Large woodcut exlibris (border 175 × 144 mm) of Veit Tuchsenhauser, dated 1542, when Tuchsenhauser was Propst zu Kloster Pfaffmünster bei Straubing (diocese of Regensburg). Nothing seems to be known of his library; it could be that Tuchsenhauser’s books became incorporated in the monastery library at Pfaffmünster, and entered the market in 1803, after its secularisation. One other impression of this exlibris is known.
Two volumes (28 cm), xvii (3), 390 (2); iv, 494, (2) pp., profusely illustrated. Uniform contemporary French quarter-leather bindings, marbled page-edges. - Second, revised edition (original edition Paris: Librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1870-1873). B.H. Breslauer, The Uses of bookbinding literature (New York 1986), p.17. ¶ From the auction sale of the Handbibliothek of the art-dealer Walter Bornheim (1888-1971), conducted by F. Zisska & R. Kistner, Munich, 27-28 March 1984, lot 2036. Attractive copy.
(19.5 cm), xix, 531 pp., numerous text illustrations,  leaves of plates (1 chromolithograph, 2 in colour; printed tissue guardsheets). Publisher’s green cloth, stamped in gold; top edges gilt. - Translation of Deutsche und österreichische Bibliothekzeichen (Stuttgart: Julius Hoffmann Verlag, 1901). ¶ Bookseller’s ticket on lower paste-down: The Torch Press Book Shop, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Spine sunned; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.
(31 cm), clii, 352 (7) pp., with 279 unnumbered figures in the introduction, and 563 numbered figures in the text, 24 plates (22 in colour, 2 folding). Bound by Gustaf Hedberg (1859-1920), Stockholm, in half-morocco; monogram on upper cover. - The standard work on Swedish Royal armorial bindings. The artist and collector Arthur Sjögren was editor of Svensk ex-libris Tidskrift (1911-1917) and published extensively on the exlibris in Sweden and Nordic countries. The present work on royal book plates and armorial bindings is “his masterpiece and also one of the best produced Swedish books of the 1910s. It was printed by one of the leading printers in 18 copies on Japanese paper and 550 numbered copies [this is no. 334] on handwoven paper” (Sten G. Lindberg, Swedish books 1280-1967, Stockholm 1968, pp.60-61 no. 85). ¶ The binding is signed by Hedberg at the foot of the spine; his ticket is placed in the lower outer corner of the front free-endpaper. Superb copy.
(25.5 cm), xvi, 235 pp. 212 text illustrations. Bound in quarter-morocco, a collector’s binding. - Guide to armorial bindings and exlibris of French physicians and pharmacists. ¶ Copy 300 of 700 printed on paper satiné, in fine state of preservation
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.
Zurich, Schweizer Bibliophilen Gesellschaft, 1933-1937
Two volumes (32 × 24 cm), I: viii, 403 pp. II: xii, 432 pp., 135 plates, 38 plates showing heraldic outlines. Uniformly bound in publisher’s beige cloth. - A catalogue of more than 8000 Swiss bookplates, compiled by a prominent collector whose own collection is now in the University Library of Basel. Edition limited to 600 copies (this is no. 52 of 225 numbered copies distributed to the Société Suisse des bibliophiles). ¶ From the auction sale of the Handbibliothek L’Art Ancien, Zürich, conducted by F. Zisska & R. Kistner, Munich, 27-28 March 1984, lot 462. Spines lettered in pencil (A-L, M-Z); otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.
Two volumes (28.5 cm), I (Texte): vii, 309 pp. II (Album): 200 plates. Uniformly bound in collector’s cloth (original wrappers bound in; binder’s ticket: Robert Stevens | Relieur | 387, ch. de Wavrel | Bruxelles). - “Le volume de texte comprend plus de trois cents pages où sont énumérés, avec de brèves notices sur leurs possesseurs, 1.350 ex libris. L’album de deux cents planches reproduit plus de 600 de ces pièces. En outre le texte est truffé, lui-même, de 12 gravures tirées à part sur les cuivres originaux – et admirablement tirées” (from a review by Émile Gavelle, in Revue du Nord, volume 21, 1935, pp.75-80). “Cet ouvrage e été tiré à trois cents exemplaires sur papier Lafuma numérotés de 1 à 300”. ¶ This copy is no. 197. Exlibris of Emmanuel de Hennin de Boussu Walcourt (1876-1954). Excellent copy.
San Francisco; The Hague, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts; Martinus Nijhoff, 1975; 1956
Two volumes (30 cm), I (1975): xi, 596 pp. II (1956): xi, 463 pp. Reproductions of collectors’ marks. Publisher’s cloth. - A standard tool for understanding the provenance of works on paper, recording and illustrating the stamped and written marks of public and private collections, marks used by dealers, mounters, printers, publishers and engravers, as well as studio and estate stamps (5215 in total). For every mark, Lugt wrote an entry presenting details about the collector or institutional collection. The first volume is a facsimile reprint of the previous Amsterdam 1921 edition. ¶ Fine copies.
(38 × 30.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 64 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “An album, rather than catalogue, in which every one of the 64 exhibits is reproduced life-size… This is the first attempt to put across, in graphic form, not only the nature but the importance of this sort of evidence, and its own importance cannot be overstated. All libraries should invest in a copy, or better still several copies, of Marks in books now, and the bookseller and book-collector will profit from it too. Buy now, while stocks last (The Book Collector, Spring 1986, pp.79-80). First edition (reprinted in 2005). ¶ Slight shelf wear; otherwise a fine, unmarked copy.
(20 cm), 15 (1) pp., 3 illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A discussion of inscriptions of ownership in sixteenth-century books, by the antiquarian bookseller and bibliophile Roland Hartmann, St. Gallen. “Privatdruck des Auktionshauses Hartung & Karl… in 500 Exemplaren als Neujahrsgruß für 1986” (colophon). ¶ Very good copy.
Three volumes (30 cm), I (Testo e indici): 559 (1) pp. II (Repertorio): 14,  pp., with 1251 illustrations. III (Repertorio):  pp., with illustrations 1252-2523. Uniform publisher’s cloth, printed dust jackets. - Out of print (www.editricebibliografica.it). ¶ Fine set with minimal traces of use and no marks of ownership.
(28 cm), 44 pp., 68 colour and 4 black & white illustrations. 54 catalogue entries. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Useful catalogue reproducing exlibris and other marks of ownership present in books collected by Otto Schäfer. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
Providence, RI, Associates of the John Carter Brown Library, 2008
(28.5 cm), xx (2), 85 (1), illustrations (most in colour). Publisher’s decorated cloth binding. - Catalogue illustrating books in the JCB collections exhibiting various marks of ownership (book brands from Mexican libraries, ink stamps, supralibros, exlibris), embellished bindings, fore-edge paintings, pen facsimiles (to complete imperfect books) and methods of restoration. ¶ As new.