Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1961. Hardcover. Fine black cloth 8vo., bright gilt to spine, boards clean. In fine brown paper dust jacket with black title to front panel. Endpapers browned opposite inner dust jacket flaps, else clean, bright interior. Strongly bound. Includes frontispiece and a few other illustrations. With some notes on his pictures and portraits. Index, 255 pages. Books on Books. BOB/12303. Near Fine / Fine.
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New York: Union Theological Seminary, 1927. Hardcover. 8vo. 1501 - 1700. First Edition. An excellent reference on theology and English history. Each volume is well organized with bibliographical entries listed by date and author. Beige cloth boards with black titles to spines. Slight browning to spines. Small black mark to spine of volume IV. All volumes have clean, bright interiors. Laid-in bookplates of H.P. Kraus to several volumes. Volume I has 562 pages; Volume II has 802 pages; Volume III has 827 pages; Volume IV has 643 pages; Volume V has 682 pages. BOB/072007 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Near Fine.
Hopewell, NJ: Sans Serif Studio, 2015. Paperback. Limited to 150 unnumbered copies. An artist and a professor of art, Nell Battle Booker Sonnemann became deeply interested in fiber, fabric, and appliqué during the last three decades of her life. She was particularly intrigued by appliqué techniques used in Third and Fourth World countries, but found that little scholarship and very few photos documenting this area of study existed. She took it upon herself to investigate further, to travel around the world, and to commission others to travel for her when her health began to fail. This collection of twelve journals include photographs, research, and anecdotes from her (and her friends') travels into the Canadian arctic, Syria, Egypt, the Peruvian Amazon, India, Indonesia, Finland, Bhutan, Tibet, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Panama, Japan, Senegal, Nigeria, and Palestine. The introductory booklet includes three essays: a background on the project and how Nell came to it, a biography and remembrance of Nell, and an essay by Nell herself. She writes: "My search was an adventure, and from the beginning the joy in telling the story has been at odds with my sense of duty to my graduate training in bibliography and research. Now I know that, for better or worse, 'Wings of a Ragtag Quest' has been just this - playing - and that is what it wants to be." All twelve volumes are bound in side-stapled illustrated paper wrappers and are housed in a grey box. Digitally printed. Each copy has a different piece of cloth appliqué extending out of the box. The box measures 10 x 7 x 4 inches and is titled in printed cloth on one side. ARTB/010218. Fine.
Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1961. Hardcover. First edition. Brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In tan dust jacket with black title to front panel and blank spine. Old price sticker to front flap of jacket. Offsetting from jacket to endpapers, else clean interior. Illustrated. Corrigenda laid in. 255 pages. BOB/111416. Fine / Near Fine.
Toronto: Robert Wu, 2002. Hardcover. Number 16 of 150 copies signed and numbered by Robert Wu. A beautiful miniature book in a unique leather binding by Robert that showcases his multiple talents as a binder, artist, and paper marbler as well as celebrating his love for the cello. For this book he has compiled cello practice tips obtained from his readings, practice, and his cello teacher Mrs. Marsha Moffitt. With several illustrations by Robert including a portrait of famed cellist Jacqueline du Pre. In his colophon, Robert writes of his love for miniature books for their challenges, beauty, and, of course, size. Bound in brown leather with decorative inlay in front cover and title in gilt to spine. The book has a cover of lovely marbled paper and a brown leather spine and fore-edges. Housed in a slipcase in the same marbled paper with leather fore-edges. Printed in Times New Roman type. In fine condition. Book measures 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches. Slipcase is 1 1/2 x 1 7/8 inches. MINIATURE/112918. Fine.
Toronto: Robert Wu, 2002. Hardcover. Number 20 of 300 copies signed and numbered by Robert Wu. A lovely miniature book by Robert that showcases his multiple talents as a binder and artist as well as celebrating his love for the cello. For this book he has compiled cello practice tips obtained from his readings, practice, and his cello teacher Mrs. Marsha Moffitt. With several illustrations by Robert including a portrait of famed cellist Jacqueline du Pre. In his colophon, Robert writes of his love for miniature books for their challenges, beauty, and, of course, size. Bound in cream paper covered boards with title in gilt on spine and gilt ornament on front cover. Printed in Times New Roman type. In fine condition. Book measures 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 inches. MINIATURE/112918. Fine.