Pellechet (Marie Léontine Catherine), 1840-1900; Polain (Marie-Louis Félix Alphonse), 1866-1933; Baumeister (Ursula); Charon-Parent (Annie), born 1950; Coq (Dominique), born 1948; Coron (Antoine), born 1948; Labarre (Albert), 1927-2010, compilers
Catalogue général des incunables des bibliothèques publiques de France, 1: Abano – Biblia § 2: Biblia Pauperum – Commandements § 3: Compaignies – Gregorius Magnus
Paris, Alphonse Picard et Fils, 1897-1909
Three volumes (27 cm), I (1897): xiii, 602 pp. Entries 1-2386. II (1905): xviii, 593 pp. Entries 2387-3888. III (1909): viii, 653 (4) pp. Entries 3889-5394. Uniformly bound in contemporary half-morocco. - Pellechet-Polain is an incompleted union catalogue of incunabula in French libraries. The remainder of the alphabet (authors Gregorius IX - Zutphania, entry nos. 5395-11,887) was not issued until 1970 (in 23 volumes, a facsimile of Louis Polain’s manuscript). ¶ Leather decaying, joints cracked, but still sound.
Offered with Bibliothèque nationale (France), Catalogue des incunables. Tome 2: H - Z et Hebraica. Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, 1981-1985. Four volumes (27 cm), as issued, in publisher’s printed wrappers. - The BnF’s “Catalogue des incunables” is an authoritative guide to one of the three great collections of fifteenth-century printed books (approximately 8500 editions in 12,000 copies). The editors commenced with the letter H, since the Library’s copies of authors A-G were recorded by Pellechet & Polain. They afterwards turned to the earlier part of the alphabet, and three more fascicules (Tome 1, Fasc. 1-3) have been published 1992-2006; those fascicules can be supplied on request. ¶ Fine copies.