New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Books, 2003. thick 8vo. cloth. 688 pages. Reprint of the third edition which was originally published in Paris in 1834 in only 350 copies. (Besterman p.5153; Breslauer and Folter no.115 for first edition). This famous bibliography of the output of the Manutius family and their Aldine Press, 1494-1598, has remained the standard work on the subject and has been praised as a classic of its kind. Over 1500 entries given. READ MORE
New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2016. 6.7 x 9.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 312 pages. The Greek Editions of Aldus Manutius and his Greek Collaborators was first published in Greek in 2015, in order to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Venetian printer. A succinct introduction on the pioneers of Renaissance humanism in Crete is followed by a thorough presentation of the graphic aspect of Aldus's Greek editions, that is, initials... READ MORE
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1990). 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. xvii, 317 pages. First edition. An excellent study which covers the Origins and development of book-privileges in Europe, Privilege- granting authorities in France, the procedures for obtaining privileges, their duration, advertising and ownership, etc. Also lists the known privileges with their code-numbers. Scuffed along bottom edge of covers. READ MORE
Columbia, MO: Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977. oblong 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xxiv, 64, (8) pages. Exhibition at the University of Missouri-Columbia March-April 1977. Preface by Homer L. Thomas. Introduction by Land. Bibliography, list of abbreviatioins. Detailed descriptions of each item exhibited. Black and white illustrations. Index of authors, acknowledgments. READ MORE
New York: Burt Franklin, n.d. 8vo. cloth. viii,327; 548; 529 pages. 3 volumes. Reprint of 1908 first edition (See Besterman, 654). A fine study of this 15th and 16th century French printer's works. Badius Ascensius (1462-1535) established his famous press Praelum Ascensianumin Paris in 1499. Includes appendices and table of contents. READ MORE
New York: The Typophiles, 2000. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. (vi), 15, (3) pages. Limited to 500 copies. Typophile Monograph, New Series, Number 16. Composed in English Monotype Poliphilus and Blado by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Illustrated. Designed and printed by Roland A. Hoover. READ MORE
Brussels, Belgium: Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België/Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 1942. 12mo. stiff paper wrappers. 105+(1) pages. Text in Flemish and French. An exposition in Brussels in 1942. Exhibition held in 1942 of the Library's collections of works published in Brussels in the 16th century. Preface and introduction, Wrappers tanned; tanning throughout text. Pencil notations throughout text. READ MORE
Kobenhavn: Bibliografi med Indledning af R. Paulli, 1920. square 8vo. later cloth with original front wrapper mounted on a page in the back, paper spine label. xlviii, 130, (2) pages. Limited to 800 copies. History followed by bibliography of the books printed and published by this 16th century Copenhagen printer. With text by H.U. Ramsing, O. Andrup and Lauritz Nielsen. READ MORE
Leipzig: Otto Harrassowitz, 1936. 8vo. later cloth with original front paper wrapper bound-in. viii, 136 pages. Besterman 5023. Bibliography of information on German printers of the 16th century. Ex library copy with markings including the library name perforated on the title page. READ MORE
(Mansfield Centre: Martino Publishing, 2001). 8vo. cloth. viii, 403+(1) pages. Reprint of the 1890 first edition printed in Milano published by Ulrico Hoepli (Besterman 5149). The annotated listings describe 769 works created by the printing establishments of Andrea Torresano, Antonio Blado and Ragazzoni, which were operating in Venice and Rome during the 15th and 16th centuries. READ MORE
3 volumes bound in one.
London: Holland Press, (1969). thick 8vo. cloth. xii,499+(1); viii,412; (ii),115 pages. 3 volumes bound in one. Reprint taken from the original edition of 1880. The definitive work on printing history. Includes illustrations and many biographical notes. Some spotting of covers. Lacks jacket. READ MORE
N.P. (Stockholm?): "Bibliophiles" (i.e. Society of B...?), n.d (c1960). 12mo. sewn, stiff paper wrappers. 79 pages. Limited to 700 copies. Three articles by Björkbom, previously published elsewhere. The "printing shop of the 1500's" is that of C. PLantin. No.10 in the "Bibliophile's Miniature Series." READ MORE
Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 8vo. cloth, dust jacket. 225 pages. Translated from the French by Harry Miller Lydenberg. First edition in English. (Appleton p.15). Jacket with piece missing at head of spine. READ MORE
Chicago: Caxton Club, 1901. 4to. original cloth-backed boards, paper spine label. 102 pages. S-K 4201. First edition, limited to only 252 copies. (Mejer no.288; Brenni no.803). Contains eighteen full color plates of bookbindings executed by Berthelet. Three chapters including English Bookbinding Up to the Time of Henry VIII, Documentary Evidence Concerning Berthelet and His Work, and The Bookbindings of Thomas Berthelet with Detailed Descriptions. Ex-library copy with mark on spine, spine label has pieces missing... READ MORE
Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing, 2005. large 8vo. cloth. (iv), 336 pages followed by 32 plates. Reprint of the 1930 first edition (Besterman 3010). Brun provides ten chapters followed by an annotated bibliographical catalogue of the principal books illustrated in France during the sixteenth century. Illustrated and indexed. In all, 1250 books are described. Never reprinted, this remains a difficult title to find. Includes 32 illustrations, mostly of title pages. READ MORE
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (1968). small 8vo. cloth. xv, 155 pages. First edition, later printing. (Appleton p.17). Especially interesting for the summary of the various facts known concerning the beginning of printing and the controversy surrounding Gutenberg. READ MORE
Reprinted from the California Historic-Genealogical Society Publication III.
N.P. n.p., n.d. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 10-20 pages. Reprinted from the California Historic-Genealogical Society Publication III. California was one of the latest Spanish colonies to utilize the printing-press. One of the reasons may have been that California was settled by Franciscan padres, while other Spanish colonies had Jesuit pioneers. Article from a periodical. Cover detached, many areas of loss around edges, FRAGILE; rear cover missing. Pages are beginning to separate at binding... READ MORE
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. x, 275 pages. This book describes the new ways that the printed book was used by professional humanists during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Illustrated with reproductions of texts. Includes notes on the text, bibliographical references, and an index. READ MORE
Mise en Ordre avec une Introduction et des Appendices par Marius Audin et une Notice biographique par E. Vial. 2 volumes.
Genève: Slatkine Reprints, 1970. 8vo. cloth. (viii),380; (iv), 381-732,(2) pages. Mise en Ordre avec une Introduction et des Appendices par Marius Audin et une Notice biographique par E. Vial. 2 volumes. Reprint of the 1937 first edition which was limited to only 333 copies. Full bibliographical descriptions with lengthy annotations of the books printed in this area of France during the 16th and early part of the 17th centuries. READ MORE