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.


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.


BEERBHOM, Max, and Osbert LANCASTER (ed.). Max’s Nineties

London, Hart-Davis, n.d. [1958].


10 p., 46 caricatures on 23 plates (recto and verso). Title-page missing. From the Guildford Public Library, with various unitrusive stamps throughout, except for large red stamp on lower flap of dust jacket stating the sale of the item. Coated cloth-backed spine (quarter buckram) and decorative paper over boards. Dust jacket in good condition. Internally clean.


GOWING, Laurence, and Ronald PAULSON. William Hogarth

London, The Tate Gallery, 1971.


Folio. 92 p., 222 illustrations throughout, full-page illustrated frontispiece. Softback. Catalogue of the Hogarth exhibition at the Tate Gallery (2 Dec. 1971-6 Feb. 1972). Near fine.


ROYAL ACADEMY. Royal Academy Pictures [14 vols: 1895; 1896 (2 copies); 1897; 1901-6; 1908-10; 1913]

London, Cassell and Company, 1895-1913.


Folio. 14 vols, spanning 1895 to 1913, with a 2 identical issues for 1896. Lacking years 1898, 1899 and 1900, and 1907, and 1911 and 1912. All frontispieces protected by original tissue guards. Nicely decorated light blue/turquoise publisher’s coated cloth with gilt-stamped title and date on front cover. These are richly illustrated catalogues of the yearly exhibitions of the Royal Academy (in 1895 took place the 127th exhibition and, as stated on the title-page of this year’s catalogue, such publications were printed as “The Royal Academy Supplement of ‘The Magazine of Art'”). Some initial and final leaves slightly wavy due to dump exposure. Overall bright outer and clean internally. In excellent condition for age.

SLYTHE, Margaret R.

SLYTHE, Margaret R.. The Art of Illustration 1750-1900

London, The Library Association, 1970.


4to. 144 pp., with 42 illustrations, including frontispiece and endpapers. Publisher’s green coated cloth. Original dust jacket, a little soiled. An excellent copy.


OAKESHOTT, Walter. The Artists of the Winchester Bible with Fourty-Four Reproductions of Details from their Work and an Introduction

London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1945.


8vo. x, 22 pp., with 44 plates. Cloth, gilt title to spine, original dust jacket a little damaged around top left corner. A very good copy.