1999 · Cambridge
This book studies, and compares, two sixteenth-century libraries. Jean Grolier's was a bibliographic 'cabinet' of fine books; Diego Hurtado de Mendoza's was a much larger and more scholarly collection; a catalogue of the latter's printed books is provided for the first time. Both men were greatly influenced by experience of Italy . . . Anthony Hobson's text is complemented by eighty-seven illustrations, the late H.M. Nixon's list of Grolier's binding classified by workshop and eleven other appendices, indices and a bibliography."
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Publisher's burgundy cloth, black-stamped spine-label with gilt lettering, and gilt emblem to each board. In original cream dust jacket with black and burgundy lettering; very minor edgewear, faint foxing to rear panel, small spot of soiling to front panel. Interior is clean. (Inventory #: 38569)