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cover of Eto nuzhno sdelat'! K voprosu o bibliograficheskoi registratsii vsiekh russkikh izdanii, napechatannykh v Amerikie i k sostavleniiu bio-bibliograficheskago slovaria russkikh pisatelei i uchenykh zhivushchikh v nei [It must be done! Concerning the preparation of a bibliographical record of all Russian publications printed in America and of a bio-bibliograhical dictionary of Russian writers and scholars living on this continent]

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Philadelphia: Izdanie gazety "Pravda", 1928. Octavo (22.8 × 15.6 cm). Original printed wrappers; 14 pp. Wrappers somewhat worn and beginning to detach; still about very good. First standalone edition of this passionate call for the creation of a bibliography of Russian publications in America by Michael Vinokouroff (1894-1983), a Russian immigrant, bibliophile, and scholar, whose papers are held by… Read more
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cover of Reisen in Russland in dem europäischen, dem asiatischen Theil und den Grenzgebieten... Puteshestviia v Rossii v Evropeiskoi, Aziiatskoi chasti i v sosiednzkh s Rossieiu stranakh... [Travels in Russia in the European and the Asiatic part and border regions]. Bookseller catalog no. 235

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Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1899. Octavo (21.7 × 15 cm). Original pictorial wrappers; 48 pp. Edges red. Wrappers lightly dust-soiled; still about very good. Scarce catalog of the firm of Karl W. Hiersemann, seller of new and antiquarian books in Leipzig, which presents the library of privy councillor Dmitrii Petrovich Severin (1792-1865), at one time a Russian diplomat in… Read more
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cover of Catalogue of a Selected Portion of the Famous Library formed by the Late Mortimer L. Schiff, Esq. and Now Sold by Order of John Mortimer Schiff, Esq. of New York City. Three volumes bound together (complete)

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London: Sotheby, 1938. Octavos (23 × 17.7 cm). Contemporary buckram boards with gilt spine label; front and rear wrappers preserved; 152, [6], 308, [8], 554, [10] pp. Copiously annotated in the margins with buyers' names and sales prices by an unknown prior owner; lacking the plates; else about very good. Complete series of the important sales catalog in three… Read more
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cover of NovAdam. Nuevos Archivos de Arte Moderno Tipográfico. Volumen Primero/Nouvelles Archives d'Art Moderne Typographique, Premier Volume

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The first of a set of four volumes (68 pp., pp. 26-67 printed and numbered to rectos only) of the Catalan albums produced as source books for Trochut typefaces, displaying advancements in modern typography and typographical design, comprised of brief introductory text in Spanish and French, followed by examples of graphic typefaces as used in logos, business cards, stationary… Read more
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cover of Bibliographie de l'Arménie. Nouvelle édition entièrement revue et considérablement augmentée

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Erevan: Editions de l'Academie des Sciences de la R.S.S. de l'Arménie, 1969. Large octavo. Original brown cloth with title to spine and front cover; 468, [4] pp. Hinges lightly shaken; else about very good. Extensive bibliographical reference of publications on Armenia in languages other than Armenian and Russian, including English, German, Danish, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and other. First… Read more
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cover of Katalog knig biblioteki Alekseia Petrovicha Bakhrushina. Vypusk I, II, III, [IV] [Catalog of books in the library of Aleksei Petrovich Bakhrushin, vols. I-III, as well as the fourth installment listing books in foreign languages -- complete]

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Moscow: Imperatorskii Rossiiskii Istoricheskii Muzei imeni Imperatora Aleksandra III; Tipo-Lit. Torgovogo doma Korkin, Veideman i Ko, 1911-1912. Quartos (26.8 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; [4], 1-190, 191-382, 383-597, [1], and [1], 1-77, [2] pp. Three photogravure plates, two with protective tissue guards. Occasional light wear to spine extremities; bookstore marks partially erased to rear wrappers; very good copies.… Read more
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cover of Bibliotheca Cerroniana, seu Catalogus librorum, quos magna ex parte paene nusquam reperiendos perenni conatu imprimis ad promovendam Bohemiae et Moraviae litteraturam collegit Joannes Petrus Cerroni..

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Vienna: Ex Typographia Francisci Ludwig, 1833. Octavo (19 × 12 cm). Original blind paper wrappers; [2], 50 pp. Front wrapper smudged; else a very good, uncut and unopened copy. First and only edition of this scarce catalogue of the outstanding library of Johann Peter Cerroni, secretary of the court of Bohemia and Silesia, book-censor, and librarian of the archives… Read more
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cover of Gosudarstvennaia Publichnaia Biblioteka v Beipine (Pekine) [The State Public Library in Beiping (Beijing)]

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Harbin: N. P. Kobtsev; tip. "Zaria", 1934. Quarto (26 × 18.5 cm). Staple-stitched pamphlet with paper spine strip; 23 pp. Rust to staples; last page discolored; else very good, printed on better paper. A short, but highly informative Russian-language description of the history and present makeup of the State Public Library in Beijing, formerly the National Library of Peiping,… Read more
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cover of Kul'turnaia rabota v rabochei biblioteke [Cultural work in the workers' library]

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Moscow: Izdatel'stvo MGSPS "Trud i Kniga", 1925. Octavo (22 × 15.5 cm). Original printed wrappers; 125, [3] pp. Light wear and soil to wrappers; a few nicks to spine; still good or better. The aim of this handbook is to convey the importance of reading within the Soviet education system, with a special focus on books, newspapers, and journals… Read more
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cover of Bibliograficheskoe delo: sbornik [Bibliography: an anthology]

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Moscow-Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo, 1927. Octavo (23.5 × 16 cm). Original printed wrappers; 163 pp. Light wear to wrappers; about very good. Uncommon volume reflecting the shift of bibliography from the sphere of personal collecting to a matter of key importance for the young Soviet state and its libraries, trade union organizations, and research institutions, as set out in the… Read more
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cover of Biblioteka-chital'nia kooperativa [Reading rooms for co-operative societies]

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Petrograd: Knigoizdatel'stvo kooperativnoi literatury Mysl', 1918. Octavo (21 × 14 cm). Original printed wrappers; 64 pp. Wrappers lightly stained; still a very good copy. Scarce guide on establishing and maintaining smaller libraries as part of local co-operative societies, which were popular through the Soviet Union in the 1910s and 1920s. The author posits the need to consider the spiritual… Read more
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cover of Catalogue des Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique. I. Ecriture Sainte et Liturgie. II. Patrologie. III. Théologie. IV. Jurisprudence et Philosophie. V. Histoire- Hagiographie. VI. Histoire des Ordres Religieux et des Eglises Particulieres. VII. Histoire des Pays... VIII.- IX. Histoire de Belgique. X. Histoire d'Espagne... France... Italy. XI. Histoire de Hollande... XII. Heraldique- Armoriaux. XIII. Héraldique- Généalogie

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12 vols., altogether over 7000 pp. catalogue, by J. van den Gheyn, Fréderic Lyna, Emile Wagemans, et al., of the collection of over 8500 illuminated and otherwise rare or unusual mss. in the Royal library, each item described, many with extensive annotations and cross-references. 4to. Orig. wrpps., some vols. sl. soiled, spine of one vol. cracked. Brussels (Lamertin) 1901-1948.… Read more
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cover of Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien. Vols. I through VII. (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)

Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien. Vols. I through VII. (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)

by Vienna. Zweiten Kunsthistorisches Instituts der Universität Wien & Osterreichisches Institut fur Geschichtsforschung. Schlosser, Julius & Hermann Julius Hermann, eds

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7 vols. bound in 15 parts, comprising a complete set of the monumental catalogue of manuscripts in the Austrian National Library, copiously annotated, with bibliographic references throughout, each volume containing its own registers and indexes, profusely illustrated with collotype reproductions of manuscript texts and illuminations, some in color. Large 4to. Near uniform binding in brown cloth, save for vol.… Read more
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cover of Le Livre et ses Amis. Revue Mensuelle de l'Art du Livre

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18 parts (all published), illustrated throughout, with papers by Julien Maigret, André Warnod, Raymond Escholier, André Blum, Robert Brun, et al., coverage of book sales and new publications. 4to. Original covers with wood-engraved illustrations by Clément Serveau. Paris 1945-1947. Limited edition.
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cover of Die Buchkunst Gutenbergs und Schoffers: Mit einem einleitenden Versuch uber die Entwicklung der Buchkunst von ihren fruhesten Anfangen bis auf die Heutige Zeit

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15 pp. text on the works of Gutenberg and the Schoffers, 8 facsimiles of pages from the Holy Bible, the Mainzer Catholicon,the Psalter of 1457, the Missal of 1458, Durandus, the Latin Bible of 1462 and the Special Missal. Folio. Wrpps. portfolio. Berlin (the author) 1918.
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cover of Collection de Beaux Livres ayant appartenu au Duc Albert de Saxe-Teschen, Fondateur du Musée Albertina à Vienne. Classiques Grecs et Latins; Classiques Français et Italiens; Archéologie; Histoire Naturelle; Voyages; Costumes; Livres Illustrés du XVIII Siècle; Livres de Fetes; Reliures aux Armes

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41 pp. catalogue of an auction of 125 fine and rare titles from the collection, most dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries, full annotation and documentation, index, 27 fine plates (3 in color). Large 4to. 1/2 leather and cloth, orig. wrpps. bound in. Milan 1930.
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cover of Early American Poetry. A Compilation of the Titles of Volumes of Verse and Broadsides by Writers Born or Residing in North America North of the Mexican Border

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2 vols. in 1: I. 1650-1799. II. 1800-1820. 239 pp. (con't. paginated) bibliography of some 1,379 items, indices, dual frontispieces showing title pages from notable titles. 8vo. Leatherette. New York (Smith) 1930.
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cover of The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts. Rare Books, Original Drawings, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts..

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3 vols.: I. A-D. II. E-M. III. N-Z. 230, 276, 176 pp. critical and descriptive catalogue of nearly 2,000 items, incl. embroidered bindings, illustrated books, a substantial fragment of a Gutenberg bible, etc., ca. 100 plates throughout showing leaves, bindings, etc. Sm 4to. Cloth, d.j. New York (Parke-Bernet) 1941. Three related supplements from the magazine American Bookfinder are laid… Read more
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cover of Schweizer Exlibris bis zum Jahre 1900

Schweizer Exlibris bis zum Jahre 1900

by Wegmann, Agnes

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2 vols., VIII, 403, XII, 432 pp. inventory of over 8000 Swiss bookplates from the late medieval period to around 1900, brief introductory material, indices of artists, initials, monograms, mottos, heraldry, etc., bibliography, glossary, 135 photographic plates, 38 plates showing heraldric outlines. 4to. Cloth. Zurich (Schweizer Bibliophilen Gesellschaft) 1933-1937. One of 600 copies.
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cover of A Selection of Books, Manuscripts, Engravings, and Autograph Letters Remarkable for Their Interest & Rarity, Being the Five Hundredth Catalogue Issued by Maggs Bros, Booksellers

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357 pp. catalogue from the venerable firm, fully describing over two hundred items for sale, including illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, letters from notable people (John Boswell, Robert and Elizabeth Browning among others), and manuscripts, illustrated on plates throughout. Lg. 4to. Wrpps., covers slightly discolored, ex-library copy with bookplate inside front cover and perforated identification mark on title-page. London (Maggs Bros.)… Read more
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