Category Archives: Private collections

Discovery of a sales receipt

Brian Johnson, son of Folger Johnson of Portland, Oregon [see this earlier post], has found the sales receipt for his father’s copy of the Chaucer from Philip C. Duschnes, 5 May 1945, for $950 (probably Census 4.400 and 4.412). Advertisements

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Reference to one of the vellum copies

The following article contains a reference to item 1.10 in our Census, a vellum copy bound by Kurt Londenberg, presently in a private collection in Switzerland: “Ala Londenberg: Nachträge zum Werkverzeichnis Kurt Londenberg.” Philobiblon, 42.1 (March 1998): 26–45, no. 23.

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Private collection, New York

Private Collection, New York. ¶ Doves binding (1896). On a rear endpaper, lower left near gutter, is some writing:  “c.p.  Ap. 18 / 10  R.W.” Fawn-colored chemise and slipcase. Provenance: Sotheby, 28 October 2010 [Library of an English bibliophile], lot 24 … Continue reading

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John Rich

John Rich (private collection), Lithuania. ¶ Bayntun binding. Green crushed morocco binding; gilt lettering on spine. Signed on inside front cover: “Bound by Bayntun (Rivière) Bath. England.” Approximately half of the illustrations have been colored by a later hand. No … Continue reading

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Private Collection, New Hampshire

Private collection, New Hampshire. ¶ Peter Geraty binding. Johnson–Parker copy. Alum-tawed pigskin binding with gold lettering and design on cover and spine. Signed on lower back binding with Praxis Bindery stamp and “20.PG.10.” The original quarter linen binding and endpapers are laid … Continue reading

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