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Ithaca, NY, United States
DoneSun, Feb 10, 2019 4:00 PM GMT

Books-on-Books, Antique Folios, Fine Bindings

This catalog presents a select arrangement of rare, antique and decorative books. Featured is our next session from a large private library of bibliographies and other books-on-books. Deluxe antique bindings will be offered along with an array of rare large folios with prized plates. Antique and rare books are numerous in this catalog. Among the interesting antique elephant folios are the 1892 printing of Hering?s ?The Life and Works of Jean Leon Gerome,? Williamson?s ?The Book of Beauty,? produced in a tightly limited edition (100) in 1896, and other scarce art history assemblings. Additional interesting selections include the very rare 1891 first edition of Legge?s ?The Texts of Taoism,? a mid-19th century private binding of large panoramic lithographs and engravings of the Mediterranean, and a rare early New Hampshire imprint of Pope?s ?Essay on Man in Four Epistles.? The library of books-on-books includes bibliographic works, histories of printing and private presses, and niche publishing topics such as Jewish books. Of particular note are a very rare copy of Legros and Grant?s ?Typographical Printing ? Surfaces, the Technology and Mechanism of Their Production,? the two-volume limited edition of Steinschneider?s ?Catalogus Librorum Hebraeorum in Bibliotheca Bodleiana,? and the two-volume first edition of ?Bibliografia Geral Portuguesa,? bound in decorative, tooled leather. In addition to critical functional reference works are unique examples of particular interest to bibliophiles, with special provenance and signatures from celebrated figures from the realm of bookdom. Additional areas covered include magazines & periodicals, bookbinding, book illustration, American printing, medical, children?s, incunabula, manuscripts and much more. Found throughout this catalog are compelling selections from categories such as decorative antique sets, limited editions, signed copies, special illustrated editions, history, literature, military, theology and more.