GROLIER

[ Presentation copy from Robert Elwell of the Grolier Club. ] The Plantin Press, Los Angeles | Check List of an Exhibition | Books, Catalogues, &c., printed by Saul and Lillian Marks.

Author: 
Robert Elwell of The Grolier Club, New York; Saul and Lillian Marks, The Plantin Press, Los Angeles; Jake Zeitlin
Publication details: 
The Grolier Club, New York. 13 September through December 1971. [ Printed by Saul and Lillian Marks, The Plantin Press, Los Angeles. ]
£50.00

16pp., 12mo. Stitched into cream wraps with title printed in red on cover. In good condition, with slight wear to overlapping edges of wraps. Inscription in pencil at head of first page: 'ABR from Bob, 1972 | - see colophon' ('ABR' is the London antiquarian bookseller Anthony Bertram Rota). The 'Acknowledgments' (rather than a colophon) on the last page begin: 'Saul and Lillian Marks wish to thank Mr. Robert Elwell for inviting the Plantin Press to show its work at the Grolier Club, [...]'.

[Book of type specimens.] Old Faces of Roman and Medieval Types lately added to the De Vinne Press.

Author: 
[The De Vinne Press] [Theodore Low De Vinne (1828-1914), American printer and authority on typography]
Publication details: 
Printed at the De Vinne Press, No. 12 Lafayette Place, New York. 1897.
£180.00

[4] + 47pp., 8vo. In printed wraps. Internally in fair condition, on aged paper, with slight staining to the corners; in worn and chipped wraps. A handsome production, as one might expect from one of the nine founders of the Grolier Club, with a two-page introduction followed by a full-page reproduction of the Ascensius printer's device, and 47 examples of pages set in various point sizes of Cushing, Ancient Roman, Jenson, Satanick, Louis XV, and Century Roman. No copy on COPAC, six American and one French on WorldCat.

Printed colour advertisement for the 'Edition de Luxe' of Richard F. Burton's translation of the 'Arabian Night's Entertainments [...] The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night' ('Kamashastra Version'), illustrated by Albert Letchford.

Author: 
Richard F. Burton [Sir Richard Burton, translator of 'The Arabian Nights'; Albert Letchford; Grolier Society London]
Publication details: 
Grolier Society London. [1890?]
£120.00

1p., 12mo. Printed in black, brown and red. A mixture of gothic and roman type, within a decorative pseudo-Arabic border enclosing the words 'Edition de Luxe.' at the head, and 'Grolier Society London' at the foot. The text begins 'A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Night's Entertainments now entituled the Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night with introduction explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem men and a terminal essay upon the nights in twelve volumes by Richard F. Burton.

[Printed item.] Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography 1796-1896. [With introduction by Louis Prang.]

Author: 
Louis Prang [The Grolier Club, Artistic Lithography Exhibition, 1896; The De Vinne Press]
 Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography
Publication details: 
[The De Vinne Press.] At the Grolier Club, 29 East 32nd Street, New York, 6 to 28 March 1896.
£75.00
 Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of a Centenary of Artistic Lithography

12mo, 73 pp. Introduction followed by bibliography (pp.11-19). In original red and black printed wraps. Good tight copy, in lightly-worn and chipped wraps. Unlimited edition, without illustrations. The only copies of this edition at the British Library and University of London.

The Splendid Library of the Late Edwin B. Holden, at one time President of the Grolier Club, New York City. To be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Mrs. Holden.

Author: 
Edwin Babcock Holden (1861-1906) [AUCTION CATALOGUE; THOMAS E. KIRBY, AUCTIONEER; GROLIER CLUB]
Publication details: 
28, 29 and 30 April, and 1 May 1920; At the American Art Galleries [Lent & Graff Co, New York].
£150.00

Quarto. Unpaginated (circa 240 pages?). 1789 lots. Numerous plates. Good, in worn contemporary olive cloth binding, with black label. Front wrap, printed in black and red, bound in at rear. Most lots priced in manuscript. Many fine bindings, privately printed, association and Kelmscott Press items. Preceded by four-page Prefatory Note giving a resume of the collection.

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