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Herbert Reichner (New York; Stockbridge, MA)

[Stock catalogues, numbered series:] 1-5 § 7-10 § 24 § 26 § 27 § 31

New York (latterly, Stockbridge, MA), Herbert Reichner, 1939-1962
Thirteen volumes (23 cm), in the publisher’s printed wrappers, as issued. - A representative selection of catalogues issued in the United States by the learned émigré bookseller Herbert Reichner (1899-1971). From 1925 until the Austrian Anschluss in March 1938, Reichner was an active and successful bookseller-publisher in Vienna. He arrived in New York in September 1938, and a year later published his first catalogue from premises at 34 East 62nd Street. Until the fall of 1944, he was assisted by Leona Rostenberg. Reichner’s last catalogue was issued in 1968-1969, from Stockbridge, Massachusetts (Catalogue 34: Old and rare books illustrating the history of civilization, including many books copies of which were shown in the memorable exhibit of Printing and the Mind of Man: part one). After his death, the residual stock was purchased from his heirs by Douglas Parsonage and Otto Ranschburg, proprietors of Lathrop C. Harper Inc. Cf. Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Antiquarian Bookdealers (Westport, CT 1998), pp.172-173. ¶
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 1] Rare books : manuscripts : prints : maps

    New York, Herbert Reichner, [1939]
    (21.5 cm), 64 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VIII), illustrations. 110 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 12) Bodoni’s correspondence with A.A. Renouard (14 letters; now Harvard, Houghton Library, MS Typ 854); one of Grolier’s copies of the 1528 Il Libro del Cortegiano (item 19); the 1526 first edition of Clement Marot’s version of Le Romant de la roze, printed on vellum, from the Harleian Library (item 60); a book from Tycho Brahe’s library (item 72; Reichner had published, in 1933, Wilhelm Prandtl’s census of surviving books from Brahe’s library); a 11th-century Psalter from Lambach Abbey, in a cuir-ciselé binding (item 85; returned to the market in Breslauer’s Catalogue 101, 1970, item 3; afterwards in Sotheby’s, 5 July 1976, lot 89). ¶ Cover annotated in pencil “Fall, 1940”.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 2] A Classified catalogue of manuscripts : rare books : prints including first editions and dedication copies [cover title: Rare books, prints & manuscripts

    New York, Herbert Reichner, [1940]
    (23 cm), 136 pp., 4 leaves of plates (pls.I-VII), illustrations. Items 111-444; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes a 15th century Flemish Life of Christ with 37 grisaille miniatures (ex-Friedrich Von Nagler, and Maggs, Catalogue 675, 1939, item 67); and a 15th century Italian manuscript of Cicero, “De Officiis” (now in the Newberry Library, MS 98).

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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 3] Civilization : original editions of books illustrating the progress of science and thought in five centuries 1439-1941 [cover title:] Civilization through five centuries

    New York, Herbert Reichner, [1941]
    (23 cm), 126 (2) pp., illustrations. 291 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A catalogue inspired by the exhibition held at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, in 1940. ¶ Cover inscribed in ink “With the compliments of HR”.
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    Herbert Reichner (New York)
  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 4] French Science and thought : books and papers : manuscripts and portraits illustrating the development of the exact and natural sciences : philosophy and social doctrine in France (including the adjacent territories) since the beginning of the sixteenth century

    New York, Herbert Reichner, [1943]
    (23 cm), 112 pp., illustrations. 440 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. ¶ Cover inscribed in ink “With the compliments of HR”; inserted slip, on Reichner’s stationery, inscribed: “eine schwere Geburt! HR: herzliche Grüße”.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 5] Great thinkers : portraits and books [cover title:] Great thinkers from Albertus Magnus to Albert Einstein

    New York, Herbert Reichner, [1944]
    (23 cm), 72 pp., illustrations (cover and title only). 237 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The catalogue is prefaced (pp.3-4) by a memoir of the bibliographer A.W. Pollard (1859-1944), subscribed “W.A.J.” (William A. Jackson, 1905-1964, first librarian of the Houghton Library at Harvard). ¶ Cover inscribed in ink “With the compliments of HR”; wrappers not entirely fresh.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 7] Books for libraries, scholars and booklovers : literature, history, law : fine arts, music philosophy : medicine and science : natural history : voyages, &cc. [other title:] Books for libraries : scholars & booklovers : literature, history : art, law, science

    New York, Herbert Reichner, 1946
    (23 cm), 132 pp., illustrations (cover only). 213 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes (item 19) a copy of Vitruvius, De architectvra libri decem (Amsterdam 1649), copiously annotated by its editor, the philologist Marc Meibom.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 8] A selection of books illustrating the spirit of the renaissance : literature, fine arts : philosophy and education : science and medicine : music, theatre

    New York, Herbert Reichner, 1947
    (23 cm), 60 pp., illustrations (wrapper only). 140 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 9] Medieval literature : literature and history : philosophy and theology : science and medicine

    New York, Herbert Reichner, 1948
    (23 cm), 88 pp., illustrations (wrapper only). 242 + 1 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The addendum is a manuscript of Rolandinus Patavinus’s “Chronica Trevisian” with Guglielmo Cortusi’s “Chronica de novitatibus Padue et Lombardie”, written at Treviso by Gaspar de Sopranis, 1516-1517 (ex-Walter Sneyd sale, Sotheby’s, 16 December 1903, lot 182).
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 10] A selection of interesting books

    New York, Herbert Reichner, 1953
    (23 cm), 81 pp., 2 leaves of plates (inserted after pp.16, 32), illustrations. 233 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes books from the libraries of Grolier (Erasmus, Spongia adversus aspergines Hutteni, 1523), Hugo Grotius (Taurellus, Emblemata physico-ethica, 1595), John Milton (More, Philosophicall poems, 1647), Isaac Newton (Derham, Physico-Theology, 1713); and a broadside advertisement for the Pantheologia of Rainerius de Pisis, printed on vellum (by Johann Sensenschmidt and Heinrich Kefer, 1473).
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 24] A selection of books illustrating the history of science and technology : from Archimedes to Einstein

    New York, Herbert Reichner, 1959
    (23 cm), [128] pp. 871 items; priced. Self-wrappers. - First part of a two-part catalogue (completed by Catalogue 25: …Glass to Zoology). ¶ Upper wrapper inscribed “With the compliments of” (adjacent to Reichner’s name); wrappers torn next to staples, abraded, sunned.
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  • Herbert Reichner (New York)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 26] The Renaissance : from Petrarch to Shakespeare [other title:] The revival of learning, the Renaissance in Italy and France, Germany and Austria, Spain and Portugal, Erasmus, Hutten, Vives, Ramus, the Low Countries, England, Northern Europe, Shakespeare sources, Eastern Europe and the Near East, American discovery and exploration.

    Stockbridge, MA, Herbert Reichner, 1961
    (23 cm), [132] pp., illustrations. Items 1-622a; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogues 26, 27, 28 were conceived as a trio. ¶ Ex-library copy: cover date-stamped: Oct 11 1961, a pencil annotation on wrapper, and others in text. Clean tear in pp.[1/2].
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  • Herbert Reichner (Stockbridge, MA)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 27] The Renaissance from Petrarch to Shakespeare : American discovery, Asia and Africa : Geography, Cartography, Navigation : Drama and stage, Epistolaries: Proverbs, Emblems, Dance of death : French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese literature : Fine Arts, Architecture, archaeology

    Stockbridge, MA, Herbert Reichner, 1961
    (23 cm), [152] pp., illustrations. Items 623-1359; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A third part and final part was published in 1962 (Catalogue 29: The Renaissance from Petrarch to Shakespeare: Music and opera, Festivities and sports, Manners, Education, Universities, Cryptography and mnemonics, Philosophy, Political thought, Law, Religion, Bibles, Liturgies, Economics, Commerce, Trade). ¶ Cover date-stamped: Jan 11 1962, two annotations in pencil and ink.
  • Herbert Reichner (Stockbridge, MA)

    [Stock catalogues, numbered series: 31] Medievalia Part II: Byzantine Empire, Crusades, Jews and Muslims : Geography, Economics, Hanseatic League : Medieval Christianity and Papacy : Monasticism, the Franciscans, the Bible : Liturgy in the West, Canon Law

    Stockbridge, MA, Herbert Reichner, 1962
    (23 cm), [160] pp. Items 1368-2591b; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Part 2 only (of 4). The series comprises catalogue nos. 30-33, published 1964-1966. ¶ Wrappers not entirely fresh.
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