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The Painted Page Italian Renaissance Book Illumination 1450-1550

By: Alexander, Jonathon J.G.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York:, Prestel,: 1995.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 16242

ISBN: 3791313851

Condition: Very good+

Printed on the occasion of exhibition bearing the book's title in 1995. With contributions by Lilian Armstrong, Gordiana Mariani Canova, Federica Toniolo, William M. Voelkle, Roger S. Wieck and the editor. Lavishly illustrated with numerous full-colour plates exemplifying Italian Renaissance book illumination. Slight reading creases to spine and marking to fep. View more info

Under the Hill And Other Essays in Prose and Verse by Aubrey Beardsley

By: Beardsley, Aubrey.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Paddington Press ,: 1977.

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16318

ISBN: 0448220636

Condition: Very good+

'Masterpieces of the Illustrated book' series. Bw illustrations by Beardsley throughout. Prelims slightly foxed. Dust damage to covers. View more info

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Publishing 1837-1987

By: Belliveau, Fred.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:, Little Brown & Co.,: 1987.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 20294

ISBN: 0316527912

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine DJ

Very slight shelf wear. View more info

The Illuminated Naples Bible (Old Testament) 14th Century Manuscript

By: Bise, Gabriel.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Geneva:, Liber,: 1979.

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 16315

ISBN: 0517282852

Condition: Near Fine in VG DJ

Introduction and notes by Eva Irblich. Many full colour, full page colour plates reproduction manuscript. Gilt lettering to spine. Dust damage and creasing to dj. View more info



Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Jonathan Cape,: 1971.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 19883

ISBN: 0224005618

Condition: Near Fine in VG+ DJ

Slight shelf wear. Dj is a little worn and discoloured. View more info

Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955 Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries From the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library

By: Blumenthal, Joseph.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York:, Pierpont Morgan Library,: 1978.

Edition: Later printing

Seller ID: 16110

ISBN: 0879120827

Condition: Near Fine in VG+ DJ

Dj chipped at ends of spine and corners. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to upper cover. Includes very many bw facsimile plates of examples of printing in books. Previous bookseller's small sticker on dj. View more info

The York Psalter in the Library of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

By: Boase, T.S.R.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London:, Faber & Faber,: 1962.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 17321

Condition: Fine in Very Good DJ

'The Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts' series. With eight full colour plates, each with facing commentary. Gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Price clipped and dj slightly rubbed and dust damaged, with slight creasing along top edge. View more info

Illuminated Manuscripts.

By: Bohatec, Miloslav.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Prague:, Artia,: 1970.

Seller ID: 17322

Condition: Near Fine in Good DJ

Text and visual history of illumination, with 203 illustrations, 124 of which are in full colour. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to upper cover. Dj dust damaged, with some small tears along top edge and discoloured area to base of upper side. View more info

A Batsford Century The Record of a Hundred Years of Publishing and Bookselling 1843-1943

By: Bolitho, Hector (ed).

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, B.T. Batsford,: 1943.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 14299

Condition: Very Good + in Good Slipcase

Bound in black morocco, with gilt top edge and gilt decorations on spine, in black morocco slipcase. A few small scuff-marks to binding, spine sunned, wear and chipping to slipcase. View more info

Romanesque Bible Illumination.

By: Cahn, Walter.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: New York:, Cornell Univ Press,: 1982.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 17335

ISBN: 0801414466

Condition: Fine in Fine DJ

Large volume with lengthy analysis of the subject, with 60 colour plates and over 200 bw illustrations. With a descriptive catalogue containing information on 150 important original Bibles. In lightly foxed and marked slip-case. View more info

Bookbinding for Amateurs Being Descriptions of The Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for their Effective Use,

By: Crane, W. J. E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, L. Upcott Gill,: 1893.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 11285

Condition: Very good

Illustrated with 156 Engravings. Cover slightly bowed; binding a little worn and chipped along edges; light markings to cloth at front; edges discoloured; slightly foxed. Catalogue of books at back, dated 1893, and some advertisements. View more info

Literature in the Marketplace.

By: Gedin, Per.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London:, Faber,: 1977.

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 19871

ISBN: 0571110533

Condition: Near Fine in VG+ DJ

Presentation copy; author's inscription on ffep. Slight shelfwear. Dj is a little soiled. View more info

Bible Moralisée.

By: Guest, Gerald B. (ed).

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London:, Harvey Miller,: 1992.

Edition: First edition thus

Seller ID: 22863

ISBN: 1872501923

Condition: Fine in Near Fine DJ

'Manuscripts in Miniature' series, no 2. Facsimile plus commentary of the beautiful illuminated manuscript. 152 pages text, 136 miniatures pages in full colour, with gold. Dj a little creased at either end of spine. View more info

84, Charing Cross Road.

By: Hanff, Helene.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London:, Andre Deutsch,: 1975.

Edition: Fifth impression

Seller ID: 17571

ISBN: 0233963308

Condition: Near Fine in VG+ DJ

Delightful collection of the affectionate correspondence developed between a New York dwelling writer and a bookshop in London. Slight creasing along and faint discolouration towards top edge of dj. View more info

The History of The Illustrated Book The Western Tradition

By: Harthan, John.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London:, Thames and Hudson,: 1981.

Seller ID: 17203

ISBN: 0500233160

Condition: Fine in Near Fine DJ

A comprehensive history of this enormous subject. A large volume with 465 illustrations, 33 in colour, many of them full-page. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt publisher's insignia to upper cover. Dj slightly faded but otherwise excellent. View more info

GOLLANCZ The Story of a Publishing House 1928-1978


Price: £12.00

Publisher: London:, Victor Gollancz Ltd,: 1978.

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 20041

ISBN: 057502447X

Condition: Near Fine in VG+ DJ

Top of spine slightly pulled. Dj is a little creased and soiled. View more info

The Illustrated Book: Its Art and Craft.

By: Klemin, Diana.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New York:, Bramhall House,: ND.

Edition: Edition not stated

Seller ID: 16470

ISBN: 0517110393

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ

Illustrated lavishly throughotu in bw with 8 colour plates, with accompanying text. Upper cover stained in corner, and dj creased and dust damaged. View more info

The Wharncliffe Hours A fifteenth-century illuminated prayerbook in the collection of the Nathional Gallery of Victoria Australia

By: Manion, Margaret (ed).

Price: £36.00

Publisher: London:, Thames and Hudson,: 1981.

Edition: First edition thus

Seller ID: 16163

Condition: Fine

Gilt lettering to spine, upper cover and slip case. 32 facsimile pages reproduced in colour and gold, and 7 comparative illustrations in monochrome. Pages edged in gold. Fep foxed slightly. View more info

The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry.

By: Meiss, Millard and Beatson, Elizabeth H.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: New York:, George Braziller,: 1974.

Edition: Edition not stated

Seller ID: 16694

Condition: Fine

Facsimile reproduction of the illuminated manuscript, with extensive facing page notes, introduction and separate commentaries. Full-page, full-colour plates, as well as some bw. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt insignia to upper cover. Spine slightly sunned. In gilt lettered, dust damaged and marked slip case. View more info

Book Row An Anecdotal and Pictorial History of the Antiquarian Book Trade

By: Mondlin, Marvin and Meador, Roy.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: New York:, Carroll & Graf,: 2005.

Edition: First edition thus

Seller ID: 20975

ISBN: 0786716525

Condition: Near fine

Slight crease to back cover. View more info