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1 The Illuminated Page Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library
London: British Library, 1997. 0802043461 / 9780802043467 First edition Cloth Fine in Near Fine DJ 
Gilt lettering to spine. Many colour plates, some full-page. Dj slightly creased at some edges.

 
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2 Alexander, Jonathon J.G. The Painted Page Italian Renaissance Book Illumination 1450-1550
New York: Prestel, 1995. 3791313851 / 9783791313856 First edition Paperback Very good+ 
Printed on the occasion of exhibition bearing the book's title in 1995. With contributions by Lilian Armstrong, Gordiana Mariani Canova, Federica Toniolo, William M. Voelkle, Roger S. Wieck and the editor. Lavishly illustrated with numerous full-colour plates exemplifying Italian Renaissance book illumination. Slight reading creases to spine and marking to fep.

 
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3 Backhouse, Janet. The Illuminated Manuscript.
London: Phaidon , 1998. 0714824682 / 9780714824680 Reprint Paperback Fine 


 
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4 Beardsley, Aubrey. Under the Hill And Other Essays in Prose and Verse by Aubrey Beardsley
London: Paddington Press , 1977. 0448220636 / 9780448220635 Reprint Paperback Very good+ 
'Masterpieces of the Illustrated book' series. Bw illustrations by Beardsley throughout. Prelims slightly foxed. Dust damage to covers.

 
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5 Bellaigue, Eric de. British Book Publishing as a Business Since the 1960s Selected Essays
London: The British Library, 2004. 0712348360 / 9780712348362 First edition Paperback Near fine 
'The British Library Studies in the History of the Book' series. Slight creasing around spine and edges of covers.

 
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6 Belliveau, Fred. One Hundred and Fifty Years of Publishing 1837-1987
London: Little Brown & Co., 1987. 0316527912 / 9780316527910 First edition Cloth Near Fine in Near Fine DJ 
Very slight shelf wear.

 
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7 Bise, Gabriel. The Illuminated Naples Bible (Old Testament) 14th Century Manuscript
Geneva: Liber, 1979. 0517282852 / 9780517282854 First English language edition Cloth Near Fine in VG DJ 
Introduction and notes by Eva Irblich. Many full colour, full page colour plates reproduction manuscript. Gilt lettering to spine. Dust damage and creasing to dj.

 
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8 BLOND, ANTHONY . THE PUBLISHING GAME.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1971. 0224005618 / 9780224005616 First edition Cloth Near Fine in VG+ DJ 
Slight shelf wear. Dj is a little worn and discoloured.

 
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9 Blumenthal, Joseph. Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955 Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries From the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library
New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978. 0879120827 / 9780879120825 Later printing Cloth Near Fine in VG+ DJ 
Dj chipped at ends of spine and corners. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt decoration to upper cover. Includes very many bw facsimile plates of examples of printing in books. Previous bookseller's small sticker on dj.

 
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10 Boase, T.S.R. The York Psalter in the Library of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
London: Faber & Faber, 1962. First edition Cloth Fine in Very Good DJ 
'The Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts' series. With eight full colour plates, each with facing commentary. Gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Price clipped and dj slightly rubbed and dust damaged, with slight creasing along top edge.

 
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11 Bohatec, Miloslav. Illuminated Manuscripts.
Prague: Artia, 1970. Cloth Near Fine in Good DJ 
Text and visual history of illumination, with 203 illustrations, 124 of which are in full colour. Gilt lettering to spine and gilt illustration to upper cover. Dj dust damaged, with some small tears along top edge and discoloured area to base of upper side.

 
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12 Bolitho, Hector (ed). A Batsford Century The Record of a Hundred Years of Publishing and Bookselling 1843-1943
London: B.T. Batsford, 1943. First edition Full Leather Very Good + in Good Slipcase 
Bound in black morocco, with gilt top edge and gilt decorations on spine, in black morocco slipcase. A few small scuff-marks to binding, spine sunned, wear and chipping to slipcase.

 
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13 Cahn, Walter. Romanesque Bible Illumination.
New York: Cornell Univ Press, 1982. 0801414466 / 9780801414466 First edition Cloth Fine in Fine DJ 
Large volume with lengthy analysis of the subject, with 60 colour plates and over 200 bw illustrations. With a descriptive catalogue containing information on 150 important original Bibles. In lightly foxed and marked slip-case.

 
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14 Calvocoressi, Peter. Freedom to Publish A report on obstacles to freedom in iJUblishing prepared for the Congress of 'he International Publishers Association, Stockholm, May 1980
London: INDEX ON CENSORSHIP , 1980. 0904286223 / 9780904286229 First UK edition Paperback Near fine 
Published for International Publishers Association by ALMQVIST & WIKSELL INTERNATIONAL Stockholm- Sweden and INDEX ON CENSORSHIP LONDON· ENGLAND. Slight shelf wear and sunning to cover.

 
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15 Crane, W. J. E. Bookbinding for Amateurs Being Descriptions of The Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for their Effective Use,
London: L. Upcott Gill, 1893. First edition Quarter Leather Very good 
Illustrated with 156 Engravings. Cover slightly bowed; binding a little worn and chipped along edges; light markings to cloth at front; edges discoloured; slightly foxed. Catalogue of books at back, dated 1893, and some advertisements.

 
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16 Daniels, Morna. Victorian Book Illustration.
London: The British Library, 1988. 0712301577 / 9780712301572 First edition Paperback Near fine 
Many colour and bw plates reproducing Victorian illustrations on every page. Slight creasing around spine.

 
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17 Fouquet, Jean. The Hours of Etienne Chevalier.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1972. 0500231532 / 9780500231531 First edition Cloth Fine 
A beautiful reproduction of the illuminated manuscript in the Musée Condé in Chantilly. Each page reproduced in full colour and gold with extensive commentary on facing page. Preface by Charles Sterling and introduction/legends by Claude Schaefer. Gilt lettering to spine and upper cover. Volume pristine, in slightly dust-damaged slip case.

 
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18 Fraenkel, Gottfried S. (Selected). Pictorial and Decorative Title Pages from Music Sources 201 Examples from 1500 to 1800
New York: Dover, 1968. First edition Paperback Very good 
201 plates. Sunning to cover.

 
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19 Gedin, Per. Literature in the Marketplace.
London: Faber, 1977. 0571110533 / 9780571110537 First English language edition Cloth Near Fine in VG+ DJ 
Presentation copy; author's inscription on ffep. Slight shelfwear. Dj is a little soiled.

 
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20 Guest, Gerald B. (ed). Bible Moralisée.
London: Harvey Miller, 1992. 1872501923 / 9781872501925 First edition thus Cloth Fine in Near Fine DJ 
'Manuscripts in Miniature' series, no 2. Facsimile plus commentary of the beautiful illuminated manuscript. 152 pages text, 136 miniatures pages in full colour, with gold. Dj a little creased at either end of spine.

 
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