Macphail, Ian (Ed.)

MACPHAIL, Ian (Ed.). Alchemy and the Occult; A Catalogue of Books and Manuscripts from the Collection of Paul and Mary Mellon Given to Yale University Library

New Haven, Yale University Library, 1968.


Folio. 4 vols in two labeled slipcase covered in blue coated cloth. Quarter cream coated cloth and blue coated cloth over boards. Dark blue morocco labels on spines with gilt lettering. Internally untouched; crisp, fresh and clean. Very light shelfmark to the bottom of the cases. Heavy books. A sumptuous, fine copy.


COLLISON BLACK, R. D.. A Catalogue of Pamphlets on Economic Subjects Published Between 1750 and 1900 and now Housed in Irish Libraries

Belfast, The Queen’s University, 1969.


Folio. ix (1), 632 p.. Double-column text. Green buckram and gilt lettering to spine. Hardback. Buckram lifting from a small area of both boards due to moisture, however in excellent condition. Original dust jacket. Fine. 


WILLIAMSON, George C. (Ed.)Bryan’s Dictionary of Painters and Engravers

Port Washington, Kennikat Press, 1964.


4to, 5 vols, each volume with about 45 final leaves of plates illustrated in b&w on both sides. Double-column text, brown buckram and gilt lettering to spine. An excellent copy.

FURST, Herbert

FURST, Herbert. Original Engraving and Etching An Appreciation

London, T. Nelson & Sons, 1931.


4to. vii, 409 p., with 175 b&w plates. Vignette of title-page. Half-title. Bookseller’s label (Alec Tiranti, London). Blind-tooled cloth on upper cover, gilt title to spine. Cloth a little worn and darkened, corners bumped, slightly tender hinges (cloth a bit frayed). A good copy. A.e.g.


VAN HOESEN, Henry Bartlett and Frank Keller WALTER. Bibliography Practical, Enumerative, Historical An Introductory Manual

New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928.


8vo. xiii, 519 p., with various library stamps. Signs of restoration to hinges. Hinges a little worn, covers stained and corners bumped. A good copy, internally sound. Mild age yellowing to pages.


ROBERTS, Verne L., and Ivy TRENT. Bibliotheca Mechanica

New York, Jonathan A. Hill, 1991.


Large 4to. xiv, 391 p., with 49 b/w figures and frontispiece illustration. Quarter cloth and decorated paper over boards, later plain-white dust jacket with handwritten title to spine. A fine copy.


DE HAMEL, Christopher

DE HAMEL, Christopher. A History of Illuminated Manuscripts

Oxford, Phaidon, 1986.


Folio. 256 p., with 250 illustrations, both in colour and b/w, and frontispiece illustration. Buckram, gilt lettering to spine and original dust jacket. A fine copy inscribed by the author on half-title.


SOTHEBY’S. The Celebrated Library of Harrison D. Horblit Esq Removed from Ridgefield, Connecticut

London, Sotheby & Co., 1974.


4to. 2 vols. Gilt green cloth. Colour frontispieces. Numerous b/w plates, some fold-out. Parts I and II of the sale catalogue of Horblit’s collection of early science, navigation and travel (A to G). Part I with list of prices realised together with the names of the buyers. The remaining books (G to Z) were sold to Kraus.


DANA ORCUT, William (Ed.), and Guido BIAGI. The Book in Italy during the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries shown in Facsimile Reproductions from the Most Famous Printed Volumes

London, George G. Harrap & Company Limited, 1928.


Folio. 220 (2) p., with 128 colour plates. “Edition limited to seven hundred and fifty copies for England, and twelve littered copies (not for sale) for the editor. No 396 of the English issue” (handwritten number). Ex libris of Chelsea Public Library on upper pastedown and several stamps throughout (unitrusive blind-tooled stamps, or small ink stamps). Quarter vellum and paper over boards, corners rubbed and bumped. Upper edge gilt. Large blind-tooled library stamp on front cover. A very good copy, clean and fresh internally.