Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Rear wrapper creased and with a short tear, otherwise Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-04851.
Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Wrappers a little darkened, Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-35306.
Bodleian Library, Oxford, first edition, 1951, 1951
Printed wrappers, 8vo, 7 pp + 24 full-page plates. "Gold-tooled bookbindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressingpatterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which,probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use inAragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have beenintroduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King ofNaples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for bythen Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings forMattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughterof Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian toolsand designs were being used and imitated in France. Italianbinders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made forJean Grolier.Thereafter France far outstripped allother countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, hasmaintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, butno distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen toillustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europeup to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted,with one exception, to those bindings which have not previouslybeen published." - from the introduction. Wrappers slightly darkened, Good. Artikel-Nr.: ABE-35309.
Paris, ca. 1500, 1500
11x9cm. Mounted front and verso. Excellent condition. Artikel-Nr.: 27353.
Paris, ca. 1500, 1500
11x9cm. Mounted front and verso. Excellent condition. Artikel-Nr.: 27354.
(San Francisco), The Grabhorn Press, 1927., 1927
Illustrated by Valenti Angelo. 35 pp., 1 leaf. 8vo. Orig. halv vellum, orig. slipcase (the latter somewhat rubbed) . One of 240 copies, signed by Angelo. – Top edge of pp. 27–30 torn open carelessly. Artikel-Nr.: 9696.
1621 they are appointed to the title of imperial count ('Reichsgraf'). The familyname bears the names The Czech noble family Slavata von Chlum und Koschumberg originates from the 12th century. In of two castles that the family owned: Castle Chlum and Castle Kosumberk. They were amongst others related to the noble Von Neuhaus and Rosenberg family. This is the coat of arms of Fransiscus Leopoldus Talidmus (?). The coat of arms is flanked by two bears as shield bearers and two helmets each adorned with heraldic ornaments. The initials "FMR" and "FIII" are present in the coat of arms. Artikel-Nr.: 59347.
N. pl., 1865
With 4 pen-and-ink drawings and 52 coats of arms, some smaller drawings interspersed. 1 leaf, 23 leaves with contents, 13 blank leaves. 12mo. Contemp. calf, gilt fillets and gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt (rebacked with old spine laid down). N. pl., 1865. Charming gift album of delicately painted coats of arms, arranged two to seven on a page. On first flyleaf, there is the handwritten dedication "Rosa Moilliet from her loving sister E. Sophie Moilliet September 11th, 1865", with the drawing of a dog and two fowls. On the first leaf, another drawing shows a fantasy coat of arms made for the dog, flanked by two gentlemen, with a gilt banderole "Cave Canem" and the picture of the same dog above; underneath the text "Granted for deeds of valour done on the first of September 1865", in a different hand. Most of the colorful coats of arms are identified above in brown ink, i.e. Barclay, Trussell, Beauchamp, the See of Canterbury, the See of Worcester, Douglas, etc. The painter of these and of the drawings in between them was more than an amateur, they are exquisite, in brilliant colors and gold. They are possibly earlier than the date of the dedication suggests. MANUSCRIPTS: GENERAL ; GENEALOGY - HERALDRY ; Artikel-Nr.: 32515-515.
Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, 1478
Gothic letter. 48 lines. 2 cols. 269 (of 404) unn. leaves. One 9-line historiated initial and 23 smaller illuminated initials in burnished gold and colors, most of them with borders. Each page with many initials supplied in red and blue and with penwork decoration in red and dull purple; guide letters. Folio (319 x 231 mm). Old leather-backed marbled boards. In half morocco drop-box. From the libraries of Sir Thomas Phillipps and Harrison D. Horblit, and Kraus cat. 156, no. IV. Printed on vellum in red and black. Venice, Nicolaus Jenson, (before 6 May) 1478. Editio princeps of the Breviarium Romanum, a book containing the divine office designed for use by the clergy, preceded only by a few editions for specific monastic orders. The present breviary is in a much larger size than the average, indicating that it was designed to rest on a lectern. It is cited as being one of Jenson's typographic masterpieces, and one of the few books in which he used the Gothic rotunda typeface. The printing on vellum, the extensive use of red and black ink, the illuminated initials with their burnished gold, and generously employed penwork decorations, all work together to give this production the appearance of a neat manuscript. Although incomplete (lacking 6 leaves of index and calendar at the beginning, leaves a2, d1, e1, 3, a5, and the 124 leaves of the Proprium de Sanctis of which 51 of these missing leaves are preserved at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, pressmark 87.F.13) it is a noble example of Jenson's exquisite printing.- A few leaves mutilated, some with loss of text, some repaired with vellum strips. - GW 5101; H 3896*; BMC V, 179; Goff B-1112; Pell 2922; IGI 2114; BSB-Ink B-889; BAVT (Vatican) B-472; Van Praet I, no. 69; Bohatta, Liturg. Bibliogr., 398. RELIGION / THEOLOGY ; INCUNABLES ; Artikel-Nr.: 32741-1288.
Lippert'sche Buchhandlung (Max Niemeyer), Halle a.d. S., 1877
14,5 cm x 23 cm. Halbpergament / Half Vellum. LII, 124 Seiten; Privateinband: Halbpergament mit Rückentitel in Gold, marmoriertes Überzugspapier und Vorsätze; Papier gebräunt - sonst gutes Exemplar; Kein Schutzumschlag. Guter Zustand. Artikel-Nr.: 019584.
S. Fischer Verlag, Berlin, 1906
15 cm x 21,3 cm. Halbpergament / Half Vellum. 205 Seiten; Halbpergamenteinband mit Rückentitel und Deckelillustration in Gold, Kopfgoldschnitt; Goldfarbe leicht verblaßt, oberer Schnitt leicht angestaubt - sonst gutes Exemplar; Kein Schutzumschlag. Guter Zustand. Artikel-Nr.: 015580.
Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXI, Aeg. Sadeler 392; Landwehr, Emblem books Low Countries 799; Praz, p. 518; STCN (5 copies). First edition printed in the Netherlands and first edition printed from the present plates, of an influential collection of emblems on the Eucharist, the Holy Cross, the popes and the worldly rulers of various nations.The present emblems cover a remarkable variety of subjects, both animate and inanimate, and are here crisply printed from the excellent plates newly made for the present edition. The work no doubt served many emblem artists as a model, and it was frequently reprinted both in Germany and in the Netherlands. With an index of the names of the princes and clergy represented, and an index of the emblematic mottos.With the edges of the frontispiece slightly tattered, not affecting the engraving, and an occasional very minor smudge, but still in very good condition. Artikel-Nr.: 6788.
Copinger 425; Darlow & Moule 6150 (cf. 6123 & 6141); Masch III, p. 227; Sorgeloos 261; Voet 683 (3 copies); BCN 3097; Picarta (3 copies); cf. Adams B1077; not in Biblia Sacra. Plantin's 1567 octavo edition of the Louvain Bible with the text in double columns printed in a tiny "Nonpareille" roman type, one of the smallest Bibles of its day, nicely displaying Plantin's excellent presswork and Pierre Haultin's type. The side margins contain references and variants. The title-page has a beautiful ornamental frame as well as Plantin's famous printer's device with a pair of compasses and the legend Labore et constantia.By an imperial edict all suspected Bibles in Latin, French or Dutch had been prohibited and the Theological Faculty of Louvain was commanded to prepare new authorized editions in these languages. The Latin Bible, edited by the Dominican Johannes Hentenius and protected by an Imperial privilege, first appeared in a 1547 folio edition at Louvain, followed by the Dutch edition in 1548 and the French in 1550. In 1559 Christoffel Plantin published his first edition of the Louvain Latin Bible, in a less expensive octavo format. Here at the height of his career he printed it once more.Owner's inscription at foot of title-page: Ph. Sandelion Rothomgensis 1721. In good condition. Binding slightly rubbed with the loss of most of the gilding, spine concaved, only traces of ties. Artikel-Nr.: A1HA50N8K29G.
Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) XXV, 542 (portrait) & 1836-1936; 7 copies located in libraries worldwide; cf. Thieme & Becker XXX, pp. 29-30. Rare first and only edition printed from Schenck's plates, of a set of illustrations of statues that survived in Rome, originally drawn, engraved and published by François Perrier (1590-1650) in 1638. Except for plates 22 and 23, Schenk's plates appear in mirror image. Among the statues are the Laocoon group, Marcus Aurelius, Cleopatra and many other great works of classical art. The contents (Latin and Dutch in parallel columns) divide the plates into three groups: upright male figures , upright female figures and reclining figures, but in fact the two double-page plates are large groups of upright figures forming scenes. Like the engraved contents list in Perrier's 1638 print series, this list gives some information about the statues, including their locations.The book is dedicated to Christian Eberhard, Fürst of Ostfriesland with an illustrated dedication plate with the Ostfriesland arms and a mezzotint portrait following the title-page. These do not appear in all copies: Picarta lists 3 copies of the present edition, but mentions no portrait.In good condition, with tears expertly and unobtrusively repaired in 3 plates (49-50, 88). Binding with light stains. An attractive presentation of 100 statues or groups of statues from classical antiquity. Artikel-Nr.: B22EW1YNZ8OA.
(Bad Kissingen?), 1745
With 4 full-page miniatures in ink and watercolor (the first sign. "Ioseph Omaus fecit. Kissingen") after fols. 1,9,24 and 31. Text in a calligraphic Gothic script, headings in red throughout, double rule page-borders. 20-24 lines. Calligraphical title sign. "E.W.", 48 unn. leaves (46v-48v blank, except for page-borders). 8vo (170 x 105 mm). Contemporary red morocco. In a contemp. pull-off leather case. (Bad Kissingen?), 1745. An appealing Bavarian Baroque manuscript prayer book on vellum, for private devotional use, illustrated with four ink and watercolor paintings by a local artist. The text contains prayers in German for morning and evening, various parts of the Mass, confessions, communion, and daily Offices, followed by the Litany of Loreto (reflecting the primacy of the Virgin in Bavaria); also included are prayers to St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. Ignatius and St. Thomas Aquinas. The miniatures are painted in green, red, pink, blue, orange and yellow; the artist used a very fine brush for faces and hair, and employed pretty stippling techniques for clouds, clothing, sky, etc. Subjects: 1) Jesus being nailed to the cross by a carpenter, on a platform with Jacob's ladder, flanked by rose plants, quotations from the gospel of St. Mark and Genesis above and below in red ink; 2) St. Goar in heaven, on clouds with two cherubim, below him, framed by scrolls and leafy ornaments, two scenes from his life, as a hermit on the Rhine, and being cleared of the charge of sorcery by King Sigebert I of Austrasia; 3) Mary Magdalene, weeping in a verdant wilderness, holding the skull, supported by angels, cherubim watching above; 4) an angel in the heavens carrying a shield bearing the emblems of the Passion, the lamb (Christ) seated beneath attendant cherubim in clouds.- Binding: This charming manuscript is housed in its original slipcase and contemporary decorative red goatskin gilt. Sides gold tooled with border of festoons, windmill or petal tools at corner, central wreath oval with ribbon tie at tops and two hanging festoons at bottom, spine with gilt sun or flower tools in paneled compartments, green calf title label lettered "Katholisches Gebethbuch", gilt edges, marbled endpapers, pair of paper flyleaves. Slipcase: Original two-part pull-off case of mottled brown sheep, backstrip gold-tooled to match the binding, rust paper title label lined with blue decorative paper. - Occasional smudging, repaired short tear to Magdalene illumination, small abrasions to first miniature affecting face of the "carpenter", a few leaves a bit darkened; scuffing to joints, otherwise a very nice copy. MANUSCRIPTS: GENERAL ; Artikel-Nr.: 32926-1257.
Xenien-Verlag [c.1925]., 1925
4:o. (16) pp. Publisher's vellum. Printed on thick paper in red and black and gold. Artikel-Nr.: 57729.
Cosmopoli 1885., 1885
XVIII, 150, (3) pp. Publisher's cream vellum, lettered & ruled in gold. Nice copy. Artikel-Nr.: 162500.
Vienna: Rudolphum Græffer 1774.  + 236 pp. Publisher's full vellum with title on spine in gold. Artikel-Nr.: 162289.
Ad 1: Belg. Typ. 4219; Bibl. de Salvá 2669; Machiels S57; Palau 286504; Peeters-Fontainas 1157; ad 2: Adams V22; Belg. Typ. 9216; BMC STC Spanish, p. 209; Cockle 563; Palau 139748; Peeters-Fontainas 1334. Two military works in Spanish, printed in Brussels for the Spanish army in the Low Countries. Brussels, then the capital of the Spanish (Southern) Netherlands, had been recently reconquered by the Spanish army and served as the capital for the King of Spain's governor in the Low Countries, marking the definitive separation between the Catholic Southern and the Protestant Northern Netherlands.Ad 1: Military work on tactics, fortification, artillery, etc., with 8 plans of military formations (the largest about 27.5 x 33.5 cm), first published anonymously at Alcala in 1536. Ad 2: First edition of an additional treatise on military discipline, written by Don Sancho de Londonno (d. 1569), a Spanish soldier who rose through the ranks to become a field marshall and commanded Spanish troops in the Low Countries under the Duke of Alva.Some leaves browned, and with a small hole in one leaf affecting 3 words, but otherwise in very good condition. The vellum of the binding is slightly dirty, but is still in good condition, with the tooling well preserved. A pair of military handbooks for the Spanish army in the Low Countries during the Dutch war of independence. Artikel-Nr.: 6895.
With 2 full-page coat of arms painted in beautiful colors and heightened in gold (2nd with Royal stamp below crown in upper part), 4 calligraphic headers in red, familiy names Gutierrez, Huerta and Arze, colored and partly placed above, 4 smaller coat of arms in colors, 8 large historical initials painted in colors and gold. 17-18 lines, double ruled in red. Interleaved to protect the watercolors with 6 red silk guards. 36 pp., containing mostly signature on the pages. Folio (320 x 215 mm). Original morocco with gold decoration, marbled endpapers. Written in a calligraphical hand in ink on vellum. Madrid, September 12, 1771. A fine example of a calligraphic manuscript on the noble lineage of the two noble families Gutierrez de Arze and Gutierrez de la Huerta and their descendants. The grant is based upon loyal services given by the ancestors of the Gutierrez to the Royal French king (around 882) and up to King Charles III of Spain. In 1771 it became desirable to write down the purity of the houses, after Don Juan Gutierrez married Dona Angela Huarte. The document has two paper seals, and is signed at the end by collaborators of the King, and counter-signed by Don Ramon Zazo y Ortega, the official herald and genealogist for the Spanish crown. GRAPHIC ARTS:CALLIGRAPHY ; SPAIN ; GENEALOGY ; Artikel-Nr.: 33007-1290.
Bierens de Haan 3537; Enhrenberg, Capital and finance in the age of Renaissance, p. 44 (note), 245 (note); STCN (2 copies); Ten Have, pp. 47-53, 57, 293. Second edition, with a newly engraved title-page and following the first edition page-for-page, of a rare Dutch account of "Italian" or double-entry book-keeping, by the Amsterdam merchant Anthonio van Neulighem. The author dedicated the book, on 31 January 1631, to the governors of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and Dutch West India Company (WIC), and many of the examples used to demonstate methods of book-keeping present data for these multinationals, other existing companies and (prominent) individuals. The first edition was printed and published by Paulus Aertsz van Ravesteyn and has an extract from the privilege assigned to the author on 6 September 1630 printed on the verso of the title-page. ''Door het groot aantal der boeken en de uitvoerige behandeling der voorbeelden is het werk van Van Neulighem van ons van beteekenis'' (Because of the large number of "[account] books" and the extensive treatment of the examples, Van Neulighem's work is of great significance to us -- Ten Have).Professionally restored, notably in the lower outside corner throughout (which also shows water stains) and along the fore-edge of the title-page and a few other leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Lacking the final blank. Binding warped and stained, but still good. Rare and important work on double-entry bookkeeping as practised in the Dutch Golden Age. Artikel-Nr.: F44D21NTU56Q.
Berlin, m Propyläen-Verlag, Druck der Spamerschen Buchdruckerei. 147 pp. and 1 plate. Orig. gold-printed half-vellum, green paper-coverd boards, board discoloured en worn at edges. Artikel-Nr.: 34513.
Simon Vostre o. J. . -, Paris, 1515
Dunkelbrauner Maroquineinband des 19. Jhs. (sign. Capé) auf Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel, Rückenfelder mit schwarzgepr. Lilienstempeln, Deckel mit blindgepr. Vignette, schwarzgepr. Fileten mit "SV"-Monogramm in den Ecken, dopp. goldgepr. Stehkantenfilete, breiter Innenkantenvergoldung und marmorierten Vorsätzen sowie Ganzgoldschnitt. 18 : 11,5 cm. 120 nn. Bll. - Prachtvoll ausgeführter, reich illustrierter Druck auf Pergament von Simon Vostre. Die sehr schönen, blattgroßen Metallschnitte zeigen Martyrium des Hl. Johannes, Gefangennahme Jesu, Stammbaum Jesse, Verkündigung, Heimsuchung, Kreuzigung, Apostel am Brunnen, Geburt, Verkündigung an die Hirten auf dem Feld, die bemerkenswerte Anbetung der Hirten mit ihren in die Platte geschnittenen Namen und mit Darstellung ihrer Frauen ("remarkable . the names are apparently derived from the early Mysteries", Fairfax Murray 257), Anbetung der Könige, Darbringung im Tempel, bethlehemitischer Kindermord, Tod Mariae, David und Uria, Tod Urias, reicher Mann und Lazarus sowie Trintität und Kirche. Die ausnehmend schönen und detailreichen Bordüren mit Hunderten von kleinen Darstellungen aus dem Leben Jesu, der Maria, Apokalypse, Totentanz und anderen Motivreihen, darunter viele kulturgeschichtlich interessante Szenen (Jagd, Ernte, Spiele, Tischsitten etc.), ferner mit allegorischen Figuren, Drolieren und Fabelwesen. - Wie häufig etw. knapp beschnitten (Randleisten des Titels und einiger ganzseit. Darstellungen etw. angeschnitten), Titel im unt. w. Rand mit kleinem Sammlerstempel "Collection Monmélien", Vorsatzbl. ferner mit deren Blindstempel und leicht gelockert. Sonst sehr gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar in einem dekorativen Einband von Capé (wohl das bei Lacombe erwähnte Exemplar), der als Nachfolger von Simier zum Relieur du Roi ernannt wurde (vgl. Helwig II, 161).Lacombe 266. - Bohatta 31. - Van Praet I, 186. - Moreau II, 1105. - Brunet V, 1594, 97. - Nicht bei Fairfax Murray und Mortimer. Magnificently designed and lavishly illustrated book of hours by Simon Vostre, printed on vellum. Not in Fairfax Murray and Mortimer. With 18 full-page metalcuts, 1 full-page anatomical skeleton, numerous small metalcuts, large architectural frame aorundd all large cuts (except Martyrdom of St. John), multiple-piece ornamental and historiated border to all other pages, large metalcut device by Vostre on title and initials alternating in red or blue. 19th cent. morocco signed by Capé on raised bands, gilt title on spine, black tooled stamps and fillets, inside gilt border and gilt edges. 120 leaves. - As usual somewhat trimmed (affecting only the borders of the title and the full-page metalcuts), title in lower white margin with small collector's stamp "Collection Monmélien", front endpaper also with its blindstamp and slightly loosened. Else beautiful and clean copy in a decorative binding by Capé, presumably the copy mentioned by Lacombe. 500 g. Artikel-Nr.: 411401479.
Bosch 52; Huth Library 177; Maggs, Bibl. Brasiliensis 104; Rodrigues 171. First edition of this principal history of the reign of João III of Portugal (1502-1557), ruler of Portugal from 1521 until his death. His reign was marked by the introduction and establishment of the inquisition in Portugal from 1536 onwards. During his rule, Portuguese possessions were extended in Asia and in the New World through the Portuguese colonization of Brazil. ''Francisco de Andrada (ca. 1540-1614) was a Commander of the Order of Christ, a member of the State Council, Chief Keeper of the Archives and Chief Chronicler of the Kingdom. He was the son of Fernâo Alvares d'Andrada, Treasurer to King Joâo III'' (Maggs).With the bookplate (in gold) of the Huth Library on inside of front cover, embossed stamp of Antonio de Almeide Correa on the title-page. Very good copy of an important work on the discoveries and conquests of the Portuguese. Artikel-Nr.: 22921.
Frankfurt: Ruetten & Loening, 1907, 1907
German translation of this study of Japanese culture. Ornaments by Emil Orlik. 8vo, full publisher's art vellum attractively stamped in gold and black. Decorated endpapers flecked with gold. Very light wear to binding, internally fine. Artikel-Nr.: 1058.
Naunhof bei Leipzig, F.W. Hendel Verlag, 1937
vellum, gold lettering, large 8vo 423 pp. Liebhaberausgabe; Druck versorgt von Oskar Weitzmann; Auflage beträgt 1425 Exemplare, in Pergament gebunden; dieses Exemplar trägt die Nummer 613; SEHR GUTES EXEMPLAR (keine Fehler, keine Anschrichungen oder Notizen oder Stempel). Artikel-Nr.: 14676.
A CLASSIC OF JAPANESE LITERATURE AND JAPANESE SPIRIT Frankfurt 1907, 1907
Rutten. White vellum covers, gold stamped,TEG, LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION. Uncut, very good, Emil Orlikillustrations, German. This edition not in Perkins. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co. Artikel-Nr.: 84279810.
Barcelona: Editorial Codex, 1948-1949, 1949
Two volumes, complete. The "goig" is a typical Catalan art form ("gozo" in Spanish), dating back to the 16th century. It is a broadsheet with a printed poem dedicated to a specific saint, and illustrated with woodcuts or metalcuts. During the 20th century Ricard Vives Sabate was the only artist who kept this tradition alive. These two portfolios contain ten of his goigs, dedicated to those saints most venerated in Catalonia: Sant Jordi (St. George), La Nostra Senyora de Montserrat (Our Lady of Montserrat), Santa Eulalia, Santa Cecilia, Sant Ricard, La Mare de Deu de la Merce, Santa Anna, Sant Josep Oriol, Sant Oleguer, and Sant Lluis. Each of the goigs is printed by hand and illustrated with several metalcuts. From a total edition of 255 copies, each of these portfolios is one of only FIVE copies with the goigs printed on parchment and beautifully hand-illuminated in color and heightened with gold. Furthermore, each of the goigs is signed by the artist. Folio, hand-made paper wraps (also decorated with hand-illuminated metalcuts). Fine and bright, with no defects. Artikel-Nr.: 1494.
Amsterdam, Schenk, 1757. [2nd edition], complete volume I. Folio, bound in gold decorated half vellum. Beautiful, good copy. 14 pag. text, 25 large engraved plates and 2 plates with dedications.B0357. Artikel-Nr.: 25001.
London, The Savile Publishing Company, 1903-1930., 1930
4to. With numerous illustrations. Contemp. half vellum over marbled boards, vellum corners, with 2 col. labels, gold-stamped owner's signet on lower spine, marbled endpapers. A beautifully and uniformly bound set in excellent condition. Artikel-Nr.: 22016AB.