Two works in one volume (22 cm), 31 (1) pp., engraved frontispiece.
Bound with Moroni (Alessandro), Conte. Nuovo catalogo delle opere edite ed inedite dell’ abate Francesco Cancellieri con un ragionamento su la vita e gli scritti del medesimo del conte Alessandro Moroni. Rome: Tipografia degli Artigianelli, 1881. (22 cm), 151 pp. Bound in 19th-century half-vellum. - Catalogues of the voluminous writings of the bibliophile Cancellieri (1751-1826), librarian for Cardinal Leonardo Antonelli (from 1775-1811), Soprantendente della Stamperia di Propaganda, Prosigillatore della S. Penitenzieria Apostolica (1807). ¶ In very good state of preservation.
(24 cm), xx, 559 pp.,  leaves of plates. Publisher’s cloth binding. - First edition. Contains a bibliography of the books written, edited or printed by Étienne Dolet (pp.489-546), based on the author’s own collection (cf. Charles W.E. Leigh, Catalogue of the Christie Collection bequeathed to the Library of the University of Manchester, Manchester 1915). ¶ One corner bumped; otherwise an excellent, unmarked copy.
(22 cm), 19 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Essay followed by “A list of variations found in copies of the 1499 Poliphilus”, based on a comparison of twelve copies, with details of the vellum copy in the Spencer Collection (ex-Bishop Butler, Lord Vernon, Sir George Holford; New York Public Library, Spencer Coll. Ital. 1499), Grenville Kane copy (ex-Burlington, Tweedmouth, Quaritch 1919; Princeton University Library, NE910.I8 C6 1499), and “regular” copies of the edition. Similar text appeared in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, volume 36 (1932), pp.475-486. ¶ Wrapper lightly soiled. Paper fragile, tears.
(25 cm), xiii (3), 373 (1) pp. Publisher’s cloth. - Designed as a supplement to the standard edition of the Opera omnia Erasmi, edited by Jean Le Clerc (Leiden 1703-1706), which omits a number of shorter works (some still in manuscript, others published anonymously, or in rare or obscure editions). The most important of the treatises given here is the Apologia qua respondet duabus invectivis Edwardi Lei. English introductions to the fourteen Latin texts by the editor, in some cases offering proof of Erasmian authorship. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
Two volumes (24 cm), I: xxii (2), 301 pp. II: (4) 396 (2) pp., with a frontispiece in each volume, and 114 plates. Uniformly bound in quarter-morocco. - An indispensable bibliography of all the editions of Ariosto’s works, providing detailed bibliographical descriptions of the 16th and 17th century editions (with locations of copies), and brief descriptions of those of subsequent centuries. Of the Orlando Furioso alone the authors have traced and listed 512 editions. ¶ Copy 73 of a limited edition, signed by the authors on the verso of the title-page. Fine copy in a collector’s binding.
(25.5 cm), 157 pp., frontispiece and 9 plates. Publisher’s cloth. - One hundred editions of the poem are described with detailed collations and extensive notes. Revision of the authors’ Handlist of editions of the poem, Syphilis, sive Morbvs gallicvs by Girolamo Fracastoro, of Verona (Oxford: Privately printed at the University Press by John Johnson, 1933). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy. Lacking dust jacket.
(21.5 cm), (6) xviii, 170 (4) pp., portrait-frontispiece and 7 leaves of plates (pls.I-VII). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Descriptions by Marie-Thérèse d’Alverny. ¶ Paper cracked along 1.5 cm of the spine; otherwise in excellent state of preservation.
(26 cm), 392 pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Still the standard modern bibliography of early editions of Vergil, listing printed editions to 1850. Translations are listed, not only in the major European languages, but also in Polish, Bohemian, Armenian, and others, and in addition there are about 90 entries for imitations, parodies, and centos. Only edition.
Offered with Davies (Martin) and Goldfinch (John), Vergil: a census of printed editions 1469-1500 (Occasional Papers of the Bibliographical Society, 7), London: Bibliographical Society, 1992. ¶ Very good copies.
Two volumes (26.5 cm), I: 100 pp., frontispiece, 4 p. of plates. II: 105 (1) pp., text illustrations. Uniform publisher’s printed wrappers. - In the first volume, the author describes the so-called Chantilly manuscript (presented to Montmorency in 1538), the Gueffier manuscript, and the Lausanne manuscript, as well as seventeen less important manuscripts; in the second volume, he lists 294 works, either editions of Marot’s works or collections containing a certain number of his poems (57 illustrations of title-pages). ¶ Excellent copy.
(22 cm), viii, 157 (1) pp., frontispiece, 161 illustrations. Publisher’s cloth. - A bibliographical study of Fernando de Rojas’ work, with detailed descriptions of 36 editions before 1635 in the Society’s Library, and a checklist of all editions before 1635, including translations (some editions are hypothetical). First edition. ¶ Excellent copy.
(25.5 cm), xv (1), 160 pp., 18 illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A work of magisterial scholarship, identifying through a painstaking study of text and dialectical peculiarities, types and typographical ornaments, the printers of Hutten’s anonymously-printed books. The bibliography is divided into six sections: collected works, single works, works edited by Hutten, Hutten’s contributions to other publications, the Epistolae obscurorum virorum, and the Trias romana; there are 270 entries altogether. ¶ Spine and wrapper edges sunned; otherwise an immaculate copy.
Twelve volumes (23.5 cm), I (1906, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiv, 615 (3) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. II (1910, but undated reprint of 1956): xx, 603 (5) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. III (1913, but undated reprint of 1956): xxxi (1), 634 (6) pp., 8 plates outside pagination. IV (1922, but undated reprint of 1956): xxxii, 632 (8) pp., 3 plates outside pagination. V (1924, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiii (1), 631 (1) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. VI (1926, but undated reprint of 1956): xxv (1), (6) 518 pp., 1 plate (frontispiece) outside pagination. VII (1928, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiii (1), 560 pp., 2 plates outside pagination. VIII (1934, but undated reprint of 1956): xliv, (16) 516 pp., including frontispiece; 2 plates outside pagination. IX (1938, first edition): xxiv, 497 (1) pp., 3 plates outside pagination. X (1941, reprinted 1963): xxiv, 440 pp., 2 plates outside pagination. XI (1947, reprinted 1963): xxxii, 400 pp., 3 plates outside pagination. XII (1958, first edition): iv, 189 (1) pp. Uniform publisher’s cloth bindings and dust jackets. - The original edition was printed from 1906 to 1947; the index followed in 1958. As often, the present set is a mixture of editions: volumes I-VIII are the undated reprint published by Oxford University Press in 1956 (price £12), uniformly bound in yellow-brown buckram, with dust jackets dated “[9/56]”. Volume IX is the first edition (1938), bound in a harmonious shade of buckram (its wrapper dated “[3/38]”; volumes X-XI are lithographic reprints from the sheets of the first editions published respectively in 1941 and 1947, in matching bindings, with dust jackets dated “[818303/9/63]” and “[818304/9/63]”. The index volume (XII) is in first edition, similarly bound, in a wrapper dated “[3/58]”. ¶ Owner’s name in ink on endpaper of volume II (only); a few pencil annotations in margins of volume V; ink stamp “Campion Hall” on title-page of volume XII (repeated twice elsewhere in the same volume). Minor defects to just jackets.
Brussels, Éditions Arscia / Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 1957
(22.5 cm), 88 (3) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - “Organisée à l’occasion du Premier congrès international des sciences neurologiques” (p.7). Preface by Herman Liebaers (1919-2010). ¶ Superior copy in new condition.
(21 cm), xiv, 266 pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers (paperback). - This translation of Huizinga’s text was first published by Charles Scribner’s Sons as Erasmus of Rotterdam in 1924. It was reprinted together with a selection from the letters of Erasmus translated by Barbara Flower in 1957. ¶ Unmarked copy.
(25.5 cm), 243 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The bibliography (62 editions) is preceded by an account of the original manuscript attributed to Leonardo’s pupil, Francesco Melzi, and of more than thirty manuscript copies, all previous to the first edition printed in 1651. The printed editions are then related to their manuscript sources, and to each other; a number of “ghosts” appearing in Verga’s Bibliografia Vinciana (1931) are exorcised. ¶ Author’s presentation copy, inscribed by Steinitz “To my friends | One of the first 25 copies, each one signed no. 1” and a list of errata also in her hand. Loosely inserted are two copies of the publisher’s prospectus; and an offprint of Kate Steinitz, “Bibliography never ends…” from Raccolta Vinciana, volume 18 (1980), pp.97-111.
(26 cm), 407 (2) pp., illustrations. Collector’s quarter-morocco binding. - Revised, second edition of Salvestrini’s bibliography (originally published as Bibliografia delle opere di Giordano Bruno, Pisa: the author, 1926), including descriptions of 93 cinquecentine. ¶ Copy 464 of 666 numbered copies. Superior copy in new condition.
Offered with Sturlese (Rita), Bibliografia, censimento e storia delle antiche stampe di Giordano Bruno (Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento, Quaderni di `Rinascimento’, 6). Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 1987. - The author identifies some 500 owners of these texts, including many important Seicento intellectuals and bibliophiles. Publisher’s retail price €56 (www.olschki.it). ¶ Small spot on upper wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.
(24 cm), 58 (2) pp., 17 text illustrations. 194 entries. Publisher’s paper boards, paper spine label. - Reprinted from Philobiblon, volume II, 1958, Heft 2-3, pp.126-153, 203-226. ¶ Superior copy in new condition.
(25 cm), 170 pp., portrait frontispiece. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A catalogue of nearly 600 items by and about Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) which are to be found in the Gothenburg city library. Copy-specific details, including provenance, are provided. Books acquired from the library of the Carl S. Petersen (1873-1958), editor of Holberg’s works, are listed separately (nos. 556-596, pp.168-170). ¶ Limited edition: “Av denna bok har tryckts en bibliofilupplaga på antiktryckpapper i 75 exemplar” (this copy is no. 53). Excellent, unmarked copy.
(27 cm), x, 244 pp., text illustrations. Publisher’s wrappers. - Some 400 editions are described in detail, complemented by more than 100 reproductions, mostly of title-pages. Only edition of “a bibliography which is simply superb in its completeness, its accuracy, and its utility” (from a review by Robert M. Kingdon, in Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, volume 23, 1961, p.419). Out of print (www.droz.org; link). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.