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WILD (John James). Bookbinding in the Library of All Souls College. Twelve Plates Drawn by John James Wild. Ph. D.1880

[Privately Printed], [N.p.], First edition, folio (385 x 285 mm), title-page, dedication leaf, and eighteen leaves of plates, including: six facsimile leaves of title-pages (one reproducing two titles), six outline plates of bindings (one reproducing two outlines), and six fine chromolithographic plates of bindings (one reproducing two bindings), some light browning, orig. pale blue printed wrappers bound in, cont. quarter red morocco by Riviére, spine lettered in gilt, a very nice copy. This scarce privately printed catalogue contains details of seven fine sixteenth-century bookbindings selected from the library of All Souls College. The title-page of each is reproduced along with a plate outlining tooling patterns of each binding and a fine chromolithographic plate showing the binding in its full glory. Provenance: With the armorial bookplate of Henry J. B. Clements, with a note in his hand "Bt. at the Gennadius sale at Sotheby's, April 9th 1895."

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