• Creator
  • Seymour, Ralph Fletcher, 1876-1966
  • Description
  • Mixed. Ownership. 81x110 mm. Books are a part of mans prerogative. In formal ink they thoughts and voices hold. That we to them our solitude may give and make time present travelled that of old. / EX LIBRIS / PRESTON / A PERRY. Printed in black and red. Floral motif; at top, Aldus printer's device; open book; at bottom, closed books (one labeled on spine: "Cicero | Aldus 1501", one with decorated edges); hourglass, manuscript page [illegible].... more
    Mixed. Ownership. 81x110 mm. Books are a part of mans prerogative. In formal ink they thoughts and voices hold. That we to them our solitude may give and make time present travelled that of old. / EX LIBRIS / PRESTON / A PERRY. Printed in black and red. Floral motif; at top, Aldus printer's device; open book; at bottom, closed books (one labeled on spine: "Cicero | Aldus 1501", one with decorated edges); hourglass, manuscript page [illegible]. [1] Perry book collection was sold at auction in New York, by Anderson, 21 April 1908. A notice in the New York Times on 12 April 1908 refers to the fine Ralph Adams, Roycroft, and Prideaux bindings and Kelmscott Press material in the collection. Ads highlight incunabula, including a Biblia Latina (1447 [sic]) on vellum. [2] Name of designer from John Starr Stewart's label. less
  • Rights
  • Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; For more information, please contact the Rare Book and Manuscript Library: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/7016277