Collegeville, MN: Order of Saint Benedict, 2005. Hardcover. A beautiful book documenting and celebrating the creation of the magnificent Saint John's Bible, which was written and illustrated entirely by hand. The project involved the skills and talents of artists, calligraphers, and scholars over a several year effort beginning in 1998. There are hundreds of color photographs documenting the creative process and the beautiful results. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine. In a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in yellow to spine. Binding, dust jacket at interior are all in fine condition, with a heartfelt gift inscription to free front endpaper. 10 x 11.5 inches. 216 pages. BOB/081717. Fine / Fine.
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London: Royal Academy of Arts published in association with Weidenfeld & Nicolson, . Hardcover. Although best known today for his Nonsense rhymes and verse, Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a fine and prolific artist of landscapes, natural history, and travel scenes. This catalogue of the exhibit of Lear's work held at the Royal Academy in 1985 brings together for the first time on this scale the full range of this highly talented artist's work (from the publisher). In addition to the many illustrations, the catalogue includes three introductory essays, a chronology, and bibliography of his Nonsense books and of his ornithological work. Bound in black cloth with title in gilt to spine and front cover. In a red dust jacket with title to spine and cover. A few nicks and small tear along edge of jacket but very good. The bound volume is in fine condition. Large quarto. 216 pages. BOB/103116. Fine / Very Good.
England and Delaware: Private Libraries Association and Oak Knoll Press, 2016. Hardcover. The first detailed account of the work of this prolific and imaginative Pre-Raphaelite illustrator of the nineteenth century. Hughes is particularly remembered for his illustrations for books for children [dust jacket]. Includes appendices with a checklist of the books and periodicals, a supporting bibliography, and extensive notes. With almost 200 b&w illustrations. Bound in dark blue cloth with title in gilt to spine. With a blue pictorial dust jacket with title in black to spine and front cover. In near fine condition 7.25 x 11 inches. 325 pages. PRERAPH/010319. Near Fine.
Edinburgh: Otto Schulze and Company, 1910. Hardcover. 8vo. 1 of 350 copies. Inscribed by the author "To ? Cloy in affectionate remembrance Don C. Setiz June 27, 1910." Light brown cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front board. Light foxing to endpages, else very clean interior with bright text. Tight binding. A nice copy. 181 pages. BOB/040405. Near Fine.