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The Wormsley Library
A Personal Selection by Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E.

January 27 through May 2, 1999

Binding by Paul Bonet, 1957
Alphonse Daudet (1840–1897)
Aventures prodigieuses de Tartarin de Tarascon
Paris: par le Groupe de Bibliophiles et Amateurs d'Art, Scripta et Picta, 1937
Illustrated with 107 colored lithographs in text and 34 large decorated initials by Raoul Dufy
Quarto
330 x 250 x 33 mm
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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Binding by Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson for William Morris, 1884
Karl Marx (1818–1883)
Le Capital
Traduction de M. J. Roy, entièrement revisée par l'auteur
Paris: Maurice Lachatre et Cie., [1872–75]
Quarto
291 x 198 x 21 mm
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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Binding by Pierre-Lucien Martin, 1967

André Frenaud
Énorme Figure de la Déesse Raison. Poème orné d'une gravure originale par Raoul Ubac
Paris: Joseph Zichieri, 1950
Royal folio
511 x 335 x 14 mm
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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The Ottobeuren Gradual
Gradual, Sequentiary, and Sacramentary, in Latin
Germany, Ottobeuren Abbey, ca. 1164
Written and illuminated for Abbot Isingrim
Quarto manuscript on vellum, 246 leaves, in a Germanic Romanesque minuscule
265 x 193 x 68 mm
Bound in late-sixteenth-century German blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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Claudius Ptolemaeus
Cosmographia
Ulm: Lienhart Holle, 16 July 1482
Royal folio, with 32 full-sheet, folding, hand-colored maps printed from woodblocks
419 x 281 x 42 mm
Bound in red goatskin, gilt, by Derome le jeune, ca. 1780
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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[Psalterium]
Psalter ("Psalter of Anne Boleyn"), in French

France, Rouen, 1529–32
Illuminated by the Master of the Ango Hours for Anne Boleyn
Octavo manuscript on vellum, 274 leaves, with 2 full-page coats-of-arms and 16 armorial initials, in French humanistic script
127 x 87 x 33 mm
Bound in white satin in London, ca. 1630, embroidered in silks with the motif of the pelican feeding her young (the Pelican in her Piety) on the front cover and flowers on the back.
© The Wormsley Library, United Kingdom

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