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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Maggs Brothers, 1939 4to., First Edition, with q frontispiece and numerous photographs and facsimiles (a number full-page, including 10 fine views of rooms); original pictorial wrappers, blocked and lettered in black, attractively bound in blue full buckram, gilt back, original yapped wrappers preserved, an elegant copy. Issued to mark the removal of the company from its premises at 34-35 Conduit Street to its present location at 50 Berkeley Square. (Book ref. 9704)
Maggs Brothers, 1978 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and facsimiles in the text; original printed wrappers, a fine copy. Fourth volume of a splendid seven-part series. (Book ref. 11331)
Maggs Brothers, 1977 Sm. 4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and facsimiles in the text; original printed wrappers, a fine copy. Third volume of a splendid seven-part series. (Book ref. 11330)
Maggs Bros., 1980 Roy. 8vo., with a frontispiece, title-vignette and very numerous fine coloured and monochrome facsimiles (many full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The frontispiece depicts the front page of the first Maggs catalogue, issued in 1870. (Book ref. 4280)
Maggs Bros, 1975 4to., First Edition, with numerous fine full-page photographs in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, bright, clean copy. The catalogue lists 308 notable bindings. (Book ref. 20178)
Maggs Bros., 1953 8vo., with a fine coloured frontispiece and very numerous facsimiles and reproductions (one in colour and many full-page) in the text; original wrappers printed in red and brown, uncut, covers mildly age-soiled, backstrip a little frayed at head else a very good, clean copy. The catalogue lists 123 notable items, with full index. (Book ref. 10554)
Maggs Bros, Leamington Spa, 1969 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece and numerous illustrations and facsimiles in the text; original wrappers printed in red and white, a near fine copy. An invaluable reference listing, in addition to the main series of catalogues, 'Mercurius Britannicus', the renowned Bulletins of Oriental and European Miniatures, the special catalogues (London and Paris) and the 'Serie Francaise'. With subject and library indexes. (Book ref. 3209)
Maggs Brothers, 1936 4to., with a frontispiece and numerous facsimiles (the majority full-page) in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, vertical strip offset on upper wrapper else a remarkably bright, clean copy. This major catalogue lists 684 items dating from 1469 to 1926; includes an index of authors. THIS COPY INCLUDES THE VERY SCARCE TRIBUTE TO BENJAMIN DAWSON MAGGS WHICH WAS LOOSELY INSERTED IN THIS CATALOGUE BUT IS NOW OFTEN MISSING. 'Ben' Maggs (1862-1935), eldest of the brothers and second President of the ABA, died on 4 October 1935; the tribute comprises a two-leaf insert with mounted photograph. (Book ref. 3546)
Maggs Brothers, 1936 4to., with a frontispiece and numerous facsimiles (the majority full-page) in the text; original printed wrappers, sewed as issued, covers lightly soiled, backstrip a little worn else a very good, clean copy. This major catalogue lists 684 items dating from 1469 to 1926; includes an index of authors. (Book ref. 3547)