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
London: Sotheby's, June 27, 1997, quarto, pictorial wrappers. (104) pp. Sotheby's, Sotheby's rare book auction catalogue offering 100 lots. Each lot described in detail and illustrated in black and white and often in color. Printed prices realized laid in. Pencil notation on title page, "Only 57 of 100 [lots] sold."... Item #26027
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
London: July 11, 2002, quarto, pictorial wrappers. 279 pp. Christie's rare book auction #6605 offering 185 lots. Extensively illustrated, mostly in color. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts; Early Printing, Science and Fine Bindings; Modern Fine Printing; Travel and Topography; Natural History. Seven lines of pencil notations and few notes at different... Item #26018
Washington: Library of Congress, 1991, First Edition. quarto, cloth. (xxxvi), 428pp. Library of Congress, Includes a tribute by William Matheson, "Lessing J. Rosenwald: 'A Splendidly Generous Man'". This volume celebrates the 100th anniversary of Rosenwald's birth with 100 essays by noted scholars and historians. Eleven categories within this massive collection... Item #3575
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, cloth in dust jacket. 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)... Item #26629
New York: The Grolier Club, 1971, First Edition, Limited to 1,000 copies. small quarto, tan and blue cloth, t.e.g. (viii), (138)pp., illustrations unpaginated. The Grolier Club, Introductory Study "Jean Grolier and the Renaissance" by Colin Eisner given at an exhibit of Grolier's books in the United States. This catalogue follows... Item #26450
Paul Holberton Publishing, 2013, First Edition. large quarto, cloth in dust jackets, in slipcase. 1,162 pp. Paul Holberton Publishing , The outstanding collection of late 17th- and 18th-century books, together with their sumptuous bindings, built up by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the last 20 years of the 19th century... Item #23602
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
DUFF, E. G[ordan].
New York: Arno Press, 1977, Reprint. small octavo, green cloth. (x), 256 pp. Arno Press, Originally published in 1906. Based on The Sandars Lectures from 1899 and 1904, this volume provides a historical study of the publishing industry in London. It covers the period from 1476, when Caxton set up... Item #26008
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