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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 Kluby kollektsionerov SSSR: katalog (mesto, dni i vremia vstrech) [Clubs of collectors in the USSR: a directory (places, days and times of meetings]

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Leningrad: Leningradskoe obshchestvo kollektsionerov, 1989. Octavo (21.5 × 16 cm). Original printed wrappers; 19 pp. Signed and inscribed by the compiler to a fellow collector. Very good. First edition of this directory, which lists Soviet collector circles by type (such as phalerists, numismatists, as well as collectors of postcards and printed ephemera) and by town, along with their meeting… Read more
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cover of Gli Affreschi del Pinturicchio nell'Appartamento Borgia del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano

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78 pp. descriptive monograph on the Pinturicchio fresco cycle in the lavish 15th century Borgia Apartments, heavily annotated, lists, numerous text illus. (1 with color) after portraits, drawings, medals, signatures, etc., 133 fine plates (4 color, many in tones), bound out of order, showing maps, interior views, details of the frescos, etc. Folio. Brand-new professional cloth-covered boards. Some additional… Read more
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cover of The Bridgewater Gallery. One Hundred and Twenty of the Most Noted Paintings at Bridgewater House, Reproduced in Photogravure from Photographs

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Brief introductory text on the Bridgewater House Collection of Pictures followed by 120 full-page plates reproducing artwork in the Bridgewater House collection, each plate accompanied by a brief contextual caption and each artist represented by a thorough biography. Oversized folio. Full leather with raised spine, edgewear, abrasions, some small splitting along spine. Westminster (Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.) 1903.… Read more
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cover of La Nuova Pinacoteca Vaticana, descritta ed illustrata nei Quadri Provenienti dalla Vecchia Pinacoteca Vaticana, dalla Pinacoteca del Laterano, dagli Appartamenti Privati e dai Magazzini dei Palazzi Apostolici

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xv, 206 pp. catalogue and description of the paintings in the new Vatican art gallery, heavily annotated, with index, 63 text illustrations, 126 fine plates including 10 in full color. Folio. Leather-backed boards, binding professionally repaired, some edgewear and chipping, contents in good condition. Bergamo (Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche) 1914. Ex-Pierpont Morgan library with bookplate on pastedown. The monumental… 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 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 Choshunkaku Kansho. (Catalogue of the Kawasaki Collection)

Choshunkaku Kansho. (Catalogue of the Kawasaki Collection)

by Kawasaki, Shozo, & Yoshitaro Kawasaki (editors)

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$5,500.00

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6 vols., with approx. 390 superb plates (30 in color, the others in photogravure on fine paper) accompanied by interleaved commentary on the objects, documenting the major collection of mostly Japanese, with some Chinese, art including paintings, lacquerwork, sculpture, ceramics, etc. Large folio. Silk-covered boards, elaborately tie-bound in the Japanese manner, each volume housed in chitsu case (most cases… Read more
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cover of Pahari Miniature Paintings in the N. C. Mehta Collection

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(IV), 132 pp. text on the origin and development of Pahari painting, and on Mehta and the evolution of his collection, detailed and annotated descriptions of illustrated works, and 121 illustrations on plates (12 in color). 4to. Illus. cloth. Ahmedabad (Gujarat Museum Society) ca. 1982.
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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 Die Bronzeplastiken: Statuetten, Reliefs, Gerate und Plaketten

Die Bronzeplastiken: Statuetten, Reliefs, Gerate und Plaketten

by Vienna. Kunsthistorisches Museum

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VIII, 278 pp. crit. catalogue, by Leo Planiscig, of 495 bronze statues, busts, and reliefs, all illustrated, bibliography, index of artists. Corners of some pp. bumped. 4to. Cloth-backed bds., extremities worn. Vienna (Schroll) 1924. (Publikationen aus den Sammlungen fur Plastik und Kunstgewerbe, IV). The catalogue of the rich collection is a major reference work in the field.
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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 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 Catalogo delle Cose d'Arte e di Antichità d'Italia. Vol. 6. Fiesole

Catalogo delle Cose d'Arte e di Antichità d'Italia. Vol. 6. Fiesole

by Italy. Direzione Generale delle Antichità e Belle Arti

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350 pp. art and architectural inventory of the town of Fiesole edited by Odoardo H. Giglioli, all works with commentary on condition and bibliogr. documentation, notes, bibliography, indices, illustrations throughout. 4to. Wrpps. Rome (Libreria dello Stato) 1933. Chamberlin 2429.
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cover of Holzschnitte der Guildhall-Bibliothek zu London

Holzschnitte der Guildhall-Bibliothek zu London

by London. Guildhall Library

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$285.00

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6 pp. introductory material including annotated list of plates by Campbell Dodgson, 12 excellent plates (4 in fine color) showing early woodcuts in the London collection. Large folio. Orig. cloth-backed boards. Berlin (Bruno Cassirer) 1914. (Graphische Gesellschaft, 20).
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cover of Catalogo de Pinturas. Vol. I. Escuela Flamenca, Siglo XVII

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2 vols., 501 pp. critical catalogue, by Matias Diaz Padron, of the collection's paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and their Flemish contemporaries, all with thorough bibliogr. documentation, bibliography, list of corrected attributions, indices, 335 pp. plate volume incl. list of plates and numerous illus. on 320 plates. Large 8vo. Cloth. Madrid (Patronato Nacional de Museos) 1975.
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cover of Die Bildwerke in Bronze und in Anderen Metallen

Die Bildwerke in Bronze und in Anderen Metallen

by Munich. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum

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240 pp. catalogue, by Hans R. Weihrauch, of 295 works, appendix on bronzes in the Residenzmuseum, bibliography, index, all pieces illustrated. 4to. Dec. cloth. Munich (Bruckmann) 1956. (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Kataloge, XIII, 5).
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cover of Beschreibung der Bildwerke der Christlichen Epochen. V. Die Italienischen und Spanischen Bildwerk der Renaissance und des Barocks in Marmor, Ton, Holz, und Stuck

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207 pp. descriptive catalogue of the museum's collection of 466 Italian and Spanish Renaissance and Baroque sculptures (excluding bronzes), notes, bibl., all 466 illus. in the text, many with multiple views and details. Lg. 4to. Printed cloth. Berlin (Reimer) 1913. Ex-library copy (bookplate on endpaper). An ex-library copy in excellent condition.
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cover of Bibliothèque de M. René Descamps-Scrive, Membre de Plusieurs Sociétés de Bibliophiles

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3 vols.: I. Livres anciens, Editions originales et Livres illustrés des XVe, XVIe et XVIIe Siècles, Très beaux Livres à figures du XVIIIe siècle. II. Livres de la Période Romantique, ...Très Riches Reliures Mosaiquées... III. Editions Originales... Très Beaux Livres Illustrés Modernes... 98, 203, 247 pp. descriptive auction catalogue of hundreds of fine and rare books, dozens of plates… Read more
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cover of Bucheinbande aus dem XIV. - XIX. Jahrhundert in der Landesbibliothek zu Darmstadt

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41 pp. introduction and detailed descriptions of plates by the director of the library, notes with bibliographic material, 2 text illus., 100 superb plates (many in color or tint) showing bookbindings from 5 centuries in the library's collection. Folio. Gilt-decorated cloth, raised spine, d.j. Leipzig (Karl Hiersemann) 1921. A lavish publication presenting a wide array of elaborate and beautifully… Read more
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