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Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations of the front covers of books first published between 1880 and 1914. ISBN: 0701139366. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed, tiny indentation to top edge of front cover. Erased pencil markings to endpapers.
A classic, comprehensive study of colour printing. The text is enhanced by 28 plates spanning the history of coloured book illustration techniques. Red cloth boards, gilt title and tooling to spine, blind title and pattern to front board. xxiv and 339 pages including index. Small stain to rear board. Corners bumped and rubbed. Top & tail of spine lightly worn with small nick in the cloth to base of spine. Endpapers browned. Scattered foxing throughout. All plates present. Some hinges pulled.
Revised edition with appendix. A Bibliographical Account of the most Important Books illustrated by English Artists in Colour Aquatint and Colour Lithography. ISBN: 0712909052. Board edges rubbed. Endpapers & text block grubby. Price-cut green dustwrapper is split in two at front spine edge and is edge-worn.
OF THE DECORATIVE ILLUSTRATION OF BOOKS OLD AND NEW
Written by Walter Crane. Illustrated by Various.
Stock no. 2128763
Published by Bracken Books. 1st thus 1984. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Reproduction of the 1896 original edition, a comprehensive guide to many facets of early work in the field and important evidence of Victorian taste and the influences with shaped it. Green boards, gilt title to spine. 243 pages. ISBN: 0946495416. Some browning and foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper has a few marks and is faded to spine.
WHO'S WHO IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS A TREASURY OF THE FAMILIAR CHARACTERS OF CHILDHOOD
Written by Margery Fisher.
Stock no. 1816654
Published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1st 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
A personal collection of characters, some famous and others less familiar, from the world of children's fiction. Red cloth with gilt titles to spine and vignette to front board. Red and white pictorial endpapers. Colour and b/w plates plus b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0297770373. Light browning to text block, contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.
THE OSBORNE COLLECTION OF EARLY CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1566-1910 A CATALOGUE
Written by Judith St. John; Edgar Osborne.
Stock no. 2124560
Published by Toronto Public Library. 1966. Very good condition.
Reprint edition, with Minor corrections. Green/blue spine and covers, gilt title. Bumping to corners. Some uneven fading to cover edges and some page edges internally.
SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE
Written by Ronald Searle. Illustrated by Ronald Searle.
Stock no. 1815454
Published by Souvenir Press. 1st 1989. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
"Ronald Searle's Wicked World of Book Collecting" - the unvarnished truth of the book-seller's jargon is here exposed in one of the funniest and most entertaining books - a must for book sellers and collectors alike. Brown cloth. 124pp. 12 x 8.75". ISBN: 028562945X. Text block has minor foxing. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper.
A HISTORY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION
Written by Irene Whalley; Tessa Rose Chester.
Stock no. 2123931
Published by John Murray; Victoria & Albert Museum. 1st 1988. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w & colour illustrations. ISBN: 0719545846. Couple of corners are bumped. Contents are excellent. Wrapper is a little edge-creased.
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle over a Forbidden Book. The story of a forbidden book that became a symbol of freedom and rebellion in the battle between East and West. Doctor Zhivago. Lilac boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 9781846557125. Second printing.
THE COLLECTOR'S BOOK OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Written by Eric Quayle.
Stock no. 2122426
Published by Studio Vista. 1st 1971. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Describing works from the late 16th century to the present day.Blue boards with gilt titles to spine. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0289702038. A few light marks to covers. Wrapper is a little faded to spine.
THE IBIS JOURNAL 4 PHANTASIES AND DREAMS
Written by Geoffrey Beare. Illustrated by Robert Anning Bell; Arthur Hughes; Florence Mary Anderson.
Stock no. 1812716
Published by The Imaginative Book Illustration Society. 1st 2011. Fine condition.
Introduction by Geoffrey Beare. Articles about illustrations of Robert Anning Bell; Arthur Hughes; and Florence Mary Anderson. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w & colour illustrations. 144 pages. ISBN: 9780953559640. A lovely copy.