Bernard Quaritch Ltd (London)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 386] A Catalogue of books printed in Europe during the fifteenth & sixteenth centuries : Part II : Books printed in the sixteenth century

London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1929
(24 cm), pp.97-280 (48) pp., [10] leaves of plates (one in colour), illustrations (some printed in red & black). Items 359-1185; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The colour plate illustrates one of five volumes of the 1536-1537 Giunta Cicero, uniformly bound in olive-green morocco for Jean Grolier (ex-Powis Castle sale, Sotheby’s, 20 March 1923, lot 65, £2650; here £5000); the set is now at Eton College, bequeathed by John Walter Hely-Hutchinson, in 1955. The catalogue continues the pagination and item numeration of Quaritch Catalogue 375: A catalogue of books printed in Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, with illustrations: Incunabula (1923). ¶ Cover inscribed: Sotheby & Co. and T. Perry. Lower wrapper detached; paper losses at head and tail of the spine.