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The Painted Page: Italian Renaissance Book Illumination, 1450-1550

By: ALEXANDER, Jonathan J.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Munich / London, Prestel 1994: 1994

Book number: 5610

ISBN: 3791313851

Condition: Very Good


274 pp., with 215 illustrations, 198 in colour. Previous owner's inscription on endpaper. Uncommon in the hardback edition. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Royal Academy in London, and the Pierpoint Morgan in New York View more info

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Diderot's Dream

By: Anderson, Wilda C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, U.S.A., Johns Hopkins University Press 1987: 1987

Book number: 48661

ISBN: 0801839769

Condition: Fine


x., 259 pp. View more info

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The Dream of Poliphilus: Facsimiles of One Hundred and Sixty-Eight Woodcuts in 'Poliphili Hypnerotomachia,' Venice, 1499

By: Appell, J. W.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Reproduced for the Department of Science and Art by W. Griggs 1888: 1888

Book number: 59691

Condition: Fair


12, + plates, pp. Full cloth with lettering to front board. Ex-library copy with usual markings. Six plates with blind library stamp to edge. Boards quite darkened and marked. Inner hinges split. Front endpaper loose. Short introductory text followed by 168 plates. Plates clean. Less common first printing. View more info

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Herbals Their Origin And Evolution, a Chapter in the History of Botany 1470 - 1670

By: Arber, Agnes

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge at the University Press 1912: 1912

Book number: 59089

Condition: Very Good


xviii, 253 pp., Several b/w plates and in text b/w illustrations. Appendix chronological list of important herbals, and index. Stain to last page of index and some toning to the extremities. Prize bookplate on front pastedown View more info

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German Renaissance Prints 1490-1550

By: Bartrum, Giulia

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, British Museum Press 1995: 1995

Book number: 39866

ISBN: 0714126047

Condition: Very Good


240 pp., with 8 colour and 270 black and white illustrations. Crease in spine. The Renaissance in Germany was one of the most important periods in the history of European printmaking. Largely through the singular efforts of Albrecht Durer, the woodcut was transformed from cheap book decoration into a medium of artistic merit in its own right. From the last quarter of the 15th century painters began to take up the technique and introduced many innovations. The first etching ever to be produced dates from the early 16th century. The collection held by the British Museum ranks with the greatest ... View more info

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Fred Bason's Diary

By: Bason, Fred, Nicholas Bentley (eds)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate 1950: 1950

Book number: 44847

Condition: Very Good


175 pp., Chipping to head and foot of spine, porton of inner flap removed. Spine slightly tanned. Boards slightly faded. Searle frontis. View more info

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Britain of Brian Cook - A Batsford Heritage

By: Batsford, Brian Cook

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, B.T.Batsford Ltd 1987: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 58995

ISBN: 0713457007

Condition: Very Good


144 pp., 48 col. & 60 b/w illus. Priceclipped jacket. The artwork of Brian Cook originally appeared on Batsford book jackets from the 1930s to the early 1950s. This volume illustrates most of his designs. View more info

Image for Novus Atlas Sinensis 1655 : Faksimiles nach der Prachtausgabe der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel

Novus Atlas Sinensis 1655 : Faksimiles nach der Prachtausgabe der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbuttel

By: Blaeu, Joan and Hans Kauffmann & York Alexander Haase

Price: £100.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Muller und Schindler 1973: 1973

Book number: 56729

Condition: Near Fine


Facsimile. Large folio measuring 50cm x 35cm. Quarter red cloth over parchment-paper covered boards. In slipcase. Paperback text volume in German language. Double-page colour folding sheets, loose, as issued. A few marks to slipcase. Internally in Fine unused condition. View more info

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L'Art de l'Ex-Libris Erotique

By: Blum, Gernot

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Paris, Picard 1991: 1991

Book number: 58478

ISBN: 2708404008

Condition: Good


271 pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Water-stain to jacket and fore-edge. Cloth clean. Ink owner's name to front endpaper. Internally clean. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Text in French language. View more info

Image for Pitt Rivers : The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA

Pitt Rivers : The Life and Archaeological Work of Lieutenant-General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, DCL, FRS, FSA

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press 1991: 1991

Book number: 37958

ISBN: 0521400775

Condition: Very Good


xv, 181 pp., illustrated in b/w, head of jacket slightly creased, jacket slightly marked View more info

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Mary Cassatt : A Catalogue Raisonne of the Graphic Work

By: Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Washington D.C, Smithsonian Institutiion Press 1979: 1979

Edition: Second Edition, Revised

Book number: 45802

ISBN: 0874742846

Condition: Very Good


189 pp. Cloth spine over patterned boards. Name sticker label to ffep. Illustrated throughout in sepia and colour. Clean copy. View more info

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Manuel du Libraire et de L'Amateur de Livres. In eight volumes complete.

By: Brunet, Jacques-Charles

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Berlin, Fraenkel & Cie. 1921: 1921

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 50123

Condition: Very Good


In 8 volumes complete, including the supplement in two volumes. Publisher's vellum spines and tips over marbled boards. Lettering in black to spines. Vellum somewhat darkened and boards faded. Slight wear to extremities. Leaves darkened. In-text illustrations. With the two volume supplement, being a facsimle edition of the Paris edition of 1878. Text primarily in French. All bindings firm. A VG set of this standard early reference work on bibliography. View more info

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Romanesque Manuscripts : TheTwelfth Century. A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in France. In two volumes

By: Cahn, Walter

Price: £78.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Harvey Miller Publishers 1996: 1996

Book number: 56322

ISBN: 1872501605

Condition: Near Fine


Two volumes. 48 + 374 plates; 220 pp. Publisher's full cloth in dust jackets. Djs slightly edgeworn. Internally clean. No ownership marks. It covers the very large body of material that survives from the intensely creative Romanesque period; in his selection Professor Cahn discusses not only the high points of the illuminator's art, but has been specially concerned to exemplify the range and variety produced in the 12th- century. Indeed this manuscript art was applied not only to the lavish and precious liturgical books of which the great Bibles are examples, but also to lives of saints, illu... View more info

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Early Venetian Printing Illustrated

By: Castellani, Carlo

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Venice, Ferd. Ongania 1895: 1895

Book number: 59688

Condition: Good


228 pp. Original decorated cloth. Cloth quite darkened and marked. Page edges browned. Binding firm. Full-page illustrations throughout of printer's marks, title-pages, etc. View more info

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Paul Nash Book Designs

By: Colvin, Clare

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Colchester, The Minories 1982: 1982

Book number: 53833

Condition: Near Fine


93 pp., illustrated in black and white. An unread copy with a few minor marks to the covers. View more info

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Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan

By: Cortazzi, Hugh

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Trumbull, CT, U.S.A., Weatherhill, Incorporated 1983: 1983

Book number: 50923

ISBN: 0834801841

Condition: As New


pp 177, illustrated, includes extra reproduction map. Still shrinkwrapped. A selection of over 90 historically significant maps of Japan. The book tells the story of the encounter between the West and Japan through the gradual process of mapping the island empire. A labour of love by the former British Ambassador to Japan. View more info

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Age of Caricature, The: Satirical Prints in the Reign of George III

By: Donald, Diana

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London and New Haven, Yale University Press 1996: 1996

Book number: 36654

ISBN: 0300066058

Condition: New


248 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w View more info

Image for A Typographical Masterpiece : An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

A Typographical Masterpiece : An Account by John Dreyfus of Eric Gill's Collaboration with Robert Gibbings in Producing the Golden Cockerel Press Edition of 'The Four Gospels' in 1931

By: Dreyfus, John

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Bain & Williams Limited 1991: 1991

Book number: 59639

ISBN: 1873359004

Condition: Fine


One of 250 copies. xii, 105pp. Full red cloth with gilt decoration to front board and gilt lettering to spine. In original glassine wrapper. Vey clean copy. No ownership marks. B&w illustrations. View more info

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Eric Gill for Father Desmond

By: Dreyfus, John and Graham Williams

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Bain & William Ltd. 1993: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 59444

ISBN: 1873359039

Condition: Fine


2 volumes in a slipcase, 51 pp & portfolio. One of 70 copies bound thus and containing the separate portfolio with the two additional prints by Gill, one a proof from the original woodblock, the other an intaglio proof from an electro of the block, both mounted in a folder. Eric Gill engraved this woodcut for his friend, Desmond Chute, in 1926 for Chute's ordination. Dreyfus gives an historical sketch of Chute and Gill while Williams describes the woodblock and the various states of the printed woodcut. 51 pages; separate portfolio containing two mounted woodcuts printed from the original bl... View more info

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Futura : The Typeface

By: Eisele, Petra

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, Laurence King Publishing 2017: 2017

Book number: 58508

ISBN: 1786270935

Condition: As New


520 pp. Hardback. In As New condition. Still in shrinkwrap. View more info