An important collection of incunabula, 1467-1500
New York, [Printed by M.J. Pollak, Inc.] for Gimbel Brothers, 1941
(23 cm), 201 (7) pp., text illustrations. 623 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue of a collection assembled by Otto Heinrich Friederich Vollbehr (1869/1872-1945/1946). A dealer, but posturing himself as a collector, Vollbehr had sold in 1925 about 2000 incunables to Henry E. Huntington; in 1930, he sold some 3000 incunables (including a Gutenberg Bible) to the Library of Congress. One of the more valuable books offered here is the Wodhull copy of the 1470 Sweynheym and Pannartz De civitate dei (item 47, $887.50). Catalogue compiled by Maurice Sloog. See K.S. Meier, in American book collectors and bibliographers, edited by Joseph Rosenblum (Detroit 1997), II, p.320. ¶ Wrappers dusty; otherwise a good, unmarked copy.