Henry Walters Catalog
310460 Leo S. Olschki. Incunabula typographica. A descriptive Catalogue of the books printed in The Fifteenth Century (1460-1500) in the Library of Henry Walters. Baltimore, 1906. Frontispiece (in color), VII, 524 pp. 1 black and white plate and (circa) 104 black and white illustrations in the text, some full page. Bound in brown calf in the style of the 15th century with title in gold on the spine and the first board. Top edge gilt. Bound by C. Tartagli & Fo. (Figlio), Florence. Printed with Florence Aldinus types in red and black. 258x195 mm. 1906.
The title and the 3 pages of text of the introduction are in English, but all the entries of this important library are in French. The author, Leo S. Olschki (1861-1940), was born in East Prussia before settling in Florence with an antiquarian bookshop and publishing business. The owner of the library, Henry Walters (1848-1931), was a railroad mogul and an avid collector, not only of books, from Baltimore (Walters Art Museum).
Corners and edges slightly rubbed, a small tear in the margin of 2 pages, very good conservation.
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