[Facsimile] Gebetbuch für Kardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg (Prayer Book for Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg) and the Commentary VolumeGlockendon, Gabriel [illuminator]; Stierlein, Georg [script by]; Thoss, Dagmar [commentary volume by] Limited to 499 copies. 100 sheet; 62 pp. Octavo. Hardcover, original leather binding, embossed gilt lettering and gilt decorations on the spine and covers, spine with five raised bands and two gilt-lettered red labels. All edges trimmed and stained in red. Printed marbled endpapers, green ribbon bookmark. Including 42 full-page coloured and gold-enhanced illustrations of landscapes, castles, etc. (originally by Glockendon), and 73 coloured decorative initials (by Georg Stierlein). Red rubricated text and smaller colored initials in the text. With the commentary volume, 8vo, brown linen covered boards with gilt letters on the spine and front cover, both housed in original linen slipcase, minor signs of shelf wear to the slipcase. Overall mint condition, as new. Facsimile print of the Nuremberg edition, 1536/37. #260 of 499 copies, Limited total edition of 998 copies in 2 partial editions. Text in German. The Mannerist-inspired prayer book, commissioned by Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490-1545), was completed by master craftsmen in 1537. It marks a moment of upheaval with regard to the iconographic conception that had been common up to that point and self-confidently moves away from standardized image programs. The original manuscript (written in 1537, access code 1847) is now located in Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Austria.
Bruyant, Jacques Limited to 980 copies. 146; 412 pp. Octavo. Hardcover, boards covered with red velvet, four decorative silver fittings attached to the corners of front board. Spine with five raised bands covered with the velvet, all edges trimmed and gilt. Tight binding, unread and unopened. Facsimile gilt decorated ex-libris bookplate of Joseph Widener on the front free paste-down. Including 46 richly coloured illustrations in late Gothic style, lavishly decorated with silver, gold leaf and brush, surrounded by tendrils in which animals, fruits and flowers are scattered, as well as 74 initials on a gold background. Comes with the scientific commentary volume, octavo, hardcover, boards covered with red linen, gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Plus publishers brochure, all beautifully housed in an acrylic glass slipcase, mint condition. The verse narrative written by Jacques Bruyant, a clergyman from Paris, served as an allegorical guide for newly married nobles. The book was written around 1342 and was the only illustrated edition until around 1430. Its illustrations primarily show everyday life and work scenes from the Middle Ages surrounded by tendrils in which animals, fruits and flowers. Today the manuscript is kept under the signature Widener 1 in the Free Library in Philadelphia. In 2005, the Facsimile Verlag Luzern created only 980 Arabic numbered copies (limited and hand numbered). This facsimile edition is out of print at the publisher and is no longer available there. This copy bears number 46/980. Text in German.
Colophon [Milne, David] First edition limited to 3000 copies. unpaginated. Quarto in original printed paper covered boards. Numerous B&W illustrations; an original print "Hilltop: a drypoint in two colors" by David Milne, signed. 3000 copies were done of this issue. Remains of dust-wrapper. Light rubbing to boards with some discolouration and wear to ends of spine. Boards lightly bowed, internally clean and unmarked. Very good condition. David Milne (18821953) was a Canadian painter, printmaker, and writer. He was profoundly different from most of his Canadian art contemporaries, especially Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven.
Aldrin, Buzz., Barnes, John Octavo. Blue pictorial dust-jacket. Purple paper boards and blue cloth spine. Silver lettering on spine. Trimmed edges. Half-title included. Signed by Buzz Aldrin on title page in blue pen. One B/W diagram of "Earth-Mars Cycling System" at rear, although it is not referenced in contents.
Boulet, Roger First. 155 pp. Quarto. Original white wrappers. Pictorial front cover. Minor rubbing on wrappers, a few small tidemarks on the spine and rear cover. Spine head has small tear at joint with front. Signs of shelf wear. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of paintings and sketches, including four colored. Previous bookseller stamp on the title page. Texblock is tight and unmarked. Good to very good condition. Famous for his broad range of Canadian landscapes in watercolors and oils. This art catalogue is the only reference book on Bell-Smith.
Schaefer, Carl Limited to 300 copies. unpaginated, 28 pp. Folio, 14 unstitched leaves bound in original ivory white wrappers. Black and red letters on the front cover, some faint scratches on the covers, minor wears to the corners. Deckle edges, including 12 black and white drawings depicting northern Ontario landscapes. Signed and numbered by the artist on the preface. Rare, very good condition. Carl Fellman Schaefer (1903-1995) was a Canadian landscape artist and educator. This book shows some of his early drawings. #82 of 300 copies.
White, Peter [Sybil Andrews] Quarto in original pictorial stiff card covers with B/W and colour illustrations in text. Text in French and English. Minor wear, including a slightly bent back bottom corner and small bumps on edges. Text is clean and intact. This item is in overall good condition. The standard catalogue on Sybil's work. Her prices have done nothing but increase in value and prestige over the years.
Brautigan, Richard First Edition 159 pp. Octavo. Illustrated dust jacket. Original blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. Dust jacket has some modest age toning and dust soiling, as well as more wear to top edge of spine, but overall a nice example. Dust jacket intact, not price clipped. Bookplate on front end paper. Clean text. Both dust jacket and book are in good condition. The author's first novel in the first issue with the unprice clipped wrapper priced at $3.95.
Brautigan, Richard First Octavo. Illustrated dust jacket. Original brown cloth boards with bronze lettering on spine. Minor shelf ware to edges of spine on book. Small felt pen mark on bottom edge. Dust jacket intact with Simon and Schuster small price sticker to front flap. One 0.4cm closed tear on front bottom corner of dust jacket, plus some shelf ware. Book and dust jacket in good to good+ condition.
Grattan, Patricia [curator and foreword by]; Burtch, Michael [director] First unpaginated [20 leaves]. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, olive with a blue illustration on the front cover. Mild signs of rubbing and shelf wear. Artist's signature on the first blank page, dated 1987, rare. Numerous B&W and colour plates, photographs of artist, his studio, and prints. Very good condition. David Lloyd Blackwood (d. 2022) was a Canadian artist known for his prints, depicting dramatic historical scenes of Newfoundland; such as shipwrecks, seal hunting, iceberg encounters and resettlement.
First unpaginated [20 leaves]. Oblong octavo. Original pictorial wrappers, olive with a blue illustration on the front cover. Mild signs of rubbing and shelf wear. Artist's signature on the first blank page, dated 1987, rare. Numerous B&W and colour plates, photographs of artist, his studio, and prints. Very good condition. David Lloyd Blackwood (d. 2022) was a Canadian artist known for his prints, depicting dramatic historical scenes of Newfoundland; such as shipwrecks, seal hunting, iceberg encounters and resettlement.