Detroit: Gale Research Group, (1972). large 8vo. cloth. xx, 419+(1) pages. Facsimiles of auction catalogues describing the sale of items that became part of the great Hawthorne collections. Includes an essay in the appendix by Matthew J. Bruccoli called "Hawthorne as a Collector's Item, 1885-1924." READ MORE
with an introduction by Cyndia Susan Clegg
Textual commentary by Randall McLeod
San Marino, California: Huntington Library, 2005. 12.25 x 16.25 inches. hardcover. 580 pages. with an introduction by Cyndia Susan Clegg Textual commentary by Randall McLeod. Holinshed's Chronicles contains one of the few accounts of Elizabeth's reign written during her lifetime. A contemporary history, it was subjected to censorship by the Privy Council. This facsimile edition, a compilation based on this portion of the Chronicles in copies in the Huntington's collection as well as the British... READ MORE
With an Introduction by W.R. Halliday.
N.P. The Shakespeare Association/Oxford University Press, 1932. 8vo. paper-covered boards. xxii, (32) pages. With an Introduction by W.R. Halliday. Published for The Shakespeare Association by Humphrey Milford at Oxford University Press. Printed with the Replika Process by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Issued as No. 5 in the series of Shakespeare Association Facsimiles of rare texts illustrating life and thought in Shakespeare's England. Detailed introduction by W.R. Halliday. A collection of practical hints drawn from... READ MORE
New York: Burt Franklin, (1970). 8vo. cloth. 541+(1) pages. Reprint of the 1853 first edition. Contains Collier's notes to all 36 plays in the second folio of the collected works of William Shakespeare. The notes referred to were actually fabrications by Collier himself which led to his humilation when discovered. READ MORE
New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, (1992). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 317 pages. First edition. The book forgery of Thomas James Wise, disclosed in 1934 in John Carter and Graham Pollard's An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, is perhaps the most notorious literary scandal of the 20th century. Wise, a bibliographer and book collector with the highest international reputation, was revealed to be the perpetrator of a stream of forgeries... READ MORE
(Aldershot, England): Scolar Press, (1992). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xiv, 317 pages. First English edition. The book forgery of Thomas James Wise, disclosed in 1934 in John Carter and Graham Pollard's An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets, is perhaps the most notorious literary scandal of the 20th century. Wise, a bibliographer and book collector with the highest international reputation, was revealed to be the perpetrator of a stream of forgeries of... READ MORE
N.P. G.K. Hall & Co. 1966. tall 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (iv), 34 pages. Facsimile of this poem that was originally published in 1781 along with one page of explanatory text. This booklet was issued as a Christmas greeting by this publisher. Covers faded along edges. READ MORE
(Freiburg: Aurum, 1978). large 12mo. cloth-covered boards. (iv), 116 pages. "Edition Ambra" facsimile of edition originally published in 1858 in Stuttgart by Scheible reproduced here as part of the Bibliothek Kurioser Raritaten series. The author traces the history of folklore and its relationship to medicine. All in German. READ MORE
With an Introduction by Esther Potter.
London: Nattali & Maurice, (1968). 8vo. parchment-backed boards, dust jacket. xvi pages followed by the 98 page facsimile of the 1535 edition. With an Introduction by Esther Potter. A facsimile of the original edition. Potter identifies the sources of da Carpi's manual and describes the copyright problems between Arrighi and da Carpi. The copy used for this facsimile has two leaves extra to the normal edition. Describes varying texts. READ MORE
With an Introduction by Alfred Fairbank.
Boston: David R. Godine, (1975). small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 21, (82) pages. With an Introduction by Alfred Fairbank. First U.S. edition thus, one of the 450 copies for thus US market. This book was prepared to honor Fairbank on his 80th birthday. READ MORE
Londres: W.H. Allen, 1836. 4to. publisher's blind stamped cloth. x, (6), lxxx, 214 pages, 5 lithographs, (2) with errata. First edition of the French translation done by Sarah Davids. A grammar of the Turkish language with a preliminary discourse and Ottoman Turkish excerpts with translations. In the discourse, Davids (1811-1832) argues that the Turks are a separate, honorable, and intelligent race with a beautiful and complex language. Davids' writings were translated into Turkish in 1851... READ MORE
Geneva, Switzerland: Slatkine Reprints, 1971. 8vo. cloth, spine gilt-stamped. (viii), 322, (26); (iv), (8), 8 pages. Text in French. Two volumes in one. Reprint of original edition (Paris: Jean de la Caille, 1689). Original in Bigmore and Wyman I, 98. An important late 17th century work on the history of printing. Later scholars of that art relied on it. A history of early printing, arranged by city. Provides descriptions of the first printers, the titles... READ MORE
New York: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1937. 8vo. cloth. viii, 80 pages. Facsimile of a tale written by Ward, who wrote under the pseudonym Theodore de la Guard. Ward (1578-1652) was an Anglican clergyman who championed the Puritan cause and migrated to Massachusetts. Introduction by editor Lawrence C. Wroth. Spine faded and boards faded at edges. Endpapes tanned. READ MORE
Facsimile with accompanying hardcover commentary
Modena: Franco Cosimo Panini, 2008. 8vo. velvet binding with precious stones and gilded silver, clamshell case. 201, 336 pages. Facsimile with accompanying hardcover commentary. One of 980 copies. The Libro d'Ore Durazzo, which takes its name from its last owner, is a small masterpiece by the painter and illuminator, Francesco Marmitta. This remarkable work is in two ways quite different from all other devotional codices for private use. One is the use of purple parchment... READ MORE
Freiburg: Aurum, 1978). large 12mo. cloth-covered boards. (ii), 320, 271, (2) pages. "Edition Ambra" facsimile of edition originally published in 1855 in Stuttgart by J. Scheible and reproduced here as part of the Bibliothek Kurioser Raritaten series. This book explores the many classes of physical and cerebral phenomena including magnetism and visual hallucination. All in German. READ MORE
Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press, (1982). oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 49+(1) pages. Limited to 1500 copies. Table of contents, introduction by the editor. A facsimile of this work produced for the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory in 1982. READ MORE
A Facsimile of the Author's Prompt Copy.
New York: The New York Public Library, 1956. 4to. cloth. 120 + (1) pages. A Facsimile of the Author's Prompt Copy. Limited to 500 copies. A black-and-white illustrated facsimile of Charles Dickens' 1843 novel Mrs. Gamp. Includes a black-and-white frontispiece and a foreword written by the author's sister, Monica Dickens and introduction by John D. Gordan. Slight rubbing to corners and edges. Previous owner's name written in ink on front free endpaper. READ MORE
Genoptryk af Jørgen Christoffersen Dybvads skrift om kometen 1577.
Holstebro (Denmark): Niels P. Thomsen, 1922. 8vo. speckled paper-covered boards, paper label on cover. 31+(1), (XIII), (2) pages. Genoptryk af Jørgen Christoffersen Dybvads skrift om kometen 1577. Edition limited to 225 copies, produced under the supervision of Emil Selmar. Finely printed facsimile of Jorgen Christoffersen Dybvads' essay on the comet of 1577. With commentary by Selmar. Light rubbing on boards, corners bumped. READ MORE
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press and Bernard Quaritch Ltd. 2013. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. paperback. 96 pages. Published in celebration of Nicolas Barker's eightieth birthday, this bibliography serves both as a collection of his writings and as a tribute to one who has inspired so wide and deep affection in so many. Nicolas Barker's first bibliographical articles and reviews appeared in 1959. John Hayward, then the Editor of The Book Collector, was quick... READ MORE
N.P., 1702 (but Gars am Inn: Bibliothek d. Redemptoristen, 1986). 8vo. paper-covered boards. 48 pages. Facsimile of edition published in 1702. This book is a funeral sermon given by Ertl, a famous Baroque preacher, on the occasion of Athanasio's death in 1698. In German. With an afterword by Franz Wenhardt and some illustration. READ MORE
VIII. INTRODUCTION TO THE SMOCK ALLEY KING LEAR, HENRY VIII, ... Charlottesville: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 1996. 4to. quarter cloth, paper cover and spine labels. (vi), 96 page followed by a 18 page facsimile. From the Smock Alley Theatre of Dublin. Contains partial text illustrations, an introduction, and collations. READ MORE