Sotheby's (New York)

Fine books and manuscripts including the Leonard B. Schlosser collection of illustrated books (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, New York, 17-18 June 1992)

New York, Sotheby's, 1992
(27 cm), [292] pp., illustrations. Lots numbered 1-635. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The sale of the Schlosser collection (lots 415-635) on the processes of illustration, with emphasis on aquatint and lithography, and colour printing, was rightly organised according to illustration process: woodcut and wood engraving (lots 415-438); engraving, etching, mezzotint and aquatint (lots 439-504); lithography (lots 505-601); contemporary fine printing, bibliography (lots 602-635). Other parts of his library had been dispersed by the trade: a collection of John Milton’s literary works was sold by Seven Gables, in 1975; a collection of emblem books by Marlborough Rare Books, in 1987; and Schlosser’s principal collection, on the history of papermaking, had been presented to the New York Public Library, in 1986. A sale of his Japanese books and prints was conducted by Sotheby’s, 4 June 1992. See the memoir by Arthur Vershbow, in Grolier 2000: a further Grolier Club biographical retrospective (New York 2000), pp.347-350. ¶ Unmarked copy.