The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. English Literature 1475-1700. [Compiled by Emma Va. Unger (librarian to Pforzheimer) and William A. Jackson].

The Carl H. Pforzheimer Library. English Literature 1475-1700. [Compiled by Emma Va. Unger (librarian to Pforzheimer) and William A. Jackson].
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New York: privately printed (by Bruce Rogers after the design of Frederic Warde), 1940. 3 vols., large 4to, xli, 378, (1 colophon); v, 379-791, (1 colophon); v, 793–1305, (1 colophon) pp. printed in 2 colors. With a frontispiece to each vol., 2 plates illustrating the Gutenberg Bible, and 60 plates. Original buckram stamped in gilt with Pforzheimer’s monogram on both covers, gilt tops, red morocco labels, some soiling to sides from dusty fingers. First edition, limited to 150 sets signed by Pforzheimer beneath his portrait in volume one. Pforzheimer was one of the greatest American book collectors and his library rivalled the finest European collections of the century. Entirely appropriately Pforzheimer employed the finest bibliographers and the best printers and binders of the time to produce a catalogue of rare all-around quality. “The chef d'oeuvre of William Jackson... and the non plus ultra of 'critical’ bibliography... The catalogue is a model of its kind.” Grolier Club, Bibliography, #162. (Item Id: 6244)

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