Amilcare Pizzi, (1954). 4to. paper-covered boards, dust jacket, later clotth clamshell box with leather cover label. unpaginated. Text in Italian. Art Publication of the National Library of Venice I. Introduction by Tullia Gasparini Leporace. Facsimile of the breviary of Domenico Grimani (1461-1523). Dust jacket chipped at edges. Spine worn. READ MORE about IL CALENDARIO DEL BREVIARIO GRIMANI
New York: Society of Scribes, 1978. 8vo. spiral bound with stiff paper wrappers. variously paginated. Only the 1978 calander. The week's schedule appears on one side with a sample of fine writing on the other: some are quotations or passages, some are simply alphabets. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHER'S ENGAGEMENT CALENDAR
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...
Norman. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 64 pages. Articles by Werner on Coronation Gospels of Henry the Lion, Bouwsma on abstract calligraphy, Olds on Ramsey Psalter, etc. READ MORE about CALLIGRAPHY IDEA EXCHANGE Volume II, No.1
Removed from Denis Diderot's ENCYCLOPEDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DES ARTS ET METIERS.
Paris: Diderot, 177? 4to. self paper wrappers, remnants of binding on spine. 17 pages of text followed by 25 folio plates. Removed from Denis Diderot's ENCYCLOPEDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DES ARTS ET METIERS. St. Bride Catalogue p.161; Bonacini no.321. The complete section of Diderot that concerning writing. READ MORE about CARACTERES ET ALPHABETS DE LANGUES MORTES ET VIVANTES
Amsterdam: Frederik Muller & Cie. 1929. 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 35, (5) pages. Auction catalogue for sale held November 22, 1929 by Frederik Muller & Cie. 112 lots, most notably a fourteenth-century illuminated Book of Hours in which the patron is portrayed worshiping the Virgin. Originally, a separate portfolio of sixty-eight reproductions was meant to accompanied the catalogue. This portfolio is not present but three of the full color plates are loosely inserted. Bears the... READ MORE about CATALOGUE D'UNE COLLECTION DE MANUSCRITS A MINIATURES DES IXe-XVe SIECLES, COLLECTION D'UN...
Harper Woods, MI: Lothar Hoffman, n.d. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. (16) pages. Limited to 350 numbered copies, signed by Lothar Hoffman on inside back cover. Illustrations of a number of Hoffman's calligraphic works. READ MORE about Catalogue of Calligraphic Works
London: J. & J. Leighton, n.d. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers, top and fore edges cut, bottom edge uncut. 286, (2) pages. Sales catalogue for J. & J. Leighton listing 378 items in alphabetical order by author, title, or subject, from A to H, including several illuminated manuscripts. Contains many black-and-white reproductions from the works. Wrappers detached and chipped at edges. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF GERMAN, DUTCH & FLEMISH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
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
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...