New York: Scribner, Armstrong, and Co., 1875. Hardcover. With fold out map to front. Brownish red cloth boards with gilt title to spine and black title to front cover. Minor wear and light fraying to spine ends, edges of boards, and corners. Bookplate from church library to front pastedown. 228 pages plus ads. MEDIEV/102518. Very Good.
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New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1875. Hardcover. With 19 chromolithographs by K. Kellerhoven and over 400 black and white wood engravings. Paul Lacroix (1806 - 1884) was a French author and bibliophile who worked in the Imperial Library of the Arsenal, Paris when researching the arts included in this volume. First issued in French, this is a later edition translated into English. Bound in red suede over red pebbled cloth covered boards with gilt title and decoration to spine and front board. Three inch split to leather along top of front joint. Soiling to boards including dampstaining along bottom edges, wear and fraying to edges of boards, and heavy rubbing and scuffing to spine and hinges. Minor toning to pages. Foxing to some pages including tissue guards. Dampstaining to bottom margins of most pages. Still an attractive book with wonderful illustrations, despite noted wear. Size: small quarto. 548 pages. ART/020223. Very Good.
London / New York: Duckworth and Co / Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Hardcover. An attractive book bound in three quarter blue leather over blue cloth covered boards with red and gilt title label to spine. Art Nouveau style gilt flower to spine panel. Minor fading and a few scuff marks to spine. Light bubbling to cloth on front board. Marbled endpapers. Foxing to fore-edges, first and last few pages, and to occasional spots to rest of interior pages. Filled with photographic illustrations, sketches, and architectural plans. Penciled ownership signature to front free endpaper. An excellent reference on Medieval, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Gothic Art and Architecture - with a focus more centered around architecture; although, sculpture, stained glass, mosaics, and more are included. 315 pages. ART/122623. Very Good.
New Haven, CT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1997. Hardcover. Bernard Rosenthal (1920-2017), book and text manuscript seller and collector, specialized in Medieval manuscripts and early printed books from the beginning of his career as an antiquarian bookseller in 1953. He was born into a family of legendary European booksellers. His masterpiece was considered to be his Catalogue 34, which was subsequently published as this catalogue from the Beinecke Library at Yale University. This remarkable scholarly catalogue achieved Rosenthal's goal of producing a catalogue of books in which the presence of annotations would be ranked on the same level as the printed text and given proper descriptions to emphasize their importance as primary sources. The catalog has an alphabetical short-title list, c chronological short-title list, the catalog itself, a bibliography, and an index of owners and annotators. There are reproductions from the pages of text and annotations throughout the book. Printed in Dante types that was redrawn for digital setting. Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt titling to spine. Binding and text pages are in near fine condition save for light speckling to top and fore-edge. Measures 8.5 x 12 inches. 389 pages. BOB/041020. Near fine.
Manchester: University Press, 1916. Hardcover. This lecture describes a burglary of the king's wardrobe that occured on April 24, 1303. Ex-library with pocket to rear pastedown and library stamps and markings to various pages. Disbound and laid into the original binding of blue linen over paper covered boards with black title to front board. Call number in white to spine and call number in black to front board. Dampstaining to edges of front board and rubbing to boards. Includes a plan of Westminster Abbey and Palace as well as two full page plates reproducing a medieval manuscript showing the Outrage at Anagni and the Outrage at Westminster. Minor browning to interior. Clean overall aside from library markings and a few light smudge marks. Rear cover and interior do not show signs of dampstaining. 24 pages. ENG/111122. Good.