A Selection of Incunabula Describing One Thousand Books Printed in the XVth Century


Published by Lathrop C. Harper, New York, 1930
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Title: A Selection of Incunabula Describing One ...

Publisher: Lathrop C. Harper, New York

Publication Date: 1930

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First edition.


8vo. General title, five sectional titles. With addenda leaf after general title. Frontispieces to each part. Original blue cloth, gilt-lettered on spine. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION combining the famous series of five incunabula catalogues issued by Lathrop C. Harper between 1927 and 1930 and adding a single leaf of Additions and Corrections. The compiler E. Miriam Lone wrote: "I have tried to give in this catalogue: Author, Title, Place, Printer, Date, and where possible, the Collation and Provenance.This 'Selection' in five parts, is also somewhat of a 'First' being, I believe, the first catalogue issued by an American bookseller exclusively devoted to Fifteenth-century books, fully described with collations, notes, etc."An index is included at end. The introductions are by Harper (I); Lawrence C. Wroth (II); Margaret B. Stillwell (III); Lucy Eugenia Osborne (IV); and Dr. George Parker Winship (V). Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 400189

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