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1 A Book of Miniatures 
Formaggio, Dino, and Carlo Basso (editors); Peggy Craig (transl.)
New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1962. First Thus
Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Ex-Library 
Red cloth, lettered in gold foil. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped, with handwritten call number on lower spine panel, no other exterior marks. Modest shelf wear, cloth showing a few light soil marks and rubbnig to lower spine. Firm binding. 144 pp., illus. w/ 132 tipped-in color plates, some full page. A lovely production, here essentially intact with relatively minor cosmetic defects. 032483 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 A Catalogue of Fifteenth Century Books and Fragments in the Public Library of Victoria [Australia] 
Foxcroft, Albert Broadbent; Ernest R. Pitt (pref.)
Melbourne, Australia: Brown, Prior and Co. for the Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria, 1936. First Edition
Buckram 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Good. N/A Ex-Library 
Original edition, brown 1/4 cloth, gray paper covered boards, lettered in black, deckled text block edges. Ex-library, typically marked/stamped, moderate shelf wear. Covers are mildly soiled and somewhat tanned toward edges; chipped with loss at both spine extremities, affecting title lettering. Perforation stamps to title page, frontis., one internal and final leaf of text, interior otherwise intact. xii,163 pp., 619 catalogued entries, index. Acceptable reference copy. BIBL0424 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 A Catalogue of Russian Icons Received from the American Russian Institute for Exhibition [1931 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition catalog] 

New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1931. 1st Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VG-. Book 
Gray wraps, lettered in orange. Modestly soiled covers, mild shelf wear. Firm binding, clean interior. xvii,20 pp. + [20] b&w plates at rear. 2nd ptg. (1200 copies): Feb. 1931. 038405 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 A Century of Dutch Manuscript Illumination 
Delaisse, L. M. J.
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1968. 1st Edition
Original Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very Good. No Jacket Book 
Blue buckram, lettered in gold foil. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped but did not circulate and thus shows little actual wear. xii,102 pp., 161 illus. at rear including some color plates. Firm binding, clean interior beyond ex-libris marks. 038480 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 A Century of Dutch Manuscript Illumination 
Delaisse, L. M. J.
Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1968. 1st Edition
Original Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Fine. Near Fine Book 
Blue buckram, lettered in gold foil. As issued. xii,102 pp., 161 illus. at rear including some color plates. Firm binding, clean interior. Light blue illus. dust jacket is somewhat sunned along joints and spine panel, with a few creases at corners, nicely preserved and now in mylar. Collector-grade copy. 038483 
Price: 50.00 USD
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6 A Century of French Painting 1400-1500 
Ring, Grete
London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1949. 1st Edition
Buckram Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Near Fine. Very Good Book 
Red buckram, lettered in gold foil. Slight shelf wear, slightly age-toned text block edges and endpapers. 251,[4] pp., illus. w/ 175 plates, 50 illus. in text including 6 color. Dust jacket is modestly rubbed at corners and spine extremities, with mild creasing to bottom right corner. Publisher's promotional catalog laid in at rear. 038369 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 A Chaucer Handbook 
French, Robert Dudley
New York: F. S. Crofts and Co., 1932. 
Cloth 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. VG+. 
3rd ptg. Black cloth, lettered in gilt. Cloth is flecked in a few spots on both covers, with gilt lettering partially rubbed away. xi,394 pp., frontis. Former owner signature on front pastedown. Some underlining and checkmarks on one page of Table of Contents, a few scattered instances of underlining through interior. LIT0034 
Price: 4.50 USD
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8 A Christmas Letter 
Callot, Jacques, Master Graver of Lorraine
Philadelphia, PA: Moncure Biddle and Co., 1944. First Edition
Original Wraps 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VG+. 
Tan stiff paper wraps, lettered in black. Extended edges are a bit worn; small soil mark on lower front cover, mild dampstaining along a portion of spine panel, not affecting interior. 56 pp., illus. endpapers, illus. w/ b&w reproductions of engraved plates. 018152 
Price: 7.50 USD
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9 A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar 1607-1677 052122408X / 9780521224086
Pennington, Richard
Cambridge, London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982. First Edition
Cloth 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. VG- 
Dark blue cloth, gold foil on brown title cartouche on upper spine panel. Slightly rubbed bottom edge with lightly exposed bottom corners, otherwise nearly as issued. lxiv,452 pp., illus. 2,733 entries, some in multiple parts, indexed. A few instances of neat annotations in pencil internally. Dust jacket rubbed along joints, flap folds and edges, with mild chipping at corners, price-clipped front flap, now in archival mylar. From the personal library of print and engraving specialist Paul McCarron, Paul McCarron Gallery, New York. 023576 
Price: 235.00 USD
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10 A Descriptive Catalogue of the John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia 
Wolf, Edwin II (editor); A. S. W. Rosenbach (intro.)
Philadelphia: Free Library of Philadelphia, 1937. First Edition
Buckram 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Not Issued Book 
Dark red buckram, lettered in gilt. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. [xvi],219 pp. + index, illus. w/ (42) plates. 038411 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 A Handbook of English Medieval Sculpture 
Gardner, Arthur
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1935. First Edition
Decorative Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. No Jacket 
Gray cloth, decorated and lettered in royal blue. Lightly soiled cloth, a bit of shelf wear. Former owner signature on front flyleaf. xxiii,392 pp., 490 b&w figures, both full page and set into text. Text block edges are somewhat spotted, and top edge of latter leaves shows slight dampstaining, not affecting any text or illustrations. Rear cover shows light dye run, also from moisture contact, a merely cosmetic issue. Firm binding, otherwise clean. M010 
Price: 14.50 USD
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12 A History of the Crusades [I: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem; II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East 1100-1187; III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades][Complete in 3 Volumes, Slipcased] 
Runciman, Steven
Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1954. 
Cloth 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. Near Fine 
Complete in three (3) volumes, uniformly bound in red cloth, lettered in gilt. All 3 volumes essentially as issued. Dust jacket show minor shelf wear in the form of rubbed corners, light soiling, with mildly toned spine panels, all now in archival mylar; Vol. I DJ shows the word "definitive" in ink on lower front panel, and Vol. II DJ shows a small (approx. 1/4" hole on lower spine). Accompanying slipcase shows light soiling, with neat clear tape repairs to one top and one bottom edge. Vol. I is 4th ptg. (1954); Vol. II 2nd ptg. (1954); Vol. III 2nd ptg. (w/ corrections, 1955). Scarce matched set, very nicely preserved. 022682 
Price: 125.00 USD
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13 A Sign and a Witness: 2,000 Years of Hebrew Books and Illuminated Manuscripts (Studies in Jewish history) 0195056191 / 9780195056198
Gold, Leonard Singer (editor, intro.)
New York: New York Public Library/Oxford University Press, 1988. First Edition
Softcover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
Dark blue color pictorial wraps. Light shelf/handling wear, slightly rubbed corners. Square, uncreased binding, clean interior. Former owner's signature in pencil on half-title. xiv,224 pp., 185 catalogued works, illus. 034209 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 A Summary Guide to Western Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts At Princeton University 0878110348 / 9780878110346
Bennett, Adelaide, Jean F. Preston, and William P. Stoneman
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, 1991. 1st Edition
Soft cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. Book 
Stiff color pictorial wraps. Slight shelf wear, nearly as issued. [iii],75 pp. 038476 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 A Taste for Angels: Neapolitan Painting in North America, 1650-1750 0894670468 / 9780894670466
Neill, Mary Gardner, Lawrence J. Ruggiero, and Marc F. Wilson (fwd.); Judith Colton and George Hersey (intro.); D. Stephen Pepper, John T. Spike, Robert Enggass, Carmen Bambach Cappel, Evonne Levy, David Nolta (essays)
New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987. First Edition
Soft Cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. 
xv,355 pp., illus. w/ color, b&w plates. Very slight shelf wear; front flyleaf stamped as deaccessioned from non-circulating art museum collection, otherwise unmarked. Square, uncreased binding. 012287 
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 A Wreath for San Gemignano B0007DMXWS
Aldington, Richard
New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1945. 1st Edition
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. VG+ Book Netta Aldington 
Brown paper covered boards, spine panel lettered in gold foil. No designation of printing on copyright page, clearly a vintage issue but evidently not a first. 31 pp., illus. Essentially as issued. Illus. dust jacket is modestly soiled, otherwise only slight wear, now in mylar. Poetic homage to a Tuscan hill town destroyed in World War 2. 042795 
Price: 12.50 USD
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17 Abbayes Cisterciennes [Cistercian Abbeys] 
de Segogne, Henry (photographs); La Marquise de Maille (text/captions)
Paris, France: Editions "Tel", 1943. First Edition
Original Wraps 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Good. 
Pictorial wraps. Front cover detached but present, with a few closed tears along binding edge. Covers show some toning/soiling. Text block intact, slightly toned. Text in French. xxii pp. +70 b&w photographs, map. Acceptable reference copy. 022752 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Abendländische Miniaturen bis zum Ausgang der romanischen Zeit [Tabulae in Usum Scholarum 10] 
Boeckler, Albert
Berlin and Leipzig, Germany: Verlag von Watler de Gruyter and Co., 1930. 1st Edition
Original Cloth 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Book 
Tan cloth, lettered in black. Ex-library copy, typically marked/stamped but did not circulate and thus shows minimal actual wear. ix,106 pp. + 106 b&w plates at rear. Firm binding, clean interior beyond ex-libris stamps and slight foxing to a few of the later plates. Text in German. 038421 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Adventures in Light and Color: An Introduction to the Stained Glass Craft 
Connick, Charles J. [Charles D. Maginnis (fwd.)]
New York: Random House, 1937. First Thus
Cloth Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Good. No Jacket 
1st "Regular Edition." Original edition, newly and handsomely rebound in black cloth, lettered in gold foil on spine panel, with new endsheets, top text block edge dyed black (as issued). Errata slip tipped in at half-title. Nominally ex-library, with perforation stamps to half-title, frontis. (margin only), and title page only, a few marks on copyright page, all plates unaffected and fully intact. xvi,428 pp., illus. w/ 42 tipped-in color plates, 48 collotype plates. Interior generally clean and intact, text block edges mildly soiled/toned. Plate XXXI at p. 242 appears to have been detached, with slightly chipped edges, and reattached when the book was rebound. Presents as issued (Fine), evaluated as Near Fine with note to rebound status. Functional, durable copy of a scarce work. 009925 
Price: 170.00 USD
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20 Aires of Olde: A Collection of Medieval Tunes Arranged for Small Harp B004QU5OHY
Zaerr, Laura (arr.); Linda Zaerr (text transl.)
Edmonds, WA: Paradise Music, 1989. 
Good. Book 
Light gray wraps. Modest handling wear, a few light soil marks to covers with water stain at top rear corner. 18 pp. Former owner's signature inside front cover. 040564 
Price: 10.00 USD
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21 Airs et danses du moyen age pour harpe celtique [Airs and Dances of the Medieval Age for the Celtic Harp] [E.M.T. 1671] 
Polonska, Elena
Paris, France: Editions Musicales Transatlantiques, 
Softcover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. 
Booklet, green wraps, lettered/illus. in white. Modest handling wear, thumbed covers. 32 pp. 035328 
Price: 25.00 USD
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22 Albrecht Durer: ein geistiger Erneuerer 
Heinemann, Gustav W., Carlo Schmid, and Alfons Goppel
Bonn, Germany: Bundesdruckerei, 1971. First Edition
Original Wraps 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Near Fine. 
Booklet, wraps. Reden zum Durer-Jahr 1971. 36 pp. Text in German. Lightly toned covers. 027595 
Price: 20.00 USD
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23 Albrecht Durer: Intaglio Prints, Engravings, Etchings and Drypoints 0879200014 / 9780879200015
Strauss, Walter L.
New York, NY: Kennedy Galleries, 1975. First Edition
Hard Cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Near Fine. No Jacket 
Black cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered and decorated in silver foil. Slightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. xix,260 pp. + 105 full page plates at rear. 023574 
Price: 50.00 USD
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24 Albrecht Durer: Woodcuts and Wood Blocks [The Woodcuts and Wood Blocks of Albrecht Du?rer] B0006CJS8M
Strauss, Walter L. (editor)
New York: Abaris Books, 1979. 1st Edition
Hardcover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very Good. Not Issued Book Albrecht Du?rer 
Red cloth, lettered in gilt with black partial title panels on front cover and upper spine. Cloth rubbed along joints and at corners and spine extremities with evidence of repair to mend cloth separation along upper front joint, minor exposure to bottom corners and at heel of joints, slight scratch to back cover. Text block edges a bit dulled by use. 768 pp., fully illus., with addenda/corrigenda sheet laid in. Firm binding, clean interior. Very scarce. 044081 
Price: 450.00 USD
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25 All the Frescoes of the Sistine Chapel 
Heusinger, Lutz, and Fabrizio Mancinelli
Firenze, Italy: Monumenti, Musei e Gallerie/Istituto Fotografico Editoriale, 1973. First Edition
Soft Cover 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Very Good. N/A 
96 pp., color plates. Slight binding lean, edge wear, moderate shelf wear. 004688 
Price: 4.50 USD
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