Catalogue of Fifteen Hundred Books Remarkable for the Beauty or the Age of their Bindings or as Bearing Indications of Former Ownership by Great Book-Collectors and Famous Historical Personages
by Quaritch, Bernard
London: Bernard Quaritch, 1889. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. 222 pp., 1512 items described. Modern neat brown cloth (NOT ex-library). Still valuable for tracing the provenance of 1,500 notable bindings, this is the enlarged edition of Quaritch's famous Catalogue 93 (first issued in November 1888), here containing the addition of three indispensible indexes extending 22 pages printed in very small type, plus a valuable introduction on the history of bookbinding written by Bernard Quaritch himself, who was that time was considered the leading authority on the subject. The indexes: Authors and Titles; Works in Modern Languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish); Special Subjects including Americana, Liturgica, Manuscripts, Music, Romances of Chivalry, Unique Books, and Books Printed on Vellum; Owners, Book-Collectors, and Libraries; and finally an Index of Binders and Binding.
Breslauer, Uses of Bookbinding Literature, p. 24.
(Inventory #: 2030)
Fine and rare books in all fields; early printed books and manuscripts; literary manuscripts and archives; historical documents; curious ephemera; historic bookbindings, antiquarian bibliography, and illustrated books of every description.
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