Catalogue of Books and manuscripts, Part l : French 16th century books, compiled by Ruth Mortimer under the supervision of Philip Hofer and William A. Jackson
Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1964
Two volumes (28 cm), I: xvii (3), 358 pp. II: (6), pp.359-728. Over 1000 text illustrations. Uniform publisher’s cloth, original plain card slipcase. - Annotated descriptions of 557 books with elaborate collations, indexes of artists, printers, publishers, subjects and a chronological index. “Her detailed discussion of authors, texts, translators, editions, printers, illustrations, binders and provenances could not be bettered” (from a review by Arthur Rau, in The Times Literary Supplement, 26 November 1964, p.1096). “The accuracy and comprehensiveness of the entries seem to be the next best thing to absolute” (from a review by J.B. Trapp, in The Book Collector, Winter 1964, pp.510-514). G. Thomas Tanselle, “In Memoriam Ruth Mortimer, 1931-1994” in Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, volume 88 (1994), pp.269-278. ¶ Ink annotation in one margin; otherwise a clean copy in superior state of preservation. Slipcase damaged.