Title Bibliographica: Papers on Books, Their History and Art
Book Condition Fine
Publisher London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner and Company, Limited 1895—1897
Seller ID 1931
Three volumes complete, in new three-quarter leather binding. Black cloth over boards with green goat spine and corners, black leather spine labels with gilt spine titles and gilt spine and cover accents, five raised spine bands, top edges gilt, 21 by 29.8 cm, viii 511 (1), viii 502 (1) plus tipped-in errata sheet, viii 511 pp. plus tipped-in errata sheet, 65 plates total. Bindings are fine; contents near fine with only the faintest signs of use. Originally issued in twelve parts, these volumes collect the entire series of this beautiful book arts journal that featured some of history’s greatest printed objects, written by top bookmen of the day. Contents include “A Copy of Celus from the Library of Grolier” by W.Y. Fletcher, “Christina of Sweden and her Books” by Charles I. Elton, “Raoul Lefévre and ‘Le Recueil des Histories de Troye’” by H. Oskar Sommer, “Names and Notes in Books” by Andrew Lang, “The Accipies Woodcut” by R. Procter, “La Bibliophilie Moderne” by Octave Uzanne, “Thoinan’s ‘Les Relieurs Fran?ais’” by S.T. Prideaux, “The Stationers at the Sign of the Trinity” by E. Gordon Duff, “The Book of Hours of Geoffroy Tory” by Alfred W. Pollard, “English Illuminated Manuscripts” by Sir E. Maunde Thompson, “Samuel Pepys” by H.B. Wheatley, “Henry Fielding” by Austin Dobson, “The Chronology of the Early Aldines” by R.C. Christie, “Early Representations of the Printing Press” by Falconer Madan, “Woodcuts as Bindings” by Paul Kristeller, “Florimond Badier” by W.Y. Fletcher, “Paraguayan and Argentinean Bibliography” by R. Garnett, “A Forgotten Book-Illustrator” by Laurence Housman, “La Guirlande de Julie” by J.W. Bradley, “The Mainz Psalter of 1457” by R. Martineau, “Early Dedications to Englishmen by Foreign Authors and Editors” by W.D. Macray, “Books with Woodcuts Printed at Pavia” by Paul Kristeller, “English Book-Sales 1676-1680” by Alfred W. Pollard, “The Bibliotheca Meadiana” by Austin Dobs, “The Initial Blocks of Some Italian Printers” by A.J. Butler, “The Sforza Book of Hours” by Sir J.C. Robinson, “On the Artistic Qualities of the Woodcut Books of Ulm and Augsburg in the Fifteenth Century” by William Morris, “An Elizabethan Bookseller” by Sidney Lee, “Two References to the English Book-Trade, circa 1525,” “English Provincial Presses” by W.H. Allnutt, “The Illustrated Books of Sebastian Brandt” by Gilbert R. Redgrave, “The Long Shop in the Poultry” by Henry R. Plomer, “Florentine Book-Illustrations of the 15th and Early 16th Centuries” by Paul Kristeller, English Book-Sales 1861-86” by Alfred W. Pollard, “Little Gidding Bindings” by Cyril Davenport, “Robinson Crusoe and its Illustrators” by George Somes Layard, “Notices of Printers and Printing in the State Papers” by Henry R. Plomer, “Venetian Ducali” by John W. Bradley, “The Grotesque and the Humourous in Illuminations of the Middle Ages” by Sir E. Maunde Thompson, “Notes on the Latin Bible 0f 42 Lines, 1455” by Russell Martineau, “The Transference of Woodcuts in the 15th and 16th Centuries” by Alfred W. Pollard, “Some Notes on American Book-Clubs” by Ernest Dressel North, “The Decoration of Book-Edges” by Cyril Davenport, “Puckle’s ‘Club’” by Austin Dobson, “The Book-Plates of J. Skinner of Bath” by W.J. Hardy, “John Rastell and his Contemporaries” by Robert K. Douglas, “The Bibliographical Society” by Falconer Madan, “Japanese Illustrated Books” by R.K. Douglas, “The Early Italian Book-Trade” by R. Garnett, “Là Gravure sur bois à Lyon au XVe Siècle” by N. Rondot, “’Once a Week:’ A Great Art Magazine” by J. Pennell, “The Strawberry Hill Press” by H.B. Wheatley, “Notes on Early Music Printing” by W.B. Squire, “Woodcut Designs for Illumination in Venetian Books 1469-73” by A.W. Pollard, “The Bindings of Samuel Mearne and his School” by C. Davenport, “References to Books in the Reports of the Historical Mss. Commissioners” by H.R. Plomer, “The Early English Writing-Masters” by E.F. Strange, “Contemporary Printed Lists of Books Produced in England” by E. Arber, “On Two Plates in Sotheby’s ‘Principia Typographica’” by R. Proctor, “Little Books” by C. and M. Elton, “The Books of the Carthusians” by G.C. Williamson, “Some Pictorial and Heraldic Initials” by A.W. Pollard, “Calligraphy in the Middle Ages” by Sir E.M. Thompson, “Notes on the Thomason Collection of Civil War Tracts” by F. Madan, “English Armorial Book-Stamps and their Owners” by W.Y. Fletcher, “Private Printing in France During the 15th Century” by A Claudin, “Roger Payne and his Indebtedness to Mearne” by C. Davenport, “Richard Tottel” by H.R. Plomer, “On a Manuscript of the ‘Biblia Pauperum’” by Sir E.M. Thompson, “Little Jacobite Tracts” by Andrew Lang, “The Isham Books” by R.E. Graves, and “The Illustrations in French Books of Hours 1486-1500” by A.W. Pollard. In a new binding, this is a stunning set befitting its contents. **Due to the size and weight of this set, additional postage will be required if shipping outside of the United States. (os) First Edition.