27 - 28 June 2005
Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke. Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1925-2003.
11 volumes in 17, 4o (308 x 245 mm). The first 7 bound in cloth, the remaining in wrappers, vols. 9 and 10 with cloth chemises around the individual fascicles.
"The definitive bibliography of incunabula and the only modern attempt to list, with a reasonable chance of success, all books known to have been published during a given period. The elaborate bibliographical descriptions feature signature collation, number of lines per page, type identification, and census of known copies. After the first seven volumes had been published in relatively quick succession, the work was interrupted by the Second World War and the post-war political situation in Germany. The project was resumed in 1972 by the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek in East Berlin, possessor of the card file assembled by the Kommission before the War, and is extremely slow in progressing" (Breslauer & Folter 155).
[With:] Thomas ACCURTI. Editiones saeculi XV pleraeque bibliographis ignotae. Florence: Giunta, 1930-1936. 2 volumes in one, 4o. Blue cloth, morocco spine label. FIRST EDITIONS of Accurti's two supplements. (17)
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