Five volumes (25 cm), I (A-D, 1937): iv, 446 pp. II (E-K, 1939): pp.450-887. III (L-R, 1945): pp.890-1310. IV (S-Z, 1955): pp.1314-1644 (2). V (1960): 546 pp. Volumes I-IV uniformly bound in publisher’s cloth; volume V in publisher’s printed wrappers. - Ritter’s monumental catalogue of books printed in Strasbourg was conceived in four parts: two parts covering the 16th century (books in the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg; books recorded elsewhere), and two parts covering the previous period (incunabula in BNUS, published 1938; and Strasbourg incunabula recorded elsewhere, 1960). Offered here are the volumes registering the 16th imprints. ¶ Evidently a publisher’s reissue of the 1960s or 1970s, substantially original sheets, with some quires reprinted. Attractive set.
Bucharest & Berlin (Bucharest & Baden-Baden), Editura Academiei / Akademie Verlag (Editura Academiei / Librairie Heitz, Editura Academiei / Valentin Koerner), 1961-1978
Three volumes (24.5 cm), I (1961): 458 (6) pp., 30 text illustrations. Entries 1-901. II (1968): 807 (1) pp., 38 text illustrations. Entries 902-2463. III (1978): 443 (1) pp., 34 text illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jackets. - First editions. Publisher’s retail price €140 (www.koernerverlag.de). ¶ Fine set with minimal traces of use and no marks of ownership.
Twenty-nine volumes bound as fifteen (22 cm), as issued in publisher’s cloth. - Although mainly concerned with recording editions, Sabin incorporates in this work a considerable amount of bibliographical analysis of enduring utility. “Unchanged reprint of the edition New York 1868 [-1936]” (volume I, title-page verso). ¶ As new.
New York (or New Canaan, CT), Readex Books, 1980-1988
Four volumes (26.5 cm), I (1980): liii, 467 pp. II (1982): xlviii, 954 pp. V (1987): xlix, 597 pp. VI (1988): liii, 852 pp. Publisher’s red cloth. - Four (of 6) volumes, lacking volumes III: 1651-1675 (published 1996; ISBN 0918414237) and IV: 1676-1700 (published 1997; ISBN 0918414245). ¶ Very good, unmarked copies.
(25 cm), Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Lists the Stockholm imprints of Jansson (52 editions) and the Uppsala imprints of Henrik Curio (123 editions). The author was junior director and cataloguer at Rosenkilde & Bagger, Copenhagen. Offprint from Nordisk Tidskrift för Bok- och Biblioteksväsen, volume 69 (1982), pp.33-48. ¶ Good copy.