Washington and New York: National Gallery of Art and George Braziller, (2000). 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xxiii, 545+(1) pages. First edition. Scholarly catalogue of Italian and Spanish books on architecture, antiquities, and decoration, from the 15th into the 19th centuries, all in the Millard Collection at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Italy produced illustrated architectural books that surpass those from any other publishing center in the originality of their content and in... READ MORE
Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Saggi e Studi diretti da Francesco Barberi
Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1985. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 95+(1) pages. Biblioteconomia e Bibliografia Saggi e Studi diretti da Francesco Barberi. Text in Italian. Includes 21 black-and-white plates. Signed and dated by the author on the first leaf. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H.P. Kraus. Minor wear. READ MORE
Nürnberg: n.p. 1877. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards with stiff paper wrapper bound in. vii, 214+(1) plus 11 leaves of illustration. Catalogues objects relating to a variety of topics connected to the book arts in Bavarian collections. Chapters on prominent publishers, seventeenth century book decoration, woodcuts, metalcutting, lithography, photography and different types of presses and printing technology. All chapters divided in two sections: a general overview followed by a bibliography usually arranged chronologically, sometimes... READ MORE
Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 225 pages. Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg. First edition in English. (Appleton p.15). Jacket with piece missing at head of spine. READ MORE
Az Országos Széchényi Konyvtár kiadványai no. 41.
(Budapest: Akademisi Nyomda, 1957). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 18 pages. Az Országos Széchényi Konyvtár kiadványai no. 41. Text in Hungarian. Works of Balthazar Blutfogel (d. 1516), Hungarian priest and manuscript illuminator. Illustrations and a list of incunables illuminated by Blutfogel. Summary in German. Five black and white plates. British Library catalogue entry laid in. Wrappers tanned. READ MORE
Munich: Fritz Hanfstaengl, 1922. 8vo. half parchment, title gilt-stamped on spine and front board. (iv), 363, (5) pages. Text in German. A history of illustration in Germany, with 410 black and white illustrations. Frontispiece, illustration of Hans Baldung Grien, Hexensabbat, Table of contents. Foreword. Covers illustration from incunabula to the early 20th century. Particular attention to the work of Albrecht Dürer. Listing of illustrations and author's names. Boards and spine soiled. Back board scuffed. Light... READ MORE
Hamburg: MaximilianGesellschaft, 1995, 1999. 4to. cloth, paper labels on spines and front boards. 337; 426 pages. 2 volumes. Printed in an edition of 1600 copies. Articles by Stephen Skalweit on the early modern period, Norbert H. Ott on the manuscript tradition and on print illustrations, Severin Corsten on the invention of printing, Martin Steinmann on the transfer of handwriting to type, Eva Hanebutt-Benz on bookbinding, Annaliese Schmitt on choices of book format for various literary... READ MORE
(Paris): n.p. 1859. 8vo. later cloth with embossed seal (entwined Ls in an oval, surmounted by a crown). (ii), 10 pages. An offprint from La Revue Universelle des Arts (July 1859). The article deals with the Flemish Master ES of 1466, and challenges speculation voiced by M. Harzen regarding the artist's potential authorship of the large coats-of-arms of Charles le Téméraire, duc de Bourgogne (1). Traces of peacock blue original stiff paper wrapper visible along... READ MORE
Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1966. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xviii, 221+(1) pages. Exhibition catalogue for 215 prints of engravings from and often by 102 artists, from the 15th cent. to Expressionism. Numbered entries indicate artist, engraver, medium, owner, references, etc. as appropriate. In addition, major artists have biographical sketches in unnumbered entries. With appendices of entries for an additional 12 items (not reproduced) and a brief description of engraving methods used. Moderate soiling. Backing creased, bumped at tail. READ MORE
Hamburg: Dr. Jörn Günther Antiquariat, 1997. large 4to. cloth, dust jacket, slipcase. 288 pages. Catalogue No.5 from the bookseller, specialising in medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts and miniatures, incunabula and early printed works. Beautifully produced with vivid detail, this volume treats German-language manuscripts and miniatures from the 9th to 18th centuries. Contains 58 entries, depicted for the most part with full-page illustrations in rich color. In-depth descriptions; brief English summary provided. Entry no. 3 is... READ MORE
London: The Wormsley Library and the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1999. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. xii, 278 pages. This catalogue from an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1999, presents the first public exhibition and scholarly appraisal of the Wormsley Library, one of the great achievements of modern book collecting. Sir Paul Getty's selection of 106 specimens from the library, described and illustrated here, gives only a small taste of the whole collection... READ MORE
Milano: Libreria Antiquaria Ulrico Hoepli, 1930. 4to. later cloth. (vi), 136 pages followed by 114 plates. Sale catalogue of illustrated books and manuscripts. Describes 160 items. Loosely inserted is a memorial bookplate stating that this copy was purchased at the H.P. Kraus reference sale by Oak Knoll Books. Well-preserved copy. READ MORE
Wien: Hofbibliothek, 1916. 12mo. paper-covered boards. (v), viii, (iii), 100 pages. K.K. Hofbibliothek. The spine is missing from this copy. The front paper is stained and the back paper is peeling from the board. On the other hand, the binding is secure and the interior shows minimal wear or soiling. A loosely laid-in plate indicates that this copy came from the reference library and stock of H. P. Kraus. READ MORE
Introduction and Legends by J.J.G. Alexander.
New York: George Braziller, (1970). 12mo. silver stamped blue vinyl cover, slipcase. (34) pages followed by the full color facsimile with interleaved text. Introduction and Legends by J.J.G. Alexander. First edition. With a selective bibliography. READ MORE
Stockholm: (Almqvist & Wiksells), 1914. folio. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 88 pages. First edition. The plate volume of part I (of three), each volume self contained.This volume contains illustrations from 150 examples of early printing. Wear along edges. Unopened copy. READ MORE
Klagenfurt: Ferd. Kleinmayr, 1950. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. x, 148 pages and 12 plates. An essay on incunabula including an annotated bibliography describing 132 items. Illustrated with plates of early book illustrations and one period binding. Boards slightly warped. READ MORE
Klagenfurt: Ferd. Kleinmayr, 1950. 8vo. quarter cloth with paper-covered boards. x, 148 pages and 12 plates. An essay on incunabula including an annotated bibliography describing 132 items. Illustrated with plates of early book illustrations and one period binding. Wear along outer edge of front board. Boards slightly warped. READ MORE
3 volumes in six.
Mansfield, CT: Maurizio Martino Publisher, n.d. (1994). 4to. cloth. 504; 256; (ii),257-500; 344; (iv),345-680; 372,(2),10 pages. 3 volumes in six. Reprint of the very scarce and expensive first edition. Besterman 3017. This monumental work covers the illustrated book in Venice over the period 1469 to 1525 and contains descriptions of 500 books. Filled with illustrations throughout. READ MORE
London: Bllomsbury Book Auctions, 1984. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. 2 volumes. Auction catalogues of the Collection of Printed Books formed by W.R. Jeudwine, Bloomsbury Book Auctions, The First Portion, 15th and 16th Centuries, 18 September 1984,130 lots; The Second and Final Portion, The 17th to the 20th Century, 29 November 1984, lots 131-464.Prices realized loosely inserted."As an historical survey of the printed book as a work of Art, this choice private library can have few rivals. " READ MORE
N.P. Chapin Library, 1995. 8vo. quarter cloth with marbled paper covered boards and with original stiff paper wrappers bound-in. 45, (3) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Foreword by Robert L. Volz. Illustrated, including two in color. In later binding. READ MORE