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Image for The Michel Wittock Collection. Part 1: Important Renaissance Bookbindings

The Michel Wittock Collection. Part 1: Important Renaissance Bookbindings

By: (Christie's); (Michel Wittock)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Christie's: 2004

Seller ID: 005070

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


204 pages; 118 lots. An extraordinary collection of bindings of extraordinary provenance. (An enjoyable history lesson.) All lots color illustrated, most full-page. Complete catalogue entries: book, binding, provenance, history. Clean throughout; tight binding. View more info

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Humanities' Mirror: Reading at the Newberry, 1887-1987

By: Achilles, Rolf (Compiled and Edited by)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, The Newberry Library: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005162

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


124 pages; many full-page color illustrations of rare books. Marking the centennial of the library with an exhibit and this publication which traces the history, mission and users of the library. Clean throughout; an excellent read. View more info

Image for Modern + Contemporary Art: Rarities of the Avant-Garde, including the libraries of Mario Diacono and Michael Ilk

Modern + Contemporary Art: Rarities of the Avant-Garde, including the libraries of Mario Diacono and Michael Ilk

By: Anonymous

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, ars libri ltd.:

Seller ID: 005071

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


115 pages; 422 catalogued items. Catalogue 123 View more info

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Manuscript Painting at the Court of France - the Fourteenth Century (1310-1380)

By: Avril, Francois

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 1978

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 001476

ISBN: 0-8076-0879-3

Condition: Very Good


120 pages; 40 color plates; b&w text illustrations.Clean and tight. View more info

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Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500

By: Boehm, Barbara Drake

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2009

Seller ID: 003779

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for Historic & Artistic Bookbindings from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana

Historic & Artistic Bookbindings from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana

By: Breslaur, B.H.; J. Toulet (Introduction)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Brussels, Bibliotheca Wittockiana: 1986

Seller ID: 005062

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


167 pages; 75 books illustrated full-page with full catalogue entry opposite. Clean throughout; tight binding. Covers faded a bit. View more info

Image for 55 Livres et Manuscrits du XVe au  XXe Siècle - Catalogue de Livres

55 Livres et Manuscrits du XVe au XXe Siècle - Catalogue de Livres

By: Camille Sourget

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Paris, Camille Sourget:

Seller ID: 005167

Condition: Very Good


c. 2006. With Liste des Prix. Merlin to Mao Zedong. Clean and bright throughout; tight binding. Mostly French text; some English added. View more info

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A Century of Artists Books

By: Castleman, Riva

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The Museum of Modern Art: 1994

Seller ID: 003438

ISBN: 0870701525

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Eric Gill : His Social and Artistic Roots

By: Catich, Edward M. [The Prairie Press]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Iowa City, The Prairie Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003186

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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Russian Avant-Garde Books, 1917-34

By: Compton, Susan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 1993

Edition: First MIT Press Edition

Seller ID: 004415

ISBN: 0262032015

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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William Caxton: The First English Editor

By: Deacon, Richard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller Limited: 1976

Seller ID: 000099

ISBN: 0-584-10022-1

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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Forty paintings from an early 14th century manuscript of the Apocalypse - Engagement Calendar

By: Deuchler, Florence (Introduction)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Cloisters: 1970

Seller ID: 004614

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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A selection from our shelves: Books, manuscripts and drawings from the Philip H. & A.S. Rosenbach Foundation Museum

By: Driver, Clive E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Philip H. & A.S. Rosenbach Foundation: 1973

Seller ID: 003211

Condition: Very Good


210 catalogued items, many illustrated in b&w; Index. Clean and tight. View more info

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New book design

By: Fawcett-Tang, Roger (Compiled and Edited by); Caroline Roberts (Introduction)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London / New York, Laurence King Publishing / Harper Design International: 2004

Seller ID: 004679

ISBN: 185669366x

Condition: Very Good


192 ages; filled with color illustrations; works by more than 100 designers and design teams. Clean throughout; tight binding. corners creased on four leaves. View more info

Image for Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

By: Franks, Pamela (Foreword0; Jock Reynolds (Introduction); Contributions by Andrew Hawkes, Ashley James, Jessica Kempner, et.al.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale Un iversity Art Gallery: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004812

ISBN: 0894679813

Condition: Fine


191 pp. text volume; 194-263 pp. images volume. Two volumes in dos-à-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. View more info

Image for Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court

Vasari's Florence: Artists and Literati at the Medicean Court

By: Gahtan, Maia W. And Philip J. Jacks

Price: $22.00

Publisher: 1994, Yale University Art Gallery: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001475

ISBN: 0-89467-068-9

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

Image for The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris

The Arts of the French Book, 1900-1965: Illustrated Books of the School of Paris

By: Garwood, Duncan; Kristin Kimball

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, Southern Methodist University Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004399

ISBN: no

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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The History of the Illustrated Book, the Western Tradition

By: Harthan, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Thames and Hudson: 1981

Edition: First USA Edition

Seller ID: 004303

ISBN: 0500233160

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

Image for The Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania 1685-1784 (2 vols.)

The Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania 1685-1784 (2 vols.)

By: Hildeburn, Charles R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, 1885

Edition: Limited to 300 copies

Seller ID: 000227

Condition: Good


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. View more info

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The Art of Art for Children's Books: A Contemporary Survey

By: Klemin, Diana

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Greenwich, Connecticut, The Murton Press: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001312

ISBN: 0-9608042-0-X

Condition: Very Good


128 pages; illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Covers lightly worn; clean and tight within. View more info