Three volumes (25.5 cm), I (A-C, ): 307 (3) pp. II (D-M, 1959): 277 (1) pp. III (N-Z, 1960): 256 (2) pp. Illustrations (included in pagination). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Supplements Carlo Frati’s Dizionario bio-bibliografico dei bibliotecari e bibliofili italiani (Florence 1933). Title-page of volume I misdated “1952”. ¶ Edition limited to 333 numbered copies, of which this is no. 244 (”numerati solo nel primo volume”). Spines lightly soiled, a few spots on wrappers. Excellent set.
(23.5 cm), x, (2) 393 (1) pp. Publisher’s cloth (no dust jacket issued). - A selection of 92 letters from the voluminous correspondence of Poggio Bracciolini (1380-1459) and Niccolò Niccoli (c. 1364-1437), documenting a single phase of Poggio’s interest and activity – the recovery of lost Greek and Latin texts. There is a brief historical introduction and 155 pages of historical and bibliographical commentary. ¶ As new.
(23.5 cm), xix (1), 288 pp. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Introduction (by Frederick B. Adams, Jr) and essays by twelve contributors, including G. Thomas Tanselle on “The Literature of Book Collecting” (pp.209-271). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
(24 cm), xviii (2), 565 pp., text illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Essays by forty specialists on traditional areas of collecting. First edition. ¶ Presentation inscription by the authors, dated December 1978.
(23.5 cm), xxxii, 294 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Introduction (by William Matheson), and essays by ten contributors, including Charles B. Gullans and John J. Espey (American Trade bindings and their designers, 1880-1915), Stuart Bennett (Photography as Book Illustration, 1839-1900), and William P. Barlow, Jr (Book Catalogues). ¶ Presentation inscription from the editor on title-page; several notations in margins.
(24.5 cm), 104 pp., illustrations (some in colour). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Loan exhibition, with an “extremely well-printed and livelily written catalogue” (from a review in The Book Collector, Summer 1984, pp.213-214). ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.
(22.5 cm), xiv, 224 pp. Publisher’s cloth. - A descriptive list of 848 English libraries of the period 1500-1640, culled from original wills, probate inventories and other sources. The probate registries of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge yielded more than 250 lists of books owned by fellows of colleges (1506-1621). The author records unpublished lists of books belonging to Cardinal Pole, Sir John Harington, Anthony Babington, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Camden, and Sir Henry Spelman, not to mention eight unpublished booksellers’ inventories, including two of about 1520. Reprint of the previous edition (Berkeley & London 1956), with a new preface and notes. “This is certainly a book that should be read by anyone planning to visit or use an ancient library” (from a review of this reprint by Colin Davies, in The Times Literary Supplement, 8 July 1983, p.738). ¶ As new.
Two volumes (29 cm), xvi, 552 pp.; (6) pp., 322 colour plates. Uniform publisher’s pictorial boards. - Exhibition of books and manuscripts organised in celebration of the 600th anniversary of Heidelberg University. Founded in the 1430s and greatly enlarged by the Elector Elector Ottheinrich in the 1550s, the Bibliotheca Palatina was captured during the Thirty Years’ War, and later incorporated in the Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana. For this exhibition over 600 volumes have been temporarily returned from Rome and sixteen other libraries to their former home. The catalogue offers detailed discussions of every object in the show. ¶ Fine copy.
(31 cm),  pp., illustrations. 102 catalogue entries. Poster for the exhibition loosely inserted (56 × 39 cm, folded). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Exhibition of 102 books and manuscripts from the 9th-20th centuries, selected to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of Harvard’s Houghton Library. Shown in Cambridge and at the Grolier Club in New York City. ¶ Few pencil annotations.
Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums, 1994
(28 cm), 59 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. In Bulletin Harvard University Art Museums, volume 2, no. 3 (Spring 1994). - Essays by Parshall (Art and the theatre of knowledge: the origins of print collecting in Northern Europe) and Griffiths (Print collecting in Rome, Paris, and London in the early eighteenth century). The lectures were given in conjunction with the exhibition “A Noble Collection: The Spencer Albums of Old Master Prints”, held at the Fogg Art Museum from 3 April through 13 June 1993. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.
(23 cm), 24 pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Text of a talk given by Charles Ryskamp on 18 April 2007. For Jean Grolier & His Friends: 125 Years of Grolier Club Exhibitions and Publications, 1884-2009 (New York 2009), P486. ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.