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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Leipzig: Faber & Faber, 2005. Large 4to (305 x 230 mm). 239,  pp. With 140 color illustrations. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine, original printed dustjacket. Catalogue of 1,448 items. With "Zur Geschichte der Sammlung" (Karla Faust); "Die Buchenbande" (Andreas Wittenberg); Widerspruchlichkeiten (Holger Nickel); Zeittafel.....
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.
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.....