A Monograph On Privately Illustrated Books; A Plea For Bibliomania

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byDaniel M. Tredwell

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... serted the portrait of our Sam Johnson, the lexicographer, of Lichfield, born in 1709. This was an unpardonable blunder. In a few weeks, however, I received a parcel containing the portrait and a note from Mr. Smith announcing, in an ex would not myself undertake to do it for the price." The tribunal gave a verdict for the plaintiff of $760. A curious trial has lately been held (1874) at the Tribunal de Commerce de la Seine, relative to an Aldine Horace. M. Gromier, a bookseller of Bourg (Ain), purchased in a sale with some other books, which he bought for a trifle, an Aldine Horace, dated 1509. He placed it in a book-cover of Grolier, which had adorned another work, and priced it in his catalogue at frs.500. It was purchased by the Comte de Jonage. M. Bachelin-Deflorenne, the well-known buyer of old and curious books, applied for it to M. Gromier, who referred him to the Comte de Jonage. The last expressed his willingness to part with it at the price of frs. 2200, and sent M. BachelinDeflorenne, at the same time, a designation of the book, setting forth that it was a Horace of Aldus, dated 1509, in a Grolier binding of red morocco, with his customary inscription -- "Johannis Grolieri et Amicorum." On receipt of this description, the bargain was concluded; but when it was once in his possession, M. Bachelin-Deflorenne declared that his employers refused to accept the volume; that, although the book was edited by Aldus, it was not in a Grolier binding made expressly for Grolier, and that the book had never belonged to Grolier. The Comte de Jonage persisted in his demand to be paid the frs.2200, declaring that he had concealed nothing from his purchaser; that the description which he had sent M. Bachelin-Deflorenne was perfectly correct; that the Horace edited by ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... serted the portrait of our Sam Johnson, the lexicographer, of Lichfield, born in 1709. This was an unpardonable blunder. In a few wee...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662765

ISBN - 13:9780217662765

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