The Library, Fourth Series Vol XVI, No. 2 (1935) (1st ed)


The Library, Fourth Series Vol XVI, No. 2 (1935) (1st ed)


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

Title: The Library: Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Fourth Series Vol XVI, No. 2, Sept 1935

Author: Various

Publisher: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press. 1935. 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 122 and ends at page 240). With decorations on each chapter, and several plates and one fold-out table.

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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 16 No 2, from Dec 1935. Like all the issues from this era, printed on excellent quality paper and containing interesting advertisements. Advertisements in this issue include Bernard Quaritch,, and other booksellers, auction records publishers, etc.

Contents of this issue:

  1. Type Faces, Old and New
  2. Books and Manuscripts Formerly in the Possession of John Bale
  3. First Editions of Shakespeare’s Quartos
  4. More about the Aldine Pliny of 1508
  5. The Sources of Quarles’s Emblems
  6. The Early 19th Century Drama (continued from previous issue)
  7. An Unrecognized Document in the History of French Renaissance Stagin
  8. Charles Jennens as Editor of Shakespeare
  9. correspondences: The Undated Quarto of I Honest Whore
  10. Notice: The Bibliographical Society’s Dictionaries of Printers, etc