Twelve parts in three quarto volumes. viii, 512pp., + 23 plates; viii, 503pp., + 21 plates; viii, 511pp., + 22 plates. One of 850 copies. A complete set of this important periodical, beautifully printed and illustrated throughout. The journal's intention was such that "its articles should be by writers of authority, and that it should be produced with all possible beauty of form," according to the Preface. A periodical in twelve parts, containing essays from such notable figures as William Morris, Octave Uzanne, and Alfred Pollard. Subjects range from Japanese illustrated books to "The Grotesque and the Humourous in Illuminations of the Middle Ages." Each volume has original blue wrappers for each part and advertisements bound in after the text. In brown half morocco over brown cloth, gilt-titled to spine. Morocco rubbed, some wear to extremities, else near fine. Bookplates of Samuel E. Thorne and William John Mercer, and with an invoice from Zaehnsdorf billed to Mercer bound in. T.e.g. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Bibliographica: Papers on Books, their ...
Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner
Publication Date: 1897
Book Description .: London, Kegan Paul , Trench, Trübner and Company,Limited, 1895- 1897, in-4°, 29 x 19,5 cm, viii pp + 512 pp + 23 plates ; viii pp + 503 pp + 21 plates ; viii pp + 511 pp + 22 plates (complete) ; 12 parts bound in three volumes. Uniformy bound in three halfleather volumes, top edges gilt, original printed wrappers preserved at the end of each volume. Leather shows some traces of use, especially at the joints, with scratches, spine slightly discolored, interior very fine and stainless. A complete run of this important periodical on book history , bookbinding , book trade , bibliography and history of printing. It contains essays written by specialists in these fields . Seller Inventory # 43347
Book Description 4to, 29cm, 12 parts in 3 vols. viii, 512pp.,23 plates; viii, 503pp, 21 plates; viii, 511pp., 22 plates. London: Kegan Paul, Tench, Trubner, 1895-1897., 1897. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. One of 850 sets, complete; colour plates, facsimiles and half-tones, this set extra-illustrated with 60 additional plates. Bound up in contemporary quarter morocco (original wrappers preserved at rear) with gilt spine titling, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grained cloth sides.Some wear to spine edges. Very good condition. Contributors include Robert Proctor, William Morris, Falconer Madan, Cyril Davenport, E. Gordon Duff and Octave Uzanne. Seller Inventory # 9521