Greetings to all.

Maurice Betteridge was a member of the Guild and passed away early this year 2020. Maurice was an interesting man with a passionate interest in Christianity, being over time a minister, and the head of several Christian organizations, and including a time as  Principle of Ridley College in Melbourne. With this came a strong interest in books, book collecting, and bookbinding. His chief interest was his collection of historic Bibles, most of  which he restored, and which now reside in a special collection at Ridley College Library. But Maurice collected widely in related fields, and many of those books  have been given to the Guild, some to be added to the Guild Library,  and the others to be sold to raise funds for the future operations of the Guild.

I have chosen to list the collection in its entirety, as it reveals something of the nature of the owner.  The lists will appear online showing the Guild Library items as already sold. I have done this for those curious about the breadth of the collection, but without  the Christian Books and Bibles have already been sent to Ridley. I hope to provide a list of those in due course for those interested in such historic works.

We have labelled these as the Maurice Betteridge Collection, and are offering these to members and those of the book loving  community. I have chosen the prices by a comparison of what's available worldwide, and chosen the mid range prices for similar description of quality. I hope my choices  are to your liking. The prices listed do not attract GST.   Members will receive a discount on the prices listed.  Freight can be arranged. 

We do not have a shopping cart. If you want to order, send me an email, with a list of the book numbers, plus any questions about the titles if you have them. Extra large photos are shown in the Maurice Betteridge Photo Gallery on the home page. Upon receipt of the order, I will reserve the books showing  them online as sold, give the details for the payment  by direct deposit  along with tracking references, and arrange with you how to get them to you. If you need more information email me and I will reserve and send any additional information. Sale of the books is final and no refunds are offered if the books are not as you require. Ask first please, as we are volunteers not book sellers. All reports are to the best of our knowledge.

All sales will be accompanied by a detailed VBG invoice and receipt.   At present the collection  of 14 boxes is at my home in Belgrave for contactless pickup.    We hope that you will find something to enjoy. There is  about 150 items on the list so be prepared to do a bit of scrolling down. The box numbers are so I can find them when you order!!.  Don't hesitate to ask questions or send comments. 

For more information email   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My regards Jim.





Box 1  Engraving and illumination


Christopher Hamel ,  Disbound and Dispersed   The Leaf Book Considered 2005 Caxton Club 152pp a4 dj mint 





Albert Garrett British Engraving of the 20th century 1980 scolar press a4 223pp vg   




Christopher Hamel Rothchilds Collection of Illuminated Manuscripts 2005 british library74pp dj $72.00




James Thorpe, and  Simon Marmison  book of hours  Huntington press  2005  a5  38pp17 plates fine dj plus Huntington leaflet  $72.00



Margaret Manion Bernard Muir  Medieval Texts and Images  1991 harwood academic small a4pp224 fine signed authors  $108.00




Daniel De Simone, ed Seven Perspectives on Woodcuts 2008 Lib of Congress sm a4 106pp PB fine$72.00



David Hodnett.  Five Centuries of English Book Illustration 1988 Scolar press a4  364pp dj fine $72.00




James Hamiltion   Arthur Rackham A life with iillustration  1990 pavillion books pp199 dj fine $ 72.00




David Chambers and Joan  Hassall engravings and Drawings 1985 pinner 160pp fine no dj 




Edward Hodnett English woodcuts 1480-1535 1973 oxford up a4 483pp plus adds and corr 1973 82pp no dj 




Arthur M Hind an introduction to a History of Woodcut  2 vols 1963 Dover  a5 PB 850ppplus adds 2 vol vg no dj   $60.00



Arthur M Hind a History of Engraving and Etching  from 15th to 1914  1963 dover a5 pb  487pp plus adds  




Walter Crane   Of the decorative illustration of books old and new first 1896 this ed 1979 bell and hyman  a5 244pp dj fine  $36.00



MBC016  Lewis Grewn, ed George Mackley wood engraver 1981 gresham books a4 136pp dj fine



MBC017   Albert Garrett A history of British Wood Engraving 1978 midas books a4 407pp dj fine $60.00


Box 2  Catalogues printing history

MBC017    Christies  The Evelyn Collection   4 volumes  1977 including printed and hand written prices realized. spines all sunned spine vol iv damaged due to inserted  Catalogue A20  Blackwells 1981 sale. Good to very good  small a4 

$240.00  sold as a set



Nicholas Barker Bibliotheca Lindesiana  1878 roxbrurghe club a4 pp415 plus chart 2nd printing no dj 





Joseph Blumenthal   Art of the Printed Book  1974 bodley head  b/w plates from the Pierpoint Morgan USA  b/w plates  library large a4 193pp  very good -fine chipped dj 





Edward, Sulivan Bart and Johan Adolf Brun   the Book of Kells 1986 studio editions large a4  158pp 24 cp dj rubbed otherwise fine 




Harthan, John Books of Hours  1977 thames and Hudson  large a4 192pp 72cp dj fine  




Backhouse, Janet   The Illuminated Page,  Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting.  1997 British library large a4 240pp  most with colour plates  dj rubbed slightly otherwise fine 




Sheppard Gerald the Geneva bible 1989 pilgrim press  large a4 PB about 300pp vg  spine sunned no dj 




Barker, Nicholas      Press and the Spread of Learning 1978 OUP  large A4 332pp mainly bw illust fine $84.00




Christopher de Hamel and Richard A Linethal, eds  Fine Books and Book Collecting,  fine books  and manuscripts described by his customers on the occasion of his seventieth birthday 1981  James Hall large a4 pp73  b/w illust  copy signed  by author, and including a personal letter describing the design of the book  and the relationships of some people mutual friends.  Also a Copy of Alan Thomas quotation in 1989. Fine  





Nixon, Howard. the Gardners Pasetaunce(original 1512) london1985 the roxburghe club  a4 pp75 b/w illustrations fine with glassine sleeve on brown cloth fine plus additional Westminster abbey service of thanksgiving 1983 for the author. 





Miller, Malcolm.   Chartres the cathedral and old town  guide book 1981  with additional b/w postcard.  VG 



Box 3   Thomas and other book collectors


Alan Thomas Great Books and Book Collectors  1975 Weidenfeld and Nicholson London large a4        pp 280 colour and b/w plates  pp276 has printers stain  dj chipped and cloth cover rubbed  vg





Krause H P  A rare book saga  the auto bio of HP. 1978 putnams new York  a5 386pp dj rubbed oth fine





Walton, Izaak the compleat angler(originals 1653)  illust Arthur Rackham  this ed weathervane books NY no date new edition a4 224pp  b/w engravings 2 cp  j rubbed otw fine  $30.00




Pollard, Alfred W.  Early Illustrated Books  1893 revised ed   1917   Kegan, Paul, Tench, Trubner and co London  a5 254pp  paper fragile cover worn interior annotatedby A M Hind   binding good





Southerbys Catalogue  Books of the late Alan Thomas 1993 large a4 PB  pp291 plus adds. Includes sold price list   very good  $36.00



H P Kraus  the Sixteen Century  selected books  Catalogue 170  1988 sale catalogue autographed to MB  A4 pp100 fine  





William Blades Enemies of Books  1888   Elliot Stock London wide a5  pp167  TEG  interesting provenance in pencil and annotated repaired and rebacked MB  2006   $35.00




The Library  a periodical   $10.00



Alan Thomas Fine Books Pleasures and Treasures 1967 george Weidenfeld and Nicholson  Frankfurt  square format  210 x 210 mm pp120  b/w and colour plates  with a collection of letters re Alan Thomas The Library  sixth series volume xi dec 1989 a cloth hand bound  set of notes  a5 good 





Bishop Burnetts  History of his own time  a new edition 1838 william smith London a5 949 pp handbound  by MB from his library  vg 




Alan g Thomas sales catalogues in 5 volumes 1961-1985 with vol 5 fine books  Handbound by MB for his personal library, fine  




Box 4 Bookbinding



Middleton, Bernard   A history of English Craft Bookbinding Technique 1963 this 2nd ed 1978 Holland press A5 pp326 plus 12 b/w plates   no dustjacket cloth fine  $84.00



Middleton, Bernard the Restoration of Leather Bindings  3rd ed 1998 oak knoll press a4 304pp leather spine sunned otw fine 

$84.00 sold



Marrow, Linethal and Noel eds The Medieval Book Glosses from the friends and collegues of Christopher de Hamel  2010 Hes and De Graff   Netherlands pp467 no dj  otw fine 





Marianne Tidcombe ed Twenty Five Gold Tooled Bindings   an international tribute to Bernard Middletons Recollections  1997 oak Knoll press  A4 pp72  Half leather marbled sides in slipcase by MB  spine sunned.  Otw fine   $90.00

Reserved for Guild Library


MBC056  Midddleton Bernard C   A life in Bookbinding 2000 oak knoll press a4 126pp cloth dj fine





Mirjam  M Foot    The history of bookbinding as a mirror of society 1997 the panizzi lectures British library  a5 pp 134 with b/w plates  PB VG  


Reserved for Guild Library



Mirjam  M Foot    Bookbinders at work  Their roles and methods  2006 oak knoll  sm a4 163pp cloth col plts  dj fine    $240.00

Reserved for Guild Library



Mirjam  M Foot  Studies in the history of bookbinding  1993 scolar press  sm a4  pp467  b/w plates cloth no dj fine  


Reserved for Guild Library



Mirjam  M Foot  The decorated Bindings in Marsh’s Library Dublin 2004 ashgate  large a5  pp130 cloth no dj  fine $48.00

Reserved for Guild Library


Set   MBC061/62/63/64/65


Mirjam  M Foot  A collection of Bookbindings    Vol 1 Studies in the History of Bookbinding 1978 british library a4  pp351   trade leather spine cloth sides.  Maggs bros add for 2nd vol attached

Mirjam  M Foot A collection of Bookbindings    Vol 2 A catalogue of Norh-European Bindings  1983 british library a4  pp446   different binding to vol 1 cloth sides. Fine

Mirjam  M Foot A collection of Bookbindings    Vol 3 A catalogue of South-European Bindings 210 British Library and oak knoll   a4  pp 526  different binding to 2 previous vols  Fine  $360.00

Sold as a set

Reserved for Guild Library



Nixon, Howard M   Sixteenth Century Gold Tooled Bookbindings In the Pierpoint Morgan Library 1971 New York  a4  264 pp cloth no dj very good  $180.00

Reserved for Guild Library



McDonnell, Joseph Five Hundred Years of the art of the Book in Ireland 1997 National Gallery of Ireland a4 176 pp  mainly colour cloth dj rubbed otw fine $84.00

Reserved for Guild Library



Fletcher, W. Y FSA Bookbinding in France 1894  seeley and co London  a4  80pp colour plates Half leather modern binding (MB?) with barbled sides spine faded  good  $120.00

Reserved for Guild Library

   Box 5  Book selling and printing



 Giles Mandelbrote ed   Out of Profit into Print, a history of the rare and second hand book trade 2006 british library a4414pp cloth dj rubbed otw fine 






Stienberg, s.h   Five Hundred Years of Printing  new ed rev John Trevitt  sm a4  262pp PB fine $30.00




Jones, Michael Wynn  George Cruikshank His life and London  1978 Macmillan  sm a4  112 pp dj cloth  fine 




Armstrong, Elizabeth. Robert Estienne  Royal Printer,  an historical study of the Elder Stephanus.  1954 Cambridge UP  a4  310pp embossed cloth missing dj and one corner bumped very good.   $30.00

 no pic  


Johnson, AF  Selected essays on books and printing   1970 Van Gent Amsterdam large a4  489pp cloth no dj fine  $60.00




Hamilton, Harlan W   Doctor Syntax  A silhouette of Willian Combe esq 1969 kent state up  large a5 340pp  cloth djchipped  otw fine   $20.00



Eisenstein, Elizabeth L  The printing Press as an Agent of change.  2 volumes  1979 Cambridge up  sm a4  vol 1 1-452pp vol 2  453-794  matching set   cloth dustjackets  fine 




Greg, W.W.  A companion to Arber  being a calendar of documents in Edward Arbers’s Transcripts of of the registers of the company o stationers London 1554-1640    1967 Oxford at clarendon press   a5  451pp dj sl faded otw fine 




Johnes, Adrian  The Nature of the Book,  Print and Knowledge in the making  1998 Chicago UP  sm a4  753pp  cloth dj rubber otw fine. 





Gordon Duff, E A Century of the English Book Trade 1948 the Biographical Society London wide a5 pp200 untrimmed  wide margins  cloth spine with paper boards no dj  pp200 very good





Painter, George D.  William Caxton a quincentenary Biography of England's First Printer 1976 Chatto and Windus London lg a5   227pp cloth with dj fine  $24.00




Blake, N. F. Caxton England's First Publisher  1976 Osprey publishing sm a4 pp220  cloth dj fine  $20.00



Robin Myers and Michael Harris eds Antiquaries, Book Collectors and the Circles of Learning 1996 St Pauls Bibliographies Winchester a5 pp165 printed paper covered boards  no dj f] slight rubbing on the boards otw fine 





Boyd, Beverley Chaucer and the Medieval Book  1973 Huntington library  large A5 i-xi  1-165 pp dj rubbed  vg 




Febvre, Lucien, and Martin, Henri-Jean  The Coming of the Book,  The impact of printing 1450-1800  1958 second ed 1976 NLB London a5 378pp 



Carter, John  ABC for Book Collectors 1974 ed  Hart David Macgibbon London a5 211pp dj  fine $20.00  Sold


Printing Historical Society Journal No 11 1975-6 on cover internal says 1967/7 proceeding of caxton congress 1976  long a5 151pp inc adds etc  wrappers no dj fine  $15.00




Southerbys  Catalogue of Valuable printed books  property of Prof  S T Bindoff  1981 large a5 pp112 wrappers no dj estimates pamphlet included fine




Swinnerton, Frank  The Bookmans London 1969 ed john baker London a5 173pp cloth dj rubbed sl  otw fine  





Moran, James   Wynkyn de Worde,  Father Of Fleet Street 2003 British Library  long A5 72pp cloth  dj fine  $25.00 




Freeman, Arthur and Freeman, Janet Ing. Anatomy of an Auction, Rare books at Ruxley Lodge 1919,




Wormald and Wright   The English Library before 1700  




Box 6   Catalogues


Pollard and Redgrave A short Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England Scotland and Ireland,  and of English books printed abroad 1475-1640  2nd edition  1986   all  320mm x 245mm.   Vol 1  620pp, Vol 2 494pp,  vol 3 405pp cloth.  dj all sl marked  fine    (in 2005 the paid price was $795usd )  $600.00



Quaritch, Bernard,  Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book Collectors. reprinted 1968 Burt Franklin NY  sm a4 unpaginated ( maybe 300pages)  cloth no dj vg   $36.00



Bennett, H S   English Books and readers   1965  Cambridge UP 3 volumes 1475  -1557 337pp ( 2nd ed 1970),  1558-1603  320pp first ed  ,  1603 – 1640  253pp first ed. All in matching dj   fine  



Box 7 ungrouped 


Pearson, David   Books as History  The importance of books beyond their texts.  2008  brit library  a4 208pp  colour cloth marbles (printed) ep dj fine





Posner and Ta Shema Eds  The Hebrew Book  an historical survey  1975 leon Ameil pub Keter Publishing House Jerusalem.a4+   230pp  mainly b/w  cloth ep faded dj damaged vg  $25.00




Meiss, Millard   Kirsch Edith W  The Viconti Hours  Biblioteca Nazional Florence 1972 Thames and Hudson  a4-  pp262 full colour plates throughout on parchment style  art paper.  Spine and slip cse faded vg-fine 





Nixon, Howard M Catalogue of the Pepys Library at Magdalene College Cambridge  Vol iv Bindings 1984 D S Brewer  a4+  pp i-xxxii  catalogue, pp1-45  Standard bindings, pp 52 Plates and facing text, Rubbings  3pp rubbings of tools.  Cloth with Pepys crest with edges frayed otherwise fine




Stocks, Bronwyn and Morgan, Nigel  eds   The Medieval Imagination. 2008 SLV and Macmillan  310 x 250mm  256pp  gloss plates throughout paperback no dj fine  




Christopher de Hamel  Glossed books of the Bible and the origins of the Paris Booktrade.1984 d.s.Brewer A4 pp105 plus 24 gloss b/w plates  no dj cover grubby contents fine. 




Hodnett, Edward  Image  and Text   Studies in the illustration of English Literature 1982 scolar  a4- 271pp mainly engravings  cloth dj damaged  vg  $50.00



Unterkircher, F  Le Livre Du Cueur DÁmours Espris 1975 Nationsl Library of Vienna  Thames and Hudson  a4- 14pp 34pp plates and commentary no dj matching slipcare in matching cloth with coat of arms  on front and illumuinated plate on rear Fine   





Backhouse, Janet  The illuminated manuscript   1979  Phaidon Oxford a4  80pp colour plates 

dj fine




Millar, Eric G  The Parisian Miniaturist Honore  1959 Faber and Faber a4- 31pp 8 tipped in cp  dj chipped otw fine 




Avril. Francois  Manuscript Painting at the Court of France the fourteenth Century 1310-1380,  1978 Chatto and Windus, a4 pp119 mainly colour plates PB wrappers illustrated  fine 




Pacht, Otto.  Book Illumination In the Middle ages An introduction 1986  Harvey Miller  Oxford UP a4 223 pp  mainly b/w col section dj fine  




Alexander, J J.  Italian Renaissance Illuminations.   1977 Chatto Windus London  a4 119pp wrappers PB faded spine vg 





Dunkerton, Jill et al  Giotto to Durer  Early Renaissance Painting in the National Gallery 1991 Yale UP National Gallery Publications   28 x 24cm 408pp lots of colour plates wrappers PB no dj  very good 




Ing, Janet  Johann Gutenberg and his Bible  a historical study   1988 the typophiles New York  a5- p154  typophile chapbook 58  untrimmed  parchment like paper dj fine.





Diringer, David. The Book Before Printing,  1982 repro of ist 1953 called hand produced books Dover pub a5 pp603 plus adds PB  no dj  vg 




Box 8  Libraries

MBC124A Goodrum, Charles   Treasures of the Library of Congress1980 harry abrams  large a4 319pp  b/w and colour plates  dj sl rubbed otw fine. 




Harthan, John   The History of the Illustrated Book  1981 Thames and Hudson 310 x 250mm  288pp cloth dj faded on spine otw fine. 




Kraus, H P Fifty Years An anniversary catalogue of 120 outstanding books  sold from 1931 to 1982. 1982 Kraus 310 x 230mm 264 pp cloth   dj faded otw fine  




Pierpoint Morgan  Early Printed Books  Major acquisitions of the Pierpoint Morgan Library  1924-1974 New York 290 x230mm  unpaginated with 50 case studies PB wrappers with printed marbled ep  vg 




 Pierpoint Morgan  Mediaeval and Renaissance Manuscripts  Major acquisitions of the Pierpoint Morgan Library  1924-1974New York 290 x230mm  106pp PB wrappers with printed marbled ep  vg




Barker, Nicholas et al   Treasures of the British Library 1988 British Library 300 x 200mm  272pp cloth with printed marbles end papers, colour plates  dj   fine 




Palmer, Richards and Brown, Michelle P  eds  Lambeth Palace Library  Treasures from the collection of the Archbishops of Canterbury  Scala  ND  280 x 240mm 176pp colour plates   cloth  dj  fine.




Macdonald, Robert h. The Library of Drummond of Hawthornden  1971  Edinburgh  U press 280 x 210mm  245 pp b/w illust   cloth dj faded  otw fine $42.00



Rogers, David   The Bodleian Library and its Treasures 1320-1700   1991 Aidan Ellis a4  p176pp mainly col illustrated cloth dj rubbed   otw fine




Anon    A  Treasure House of Books The Library of Duke August of Brunswick-wolfenbuttell  An exhibition at the Grolier Club 1999 New York  1998 PB 280 x 220mm pp270 col plates  fine




George Fletcher, H ed. The Wormsley Library A personal selection by Sir Paul Getty KBE 1999 Wormsley Library  a4 pp278 mainly colour plates  PB  fine  




Dickenson, Donald C  Henry E Huntington’s Library of Libraries.  1995   Huntington Library Press a4 286 pp cloth  dj fine   $36.00



Wormold and Wright    the Engish llibrary before 1700 



Box 9 Bookbinding


Pearson, David  English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800 a handbook 2004 British Library and oak knoll a4 221pp mainly b/w with some colour paper covered boards fine $120.00

Reserved for Guild Library



VBG   Victorian Bookbinders Guild Newsletters Volume 15 1996  compiles by John Willis  Bound  cloth MB.  A4 about 100 pages vg   $60.00



Maggs Brothers Bookbinding in The British Isles Catalogue 1212  1996 Maggs Bros 2 volumes  a4 Vol1 238pp  Vol2 288 pages PB illustrated wrappers  very good 


Reserved for Guild Library



Needham, Paul Twelve Centuries of Bookbindings 400-1600  1979   Pierpoint Morgan Oxford UP 300 x 230mm  338pp PB wrappers cover grubby  very good  




Laffitte, Marie-Pierre, and La Bars, Fabienne. Reliures Royales de la Renaissance La Library de Fontainebleau 1544-1570  1999 Bibliotheque nationale de France ar 248pp colour Plates cloth dj fine  360 eur 1999  $90.00

Reserved for Guild Library



Nixon, Howard M  Five Centuries of English Bookbinding  1978 scolar press  a4  241pp  B/w pates  dj  chipped    fine  $60.00


for the VBG 




Nixon, Howard M  British Bookbindings in the Westminster Abbey Library presented bg Kenneth H Oldaker to the Chapter Library of Westminster Abbey 1982 Maggs Bros a4  159pp  b/w plates no dj cloth  boards   fine $40.00

Reserved for Guild Library



Nixon, Howard M English Restoration Bookbindings Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries 1974 British Museum Publications A4  48pp text  126 plates b/w full page each full colour frontis  bookplate reference library of Francis Edwards Ltd not for sale   bought from Maggs   notes fromMB for runnings and tools see southerbys binding sale pp53-55   no dj mylar wrapper fine  $120.00

Reserved for Guild Library



Thompson, Elbert a and Lawrence S   Fine Binding In America   The Story of the CLUB Bindery 1956  Beta Phi Mu        A5  pp51  cloth leather spine strip   very good.




The British Museum  Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier a loan exhibition 23-09 to 31-10 1965 Trustees of the British Museum  a5  75pp text  12 plates of tools 138 plates of bindings ALL B/W  COLOUR FRONTIS   bookplate Geoffrey Ashall Glaister  no dj mylar wrapper fine 


Reserved for Guild Library



Cockerell, Douglas  Bookbinding and the care of Books  fifth ed a5 345pp 





Howe, Ellic The London Bookbinders 1780-1806 1988 Merrion press London  a5 182pp dj faded on spine otw fine



Reserved for

Guild Library



The Arts Council An exhibition of Modern and French Bindings  fro the collection of Major J R Abbey 1949 the arts council a5  31pp  no dj wrappers  good   stlg 22 in 94         


Reserved for Guild Library


Boxes 10-13

MBC 155

Alan Thomas   The Book Collector   44 volumes from vol 1   1 year per volumes, half leather by MB, cloth sides and gold tooling on spines   4 boxes.  




Box 15  Willliam Blake



Sir Geoffrey Keynes, ed  William Blakes water colours illustrating the Poems of Thomas Gray  J Philip Oharar Chicago 1972  a4 pp32 plus 32 b/w pages plates. DJ fine  $100.00




Gilchrist, Alexander, Life of William Blake  London Dent and sons 1942 good $10.00



Kathleen Raine, William Blake 156 plates 28 in colour  pb Thames and Hudson 1974  fair 




James Thorpe, William Blake Songs of Innocence and of Experience, Huntington Library  California   1975  Illustrated a5 single section card cover  reproductions of the original in the Huntington Library  31pp full colour plates.  $30.00



Wilson, Mona, the life of William Blake  Oxford PB 1971 VG 




Keynes, Geoffry. Blake Complete Writings   oxford PB 1972   a5 944pp Good  $15.00



Bronowski, J  William Blake and the Age of Revolution.  routledge &kegan London  1971  a5 pp207 PB very good 




 MBC 163

Martin, Butlin William Blake a complete Catalogue of the works in the Tate Gallery    Tate Gallery Publications 1957  VG dustjacket   



 MBC 164

Milton Klonsky, William Blake, the seer and his visions harmony new york 1977 139pp with 104 pages of illustrations a4  PB