The Library of Jean Grolier : a preliminary catalogue : with an introductory study, "Jean Grolier and the Renaissance" by Colin Eisler View larger
Austin (Gabriel), 1935-2013; Eisler (Colin Tobias), born 1931

The Library of Jean Grolier : a preliminary catalogue : with an introductory study, "Jean Grolier and the Renaissance" by Colin Eisler

New York, Grolier Club, 1971

(29 cm), viii, 137 pp., frontispiece (in colour) and 7 leaves of plates. Publisher’s blue cloth spine and grey cloth sides, upper cover gilt-stamped showing both sides of the jeton cast in 1558 marking the “Reunion du Royaume de France” with Grolier’s later arms, top edge gilt (no dust jacket issued). - 562 entries recording 616 volumes. Contains an index of owners (past and present) which “constitutes a valuable work of reference on its own” (from a review by Anthony Hobson, in The Times Literary Supplement, 2 July 1971, p.788). The excellent plates include specimens of Grolier’s handwriting and signatures. Complementing the catalogue is a “Bibliography of contemporary references to Jean Grolier” compiled by Elizabeth M. Hajós. 1000 copies printed on Curtis rag paper. For Jean Grolier & His Friends: 125 Years of Grolier Club Exhibitions and Publications, 1884-2009 (New York 2009), P299. ¶ Superior copy in new condition.

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