Bound to Vary. A Guild of Book Workers Exhibition of Unique Fine Bindings on the Married Mettle Press Limited Edition of Billy Budd, Sailor.
The Guild of Book Workers, 1988, First Edition. quarto, printed wrappers. (64) pp. The Guild of Book Workers, Fifteen unique bindings, each illustrated in full color. Front cover and front endpaper slightly wrinkled, else fine and clean. Item #23937
Catalogue 69. Dix-Septieme Siecle: Romans, Poesies, etc. ...Une des trois reliures signees de Florimond Badier...
Paris: Pierre Beres, , large octavo, printed wrappers. (518) pp. Pierre Beres, Pierre Beres rare book catalogue offering 514 items. Extensively illustrated including two full page color illustrations of bindings. Wrappers very lightly soiled, else fine. Four page printed price list laid in. Item #23783
(Amsterdam): Pepin Press, (2002), Later printing. quarto, wrappers. (200)pp. Pepin Press, Text in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. The original papers illustrated in this book are collected and owned by Jacques Koops and Johannes Marcus. A short description of technique is given at the beginning of every chapter, as... Item #23088
The Estelle Doheny Collection...Part VI. Printed Books and Manuscripts Concerning William Morris and His Circle.
New York: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 19, 1988, large quarto, cloth. 103pp. Christie, Manson & Woods, 139 items listed and described iin detail. A remarkable section of a remarkable sale: William Morris letters and manuscripts; Cobden-Sanderson' s binding on Morris's own copy of Karl Marx, Le Capital; Morris's original... Item #10941
New York: Christie's, May 24, 2002, quarto, pictorial wrappers. (312) pp. Christie's, Filled with magnificent items: the Stone facsimile of the Declaration on Independence; Curtis, North American Indian; fine bookbindings; Tolkein letters; American Revolution; Civil War; Abraham Lincoln; color plate books; Lewis Carroll; Dickens, and much, much more. Illustrated in color. Very fine. Item #26046
French Literature, Many Handsome Bindings, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts, First Editions, Standard Sets, Americana, Incunabula, Illuminated Manuscripts, Ashendene and Other Press Publications.
New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 6-8, 1944, octavo, printed wrappers. (iv), 208 pp. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Parke-Bernet book auction catalogue offering 722 lots. Extensively illustrated in black and white. A fine, clean copy. Item #26221
Toronto: Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, 1998, First Edition. oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers. 70 pp. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Michael Wilcox is a master bookbinder who began his career in the English trade bindery in 1955. Now an internationally renowned binder whose works... Item #25387
Le surréalisme et ses alentours. Livres, manuscrits, photographies, et oeuvres sur papier. Collection Daniel Filipacchi. Vente en Trois Parties - Deuxième Partie. [With] Le surréalisme et ses alentours. Livres, manuscrits, photographies, et oeuvres sur papier. Collection Daniel Filipacchi. Vente en Trois Parties - Deuxième Partie. Hans Bellmer.
Paris: Christie's, October 21, 2005, quarto, pictorial boards. (327) pp.; 62 pp. Christie's, Christie's auction catalogue offering 209 lots with the separate supplement auction catalogue containing the works of Hans Bellmar, 25 lots. Both of these sales are Christie auctions #5410 representing Part Two of the three part Daniel Filipacchi... Item #26017
(Tokyo): Kyoiku Shoseki, (1991), First English Language Edition. folio, cloth in dust jacket. (200)pp. Kyoiku Shoseki, This catalogue covers the years from 1980 - 1990 and contains 169 fine bindings, 27 designs for commercial book production as well as posters and announcements. Illustrated with 300 color plates. "Although bookbinding may... Item #11640
New York: Christie's, December 7, 1990, quarto, pictorial wrappers. 170 pp. Christie's, Christie's rare book auction #7190 offering 276 lots. A mish-mosh of wonderful material: T. E. Lawrence, letters, drawings, Seven Pillars, maps, from the collection of Dr. E. Bruce Tovee; detective fiction; color plates books; fine bindings; Hamilton; Hancock;... Item #26047
Handbuch Buchverschluss und Buchbeschlag. Terminologie und Geschichte im deutschsprachigen Raum, in den Niederlanden und Italien vom frühen Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart. [Manual book closure and book fitting. Terminology and history in the German-speaking world, in the Netherlands and Italy from the early Middle Ages to the present.].
Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2010, First Edition. large octavo, pictorial boards. 256 pp. Dr Ludwig Reichert Verlag, What makes the publication of this book timely and necessary is the apparent need by historians, academics and collectors of antiquarian books for a standardized terminology to describe book fastenings (clasps) and book... Item #26629
BARKER, Nicolas, (editor).
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2001, Reprint. octavo, wrappers. 216pp. Oak Knoll Press, Essays include John Bidwell on "American Papermakers and the Panic of 1819" ; "Bookbinding and the History of Books" by Mirjam M. Foot; "A New Model for the Study of the Book" by Thomas R. Adams and... Item #10755
CALLERY, Bernadette and Elizabeth A. Mosimann.
The Tradition of Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century. Catalogue of an Exhibition, 12 November 1979 to 15 February 1980.
Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute, 1979, First Edition. octavo, boards. (130)pp. Hunt Institute, Contains annotated entries and illustrations of 92 fine bindings from the 1 6th to 20th centuries. Issued in conjunction with a 1979 exhibit at Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, the book functions well as a stand- alone text nearly... Item #6027
New Castle: Oak Knoll Press, 2016, Ninth Edition, completely revised and reset. small octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 264 pp. Oak Knoll Press, With additional information and illustrated with line drawings and color photographs. Shaken, Unsophisticated, Harleian Style, Fingerprint, E-book, Dentelle. Can you define these terms? If not, this is... Item #25731
(Nottingham): The Plough Press, 2002, First Edition. quarto, cloth. xlii, 300pp. The Plough Press, This unique directory lists hundreds of toolcutters and their firms who worked from 1780 to 1965. With brief biographies of each craftsman or firm, the author illustrates many of their original trade marks and advertisements. The... Item #12291
COOK, Christopher D.
London: The Bibliographical Society, 2013, First Edition. octavo, blue cloth. 185 pp. The Bibliographical Society, Westminster Abbey is closely connected with the early history of printing in England: England's first printer, William Caxton, had his workshop within the monastery walls. Both the Abbey and the adjacent Westminster School have profited... Item #23062
DE CONIHOUT, Isabelle.
New York: Grolier Club, 2013, octavo, wrappers. Grolier Club, A Talk at the Grolier Club January 25, 2012. Isabelle de Conihout, Curator of Rare Books at the Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris, shares some important recent discoveries about Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565) and his famous library. In this transcript of a.... Item #23131
DUBANSKY, Mindell, with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen and Josephine M. Dunn.
New York: Grolier Club, 2008, First Edition. quarto, printed wrappers. 108 pp. Grolier Club, A biography of Morse by Grolier Club member Mindell Dubansky and two thoughtful essays on her work and influence by scholars in the field of nineteenth-century decorative arts is followed by a comprehensive—and lavishly illustrated—survey of... Item #17648
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2010, First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. 180 pp. Oak Knoll Press, This new autobiography by renowned bookbinder Don Etherington takes the reader through his lifelong journey of bookbinding and conservation. Etherington documents his experiences teaching these trades and traveling throughout Europe and... Item #21211
New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1990, First Edition. quarto, cloth. xviii, 252pp. Bibliographical Society of America, Illustrated with 42 plates. "The use of panel stamps to decorate full covers of small-format books is thought to have originated in Flanders in the late thirteenth century. In the fifteenth and early... Item #5737
FOOT, Mirjam M.
The Henry Davis Gift. A Collection of Bookbindings. Volume II. A Catalogue of North-European Bindings.
London: The British Library, (1983), First Edition. quarto, cloth with leather spine label. 368 pp. The British Library, Volume II covers bindings made in the British Isles, the Netherlands (including Belgium), Germany, Austria and Denmark. There are 368 entries, arranged by country of origin, as well as chronologically, with excellent... Item #21987
London: British Library, 1986, First Edition. octavo, wrappers. 64pp. British Library, This book illustrates some of the finest (and most unusual) examples of bookbindings from the British Library's collections. Many of the treasures have never before been photographed. With 30 color and 30 black and white illustrations. Very fine. Item #9829
FRENCH, Hannah D.
Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1986, First Edition. quarto, cloth. (xxvi), 230pp. American Antiquarian Society, Illustrated. With catalogues of bookbinding tools prepared by Willman Spawn. In her preface, French traces her work in the study of American bindings, essay by essay, binder by binder. Included are Scottish-American Bookbindings (1957); The Amazing... Item #7415
GALBRAITH, Stephen K.
Rochester, NY: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, 2012, First Edition. oblong quarto, pictorial wrappers. 66 pp. RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press, Edges of Books examines a familiar form from an unfamiliar perspective. When books are on display it is usually their spines, covers, text, or illustrations that are featured. These... Item #22912
GLENN, John and David Walsh.
(Cambridge): Brewer, (1988), First Edition. quarto, boards in dust jacket. xii, 82pp. Brewer, With nine plates of illustrations. In 1598 Francis Trigge, Rector of Welbourne in Lincolnshire, arranged for a library to be provided in St. Wulfram's church, Grantham, for the use of the clergy and inhabitants of the town... Item #7422