27 - 28 June 2005
NIXON, Howard M. Twelve Books in Fine Bindings from the Library of J.W. Hely-Hutchinson. Oxford: Printed [by Charles Batey at the Univeristy Press] for Presentation to the Members of the Roxburghe Club by John Walter Hely-Hutchinson, 1953.
2o (457 x 308 mm). Title-page printed in red and black. Color frontispiece and 14 plates, 8 in color, by Emery Walker Ltd. Original red quarter morocco, gilt-lettered on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut (joints lightly rubbed).
FIRST EDITION. Included are: Bible in Greek, 1545 bound for King Edward VI; Munster, 1551 bound for Henry, Prince of Wales; Lucian MS. and Cicero, 1534-37, both from Jean Grolier's library; Euripedes, 1503 bound for Marx Fugger and Erasmus, 1540 bound for Thomas Wotton. Breslauer, Uses, p. 30 ("containing highly important essays on French and English bindings").
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