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Auction Description for Dreweatts: Antiquarian Books
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15th July 9.30am - 5.30pm., 16th July 9.30am - 7.30pm., day of sale from 9.30am.
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Antiquarian Books

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury


419 lots | 292 with images

July 17, 2014

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Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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[ An almost complete collection of books issued by the press]

Lot 1: [ An almost complete collection of books issued by the press]

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Description: [ An almost complete collection of books issued by the press] , comprising 64 titles of the 66 printed up to 2001 and 5 other more recent titles ( lacking only the unique or very rare nos.13 & 28 : Lessing J.Rosenwald's Alverthorpe Guest Book, 1972, one copy only & Fine Printing, Publishing and Bookselling in the USA , 1980, eight copies only), all limited editions, some items inscribed by the author or Henry Morris to Mel Kavin, plates and illustrations, some tipped in, many with prospectus loosely inserted, original bindings, many uncut, many with slip-cases, 1958-2005 ; with an additional specially-bound copy of Henk Voorn's Old Ream Wrappers , inscribed by the Henry Morris to Mel Kavin and bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe , 1969 and a good collection of books printed by the press for other clients (lacking nos.14, 16, 18, 19, 26, 27, 31, 32, 38, 39, 40 & 42 of the 45 titles up to 2001) and several ephemeral items, paste-paper sample books, San Serriffe share certificate etc. plus a file of correspondence between Henry Morris and Mel Kavin, prospectuses, receipts etc., v.s., Philadelphia, North Hills or Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (sm.qty) Including the first work printed by Henry Morris ('A Collection of Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery', number 16 of 100 copies, original wrappers, Philadelphia, 1958); 'Broadside Vignettes', 2 vol., folio & 4to, 1997-99; the work on Bartholomaeus Anglicus's De Proprietatibus Rerum containing an original leaf printed by Wynkyn de Worde with a fine full-page woodcut, 1992; and the 3 bibliographies of the press, each with folder of additional material. If the collection fails to sell as a whole it will be split and offered in the following lots (2-17):

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Collection (A) of Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery,

Lot 2: Collection (A) of Receipts in Cookery, Physick and Surgery,

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Description: for the Use of all Good Wives, Tender Mothers, and Careful Nurses. By Several Hands, number 16 of 100 copies , original printed wrappers, uncut, a little creased at edges, Philadelphia, printed for Henry Morris, 1958 § White Jr. (William, translator ) A Babylonian Anthology, translated from Akkadian, one of 200 copies, colour illustrations, envelope of 2 cuneiform labels loosely inserted, North Hills, Pa., 1966 § Franklin (Colin, editor ) Gordon Craig's Paris Diary 1932-1933, one of 350 copies, plates, prospectus loosely inserted, North Hills, 1983 § Aymé (Marcel) Five Short Stories, 2 vol. including an additional suite of plates, one of 150 copies, tipped-in wood-engravings by Gaylord Schannilec, original cloth, additional plates in paper mounts and loose in original wrappers, together in original cloth drop-back box, Newtown, 1994, the second and third original morocco-backed cloth or boards, uncut, the second with faded spine, the third with transparent dust-jacket, Bird & Bull Press ; and 6 others from the press, v.s. (11) The first mentioned was the first book produced by Henry Morris, on paper hand-made by him. It is technically not a Bird & Bull Press item as he did not use the name until 1961 (on 'Papyrus' by J.Iberdis), but it is included in the bibliographies as A1. It is now a scarce item.

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Morris (Henry) & others. - Five on Paper:

Lot 3: Morris (Henry) & others. - Five on Paper:

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Description: A Collection of Five Essays on Papermaking, Books and Relevant Matters, number 95 of 169 copies, inscribed by Morris at end of introduction, specimens and illustrations, a little browned at edges as usual, with folded prospectus loosely inserted, original brown morocco, uncut, upper cover slightly faded, 4to, North Hills, Pa., 1963.

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Morris (Henry) - Omnibus:

Lot 4: Morris (Henry) - Omnibus:

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Description: Instructions for amateur papermakers , one of 500 copies, 1967; A Visit to Hayle Mill, one of 210 copies, 1970; The Paper Maker: A Survey of Lesser-Known Hand Paper Mills in Europe and North America, one of 175 copies, 1974; Roller-Printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding, one of 215 copies signed by the author, original vellum-backed paste-paper boards, 1 975 § Voorn (Henk) Old Ream Wrappers, one of 375 copies, without the folder of specimens, 1969, all but the fourth inscribed by Morris to Mel Kavin, samples tipped-in or loosely inserted, plates and illustrations, all with prospectuses loosely inserted, all but the fourth original morocco-backed boards, uncut, most with slip-cases, North Hills, Pa., Bird & Bull Press ; and 2 others from the press on papermaking, 8vo & 4to (7)

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Lot 5: Voorn (Henk) - Old Ream Wrappers:

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Description: An Essay on Early Ream Wrappers of Antiquarian Interest, number 4 "H.Morris' copy" of 375 copies, this inscribed "For Mr & Mrs. Mel Kavin - a small token of our profuse thanks - Henry & Pearl Morris May 7, 1977" on front free endpaper, light spotting to endpapers and fore-edge, specially-bound in full russet morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, slip-case, without the larger folder of specimens, 1969 § Imberdis (J.) Papyrus or the Craft of Paper, one of 113 copies, signed by the printer at end of Foreword, original boards, slightly browned, 1961 § Watermarked Specimens of 19th Century Security Papers, number 9 of only 10 copies , 'Notes' leaf with details of tipped-in samples in manuscript, original cloth, 1971 § Schlosser (L.B.) & Henry Morris. A Pair on Paper, one of 220 signed by Morris, original morocco-backed boards, uncut, slip-case, 1976; Nicolas Louis Robert and his Endless Wire Papermaking Machine, 2 vol. including folder of colour facsimiles of original drawings, one of 150 copies, text original cloth, facsimiles loose in cloth-backed board folder, together in cloth drop-back box, Newtown, Pa., 2000, plates and illustrations, some samples tipped in, the last two with prospectus loosely inserted, all but the last North Hills, Pa., all Bird & Bull Press ; and 3 others on paper-making from the press, v.s. (8)

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Lot 6: [Morris (Henry)] - The Bird & Bull Commonplace Book,

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Description: one of 255 copies, inscribed by Morris "Fior Mel Kavin 'The Impressario' Henry Morris 5/13/77" on colophon, original cloth-backed marbled boards, 1971; Bird & Bull Pepper Pot, one of 250 copies, original morocco-backed paste-paper boards, 1977; The Private Press-Man's Tale, one of 230 copies, illustrated by Lili Wronker, original cloth-backed patterned-paper boards, 1990; Two Birds with One Stone: My Log and Diary 1980-1993, original cloth, 1994; My Log & Diary 1994-2005, one of 160 copies, original morocco-backed cloth, 2005, specimens, plates and illustrations, some colour, some tipped in, all but the fourth with prospectus loosely inserted, most uncut, the first and last with slip-cases, the first a little rubbed and faded, 4to, North Hills or Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (5)

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Sumner (James) - The Mysterious Marbler,

Lot 7: Sumner (James) - The Mysterious Marbler,

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Description: one of 250 copies signed by the printer, 1976 § Weisse (Franz) The Art of Marbling, one of 300 copies, 1980 § Wolfe (Richard J.) On Improvements in Marbling the edges of Books and Paper, one of 350 copies, 1983; Three French Essays on Paper Marbling 1642-1765, number 115 of 310 copies, 1987 § Nevins (Iris) Varieties of Spanish Marbling, one of 250 copies, original cloth-backed marbled boards, 1991 § Berger (Sidney E.) Karli Frigge's Life in Marbling, one of 140 copies, original cloth, slip-case, 2004, all with marbled paper samples tipped in, those in the first four by Richard Wolfe, the first and third inscribed by Wolfe to Mel Kavin, plates and illustrations, all but the second and third with prospectus loosely inserted, the first four original morocco-backed marbled boards, uncut, the third with slightly faded spine, v.s., Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (6)

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Weimann (Christopher) - Marbled Papers:

Lot 8: Weimann (Christopher) - Marbled Papers:

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Description: being a Collection of Twenty-Two Contemporary Hand-Marbled Papers , number 117 of 200 copies signed by the author/papermaker, tipped-in marbled paper samples, contemporary half morocco, uncut, transparent dust-jacket, Los Angeles, 1978 § Bidwell (John, editor ) Early American Papermaking: Two Treatises from James Cutbush's American Artist's Manual (1814), number G/7 of 10 copies with original specimens of handmade paper , from an edition limited to 180, original morocco-backed boards, uncut, original cloth slip-case with specimens loose in pocket at beginning, New Castle, 1990 § Macfarlane (Nigel) A Paper Journey: Travels among the Village Papermakers of India and Nepal, number 53 of 210 copies, tipped-in samples, original cloth-backed boards, New Castle, 1993 § Evelyn (John) Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets, Printer's Copy 'B' from an edition limited to 300, original morocco-backed boards by Gray Parrot, Dallas, Still Point Press, 1985, plates and illustrations, all printed by the Bird & Bull Press of Newtown, Pa.; and 28 others printed by the press including a miniature book for Anne & David Bromer, some pamphlets, v.s. (32)

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Barrett (Timothy) - Nagashizuki: The Japanese Craft of Hand Papermaking,

Lot 9: Barrett (Timothy) - Nagashizuki: The Japanese Craft of Hand Papermaking,

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Description: one of 300 copies signed by the printer, 1979 § Morris (Henry) Japonica, one of 250 copies, 1981 § Schmoller (Hans) Mr Gladstone's Washi: A survey of 'Reports on the Manufacture of Paper in Japan' , 2 vol. including an additional suite of plates loose in card folder, one of 500 copies, 1984 § Berger (Sidney E., editor ) The Handmade Papers of Japan with a reprint of the original text by Thomas Keith Tindale and Harriett Ramsey Tindale, one of 170 copies, 2001, all with plates and illustrations, many colour, some tipped in, some original samples, all but the last with prospectuses loosely inserted, original morocco-backed patterned-paper boards or cloth, uncut, the third with slip-case (slightly browned), the last with original cloth drop-back box, 8vo & 4to, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (5)

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Wolfe (Richard J.) - Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany 1817-1821,

Lot 10: Wolfe (Richard J.) - Jacob Bigelow's American Medical Botany 1817-1821,

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Description: one of 300 copies, inscribed by the author to Mel Kavin on front free endpaper, 1979 § Feather (John) English Book Prospectuses: An Illustrated History, 2 vol. including folder of facsimile prospectuses, one of 325 copies, 1984 § Morris (Henry) Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers & Bookmakers, 2 vol. including folder of 11 original tokens, one of 300 copies, 1989 § Stewart-Murphy (C.A.) A History of British Circulating Libraries, one of 185 copies, 1992 § Blades (William) Numismata Typographica: The Medallic History of Printing, facsimile reprint, original cloth, 1992, plates and illustrations, most with prospectus loosely inserted, all but the last original morocco-backed boards, uncut, the third with slightly faded spine, the second and third with slip-cases, North Hills or Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press ; and 8 others on printing, the book-trade etc. from the press, some pamphlets, 8vo & 4to (15)

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Bachaus

Lot 11: Bachaus". Private Presses of San Serriffe, one of 350 copies

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Description: Bachaus". Private Presses of San Serriffe, one of 350 copies (all "number 1"), original cloth-backed patterned-paper boards, 1980; The First Fine Silver Coinage of the Republic of San Serrriffe: The Bird & Bull Press Commemmorative 100 Coronas, 2 vol. including silver proof coin, one of 350 copies, original morocco-backed boards, coin mounted in original board folder, together in slip-case, 1988; The Booksellers of San Serriffe, one of 200 copies, original morocco-backed boards, slip-case, 2001; The World's Worst Marbled Papers, one of 400 copies (all "number 1"), original wrappers, spine faded, 1978, all with illustrations, some colour, the last two samples, some tipped-in samples, all with prospectus loosely inserted, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press ; and a letter from the Republic of San Serriffe with postage stamps and some share certificates, all from the press, 8vo & 4to (a bundle)

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Lot 12: Henry Morris. Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull

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Description: Henry Morris. Twenty-One Years of Bird & Bull: A Bibliography, 1958-1979 , 2 vol., one of 350 copies, 1980 § Heaney (Howell J.) & Henry Morris. Thirty Years of Bird & Bull 1958-1988, 2 vol., one of 300 copies, 1988 § Berger (Sidney E.) & Henry Morris. Forty-Four Years of Bird & Bull 1958-2002, 2 vol., one of 150 copies, 2002, specimens, plates and illustrations, some colour, some tipped in, original morocco-backed patterned-paper boards or cloth, uncut, each with original cloth folder of additional material, together in original cloth drop-back boxes with morocco labels, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press ; and a file of correspondence between Henry Morris and Mel Kavin with prospectuses, receipts, photographs etc., and several ephemeral items printed by the press, paste-paper sample books etc., v.s. (sm.qty)

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McClure (Floyd Alonzo) - Chinese Handmade Paper,

Lot 13: McClure (Floyd Alonzo) - Chinese Handmade Paper,

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Description: one of 325 copies, 1986 § Schmoller (Hans & Tanya) and Henry Morris. Chinese Decorated Papers, one of 325 copies, 1987 § Constant (Samuel Victor) Calls, Sounds & Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers, one of 200 copies, wood-engraved illustrations by Rosemary Covey, with an additional illustration loosely inserted, 1993, samples, plates and illustrations, many tipped in, prospectuses loosely inserted, original morocco-backed pictorial boards or patterned silk, uncut, 4to & oblong 4to, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (3)

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Heaney (Howell) & others. - Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine:

Lot 14: Heaney (Howell) & others. - Three Lions and the Cross of Lorraine:

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Description: Bartholomaeus Anglicus, John of Trevisa, John Tate, Wynkyn de Worde, and De Proprietatibus Rerum , number 7 of 138 copies, illustrations, with an original leaf from Þ Proprietatibus Rerum' loosely inserted in transparent folder at end (light marginal soiling), original morocco-backed pictorial boards, uncut, large 4to, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press, 1992. " De Proprietatibus Rerum (On the Properties of Things) by Bartholomaeus Anglicus, written about 1250, became the most influential and widely read encyclopedia of the late medieval period. The work was translated into several languages and remained popular over a span of three centuries It was the first English book printed on paper made by England's first papermaker, John Tate ; the first printed English version of Bartholomaeus, and it was printed by Wynkyn de Worde ". Henry Morris in Forty-Four Years of Bird & Bull A53 p.28 The work was printed in c.1495 and the original leaf in this copy has a fine full-page woodcut.

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Middleton (Bernard) - Recollections: My Life in Bookbinding,

Lot 15: Middleton (Bernard) - Recollections: My Life in Bookbinding,

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Description: one of 200 copies, inscribed by the author "Signed for my friend Mel with gratitude & best wishes Bernard 29.7.96" on front free endpaper, 1995 § Wolfe (Richard J.) & Paul McKenna. Louis Herman Kinder and Fine Bookbinding in America, one of 325 copies, inscribed by Richard Wolfe to Mel Kavin " a real lover of bookbinding " on front free endpaper, prospectus loosely inserted, 1985 § Campbell (George R.) Son of The Bookbinder, 2 vol. including folder of cloth samples, one of 170 copies, original cloth, uncut, slip-case, 2004, all with plates and illustrations, some colour, some tipped in, the first two original morocco-backed boards, uncut, the first with slip-case, 8vo, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press (4)

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Morris (Henry) - Broadside Vignettes [and]

Lot 16: Morris (Henry) - Broadside Vignettes [and]

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Description: Vignettes, together 2 vol., vol.1 one of 145 copies, 21 broadsides, each loose in paper folder, all in original cloth drop-back box, still sealed in the original packaging, vol.2 one of 150 copies, samples and illustrations, many tipped in, original cloth, uncut, 2 clay impressions from Babylonian cylinder seals loose in pocket inside lid of box, with prospectus in original cloth drop-back box, folio & 4to, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press, 1997-99.

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Dard Hunter & Son, number 85 of 225 copies, specimens

Lot 17: Dard Hunter & Son, number 85 of 225 copies, specimens

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Description: (Henry, editor ) Dard Hunter & Son, number 85 of 225 copies, specimens, plates and illustrations, some colour, many tipped in, original morocco-backed cloth, uncut, with prospectus in original cloth drop-back box, 4to, Newtown, Pa., Bird & Bull Press, 1998.

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Arbuckle (Clyde) - History of San José,

Lot 18: Arbuckle (Clyde) - History of San José,

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Description: original green morocco, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine gilt, g.e. with a fore-edge painting of San José by Don Noble beneath the gilt, signed and dated ‡, slip-case, San José, 1985 § Volkmann, Jr. (Daniel G.) A Complete Collection of the Zamorano 80: A Selection of Distinguished California Books Made by Members of the Zamorano Club , sale catalogue, original wrappers, Austin, Dorothy Sloan, 2003 § Harlan (Robert D.) The Two Hundredth Book: A Bibliography of the Books Published by the Book Club of California 1958-1993, one of 500 copies, prospectus loosely inserted, original cloth-backed patterned boards, San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1993 § Weber (Francis J.) Zamorano Club Biographies and Memorial Tributes 1956-1997, one of 250 copies, original cloth, Los Angeles, Zamorano Club, 1998, illustrations ; and c.25 others on California, some by Lawrence Clark Powell, v.s. (c.30)

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Circle Press.- King (Ronald) - The White Alphabet,

Lot 19: Circle Press.- King (Ronald) - The White Alphabet,

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Description: number 55 of 150 copies cut and creased by the artist and signed by him, folding concertina style with letters on both sides, original backless binding with inlaid sycamore and beech boards, 2 original cloth slip-cases, small narrow folio, Guildford, Circle Press, 1984.

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Grastorf (Dennis J.) - Wood Type of The Angelica Press,

Lot 20: Grastorf (Dennis J.) - Wood Type of The Angelica Press,

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Description: 4 parts, number 33 of 220 copies, specimens, illustrations, loose as issued in original wrappers, uncut, together in hinged wooden box with catches in style of old type case, printed paper title on lid, folio, Brooklyn, Angelica Press, 1975.

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Lot 21: Keats (John) - Unpublished Poem to His Sister Fanny April, 1818,

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Description: one of 489 copies, printed on vellum, engraved pictorial colophon at beginning and title, original vellum-backed cloth, uncut, 2 slip-cases (a little rubbed), Boston, for Members of The Bibliophile Society, 1909 § Stiles (H.R.) Bundling: Its Origin, Progress, and Decline in America, original cloth-backed boards, slip-case (rubbed), Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press, 1937 § Irving (Washington) Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, original cloth-backed boards, Brooklyn, Angelica Press, 1974 § Gallo (Philip) A Printer's Dozen: Poems, number 43 of 200 copies signed by the author and artist, engraving on title by Gaylord Schanilec printed in colours, original wrappers, uncut, Los Angeles, Bieler Press, 1992, all limited editions, illustrations ; and a small quantity of others from American presses etc. including some Typophile Chap Books and Benjamin Franklin Keepsakes, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.60)

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Lot 22: Lee (Brian North) - Bookplates and Labels by Leo Wyatt,

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Description: one of 300 copies, printed in rd and black, original cloth-backed paste-paper boards, slip-case, Wakefield, Fleece Press, 1988 § Koch (Rudolf) The Typefoundry in Silhouette, one of 500 copies, printed in red and black, loose as issued in original limp cloth portfolio, San Francisco, Arion Press, 1982 § Thomas (Dylan) Under Milk Wood: A Reproduction of the Illuminated Manuscript by Sheila Waters, original cloth-backed boards stamped in blind, Santa Ana, 1989 § Franklin (Colin) The Ashendene Press, original cloth-backed boards, Dallas, 1986 § Tidcombe (Marianne) The Doves Press, 2002 § Skelton (Christopher) The Engraved Bookplates of Eric Gill 1908-1940, one of 600 copies, San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1986, plates and illustrations, some colour, the last two original cloth with dust-jackets ; and c.20 others, v.s. (c.25)

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Lot 23: Marks (Lillian) - Saul Marks and the Plantin Press,

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Description: one of 350 copies signed by the author, Los Angeles, 1980 § Wentz (Roby) The Grabhorn Press: A Biography, one of 750 copies, San Francisco, Book Club of California, 1981 § Fraser (J.H.) & Eleanor Friedl, editors. John DePol: A Catalogue Raisonné of his Graphic Work 1935-1998, one of 400 copies, prospectus loosely inserted, San Francisco, Book Club of California , 2001 § Moes (R.J.) The Zamorano Press and the Botica: California's First Medical Book, one of 300 copies, Los Angeles, Zamorano Club, 1988 § Edelstein (J.M., editor ) A Garland for Jake Zeitlin , one of 800 copies, inscribed by Zeitlin to Mel Kavin " with thanks for the many years of friendship ", Los Angeles, 1967 § Petko (E.R.) A Tribute to the Work of Richard John Hoffman, Master Printer and Teacher, one of 250 copies, Los Angeles, Zamorano Club, 2002 § Farmer (David) Stanley Marcus: A Life with Books, one of 450 copies, Dallas, Still Point Press, 1993 § Smyth (Elaine) Plain Wrapper Press 1966-1988: An Illustrated Bibliography of the Work of Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, one of 300 copies, original wrappers, Austin, 1993, plates and illustrations, all but the last original cloth or cloth-backed boards, the first two with slip-cases ; and c.65 others on American printers, presses etc., mostly Californian, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.70)

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Marks (Lillian) - Thomas Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

Lot 24: Marks (Lillian) - Thomas Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices

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Description: (Peter, binder , 1930-2003).- Thomas (Dylan) Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices. A Reproduction of the Illuminated Manuscript by Sheila Waters, number 39 of 100 specially-bound copies signed by the calligrapher and binder and with an original sample of the calligraphy bound in by colophon, printed in colours, illustrations, signed printed binder's note tipped in at end, original calf-backed cloth, by Peter Waters , upper cover with mounted blind-stamped vellum panel reproducing design of the illuminated title in the manuscript, original cloth drop-back box, small folio, Santa Ana, Ca., 1989.

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Lot 25: Wheat (Carl I.) - Mapping the Transmississippi West 1540-1861,

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Description: 5 vol. in 6, one of 1000 copies designed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn, maps, many folding, a few colour, original cloth, uncut, folio, San Francisco, The Institute of Historical Cartography, vol.1 printed by the Grabhorn Press, 1957-63.

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Whittington Press.- - Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles,

Lot 26: Whittington Press.- - Matrix: A Review for Printers and Bibliophiles,

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Description: vol.1-25 and Index to Matrix 1-5, limited editions, plates, illustrations and specimens, some folding, some tipped in, a few colour, original wrappers or limp boards with dust-jackets, uncut, one or two spines very slightly faded, 4to, Andoversford and Risbury, Whittington Press, 1981-2005. (26)

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Whittington Press. Hanscomb (Brian) - Cornwall,

Lot 27: Whittington Press. Hanscomb (Brian) - Cornwall,

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Description: one of 135 copies, inscribed by the printers "To Mel - with our love & thanks John & Rose ", copper-engraved illustrations, original wrappers sewn Japanese style, slip-case, 1992 § Macgregor (Miriam) Whittington: Aspects of a Cotswold Village, number 239 of 350 copies, 1991 § Lister (R.P.) Allotments, number 180 of 335 copies, illustrations by Miriam Macgregor, 1985 § O'Connor (John) Twins, one of 350 copies, illustrated by the author, 1991 § Randle (Rose) Rose's Aga Recipes, one of 200 copies, inscribed by the author "To Phyllis & Mel Happy memories of L.A.! Rose Randle Jan.1986" on frontispiece, linocuts by Judith Verity, 1984 § Connors (Sandy) Busy as a Bee: Recipes & Labels for the Kitchen Garden, one of 255 copies, illustrations by the author, some hand-coloured , 2002 § Weissenborn (Hellmuth) London Scenes, one of 300 copies, illustrations by the artist, prospectus loosely inserted, 2001, limited editions, most signed by the author and/or artist, plates and illustrations, most wood-engraved, all but the first original cloth, boards or cloth-backed boards, the second with dust-jacket showing panorama of village & card folder, the third with slip-case, Andoversford or Risbury, Whittington Press ; and 17 others from the press, some prospectuses, v.s. (24)

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Whittington Press. Cave (Roderick) - Chinese Ceremonial Papers: An Illustrated Bibliography,

Lot 28: Whittington Press. Cave (Roderick) - Chinese Ceremonial Papers: An Illustrated Bibliography,

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Description: 2 vol., number XXX of 50 special copies with an additional 20 samples , from an edition limited to 200, tipped-in samples, many colour, some with gold printing, one folding sheet in pocket at end, original half morocco, uncut, additional samples tipped into original half cloth volume and another loose in card folder, together in slip-case, folio, Risbury, Whittington Press, 2002.

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Lot 29: Bosch (Gulnar) & others. - Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking,

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Description: Chicago, 1981 § Pedersen (J.) The Arabic Book, Princeton, 1984 § Premchand (Neeta) Off the Deckle Edge: A Paper-making Journey through India, Bombay, 1995 § Sönmez (Nedim & Yvonne) Bilder 1982-1987. Ebru: Turkish Marbled Paper, Tubingen , 1987 § Lowry (G.D.) & Susan Nemazee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection, Washington, D.C., 1988 § Levey (M.) Mediaeval Arabic Bookmaking and its Relation to Early Chemistry and Pharmacology, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 1962, plates and illustrations, some colour, the first three original cloth with dust-jackets, the last three original wrappers, the last a little rubbed ; and 7 others, similar, mostly pamphlets, v.s. (13)

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Lot 30: Briquet (C.M.) - Papiers et Filigranes des Archives de Gènes 1154 à 1700,

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Description: a little browned, later cloth, faded, Geneva, 1888 § Weaver (Alexander) Paper, Wasps and Packages: The Romantic Story of Paper , Chicago, privately printed, 1937 § Schweizerische Papierindustrie in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Bern, 1949 § Blum (André) On the Origin of Paper, New York, 1934 § von Hagen (V.W.) The Aztec and Maya Papermakers, New York, 1977 § Hunter (Dard) Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft, second edition, New York, 1957 § Hills ( Dr Richard L.) Papermaking in Britain 1488-1988, 1988, plates and illustrations, all but the first original cloth or boards, the last two with dust-jackets, most a little rubbed; and c.75 others on paper and papermaking including several issues of 'The Paper Maker' from 1933 to 1970, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.80)

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Lot 31: Chambers (Anne) - The Principal Antique Patterns of Marbled Papers,

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Description: Introduction by Bernard Middleton, one of 250 copies, inscribed by Middleton to Mel Kavin, original boards, spine a little faded, Burford, Cygnet Press, 1984 § Easton (Phoebe Jane) Marbling: A History and a Bibliography, one of 850 copies, tipped-in samples, illustrations, original cloth, Los Angeles, 1983 § Nevins (Iris) Traditional Marbling, one of 500 copies, original cloth-backed boards, Alembic Press, 1985 § Weimann (I.) & Nedim Sönmez. Christopher Weimann (1946-1988): A Tribute, one of 500 copies, original cloth, Tubingen, 1991 § Wolfe (Richard J.) Marbled Paper: Its History, Techniques, and Patterns, original cloth, dust-jacket, Philadelphia, 1990, plates and illustrations, some colour, all but the last with tipped-in samples of marbled paper ; and c.25 others on marbled and decorated paper, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.30)

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Lot 32: Hughes (Sukey) - Washi: The World of Japanese Paper,

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Description: inscribed by the author to Mel Kavin, Tokyo, New York & San Francisco, 1978 § Barrett (Timotht) Japanese Papermaking, New York & Tokyo , 1983 § Chambers (Anne) Suminagashi: The Japanese Art of Marbling, 1991 § Ikegami (K.) Japanese Bookbinding, New York & Tokyo, 1986 § Martinique (E.) Chinese Traditional Bookbinding, n.p., 1983 Kobayashi (Makoto) Echizen Washi, tipped-in samples, original wrappers sewn in Japanese style, with box, Fukui-ken, 1981, plates and illustrations, some colour, all but the last original cloth or boards with dust-jackets ; and c.25 others on Japanese and Chinese bookmaking, mostly papermaking including 2 sample books, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.30)

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Hunter, II (Dard) - The Life Work of Dard Hunter:

Lot 33: Hunter, II (Dard) - The Life Work of Dard Hunter:

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Description: A Progressive Illustrated Assemblage of his Works as Artist, Craftsman, Author, Papermaker, and Printer, 2 vol., number 39 of 100 copies signed by the author , from an edition limited to 150, numerous specimens and illustrations, many tipped in, some printed in colours, prospectus loosely inserted, original half russet morocco over patterned-paper boards, by Gray Parrot, uncut, original cloth drop-back boxes with morocco labels on spines, folio, Chillicothe, Ohio, Mountain House Press, 1981-83. Magnificent work including details of Hunter's designs for books, ceramics, furniture and stained glass in addition to his papermaking.

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Lot 34: McKitterick (David) - A New Specimen Book of Curwen Pattern Papers,

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Description: one of 335 copies, tipped-in samples, original cloth-backed patterned-paper boards, slip-case, Andoversford, Whittington Press, 1987 § Loring (R.B.) Decorated Book Papers, Cambridge, 1952 § Entwisle (E.A.) The Book of Wallpaper, 1954 § Haemmerle (Albert) Buntpapier, Munich, 1977, plates and illustrations, some colour, some tipped-in, all but the first original cloth with dust-jackets ; and 3 others on decorated papers, 4to & 8vo (6)

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Miura (Einen) - Classic Marble Papers,

Lot 35: Miura (Einen) - Classic Marble Papers,

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Description: number 17 of 50 copies signed by Kerstin Tini Miura , colour plates, prospectus loosely inserted, original red morocco with marbling pattern blocked in gilt, designed by Kerstin Tini Miura, marbled endpapers, original cloth drop-back box with same design in gilt, folio, Tokyo, 1988.

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Lot 36: Thomas (Peter & Donna) - A Collection of Paper Samples from Hand Papermills in the United States of America,

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Description: number 40 of 195 copies, paper samples, original morocco-backed boards, uncut, with prospectus in original card portfolio, Santa Cruz, 1993 § American Decorative Papermakers: The Work & Specimens of Twelve Craft Artists, one of 200 copies, mounted samples of marbled and decorated papers, original morocco-backed cloth, Boston, 1983 § Wolfe (R.J.) The Role of the Mann Family of Dedham, Massachusetts in the Marbling of Paper in Nineteenth-century America , one of 500 copies, tipped-in illustrations, original cloth-backed marbled boards, n.p., 1981 § Wilson (N.C., editor ) Deep Roots: The History of Blake, Moffitt & Towne, Pioneers in Paper since 1855, San Francisco, privately printed, 1955 § Cushman (H.B.) The Mill on the Third River: A History of The Davey Company, Makers of Binders Board since 1842, Jersey City, N.J., 1992 § Hunter (Dard) My Life with Paper, New York, 1958, plates and illustrations, some colour, all but the first three original cloth, the fifth with slip-case, the last with dust-jacket ; and c.30 others on American papermakers and papermaking, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.35)

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Lot 37: Wakeman (Geoffrey) - Twentieth Century English Vat Paper Mills,

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Description: one of 102 copies, samples in pocket at end, original morocco-backed marbled boards, spine faded, Kidlington, Plough Press, 1980 § Mason (John) Paper Making as an Artistic Craft, one of 500 copies signed by the author, illustrations by Rigby Graham, original vellum, gilt, Leicester, Twelve by Eight Press, 1963 § Andrews Nelson Whitehead. Yesterday's Craft for Today's Creations: Imported Handmade Papers , contemporary morocco-backed cloth, slip-case, n.p., 1986 § Rudin (Bo) Making Paper, Vällingby, 1990 § Turner (S.) & Birgit Skiöld. Handmade Paper Today, New York, 1983, some with paper samples, illustrations, the last two original cloth with dust-jackets, spines slightly faded ; and c.25 others on paper and paper-making, 4to & 8vo (c.30)

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Woolnough (C.W.) - A Pretty Mysterious Art:

Lot 38: Woolnough (C.W.) - A Pretty Mysterious Art:

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Description: A Lecture to the Royal Society of Arts, number 28 of 30 specially-bound copies with an additional portofolio of original samples , from an edition limited to 300, text with tipped-in new marbled paper samples by Ann Muir, original vellum-backed marbled boards, 8 additional 19th century or earlier marbling samples loose as issued in original printed wrapper, together in cloth drop-back box, Denby Dale, Fleece Press, 1996; The Whole Art of Marbling , facsimile reprint, original cloth, Kidlington, Plough Press, 1985 § Middleton (Bernard) & Richard J.Wolfe, editors. The Whole Art of Bookbinding; The Whole Process of Marbling Paper, Reprinted from the original editions, one of 35 specially-bound copies from an edition limited to 500, original morocco-backed boards, uncut, Austin, 1987 § McKay (Barry, editor) Marbling: Methods adn Receipts from Four Centuries, original cloth, Kidlington & New Castle, 1990, all with tipped-in samples of marbled paper, 8vo & 4to (4)

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Lot 39: Carter (J.) & Percy H.Muir. - Printing and the Mind of Man,

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Description: 1967 § Thomas (Alan G.) Great Books and Book Collectors, New York, 1983 § Barker (Nicolas) Treasures of the British Library, New York, 1989 § Bosser (J.) The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World, New York, 2003 § Blades (William) The Enemies of Books, 1896 § Burton (John Hill) The Book-Hunter, Edinburgh & London, 1882, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, the fifth pictorial gilt, the last rebacked preserving old spine, the first four with dust-jackets ; and a quantity of others on books, collecting etc., 4to & 8vo (c.90)

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Lot 40: Dilke (O.A.W.) - Roman Books and their Impact,

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Description: one of 460 copies, Leeds, Elmete Press, 1977 § Diringer (David) The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind, 2 vol., third edition, New York, 1968; The Hand Produced Book, New York, 1953 § De Hamel (C.) A History of Illuminated Manuscripts, Boston, 1986 § Harthan (John) The Book of Hours, New York, 1977 § Jackson (Donald) The Story of Writing, calligraphic inscription by the author to Mel & Phyllis Kavin and with similar A.L.s. loosely inserted, 1981 § Deuel (Leo) Testaments of Time: The Search for Lost Manuscripts and Records, New York, 1966, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth, the second with slip-case, the rest dust-jackets, the third rubbed and frayed ; and c.15 others on writing and manuscripts, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.20)

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Earhart (John F.) - The Color Printer:

Lot 41: Earhart (John F.) - The Color Printer:

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Description: A Treatise on the Use of Colors in Typographic Printing, colour-printed plates, lightly soiled, hinges weak, original decorated cloth, rather worn and stained, Cincinnati, 1892 § Moran (James) Printing Presses: History and Development from the Fifteenth Century to Modern Times, 1973 § Rummonds (R.-G.) Printing on the Iron Handpress, New Castle & London, 1998, plates and illustrations, the last two original cloth with dust-jackets; and a quantity of others on printing, v.s. (c.90)

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Lot 42: French (Hannah D.) - Bookbinding in Early America,

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Description: Worcester, 1986 § Wolf (Edwin, 2nd ) From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855, Philadelphia, 1990 § Maser (Frederick E.) Bookbinding in America 1680-1910, Bryn Mawr, 1983 § Lessing J.Rosenwald Collection (The): A Catalog of Gifts to the Library of Congress 1943 to 1975, Washington, DC, 1977 § Thomas (Isaiah) The History of Printing in America, New York, 1970 § Kelly (Rob Roy) American Wood Type 18128-1900, New York etc., 1969, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, the last two with dust-jackets ; and c.30 others, mostly American printing and book-making, some pamphlets, 4to & 8vo (c.35)

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A Leaf from the Letters of St.Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger

Lot 43: A Leaf from the Letters of St.Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger

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Description: (Bennett, editor ) A Leaf from the Letters of St.Jerome First Printed by Sixtus Reissinger, Rome c.1466-1467, out-of-series copy from an edition limited to 300, original leaf with initial in blue, light marginal staining and single wormhole affecting text, loose in pocket at end, original vellum-backed marbled boards, folio, Los Angeles & London, 1981.

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Lot 44: Moran (James) - The Double Crown Club:

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Description: A History of Fifty Years, one of 500 copies signed by the author, 1974 § McLean (Ruari) Joseph Cundall: A Victorian Publisher, Pinner, 1976 § Taylor (John Russell) The Art Nouveau Book in Britain, 1966 § Poortenaar (Jan) The Art of the Book and its Illustration, Philadelphia, n.d. § Levarie (Norma) The Art & History of Books, New York, 1968 § Hendel (Richard) On Book Design, New Haven & London, 1998, plates and illustrations, some colour, original cloth or boards, the first with slip-case, the rest dust-jackets, one or two slightly soiled ; and a quantity of others on book design etc., 4to & 8vo (c.80)

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Lot 45: Usinger (Fritz) - Buchstaben-Buch,

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Description: one of 200 copies signed by the author and artist, hand-painted initials by Karlgeorg Hoefer, original wrappers sewn in Japanese style with original cloth and board folder, Offenbach am Main, 1977 § Diringer (David) The Alphabet: A Key to the History of Mankind, 2 vol., third edition, New York, 1968 § Goudy (Frederic W.) The Alphabet and Elements of Lettering, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1952 § Hlasta (S.C.) Printing Types & How to Use Them, Pittsburgh, 1950, plates and illustrations, all but the first original cloth, the second with slip-case, the rest dust-jackets, slightly rubbed and frayed at edges ; and a quantity of others, typography & lettering, mostly type specimen books, v.s. (c.65)

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Lot 46: Walters (Henry) - Incunabula Typographica,

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Description: contemporary calf with bands in mediaeval style, t.e.g., others uncut, spine faded, Baltimore, 1906 § Johnson (J.) Typographia, 2 vol.., foxed, later roan-backed cloth, spines faded, 1824 § Nuremberg Chronicle (The) Printed by Anton Koberger in 1493, facsimile reprint, illustrations, original rexine, slip-case, New York, 1979 § Updike (D.B.) Printing Types: Their History, Forms and Use, 2 vol., second printing, Cambridge, 1923 § Johnson (A.F.) Selected Essays on Books and Printing, Amsterdam, 1970 § Wilson (Adrian) The Making of the Nuremberg Chronicle, Amsterdam, 1976 § Clair (Colin) A History of European Printing, 1976, plates and illustrations, all but the first three original cloth, the last three with dust-jackets ; and c.30 others on mostly early printing, some pamphlets, v.s. (c.40)

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] Tertia Controversia Generalis, de Reparatione Gratiae per Jesum Christum

Lot 47: ] Tertia Controversia Generalis, de Reparatione Gratiae per Jesum Christum

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Description: ( Cardinal Robert)] Tertia Controversia Generalis, de Reparatione Gratiae per Jesum Christum, part 1 only, last f. partly loose, small stamp on title, bookplates on both pastedowns, contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, rubbed & marked, front free endpaper & fly-leaf loose, clasps, n.p., [ ? late sixteenth-century] § Busbecq (Ogier Ghislain) Omnia quae Extant, engraved title, ownership inscription and note on fly-leaf, contemporary vellum [Willems 380], Leiden, ex Officina Elzeviriana , 1633 § Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Rhetoricorum ad Herennium libri quatuor, 1623; Rhetoricorum Posterior Tomus, 1624, 2 works in one vol., device on titles, browned throughout, ownership inscription on first title and front free endpaper, ? bound for the Vatican Library, contemporary brown morocco, gilt, covers with border and central ornament, rubbed, rebacked, g.e., Lyons, C. Morillon , 1623, 1624, and 6 others, v.s . (9). The third item has on its covers the initials 'S R' and the extremely uncommon umbracullum , or closed umbrella, and crossed keys, the arms of the Holy See sede vacante , or between the reigns of two popes, and was presumably bound for the Vatican Library.

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Chivers (Cedric).- Marmontel (Jean-François) - Moral Tales,

Lot 48: Chivers (Cedric).- Marmontel (Jean-François) - Moral Tales,

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Description: illustrations by Chris. Hammond, contemporary "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, transparent vellum over watercolour painting on paper of a shepherdess sitting under a tree with a dog and sheep surrounded by an Art Nouveau border and ruled in gilt, t.e.g., a little soiled, vellum lifting slightly on upper cover, 8vo, 1895.

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Chivers (Cedric).- Johnson Typographia, or the Printers' Instructor , 2 vol

Lot 49: Chivers (Cedric).- Johnson Typographia, or the Printers' Instructor , 2 vol

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Description: (Douglas, binder , 1870-1945).- Johnson (John) Typographia, or the Printers' Instructor , 2 vol., large paper "Roxburghe" copy , wood-engraved portraits, additional pictorial titles and Roxburghe Club arms leaf, titles, dedication and text with ornamental border, illustrations and type-specimens, portrait and pictorial title to vol.2 foxed, some other light spotting, bookplate of Harris Elliott Kirk, bound in burgundy morocco, by Douglas Cockerell , covers with borders ruled in gilt with groups of small blind-stamped leaves around edges and small gilt dots or green onlaid spots in corners, upper covers with title and author in gilt at head and foot, spine similarly tooled in compartments with five raised bands and title and author in gilt, uncut, signed "19 DC 05" at foot of rear turn-in, joints a little rubbed and cracked, preserved in modern morocco drop-back boxes, spines gilt, [Bigmore & Wyman p.371], royal 8vo, 1824. One of probably about 50 de luxe copies printed for members of the Roxburghe Club.

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Cottage-Roof Binding.- - Treatise on the Religious Observation of the Lord's Day,

Lot 50: Cottage-Roof Binding.- - Treatise on the Religious Observation of the Lord's Day,

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Description: according to the Express Words of the Fourth Commandment, a little spotted and browned, book-label of Viscount Barrington on front pastedown, handsome contemporary red morocco elaborately tooled in gilt with "cottage-roof" pattern, spine gilt in compartments and five raised bands, g.e., a little rubbed, upper joint split, corners and spine ends a little worn, preserved in modern cloth drop-back box, 8vo, for J.Clarke and R.Hett E.Matthews, 1726.

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