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Honterus Antikvárium : 58 & 60 Aukció
1 Honterus Antikvárium : 58 & 60 Aukció
Budapest 2004 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 8vo 
Antiquarian book auction catalogues. A.58, 491 lots; bid results of aukció 57 bound into the back. A.60, 430 lots; bid results of aukció 59 bound into the back. Entirely Hungarian text. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Manuscript Painting at the Court of France - the Fourteenth Century (1310-1380), Avril, Francois
2 Avril, Francois Manuscript Painting at the Court of France - the Fourteenth Century (1310-1380)
New York George Braziller 1978 0-8076-0879-3 / 9780807608791 First Printing Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 4to 
120 pages; 40 color plates; b&w text illustrations.Clean and tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500, Boehm, Barbara Drake
3 Boehm, Barbara Drake Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500
New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2009 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Art periodical 4to 
64 pages; numerous color illustrations. Illuminated choir books: gorgeous. The Met Bulletin, Winter 2009. Small area of the front cover - about 1-inch square - is discolored from label removal. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Century of Artists Books, Castleman, Riva
4 Castleman, Riva A Century of Artists Books
New York The Museum of Modern Art 1994 0870701525 / 9780870701528 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to 
264 pages; 224 illustrations, including 76 color; 68-page essay by Castleman, Chief Curator in the Dept. of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA. A handsome layout of illustrations and descriptive entries. Bibliography; Catalogue listed by artist. Light stains on the top fore-edge, otherwise clean throughout. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Eric Gill : His Social and Artistic Roots, Catich, Edward M. [The Prairie Press]
5 Catich, Edward M. [The Prairie Press] Eric Gill : His Social and Artistic Roots
Iowa City The Prairie Press 1964 First Edition quarter-cloth w/ paper boards Fine Good Slim 4to 
not paginated. The author was an admired calligrapher and a letterer who delivered an address to the Society of Typographic Arts at the Newberry Library, Chicago at the opening of a comprehensive show of the work of Eric Gill. Each page is headed by a colorful large letter, Perpetua Tilting Capitals, designed by Gill. The book was designed by Carroll Coleman; the body type is Joanna; two decorative letters on the title page are Floriated Capitals. All types designed by Gill; all hand-set. Frontispiece brush-drawn portrait of Eric Gill by Fr. Catich after a self-portrait wood engraving by Gill. The jacket is price clipped and has a small hole in the back panel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Russian Avant-Garde Books, 1917-34, Compton, Susan
6 Compton, Susan Russian Avant-Garde Books, 1917-34
Cambridge, Massachusetts The MIT Press 1993 0262032015 / 9780262032018 First MIT Press Edition Cloth Fine Fine 4to 
175 pages; 16 color plates, 86 b&w illustrations. A survey of artistic and literary output; sequel to the author's earlier book, The World Backwards:Russian Futurist Books. Books of plays and theatre; graphic design and technique; utopian ideas in books on art and architecture; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index of Illustrations; Index. Clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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William Caxton: The First English Editor, Deacon, Richard
7 Deacon, Richard William Caxton: The First English Editor
London Frederick Muller Limited 1976 0-584-10022-1 / 9780584100228 Cloth Very Good Good 8vo 
198 pages. A biography of translator and printer as well as editor William Caxton is set against the tumultous 15th century in England. Small tears in jacket's bottom edge. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Forty paintings from an early 14th century manuscript of the Apocalypse - Engagement Calendar, Deuchler, Florence (Introduction)
8 Deuchler, Florence (Introduction) Forty paintings from an early 14th century manuscript of the Apocalypse - Engagement Calendar
New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Cloisters 1970 no Decorated paper-covered boards Very Good Oblong 8vo 
A handsome weekly engagement calendar, the year, 1970. Unused! January 1 fell on Thursday in 1970. When again? 2015! The paintings, "miniatures", are reproduced in actual size from the 14th century Latin Apocalypse. There is a Christmas gift inscription on the front endpaper. Otherwise, unmarked. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A selection from our shelves: Books, manuscripts and drawings from the Philip H. & A.S. Rosenbach Foundation Museum, Driver, Clive E.
9 Driver, Clive E. A selection from our shelves: Books, manuscripts and drawings from the Philip H. & A.S. Rosenbach Foundation Museum
Philadelphia Philip H. & A.S. Rosenbach Foundation 1973 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 4t 
210 catalogued items, many illustrated in b&w; Index. Clean and tight. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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New book design, Fawcett-Tang, Roger (Compiled and Edited by); Caroline Roberts (Introduction)
10 Fawcett-Tang, Roger (Compiled and Edited by); Caroline Roberts (Introduction) New book design
London / New York Laurence King Publishing / Harper Design International 2004 185669366x / 9781856693660 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 11.25" x 9" 
192 ages; filled with color illustrations; works by more than 100 designers and design teams. Clean throughout; tight binding. corners creased on four leaves. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection, Franks, Pamela (Foreword0; Jock Reynolds (Introduction); Contributions by  Andrew Hawkes, Ashley James, Jessica Kempner, et.al.
11 Franks, Pamela (Foreword0; Jock Reynolds (Introduction); Contributions by Andrew Hawkes, Ashley James, Jessica Kempner, et.al. Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection
New Haven Yale Un iversity Art Gallery 2014 0894679813 / 9780894679810 First Edition dos-ŕ-dos, folded card stock Fine Exhibition Catalogue 9" x 6.5" 
191 pp. text volume; 194-263 pp. images volume. Two volumes in dos-ŕ-dos binding, or back-to-back: fore edges and spines are adjacent and the volumes share a back board at the divide. An extensive collection of book art, which is not books with art within. Rather, individual books, the objects, that heve been changed by cutting, sanding, milling, wetting, bending, any process imaginable. Informative text with illustration, including an interview with Chasanoff, whose collection dates from the late 60s. The second volume a catalog of the images of the books. Clean throughout; tight binding. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court, Gahtan, Maia W. And Philip J. Jacks
12 Gahtan, Maia W. And Philip J. Jacks Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court
1994 Yale University Art Gallery 1994 0-89467-068-9 / 9780894670688 First Edition Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 4to 
64 pages; 72 b&w illustrations. An exhibition to accompany the International Symposium organized by the Beineke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. There are six sections in the catalogue each accompnied by an essay and illustrations of relative manuscripts or drawings. All catalogued items are illustrated. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris, Garwood, Duncan; Kristin Kimball
13 Garwood, Duncan; Kristin Kimball The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris
Dallas, Texas Southern Methodist University Press 1967 no First Edition quarter-cloth and faux leather Very Good Very Good Exhibition Catalogue 9 1/2"x 8" 
120 pages; more than 76 catalogued books, most illustrated, b&w or color. Beaux livres, livres de peintre, de luxe limited editions. Illustrations by many of the prominent artists of the day. Arrangement is chronological begiining with several 19th-century examples as "forerunners" to the 20th-century expansion of interest and technology. Deep blue cloth backing with cream embossed boards; the front board with an embossed design after Etienne Hajdu. Edges of the boards are darkened, otherwise clean throughout, tight binding. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The History of the Illustrated Book, the Western Tradition, Harthan, John
14 Harthan, John The History of the Illustrated Book, the Western Tradition
New York Thames and Hudson 1981 0500233160 / 9780500233160 First USA Edition Cloth Fine Fine 11 3/4" x 9 1/2" 
288 pages; 465 illustrations, including 33 color. The narrative begins 1370 B.C. and carries through to our time. What genre would you guess were among the earliest manuscript illustrations? Clean throughout; tight binding; as new. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania 1685-1784 (2 vols.), Hildeburn, Charles R.
15 Hildeburn, Charles R. The Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania 1685-1784 (2 vols.)
Philadelphia 1885 Limited to 300 copies Cloth Good No Jacket Ex-Library 4to 
xv,392 pages; 516 pages. Ex- Library. Oirginal dark green pebbled cloth. Endpapers in v.1 starting at hinge. Endpapers in v.2 broken at hinge; mull is intact. Otherwise shows little wear; very clean within and without. Previously in the collection of the Forbes Library. Library bookplates on pastedowns and perforated stamps on title pages. T.e.g. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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The Art of Art for Children's Books: A Contemporary Survey, Klemin, Diana
16 Klemin, Diana The Art of Art for Children's Books: A Contemporary Survey
Greenwich, Connecticut The Murton Press 1982 0-9608042-0-X / 9780960804207 Reprint Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 4to 
128 pages; illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Covers lightly worn; clean and tight within. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Book Design of Graphic Designers in Japan, Koyanagi, Mikado
17 Koyanagi, Mikado Book Design of Graphic Designers in Japan
Tokyo PiE Books 2006 4894445158 / 9784894445154 Stiff Card Pictorial Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo 
194 pages. Numerous color examples of designs. Japanese text throughout. Clean throughout; binding tight; nearly fine condition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Mil Ańos de Arte Miniado: Una Retrospectiva Milenaria, Kramer, Charlotte
18 Kramer, Charlotte Mil Ańos de Arte Miniado: Una Retrospectiva Milenaria
Madrid Ars Millenii 2000 84-930211-6-4 / 9788493021160 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Fine Square 8vo 
218 pages; color illustrated throughout. The offered examples sometimes take us back more than 1000 years. Spanish text. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Art & History of Books, Levarie, Norma; Nicolas Barker (Foreword)
19 Levarie, Norma; Nicolas Barker (Foreword) The Art & History of Books
New Castle, DE and London Oak Knoll Press & The British Library 1995 1884718027 / 9781884718021 Cloth Fine Very Good 4to 
316 pages; 176 b&w facsimile book pages. Utterly comprehensive; cultural history as well as thorough history of illustrated and unillustrated books. Clean throughout; the dustjacket's only flaw is the faded spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, Lowry, Glenn D.
20 Lowry, Glenn D. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection
Washington, D.C. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery / Smithsonian Institution 1988 0-295-96677-7 / 9780295966779 Pictorial Wrapper (softcover) Very Good 4to 
240 pages; 76 paintings with one, or more, color illustrations and full catalogue entry; chronology; appendices; opening essay with b&w illustrations; photo portraits of Henri Vever. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Russian Avant-Garde Books, 1917-34, Compton, Susan
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The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris, Garwood, Duncan; Kristin Kimball
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The History of the Illustrated Book, the Western Tradition, Harthan, John
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The Art & History of Books, Levarie, Norma; Nicolas Barker (Foreword)
The Art & History of Books
Levarie, Norma; Nicolas Barker (Foreword)
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Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500, Boehm, Barbara Drake
Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500
Boehm, Barbara Drake
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A Century of Artists Books, Castleman, Riva
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Honterus Antikvárium : 58 & 60 Aukció
Honterus Antikvárium : 58 & 60 Aukció
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