London: Messrs. Sotheby & Co. 1967. small 4to. boards. (vii), 233, (9) pages. S-K 1184. This catalogue describes Abbey's collection of French bindings and contains a full color frontispiece and 51 full-page plates of bindings. Name in ink on free endpaper. READ MORE
London: Messrs. Sotheby & Co. 1967. small 4to. boards. (iv), 52 pages. S-K 1184. This portion contains Abbey's press books, a large number of 20th century bindings by Cobden-Sanderson, Cockerell, Doves Press, McLeish, Powell, etc. and also a number of color plate books. With 8 plates. Prices realized loosely inserted. Ink ownership inscription on front pastedown. READ MORE
London: Messrs. Sotheby & Co. 1967. small 4to. boards. (iv), 52 pages. S-K 1184. This portion contains Abbey's press books, a large number of 20th century bindings by Cobden-Sanderson, Cockerell, Doves Press, McLeish, Powell, etc. and also a number of color plate books. The un-illustrated version. READ MORE
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
New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1906. 8vo. paper-covered boards. xviii, 60, (10) pages. First edition, limited to 157 copies. (Mejer 644; Brenni 865). With 17 illustrations including an engraved title page by S.L. Smith. On Thomas Gosden and with a reprint of the Gosden catalogue. Covers show wear at spine ends. Spotting along inner hinges as usual. With the bookplate of the noted collector, Roderick Terry. READ MORE
Sheffield, England: George Barnsley & Sons, Ltd. n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. unpaginated. Catalogue of files, shears, knives and other tools manufactured by Barnsley including tools for binding. Wrappers faded at edges. Some pages bent at lower corner. READ MORE
London, England: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1895. 4to. original stiff paper wrappers bound in later half cloth, paper-covered boards, paper spine label, top edge cut, other edges uncut. variously paginated. 3 volumes. Union List 1, 666. Limited to 850 copies. This is the first three volumes of a total of twelve. See S-K 1722 and other works for contributions to this periodical. Partial set of one of the most important periodicals devoted to... READ MORE
Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1995. 8vo. quarter leather, printed paper sides, leather spine label, slipcase. 105, (2) pages. First edition, limited to 200 numbered copies (Berger A57). Printed by hand on Arches mouldmade paper in Dante types composed by Golgonozza Letter Foundry. Bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery. With a foreword by Marianne Tidcombe. Autobiographical notes by one of the most famous bookbinders of our day. Includes numerous illustrations showing Middleton at different stages of... READ MORE
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1974. 4to. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. xviii, 105, (3) pages. Limited to 450 copies and printed by Saul and Lilian Marks at the Plantin Press. Loosely inserted is a hand-written postcard from Dreyfus. READ MORE
Before C.J. Stewart, Esq;, The Artitrator appointed by the Board of Trade, February-March, 1903.
London: The Bookbinding Trade Section of the London Chamber of Commerce, 1903. thick 8vo. contemporary half green calf with green cloth covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt (a signed binding by Zaehnsdorf). (ii), 732, (8) pages. Before C.J. Stewart, Esq;, The Artitrator appointed by the Board of Trade, February-March, 1903. With a prefatory note by Charles W. Forward and Thomas E. Powell explaining the history of this labor dispute. In a signed binding... READ MORE
Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, (1976). 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 53+(1) pages. Revised edition. Table of contents, introduction, list of books illustrated. Includes a set of three microfiche with illustrations of books referenced in the text. A survey of the decoration found on mass-produced bookbindings of the Victorian era. READ MORE
New York: Privately printed at the De Vinne Press, 1892. 8vo. cloth, later slipcase. 36 pages. S-K 4985. First edition, limited to 130 copies. Contains a prefatory note by Beverly Chew, a portrait of Payne, a facsimile reproduction of one of his bills for binding and nine plates in gold and other colors showing eight Payne bindings. These plates were executed by E. Bierstadt using the Bierstadt Artotype System involving the use of collotype gelatine... READ MORE
Old Books & Bindings Restored. Presentation Bindings. Law Bindings.
Salisbury: H. Bailey, n.d. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 14, (2) pages. Old Books & Bindings Restored. Presentation Bindings. Law Bindings. This booklet gives general information for people interested in getting their books bound or rebound, including comparisons of materials, how decorations are created, and care of various bindings. Illustrations of bindings in black-and-white throughout. Wrappers soiled, edges tanned and worn. READ MORE
London: The Library Association, (1985). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, 214 pages. S-K 7108. First edition. A look at cloth binding during the period 1820 to 1880 with some discussion of paper bindings, leather, papier mache, etc. Gives lists of the designers with their prominent designs. READ MORE
London: The Library Association, (1985). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. ix, 214 pages. S-K 7108. First edition. A look at cloth binding during the period 1820 to 1880 with some discussion of paper bindings, leather, papier mache, etc. Gives lists of the designers with their prominent designs. Shelf wear along edges of dust jacket, else fine. READ MORE
The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddeson Manor, The National Trust. 2 volumes.
(Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England): The Rothschild Foundation, 2013. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 512 with index; 513-1161+(1) pages. The James A. de Rothschild Bequest at Waddeson Manor, The National Trust. 2 volumes. A scholarly analysis of late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books collected by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898). Based on work started by Graham Pollard, with editorial contributions by Rosamund Griffin, Julie Fitzsimons, Kristina Petri, and Helena Pickup. Table of contents, preface, acknowledgments, editorial note, Rothschild family... READ MORE
London: The British Federation of Master Printers, 1953. small 8vo. cloth. 62, (2) pages. Third edition, revised, of adopted standards issued by the Technical Committee as information of value to Master Printers, Estimators, and others. Sections on Paper, Boards, Stationery, Books, Blocks, Types, and Miscellaneous, including "Standard conditions of the printing industry." READ MORE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and the British Library, 2004. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 176 pages. First edition. This book is the first illustrated guide to this complex and controversial subject. In 1930, in The Evolution of Publishers' Binding Styles, Michael Sadleir declared that "the bookseller-publisher of the decades from 1730 to 1770 issued his books either in loose quires, or stitched, or a most in a plain paper wrapper." This view... READ MORE
New York, NY: Macmillan & Co. n.d., but 1894. 4to. embossed cloth, top edge cut, other edges uncut. xvi, 277, (3) pages. First edition. Table of contents, three appendices, lists of colored plates and black and white illustrations. Includes a memoir of John Hsnnett by the aurhor. Ten color plates, black and white illustrations throughout text. A study of bookbinding from antiquity through early modern times. Ex-library with markings. Lightly rubbed and scuffed at edges... READ MORE