Hamburg, Germany: Hauswedell & Nolte, 1982. Softcover. Octavo, 133 numbered pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in the Art Nouveau style. ¶ The legendary auction of Insel-Verlag books assembled by the great bibliophile Alfred Bergmann. Altogether 833 lots described, with images throughout in black and white, depicting bindings and illustrations.
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London and New York: Verso, 2010. Softcover. Octavo, 378 pages. ¶ Highly important study on the advent of moveable type and its subsequent impact on Western culture. Originally written in French, the present work was translated into English by David Gerard, and edited by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and David Wootton.
Hamburg, Germany: Hauswedell & Nolte, 1985. Softcover. Octavo, 220 pages. Profusely illustrated throughout in the Art Nouveau style. Original illustrated wrappers. ¶ Auction catalogue of an important collection of books published by the Insel-Verlag. 1033 lots described, with images throughout in black and white showing bindings and illustrations.
Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Large 4to (28.5 x 22 cm). 101 pp. 19 b/w illustrations with 1 fold-out plate. Hardcover. In original dustjacket (slightly worn with small tearsk). Needham's discovery at the Library of Congress of an unknown Caxton imprint inside a contemporary English binding.....
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto, 266 pages, original cloth with dustjacket. Some markings on fore edge. Illustrated in black and white and color. ¶ Charles Ricketts (1866-1931) was an innovative book designer, typographer, wood engraver, and publisher of the highly influential Vale Press. An.....