Die Einbände der Palatina in der Vatikanischen Bibliothek (Studi e Testi 216-218)
Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1962
Two volumes in three (25.5 cm), I (Beschreibung): x, 353 (1) pp., with 50 text illustrations, 180 plates. II/1 (Katalog, Stamp. Pal. S.1 – IV.1334): ix (1), 404 pp. Errata sheet loosely inserted. II/2 (Katalog, Stamp. Pal. V.1 – VI.246; Sondersammlungen und Handschriften): (4), pp.405-912 (2). Uniform publisher’s printed wrappers. - Account of the bindings in the Library of the Counts Palatine, taken from Heidelberg by the Elector Maximilian I of Bavaria, presented to Pope Gregory XV, and subsequently incorporated in the Vatican Library. “The catalogue, with its introductory essays, is one of the most important contributions to Renaissance binding literature, especially with respect to German and Italian bindings, and those by the French Protestant refugees who settled in Heidelberg and Geneva” (B.H. Breslauer, The Uses of bookbinding literature, New York 1986, pp.24, 29). ¶ Light shelf wear; otherwise a very fine copy.