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  • A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. by LANCELYN GREEN, Richard & GIBSON, John Michael
    LANCELYN GREEN, Richard & GIBSON, John Michael
    A Bibliography of A. Conan Doyle. With a foreword by Graham Greene.

    Boston, London, New York: Hudson House, 2000. First Revised Edition of Lancelyn Green and Gibson's comprehensive bibliography of Arthur Conan Doyle. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Book boards and dust jacket all near fine. Inside the book is in an almost unread condition. This bibliography is divided into five sections covering fiction, plays, and belles-lettres; miscellaneous writings (histories, political pamphlets, speeches, wartime propaganda, autobiographies, and his works on spiritualism); prefaces and minor contributions; uncollected stories, letters, and articles; and a selective list of biographical sources (the major biographies, reminiscences, magazine and newspaper reports, and articles). 726 pages. 235 x 160 mm (9¼ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 4162
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  • A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821. by WELCH, d'Alté A.
    WELCH, d'Alté A.
    A Bibliography of American Children's Books. Printed Prior to 1821.

    American Antiquarian Society and Barre Publishers, 1972. First edition. Hardback in green cloth, with gilt title to spine. Both book and contents in fine condition. lxvi, 495 pp. + index. 260 x 190 mm (10¼ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3693
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  • A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars by SMITH, John.
    SMITH, John.
    A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools.

    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250…

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    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250 exemplaires) de l'œuvre phare de Smith par Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complets) en percaline bordeaux avec étiquettes en papier au dos. Ex exemplaire de bibliothèque avec les cachets et marques d'usage. Décoloration sur les dos de chaque volume et quelques marques / entailles sur les bords du dos (en particulier vol. 9). guide de référence toujours utile pour l'histoire des origines et des développements de la peinture et des peintres européens. Il fournit une liste complète des peintres hollandais, flamands et français les plus célèbres des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Jolies assiettes noires et blanches avec protection tissulaire. Un envoi supplémentaire lourd (12 kg emballé) sera nécessaire au prix coûtant, en dehors de l'Europe. Texte en anglais.

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    Book ID: 3427
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  • A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. by JOHNSON, Samuel
    JOHNSON, Samuel
    A Dictionary of the English Language: in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. In Two Volumes. The Tenth Edition, Corrected and Revised.

    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a…

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    London: F. & C. Rivington, J. Walker, et al, 1810. Full leather bindings with burgundy and black labels to spine. Gilt titles and decoration. The labels are rubbed and chipped to the edges. Front board to volume two is cracked to the hinge, but still holding in place. Handled but attractive. Frontis portrait to volume one. (clean and tidy) The title page tp volume one is a little darkened with a corner mark, otherwise the text block is in excellent condition. Volume two is still in very good condition, but with a few foxing spots. A little worm damage to the last few pages of volume 2. with slight impact upon text. Unpaginated quarto edition. Also enclosed are a copy of Canon John Willis's address to the Johnson Society "Dr Johnson and his English Dictionary" 1948 24pp. And an advertising postcard from Scolar Press for a facsimile of the Journey to the Western Isles. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).

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    Book ID: 4068
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  • A Newly Discovered Treatise on Classic Letter Design printed at Parma by Damianus Moyllus circa 1480 by MOYLLUS, Damianus
    MOYLLUS, Damianus
    A Newly Discovered Treatise on Classic Letter Design printed at Parma by Damianus Moyllus circa 1480 reproduced in Facsimile with an Introduction by Stanley Morison

    Paris: At the Sign of the Pegasus, 1927. First Edition. White spine with gilt titles. Blue/grey boards with gilt design. Internally clean and tidy throughout. An very nice copy. This edition of the Alphabet of Damianus Moyllus of Parma, consisting of 350 copies, of which 300 are for sale, all on Arches paper, with text in Poliphilus and Blado types has been printed by the Officina Bodoni, Montagnola Switzerland 1927. Unpaginated. 190 by 130mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3432
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  • An album of bookbindings by PENNEY, Clara Louise
    PENNEY, Clara Louise
    An album of bookbindings

    New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1967. A sound copy of this first edition, with photograph and signature / inscription of the author. Original burgundy dust wrapper, which has several closed tears to the front cover (one with repair). Otherwise clean. Burgundy cloth boards in good clean condition. Inside the book is clean and tidy throughout. The front end paper bears a photograph by the author giving a speech in 1969, there is also a written text from the author, with a typed copy - of this pasted above it. The author comments on the length of time that the book was delayed. To the title page, the publication date has been changed from 1967 to 1968 in…

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    New York: The Hispanic Society of America, 1967. A sound copy of this first edition, with photograph and signature / inscription of the author. Original burgundy dust wrapper, which has several closed tears to the front cover (one with repair). Otherwise clean. Burgundy cloth boards in good clean condition. Inside the book is clean and tidy throughout. The front end paper bears a photograph by the author giving a speech in 1969, there is also a written text from the author, with a typed copy - of this pasted above it. The author comments on the length of time that the book was delayed. To the title page, the publication date has been changed from 1967 to 1968 in the same hand - suggesting that the book was actually published in 1968. Colour frontis, and 60 black and white photographs of Spanish book bindings. The book bears the ex libris of J. Peeters Fontainas, the Dutch bibliographer and Spanish book expert / author. 18, [ii], LX (plates). pp 285 by 210mm (11¼ by 8¼ inches).

    . Un bon exemplaire de cette première édition, avec photographie et signature / inscription de l'auteur. La jaquette originale bordeaux présente plusieurs déchirures fermées sur la couverture avant (dont une a été réparée). Sinon, elle est propre. Les planches en tissu bourgogne sont en bon état. L'intérieur du livre est propre et bien rangé. La première page de garde porte une photographie de l'auteur prononçant un discours en 1969, ainsi qu'un texte écrit par l'auteur, avec une copie dactylographiée de celui-ci collée au-dessus. L'auteur commente le temps qu'il a fallu pour que le livre soit publié. Sur la page de titre, la date de publication a été modifiée de 1967 à 1968 de la même main, ce qui suggère que le livre a en fait été publié en 1968. Frontis en couleur et 60 photographies en noir et blanc de reliures espagnoles. Le livre porte l'ex libris de J. Peeters Fontainas, bibliographe néerlandais et expert en livres espagnols. 18, [ii], LX (planches). pp 285 by 210mm

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    Book ID: 4095
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  • An Investigation Into the Language of Robinson Crusoe by LANNERT, Gustaf L: Son
    LANNERT, Gustaf L: Son
    An Investigation Into the Language of Robinson Crusoe as compared with that of other 18th century works.

    Almqvist and Wiksell, 1910. First edition. Hardback linen cloth boards with red morocco label to spine, stamped gilt title to this label. In very good condition both inside and out. XXXVII, 124 [1] pp. 250 x 170 mm (9¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3530
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  • British Book Illustration Yesterday and Today by SALAMAN, Malcolm C.
    SALAMAN, Malcolm C.
    British Book Illustration Yesterday and Today

    London: The Studio, Ltd, 1923. First Edition. Original beveled and blind stamped dark cloth hardback boards. Gilt stamped title and decoration to front and spine. Top page edges gilt. Boards only lightly rubbed. Neat gift inscription to half-title page. Pages a little age toned, and some foxing to first and last few, but overall in good condition. viii, 175 pp. 106 plates (16 of which are in colour). 295 x 205 mm (11½ x 8 inches).

    Book ID: 2508
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  • Cantate Nummer der Lustigen Blätter. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    Cantate Nummer der Lustigen Blätter. 21. Mai 1905. Special Nummer dem deutschen Buchhandel gewidmet.

    Berlin: Verlag der Lustige Blätter, 1905. Original cardboard covers tied with string. Period colour and b/w illustrations and caricatures, plus advertisements from publishers, bookcase designers, paper mills, printers, bookbinders etc. 34 pages. Covers are darkened and slightly soiled. Internally the pages are evenly toned, but otherwise in a very good condition. Text in German. 300 x 220 mm (11¾ x 8¾ inches). Couvertures cartonnées d'origine liées avec de la ficelle. Illustrations et caricatures d'époque en couleurs et en n/b, plus des publicités d'éditeurs, de libraires, de papeteries, d'imprimeurs, de relieurs, etc. 34 pages. Les couvertures sont foncées et légèrement salies. À l'intérieur, les pages sont uniformément toniques, mais sinon en très bon état. Texte en allemand

    Book ID: 2614
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  • Catalogue des Livres Rares et Précieux composant la Bibliothèque de M E -F -D Ruggieri by LABITTE, Adolphe Libraire
    LABITTE, Adolphe Libraire
    Catalogue des Livres Rares et Précieux composant la Bibliothèque de M E -F -D Ruggieri

    Mansfield Centre CT: Martino Fine Books, 1998. First Edition Thus. Very nice copy of this limited edition facsimile. A copy of the 1873 original. The Ruggieri brothers were French pyrotechnic experts of the Eighteenth Century. The family assembled a collection of over 1500 books on the subject of festivals or fétes. Important as there is no standard bibliography of the subject. Here is the bibliography of this collection. Although a facsimile, this has additional author and title indexes making it more usable. Red cloth and black leather spine with gilt titles. In as new condition inside and out. xi, [i], 1-413 pages.Text in French throughout. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).

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    Mansfield Centre CT: Martino Fine Books, 1998. First Edition Thus. Very nice copy of this limited edition facsimile. A copy of the 1873 original. The Ruggieri brothers were French pyrotechnic experts of the Eighteenth Century. The family assembled a collection of over 1500 books on the subject of festivals or fétes. Important as there is no standard bibliography of the subject. Here is the bibliography of this collection. Although a facsimile, this has additional author and title indexes making it more usable. Red cloth and black leather spine with gilt titles. In as new condition inside and out. xi, [i], 1-413 pages.Text in French throughout. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Très bel exemplaire de ce fac-similé en édition limitée. Une copie de l'original de 1873. Les frères Ruggieri étaient des experts français en pyrotechnie au dix-huitième siècle. La famille a rassemblé une collection de plus de 1500 livres sur le thème des fêtes. Cette collection est importante car il n'existe pas de bibliographie standard sur le sujet. Voici la bibliographie de cette collection. Bien qu'il s'agisse d'un fac-similé, celui-ci comporte des index supplémentaires des auteurs et des titres, ce qui le rend plus utilisable. Toile rouge et dos en cuir noir avec titres dorés. En état neuf à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. xi, [i], 1-413 pages. Texte en français tout au long. 220 x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 4363
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  • A french book auction catalogue with prices achieved from 1875
    Catalogue des Livres Rares et Precieux Manuscrits et Imprimes provenant de la Bibliotheque de Feu M. Benzon by Benzon, M.
    Benzon, M.
    Catalogue des Livres Rares et Precieux Manuscrits et Imprimes provenant de la Bibliotheque de Feu M. Benzon

    Paris: Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1875. First Edition, with contemporary annotations showing prices achieved.
    A paper label shows that this copy was for Monsieur Pavet, and that he was to received a volume bound in half red leather and with papier Agathe (which this copy is). The majority of the catalogues were softback, so Monsieur Pavet must have been a valued customer.
    American citizen, the owner of this collection, Mr. Benzon, ran the house of Naylor, Benzon & Cie in London. He died two years before his library went on sale. Many of the books he purchased were from the Henry Bordes collection, who wrote catalogue entries for much of this sale (signified by his initials after the entry).…

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    Paris: Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1875. First Edition, with contemporary annotations showing prices achieved.
    A paper label shows that this copy was for Monsieur Pavet, and that he was to received a volume bound in half red leather and with papier Agathe (which this copy is). The majority of the catalogues were softback, so Monsieur Pavet must have been a valued customer.
    American citizen, the owner of this collection, Mr. Benzon, ran the house of Naylor, Benzon & Cie in London. He died two years before his library went on sale. Many of the books he purchased were from the Henry Bordes collection, who wrote catalogue entries for much of this sale (signified by his initials after the entry). The sale comprised 400 items, and against each, is the price achieved (in pencil)
    Red half calf with gilt titles. Brown marbled boards. A little rubbing and dulling to the spine and edges, with a touch of loss to the corners of the boards. Internally in very good condition, with a little darkening and a few scattered marks only. viii, 104. pp. 245 x 170 mm. Edition originale, avec des annotations contemporaines indiquant les prix atteints.
    Une étiquette en papier indique que cet exemplaire était pour Mme Pavet, et qu'il devait recevoir un volume relié en demi cuir rouge et avec du papier Agathe. (ce qui est en effet cette copie). La majorité des catalogues étaient brochés, donc Monsieur Pavet devait être un client apprécié.
    Citoyen américain, le propriétaire de cette collection, M. Benzon, dirigeait la maison Naylor, Benzon & Cie à Londres. Il mourut deux ans avant la mise en vente de sa bibliothèque. La plupart des livres qu'il a achetés provenaient de la collection Henry Bordes, qui a rédigé des entrées de catalogue pour une grande partie de cette vente (signifiées par ses initiales après l'entrée). La vente comprenait 400 articles, et contre chacun, est le prix atteint (au crayon)
    Demi-veau rouge avec titres dorés. Plats marbrés marron. Un peu de frottements et d'émoussements au dos et sur les tranches, avec une touche de manque aux coins des plats. Intérieur en très bon état, avec un peu de noircissement et quelques marques éparses seulement. viii, 104. p. 245 x 170 mm.

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    Book ID: 2735
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  • Catalogue of the Mycological Library of Howard A. Kelly. by KRIEGER, Louis C.C.
    KRIEGER, Louis C.C.
    Catalogue of the Mycological Library of Howard A. Kelly.

    Baltimore: Privately Printed, 1924. First edition. Hardback, with quarter cloth spine. Gilt titles to spine. Half title, Title. Slip asking for corrections. Externally the book is in very good condition. Clean and tidy, with just a little bumping. Internally clean and tidy throughout. x, 260 pp. 285 x 220 mm (11¼ x 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2626
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  • Catalogue of the National Treasures of Paintings and Sculptures in Japan. by NAKAMURA, Ichisaburo
    NAKAMURA, Ichisaburo
    Catalogue of the National Treasures of Paintings and Sculptures in Japan.

    Kyoto: Daikokuya, 1915. First edition. Japanese floral cloth binding folder, with paper label title to front and secured with original bone clasps. Inside the book is bound in Japanese four hole stitched soft covers. 11 plates including frontis, and folding plan of Temples at Koya-san. Text in English, with index, and colophon in Japanese. All in very good condition. [4], 167 pp. 235 x 162 mm.

    Book ID: 3696
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  • De Cabbalisticis Inventis Libri Duo by BORROMEO, Federigo / SECRET, François
    BORROMEO, Federigo / SECRET, François
    De Cabbalisticis Inventis Libri Duo avec une introduction et des notes de François Secret

    Nieuwkoop: B. de Graaf, 1978. First Edition. Nice copy of this bibliography of Cabbalistic works. Part of the Bibliotheca Humanistica & Reformatorica series (vol. XXV). Green cloth with gilt titles. Clean and tidy inside and out with no significant marks. 79 pages. 250 x 165 mm (9¾ x 6½ inches). Federico Borromeo was an Italian cardinal and Archbishop of Milan.

    Book ID: 3384
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  • Du Document au Rêve. by LEBEER, Louis
    LEBEER, Louis
    Du Document au Rêve. Entretien sur les aspects et les domaines de l'estampe.

    Bruxelles: Simon Stevin, 1952. First edition, limited to 210 numbered copies Complete. 55 pages of texts and 40 plates of full-page b/w engravings. In a grey coloured cloth covered presentation box. Cloth box is a little grubby. Internally in very good condition, with just small split starting to blank covering paper on plates section. Professor Louis Lebeer, was curator of printmaking at the universities of Ghent and Liège. 340 x 265 mm (13½ x 10½ inches). Edition originale, limitée à 210 exemplaires numérotés - il s'agit du n° 4. Complète. 55 pages de textes et 40 planches de gravures n/b à pleine page. Dans une boîte de présentation recouverte de tissu de couleur grise. La boîte en tissu est…

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    Bruxelles: Simon Stevin, 1952. First edition, limited to 210 numbered copies Complete. 55 pages of texts and 40 plates of full-page b/w engravings. In a grey coloured cloth covered presentation box. Cloth box is a little grubby. Internally in very good condition, with just small split starting to blank covering paper on plates section. Professor Louis Lebeer, was curator of printmaking at the universities of Ghent and Liège. 340 x 265 mm (13½ x 10½ inches). Edition originale, limitée à 210 exemplaires numérotés - il s'agit du n° 4. Complète. 55 pages de textes et 40 planches de gravures n/b à pleine page. Dans une boîte de présentation recouverte de tissu de couleur grise. La boîte en tissu est un peu sale. Intérieur en très bon état, avec juste une petite fente commençant à vider la section du papier de couverture sur les plaques. Le professeur Louis Lebeer, a été conservateur de la gravure aux universités de Gand et de Liège. 340 x 265mm

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    Book ID: 2517
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  • Dutch Emblem Books: A Bibliography. by LANDWEHR, John
    LANDWEHR, John
    Dutch Emblem Books: A Bibliography.

    Utrecht: Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1962. Catalogue of 261 emblems. In dark brown cloth. Cover has some bumps to bottom edge, and a handmade paper label to the spine. Inside the book has a little foxing to the title page, and some small ink marks / crosses next to certain listings. Otherwise in a good condition. xii, 96 pp. 265 x 170 mm (10½ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2630
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  • English Books & Readers 1475 to 1557. by BENNETT, H.S.
    BENNETT, H.S.
    English Books & Readers 1475 to 1557. Being a study in the history of the book trade from Caxton to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company

    Cambridge University Press, 1969. Second edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles. No dust wrapper. Very clean and tidy boards. Internally clean, but with library stamp (and withdrawal mark) to the title page. Evidence of removal of the slips from the inside board and front end paper. Otherwise in very good clean condition. A little staining to the closed page edge (bottom) of the book. xiv, 338 pages.

    Book ID: 3282
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  • Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices by LABBE, Philippe
    LABBE, Philippe
    Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices Opus Omnibus, qui vel ex scripto vel memoriter; ex plano vei suggestu; in choro, scholis, triclinio; publicis privatisve congressibus, latine logui, recitare, ac perorare debent, omnino necessarium

    Edition: Reprint

    London: F & C Rivington: 1796. Original full tan leather binding. Six raised panels to the spine - but no label. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. Overall a decent copy of this bibliographical work. The leather boards are clean and tidy, with a little rubbing and bumping to them. Very slight cracking to the edges, but no loss. Internally, the book is generally clean and tidy. The end paper has a large tear, with loss of about a third of the end paper. The rest of the book is in excellent condition. Neat owner's contemporary bookplate and inscription to the inside board. [viii], 1-192 pp.

    Book ID: 1163
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  • WOBBE, R. A.
    Graham Greene: A Bibliography And Guide To Research

    New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc, 1979. First Edition. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, volume 173. Ex-library book, hardback in green cloth covered boards. Expected library marks and stamps. Cloth and closed page edges slightly darkened by smoke damage, but internally clean and in good condition. 440 pages. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, volume 173. Livre sorti d'une bibliothèque, couverture rigide en toile verte. Marques et tampons de bibliothèque habituels. La toile et les bords des pages fermées sont légèrement assombris par la fumée, mais l'intérieur est propre et en bon état. 440 pages. 225 x 150 mm

    Book ID: 4381
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  • Handbuch der Original-Graphik - Register Band. by SÖHN, Gerhart.
    SÖHN, Gerhart.
    Handbuch der Original-Graphik - Register Band. in deutschen Zeitschriften, Mappenwerken, Kunstbüchern und Katalogen (HDO)

    Düsseldorf: Editions GS, 1994. First edition of this index / Register of the six volumes of this handbook. Limited to 600 (unnumbered) copies. Clean grey linen with black titles. No wrapper. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Glossy paper. 42pp with a handful of black and white illustrations to the final pages. 285 by 215mm (11¼ by 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3629
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