1977 · Philadelphia
Schulz (1897–1944) was a distinguished collector of books and manuscripts and an important employee of the international bookselling firm of Jacques Rosenthal where he was a research associate. The present essay is a translation of his Aufgaben und Ziele der Inkunabelforschung, written when he was only 27: In it he "summarizes his particular approach to the study of incunabula" (Introduction, p. iv). It was published in 1924 in an edition of only 40 copies on the occasion of Jacques Rosenthal's 70th birthday.
The introduction is by Bernhard Bischoff (the distinguished paleographer, historian, and philologist) and the work's editor was Rudolf Hirsch (the dynamic librarian of the University of Pennsylvania, identified in the "Editorial Note" merely by his initials); both men knew Schulz.
"Five hundred copies of this essay have been printed at the Bird & Bull Press, North Hills, Pennsylvania. Copies 1-200 for distribution to members of the Philobiblon Club of Philadelphia." The work is printed in Baskerville type on Strathmore Artlaid paper.
Taylor & Morris, Twenty-one Years of Bird & Bull, B8. As issued in brown textured paper wrappers with a paper spine label on the front cover; minor, slim, one-inch streak of lighter discoloration to cover at fore-edge. (Inventory #: 35762)