London: Sotheby's, 1937. Softcover. Large 8vo., bound in original printed wrappers. 205 pages, with 38 additional leaves of plates. 1478 lots. Covers chipped at spine ends and corner. Small spot on front cover. Very good. Item #374
¶ AN IMPORTANT SALE FOR THE STUDY OF THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, featuring a remarkable series of Parisian bindings from the library of Thomas Wotton (the "English Grolier"); that these were all dated 1552 has never been explained. There is also a highly significant Blake collection, various manuscripts, etc. Forty-seven black-and-white reproductions on 36 leaves: illustrated are bindings, illustrations, etc., with additional reproductions in text. Extensive notes in pencil in some places.