[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 40, 47, 64, 87, 125, 128, 136, 140-141, 144-145, 147-150, 159-161, 165-170, 172, 175, 178-179, 181 View larger
P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 40, 47, 64, 87, 125, 128, 136, 140-141, 144-145, 147-150, 159-161, 165-170, 172, 175, 178-179, 181

Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1911?-1933]
Twenty-nine volumes (20.5 cm), as issued, in publisher’s printed wrappers. - Percy Mordaunt Barnard (1868-1941), commenced his bookselling career in Saffron Walden, but by 1907 had moved to Royal Tunbridge Wells, where he remained for the rest of his career. He sold the Vernon Dante Collection to the John Rylands Library, in March 1914; a collection of deeds concerning the Kemeys family had been sold to the National Library of Wales a year earlier. In 1928, he was elected President of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. Unlike most booksellers’ catalogues of the period, Barnard provides thorough descriptions of bindings and often provenance details. Sotheby’s sold “a selected portion of the valuable stock of Mr. P.M. Barnard (of Tunbridge Wells, who is retiring from business as a general bookseller)” on 7 May 1934. ¶ Some wrappers worn across the back; staples rusted.
Subjects
Art books - Booksellers' catalogues
Bibliography - Booksellers' catalogues
Literature, English - Booksellers' catalogues
Printing - Europe, 1455-1500 - Booksellers' catalogues
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Barnard, Percy Mordaunt, 1868-1941
P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)
Owners
Dunn, George, 1864-1912
  • This collection contains

  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 40] Catalogue of fifteenth century books and printed Bibles

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1911?]
    (20.5 cm), 62 (2) pp. 207 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - More than 80 incunables, including Wynkyn de Worde’s 1494 Scala perfectionis (copy inscribed “Rycharde Churche”, 135 of 149 leaves). The undated catalogue is reviewed in The Antiquary, February 1911, p.68. ¶ Wrapper chipped; cover annotated in red crayon.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 47] Early illustrated and other 15th & 16th century books : with facsimiles

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1912?]
    (20.5 cm), 73 (3) pp., illustrations. 162 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 64] Illustrated catalogue of books chiefly remarkable for their typography or illustrations : Part I. Incunabula : Part II. XVIth & XVIIth century books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1913?]
    (20.5 cm), 88 (4) pp., illustrations. 191 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Cover annotated in ink and red crayon
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 87] Illustrated catalogue of early-printed books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1914]
    (20.5 cm), 99 (5) pp., illustrations. 196 items. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains “a number of rare books from the library of Mr George Dunn, all containing notes in his autograph”. The library of George Dunn (1864-1912) was dispersed by Sotheby’s, in four parts, between 11 February 1913 and 29 November 1917. ¶ Cover annotated in red crayon.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 125] Books on art with a supplement of prints and drawings

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1921?]
    (20.5 cm), 28 pp. 587 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Barnard’s wife, Alice Mary Barnard, established in 1915 the printselling firm of “Craddock & Barnard”. The stock of the two firms often mingled.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 128] Books on art, portraits and engravings

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1921?]
    (20.5 cm), 36 pp., illustration. 566 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 136] A Clearance catalogue of tracts, broadsides, etc., in prose and verse from 1641 to 1904

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1922?]
    (20.5 cm), 34 (2) pp. 594 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The lower wrapper is numbered “135” and announces “An illustrated catalogue of English pamphlets, etc. from 1640-1830…The remarkable Collection of Tracts, etc., described above was sold en bloc before the catalogue was issued…”. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 140] Old science (including agriculture, occult, etc.) : Trade : Eighteenth century tracts; reprints of early English books, memoirs, and miscellaneous books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1923?]
    (20.5 cm), 40 pp. 627 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Wrapper defective, causing loss of some text printed on verso.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 141] Illustrated catalogue of incunabula : Early illustrated and other rare books : Autographs & mss. (including an important series of papal documents)

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1923?]
    (20.5 cm), 64 pp., illustrations. 248 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Many of the autographs and manuscripts are from the Alfred Morrison collection (1821-1897), consigned to Sotheby’s by his widow, offered in four sales, 10 December 1917-7 May 1919. ¶ Pp.11-12, 31-34 clipped, with substantial losses of text; occasional marks in pen.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 144] English history and literature : Autographs & mss.

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1924]
    (20.5 cm), (2) 62 pp. 331 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Contains autographs and manuscripts from the Townshend archive, Raynham Hall, Fakenham, sold by Sotheby’s, 14 July 1924. ¶ Top half of pp.39-40 cut away.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 145] The Eighteenth century : A catalogue of books and pamphlets in prose & verse…

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 36 pp. 532 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 147] Books on art : Etchings and engravings

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 26 (2) pp. 518 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Two annotations in ink.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 148] English books including many rare works of the sixteenth century : Early English drama : Shakespeareana : Trade, etc.

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 48 pp., 2 illustrations (on cover). 172 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Items 21-22 are two settings of an Indulgence for the benefit of the confraternity of St. James of Compostella, printed by Wynken de Worde in 1498. Twelve copies of this indulgence (six of each setting) were extracted by Barnard from the binding of a Bible which he bought at Puttick’s, 29 October 1913, lot 278, and sold to Cambridge University Library in the same year (Oates 2029). All copies of the Indulgence are now in institutional collections (Duff 213; Lotte Hellinga, Printing in England in the fifteenth century: E. Gordon Duff’s bibliography, with supplementary descriptions, chronologies and a census of copies, London 2009, pp.248-249). ¶ Stamped “Advance copy” on wrapper. Occasional pencil mark in margins; lower wrapper annotated in pencil.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 149] Catalogue of rare and interesting books including Charles I and the Civil War, Scottish broadsides, trade, currency, &c.

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 60 pp., illustrations. 258 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 150] A Catalogue of English pamphlets, broadsides, etc. in prose and verse : Including interesting Irish pamphlets, trade, topography, etc.

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 28 pp. 381 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 159] An Illustrated catalogue of pamphlets, broadsides, poems, satires, etc., 1575-1818 : With a small collection of old maps

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 82 (2) pp., illustrations. 365 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 160] Bibliography, books on mss. and bindings, reprints of rare books, and other books of kindred interest : Miscellaneous books : Autograph letters

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 28 pp. 403 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 161] Poems, pamphlets & books mainly of the eighteenth century : Including important collections by and relating to Defoe, Swift, Pope and Byron

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 60 pp. 330 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - An extensive description is provided for Pope’s Sober advice from Horace (1734), of which Barnard offers “three issues, not hitherto distinguished… the alterations being in the nature of stop-press corrections”. Cf. Foxon 968-970.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 165] English poetry and poets from the sixteenth to the twentieth century : Including many rare editions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, ballads, and single-sheets

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 72 pp. 400 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 166] English literature including a selection on trade, finance, fisheries, etc., and a number of books of legal interest

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1928]
    (20.5 cm), 65 (3) pp. 284 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Annotations in blue pencil on wrapper; date stamped inside: 2 Oct 1928.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 167] Bibliography: Books on early printing, manuscripts, and others of kindred interest

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 18 (2) pp. 250 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 168] Early science : Medicine, philosophy, occult books, and others of kindred interest

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 32 pp., 1 illustration. 127 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 169] Catalogue of rare and interesting books of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 28 pp. 321 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 170] A Miscellaneous catalogue of interesting and scarce books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 36 pp. 172 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Entry clipped from pp.11-12.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 172] Bibliography : Reprints of early books and books of kindred interest : Miscellaneous books including many rare early English and foreign books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 48 pp. 242 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 175] Catalogue of rare and interesting books and autographs

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [undated]
    (20.5 cm), 38 (2) pp. 127 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 178] A Tomcoriatistic gallimaufry or drollerical Hotchpotch dressed up by an Odcombian cook, wherein are compounded many jests, satires, curiosities, comicalities, convivialities and odds-cum-endibus

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1933]
    (20.5 cm), 64 pp., illustrations. 254 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The word “TomCoriatism” was coined in item 154 (William Richards, Wallography: or The Britton Describ’d, 1682) and references the English travel writer Thomas Coryat. Item 109 is a copy of Charles & Mary Lamb, Tom and his cat, with imprint London: Thomas Hodgkins, 17 July 1806 (different imprint on wrapper: M.J. Godwin & Co., 1816); Barnard speculates that the sixteen illustrations are by Mary Lamb herself, and he prints several stanzas on the back cover, “to enable people who are interested in Lamb to form some judgment from the style of the writing”.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 179] Catalogue of rare and interesting books

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1933]
    (20.5 cm), 40 pp. 155 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • P.M. Barnard (Tunbridge Wells)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 181] A Catalogue of rare books and bindings

    Tunbridge Wells, P.M. Barnard, [1933?]
    (20.5 cm), 27 (1 blank) pp., 114 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes books from the Earl of Rosebery sale (Sotheby’s, 26 June-25 July 1933), including his copy of the privately-printed Strange History of Tobias Boffin (1894) interleaved with additional material (transcribed by Barnard and printed here pp.12-13). ¶ Lacking lower wrapper.
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