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    Beautiful Group of Books About Books

    Eight Books About Books, including: Henri Pène du Bois. American Bookbindings in the Library of Henry William Poor. New York: George D. Smith, 1903. First edition, limited to 200 copies on Holland paper of which this is number 130. Inscribed by Pène du Bois on front free endpaper to the prominent industrialist and banker Marsden J. Perry. A very good copy. [and:] Second copy, not inscribed. Copy numbered 139. Very good. [and:] Catalogue of the Collection of Books in Valuable Bindings of the Late Professor W. H. Corfield M.D. London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1904. A near fine copy. [and:] Chickering & Sons. The Commemoration of the Founding of the House of Chickering & Sons Upon the Eightieth Anniversary of the Event. Boston: [Chickering & Sons], [1904]. Very good. [and:] Douglas Cockerell. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Text-Book for Book-Binders and Librarians. London: John Hogg, 1906. A fine copy. [and:] Robert Alexander Peddie. An Outline of the History of Printing: To Which is Added the History of Printing in Colours. London: Grafton & Co., 1917. A very good copy. [and:] J. Howard Whitehouse. The Craftsmanship of Books. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1929. Very good. [and:] The Andrus Bindery: A History of the Shop 1831-1838. Hartford: [Privately Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book], 1940. A fine copy. All first editions, except the Cockerell.

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    Eight Books About Books, including: Henri Pène du Bois. American Bookbindings in the Library of Henry William Poor. New York: George D. Smith, 1903. First edition, limited to 200 copies on Holland paper of which this is number 130. Inscribed by Pène du Bois on front free endpaper to the prominent industrialist and banker Marsden J. Perry. Octavo. 77 pages. Full blue cloth with gilt stamped front and spine. Lightly rubbed. A very good copy. [and:] Second copy, not inscribed. Copy numbered 139. Very good. [and:] Catalogue of the Collection of Books in Valuable Bindings of the Late Professor W. H. Corfield M.D. London: Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 1904. First edition. Octavo. Unpaginated. Full brown cloth with leather spine label. Lightly rubbed. A near fine copy. [and:] Chickering & Sons. The Commemoration of the Founding of the House of Chickering & Sons Upon the Eightieth Anniversary of the Event. Boston: [Chickering & Sons], [1904]. First edition. Octavo. 93 pages. Quarter gray cloth with gray paper boards. Gilt titles on front and spine. Top edge gilt. Modest foxing to endpapers. Insect damage to rear gutter. Binding cracked around page 69. A very good copy. [and:] Douglas Cockerell. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Text-Book for Book-Binders and Librarians. London: John Hogg, 1906. Second edition. Octavo. 350 pages. Custom full brown morocco with five raised bands and six ruled compartments. Gilt titles on spine. Boards are double-ruled and elaborately decorated in gilt with green leaves and red blossoms inlaid. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with gilt ruling and designs. Scattered foxing throughout. Housed in a matching custom clamshell box with detached lid. A fine copy. [and:] Robert Alexander Peddie. An Outline of the History of Printing: To Which is Added the History of Printing in Colours. London: Grafton & Co., 1917. First edition. Octavo. 58 pages. Full green cloth with gilt stamped titles on front and spine. Lightly rubbed and soiled. Toned endpapers. A very good copy. [and:] J. Howard Whitehouse. The Craftsmanship of Books. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1929. First edition. Octavo. 48 pages. Publisher's full blue cloth with gilt stamping. Lightly rubbed. Minor foxing to page edges. A very good copy. [and:] The Andrus Bindery: A History of the Shop 1831-1838. Hartford: [Privately Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book], 1940. First edition. Octavo. 45 pages. Publisher's quarter green cloth with paper boards and spine label. A fine copy.



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