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FS: books on book arts and related topics

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1.  Great Books in Great Editions. Selected by Roland Bauhman and Robert O.
Schad. San Marino CA: The Huntington Library, 1954. Paperbound, 8vo, soft
gray wraps printed in magenta and black. 65 pages on quality glazed paper,
with B&W photo illustrations  of some of  Library?s major holdings,
including a Gutenberg Bible, Doves Bible, the Jenson Pliny (1472), the Ulm
Ptolemy (1482), la Fontain?s Fables, Bruce Rogers? Montaigne, and others.
Small amount of wear to lapped cover edges, small flaw on spine, otherwise a
very clean and sound copy.  $15

2.  Paragraphs on Printing. Rogers, Bruce. NY: Dover, 1979 (reprint
edition). Paperbound, in stiff silver wraps with yellow cartouche and black
titles and design elements. 187 pages with B&W illustrations. Corners
lightly bent, piece of tape on spine foot, a very clean but used copy.  $10

3.  The Binding of Books. Horne, Herbert P.  London, Kegan Paul, Trench,
Trubner & Co. , 1916. Second edition. One from the Books about Books Series
edited by Pollard. Brown cloth hardcover with paper label. 8vo, xvi + 232
pages. B&W plates.  Chapers include The Craft of Binding, Early Italian
Bindings, French Bindings, and English Bindings (with a Conclusion). Cover
color somewhat mottled, with a few spots of soil. Text block edges dusty.
Stamped monogram and pencil gift inscription on front free endpaper
(Christmas 1917). Page edges mellowed. Otherwise unmarked and tight in the
binding.  $45

4. The Illustrator and the Book In England from 1790 to 1914. Gordon N. Ray.
NY: Dover, 1991. Originally published by the Pierpont Morgan Library (in
association with Dover). Reprint edition. Paperbound, in illustrated stiff
card wraps. 4to, xxxiii + 336 pages, with 295 B&W illustrations. Very clean,
lightly used copy with no describable faults. $30

5. The Art of the Book: A Review of Some Recent European and American Work
in Typography, Page Decoration & Binding.  Holme, Charles.  London: Studio
Editions 1990 (reprint of 1914 edition). Brown cloth hardcover with gilt
stamped titles, decorative endpapers, in colorful decorative dust jacket.
Small folio, vii + 284 pages, illustrated in B&W with occasional
rubrication. The book is crisp-clean and sound, the dust jacket has a few
short closed tears on edges. $35

6. The New Book-Illustration in France. Leon Pichon, translated from the
French by Herbert B. Grimsditch. London: The Studio Ltd., 1924. First
edition. Light green cloth hardcover, stamped/embossed with a geometric
design, titles in gilt, top edge gilt. vii + 168 pages, illustrated in B&W
with some color plates. The reproduced woodcuts are in lovely dense B&W and
some are illustrative of the revival of this art form at the time. The book
is in overall very good condition, with some rubs at corners and spine ends,
discolored endpapers (apparently from adhesive), a spots in the rear hinge
where mull is slightly exposed. $65

7. Picasso as a Book Artist. Abraham Horodisch; translated by I. Grafe.
Cleveland: New World Publishing Co., 1962. First edition in English (from
the 1957 German edition). Bright orange cloth hardcover, small 4to, gilt
titles, yellow endpapers. Lacks dust jacket.  156 pages, illustrated in B&W
with a color frontis. Well-illustrated exposition on Picasso?s book
illustration. Spine title a bit rubbed, minor corner rubs (color rubbed
off), internally clean and tight. $15

8.  Bookplates (from the ?Little Books on Art? series). Almack, Edward.
London: Methuen & Co., 1904. Bright blue hardcover with gilt titles, top
edge gilt. 16mo (6 inches tall), with 42 illustrations in B&W. Bookplates
from very early times to c. 1900, their owners and their designers. Spine
head worn, library stamp on front pastedown and old Carnegie library card
pocket on rear pastedown, with a couple of  tiny ink notations on rear
pastedown, no other library marks. A couple small spots of gilt loss on
spine title. Nice clean little book in a pleasing format. $20

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