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London: Thames & Hudson, 1962. Illus. 8vo, green cloth, d.w. chipped and lightly soiled, a few pencil marks in margins. London: Thames and Hudson, (1962). History of the development of scripts in the Middle East and China. Also traces the development of the alphabet from the Middle East to Greek and Latin.
Zurich: Belser, 1985. Facsimile of a book in the Vatican Library. 50 pages, with 21 illustrations in 6 colors. Small slim 8vo, marbled boards. Accompanied by a text volume in German, of the same size & binding. (Zurich: Belser, 1985). Fine, in publisher's board slipcase. Scarce. The first treatise and illustration of Roman capital letters to appear in the Renaissance. Vat. Lat. 6852.
Venice: Appresso Piazzesi Legatore, 1975. Designed by Robert Frontier and printed in red & black with title page vignette and 26 ornamental initials from the alphabet attributed to Capcassa and Tridino. The accompanying text are humorous poems. Tall 8vo. Vellum-backed red patterned paper boards by Legatoria Piazzesi. Printed on handmade paper at the Scuola Emiliana Tipografica Artigianelli. [Venice]: Appresso Piazzesi Legatore, 1975. Limited edition - number 239 of 300 copies, signed by the author and designer. A near fine copy.....
London: Routledge, 1859. With Illustrations in black & white engraved by Edmund Evans. 25 pages, 12mo, cloth backed pictorial boards, soiled rubbed at the edges & worn at the corners; some childish pencilings on the back blank flyleaf inner hinges neatly reinforced. London: Routledge, Warnes and Routledge, (1859). A worn but charming and scarce book. Full page engravings for flowers beginning with each letter of the alphabet, verse below.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1931. An alphabet book illustrated with 23 (X, Y & Z are not shown) very slightly racy color plates of flappers aboard an ocean liner, each accompanied by a humorous verse. Olong 12mo, original color wrappers (one inch of paper loss at head of spine; internally clean). J. B. Lippincott: Philadelphia, 1931. First softcover edition. A very good copy of this uncommon book.
New York: James Gregory, 1864. Illustrated throughout with 26 wood-engraved prints, all with tissue guards. 32 pages, unpaginated. Short slim 4to, original white glossy pictorial stiff wrappers, lightly faded and soiled, rebacked in plain brown cloth. A charming children's alphabet book satirical in nature with rhymes. Each letter begins a rhyme with an illustration and together they tell the story of the origin, manufacture, & use of a hair dressing that was supposed to cure baldness. New York: James g......
Vienna: Graeser, 1897. Verschiedener Kunstepochen. Folio folder with cloth ties. 11pp of text in German, followed by 54 (of 56) single-sided plates, some in full color with gilt accents, some with spot color, all loose as issued in the cloth-backed printed board case. Wien: Carl Graeser, 1897. Zweite auflage. A very good(+) copy, but lacking plates number 5 & 45. K.K. Osterr. Museum fur Kunst und Industrie.
Paris: Belier, 1943. Black & white erotic wood engravings by Valentin de Campion. Tall slim 8vo, 67 pages, original pictorial wrappers, neat repairs to spine and joints. Paris: Editions du Belier, 1943. Limited edition - from a total run of 1312, this is number 19 of only 42 copies on Chiffon a la Forme, but LACKING the original pencil drawing.
New York: Ink, Inc., 2009. 26 small 4to sheets, loose as issued, in a pictorial paper folder within a red silk cloth clamshell case. (New York: Ink, Inc. 2009). Limited First edition. Twenty-Six copies were printed in February 2009, hand-colored and signed by the Artist. This is an A/P, additionally inscribed and signed "Bob"
New York: Ink, Inc., 2009. 26 small 4to sheets, loose as issued, in a pictorial paper folder within a pink silk cloth clamshell case, slightly bumped at corner and with small stain on cover. (New York: Ink, Inc. 2009). Limited First edition. Fine in a very good(+) slipcase. Twenty-Six copies were printed in February 2009, hand-colored and signed by the Artist. This is copy number 9, and includes an additional signed note on the verso of an original watercolor...