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...
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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
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
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
Paris: Brepolis, (1992). small 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. First French edition. Paul Binski provides a study of the medieval artist. Of utmost concern to the author are the working methods of the artists, their compositional decisions, and their identities. J. Le Goff provides a preface. 71 illustrations in black-and-white and color. Indexed. READ MORE about LES ARTISANS DU MOYEN AGE. LES PEINTRES
(Kampen: Uitgeversmaatschappij J.H. Kok, 1991). small square 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 72 pages. First Dutch edition. Part of the Medieval Craftsmen series. Combining documentary evidence with a study of surviving paintings, the author is able to reconstruct in detail the processes involved in creating art during the middle ages. He also examines the painters' identities, their choice of images, and their social and economic background. Illustrated in color. READ MORE about SCHILDERS
New York: The Grolier Club, 1953. 4to. cloth. xix, 124, (4) pages. First edition, limited to 400 copies (Asaf 123). Printed at Cambridge University Press under the direction of Brooke Crutchley. Eight full-page illustrations. Well annotated bibliography with illustrations. Covers slightly spotted. Some foxing of pastedowns and endpapers. READ MORE about WILLIAM BLAKE'S ILLUMINATED BOOKS, A CENSUS
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 about BLUTFOGEL BOLDIZSÁR MINIÁTOR
'S-Gravenhage: Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, 1979. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xx, 261+(1) pages. Text in Dutch. Catalogue of manuscripts in the Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, The Hague. Introduction, concordance, list of consulted sources, Organized by the museum's cataloguing system. Indices of authors, anonymous manuscripts, illuminators, and sellers. Wrappers lightly soiled. READ MORE about CATALOGUS VAN DE HANDSCHRIFTEN VAN RIJKSMUSEUM MEERMANNO-WESTREENIANUM
Reports addressed to the Trustees of the British Museum on the Age of the Manuscript
London: Williams and Norgate, 1874. folio. stiff paper wrappers. (vi)14 pages followed by 3 full-page plates. Reports addressed to the Trustees of the British Museum on the Age of the Manuscript. The report is on an illuminated manuscript over which there had been some controversy as to its age. The Trustees of the British Museum had asked for a report from several distinguished scholars to resolve the matter. This copy had been in the University... READ MORE about THE UTRECHT PSALTER
London: Maggs Bros. 1919. square 8vo. paper wrappers. (ii), 120 pages. Catalogue 385. Covers show wear and wrinkling of pages. With a number of plates of the bindings. Ink writing on cover and throughout. Minor wear, else near fine. READ MORE about RARE BOOKS, HISTORIC & DECORATIVE BINDINGS, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
London: British Museum, 1923. 8vo. boards. 49 pages and 20 plates. Six pages on binding and one plate. READ MORE about GUIDE TO THE EXHIBITED MANUSCRIPTS, PART III ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS AND BINDINGS OF MANUSCRIPTS...
(London: Soethby's, 2002. small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. 315 pages, Auction catalogue of this sale. Three page foreword by Lord Hindlip and two page biographical sketch of Botfield (1807-1863) by Tom Lamb. 216 lots. Illustrated in full color throughout. Two day sale with the first day describing illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, travel books and natural History Books. The Evening saw the sale of Furniture, Silver, Porcelain and gold boxes. English watercolours and old master... READ MORE about PRINTED BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS FROM BERIAH BOTFIELD'S LIBRARY AT LONGLEAT
London, England: Eyre and Spottiswoode for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1901. 8vo. later cloth. (iv), 182 pages, plates. Preface, table of contents, list of plates. 19 black and white plates. Numerous charts. Includes a list of works on illumination acquired by the library. Title page tanned. Some ink markings in text. READ MORE about HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE COLLECTION OF ILLUMINATED LETTERS AND BORDERS IN THE NATIONAL ART...
London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1834-1840. Folio. disbound. (iv),viii,168 pages and 8 leaves of plates; (ii),vi,(ii),159+(1) followed by (4) leaves of plates; (iv),234 pages. 3 volumes. First editions. A catalogue of the illuminated manuscripts from the Arundel and Burney collections in the British Museum. Antiquary Thomas, Earl of Arundel (1592-1646), collected more than 500 manuscript volumes, many of which relate to English History. He was an early supporter of Inigo Jones and friend... READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM. NEW SERIES
London, England: Architectural Association, 1936. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 15+(1) pages. Foreword by C.H. St. J. Hornby, list of exhibitors. Black and white frontispiece. Covers soiled; light spotty soiling in text. READ MORE about EXHIBITION OF PRESENT-DAY CALLIGRAPHY AND ILLUMINATION ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY OF SCRIBES AND...
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press and John Neal, Bookseller, (2009). 4to. hardcover, dust jacket. 112 pages. Reprint with minor corrections of second edition. The craft of calligraphy has a 2000-year history in the Western world. Up to the time of the Renaissance, calligraphy was the only means of preserving literature, and so, it played a vital role in the spread of learning, culture, and religion. Historical scripts were not rigidly-fixed "styles;" they represented the... READ MORE about HISTORICAL SCRIPTS FROM CLASSICAL TIMES TO THE RENAISSANCE
New York: Macmillan, 1984. small 4to. plastic ring binder, stiff paper covers. xi, 84, 117-125 pages, with 16 additional leaves of plates. Revised edition. Materials, sources, letters, pages, relationship of initials and borders, harmony of alphabet and ornament, color, 16 "borders to illuminate," etc. The book itself is a calligraphic specimen, a facsimile of the author's calligraphic manuscript. READ MORE about BORDERS FOR CALLIGRAPHY, HOW TO DESIGN A DECORATED PAGE
Cambridge: J. Deighton, and MacMillan & Co., 1849. 8vo. original cloth boards, otherwise disbound. viii, 329+(1) page. First edition. Describes 700 manuscript volumes. Bibliographic entries include annotations regarding contents, illuminations, and foliation. Includes a brief introduction about the catalogue. Some internal nineteenth century library markings. Spine lacking, boards detached. Last leaf provided in photocopy facsimile. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF GONVILLE AND CAIUS
London: Sotheby and Co., 1929. large 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 70 pages + fold-out illustrations. Sale held March 21-22. 395 lots. Catalogue includes illuminated manuscripts, French illustrated books and fine old and modern bindings. Contains black-and-white fold-out illustrations of manuscripts and book bindings and a full color frontispiece. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. Wrappers chipped along edges. READ MORE about CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, FINE OLD AND MODERN...