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HOBSON, Anthony Robert Alwyn (b. 1921). French and Italian Collectors and their Bindings illustrated from Examples in the Library of J.R. Abbey. Oxford: Charles Batey at the University Press for presentation to members of the Roxburghe Club by Major Abbey, 1953.
2o (335 x 260 mm). 89 plates. Original quarter brown morocco gilt. Provenance: the collector (bookplate).
LIMITED EDITION. Handsomely produced for the Roxburghe Club, the book is in fact a collection of essays, embedding an enormous amount of research. Breslauer, Uses p. 28.
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