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WHITE HYACINTHS

WHITE HYACINTHS by Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, New York: The Roycrofters, 1907. Book. Illus. by Gasparo. Very Fine. Hardcover. 1st.Edition, 1st. Printing 1907,Har...

$250.00
Documenti d

Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi. MAC 1958 by M.A.C. (Concrete Art Movement)

Documenti d'arte d'oggi. MAC 1958 NY: George Wittenborn. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE. (Today's art documents. MAC 1958.) Documenti d'arte...

$5,500.00
La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts

La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts by Arnoult, Léon

Léon Arnoult: La Variabilité du Gout dans les Arts. Les phases ornamentales de la mode (The variability of taste in the arts. ...

$599.00
Portfolio A Magazine of the Graphic Arts 1951

Portfolio A Magazine of the Graphic Arts 1951 by George S. Rosenthal & Frank Zachary, Editors; Alexey Brodovitch, Art Editor

Zebra Press. Softcover; Good (spine backstrip/cover portion missing & exposed with staples showing; heavy edgewear; wear to cove...

$125.00
Exlibris Japan:  An Introductory Handbook to the Bookplates of Japan

Exlibris Japan: An Introductory Handbook to the Bookplates of Japan by Parfit, Cliff

Tokyo: Nippon Exlibris Association. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on ...

$150.00
The Miracles of Our Lord

The Miracles of Our Lord by Humphreys, Henry Noel

London: Longman & Co, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. iv,(1),31,(2)pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithogra...

$1,500.00
The Happy Prince. Oscar Wilde. Hand coloured, Printed and Bound by Mikhail Magaril. 1997

The Happy Prince. Oscar Wilde. Hand coloured, Printed and Bound by Mikhail Magaril. 1997 by Oscar Wilde

Wilde. Oscar, The Happy Prince. Preface by Morris Jacobs, illustrated by Mikhail Magaril. New York, Summer Garden Editions, 1997...

£900.00
The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ;  The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter]

The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting. ; The Book-Hunter in Paris : Studies among the Bookstalls and the Quays. [bookhunter] by Roberts, W. (William), 1862-1940. & Uzanne, Octave, 1852-1931. [Preface By Augustine Birrell]

London : Elliot Stock, 1895 ; 1893., 1895. Fine. [1st edition], 334 pp. (The Book-Hunter in London) ; [1st English edition], x...

$1,850.00
THE IDEAL BOOK : AN ADDRESS BY WILLIAM MORRIS

THE IDEAL BOOK : AN ADDRESS BY WILLIAM MORRIS by Morris, William

New York: George H. Broughton Jr. Calumet Press. Very Good. 1899. First Edition. Hardcover. Limited edition of 250 . Light blue ...

$200.00
Morte D

Morte D'Arthur by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Elaborately decorated (illuminated) in colours and gold on unopened art paper of 24 printed pages. Overall size c.10.1/2 x 8. in...

£145.00
Octaves in an Oxford Garden, Of Brooks & Books (2 lots)

Octaves in an Oxford Garden, Of Brooks & Books (2 lots) by Upson, Arthur

Minneapolis: Edmund D. Brooks, 1902. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Rarest of Upson material, unnumbered 1/350cc, scar...

$534.95
Liber Librorum. 5000 Jahre Buchkunst. Ein geschichtlicher Überblick (3 Bde.)

Liber Librorum. 5000 Jahre Buchkunst. Ein geschichtlicher Überblick (3 Bde.) by Vervliet, Hendrik D. L

Genf: Weber, 1973. zus. 545 S.; mit zahlr. farbigen u. SW-Abb.; Einführung von Herman Liebaers; den 3 Hauptkapiteln entspre...

€108.90
THE PAPER-MAKING MACHINE Its Invention, Evolution and Development

THE PAPER-MAKING MACHINE Its Invention, Evolution and Development by Clapperton, Robert H

Pergamon Press, Great Britain, 1967. First Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. B&W Illustrations; DJ is somewhat br...

$495.00
Thomas Berthelet, Royal Printer and Bookbinder to Henry VIII. King of England. With special reference to his bookbindings.

Thomas Berthelet, Royal Printer and Bookbinder to Henry VIII. King of England. With special reference to his bookbindings. by DAVENPORT, Cyril

Chicago: Caxton Club, 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 102pp. With 18 plates including 10 in color and in gilt. 5 illustrat...

$350.00
A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson

A Place to Be. Words and Images by Eugenie Torgerson by Torgerson, Eugenie

Niles, MI, 2010. Unique artist's book, the first of two in a series, comprising lidded outer box with inner, removable open...

$3,860.00



Book arts go far beyond the cover art on the dust jacket. Words are not the only kind of content in books, and illustrations, photographs, and inserts are just a few of the differing types of artistic expression that can be found in books. The bindings and and typography of books are also considered book arts, as are zines and how-to guides. Fore-edge paintings, or the illustrations that can be found on the very edges of the pages themselves, are an excellent example of book art. Additionally, books that are bound in unusual materials, such as jewels or even human skin, can be considered book art.

And of course, unique books like miniatures are also some of the best-known examples of collectible book art. Handcrafted or hand-painted illustrations almost always raise the value of books, and they can be a fun and vibrant addition to any collection.

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