Published by A. Quantin, Paris, 1888
Soft cover
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small 4to. variously bound in original paper wrappers, later half cloth with leather spine labels and marbled covered boards. variously paginated. A deluxe periodical for bibliophiles first published by A. Quantin in 1880, and later by Quantin with Octave Uzanne as editor-in-chief from 1881-1889. (Ulrich & Kup p, 124). Included here are 1882-1884 and 1888. Lavish use of llustration, including drawings, illustrations of books and bindings, and many original prints bound-in. Some plates reproduced in color. Frequent use of pictorial initials. Articles on writers and their works, book collectors and collections, printing and book production. A 156-page supplement to December 1883 is devoted to advertisements for new books, magazines and manuals. Many are samples of prints from the advertised books. Detailed indexing. Present are Volumes 3 and 4 in their original paper wrappers, many detached or partially chipped, however internally fine. 1882 lacks the December issue. 1883 lacks September, October and November. 1884 contains twelve issues and the retrospective. 1888 retrospective bound separate from monthly issues. 1884 and 1888 later bound with leather spine labels and marbled covered boards. 1884 detached front cover. 1888 rubbed spine. variously bound in original paper wrappers, later half cloth with leather spine labels and marbled covered boards. Bookseller Inventory # 62071

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Publisher: A. Quantin, Paris

Publication Date: 1888

Binding: Soft cover

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Oak Knoll sells, publishes and distributes books in the fields of: Bibliography, Book Collecting, Book Arts, Books about Children's Books, Book History, Bookplates, Book Trade, Forgery, Censorship, Libraries, Publishing, Bookbinding, Book Design, Book Illustration and Graphic Arts, Marbling, Color Printing, Printing and Printing History, Papermaking and Paper Specimens, Typography and Typeface Specimens, Private Press Books and Fine Printing. Oak Knoll Books (Cedar Lane Inc dba Oak Knoll Books) 310 Delaware St New Castle DE 19720 302-328-7232 Robert D. Fleck Oak Knoll is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and thus affiliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. These organizations stand for professionalism in the world of books so look for these logos when buying books.

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