664 pages + plates. In their original printed wrappers, now a bit worn and clearly well read. Some creasing and spotting. Loosely inserted is a typed letter from Seven Gables Bookshop in New York to Bent Juel Jensen dated 1955 offering him a book that had been listed in this catalogue [item 436]. Heavy volumes, extra postage may well be required. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: A catalogue of books in English history and ...
Verlag: Bernard Quaritch Ltd
Einband: Soft Cover
Buchbeschreibung Bernard Quaritch, London, bookseller's catalogue, 1930, 1930. 2 parts, printed wrappers, small 4to, 328 + 329-664 pp, numerous plates and ills (some in red and black). 2050 items. Arguably the most important catalogue of early English books ever issued by a bookseller, this 2-part production includes a large number of the choicest rarities of the period, together with many other interesting and desirable items. Extensive bibliographical and literary notes are appended which give it a permanent value. With a subject index and an Index of Printers and Booksellers.From a review by I A Williams of Part Two: " the Shakespearean books here listed are certainly staggering in their magnificence. There is, for a start, a first folio, 1623, with a few comparatively unimportant defects (all of which are duly noted in the catalogue) . A first issue of the second folio, 1632, is here ., and other issues of the same are to be had . Of the rare third folio, 1664, there are two copies, .[and] a fourth folio, 1685. Of quarto editions of separate plays there are nine, the most notable being the first issue of the first edition of The Second Part of King Henrie the fourth, 1600, a book of which only seven copies, perfect or imperfect, are known.The 1640 volume of Poems is here too.to complete a most remarkable collection of Shakespeare's books." Wrappers worn at extremities and with slight loss at foot of spine of vol 1; some mild foxing and slight marking to contents. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers ABE-35069