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image of The First Annual Exhibition of the Club of Odd Volumes at the Boston Art Club. March 12-15, 1889

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78 pp. volume cataloging an 1889 exhibition of 579 works total, following under the categories of Extra Illustrated Books, Rare Books, Cruikshankiana, First Editions of the Works of Charles Dickens, Christmas Books, Autographs, Drrawings and Lithographs, and Etchings and Engravings, each work briefly cataloged. Not illustrated. 8vo. (approx. 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 in.). Orig. pictorial wrpps., some toning and minor… Read more
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image of Kluby kollektsionerov SSSR: katalog (mesto, dni i vremia vstrech) [Clubs of collectors in the USSR: a directory (places, days and times of meetings]

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Leningrad: Leningradskoe obshchestvo kollektsionerov, 1989. Octavo (21.5 × 16 cm). Original printed wrappers; 19 pp. Signed and inscribed by the compiler to a fellow collector. Very good. First edition of this directory, which lists Soviet collector circles by type (such as phalerists, numismatists, as well as collectors of postcards and printed ephemera) and by town, along with their… Read more
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image of Gli Affreschi del Pinturicchio nell'Appartamento Borgia del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano

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78 pp. descriptive monograph on the Pinturicchio fresco cycle in the lavish 15th century Borgia Apartments, heavily annotated, lists, numerous text illus. (1 with color) after portraits, drawings, medals, signatures, etc., 133 fine plates (4 color, many in tones), bound out of order, showing maps, interior views, details of the frescos, etc. Folio. Front cover missing, back cover of… Read more
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Brief introductory text on the Bridgewater House Collection of Pictures followed by 120 full-page plates reproducing artwork in the Bridgewater House collection, each plate accompanied by a brief contextual caption and each artist represented by a thorough biography. Oversized folio. Full leather with raised spine, edgewear, abrasions, some small splitting along spine. Westminster (Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd.) 1903.… Read more
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image of La Nuova Pinacoteca Vaticana, descritta ed illustrata nei Quadri Provenienti dalla Vecchia Pinacoteca Vaticana, dalla Pinacoteca del Laterano, dagli Appartamenti Privati e dai Magazzini dei Palazzi Apostolici

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xv, 206 pp. catalogue and description of the paintings in the new Vatican art gallery, heavily annotated, with index, 63 text illustrations, 126 fine plates including 10 in full color. Folio. Leather-backed boards, front cover separated from volume, leather spine missing, some edgewear and chipping, losses to rear board, contents in good volume. Bergamo (Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche) 1914.… Read more
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image of Katalog knig biblioteki Alekseia Petrovicha Bakhrushina. Vypusk I, II, III, [IV] [Catalog of books in the library of Aleksei Petrovich Bakhrushin, vols. I-III, as well as the fourth installment listing books in foreign languages -- complete]

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Moscow: Imperatorskii Rossiiskii Istoricheskii Muzei imeni Imperatora Aleksandra III; Tipo-Lit. Torgovogo doma Korkin, Veideman i Ko, 1911-1912. Quartos (26.8 × 18 cm). Original printed wrappers; [4], 1-190, 191-382, 383-597, [1], and [1], 1-77, [2] pp. Three photogravure plates, two with protective tissue guards. Occasional light wear to spine extremities; bookstore marks partially erased to rear wrappers; very good… Read more
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image of Catalogue des Manuscrits de la Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique.  I. Ecriture Sainte et Liturgie.  II. Patrologie.  III. Théologie.  IV. Jurisprudence et Philosophie.  V. Histoire- Hagiographie.  VI. Histoire des Ordres Religieux et des Eglises Particulieres.  VII. Histoire des Pays...  VIII.- IX. Histoire de Belgique.  X. Histoire d'Espagne... France... Italy.  XI. Histoire de Hollande...  XII. Heraldique- Armoriaux.  XIII. Héraldique- Généalogie

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12 vols., altogether over 7000 pp. catalogue, by J. van den Gheyn, Fréderic Lyna, Emile Wagemans, et al., of the collection of over 8500 illuminated and otherwise rare or unusual mss. in the Royal library, each item described, many with extensive annotations and cross-references. 4to. Orig. wrpps., some vols. sl. soiled, spine of one vol. cracked. Brussels (Lamertin) 1901-1948.
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Choshunkaku Kansho. (Catalogue of the Kawasaki Collection)

by Kawasaki, Shozo, & Yoshitaro Kawasaki (editors)

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$5,500.00

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6 vols., with approx. 390 superb plates (30 in color, the others in photogravure on fine paper) accompanied by interleaved commentary on the objects, documenting the major collection of mostly Japanese, with some Chinese, art including paintings, lacquerwork, sculpture, ceramics, etc. Large folio. Silk-covered boards, elaborately tie-bound in the Japanese manner, each volume housed in chitsu case… Read more
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(IV), 132 pp. text on the origin and development of Pahari painting, and on Mehta and the evolution of his collection, detailed and annotated descriptions of illustrated works, and 121 illustrations on plates (12 in color). 4to. Illus. cloth. Ahmedabad (Gujarat Museum Society) ca. 1982.
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image of Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich.  Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien.  Vols. I through VII.  (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)

Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Neue Folge: Die Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Nationalbibliothek in Wien. Vols. I through VII. (Complete second series). (Also numbered continuously with the first series as Vol. VIII, parts 1-7)

by Vienna. Zweiten Kunsthistorisches Instituts der Universität Wien & Osterreichisches Institut fur Geschichtsforschung. Schlosser, Julius & Hermann Julius Hermann, eds

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7 vols. bound in 15 parts, comprising a complete set of the monumental catalogue of manuscripts in the Austrian National Library, copiously annotated, with bibliographic references throughout, each volume containing its own registers and indexes, profusely illustrated with collotype reproductions of manuscript texts and illuminations, some in color. Large 4to. Near uniform binding in brown cloth, save… Read more
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Die Bronzeplastiken: Statuetten, Reliefs, Gerate und Plaketten

by Vienna. Kunsthistorisches Museum

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VIII, 278 pp. crit. catalogue, by Leo Planiscig, of 495 bronze statues, busts, and reliefs, all illustrated, bibliography, index of artists. Corners of some pp. bumped. 4to. Cloth-backed bds., extremities worn. Vienna (Schroll) 1924. (Publikationen aus den Sammlungen fur Plastik und Kunstgewerbe, IV). The catalogue of the rich collection is a major reference work in the field.
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image of Collection de Beaux Livres ayant appartenu au Duc Albert de Saxe-Teschen, Fondateur du Musée Albertina à Vienne.  Classiques Grecs et Latins; Classiques Français et Italiens; Archéologie; Histoire Naturelle; Voyages; Costumes; Livres Illustrés du XVIII Siècle; Livres de Fetes; Reliures aux Armes

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41 pp. catalogue of an auction of 125 fine and rare titles from the collection, most dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries, full annotation and documentation, index, 27 fine plates (3 in color). Large 4to. 1/2 leather and cloth, orig. wrpps. bound in. Milan 1930.
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image of The A. Edward Newton Collection of Books and Manuscripts. Rare Books, Original Drawings, Autograph Letters and Manuscripts..

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3 vols.: I. A-D. II. E-M. III. N-Z. 230, 276, 176 pp. critical and descriptive catalogue of nearly 2,000 items, incl. embroidered bindings, illustrated books, a substantial fragment of a Gutenberg bible, etc., ca. 100 plates throughout showing leaves, bindings, etc. Sm 4to. Cloth, d.j. New York (Parke-Bernet) 1941. Three related supplements from the magazine American Bookfinder are laid… Read more
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Catalogo delle Cose d'Arte e di Antichità d'Italia. Vol. 6. Fiesole

by Italy. Direzione Generale delle Antichità e Belle Arti

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350 pp. art and architectural inventory of the town of Fiesole edited by Odoardo H. Giglioli, all works with commentary on condition and bibliogr. documentation, notes, bibliography, indices, illustrations throughout. 4to. Wrpps. Rome (Libreria dello Stato) 1933. Chamberlin 2429.
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image of Dreyfus Collection. [Alternate subtitle from half-title: Certain of the sculptures from the collection of Gustave Dreyfus, Paris, which was acquired in its entirety from the executors of his estate in MDCCCXXX by Sir Joseph Duveen, bart.]

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1 pp. intro. to the Dreyfus collection of Renaissance sculpture by Kennedy, professor of art at Smith College, with annotated list of plates, followed by 57 orig. tipped-in photographic plates, also by Kennedy, ranging in size from approx. 11 1/4" x 15" to 8 1/2" x 10", of examples in the collection from the Italian (pls. I-L) and Northern… Read more
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Spiridon. 28 pp. auction catalogue for a sale of 65 paintings by European painters, including works by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Tintoretto and John Constable, detailed description for each painting, 32 plates. Very light foxing in margins of plates, small pencil notes in margins. 4to. Wrpps., edges rubbed, slightly stained. Amsterdam (Ellerman, Harms & Co.)… Read more
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image of Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Illuminierten Handschriften in Österreich. Vol. I. Die Illuminierten Handschriften in Tirol

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306 pp. scholarly critical and descriptive catalogue by H.J. Hermann of illuminated manuscripts housed in collections from the Tyrolian region of Austria, with notes, chronological and subject indices, 123 text illustrations and 23 photoengraved plates showing leaves and details. Sm. folio. Cloth along spine detached and reglued. Leipzig (Karl W. Hiersemann) 1905. The present copy is one of seven… Read more
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Art of Cameroon

by Gebauer, Paul

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375 pp. ethnographic text on the Cameroon cultures, incl. material on social structure, ritual arts such as scarification, etc., with a catalogue of the collection of sculptures (wooden and metal), textiles, baskets, architectural elements, masks, personal ornaments, pipes and other utilitarian objects, smithery, etc., acquired by Gebauer and his family during their residence in Cameroon ca. 1930-50, hundreds of… Read more
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Holzschnitte der Guildhall-Bibliothek zu London

by London. Guildhall Library

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6 pp. introductory material including annotated list of plates by Campbell Dodgson, 12 excellent plates (4 in fine color) showing early woodcuts in the London collection. Large folio. Orig. cloth-backed boards. Berlin (Bruno Cassirer) 1914. (Graphische Gesellschaft, 20).
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2 vols., 501 pp. critical catalogue, by Matias Diaz Padron, of the collection's paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and their Flemish contemporaries, all with thorough bibliogr. documentation, bibliography, list of corrected attributions, indices, 335 pp. plate volume incl. list of plates and numerous illus. on 320 plates. Large 8vo. Cloth. Madrid (Patronato Nacional de Museos) 1975.
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$150.00