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HOBSON, Anthony.

Apollo and Pegasus

An Enquiry into the Formation and Dispersal of a Renaissance Library.

Stock Code
93278
Amsterdam, Gerard Th. Van Heusden, 1975
£300

Limited edition of 652 copies in total, this one part of the 250 reserved for subscribers of the work, numbered and signed by the author.
This brilliant work by British historian Anthony Hobson (1921-2014) finally casts the light on one of the biggest mysteries in the history of bookbinding. Digging through archives and with a thorough work of analyse, Hobson managed to identify the original owner of the dispersed Apollo and Pegasus-bound collection of about 200 works, of which only about 150 remain today.
The work contains the results of Hobson's research, a detailed bibliography of the Apollo and Pegasus bindings, and various appendixes.

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Description

Folio, xviii, 250 pp., numerous black and white illustrations in text, 26 full page plates including 2 in colour. Blue cloth gilt, red label to spine, medallions in blind to covers and spine, dust jacket. A fine copy.

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