Le National, 1 April 1849 10
Le National, 1 March – 15 August, spine label 15
Victorien Sardou, carte de visite photograph, c1861 20
Sarah Bernhardt as Théodora, carte de visite photograph, c1884 22
Gabrielle Réjane as Madame Sans Gêne, boudoir photograph, c1896 22
Victorien Sardou in his library, photograph, c1872 25
Virginie Déjazet in her role as Gentil-Bernard, c1860 30
Sardou’s villa at Marly, near Versailles 31
The sphinxes at Marly-Le-Roi 31
Cover of the 17 January 1869 issue of L’Eclipse 34
L’Oncle Sam, lithograph, 1873 35
The East front of Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire 42
The front flyleaf of a 13th-century miscellany from Nostell Priory 47
The ruins of the old priory, watercolour, c1777 49
The ownership inscription of Edmund Winn of Thornton Curtis (1583–c1645) 51
The ownership inscription of George Winn (1607–1667) 51
An armorial sketch: the arms of the Berkeley family 53
The ownership inscriptions of Joseph Ludlam and Stephen Ludlam 56
An inscription recording the transfer of books from the Ludlams to the Winns 58
Samuel Mearne binding from The Queen’s College 66–67
Harvard’s first printed library catalogue, 1723 75
Yale’s first printed library catalogue, 1743 75
James McCardell’s 1757 mezzotint of Horace Walpole 80
Edward Clarke, Letters Concerning the Spanish Nation 86
William Bowyer’s annotations in his copy of the Holy Bible 91
The inscription inside William Bowyer’s annotated copy of the Holy Bible 93
Manuscript catalogue of John Nichols’s library 103
Ownership inscription by John Nichols, aged 10, inside Littleton’s
Latin Dictionary 103
Binding of The 1845 Handbook to Chatsworth and Hardwick 106
G D Hobson and A R A Hobson 121
Selling the Illustrated London News 128
William Windham’s bookplate 132
The Townchilds Alphabet 138
Oliver Sacks’s bookplate 141
Andrew Edmunds 172