(25.5 cm), xiii (3), 718 pp., illustrations (mostly facsimiles of title-pages). Original blue cloth, green skiver lettering-piece. - Substantially based on the author’s own collection (4346 volumes), now in the Library of Congress (presented 1939-1944 by her husband, Dr Arvill Wayne Bitting). Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Book Collectors (New York 1986), p.43. ¶ Clipping from a British bookseller’s catalogue on paste-down. Fine copy.