[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 52-111 [Stock lists: numbered series:] 3 § 6-13 § 30 § 37-44 [Stock lists, hors série] View larger
Martin Breslauer (latterly, Martin Breslauer, Inc.) (London; New York)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 52-111 [Stock lists: numbered series:] 3 § 6-13 § 30 § 37-44 [Stock lists, hors série]

London (or New York), Martin Breslauer (or Martin Breslauer, Inc.), 1941-1994
Eighty volumes (various sizes), as issued, in the publisher’s bindings (wrappers or cloth boards) - A fine, unbroken run of the sixty catalogues issued in London and New York by the firm of Martin Breslauer, from 1941-1994. Catalogue 52 was the first catalogue issued by the firm Martin Breslauer from London (43, Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Avenue, London W.C.1); catalogue 54 was issued from Stamford Court in 1941, and is the first after the death of Martin Breslauer (October 1940), and to have Bernard Breslauer’s name on the inside cover. Catalogue 103 was the first issued from New York, and Catalogue 111 is the last published by Bernard Breslauer (1918-2004).

Offered with eighteen Lists and two publications hors série (various sizes), issued 1943-1977, also in publisher’s bindings (printed self-wrapper, or wrappers). ¶ Some of the earlier catalogues extracted from a binding; overall in excellent condition.

Subjects
Bibliography - Booksellers' catalogues
Illumination of books and manuscripts - Booksellers' catalogues
Printing - Europe, 1455-1500 - Booksellers' catalogues
Private libraries - Besterman (Theodore), 1904-1976
Private libraries - Landau (Horace, Baron de), 1824-1903
Private libraries - Merton (Wilfred), 1888-1957
Trade catalogues
Types and typefounding - Booksellers' catalogues
Authors/Creators
Breslauer, Bernard H., 1918-2004
Breslauer, Martin, 1871-1940
Martin Breslauer (latterly, Martin Breslauer, Inc.) (London; New York)
Martin Breslauer (London)
Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)
Artists/Illustrators
Blake, William, 1757-1827
Boucicaut Master, fl. in Paris, c. 1400-1420
Owners
Besterman, Theodore, 1904-1976
Dorn, Wilhelm, 1893-1974
Fürstenberg, Hans, 1890-1982
Landau, Horace de, Baron, 1824-1903
Merton, Wilfred, 1888-1957
Other names
Libri, Guillaume, 1803-1869
  • This collection contains

  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 52] An illustrated catalogue of books and manuscripts : no. 52 : A selection of bookbindings : Books on bindings and the fine arts : Learned books : Incunabula and early printed books : Autographs : Books about books and manuscripts : Other matter for the booklover

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1939
    (23.5 cm), 58 (2) pp., frontispiece (pl.I), 7 leaves of plates (pls.II-VIII), text illustrations. 430 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue 52 was the first catalogue issued by the firm Martin Breslauer from London. Martin Breslauer (1871-1940) had established his bookselling business in 1898 and issued catalogues from addresses in Berlin under this name from c. 1905 (no. 1) to 1937 (no. 51), when the business was relocated in London. There, Breslauer resumed issuing catalogues in 1939 with no. 52 (trading from 43, Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Avenue, London W.C.1). His son, Bernard H. Breslauer, took over the firm after Martin’s death in 1940. The binding reproduced on the frontispiece (Order of St Michel, Le livre de statuts, c. 1550) is now British Library, Henry Davis Gift, 398 (Mirjam Foot, The Henry Davis Gift, I, p.182, no. 22). ¶ Edges of cover light-stained.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 53] The fifty-third catalogue of books: mostly from a well-known library, many in fine bindings and at remarkably reasonable prices

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1940]
    (23.5 cm), (2) 65 (1) pp. 1187 items; priced. Publisher’s self-wrappers. - This was the last catalogue of Martin Breslauer: on 16 October 1940, an aerial bomb dropped near the family flat in Bedford Court Mansions, and he died a few hours later, aged 69, of a heart attack caused by the shock. A label issued by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association is tipped to the upper cover (concerning the requirement that American customers remit in Dollars). ¶ Date stamp on cover of the California Academy of Sciences (October 14 1940).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 54] The gentle science of book collecting, no. 54 : Bibliophily and bibliomania : the art of forming a library : collectors and collections : the bookseller : auction sale catalogues, 1663-1939 : imaginary libraries : the gentle science of art collecting : books and criminality : being a rogues' gallery of book thieves and murderers for the sake of books and comprising a unique collection illustrative of forgery in literature

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1941
    (23.5 cm), 44 pp., illustrations. 622 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue 54 was issued from 78, Stamford Court, Goldhawk Road, London W6, and was the first to be published following the death of Martin Breslauer (October 1940), and to have B.H. Breslauer’s name on the inside cover. Item 614 is a large collection about the book thief Guglielmo Libri, comprising 122 publications and 18 autograph letters (£100); item 622 is a collection entitled “Forgery in Literature”, 312 works in 200 bound volumes and 75 in original wrappers (£480). ¶ Loosely inserted is a memorial pamphlet “Martin Breslauer 1871-1940” with tipped-in photograph.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 55] An illustrated catalogue of books and manuscripts, in two parts

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1942
    (23.5 cm), 46 (2) pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII; IX on lower wrapper). 792 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 56] "Catalogus catalogorum" : that is, a priced and annotated list of book auction sale catalogues of bibliographical and historical interest : with supplementary sections on catalogues of public and private libraries, Booksellers' & Art sale catalogues, Books on collectors and collections

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1943
    (23.5 cm), (2) 26 pp. 530 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 57] Bibliography and history of the periodical press… : Books on books and bibliographies of special subjects… : Ornamentation in arts and crafts… : Books on art … : Additions – Recent purchases …

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1944
    (23.5 cm), (2) 52 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV; “frontispiece” on wrapper). Self-wrappers. - The illustrations accompany a collection of engraved ornament, more than 900 prints preserved in two portfolios (item 333, £280). ¶ Wrapper chipped.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 58] Fifty books and autograph letters of special interest… : Books on Art… : Monographs on artists… : Books on books and bibliography… : Catalogues of public and private libraries… : A miscellany of books on a variety of subjects… : A bibliographical stop-press

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1945
    (23.5 cm), (2) 50 pp., illustrations (on wrappers). 839 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The catalogue opens with “A small group of incunabula, entirely unrecorded, or not to be found in the British Museum or in the U.S.A.” (items 1-5); item 42a is a collection of sixteen publications of the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, 1629-1789, specimens of the exotic types available at the press. ¶ Extracted from a binding; text on 3 pp. shaved by binder’s knife, elsewhere satisfactory margins. Occasional marks in pen and blue pencil.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 59] Books printed in the Sixteenth century mainly by neo-Latin & Humanist poets & scholars… : A miscellany of books printed after Sixteen Hundred… : Bibliography, books on books, book production, book illustration, book collecting, libraries & manuscripts… : Catalogues of books & manuscripts of bibliographical value… : Books on Art: mainly monographs on painters & engravers… : The library of a philologist

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1945
    (23.5 cm), 62 pp., 1 plate (pls.I-II; pls.III-IV on lower wrapper). 1093 items. Self-wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 60] An illustrated catalogue of books and manuscripts: number sixty : Fine mss. and books of five centuries… Bibliographical encyclopaedias and other essential works of reference on mss., printed books and the graphic arts : "The tenth muse." Being a collection of books illustrative of forgery and mystification in history, science and literature

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1946
    (23.5 cm), 76 pp., frontispiece (pl.I), 3 leaves of plates (pls.II-VII), illustrations. 484 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Item 1 (£600) is the Huth manuscript of “Mirrour of Mans Salvacioune” (apparently bought at the Harmsworth sale, Sotheby’s, 15 October 1945, lot 2100; returned to the market in the Foyle sale, Christie’s, 11 July 2000, lot 76, where acquired for the Toshiyuki Takamiya Collection). The collection on literary forgery (Catalogue 54, item 622) is re-offered as items 101-464. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 61] Books printed during the 16th century on the Continent… : Some modern books… : Books on art, bibliography, books on books & printing… : Latest important purchases

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1947
    (23.5 cm), 34 (2) pp., including plates I-III (on covers), text illustrations. 484 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 42, £105) the three-volume 1518-1519 Aldine Pontanus, in uniform Venetian morocco bindings, which had been acquired for £65 in the Dyson Perrins sale. The copy returned to the market in the Estelle Doheny sale, part IV, Christie’s 17-18 October 1988, and was re-purchased by B.H. Breslauer ($19,000). ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 62] The sixty-second catalogue of books & manuscripts from the 15th to the present century arranged under one hundred subject headings

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1947
    (23.5 cm), 52 pp. 1144 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 63] Art : the W. Dorn collection of 18th century drawings and engravings : Bibliography, books on printing, &c from the library of Theodore Besterman

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1947?]
    (24 cm), 20 pp., 3 illustrations (on wrappers). 392 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Contains the large collection of drawings and prints by Bernhard Rode, Daniel Nikolaus Chodowiecki, and Johann Wilhelm Meil, assembled by the Berlin lawyer Wilhelm Dorn (£1100). Besterman’s books are said to have been “relinquished upon his removal to Paris as Director of the World Bibliographical and Library Center of UNESCO”.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 64] Recent acquisitions : Books & Mss of the 15th & 16th century – Some interesting books from the 17th to the present century – Old science, medicine, philosophy & allied subjects – Political economy & law – Important sets of bibliographical reference works

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1947-1948
    (23.5 cm), 26 (2) pp., including plates I-III (on wrappers), text illustrations. 229 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 65] Bibliography & allied subjects : With a supplement : Books on art

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1948
    (23.5 cm), 46 (2) pp., including plates I-III (on wrappers). 860 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 66] One hundred books & manuscripts illustrative of the history and practice of the art of writing, printing, illustrating, and binding of books from the 13th century to modern times : Works of literary and scientific interest : Published on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the firm of Martin Breslauer : founded in 1898

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1948
    (24.5 cm), 42 (2) pp., folding frontispiece (pl.I) and 6 leaves of plates (pls.II-XIII), illustrations (49 altogether). 101 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 71, £800) a manuscript of Pontano’s “De Conjugali Amore” from the Aragon library in Naples (later in Abbey’s collection; A.R.A. Hobson, French and Italian collectors and their bindings: illustrated from examples in the library of J.R. Abbey, 1953, no. 55; sold Sotheby’s, 1 December 1970, lot 2889); and (item 92, £420) a late 14th century Bolognese Martyrology and rule of St. Benedict (now Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.829). ¶ Cover dust-soiled.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 67] One hundred fine books on many subjects : Early printed and illustrated books, outstanding specimens of book binding, works of literary, scientific, and typographical interest, modern fine printing and illustrating

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1949
    (24.5 cm), 32 pp., folding frontispiece (pl.II), 4 leaves of plates (pls.III-X; pls.I, XI-XII on wrappers), illustrations (30 altogether). 102 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 81, £360) Grolier’s copy of the 1505 Aldine Pontanus (now British Library, Henry Davis Gift, 722); also (item 28, £780) the eight-volume Aldine Cicero Opera 1550-1552, uniformly bound in dark green Venetian morocco ornamented by the device of Gabriel Giolito de’ Ferrari, from the library of the 5th Baron Vernon. The set was re-offered in Breslauer’s Catalogue 71, item 22; when it again failed to sell, it was broken: the Epistolae familiares was offered in Catalogue 74, item 44 (£100); and De philosophia (two volumes) was sold hors catalogue (now British Library, Henry Davis Gift, 809-810). ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 68] Bibliography & palaeography : the science of librarianship & book collecting illustrated by an unusually rich collection of catalogues of books & mss. of bibliographical value : History & practice of printing : a miscellany of books on many subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1949
    (23.5 cm), 72 pp. 1259 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 69] Important recent acquisitions : Early printed & illustrated books : Bibliography, books on printing : music, opera, festivities : Science & Medicine : Fine bindings

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1950?]
    (21.5 cm), 16 pp., 1 illustration. 89 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 70] Further important recent acquisitions : Early printed & illustrated books : Bibliography, books on printing : Fête books, fine bindings : Historical documents : Type specimens

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1950]
    (21.5 cm), 24 pp. 249 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - Includes (item 22, £200) a set of the twenty large engravings by Chinese court artists of the Yuan Ming-Yuan Summer Palaces and Gardens of the Chinese Emperor Ch’ien Lung (1786).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 71] A selection of fine books & manuscripts : Illuminated & calligraphic manuscripts : Autograph letters & mss. by Addison, Beethoven, Gray, Haydn, Mozart : Early printed & illustrated books : Outstanding Renaissance bindings : Books printed in unusual types and languages : English, French, 7 German books : Law, music, science, religion : with a supplemental section of bibliographies

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1950
    (23.5 cm), 36 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.II-IX; pls.I, X-XI on wrappers), illustrations. 200 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 1, £400) a holograph manuscript of three essays by Addison for the Spectator (now Harvard University, Houghton Library, Ms Eng. 772); and (item 70, £145) a 15th century English register of legal writs (apparently sold to W.A. Foyle; his sale by Christies, 11 July 2000, lot 74; now Huntington Library, Mss HM 62471).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 72] Bibliography : Books on books & mss. : a selection

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1950
    (23.5 cm), 28 pp., 2 illustrations (on wrappers). 437 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 73] Bibliography : Books on books & mss. from the library of the late Baron Horace de Landau (including a few items from other sources)

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1950?]
    (23.5 cm), 32 pp. 497 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The “Prefatory note” is description of the Landau library, and account of its disposal through auction sales conducted in Geneva, London, Zurich, and Florence, and “the major portion of the library… by private treaty to a selected number of booksellers and collectors”.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 74] Books & manuscripts for the scholar & collector : arranged according to subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1951
    (23.5 cm), 38 pp., 3 leaves of plates (pls.II-VII; pls.I, VIII-IX on wrappers), illustrations. 263 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes autograph manuscripts of Heinrich Heine (his last poem, “Die Passionsblume”, item 3) and Schopenhauer (preface to Ueber den Willen in der natur, item 10).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 75] A further collection of books & manuscripts for the scholar & collector : arranged according to subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1952
    (23.5 cm), 32 pp., including plates I-III (on wrappers), illustrations (15 altogether). 190 items. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Edges of wrapper frayed, small losses.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 76] Bibliography : Books on books & mss

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1952]
    (23.5 cm), 40 pp. 779 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 77] A selection of books & manuscripts

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1952]
    (23.5 cm), 24 pp., including plates I-III (on wrappers), illustrations. 210 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 110, £850) a French 14th century manuscript Bible (now Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 239).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 78] A selection of books

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1953]
    (23.5 cm), 36 pp., illustrations (including plates I-III on wrappers). 252 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 119, £180) the only known copy of a French version of De duobus amantibus printed by Jean de Vingle (now Bibliothèque nationale de France; CIBN P-383, GW M3355220).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 79] Bibliography, palaeography, typography & allied subjects : With a small supplement of recent miscellaneous purchases

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1954?]
    (23.5 cm), (2) 38 pp. 593 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 80] Books, manuscripts, and autographs from the 15th to the present century : selected for their artistic, historical, scientific, scholarly, and typographical interest

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1955?]
    (23.5 cm), 32 pp., 2 leaves of plates (plates II-V; plates I, VI-VII on wrappers), illustrations. 198 items; priced. - The first item (£4800) is a Book of Hours illuminated in the atelier of the Maître de Boucicaut, beautifully preserved in its original blind-stamped binding, from the Landau, H.L. Bradfer-Lawrence, and Eric Millar collections (re-appeared on the market at Sotheby’s 2 December 1986, lot 56, £198,000 to Bruce Ferrini).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 81] Fine books

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1955?]
    (23.5 cm), 56 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.II-IX; pls.I, X-XI on wrappers), illustrations. 160 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 68, £480) Pacioli’s Divina proportione 1509 with the first quire in proof state (”before the title on a1 recto was printed”). ¶ Inscription in pencil on lower wrapper.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 82] Scholarship and book-collecting : A miscellany of books and manuscripts

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1955?]
    (23.5 cm), 28 pp., including plates I-III (on wrappers), text illustrations. 283 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 83] Bibliography : Books on books & Mss : With some important recent acquisitions of rare books & mss

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1955
    (23.5 cm), 40 pp., 1 illustration (cover). 635 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 629, £250) an eleven-page holograph manuscript of Melanchthon’s memorandum on serfdom (now Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS GER 77).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 84] A medley of books

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1956
    (23.5 cm), 36 pp., 3 illustrations (on covers). 480 items; priced. - Includes (item 26, “sold”) Lord Herbert of Cherbury’s copy of Tycho Brahe’s De Mundi aetherei 1603 (from the Powis Castle sale, Sotheby’s, 31 January 1955, lot 57, £58); also “A collection of type specimens of the last sixty years” (items 238-365).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 85] Fine books

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1957]
    (23.5 cm), 28 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.II-V; pls.I, VI-VII on wrappers), text illustrations. 91 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 5, £425) the Foligno Cicero c. 1471 (sold to Albert Ehrman; presented by John Ehrman to the Bodleian Library in 1978, where now shelfmark Broxb. 19.1); also (item 39, £200) the visitor’s book of the natural history museum of Levinus Vincent in Haarlem from 1705-1737.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 86] Bibliography : Palaeography : Typography & allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1957?]
    (23.5 cm), 28 pp., 2 illustrations (on wrappers). 442 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 87] Books & manuscripts : Selected for their illustrations or bindings, their literary, historical or typographical importance. With a section of books on bibliography

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1957]
    (24 cm), 64 pp., 12 leaves of plates (pls.II-XXV; pls.I, XXVI-XXVII on covers), illustrations (69 altogether). 230 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 62, £285) a copy of Sabellico, Histoire Vinitiane, 1544, bound for Cardinal Granvelle (from the Lucien-Graux sale, Paris, 26 January 1957, lot 118; now Musée de Mariemont, Inv. Ac.71/14); and a calligraphic letter on vellum (item 102, £330) from King James I to the Emperor of Japan, dated 10 January 1611 (now in the James Ford Bell Library, University of Minnesota, Bell 1611 oJa). Also offered is a remarkable enamel and silver-gilt binding (item 148, £450) by Georg Strauch of Nuremberg, from the collection of William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon (1841-1918), then Gumuchian & Cie (Catalogue XII, 1929, no. 173), Grace Whitney Hoff (1862-1938), and Lucien Graux (1878-1944); it re-appeared recently in Christie’s as the property of “A Private Collector, London, and then by descent” (3 June 2014, lot 373, £17,500).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 88] Fine books

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1958?]
    (23.5 cm), 20 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.II-V; pls.I, VI-VII on covers), text illustrations. 105 + 1 items. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Contains (item 105 bis) a set of Cochin’s engravings of the Victoires et Conquêtes de l’Empereur de la Chine (1769-1774), accompanied by folded sheets of Chinese text, “preserved between 2 Chinese wooden boards, in a Chinese quilted cloth envelope” (cf. Breslauer’s Catalogue 95, item 70, for another set in proof impressions).
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 89] Bibliography & allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1958?]
    (23.5 cm), 38 (2) pp., including plates I-III (on covers), text illustrations. 486 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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    Martin Breslauer (London)
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 90] Manuscripts and printed books from the eighth to the present century : from the library of the late Wilfred Merton, F.S.A., and other distinguished collections

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1958
    (23.5 cm), 144 pp., folding frontispiece (pl.I, printed in colours; verso blank) and 23 plates (pls.II-XLVII, with XVIII-XIX on a folding leaf; pls.I, XLVIII-XLIX on covers), illustrations (114 altogether, of which 3 in colour). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Contains a memoir of Wilfred Merton (1888-1957), Managing Director of Emery Walker, Printers and Engravers, and the compiler’s reflections on the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the firm of Martin Breslauer. “Circumstances, notably World War II, compelled [Merton] to part at intervals with some of his treasures” (from a memoir in The Book Collector, Spring 1958, pp.7-8). The first 41 items are illuminated and text manuscripts, c. 750-1916; the most remarkable are the 12th Century Fountains Abbey “Liber Ezechialis” in a Romanesque binding (item 6, £1200; now British Library, Henry Davis Gift, 80); the “Ordo ad consecrandum” for Jeanne d’Evreaux, third wife of Charles IV, conducted 11 May 1326 (item 19; sold to H.P. Kraus, his Catalogue 88, 1958, item 23; now University of Illinois Library, MS 0124); an Hours of the Virgin (Use of Le Mans) illuminated c. 1470 in the atelier of Maître François (item 33, £3800); and the Giraldi-Guicciardini Hours, illuminated by Attavante (item 34, £2400). Catalogue noticed in The Book Collector, Summer 1958, pp.126-127. ¶ Inscribed in ink “To Hellmuth Feisenberger with the compiler’s confraternal greetings”. Cover lightly spotted.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 91] Recent acquisitions : books from the fifteenth to the present century. : The Wilfred Merton Collection of modern press books. Bibliography and allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1959
    (23.5 cm), 64 pp., folding frontispiece (printed recto & verso), 5 leaves of plates (pls.II-XI; pls.I, XII-XIII on covers), illustrations. 527 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 6) the 1669 Elzevier Bible bound by Albertus Magnus (now British Library, Henry Davis Gift, 718); a manuscript copy, made by a scribe of San Miniato in 1493 (item 35), of a relation of a pilgrimage undertaken in 1384-1385 by several Florentine patricians (now in Princeton University Library, Ms 98); a binding (item 53) ornamented by the device of the printers Charles and Arnoul L’Angelier (returned to the market, and offered in Breslauer’s Catalogue 104, item 155). Among Merton’s modern press books (items 117-315) is the five-volume Doves Press Bible 1903-1905, enriched by trial sheets, specimen pages, and a drawing by Emery Walker (item 170, £220).
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 92] Manuscripts and printed books from the thirteenth to the present century on many subjects : Including further sections of the library of the late Wilfred Merton, F.S.A.

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1960
    (23. 5 cm), 144 pp., 12 leaves of plates (pls.II-XXV; pls.I, XXVI-XXVII on covers), illustrations. 504 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced in colour on the upper wrapper is a Gradual leaf illuminated by Attavante degli Attavanti for the Church of Santa Felicita in Florence (item 17, £1250); reproduced on the first of the plates is the Fairfax Murray–Dyson Perrins manuscript of the statutes of the “Schuola di Purificatione della Virgine Maria e di Sancto Zenobio” in Florence, dated 1444 (item 12, £1000; sold in 1960 to Lathrop C. Harper, Inc.). Also offered is a huge thesis broadside (195 × 98 cm) for “Leonardus Martellini in Collegio Ptolaemeo Accademicus Innominatus”, printed on yellow silk, with an engraving by Arnold van Westerhout, dated 1707 (item 250).
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 93] Recent acquisitions & bibliography

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1961
    (23.5 cm), 48 pp., 6 leaves of plates (pls.II-XIII; pls I, XIV-XV on wrappers), illustrations. 360 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced in colour on the upper wrapper is the Montboissier Hours, illuminated c. 1470 by Maître François (returned to the market, Sotheby’s, 6 July 2006, lot 85, £78,000).
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 94] A miscellany of manuscripts, autographs & printed books from the 11th to the present century : selected for their literary, historical & scholarly interest

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1961
    (23.5 cm), 52 pp., folding frontispiece (pls.II-IV), 9 leaves of plates (pls.V-XXIIA; pls.I, XXII-XXIII on covers), illustrations. 166 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers (printed in colour). - Includes (item 9, 2800) an 11th century manuscript of St. Augustine’s “Speculum De Scriptura Sacrafrom the Benedictine Abbey Michaelsburg-Siegberg (sold at Sotheby’s, 10 December 1962, lot 156; J.R. Abbey collection, his sale 1 December 1970, lot 2863). Breslauer had purchased a second manuscript (”Tractatus X in epistolam Joannis I”) with the same provenance from the same source – Von Hutten, Schloss Steinbach bei Lohr; it was sold hors catalogue to the Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (”Bavaria buys Ms. in London for £13,500”, in The Times, London, 12 April 1961, p.14).
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 95] Gothic & Renaissance books : Martin Luther : 17th & 18th century bindings & illustrated books : Bibliographical research in the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries : Important recent bibliographies

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1962
    (23.5 cm), 94 pp., folding frontispiece (pls.II-IV), 5 leaves of plates (pls.V-XIV; pls.I, XV-XVI on covers) illustrations. 355 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced in colour on the cover is a manuscript Passion of Christ, in Dutch, illuminated c. 1490 by Masters of the Leiden printer Hugo Janszoon van Woerden (item 1, £2400; returned to the market in 1993 with Jörn Günther Rare Books).
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 96] English literature & books printed in England from the 17th to the present century Books in exotic or unusual languages : Bibliography, palaeography, books on books & printing and allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1962
    (23.5 cm), 104 pp., folding frontispiece printed in colour (pl.II; pls.I, III-IV on covers), illustrations. 743 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The frontispiece reproduces a watercolour by William Blake, “A Breach in a City the Morning after the Battle” (item 18, £2850; now Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Two other versions of this subject are known; see Joseph Viscomi, “A Breach in a City the Morning after the Battle: Lost or Found?” in Blake / An Illustrated Quarterly, volume 28 (1994), pp.44-61, who argues that this is the one exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1784.
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    Blake, William, 1757-1827
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 97] Books, manuscripts, autograph letters from the fourteenth to the present century : Published in celebration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the firm

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1963
    (30 cm), 127 pp., illustrations (cover in colour). 153 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Wrapper abraded at foot of spine, unimportant marks of use, generally an excellent copy.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 98] Rare books, bibliography & related subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1964
    (30 cm), 48 pp., 4 p. of plates, illustrations. 583 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Numeral in ink on title-page; covers slightly dust-soiled.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 99] Books, manuscripts, autograph letters : from the Renaissance to the present time.

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1964]
    (30 cm), 99 pp., illustrations (cover in colour). 182 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Inscription in ink on upper wrapper; otherwise a clean copy
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 100] Books, manuscripts, autograph letters, bindings from the ninth to the present century.

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1965
    (30 cm), 188 pp., “extra” plates I-VII (3 folded), illustrations (cover in colour). 365 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. ¶ Few trivial defects; overall, an excellent copy.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 101] Books, manuscripts, autograph letters, bindings

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1970
    (30 cm), 316 pp., one leaf of colour plates (”frontispiece” I-II), 12 leaves of folding, black & white “extra” plates I-XIII (XIII on verso of XII), illustrations. 365 items. Price-list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 102] Books, manuscripts, autograph letters, bindings from the ninth to the present century

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1971?]
    (30 cm), 184 pp., 12 leaves of colour plates (I-XXIV; XXV-XVI on cover), illustrations. 118 items. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “This catalogue is published in honour of the centenary of the birth of Martin Breslauer” (title-page verso). ¶ Price list in photocopy. Very good copy.
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  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 103] Books, manuscripts, fine bindings, autograph letters from the tenth to the present century

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1977
    (30 cm), 155 (1) pp., 10 leaves of colour plates (numbered II-XXI; plates I, XXII-XIII on covers), text illustrations. 140 items. Price list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 104] Fine books in fine bindings : from the fourteenth to the present century [cover title: Fine bindings]

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., [1979; 1981]
    Two volumes (31 cm), I: 184 pp., 10 leaves of colour plates (numbered II-XXI; plates I, XXII-XXIII on covers), text illustrations. 125 items. Price list loosely inserted. II: pp.[185]-416, 12 leaves of colour plates (numbered XXV-XLVIII; XXIV, XLIX-L on covers), illustrations. Items 126-275. Price list loosely inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Limited editions of 650 and 500 copies respectively. ¶ Lower margin of Price list (I) abraded. Excellent copies.
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 105] Italy : Part : Books printed in the fifteenth century (including a few by Italian authors printed outside Italy) : With a supplement : Some Italian Renaissance manuscripts & autographs

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., [1983]
    (30 cm), 88 pp., text illustrations. 100 items. Price list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. “Edition limited to 520 copies” (prospectus). ¶ Fine copy.
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 106] Rare books and fine bindings : 1463-1845 : from a famous European collection

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., [1984?]
    (30 cm), 124 pp., 2 folded colour plates (A-B), text illustrations. 136 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 107] Italy : Part II : Books printed 1501 to c. 1840

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., [1984]
    (30 cm), 322 pp., folding colour frontispiece, text illustrations (title-page in colour). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Edition limited to 520 copies” (prospectus).
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 108] Catalogue One Hundred Eight

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., [1985]
    (30 cm), 146 pp., folding colour frontispiece, 11 leaves of colour plates (II-XXI, of which II-II are folding and printed rectos only; plates I, XXII-XXIII on covers), text illustrations (title-page in colour). 92 items. Price list inserted. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 109] Catalogue one hundred and nine : published on the occasion of the ninetieth anniversary of the firm of Martin Breslauer, Inc.

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1988
    (30 cm), 306 pp., [4] p. of folding colour illustrations between pp.204-205, illustrations (many in colour). 137 items. Price-list inserted. Publisher’s cloth binding, colour illustration mounted on upper cover. - “A new catalogue of more than ordinary splendour” (The Book Collector, volume 38, 1989, p.268). “Limited to 450 copies” (colophon).
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 110] Fine books and manuscripts in fine bindings : from the fifteenth to the present century : followed by literature on bookbindings

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1992
    (30 cm), 486 pp., profusely illustrated in colour (some folding) and black & white. 406 items. Price list inserted. Errata sheet inserted. Publisher’s cloth binding. - “Describing 281 English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish and Portuguese bindings, of which some 130 are by known ateliers and bookbinders” (publisher’s advertisement). Preface by Paul Needham, “underlining the importance of dealers’ catalogues as part of the historical literature of bookbinding” (from a review of Catalogue 110, in The Book Collector, Winter 1992, pp.519-521). “Limited to 500 copies” (colophon).
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 111] Rare books : Manuscripts : Autographs : A selection arranged according to subjects

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1994
    (30 cm), 186 pp., text illustrations (some in colour). 214 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 3:] Latest acquisitions : Rare and unique incunabula ¶ Illustrated books ¶ Autograph letters ¶ Books on art ¶ Bibliography and books on books

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1943
    (21.5 cm), 12 pp., 3 illustrations. 96 items; priced. Self-wrappers.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 6] "A second helping" : Being a supplement to our fifty-ninth catalogue of books on many subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1945]
    (23 cm), 20 pp. Items numbered 1094-1469. Self-wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 7] A miscellany of books

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1946]
    (23 cm), 18 pp. 393 items. Self-wrappers. ¶ Extracted from a binding.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 8] Books & prints

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1946]
    (23 cm), 28 pp. 582 items. Self-wrappers. - Item 582 is a rhyming Latin schoolbook, Memoriale pro pueris, printed at Paris by Antoine Denidel, c. 1495-1500 (cf. GW 11059-11060). Breslauer acquired it in Sotheby’s, 19 December 1949, lot 46; it entered the collection of Otto L. Shaw (1908-1976; see his “Early Parisian Printing” in The Book Collector, Autumn 1964, p.331 and plate 3), returned to the market with Antiquariaat Forum in 2006, and is now Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, 07035.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 9] Bibliography, books on books, manuscripts & printing recently acquired : Also a small section of books on art

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1947]
    (33.5 × 21 cm), 5 leaves, paginated [1]-10. 127 items; priced. Stapled in upper left corner. - Reproduced from typescript. ¶ Folded in thirds.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 10] Highly important bibliographical works of reference

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1947]
    (33.5 × 21 cm), 4 leaves, paginated [1]-8. 218 items; priced. Stapled in upper left corner. - Reproduced from typescript. ¶ Folded in thirds.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 11] Bibliography; books on books, books on printing &c. and some books on art

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1947]
    (33.5 × 21 cm), 6 leaves, paginated [1]-12. 361 items; priced. Stapled in upper left corner. - Reproduced from typescript. ¶ Folded in thirds.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 12] Bibliography, books on books and printing

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1947]
    (33.5 × 21 cm), 5 leaves, paginated [1]-10. Items 361-488; priced. Stapled in upper left corner. - Reproduced from typescript. Item 488 is Giambattista Bodoni’s first type specimen, Fregi e Majuscole of 1771, bound unusually with 55 leaves of additional type-specimens without title-page or numeration. It may be the copy now in Harvard University, Houghton Library, TypTS 725.71.224 (C). ¶ Folded in thirds.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 13] Latest acquisitions : Type specimen books from the 17th to the 19th century – Books on typefounding & printing (including a few works of bibliography – Calligraphy – Books on art

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1948]
    (33.5 × 21 cm), 5 leaves, paginated [1]-10. Items 489-572; priced. Stapled in upper left corner. - Reproduced from typescript.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 30] Bibliography : Palaeography: Typography & allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1959
    (23.5 cm), 24 pp. 315 items; priced. Self-wrappers. ¶ Pencilled numeral on cover.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 37] A miscellany of books autographs and manuscripts on many subjects : Important bibliographical and palaeographical works of reference

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1965
    (30 cm), 32 pp., 2 leaves of plates (pls.I-IV; pls.V-VI on lower wrapper), illustrations. 242 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on the upper wrapper is a miniature “The Martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul” attributed to the School of Ghirlandaio (item 55, £200), one from a group of six in the Holford sale, Sotheby’s, 12 July 1927, lot 27.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 38] A Miscellany of books, autographs and manuscripts on many subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1966
    (30 cm), 34 (2) pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII; pls.IX-X on lower wrapper), illustrations. 209 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 47) a binding decorated with the device of Charles L’Angelier; a Venetian binding (item 5) with owners initials P.D.P.T.; and two bindings (items 128-129) by Thérèse Moncey.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 39] A miscellany of books, autographs and manuscripts on many subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1971
    (30 cm), 88 pp., 14 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXVIII), illustrations. 416 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers.
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 40] "Not in Goff" : An important group of fifteenth century books which are not represented in American libraries according to Mr. F.R. Goff's 'Incunabula in American libraries' : With an Appendix : 'One copy in Goff' containing some Incunabula of which only one copy is to be found in the U.S.A. : Published on the occasion of the International Antiquarian Book Fair : New York, 1-4 April 1971

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1971
    (24 cm), 36 pp., illustrations (in colour on cover). 28 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Two of these twenty-eight items are still the only recorded copies: a broadside indulgence in favour of the Augustinians of Crema (item 3), [Milan: Leonardus Pachel and Uldericus Scinzenzeler, c. 1486-87] (GW 0305410N); and (item 18) Thomas Aquinas, De vitiis et virtutibus numero quaternario procedens, sive Quaternarius, Paris: Laurent Philippe, [c. 1493] (GW M4659410; now Yale University Beinecke Library). Illustrated on the cover (item 11, $7200) is a coloured copy of a Missale Lugdunense, Lyon: Petrus Ungarus, 16 April 1500 (GW M24507).
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 41] A Miscellany of books & manuscripts [other title:] Manuscripts, autographs & historical documents : Books printed in the fifteenth century : sixteenth century books : Seventeenth & eighteenth century books & bindings : From eighteen hundred to the present day : Oriental books : Bibliography and allied subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1972
    (30 cm), 72 pp., 12 leaves of plates (pls.I-XXIV; pls.XXV-XXVI on lower wrapper), illustrations. 321 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Includes (item 31) a leaf from the Missal of Pope Clement VII, illuminated by Vincenzo Raimondi (acquired at Sotheby’s, 10 December 1963, lot 103; re-appeared in the market at Christie’s, 20 June 1990, lot 21, and now Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, NMB 2339).
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  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 42] A Miscellany of rare books, mss. & autographs from the fifteenth to the present century on a great variety of subjects

    London, Martin Breslauer, 1975
    (30 cm), 40 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), illustrations. 225 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Published in connection with the International Antiquarian Book Fair, New York, 3-5 April 1975.
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  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 43] A miscellany of rare books, mss. & autographs from the 15. to the present century on a great variety of subjects : published on the occasion of the first Chicago International Book Fair

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1976
    (30 cm), 56 pp., illustrations. 201 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Tipped-in: a printed sheet headed “Some of the Books, Autographs & Manuscripts which we plan to exhibit at the first Chicago International Antiquarian Book Fair… July 21-23, 1976” (14 items, no prices).
  • Martin Breslauer Inc. (New York)

    [Stock lists: numbered series: 44] Recent acquisitions from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century : German Baroque literature : Bibliography

    New York, Martin Breslauer Inc., 1980
    (30 cm), 52 pp., illustrations (in colour on cover). 89 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Reproduced on the cover is Koberger’s 1493 (ninth) German Bible, from the library of Charles Butler (1821-1910) of Warren Wood.
  • Martin Breslauer (London)

    [Stock lists, hors série] An extremely important early 15th century illuminated Book of Hours from the atelier, if not by the hand of the Master of the "Heurés de Boucicaut" (Jacques Coene)

    London, Martin Breslauer, [1950]
    (21.5 cm), [8] pp., 3 illustrations. Self-wrappers. - This manuscript had passed in quick succession through the collections of Landau-Finaly (Sotheby’s, 12 July 1948, lot 59), Eric Millar, Harry Lawrence Bradfer-Lawrence, to Breslauer. A nearly-identical description was published in Breslauer Catalogue 80, with the same illustrations. The manuscript returned to the market in Sotheby’s, 2 December 1986, lot 56, and was seen thereafter in the hands of Bruce Ferrini and Maruzen.
  • Martin Breslauer (latterly, Martin Breslauer, Inc.) (London; New York)

    [Stock lists, hors série] Books & autographs : Selected for exhibition at the XVth International Antiquarian Book Fair, April 19-21, 1979

    New York, Martin Breslauer, Inc., 1979
    (23 cm), [24] pp., illustrations. 58 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - The first item ($175,000) is a copy of Luther’s 1522 “September Testament”, the first printed Protestant Bible, “certainly one of the last, if not the last [copy], remaining in private hands”. Also presented (item 3, $75,000) is Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parsival ([Strasbourg: Mentelin] 1477) and Titurel (idem 1477). ¶ Numeral in ink on cover; two annotations in text. Corner of lower wrapper torn.
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