E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Ltd (London)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 16] Woodcut books, specimens from rare & famous presses, bibliography [other title:] German, French and Italian woodcut books, specimens of famous presses and rare places of imprint, bibliography, including: Dürer’s Unterweisung, his Hrotsvitha and others; Tory’s Champfleury and his Grandes Heures; S. Birgitta of 1481; Dialogus Creaturarum, 1480; and other XVth century woodcut boots; a book printed by Caxton at Cologne and by Sweynheym and Pannartz at Rome, 1470; rare early impressions of Angers, Lübeck (1486), St. Dié (1510), Aldines, etc. etc.

London, E.P. Goldschmidt & Company Limited, 1929
(24.5 cm), (2) 204 (8) pp., frontispiece and 9 leaves of plates (pls.I-XVII, some printed in red & black, pl.XI folding), text illustrations. 410 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The Dialogus creaturarum moralizatus (Gouda: Gerard Leeu, 3 June 1480) is the Thomas Grenville copy (item 65, £275); the Caxton imprint is a copy of Burlaeus, De vita et moribus philosophorum ([Cologne: Johann Schilling, for William Caxton, about 1472]), in contemporary stamped calf (item 204, £125); the Conradus Sweynheym and Arnoldus Pannartz imprint is Leo I, Sermones (Rome, after 21 September 1470), in limp vellum (item 290, £250). ¶ Wrapper worn across spine; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.