Lapidaria (Volumes 1-8, complete).

By: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Price: $850.00

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FIRST EDITIONS, LIMITED to 100; 200; 125; 160; 200; 200; 200; 200 copies. These 8 volumes are: Lapidaria. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1943). [WITH]: Lapidaria Altera. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951). [WITH]: Lapidaria Tertia. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954). [WITH]: Lapidaria Quarta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1958). [WITH]: Lapidaria Quinta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965). [WITH]: Lapidparia Sexta. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1969). [WITH]: Lapidaria Septima. (Cambridge: Rampant Lion's Press, 1969). [WITH]: Lapidaria Octava. (Cambridge: Rampant Lion's Press, 1969). 4to. 10 x 7 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. 22; 12; 17; 18; 17; 20; 28; 18 inscriptions, title pages and colophons printed within a red engraved design by Reynolds Stone, each opening with an English note upon the source of the text on the left and the original Latin text on the right, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Uniformly bound in cream paper over flexible wrappers, titled in black; bindings square and tight, paper on Tertia and Quarta toned, light shelf wear to extremities and Lapideria and Lapideria Altera with bumped corners. All housed in a cream-cloth cover clam-shell cox with printed paper spine label by Heritage Bindery. Overall Very Good. These volumes consist of Latin inscriptions taken from various sources gleaned from the readings of the editor. Presented in a very severe typographic sensibility, the text consists of notes in English on the sources of the texts on the left of each opening with the Latin text on the right, and includes handsome title pages and colophon designed by Reynolds Stone (1909-1979). John Hanbury Angus Sparrow was in English academic, barrister, book collector and Warden of All Souls College, Oxford (1952-1977). His formal education was a Winchester College and New College, Oxford. At Oxford, Sparrow was well known as a book collector and bibliographer and was President of the Oxford University Society of Bibliophiles.

Title: Lapidaria (Volumes 1-8, complete).

Author Name: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Illustrator: Reynolds Stone

Categories: Graphic Arts,

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: CH814-266

Keywords: John Sparrow, Lapidaria, Limited Edition, Fine Press, Reynolds Stone