Hispanic Society of America (New York)
Penney (Clara Louisa), 1888-1970

Printed books 1468-1700 in the Hispanic Society of America

New York, Hispanic Society of America, 1965
(26 cm), xlii, 614 pp., frontispiece and 7 plates. Publisher's cloth. - The library of Hispanica assembled by Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955), a revision of the previous catalogues Printed books 1468-1600 (New York 1929) and Printed books 1601-1700 (New York 1938), now combined in a single alphabet, and including later accessions. Miss Penney began her career at the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, joining the Hispanic Society of America at the end of 1918, and taking charge of the Society’s huge collection of rare books and manuscripts on the death of Professor A.D. Savage. She also published a superlative bibliography, The Book called Celestina in the Library of the Hispanic Society of America (I954), and Album of selected bookbindings (1967); she left unfinished a number of studies, including a bibliography of the Antwerp printer Martin Nutius. "A solid memorial to a devoted scholar-collector" (from a review by John Carter, in The Times Literary Supplement, 3 February 1966, p.92). Cf. Theodore S. Beardsley, "Clara Louisa Penney (1888-1970): Necrology" in Hispanic Review, volume 39 (1971), pp.349-356. ¶ Corner bumped. Good copy.
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