The Library, Fourth Series Vol XII, No. 3 (1931) (1st ed)


The Library, Fourth Series Vol XII, No. 3 (1931) (1st ed)


A journal about books, for bibliophiles, researchers, etc.

Title: The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Fourth Series, Vol. XII No. 3, Dec 1931

Author: Various

Publisher: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. 1931. First edition.

Condition: Paper wraps. Good. Slight closed tears to cover, uncut pages and rough edges. Text clean, binding tight. Slight tanning. Around 100 pages on thick paper (begins at page 253 and ends at page 364. With decorations on each chapter, and several plates showing facsimiles of manuscripts.

1 in stock


We have other issues in-stock as well, but are listing each separately to accommodate the contents of each. Please contact us if you’re interested in purchasing all our issues as a lot.

About The Library (from;

The Library is the journal of the Bibliographical Society. For more than a hundred years it has been the pre-eminent scholarly journal for the history of books, both manuscript and printed, and the role of books in history. All aspects of descriptive and historical bibliography come within its scope, including the general and economic history of the production and distribution of books, paper, printing types, illustration, and binding, as well as the transmission of texts and their authenticity. Each issue of The Library normally contains 100-115 pages, illustrated where necessary. Also included in each issue are reviews and lists of recent books and periodicals in the field. A comprehensive index is issued annually.

About this issue:

A lovely copy of The Library, fourth series, Vol 12 No 3, from Dec 1931. Like all the issues from this era, printed on excellent quality paper and containing interesting advertisements. Advertisements in this issue include Bernard Quaritch, B H Blackwell, Maggs Brothers, and other booksellers, auction records publishers, etc.

Contents of this issue:

  1. The Elizabethan Printer and Dramatic Manuscripts
  2. A Note concerning ‘Mistress Crane’ and the Martin Marprelate Controversy
  3. Extant Manuscripts printed from by W. de Worde
  4. Three Manuscript Notes by Sir George Buc
  5. The Authorship of The Prayse of Nothing
  6. An English Bookbinder’s Ticket
  7. Reviews and Notices: 6 articles including The English Writing-Maters and their Copy-Books, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, This Year’s Work in Librarianship