One hundred books famous in science. Based on an exhibition held at the Grolier Club
New York, Grolier Club, 1964
(30 cm), (8) 449 (3) pp., including 220 leaves of plates. Publisher’s blue cloth spine and grey cloth sides, the Club insignia gilt-stamped on spine; top edge gilt; original blue cloth/grey paper slipcase (no dust jacket issued). - The first in the short series known as the “Grolier Hundred”, based on an exhibition held at the Grolier Club in 1958 of materials borrowed from various libraries. The catalogue established a canon of 130 “milestones” in the history of science and stimulated numerous collectors and libraries to procure every item described. Printed by the Stinehour Press, with plates printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, in an edition of 1000 copies. For Jean Grolier & His Friends: 125 Years of Grolier Club Exhibitions & Publications, 1884-2009 (New York 2009), P276. ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.