27 - 28 June 2005
ABBEY, Major J.R. (1894-1969) -- [A.R.A. Hobson and A. Fair.] Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings from the celebrated collection. London: Sotheby & Co, 21 June 1965-19 October 1970.
4o (248 x 179 mm), 6 volumes. Numerous plates, some in color. With price lists. First volume finely bound by FIONA CAMPBELL, green crushed morocco, gilt fillets forming geometric patterns across covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, silk liners, slipcase; the other volumes in original printed boards.
B.H. Breslauer's working copies, except vols. 3 and 4, which are not annotated. Complete set of the Abbey series of binding sales. (6)
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