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The Illuminated Page Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London:, British Library,, 1997.

Edition: First edition

Gilt lettering to spine. Many colour plates, some full-page. Dj slightly creased at some edges. View more info

The Painted Page Italian Renaissance Book Illumination 1450-1550

By: Alexander, Jonathon J.G.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: New York:, Prestel,, 1995.

Edition: First edition

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. View more info

The Illuminated Manuscript.

By: Backhouse, Janet.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London:, Phaidon ,, 1998.

Edition: Reprint

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Under the Hill And Other Essays in Prose and Verse by Aubrey Beardsley

By: Beardsley, Aubrey.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Paddington Press ,, 1977.

Edition: Reprint

'Masterpieces of the Illustrated book' series. Bw illustrations by Beardsley throughout. Prelims slightly foxed. Dust damage to covers. View more info

British Book Publishing as a Business Since the 1960s Selected Essays

By: Bellaigue, Eric de.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London:, The British Library,, 2004.

Edition: First edition

'The British Library Studies in the History of the Book' series. Slight creasing around spine and edges of covers. View more info

One Hundred and Fifty Years of Publishing 1837-1987

By: Belliveau, Fred.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:, Little Brown & Co.,, 1987.

Edition: First edition

Very slight shelf wear. View more info

The Illuminated Naples Bible (Old Testament) 14th Century Manuscript

By: Bise, Gabriel.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Geneva:, Liber,, 1979.

Edition: First English language edition

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. View more info



Price: £5.00

Publisher: London:, Jonathan Cape,, 1971.

Edition: First edition

Slight shelf wear. Dj is a little worn and discoloured. View more info

Art of the Printed Book 1455-1955 Masterpieces of Typography Through Five Centuries From the Collections of the Pierpont Morgan Library

By: Blumenthal, Joseph.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York:, Pierpont Morgan Library,, 1978.

Edition: Later printing

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. View more info

The York Psalter in the Library of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

By: Boase, T.S.R.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London:, Faber & Faber,, 1962.

Edition: First edition

'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. View more info

Illuminated Manuscripts.

By: Bohatec, Miloslav.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Prague:, Artia,, 1970.

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. View more info

A Batsford Century The Record of a Hundred Years of Publishing and Bookselling 1843-1943

By: Bolitho, Hector (ed).

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, B.T. Batsford,, 1943.

Edition: First edition

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. View more info

Romanesque Bible Illumination.

By: Cahn, Walter.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: New York:, Cornell Univ Press,, 1982.

Edition: First edition

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. View more info

Freedom to Publish A report on obstacles to freedom in iJUblishing prepared for the Congress of 'he International Publishers Association, Stockholm, May 1980

By: Calvocoressi, Peter.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London:, INDEX ON CENSORSHIP ,, 1980.

Edition: First UK edition

Published for International Publishers Association by ALMQVIST & WIKSELL INTERNATIONAL Stockholm- Sweden and INDEX ON CENSORSHIP LONDON· ENGLAND. Slight shelf wear and sunning to cover. View more info

Bookbinding for Amateurs Being Descriptions of The Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for their Effective Use,

By: Crane, W. J. E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London:, L. Upcott Gill,, 1893.

Edition: First edition

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. View more info