[Stock catalogues, hors série] Labore et constantia: a collection of 510 editions issued by Christopher Plantin from 1555 till 1589 § De constantia I : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae § De constantia II : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae View larger
Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)

[Stock catalogues, hors série] Labore et constantia: a collection of 510 editions issued by Christopher Plantin from 1555 till 1589 § De constantia I : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae § De constantia II : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae

Brussels, Eric Speeckaert, 1990-1999
Three volumes, (23 or 25 cm), as issued, publisher’s cloth or printed wrappers. - The collection was sold in 1990-1991 to the private foundation Bibliotheek van het Cultura Fonds NV, a library created by Baron Piet Van Waeyenberge. Cf. Claude Sorgeloos, “La bibliothèque du Cultura Fonds: acquisitions 1991-1999” in La livre et l’estampe, volume 46 (2000), pp.7-256; The Book Collector, Summer 2001, pp.257-258. The two supplements (published 1991 and 1999) describe mostly books not in Labore et constantia. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
Subjects
Trade catalogues
Authors/Creators
Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)
Sorgeloos, Claude, compiler
Voet, Léon, 1919-2002, introduction
Printers/Publishers
Plantin, Christophe, c. 1520-1589
Owners
Cultura Fonds N.V.
Van Waeyenberge, Piet, Baron, born 1938
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  • Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)
    Sorgeloos (Claude), compiler; Voet (Léon), 1919-2002, introduction

    [Stock catalogues, hors série] Labore et constantia: a collection of 510 editions issued by Christopher Plantin from 1555 till 1589 (catalogue of an exhibition from Eric Speeckaert's stock at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 10 May-16 June 1990)

    Brussels, Eric Speeckaert, 1990
    (25 cm), 465 (3) pp. Publisher’s cloth binding. - Included are “twenty variants or editions unknown to Dr Voet, ten unique items and around fifty items not preserved in the Plantin-Moretus Museum” (Preface). Additions and corrections (by R. Breugelmans) in Quaerendo, volume 21 (1991), pp.222-225: “The catalogue, a must for owners of Voet’s Plantin Press, is published in an edition of eight hundred copies of which four hundred are for sale”. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
  • Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)

    De constantia I : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae [other title:] A collection of 60 editions issued by Christopher Plantin

    Brussels, Eric Speeckaert, 1991
    (23 cm), [32] pp., illustrations. 60 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Contains 27 books not described in Labore et Constantia; concordance to Voet’s bibliography of Plantin imprints. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)
    Printers/Publishers
    Plantin, Christophe, c. 1520-1589
  • Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)

    De constantia II : ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiae [other title:] A collection of 55 editions issued by Christopher Plantin 1555-1589

    Brussels, Eric Speeckaert, 1999
    (23 cm), [40] pp., illustrations. 55 items; priced. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Some of these books are not described in Labore et Constantia. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.
    Subjects
    Trade catalogues
    Authors/Creators
    Eric Speeckaert (Brussels)
    Printers/Publishers
    Plantin, Christophe, c. 1520-1589
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