1991 · [Brussels]
From the introduction: "The collection of fine bindings that I have formed during the last twenty years makes no claim to be representative of the history of bookbinding ornament in all periods or in all countries. As I am naturally more drawn to Latin than to German culture I have been principally interested in the evolution of styles, first in Italy, then in France. Indifference to scientific principles of selection was coupled, in my case, with a deliberate decision only to acquire volumes whose beauty appealed to my aesthetic sense."
This is numbered copy 455 of 750. Publisher's green cloth; light rippling to text-block. In original pictorial dust jacket; minor edgewear. Vg/vg. (Inventory #: 37682)