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by POLLARD, Alfred W

Condition: very good(+)


New York: Methuen, 1912. hardcover. very good(+). 40 illustrations including cooper plate frontispiece, all with tissue guards. 331pp. Tall thick 4to, original gilt stamped red cloth, spine richly gilt; lightly rubbed, ownership bookplate, uncut. New York: Methuen, 1912. Very good (+). Standard work, in the Connoisseur's Library series, edited by Cyril Davenport; chapters on incunabula, and on illustrated books of Germany, Italy, France, England, etc.
  • Bookseller: Argosy Book Store US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 15767
  • Title: Fine Books
  • Author: POLLARD, Alfred W
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - very good(+)
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Methuen
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1912


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gilt
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bookplate
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
Incunabula
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plate
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Cloth
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