Essays in honour of Victor Scholderer
Mainz, Karl Pressler, 1970
(27.5 cm), 484 pp., illustrations (1 in colour, mounted). Publisher’s white cloth, skiver lettering-piece. - Thirty contributions in English, German, or Italian, including two seminal papers: H.M. Nixon’s “Elizabethan gold-tooled bindings”, in which Nixon distinguishes eight different workshops operating between the late 1550s and the 1570s, and examines their work for the principal patrons of the time - the Queen, Matthew Parker, William Cecil, and in particular Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, whom he considers to have a better claim than Thomas Wotton to the title of “the English Grolier”; and G.D. Painter’s “Gutenberg and the B36 group: a re-consideration”, in which Painter argues that the anonymous printer of the “Bamberg Bible” was Gutenberg himself. “Readers of The Book Collector should know that this Festschrift contains nothing that will not interest them, and several things that they should make every effort to read” (from a review by Nicolas Barker, in The Book Collector, Autumn 1971, p.395). 680 copies printed. ¶ In excellent state of preservation.