Early printed books, incunables, fine bindings and illuminated manuscripts (catalogue of an auction conducted by Phillips Son & Neale, London, 15 November 1989)
London, Phillips Son & Neale, 1989
(24.5 cm), 48 (8) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 172 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Collection of Otto Shaw, offered as “The Property of a Gentleman”: “This sale comprises works entirely from one collection privately formed in the late ‘40’s and ‘50’s. It is remarkable for its strengths in, and the examples it provides of, early French printing, particularly that of Paris and Lyons” (from Catalogue foreword). Cf. Otto L. Shaw, “Contemporary collectors XXXVIII: Early Parisian printing” in The Book Collector, Autumn 1964, pp.327-334. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced. No price list.