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  • Mayer (Wenzel Joseph [Václav Josef]), 1734-1800

    Prague, Barbara Elsenwanger for Anton Petzold, 1797
    A description of the painted decoration of the so-called “philosophy library” of Strahovský Klášter, the Premonstratensian monastery on the Petřín hill in Prague, written by its Abbot, who had contracted the work in 1793. The frontispiece is a view of the hall (32m long, 10m wide, 14m high) showing its imposing walnut bookcases and a portion of the ceiling, painted in 1794 by Franz Anton Maulbertsch assisted by Martin Michl. An edition of the work in Latin was also published by Petzold in 1797. Our German version is a scarce book: only eight copies can be located (a copy once in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich, is reported lost).
  • Murr (Christoph Gottlieb von), 1733-1811

    Nuremberg, In der Grattenauerischen Buchhandlung (Ernst Christoph Grattenauer), 1799
    Only edition of this work celebrating the treasures of Bamberg, commencing with a classified bibliography of publications about the city, an historical outline, a list of the productions of the local mint, accounts of the contemporary civic administration and state of commerce (including the papermaking, printing, book and print-selling trades). The author then turns eagerly to his principal subject, the “Kostbarkeiten” preserved within the churches and monasteries of Bamberg, by its university, and other secular institutions. Murr is interested particularly in the printed books in the Bamberg libraries: he tells us that the Dominicans possessed 214 incunables (a dozen are described) and the Carmelites 469 incunables (nearly one hundred are described). In a lengthy appendix, Murr lists the books he believes were printed at Bamberg during the fifteenth century, commencing with Ulrich Boner’s Der Edelstein, printed by Albrecht Pfister, on 14 February 1461 (Murr examined the copy at Wolfenbüttel, still the only one known: “Das Papier ist stark, nicht sonderlich weisz, und hat den Ochsenkopf zum Zeichen”); then the thirty-six line Bible, noting inter alia “P. Alexander bey den Capuzinern in Bamberg, hat neun Pergamentblätter von dieser angeblich Pfisterischen Bibel gesammlet” and “Auch ich hatte Fragmente davon von alten Einbänden” (p.261). This book is rare outside Germany: two copies are located in the United Kingdom by COPAC, and three copies only (Library of Congress, University of Chicago, Florida State University) in North America by the National Union Catalog and WorldCat.
  • Friends of the National Libraries (Great Britian)

    London, Friends of the National Libraries / British Museum, 1948
    (25 cm), 13 (3) pp., 3 leaves of plates (pls.1-5). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The plates illustrate “acquisitions by Gift and Purchase”, including the Sherborne Chartulary (pl.1; purchased from W.H. Robinson, Catalogue 77, item 19, £3800; for the British Museum), the Shrewsbury Chartulary (pl.3; a Phillipps manuscript, sold at Sotheby’s, 1 December 1947, £320; for the National Library of Wales), and a Sammelband of six German books (1598-1610) in an embroidered six-way binding (presented by Albert Ehrman; for the British Museum). ¶ Good, unmarked copy.
  • Burlingham (Cynthia), 1955; Whiteman (Bruce), editors
    Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center (Los Angeles)

    Los Angeles, UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts / Getty Publications, 2001
    (28.5 cm), 464 pp., illustrations (most in colour). 391 catalogue entries. Publisher’s cloth, paper inlay on upper cover. - Detailed catalogue entries by specialists, with essays by Anthony Grafton (Libraries in the West: a matter of tradition), Nicolas Barker (”An infinity of good, singular, and remarkable books”), and Kenneth A. Breisch (”A source of sure authority”: library building in Los Angeles during the twentieth century). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
  • Bosser (Jacques)
    De Laubier (Guillaume), photographer

    London, Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2003
    (29.5 × 29.5 cm), 248 pp., colour illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, pictorial dust jacket. - English edition of Bibliothèques du monde (Paris: Éditions de La Martinière, 2003), translated from the French by Laurel Hirsch. Contents: National Library of Austria, Vienna; Benedictine Abbey Library of Admont, Austria; Monastic Library at Wiblingen, Ulm, Germany; Benedictine Abbey of Metten, Germany; Herzogin Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany; Vatican Library, Rome; Riccardiana Library, Florence; Mazarine Library, Paris; Institute Library, Paris; Senate Library, Paris; Cabinet des Livres of the Duc d’Aumale, Chantilly, France; Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland; Bodleian Library, Oxford; Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge; John Rylands Library, Manchester; Trinity College Library, Dublin; National Library, Prague; Library of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Spain; Library of the Mafra National Palace, Portugal; Athenaeum, Boston, U.S.A.; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; New York Public Library; National Library of Russia, St Petersburg. ¶ As issued, still within publisher’s sealed protective wrapper.
  • Ker (Neil R.), 1908-1982; Perkin (Michael R.), editor

    London, Bibliographical Society, 2004
    (25.5 cm), 490 pp., 42 illustrations. Publisher’s cloth. - Revised edition of The parochial libraries of the Church of England (London 1959), including the holdings of hitherto unrecorded collections. On the revision process, see Michael Perkin, “Parochial Libraries: compiling a directory, and its aftermath” in Library & Information History, volume 27 (2011), pp.217-222. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.