27 - 28 June 2005
NIXON, Howard M. Broxbourne Library: Styles and Designs of Bookbindings from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century. Introduction by Albert Ehrman. London: Maggs Brothers for the Broxbourne Library, 1956.
Large 4o. Numerous photographic plates, some color mounted. Original quarter vellum and cloth over bevelled boards, gilt-lettered leather spine label (label a little worn), top edges gilt.
ONE OF 300 COPIES PRINTED. Laid in is a keepsake in honor of Albert Ehrman, Mss and Printed Books Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ehrman to The Friends of the National Libraries, The British Museum, and Other Libraries from 1925 to 1970, Oxford, 1970. With corrspondence from the Ehrmans and a corrected typed draft of Breslauer's condolence letter to Mrs. Ehrman on her husband's death. Breslauer, Uses, p. 30 ("essential reading for any student of bindings").
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