London, British Museum / British Library, 1921-1989
Three volumes (21 cm), I (1921): vii (1), 101 (1) pp. II (1966): xv (1), 169 (1) pp. III (1989): viii, 294 pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers (vol. I); publisher’s cloth, printed dust jacket (vol. II); publisher’s cloth (vol. III), no dust jacket issued. ¶ Very good copies.
Thirty-six volumes (26.5 cm), comprising the bibliography (items 1-381897, in 28 volumes), index (A-Z y Apendice, in 7 volumes), and addenda (A: 1-21526*, in one volume), uniformly bound in collector’s quarter-morocco (except addenda, as issued in the publisher’s printed wrappers). - A monumental work of bibliographical scholarship, the result of more than fifty years work by a single man, indispensable to anyone whose interests embrace the Hispanic world. A memoir of Antonio Palau subscribed “Hijos de Antonio Palau y Dulcet” appears in volume VIII (pp.495-497); among preliminaries of volume XIX (1967) is Miguel Palau y Claveras, “Antonio Palau y Dulcet: mi maestro”, reprinted from El Libro Español, October 1967, retaining the original pagination (pp.795-805). Volume XXVIII reprints the “Diccionario Geográfico-tipografico” with additions and corrections that had come to the notice of the editors since 1948. ¶ Faint waterstain in upper margins of volume VII; otherwise in perfect state of preservation.
(26 cm), xlii, 614 pp., frontispiece and 7 plates. Publisher's cloth. - The library of Hispanica assembled by Archer M. Huntington (1870-1955), a revision of the previous catalogues Printed books 1468-1600 (New York 1929) and Printed books 1601-1700 (New York 1938), now combined in a single alphabet, and including later accessions. Miss Penney began her career at the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library, joining the Hispanic Society of America at the end of 1918, and taking charge of the Society’s huge collection of rare books and manuscripts on the death of Professor A.D. Savage. She also published a superlative bibliography, The Book called Celestina in the Library of the Hispanic Society of America (I954), and Album of selected bookbindings (1967); she left unfinished a number of studies, including a bibliography of the Antwerp printer Martin Nutius. "A solid memorial to a devoted scholar-collector" (from a review by John Carter, in The Times Literary Supplement, 3 February 1966, p.92). Cf. Theodore S. Beardsley, "Clara Louisa Penney (1888-1970): Necrology" in Hispanic Review, volume 39 (1971), pp.349-356. ¶ Corner bumped. Good copy.
London, New York & Melbourne, Cambridge University Press, 1978
(31 cm), xxiii, 581 pp., illustrations,  leaf of plates. Publisher’s cloth, printed dust jacket. - There are 1372 entries for Spain and 44 for Portugal; Norton himself looked at an astonishing 1069 of the Spanish books, 34 of the Portuguese, and examined another 60 from photographs (one item was inaccessible to him; the other 247 are either lost or their present whereabouts unknown). A huge number of productions (more than 40%) were not signed by the printer, and Norton’s achievement in reducing this number to just 37 cannot be overstated. “Its value will be permanent and far-reaching” (from a review by Paul Needham, in The Times Literary Supplement, 4 April 1980, p.398). ¶ Dust jacket worn, with small losses, and inexpert repairs; internally a very good, unmarked copy of the scarce first edition.
(29 cm), x, 94 (2) pp. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - A catalogue for an exhibition held in the Houghton Library in 1985. Forty exceptional items are fully described; 210 other Iberian items in Houghton collections are listed. ¶ Slight shelf wear; otherwise a fine copy.
(28 cm), 440 pp., illustrations (some in colour). 141 catalogue entries. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A loan exhibition, featuring (no. 103) the substantial fragment of Francisco Pacheco’s “Libro de retratos… de ilustres… varones” (1599), a spectacular album of chalk portrait drawings, from the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, Madrid. Text in Spanish and English. ¶ Few annotations in pencil. Very good copy.