Author:John Sparrow (1906-1992)

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Visible Words: A Study of Inscriptions in and as Books and Works of Art.

By: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press,: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-320

ISBN: 0521065348

Condition: Used: Very Good


Series: The Sandars Lectures in Bibliography. FIRST EDITION. 4to. 11 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. (xvi), (152) pp. Half-title, printer's device on title page, 63 black-and-white figures, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Gray cloth, spine titled in gilt, dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, corners bumped, jacket soiled. Very Good. With a quick glance at ancient inscriptions, this book studies the development of the inscription - a text composed ... View more info

The Collected Lapidaria.

By: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Settrington, York:, Stone Trough Books,: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-262

ISBN: 0954454200

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 300 copies. Translations by Raymond Shaw-Smith, Introduction by Nicolas Barker. 8vo. 8 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches. 370 pp. Printed in red and black, indexes; text clean, unmarked. Red-stamped oatmeal cloth, dust-jacket with lithographic design by Mark Hearld and printed at the Curwen Press; binding square and tight. Fine. Latin inscriptions, primarily on stone, were the special interest of John Sparrow, classical scholar, bibliophile, and Warden of All... View more info

Lapidaria (Volumes 1-8, complete).

By: John Sparrow (1906-1992).

Price: $850.00

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: CH814-266

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


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 Sex... View more info