Holmes, C.J.; J.M. Bulloch; T.W.H. Crossland, series. ed
Title The Collector's Library Vols. 1 and 2: Pictures and Picture Collecting bound together with The Art of Extra-Illustration
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First edition
Publisher London Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd. 1903
Seller ID 417
London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd., 1903. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. [Grangerized, Extra-Illustration] Holmes, C.J.; J.M. Bulloch; T.W.H. Crossland, series. ed. Pictures and Picture Collecting (by Holmes) bound together with The Art of Extra-Illustration. London: Anthony Treherne & Co., Ltd., 1903 (both), first editions. Custom quarter linen binding by master bookbinder Vernon Wiering (Grand Rapids, MI) with wheat-colored hand-made paper from the University of Iowa Center for the Book over a light brown Japanese cloth, titles stamped in black on the upper board with a paper spine label, laid endpapers, 7 1/8 by 9-inches, 64 pp., 60 pp. Leaves are lightly, evenly yellowed (more so on vol. 1 than vol. 2) with a number penned in an old hand in the bottom margin of the preface page of vol. 1 and a light drip mark on page 49 of the same volume (no other marks or writing). The gutter edge of the title page is brittle and beginning to crack, so care should be used in handling. The binding is fine with the binder’s ticket on the rear pastedown. A beautifully-bound copy (the original boards were non-existent) of volumes one and two of Crossland’s The Collector’s Library, including the scarce tome on extra-illustrations with chapters on the origins of, objections to, and legitimate uses of extra-illustration, along with methods and examples. We ship our books in boxes or cardboard wraps, never in bags. Bay Leaf Books (Member IOBA) is an open shop located in Sand Lake, Michigan, with 15 years of experience offering fine books for discriminating readers. First Edition.