"Book Handbook. An illustrated guide to old and rare books. Vol 1 parts 1 to 9. 1947 to 1950 and Vol 2, 1951."

By: Reginald Horrox

Price: £80.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


"A two volume set covering the years 1947 to 1951 before Book Handbook became Book Collector. 5 x 7 inches, Vol 1 has 485 pages plus prelims, Vol. 2 has 216 pages including Index. Volume 1 covers 1947 to 1950 in 9 parts. Volume 2 covers 1951 with Index. Both Volumes are library-bound in navy-blue buckram covered boards with gilt titles to spine (Vol 1 the titles have become dulled, Volume 2 still bright) and crest blind stamped to front cover. Ex. Westminster Public Libraries, these books are in very good condition. Boards show some minor signs of handling and storage with corners a little rounded and a few minor marks. Bindings tight, no annotations or inscriptions; top edges are a little dust-marked but text and profuse illustrations clean and clear throughout (Vol. 1 has some minor tanning to page-edges in one section where the paper conforms to rationing standards). Westminster Libraries bookplates to front pastedowns, Vol 1 has a punch-hole stamp to title page, an index stamp to the reverse of the Title page and small Westminster Library stamps to the unprinted side of the numerous fold out plates in the book; Vol 2 has no stamps. For library books these are both remarkably free of library markings and appear very little used. We also have a 16 volume set, in the same binding, of Book Collector covering the years 1952 to 1967 - these are listed seperately but would make a handsome addition to this set. Please contact us for more information and photographs. These items can be viewed by arrangement. Our prices include p&p in the UK. For overseas purchasers we will ship by arrangement at cost."

Title: "Book Handbook. An illustrated guide to old and rare books. Vol 1 parts 1 to 9. 1947 to 1950 and Vol 2, 1951."

Author Name: Reginald Horrox

Categories: Antiques and Collectibles,

Publisher: Book Handbook/The Dropmore Press:

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jackets

Seller ID: 110972