(26 cm), I (Eerste Deel, 1919-1923): xl, 1002 pp. Entries 1-2221. Disbound. II (Tweede Deel, 1936-1940): lxiv, 1158 pp. Entries 2222-4178. Publisher’s wrappers, as issued (in 15 fascicules). III (Derde Deel, 1942): ix (3), 175 (1) pp. Entries 01-01268. Publisher’s half-morocco. With: Eerste [-Vierde] Aanvulling (reprinted from Het Boek, January 1925; January 1927, June 1930, 1934). Publisher wrappers (in 4 fascicules). - Defective and incomplete set: lacking Tweede Deel, Fascicule V, pp.257-304 (entries 2735-2843). Also lacking are: Deerde Deel, Eerste stuk (1951): xxii (2), 96 pp. Entries 4179-4289; Deerde Deel, Tweede Stuk (1958): xxxi (1), 108 pp. Entries 4290-4416; Derde Deel, Derde Stuk (1961): xxiii (1), 359 (3) pp. Entries 4419-4466, 01277-01366; Derde Deel, Vierde Stuk (1966): xii, 30 pp. Entries 4467-4500; Derde Deel, Vijfde Stuk (1971): xviii, 30 pp. Entries 4501-4532. ¶ Incomplete set.
(25.5 cm), xiii (1), 428 (2) pp., 8 phototype plates (including frontispiece), 122 text illustrations. Bound in collector’s quarter-morocco (original printed wrappers bound in). - The work is divided in two parts: a description of printmaking techniques and of prints and illustrated books printed in Belgium before the 18th century, followed by an alphabetical list of some 700 books printed in Belgium during this period. Alphabetical index of artists. Original edition. ¶ Discreet inkstamp on endpaper of the Parisian bookseller, Arthur Lauria (died 1969). Binding lightly rubbed; otherwise an excellent, unmarked copy.
(21 cm), 264 (8) pp., 24 plates. 444 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Introduction by Julien Cain; avant-propos by Lode Craeybeckx. Includes brief essays by Berthe van Regemorter (on bookbindings), Léon Voet (Plantin, Moretus, and on Rubens as book illustrator), Henri-Jean Martin (on French influences on Antwerp book illustration), and by other authors. ¶ Tiny tear in upper wrapper; otherwise a fine copy.
(22.5 cm), 148 (4) pp.,  plate, text illustrations. 198 catalogue entries. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - An exhibition of books purchased by Lessing J. Rosenwald (1891-1979) in 1955 from the library collected by Prosper Louis Duc d’Arenberg (1785-1861). Rosenwald considered this purchase (via William H. Schab) “probably [my] most important acquisition” (Lessing J. Rosenwald, “The Mirror of the Collector” in Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, volume 22, 1965, p.162). Catalogue entries by W. Post and R. Pennink. The plate illustrates two bindings: one features an Adoration of the Magi panel stamp (item 139; cf. E.P. Goldschmidt, Gothic and Renaissance bookbindings, London 1928, I, pp.248-249), the other Grolier’s copy of Cornelius Grapheus’s 1550 Antwerp festival book (item 166; cf. Gabriel Austin, The Library of Jean Grolier, New York 1971, no. 217). ¶ Superior copy in new condition.
Two volumes (24.5 cm), xlii (1), 871 pp. (consecutively paginated), 76 black & white reproductions of title-pages and 171 of printer’s devices. 1413 catalogue entries. Uniform publisher’s green cloth (no dust jackets issued). - A bibliography of Spanish books printed in the Southern Netherlands before 1800, including books printed under fictitious imprints. Contains extensive indices, a chronological list of editions (1520-1785), and reproductions in original size of all printers’ and publishers’ devices.
Offered with the supplement, published after the death of author by his long-time collaborator, Anne-Marie Frédéric (in De Gulden Passer, volume 55, 1977). ¶ Fine set.
Two volumes (28 cm), I (1968): xxvi (2), 611 (1) pp. II (1980): xviii (2), 495 (1) pp. Uniform publisher’s red cloth. - The first volume is a short-title catalogue of southern Netherlandish editions published 1541-1600 held by the Royal Library, Brussels, extending the coverage of Wouter Nijhoff and M.E. Kronenberg’s Nederlandsche Bibliographie van 1500 tot 1540 (The Hague 1923-1971). The second volume is a continuation, listing relevant books found in nearly fifty other libraries throughout Belgium. Introductions in Dutch, French, and English. The project was completed in 1994 by two further volumes – not offered here – compiled by Geneviève Glorieux and Bart Op de Beeck: III: Aliae Bibliothecae Regni Belgarum, in which the holdings of 93 other Belgian libraries are registered (ISBN 9060044320); and IV: Indices (ISBN 9060044339). ¶ Superior copies in new condition.
Amsterdam, London & New York, Van Gendt & Co., Routledge & Kegan Paul, Abner Schram, 1969-1972
Two volumes (25 cm), I (1969): xxii, 501 (1) pp., 105 plates (including frontispiece), text illustrations. II (1972): xxi (1), 632 pp., 72 plates. Uniform publisher’s cloth, dust jackets. - An indispensable work, relating in the first volume the careers of Plantin and his Moretus successors and in the second volume the technical and business practices of the Plantin-Moretus firm. ¶ Provenance: Maria Conradt (Das Bücherkabinett, Hamburg), sale by Zisska & Kistner, Auktion 30, Munich, 28-31 October 1997, lot 2023. Dust jackets lightly worn; very good, unmarked set.
(23 cm), x, 99 (3) pp., 24 p. of plates. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Catalogue accompanying an exhibition held at the Bibliothèque royale de Belgique, 21 November-24 December 1970. Translation by Lucien Maka of Hieronymus Cock, prentenuitgever en graveur, 1507?-1570 (Brussels: Koninklijke Bibliotheek Albert I, 1970). ¶ Corner of upper wrapper creased. Excellent, unmarked copy.
(23 cm), xi, 164 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s boards, dust jacket. - The life and work of the foremost Dutch cartographer and publisher of the 17th century. With a list of non-cartographical works issued by W.J. Blaeu (1571-1638), a description of his globes, a bibliography of his maps, and a facsimile of his own catalogue of non-cartographical works of 1633. ¶ Excellent copy.
(28 cm), (6) 287 (1) pp. Publisher’s cloth (no dust jacket issued). - Biographies of some 800 Belgian printers and publishers of the 15th and 16th century, with a survey of the existing literature on each. Publisher’s retail price €198 (www.brill.com; link). ¶ Fine copy.
(25 cm), 119 (1) pp., portrait-frontispiece,  leaves of plates, text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-544. List of estimates loosely inserted. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The entire library of books in Spanish printed in the Netherlands collected by Peeters-Fontainas (1891-1975). The collector’s bibliographical reference books were offered (together with other properties) by Sotheby’s, 18 May 1978. ¶ Unmarked copy.
Seven volumes bound in six (29 × 21 cm), I: (8) 1023 (1) pp. II: 1070 pp. III: 1181 (1) pp. IV: 931 (3) pp. V: 909 (1) pp. VI-VII: iv (2), 490 pp.; vi, 500 pp. Very numerous facsimiles of title-pages, printer marks, illustrations. Uniform publisher’s red rexine bindings. - Revised and enlarged edition of material first published in the serial Bibliotheca Belgica, 1880-1967 (in 240 instalments, loose sheets, in 16° format). Included are all books printed in The Netherlands in the 15th and 16th centuries and the principal ones since, books published abroad by Belgian or Dutch authors, those about the Netherlands or printed by printers from the Netherlands. Volumes 1-5 (authors A-Z) reprints the 1964 edition; volume VI (supplement, concordance, and indexes of authors and printers) reprints the 1970 edition; volume VII is the original edition of the Index général, compiled by Joseph De Reuck (1975). ¶ Superior set in new condition.
(24.5 cm), xvii (1), 172 (4) pp., illustration, folding map. Publisher's cloth. - Alphabetical list of printers and booksellers working in The Netherlands up to 1700, indicating place and period of activity. “In all the Thesaurus contains some 2800 names spread over 75 places” (p.xvii). List of places, organised chronologically according to the date of the first work published. A map of Dutch towns in which printing took place at any time between 1473 and 1700 gives a picture of how printing was spread through the country. The introduction is in Dutch and English. ¶ Excellent copy.
Six volumes (25.5 cm), I (A-B, 1980): (1) xxxviii (2), 512 pp.,  p. of plates. Entries 1-853. II (C-F, 1981): (4), pp.-976,  p. of plates. Entries 854-1229. III (G-L, 1981): (4), pp.-1470,  p. of plates. Entries 1230-1616. IV (M-P, 1982): (4), pp.-1965 (1),  p. of plates. Entries 1617-2116. V (Q-Z, 1982): (4), pp.-2434,  p. of plates. Entries 2117A-2494. VI (Indices, 1983): (2) pp.-2870 (2),  p. of plates (printer’s marks). Uniform publisher’s blue cloth, original card slipcases (no dust jackets issued). - 2494 different editions are described, with 494 reproductions of printers’ devices, title-pages, etc. Volume VI contains ten indexes. Besides those one might normally expect, there are indexes of editions falsely published under Plantin’s name, of editions of which no copy (or no complete copy) could be located, of editions in languages other than Latin (there are twelve languages), and of illustrated editions. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy. Slipcase of vol. III damaged.