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Musées de papier: L'Antiquité en livres.
Musées de papier: L'Antiquité en livres.
Sous la direction d'Elizabeth Décultot avec la collaboration de Gabrielle Bickendorf et Valentin Kockel.
Louvre éditions, 2010.
Oblong 4to, illustrated soft covers; pp. 168, profusely illustrated.
The catalogue to an exhibition of how antiquity was depicted in print.
[Ref: 59759]   £45.00  
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Aquatint Engraving: A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration
Aquatint Engraving: A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration
by S.T.Prideaux.
W. & G. Foyle Ltd. 119 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2. This Edition, February 1968.
Book: 4to (235 x 160mm). Cloth binding with gilt title and wording stamped onto spine. pp vii-xv + 434 with 25 b/w illustrations. Cover slightly dirty and worn.
A comprehensive narrative with illustrations on the process of aquatint, the particular genre of aquatint prints and prominent aquatinters.
[Ref: 10250]   £40.00  
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Aquatint Engraving: A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration
Aquatint Engraving: A Chapter in the History of Book Illustration Illustrated by an Original Aquatint, Two Collotype Plates and Numerous Half-Tone Plates.
by S.T.Prideaux.
London. Duckworth & Co. 3 Henrietta Street. Covent Garden, W.C. First Published, December 1909.
Book: 4to (235 x 160mm), blue cloth gilt; pp. xv + 434. Aquatint frontispiece & 24 plates. Binding worn and torn.
A comprehensive narrative with illustrations on the process of aquatint, the particular genre of aquatint prints and prominent aquatinters.
[Ref: 10248]   £60.00  
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Some English Books with Coloured Plates. Their Points Collations & Values.
Some English Books with Coloured Plates. Their Points Collations & Values. Art Sport Caricature Topography & Travel. First Half of the Nineteenth Century.
by R.V. Tooley.
London. Ingpen & Grant. 1935.
Book: 4to (249 x 194mm). pp. 288. Cloth binding with gilt title stamped on the spine. Top edge gilt Binding worn and with some staining.
A comprehensive listing and catalogue of English book with coloured plates. Arranged alphabetically through with cross references.
[Ref: 10251]   £160.00  
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English Coloured Books
English Coloured Books
by Martin Hardie.
Methuen and Co. 36 Essex Street London. First Published in 1906.
Book: thick 4to (254 x 176mm). pp vii-xxiv + 340. 26 b/w and colour illustrations. Cloth binding with patterning and title stamped on frontcover and spine in gilt. Top gilt edge. Binding worn, dirty and torn along the spinal area.
An illustrated and comprehensive study of colour illustrations in books. It starts with two chapters on the medieval origins of colour printing and on the methods of book illsutration from 1500 to 1800. These are followed by 22 detailed chapters on individuals, publishers and the development and improvement of special methods and techniques through to the early twentieth century. A final chapter deals with collecting.
[Ref: 10246]   £90.00  
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John Nash The Prince Regent's Architect.
Terence Davis.
First published in 1966. London Country Life Limited.
Book: 4to (248 x 188mm). Cloth binding with title stamped along spine in gilt. Complete with dust jacket. 115 textual pages plus illustrations. Binding and dustjacket worn.
An illustrated narrative on the life and work of John Nash; outlining his developments and life progression.
[Ref: 10459]   £45.00  
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A Short History of the Libraries and List of Mss. and Original Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History).
A Short History of the Libraries and List of Mss. and Original Drawings in the British Museum (Natural History).
F.C. Sawyer.
Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Historical Vol.4 No. 2. London: 1971
8vo, soft covers; complete, pp. 77-204
An account of the history of the Library of the British Museum (Natural History), today known as the Natural History Museum, including a list of manuscripts and drawings in its collection.
[Ref: 59944]   £15.00  
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Phillipps Studies No. 2. The Family Affairs of Sir Thomas Phillipps
Phillipps Studies No. 2. The Family Affairs of Sir Thomas Phillipps
by A.N.L. Munby. Fellow and Librarian, King's College, Cambridge.
Published by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1952.
Book: 8vo (214 x 135mm). Original blue cloth gilt; with printed d/w; pp. xiv + 119, 11 half-tone plates. Tear in head of d/w.
An illustrated narrative that addresses the collector's life except his literary activities and the formation of his library.
[Ref: 10358]   £45.00  
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Phillipps Studies No. 3. The Formation of The Phillipps Library up to the Year 1840.
Phillipps Studies No. 3. The Formation of The Phillipps Library up to the Year 1840.
by A.N.L. Munby. Fellow and Librarian, King's College, Cambridge.
Published by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1954.
Book: 8vo (214 x 135mm). Original blue cloth gilt; with printed d/w; pp. xii + 177, colour frontis. & 11 half-tone plates. Spine of d/w toned.
This narrative contains a large number of vignettes of collectors and booksellers; it also records Phillipps's literary activities, the rise and progress of the Middle Hill Press, and the crusade which the baronet conducted for the better preservation of the public records.
[Ref: 10359]   £45.00  
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Phillipps Studies No. 4. The Formation of the Phillipps Library from 1841 to 1872.
Phillipps Studies No. 4. The Formation of the Phillipps Library from 1841 to 1872. With an Account of the Phillipps Art Collections by A.E.Popham. Sometime Keeper of Prints and Drawings. The British Museum.
by A.N.L. Munby. Fellow and Librarian, King's College, Cambridge.
Published by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1956.
Book: 8vo (214 x 135mm). Original blue cloth gilt; with printed d/w; pp. xvi + 227, 11 half-tone plates. Spine of d/w toned.
An illustrated narrative that contemplates the history of the formation of the library, covering accessions from 1841 to 1872, the year of the collector's death.
[Ref: 10360]   £45.00  
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Phillipps Studies No. 5. The Disposal of The Phillipps Library.
Phillipps Studies No. 5. The Disposal of The Phillipps Library.
by A.N.L. Munby. Fellow and Librarian, King's College, Cambridge.
Published by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press 1960.
Book: 8vo (214 x 135mm). Original blue cloth gilt; with printed d/w; pp. xi + 204, 3 half-tone plates. Spine of d/w toned.
In this last volume of the series, Mr Munby tells the story of Sir Thomas Phillipps's attempts to bequeath his library to various bodies and to the nation; and its events to bequest on trust to his daughter. The Library was then broken up and sold in lots; and this sale was one of the most important in bookselling history.
[Ref: 10361]   £45.00  
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Catalogue of The Library of the Royal Geographical Society. May, 1865.
Catalogue of The Library of the Royal Geographical Society. May, 1865.
London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1865.
Book: 8vo (222 x 142mm). pp 541. Paperback. Very worn, torn and dirty binding, book split into three at page 240, 256 & 257 Front and back cover loose from binding.
A complete one volume bibliography of the library contents at the Royal Geographical Society.
[Ref: 10195]   £60.00  
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