CARL H. PFORZHEIMER LIBRARY, ENGLISH LITERATURE, 1475-1700. Emma V. Unger, William A. Jackson.


(Pforzheimer, Carl H.).

3 volumes.

  • New Castle, Delaware and Los Angeles: Oak Knoll Press & Heritage Book Shop Inc., 1997.
  • small 4to.
  • full leather in slipcase
  • 1350 pages
  • ISBN: 1884718337
  • ISBN: 9781884718335

Price: $950.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 47049

One of 20 sets bound thus. Originally printed and limited to only 150 copies, this legendary three-volume work describes over 1,300 English literary rare books manuscripts in the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, one of the foremost American collections of early English literature. The original catalogue, extremely difficult and expensive to find on the antiquarian market (normally priced around the $10,000 mark), fully describes all the books and manuscripts in the Pforzheimer's collection of English literature, making it a most valuable reference for the scholar, researcher, librarian, book collector and bookseller. This work puts each description into various contexts: authorship, textual authority, edition sequence and publishing history, reference concordance and rarity. The collection also gathers together the best books by the best authors in this period of English literature. Begun by Emma V. Unger and completed by Wiliam A. Jackson, the catalogue is arranged alphabetically by author. Translations and anonymous books in most cases have been placed under the name of the translator or the attributed author. These can be readily found through full cross references and in the Index of Anonymous Books. In addition, a new addendum consisting of thirteen pages of later additions to the Library are included in a new addendum. Originally designed by Frederic Warde, Bruce Rogers completed the work with additional design and title pages after Warde's untimely death. After the acquisition of the Library by the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, many scholars, librarians and booksellers urged the University to republish this catalogue. Now reproduced with great care and attention to quality, this new printing preserves Jackson's matchless style and Rogers's design. This edition was jointly published by Oak Knoll Press and Heritage Book Shop Inc. in a press run of 700 copies. The text is printed on quality 60 lb. Natural Smooth paper. The volumes, enclosed in a slipcase, are strongly bound in full-leather by the Campbell-Logan Bindery with gold-stamped titles on the spines and the Pforzhemier monogram on the front boards.