Jonathan A. Hill (New York)
[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 100] For my twenty-five years in the rare book world
New York, Jonathan A. Hill, 1996
(23 cm), 111 (2) pp., 22 p. of plates (some in colour), illustrations. 101 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “Perhaps the Montagnana Consilia medica 1476 [item 74, $90,000], in immaculate half tawed hide over beech boards, was the most impressive, but there was a spectacular set of contemporary drawings illustrating Peurbach’s Theoricae novae planetarum, in contemporary Paduan goatskin [item 80, $105,000], the Syston Park [-Kenney] 1482 Euclid [item 22, $100,000], an amazing run of Kepler, with a composite volume that begins with the Harmonice mundi, Galileo Dialogo 1632 and the Nov-antiqua… doctrina 1636 in presentation limp vellum [item 33, $40,000], and a fascinating annotated interleaved copy of Campanella Astrologica 1629 [item 10, $5500]” (from a notice in The Book Collector, Winter 1996, pp.529-530).