Paris, P. Jannet (vol. III: F. Vieweg; vol. IV: Émile Bouillon), 1854-1889
Four volumes (23.5 cm), I (Aa – Chatillon, 1854): viii, 639 (1) pp. II (Chaufourier – Melar, 1856): (4) 640 pp. III (Melchiori – Szymonowitz, 1857): (4) 625 pp. IV (Taddei – Zylvelt, 1889): vi, 271 (1) pp. Uniformly bound in modern quarter-leather. - Still an indispensable work, especially for the production of book illustrators. ¶ Provenance: “Burlington Fine Arts Club”, blindstamp on half-title and title of volume I (only); Olimpia Theodoli; her sale by Bloomsbury Book Auctions, Catalogue of art reference books, drawings and watercolours, prints, maps, and atlases: including a selection of art reference books from the library of Olimpia Theodoli, London, 10 April 2003, lot 29. Very good set.
Five volumes (24 cm), I (1872): xiv, (2) 448 pp. II (1872): (6) 424 (2) pp. III (1872): (6), 393 (1) pp. IV (1874): (6) 370 pp. V (1878): (8) 412 pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark brown half-morocco, top edges gilt. - In this set, volumes I-III are reprints of the original editions (1864-1866), newly edited by R. Weigel; volumes IV-V are in original editions. ¶ Provenance: E.P. Goldschmidt (1887-1954); sale by Christie's, The stock and reference library of E.P. Goldschmidt and Co. Ltd, London, 8-9 July 1993, lot 292. Very good copy.
Two volumes (25 cm), I: xvi, 356 pp. II: 565 pp. 2488 catalogue entries. Uniformly bound in contemporary cloth-backed boards, red skiver lettering-pieces, top edges gilt. - Catalogue of French portrait prints in the collection of Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876); 2488 entries.”Tiré a 150 exemplaires sur papier vergé”, of which this is no. 27, intended for Charles-Marie-Gabriel Cousin (1822-1890?). ¶ Endpapers of both volumes have (binder’s?) inkstamp: Impr. Libr. Réunies; exlibris: Ian Roland Kerr-Ritchie; exlibris: A.C. Lascarides | New House | Ham Common. Repeated ink stamp: Kerr-Ritchie Art Library.
Two volumes (31 cm), I: xvi, 560 pp., text illustrations. II (Atlas): (6) pp., 180 plates. Uniform contemporary leather-backed marbled boards. - The first volume is arranged by designer under century and school; the second is composed entirely of plates. In spite of its obvious defects, largely because it was the first in the field, Guilmard is still the canonical book on the subject. Arntzen & Rainwater P-68; Chamberlin 1635. ¶ Bindings expertly repaired; an excellent, unmarked set.
Two volumes (29 cm), lxiv, 931 pp. (paged continuously), frontispiece, 56 plates (some folding). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue raisonné of the graphic oeuvre of the prolific book illustrators Jan (1649-1712) and Caspar (1672-1708) Luyken, father and son (some 4,500 different prints as illustrations for at least 500 different books). The catalogue is based on a vast collection assembled by Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen (1816-1889) and was compiled by his son, Pieter, assisted by the first director of the Amsterdam Rijksprentenkabinet, Johan Philip van der Kellen. ¶ Several plates slightly affected by foxing. Collector's discreet blind stamp on upper covers; otherwise a fine copy with no other marks of ownership.
Two volumes bound as one (25 cm), I (1889): xvi, 271 pp., text illustrations. II (1919): (4) xiv, (2) 237 (1) pp., text illustrations. Publisher’s printed cloth boards. - Publisher’s reissue of original sheets of the catalogue of additions to the collection 1871-1889 together with the catalogue of additions 1889-1919. ¶ Cloth across the back torn, small losses, however the binding remains sound.
Paris, Loys Delteil & Maurice Le Garrec, 1925-1927
Two volumes (30 cm), I: 411 (5) pp., frontispiece and  plates. II: (4) pp., 231 plates. Publisher’s printed wrappers (text) and cloth-back portfolio tied with ribbons (plates). - Catalogue raisonné for the French engraver Robert Nanteuil (1618-1683), still the principal authority (230 prints by, and 10+ doubtful and unfinished prints). The catalogue is based on the authors’ collection, purchased en bloc in 1928 by Lessing Rosenwald (Ruth Fine, Lessing J. Rosenwald: tribute to a collector, Washington, DC 1982, p.125). “Ouvrage destiné à la Société pour l’Étude de la gravure française à Paris, mais dont la publication, déjà retardé par la guerre de 1914, est encore compromise par le décès de Ch. Wickert en 1918” (F. Lugt, Les Marques de collections de dessins et d’estampes, The Hague 1921-1956, L.608). “Il a été tiré de ce catalogue: 750 exemplaires (dont 50 hors commerce)”. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy. Loosely inserted is a  pp. prospectus and specimen plate (”prix de souscription: 200 francs”).
Three volumes (32 cm), I (Textband, 1926): x (4), 182 pp. II (Teil I, 1926): (2) pp., plates 1-54, 54A, 54B, 55-90, 92-146, 148-205, 205A, 206-224. III (Teil 2, 1925): (2) pp., plates 224A, 224B, 225-245, 247-252, 254-262, 262A, 263-343, 343A, 344-356, 358A, 358B, 359-402, 404-418, 420-430, 432-450 (altogether, more than 1500 collotype illustrations). Uniform publisher’s cloth bindings. - A valuable guide for the collector of ornament prints, and a useful aid for dating an object decorated with a particular ornament. A revised edition by Gerhart Egger published in 1981 “tampers” with Berliner’s descriptions, reprints only part of his introduction, and omits completely his historical essay (see the critical review of it by Peter Fuhring, in Print Quarterly, volume 4, 1987, pp.190-194). A notice printed in the Textband (title-page, verso) states: “Die Tafeln 54A und B, 205A und B, 262A, 343A, 358A und B ersetzen die entfallenen Nrn. 91, 147, 246, 253, 357, 358, 403, 419, 431”; in fact, no pl. 205B was issued. Arntzen & Rainwater P-66; Chamberlin 1623; Lucas p.101. ¶ Exlibris of Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart (publisher of the “Taschenbibliographie”); William Salloch (1906-1990), his sale by Christie’s South Kensington, Printed books: the Salloch collection: the property of the late William and Marianne Salloch, London, 31 October-1 November 1991, lot 349 (£150 hammer). Attractive copy despite light stains and other marks on bindings.
(28 cm), (8) 105 pp., numerous black & white illustrations (35 contre-collées),  leaves of colour plates. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - This copy is printed on paper “Antique Hollande” (the edition included 100 numbered copies printed on “Hollande Pannekoek”).¶ Wrappers slightly damaged; otherwise a very good, unmarked copy.
Twenty-nine volumes (28-29 cm), uniformly bound in collector’s quarter-morocco (23 volumes), or as issued in publisher’s bindings (6 volumes). - Indispensable catalogue of the holdings of French prints at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. A near-complete set of these three series, lacking two recent volumes, both still in print: Graveurs du XVIIe siècle, 13: Pierre Lepautre, issued in 2008 (in print, €115; ISBN 9782717723953; http://editions.bnf.fr/) and Graveurs du dix-huitième siècle, 15: Georges Louis Le Rouge: les jardins anglo-chinois, published in 2004 (in print, €60; ISBN 9782717723083; http://editions.bnf.fr/). Five volumes are in facsimile reprints published 1967-1968; all other volumes are original editions. ¶ In superb state of preservation.
Two volumes (25.5 cm), I: viii, 784 cols. II: (iv), cols.785-1412, 69, iii (1) pp. Occasional illustration. 3121 catalogue entries. Bound in quarter-morocco, top edge gilt (original printed wrappers retained). ¶ No. 508 of 1000 copies printed. Fine copy in a collector’s binding.
(39.5 cm), xiv, 99 (5) pp., 86 illustrations. 138 catalogue entries. Publisher’s vellum-backed printed boards. - Catalogue of a collection assembled by the Swedish statesman, connoisseur, and patron of the arts, Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie (1622-1686). ¶ Provenance: Maria Conradt (Das Bücherkabinett, Hamburg), sale by Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 1531. Excellent, unmarked copy.
London & New York, M. Knoedler & Co. / Bernard Quaritch, 1938-1948
Two parts in seven volumes (34 cm), I (Catalogue, Part I, 1938): xxvi (2), 345 (1) pp., frontispiece. Copy 93 (of 375). II (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 1-171. Copy 93 (of 375). III (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 172-319. Copy 93 (of 375). IV (Plates, 1938): (8) pp., plates 320-485. Copy 93 (of 375). V (Catalogue, Part II, 1948): xxii, 347 (1) pp., frontispiece. Copy 99 (of 275). VI (Plates 1948): (8) pp., plates 486-698. Copy 178 (of 275). VII (Plates, 1948): (8) pp., plates 699-916. Copy 251 (of 275). Uniform publisher’s blue buckram. - The core of this monumental work is Hind’s study of the collection of early Italian engravings in the British Museum. The first part (vols. I-IV) is devoted to “Florentine engravings and Anonymous prints of other Schools” (catalogue and 714 illustrations on 488 plates) and the second part (vols. V-VII) to “Known Masters other than Florentine”, Monogrammists, and Anonymous Masters (catalogue and 692 illustrations on 431 plates). Biographical and bibliographical information on each artist is followed by a list of his works. The edition was limited to 375 copies (vols. I-IV) or 275 copies (vols. V-VII); both text volumes are inscribed by the author, as usual. The author presented his manuscript to Lessing Rosenwald in 1948 (now Library of Congress, Rosenwald Collection, NE659.H.48). ¶ From the auction sale of the Handbibliothek L’Art Ancien, Zürich (Auktion 3/I), conducted by F. Zisska & R. Kistner, Munich, 27-28 March 1984, lot 671. Occasional pencil annotations by the proprietor of the firm, Erwin Rosenthal (1889-1981). Excellent set.
Milan, Istituto Italiano d’Arti Grafiche di Bergamo / Comune di Milano, 1940
(33 cm), xxxi, 165 pp., illustrations, 19 plates. Publisher’s printed wrapper, two-colour pictorial dust jacket. - Catalogue of prints produced by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli (1634-1718): 679 prints by, 9 doubtful and rejected prints. Bibliography for each entry. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
(23 cm), 131 (3) pp.,  leaves of plates. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Original edition (a facsimile reprint published Verona: Scripta, for Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2012). ¶ Presentation inscription by the author on endpaper.
(26 cm), 152 pp., 49 illustrations (one in colour on wrappers). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - “Mr Lessing J. Rosenwald collaborated in editing the catalogue and in selecting the prints to be displayed” (Preface). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
Two volumes (30.5 cm), I (The life and art of Albert Dürer): x (2), 311 (1) pp., including frontispiece, text illustrations. Addenda slip loosely inserted. II (Handlist, concordances, and illustrations): xxxvi, 206 (2) pp., frontispiece, 325 illustrations. 1734 catalogue entries. Uniform publisher’s black cloth, title lettered in gilt on spine, and Dürer’s monogram stamped in gilt on upper covers. - First edition of this classic work, with the “Handlist” and “Concordance” omitted in the fourth (1955) and later editions. The prints (nos. 108-456) are organised by medium, then by whether listed by Bartsch and Passavant (or not), and again by subject matter. See Jeffrey Chipps Smith, “Panofsky’s Dürer” in Dürer, l’Italia e l’Europa, edited by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Kristina Herrmann-Fiore (Milan 2011), pp.186-193. ¶ Good copy.