HOW THE ART OF PRINTING WAS INVENTED: A BIBLIOFANSTASY
Limited to 400 copies, this book began as the work of Anton Bohm of Sans Souci Press, in Denver, who passed away before the project was completed. Robert E. Massman , after consultation with Bohm's widow , was able to complete the book from New Britian CT (Bradbury, REM, 3). This tiny volume contains a memoriam to Mr. Bohm, the bibliofantasy of Bauer and an epilogue by Massman. The story was first printed in Marburger Spiegel in 1957. Bohm gained permission to translate and publish it in English for Bohm's Literary Anecdotes. In this volume, pages 7-35 set by hand and printed by Anton Bohm on a Sigwalt 6 by 9 handpress. Title page border reduced from the handmade title page from Literary Anecdotes . All other typography by Massman; lithographed at Central Connecticut State College. Both the book and chemise have illustration of the Gutenberg Museum.
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LES PONTIFICAUX MANUSCRITS DES BIBLIOTHÈQUES PUBLIQUES DE...
by Leroquais, Abbé V.
First edition. A multi-volume work surveying pontifical manuscripts held in the public libraries of France (Besterman 3572). An introduction (over 150 pages long) helps establish for the reader the significance of pontifical manuscripts. After defining the term "pontifical" as a liturgical book containing all the rituals and ceremonies, culled from a variety of predecessor sources and collated together into one convenient book, that might be performed by a bishop, with the exception of the Mass and the Divine Office, the introduction proceeds into specific investigation of the arrangement of such books, the different types of ceremonies contained therein (e.g., ordinations for those distributing communion during the Mass, for readers, exorcists, acolytes, subdeacons, deacons, and priests; episcopal consecration; and dedication of churches), ways to identify and date such a book, and typical decoration. The descriptive catalogue of the 233 pontifical manuscripts from the ninth through the eighteenth centuries (beginning in Volume One and continuing through the end of Volume Two) offers in-depth informative entries arranged according to place of location. A separate section in Volume Two deals with those books that are not properly called "pontificals" (sacramentaries, breviaries, missals, etc.), but that contain similar kinds of information. Volume Three contains a table of contents, in the form of a list of manuscripts, arranged alphabetically according to present location; a list of churches and abbeys thought to be the places of generation for the manuscripts; and a general index. The portfolio, numbered volume four, illustrates many of the volumes discussed in the preceding volumes in its 140 black and white plates. Overall, a compendious and complete work for its chosen subject matter and date of creation. Printed on laid paper. Bottom of spine of volume one is partially chipped away. Bookplate. Unopened copy.