1997 · New Haven, CT
by Rosenthal, Bernard M.; Robert G. Babcock, foreword
New Haven, CT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 1997. Hardcover. Near fine. Hardcover. Bernard Rosenthal (1920-2017), book and text manuscript seller and collector, specialized in Medieval manuscripts and early printed books from the beginning of his career as an antiquarian bookseller in 1953. He was born into a family of legendary European booksellers. His masterpiece was considered to be his Catalogue 34, which was subsequently published as this catalogue from the Beinecke Library at Yale University. This remarkable scholarly catalogue achieved Rosenthal's goal of producing a catalogue of books in which the presence of annotations would be ranked on the same level as the printed text and given proper descriptions to emphasize their importance as primary sources. The catalog has an alphabetical short-title list, c chronological short-title list, the catalog itself, a bibliography, and an index of owners and annotators. There are reproductions from the pages of text and annotations throughout the book. Printed in Dante types that was redrawn for digital setting. Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt titling to spine. Binding and text pages are in near fine condition save for light speckling to top and fore-edge. Measures 8.5 x 12 inches. 389 pages. BOB/041020.
(Inventory #: 33967)