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Jonghe d'Ardoye (Théodore, vicomte de), 1874-1965; Havenith (Joseph); Dansaert (Georges), 1876-1960

Armorial belge du bibliophile

Brussels, Société des Bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique, 1930
Three volumes (30.5 cm), I (Maisons souveraines et gouverneurs généraux des Pays-Bas; Amateurs ecclésiastiques): xii, 384 pp., text illustrations, plates 1-17. II (Abbayes et institutions religieuses; Royaume, provinces, villes, universités et institutions civiles): vi, pp.385-630, text illustrations, plates 18-26. III (Amateurs particuliers): vi, pp.631-948, text illustrations, plates 27-38. Paged continuously. Loose in portfolios, as issued. Uniform publisher’s printed wrappers. - “A major reference source for armorial bindings from Belgium and the Low Countries, covering both private and institutional owners. Well illustrated with drawings of armorial stamps, and pictures of bindings” (David Pearson, Provenance research in book history: a handbook, London 1994, p.115). ¶ “Exemplaire No. 5. Imprimé pour M. le Vicomte de Jonghe” (of 50 special copies printed on “papier de Hollande Pannekoek”; the remainder of the edition of 700 numbered copies was printed either on “papier Hendon de luxe” or on “papier Hendon ordinaire”). Light spotting on some page edges; overall in excellent state of preservation.
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