[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] Catalogues 8 § 9 § 12-16 and Bulletins 1 § 3-6 § 9-47 View larger
Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] Catalogues 8 § 9 § 12-16 and Bulletins 1 § 3-6 § 9-47

Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1979-2012
Fifty-one catalogues (varying sizes, from 21 to 29 cm), as issued, in the publisher’s printed wrappers. - A fine run of the scholarly catalogues issued 1979-2012 by the late Patrick Joseph (”Paddy”) King (d. 2013). Except for a few catalogues on specific subjects, a wide range of stock is presented, with annotated copies, books in interesting bindings, or with interesting provenances, documents (especially travel diaries), printed ephemera, always featured. In our notes below, we have highlighted mostly early continental bindings, which were perhaps Patrick’s main focus. Of these he gives meticulous descriptions of lasting value. An almost-complete set: it lacks nine “Catalogues” (1-7; 10: A Miscellany; 11: Bibliography) and three “Bulletins” (2, 7-8). ¶ Very good, unmarked copies.
Subjects
Bookbindings - Booksellers' catalogues
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
King, Patrick Joseph ("Paddy"), died 2013
Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)
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  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 8] Five centuries of bookbinding in the British Isles

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1979
    (20.5 cm), [108 pp., illustrations. 92 items. Price list inserted (stamped in red “out of date”). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes bindings identified with the Lattice Binder, Garrett Godfrey, Martin Dature, Robert Steel, William Nott (Queen’s Binder A), Elkanah Settle, Mathewman, George Grierson’s Binder (on a set of four volumes of Statutes of Ireland, 1786-1794, ex-Joseph Baer, Frankfurter Bücherfreunde, volume 14, 1920, pl.XCV), among others. “500 copies printed” (advertisement for “Catalogues still available”).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 9] Bookbindings [other title:] Fifty bindings

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1980
    (20.5 cm), [68] pp., illustrations. 50 items. Price list inserted (stamped in red “out of date”). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 6) eight volumes of Cicero’s Opera (Lyon: Gryphius & Frellon, 1555, 1560-1562) in matching bindings by Williamson of Eton, and bindings from American, Austrian, English, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Scottish, Spanish, and Turkish shops. “500 copies printed” (advertisement “Catalogues still available”).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 12] Fifty rare books

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, [1982]
    (20.5), 44 pp., illustrations. 50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes bindings identified with the Huntsman Binder, the Fontainebleau Binder (Etienne Roffet), Pecking Crow Binder, and John Brindley. Illustrated on the cover is an empty Roman binding for Apollonio Filareto (lettered with his name and “De Somniis”).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 13] Fifty books

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, [1984]
    (23.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 14] Sixteenth century books

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, [1988]
    (23.5 cm), 40 pp., illustrations (31 altogether). 50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes bindings made for Sir William Pickering (on 1538 Venice Appianus, with annotations in Pickering’s hand), for the Marques of Astorga with armorial fore-edge painting (on 1540 Frankfurt Isocrates), for Gian Federico Madruzzo (on 1577 Paolo Manuzio Apophthegmata), for the medical doctor “Io. Alberto Phisi” (on three works of Galen, Lyon 1547; returned to the market, Christie’s, 26 June 1996, lot 77, where credited to the Roman binder Marcantonio Guillery), and for Giacomo Boncompagni (on Aventinus, Annalium Boiorum, 1554).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 15] Printing in Venice 1501-1564

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, [1991]
    (25.5 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 75 items. Price list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes a Roman binding by Niccolò Franzese for Gaspar de la Hoz (on Paolo Manuzio’s 1535 Lactantius), a Venetian binding by the “Emblematic Binder” (on Speroni, Dialogi, 1543), and a Venetian “grid” binding (on Tacitus, Le Historie Auguste, 1544). Illustrated on upper cover is a Roman binding by the “Sanvito Binder” (on Ortica’s commentary on Caesar, Venice: Niccolo Zoppino, 1530). “Limited to 250 copies” (advertisement in Patrick King’s Bulletin 18).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 16] A Miscellany

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, [1991?]
    (28.5 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 50 items. Price list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers (in colour). Reproduced on the upper cover (item 7, £17,500) is an anonymous portrait in oils on panel (286 × 232 mm) of a (Dutch?) book gilder in his atelier. Other notable items include books annotated by Sir Edward Deering (Beccadelli’s Vita Reginaldi Poli, Venice 1563) and by Belisatio Bulgarini (Gabriel Giolito’s Geoponica, Venice 1549).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 1]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1983
    (21 cm), 28 pp., illustrations (on wrappers). 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrappers torn; corner bent.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 3]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1983
    (21 cm), 28 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 4]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1984
    (21 cm), 28 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 5]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1984
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes a Parisian blind-stamped “trade” binding ornamented by the arms of François I (from the Gunder Nordbäck collection, dispersed by Sotheby’s, 26-27 June 1983).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 6]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1984
    (21 cm), 16 pp., illustrations. 50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 9]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1985-1986
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 10]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1986
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 26, £2500) an extra-illustrated, presentation copy of Abraham Bosse, Traicté des manieres de graver en taille douce sur l’airin (Paris 1645), from the library of the painter Daniel Dumonstier (1574-1646), whose work Bosse is known to have engraved.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 11]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1986
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 12]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1986
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Ink annotation in margin opposite item 4.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 13]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1988
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on lower wrapper is a Spanish binding decorated with pierced-heart and phoenix tools (on Alardus, Selectae similitudines sive collationes, Venice 1579).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 14]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1988
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Numeral in ink on cover.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 15]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1989
    (21 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Clean tear in wrapper.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 16]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1989
    (21 cm), 36 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 17]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1990
    (21 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Illustrated on the lower wrapper is a full-page self-portrait in oils by the German painter Friederike Julie Liszewska (1772-1856), contained in the album amicorum of Friedrich Nagel, 1794-1800. ¶ Numerals in ink on cover; annotation opposite item 8.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 18]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1991
    (21 cm), 28 pp., illustrations.50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 33) a binding with arms of Conte Claudio Rasino of Cremona (on M.A. Muret, Orationes, Lyon 1591; ex-Chandon de Briailles collection).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 19]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1992
    (21 cm), 52 pp., illustrations. 101 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 20]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1992
    (21 cm), 32 pp., illustrations. 50 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on lower wrapper is a Parisian “entrelac” binding by Jean Picard (on 1540 Simon de Colines edition of Martial; see Bulletin 22, item 83).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 21]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1993-1994
    (21 cm), 64 pp., illustrations. 137 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 22]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1994
    (21 cm), 76 pp., illustrations (in colour on covers). 146 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 23]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1994-1995
    (21 cm), 52 pp., illustrations. 100 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 24]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1995
    (21 cm), 40 pp., illustrations. 75 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 25]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1995
    (21 cm), 72 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes a fanfare binding by Simon Corberan with painted arms of Charles III Duc de Lorraine and his wife Claude de France (on Tabourot, Les Bigarrures, Lyon 1600).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 26]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1995-1996
    (21 cm), 52 pp., illustrations. 97 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 56) an unusual mid-17th century English morocco binding, with the authors’ names (Juvenalis, Persius) lettered on upper cover (on Paolo Manuzio 1535 edition).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 27]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1996
    (21 cm), 48 pp., illustrations. 101 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 28]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1996
    (21 cm), 52 pp., illustrations. 101 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on lower wrapper is a binding by the “Atelier des Petits Classiques” (so-christened by Michon) on Paolo Manuzio’s edition of Cicero, De Officiis libri tres, 1555. It is part of a uniformly bound set of Cicero’s works printed by the Aldine press; other volumes were offered in the Schiff sale (Sotheby’s, 23 March 1938, lot 53), Belin catalogue (1910, item 677), Stainton sale (Sotheby’s 26 February 1954, lot 68). Also offered (item 43) is a French strapwork binding with an escutcheon filled by a backward-looking bird and initials AG (on three texts, printed Paris 1549 and Lyon 1551).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 29]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1997
    (21 cm), 68 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 30]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1997
    (21 cm), 48 pp., illustrations. 104 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 31]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1997
    (21 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 32]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1998
    (21 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. 151 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 33]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 1999
    (21 cm), 76 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 34]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2000
    (21 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 162 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 35]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2000
    (21 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on the upper cover is a fine Parisian binding by the “Atelier au Coeur Empanaché” (on Contarini, Opera, 1571). Includes (item 35) an elaborately gilt 18th-century Italian morocco binding (on a book printed at Trento’s Episcopal Press, 1756, and probably bound locally).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 36]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2001
    (21 cm), 76 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 38) a rare Italian prize binding, its covers lettered: Praemium. Optimatum. in Schol. Mutinens. / Anno MDCCXCI Instaur. Archig. Mut. Ann. XIX.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 37]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2001
    (21 cm), 84 pp., illustrations. 167 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on upper wrapper is an elegant Parisian binding by Etienne Roffet (ex-libris Henri Vanden Block, 1740-1807) on lower wrapper is a London binding c. 1640 associated with “The Lord Herbert / Squirrel Binder” (so-christened by Mirjam Foot).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 38]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2002
    (21 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 153 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 39]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2002
    (21 cm), 88 pp., illustrations. 166 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on lower wrapper is a (Lyonnese?) binding featuring portrait medallions of Dido & Plato (on Alberto Trotti, De vero et perfecto clerico libri duo, 1535).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 40]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2003-2004
    (21 cm), 88 pp., illustrations. 151 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 139) an unusual early-18th century London binding with owner’s name “I. Hill” stamped in blind in a corner on the upper cover.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 41]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2004
    (21 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 125 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 42]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2005
    (21 cm), 80 pp., illustrations. 135 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on upper cover is a Parisian binding decorated by an entrelac medallion centrepiece associated with the Claude de Piques bindery (on Herodian, Historiae, Lyon 1559).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 43]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2006
    (21 cm), 92 pp., illustrations (in colour on covers). 151 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 61) an 18th century Venetian calf “publisher’s binding”, ornamented on upper cover with the “Bee” device of the local printer Nikolaos Glykis the Younger, and on lower cover by a Madonna-and-Child tool (Georg Veloudis, Das griechische Druck- und Verlagshaus Glikis in Venedig, 1670-1854: das griechische Buch zur Zeit der Türkenherrschaft, Wiesbaden 1974, Abb. 5).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 44]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2007
    (21 cm), 92 pp., illustrations. 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on covers is a forgery by Louis Hagué of a Grolier binding (on Lazare de Baïf, 1541). The provenance of the copy and the saga of Hagué’s activities are brilliantly retailed. Item 80 (£7500) is a heavily annotated copy of Carlo Sigonio’s edition of Livy (Venice: Apud Paulum Manutium, 1566), inscribed on an endleaf “Ex. Dni. Claudij Putéani Regij Consiliarij lib. m. sc.” (cf. Jérôme Delatour, Une bibliothèque humaniste au temps des guerres de religion: les livres de Claude Dupuy: d’après l’inventaire dressé par le libraire Denis Duval (1595), [Paris] 1998, pp.144-145 no. 192).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 45]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2008-2009
    (21 cm), 100 pp., illustrations (in colour on covers). 151 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 46]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2010
    (21 cm), 96 pp., illustrations (in colour on covers). 150 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on the upper wrapper is a detail from a Parisian binding ornamented with portrait medallions of Judith & Holofernes, by the “Pecking Crow Binder” (on the first volume of Froissart’s Chronicle, Paris 1530; ex-Moss and Abbey collections, latterly Sotheby’s, 20 June 1967, lot 1856, resold Bonhams, Oxford, 24 Feb 2009, lot 401). Both covers of this binding were lettered originally “Guillaume Bellasis”. Reproduced on the lower wrapper is a 16th century Parisian binding by the “Atelier au Coeur Empanaché” for Méry de Vic (on Lucian, Opera, Lyon 1549).
  • Patrick King Rare Books (Stony Stratford)

    [Stock Bulletins, numbered series: 47]

    Stony Stratford, Patrick King Rare Books, 2012
    (21 cm), 100 pp., illustrations (in colour on wrappers). 151 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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