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Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard by  compiler  Arthur Jeffrey - First Edition - 1905 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard

by Parsons, Arthur Jeffrey, compiler

Condition: See description


Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1905. A nearly perfect copy of an unnecessarily beautiful book; xxiii, 516p., plus an additions/corrections list and illustrations as called for (see p.vi). Hardbound, thick 11.5x9 inch grey-papered boards backed by a well-tanned pressed-calf spine with bright gilt titling and ruling. Spongey deckled paperstock throughout with four or five brief entries each page in smallpoint letterpress, a boggling waste of materials. Top edge gilt, very bright and tight. The only flaw is a toning of overlap of leather upon grey paper, causing narrow vertical lines of discoloration and similar tonings to endsheet papers. A gorgeous relic in near-fine condition. Laid in is a single printed announcement over the signature of Herbert Putnam, a Congressional librarian; Mr. Putnam explains that customary "general distribution" of LoC material cannot be observed in this case but that copies are still available at $3.50 each.


  • Bookseller: Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 230625
  • Title: Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard collection of Engravings presented to the Library of Congress by Mrs. Gardiner Greene Hubbard
  • Author: Parsons, Arthur Jeffrey, compiler
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington DC
  • Date published: 1905
  • Keywords: 1900S Art Reference Fine Printing, Fine Press Library Arts, Libraries
  • Bookseller catalogs: 1900S; Art; Reference; Fine Printing, Fine Press; Library Arts, Libraries;


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