William H. Robinson (London)
[Stock catalogues, numbered series: 81] A selection of Precious Manuscripts, Historic Documents and Rare Books : the majority from the renowned collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt. (1792-1872)
London, W.H. Robinson, 1950
(27 cm),  pp., including colour frontispiece, and 145 black & white illustrations; folding plate inserted (item 29). 120 items; priced. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains a manuscript in Greek, written and illuminated for a child in the sixteenth century (the first child’s picture book?); a presentation copy of Michael Drayton’s Poems (1619), with a stanza additional to the “Battle of Agincourt” and otherwise unpublished; and an illuminated manuscript of Boccaccio’s Cas des nobles hommes et femmes malheureux (now Pierpont Morgan Library, MS Glazier 35). “The catalogue disproves the supposition that the best of the Bibliotheca Phillippica has already gone” (E.C. Blunden, in The Times Literary Supplement, 5 January 1951, p.12). “Among the most costly and sumptuous catalogues ever issued by a bookseller.” (A.N.L. Munby, The dispersal of the Phillipps Library, Phillipps studies, no. 5, Cambridge 1960, p.108). ¶ Cutting from item 32; otherwise in perfect state of preservation.