The Golden compasses : a history and evaluation of the printing and publishing activities of the Officina Plantiniana at Antwerp. Volume 1. Christophe Plantin and the Moretuses : their lives and their world § Volume 2. The management of a printing and publishing house in Renaissance and Baroque
Amsterdam, London & New York, Van Gendt & Co., Routledge & Kegan Paul, Abner Schram, 1969-1972
Two volumes (25 cm), I (1969): xxii, 501 (1) pp., 105 plates (including frontispiece), text illustrations. II (1972): xxi (1), 632 pp., 72 plates. Uniform publisher’s cloth, dust jackets. - An indispensable work, relating in the first volume the careers of Plantin and his Moretus successors and in the second volume the technical and business practices of the Plantin-Moretus firm. ¶ Provenance: Maria Conradt (Das Bücherkabinett, Hamburg), sale by Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 2023. Dust jackets lightly worn; very good, unmarked set.