Publications

  1. ALEXANDER, Jonathan, and Francis WORMALD, eds..

    An Early Breton Gospel Book. A Ninth-Century Manuscript from the Collection of...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1977.

    This ninth-century manuscript was the oldest and most important in the collection formed by Harry Bradfer-Lawrence. The book was begun by Professor Francis Wormald. He discusses the manuscript’s antecedents, both Carolingian and Merovingian, and the marked influence of Tours that points to a Breton...

    £180

  2. AUVERMANN, Detlev, and Anthony PAYNE.

    The Society of Jesus 1548–1773.

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    This is a catalogue of books by Jesuit authors and works relating to the Society of Jesus published between 1548, when Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises was first printed, and 1773, when the Society was suppressed. It includes an historical introduction by Alastair Hamilton, Arcadian Visiting...

    £50

  3. BARKER, Nicolas.

    Bibliotheca Lindesiana. The Lives and Collections of Alexander William, 25th Earl of Crawford and 8th Earl of...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1977.

    The Bibliotheca Lindesiana was perhaps the finest private library assembled in the nineteenth century. Nicolas Barker considers the library’s purpose and traces the circumstances of its formation in detail, in the process adding considerably to the biographies of the 25th and 26th Earls of Crawford,...

    £50

  4. BARKER, Nicolas, and David QUENTIN.

    The Library of Thomas Tresham and Thomas Brudenell. With an introduction by John Martin Robinson.

    The Roxburghe Club, 2006.

    Sir Thomas Tresham (1543–1605) remains best-known for his buildings, especially the market house at Rothwell, the Triangular Lodge at Rushton and Lyveden New Bield. His library, one of the largest in England of its time, has hitherto attracted comparatively little interest. Now, as a result of a careful...

    £95

  5. BARKER, Nicolas, ed.

    Two East Anglian Picture Books. A facsimile of the Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary and Bodleian MS. Ashmole 1504.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1988.

    Full-size colour facsimiles of two extraordinary, and almost identical, medieval picture books containing a total of 98 pictures of flowers and trees and 58 of birds and animals together with a variety of other material (ornamental alphabets, drawings of coats of arms, household gear, embroidery patterns,...

    £500

  6. BATHO, Gordon R., and Stephen Clucas, eds.

    The Wizard Earl’s Advices to his Son. A Facsimile and Transcript from the Manuscript...

    The Roxburghe Club, 2002.

    The ‘Wizard Earl’, Henry, Ninth Earl of Northumberland, spent much of his life under suspicion. He was, first of all, suspected of being a member of the ‘School of Night’, the butt of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labours Lost. Secondly, and more gravely, he was suspected of involvement in the Gunpowder...

    £300

  7. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China 1842-1860.

    [London], Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2009.

    The first comprehensive history of the earliest years of photography in China, combining previously unpublished research with over 150 photographs, many of which are attributed and published here for the first time.

    £50

  8. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China: Western Photographers 1861-1879.

    London, Quaritch, 2010.

    The second volume in our series on the history of photography in China, this is the most extensive general survey of Western photographers working in China in the 1860s and 1870s. Over eighty different photographers are discussed – from well-known professionals to little-known amateurs – with previously...

    £70

  9. BENNETT, Terry.

    History of Photography in China: Chinese Photographers 1844-1879.

    London, Quaritch, 2013.

    This book is the first extensive survey of early Chinese photographers in any language. It is profusely illustrated with more than 400 photographs, many of which are published here for the first time, including a fine selection of Foochow landscapes from the studios of Lai Fong, China’s leading...

    £80

  10. BURY, Stephen.

    Artists’ books: the book as a work of art, 1963-2000.

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2015.

    The history of artists’ involvement with the book format between 1963 and 2000 includes a fascinating range of artists and movements from Mallarmé to the Piece of Paper Press via Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Fluxus and conceptual art. This second edition includes updated text with new bibliographic descriptions...

    £60

  11. CAYLEY, John, XU BING and others (Katherine SPEARS, ed.).

    Tianshu: Passages in the Making of a Book.

    [London], Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2009.

    This is the most comprehensive study on Tianshu to date, focusing on both the bibliographic and technical details of the work. The text contains new essays by Xu Bing (published both in Mandarin and in translation), John Cayley (Brown University), Professor Lydia Liu (Columbia University) and Professor...

    £45

  12. [COLUMBUS.] QUARITCH, Bernard, and Michael KERNEY.

    The Spanish Letter of Columbus . . . A facsimile of the original edition published...

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    Over the centuries, booksellers have contributed much to the elucidation and sometimes to the falsification of historical documents. The story of the first printed account of the New World, usually known as Christopher Columbus’s Letter to Santángel or simply the Columbus Letter, illustrates both themes.

    £60

  13. DREYFUS, John.

    Aspects of French Eighteenth Century Typography. A study of type specimens in the Broxbourne Collection at Cambridge...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1982.

    A history of French type design in the eighteenth century based on the author’s detailed examinations of French type ornaments and typefounding methods. The final chapter, on the uses of type specimens, is followed by a handlist of twenty type specimens in the Broxbourne Collection covering the period...

    £120

  14. EDWARDS, A. S. G.

    Nicolas Barker at Eighty: A List of his Publications to Mark his 80th Birthday in 2012.

    London and New Castle, DE, Bernard Quaritch and Oak Knoll Press, 2013.

    Published in celebration of Nicolas Barker's eightieth birthday, this bibliography serves both as a collection of his writings and as a tribute to one who has inspired so wide and deep affection in so many.

    £25

  15. FERRAR, Nicholas.

    Sir Thomas Smith’s Misgovernment of the Virginia Company by Nicholas Ferrar. A manuscript from the Devonshire...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1990.

    Ferrar’s text is a crucial document in the history of the Virginia Company and its colony. It reveals the intense animosity which destroyed the Company and is a vivid, powerful and one-sided denunciation of the maladministration that had brought the Company down. It is also something more – a vital...

    £125

  16. FRANKLIN, Colin.

    Obsessions and confessions of a book life.

    [New Castle], Oak Knoll Press, Books of Kells, Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., 2012.

    Reminiscences of an author, bookseller, and publisher, written at the age of eighty-eight. Colin Franklin’s newest book wanders freely through themes which have absorbed him—a lost world of publishing, adventures in bookselling, and the irreplaceable scholarly eccentrics who dominated that world...

    £30

  17. FREEMAN, Arthur.

    Bibliotheca Fictiva: a Collection of Books and Manuscripts Relating to Literary Forgery 400 BC – AD 2000.

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 2014.

    An inventory of books and manuscripts relating to literary forgery. Spanning some twenty-four centuries, the book seeks also to define and describe the controversial genre it represents. Individual entries offer specific commentary on the forgers and their work, their exposers and their dupes. A broad...

    £60

  18. FREEMAN, Arthur.

    Julia Alpinula, Pseudo-Heroine of Helvetia: How a Forged Renaissance Epitaph Fostered a National Myth.

    London, The Author, 2015.

    Julia Alpinula is a legendary Swiss heroine, whose pathetic fate in AD 69 inspired popular historians, dramatists, artists, and poets – including an infatuated Byron – over a period of more than two hundred years. Her very existence, however, was based entirely on a funerary inscription first published...

    £15

  19. FREZZI, Federico.

    Il Quadriregio. With an essay by B.H. Breslauer. Facsimile based on the edition printed in Florence in 1508.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1998.

    This is the first facsimile reproduction of one of the greatest Florentine illustrated books of the Renaissance – Il Quadriregio is to Florentine book illustration what the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili is to Venetian. The only surviving work of Federico Frezzi (c. 1350–1416), bishop of Foligno, the...

    £375

  20. GRINKE, Paul.

    From Wunderkammer to Museum.

    [London], Quaritch, 2012.

    A revised and illustrated edition of our 1984 catalogue of early books on cabinets of curiosities and collecting, written by Paul Grinke, who has added a new preface and a selective bibliography of books on the subject published since 1970.

    £35