Hodgkin (John Eliot) - Rariora.

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Rariora: being notes of some of the printed books, manuscripts, historical documents, medals, engravings, pottery, etc., collected by John Eliot Hodgkin, F.S.A. Vol.I[-III]. 3 vols, complete, illustrations, portraits, plates (part coloured, part folding), 29 X 23cm, London, Sampson, Low, Marston & Co, Ltd, [1902].

Title within decorative border; headpieces, initials, floriated endpapers, numerous facsimiles of title-pages, autograph letters, etc. Finely printed upon hand-made paper in black, greyish-green and slate, many illustrations inserted or within the text. Cream cloth with decorative endpapers, spines and upper boards gilt, gold tops. Boards a bit soiled. Presentation inscription from the Trustees of the late John Eliot Hodgkin, dated May 1926. A very good set.

(1) Sibi et Amicis. A word on the threshold. Classification of the collection. A note of the collection. Index to notee. (2) Preface to incunabula. The dawn of typography. The invention. Wooden types. The evolution of the type-mould. Incunabula in the collection. Palaeo-typographica hollandica. XVth century proclamations. Watermarks. Bibliographical books. Index to incunabula. (3) Preface to historical broadsides. English broadsides. Index to broadsides. Halinitropyrobolio. Books on fireworks. Fireworks displays. Index to firework books and displays. Lusus naturae.

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