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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
WHITE HYACINTHS

WHITE HYACINTHS by Hubbard, Elbert

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

$250.00
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
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
RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES by (Guild of Women Binders) Bain, R. Nisbet

The Guild of Women-Binders was founded by Frank Karslake (who also founded The Hampstead Bindery) in 1898. It operated until 190...

$3,750.00
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
Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy

Addresses to the Students of the Royal Academy by Lawrence Thomas Sir. Edited by Robert Balmanno

OFFERING: An extraordinary specimen, compiled as a memorial to Sir Thomas Lawrence over a period of 25 years by Robert Balmanno,...

$4,000.00
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
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 Bookbindings of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson: A Study of His Work 1884-1893, based on his Time Book (British Library Add. MS. 49061), with a Biogrpahical Introduction

The Bookbindings of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson: A Study of His Work 1884-1893, based on his Time Book (British Library Add. MS. 49061), with a Biogrpahical Introduction by Tidcombe, Marianne

London: British Library, 1984. Hardcover. Near Fine. xii, 407 p.: color frontispiece, many full-page black-and-white and in-te...

$118.00
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. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Rarest of Upson material, unnumbered 1/350c...

$534.95
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
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 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
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



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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