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Carrousel for Bibliophiles; A Treasury of Tales, Narratives, Epigrams & Sundry Curious Studies Relating to a Nobel Theme

by William Targ [editor]

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Published
1947
Condition
Near Fine in Good dust jacket
Edition
First edition, first issue
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$40.00

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New York: Philip C. Duschnes, 1947. First edition, first issue. Hardcover. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 24.5 x 16 cm. Octavo. 400pp 15 ads. Red boards in dust jacket. 1 of 250 copies of the first edition first issue. Two closed tears to front of jacket. Original price of $7.50 present on front flap.
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The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections

by A. Edward Newton

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Published
1935
Condition
Very Good in Very Good - (minus) dust jacket
Edition
First Modern Library Edition
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$40.00

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New York: The Modern Library, 1935. First Modern Library Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good - (minus) dust jacket. 17 x 11 cm. 16mo. 373pp. Brown boards in dust jacket. Stated First Modern Library Edition. Some chipping to the edges of the jacket. Modern Library 164.
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Qur'ans of the Mamluks

by David James

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780946579044
Item Price
$125.00

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London: Alexandria Press, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 29 x 22.5 cm. Quarto. 271pp. Green cloth in dust jacket. English language text with some Arabic transcriptions. Extensively illustrated. Scholarly examination of the surviving Qur'an manuscripts from the Mamluk period spanning the second half of the 13th through the 14th centuries.
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CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN ENGLAND: Five Centuries of Social Life

by F.J. Harvey Darton

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Published
1932
Condition
very good/very good
Edition
First edition
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$35.00

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Cambridge University Press, 1932. First edition. Hardcover. very good/very good. Octavo. (9" x 6 1/2") 359pp. A very nice copy in pictorial dust jacket.
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The Visconti Hours; National Library, Florence

by Millard Meiss; Edith W. Kirsch

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Published
1972
Condition
Fine in Very Good slipcase
ISBN
9780807606513
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$40.00

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New York: George Braziller, 1972. Hardcover. Fine in Very Good slipcase. 25.5 x 18.5 cm. 262pp.Blue boards in slipcase. Some toning to the slipcase. Reproduced from the illuminated manuscript belonging to the National Library, Florence, Italy.
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My World of Bibliophile Binding

by Kerstin Tini Miura

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Published
1984
Condition
near fine/
ISBN
9780520048140
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$125.00

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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1984. Hardcover. near fine/. Quarto. 216pp. Profusely illustrrated in color. A lovely copy in slipcase. Slipcase has two paper onlays. Small stain to back cover of slipcase.
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The Art of Marbled Paper. Marbled Patterns and How to Make Them

by Miura, Einen

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Published
1991
Condition
near fine/very good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780947792312
Item Price
$95.00

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New York: Kodansha International, 1991. First American Edition. Hardcover. near fine/very good. Quarto. (12" x 8 1/2":) 153pp. With 125 full color illustrations. A nice copy in a lightly chipped dust jacket.
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Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction

by Aldren A. Watson

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Published
1986
Condition
veyr good/very good
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780026244305
Item Price
$25.00

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Macmillan Pub. Co., 1986. First edition. Hardcover. veyr good/very good. Quarto. (11 1/2" x 9") 160pp. Nice copy in dust jacket. Clear tape to tear of dust jacket.
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Chronicle of the World 1493; The Complete and Annotated Nuremberg Chronicle

by Hartmann Schedel; Stephan Füssel

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Published
2001
Condition
near fine
ISBN
9783822812952
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$300.00

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Taschen, 2001. Hardcover. near fine. Quarto. 680pp Bound in tan swede with gilt lettering. There are a couple of long scratches to the suede cover. English langauge introduction and appendix, the facsimile of the Chronicle is of the German language edition. This reprint of the Nuremberg Chronicle is based on the original edition held by the stifung Weimarer… Read more
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Beautiful Bookbindings; A Thousand Years of the Bookbinder's Art

by P J M Marks

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Published
2011
Condition
Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN
9780712358231
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$50.00

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The British Library & Oak Knoll Press, 2011. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 28.5 x 23 cm. Quarto. 192pp. Hardcover copy in dust jacket. Nice copy.
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A Master's Bibliophile Bindings Tini Miura 1980-1990

by Kyoiku Shoseki

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN
9784317600443
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$45.00

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Kyoiku Shoseki Co., 1990. Hardcover. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 35.5 x 26 cm. Folio. 199pp. Black cloth in dust jacket. Includes 169 of Miura's fine bindings as well as posters and announcements relating to her work.
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The Adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies; Chivalry and Romance in the Medieval East

by Morrison, Elizabeth; Stahuljak, Zrinka

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Published
2015
Condition
near fine/near fine
ISBN
9781606064634
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$40.00

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Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015. Hardcover. near fine/near fine. Quarto. (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") 154pp. One of the finest works from the golden era of Flemish manuscript illumination. A complete reproduction of the book's illustrations and a partial translation of the text appear along with essays that explore the manuscript's viibrant cultural, historical and artistic… Read more
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Miniature Books 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures

by Anne C. Bromer; Julian I. Edison

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Published
2007
Condition
fine/fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780810992993
Item Price
$60.00

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Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2007. First edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. Small Quarto. (11" x 10") 215pp. A fine copy in an equally nice dust jacket.
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A Guide to the Study of Book-Plates (Ex-Libris)

by John Byrne Leicester Warren (Lord de Tabley)

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Published
1900
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$75.00

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New York and London: John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1900. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. 228 + 1 pp advetisement. Bound in green boards. NOT a library discard "ex-libris" is part of the title! Edges of the boards show some rubbing and darkening. A previous owner's bookplate is on the front fixed endpaper.… Read more
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The Gilded Page: The History and Technique of Manuscript Gilding

by Kathleen P. Whitley

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Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First printing
ISBN
9780712346702
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$40.00

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Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 2000. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. Octavo. 222pp. Burgundy boards in dust jacket. Light rubbing to the bottom of the boards.
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The Cutting Edge Of Reading: Artists' Books

by Judd D.; Hubert, Renee Riese Hubert

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Published
1999
Condition
fine/fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9781887123211
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$45.00

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Granary Books, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. fine/fine. Quarto. (27cm x 21cm) 265pp. A fine copy in dust jacket.
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Norman Illumination at Mont St. Michel 966-1100

by J. J. G. Alexander

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Published
1970
Condition
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First edition
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$75.00

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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 28 x 19 cm. Quarto. 263pp text 55 plates. Green cloth in dust jacket. Edgewear to the jacket.
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The Books in My Life [SIGNED]

by Henry Miller

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Published
1952
Condition
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First edition, Second issue
Item Price
$400.00

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Ireland: New Directions Book, 1952. First edition, Second issue. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 22 x 14 cm. Octavo. 323pp. Grey boards in dust jacket. Signed by Miller on the title page. Jacket flaps are clipped; original price of $5.00 still present. Two small chips to the jacket at the flap creases. This is the… Read more
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A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

by Christopher De Hamel

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Published
1994
Condition
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition
Second edition, revised and enlarged
ISBN
9780714829494
Item Price
$55.00

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London: Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1994. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 29.5 x 25.5 cm. Quarto. 273 pages. Black cloth in dust jacket.
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The Prayer Book of Michelino Da Besozzo

by Michelino Da, (intro. by Colin Eisler, legends by PatriciaCorbett & Colin Eisler) Besozzo

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Published
1981
Condition
fine
ISBN
9780807610169
Item Price
$40.00

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George Braziller, 1981. Hardcover. fine. 12mo. (7 1/2" x 5") Green suede covers with gilt design .A lovely copy in slipcase.
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