Publications

  1. QUARITCH, Bernard Alexander Christian, editor.

    Contributions towards a Dictionary of English Book-Collectors as also of some Foreign...

    London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 1969.

    A facsimile reprint of Quaritch’s series of profiles of bibliophiles, with brief lists of the treasures of their collections and notes on their dispersal at auction or in the trade, which remains a useful resource both for the history of book-collecting in Britain and for provenance research. Contributions...

    £25

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. SCOTT, Kathleen L., intro.

    The Mirroure of the Worlde. MS Bodley 283 (England c. 1470-1480). The Physical Composition, Decoration...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1980.

    Contains a partial facsimile reproduction of a little-known manuscript (Bodleian Library, MS Bodley 283) containing illustrations by an outstanding pen artist associated with William Caxton in another manuscript. Kathleen Scott’s extensive introduction, which discusses the physical characteristics...

    £300

  5. LEAKE, Stephen Martin.

    Heraldo Memoriale, or Memoirs of the College of Arms from 1727 to 1744. Edited by Anthony Richard Wagner.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1981.

    Stephen Martin Leake was Garter principal king of arms from 1754 to 1773. The three volumes of his extensive manuscript journal, Heraldo-Memoriale, are preserved in the College of Arms.

    £100

  6. VOLTAIRE. FLOWER, Desmond, ed.

    Thérèse, a fragment.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1981.

    Edited with an introduction by Desmond Flower. The Roxburghe Club, 1981. A facsimile reproduction, with transcription, of the eight pages of autograph manuscript which are all that survive of Therèse, a play written when Voltaire was nearing the height of his powers. Desmond Flower’s introduction...

    £60

  7. 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

  8. WILLIAMS, Franklin B., ed., with introduction and transcript by.

    The Gardyners Passetaunce (c. 1512). With notes on the two unique...

    The Roxburghe Club, 1985.

    The book contains notes on the two unique editions in Westminster Abbey Library, descriptions of the bindings in which they were preserved, and the other items found in these bindings by Howard M. Nixon. I t has an image of a bust of Henry VIII by Torrigiani as frontispiece, facsimiles of the Pynson...

    £75

  9. SMITH, Alan G.R., ed. with an introduction by.

    The Last Years of Mary Queen of Scots. Documents from the Cecil Papers at Hatfield House.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1990.

    This volume draws on the great collection of Cecil Papers at Hatfield House to present, in a sequence of some forty selected documents, a startlingly immediate narrative of the intrigue and drama that inform the last act of the Scots Queen’s tragedy.  The documents have been edited by Dr Alan G. R....

    £180

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. YOUNG, Donald, ed., with a biographical commentary by.

    The Search for the Source of the Nile. With a preface by Quentin Keynes.

    The Roxburghe Club, 1999.

    Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton’s unpublished East African Letter Book; together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quentin Keynes, now printed for the first time.  The letters selected for this collection, spanning...

    £95

  14. 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

  15. NAUNTON, Robert, Sir.

    Fragmenta Regalia. Observations of the late Queene Elizabeth, Hir Times and Fauorites. Edited by Professor...

    The Roxburghe Club, 2002.

    A classic of memoir literature, Sir Robert Naunton’s Fragmenta Regalia was written c. 1634, circulated in manuscript, and first published in 1641, since when it has seldom been out of print. This edition presents the authentic text for the first time, from the very manuscript that Sir Robert had made...

    £300

  16. 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

  17. [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

  18. [HOUSMAN, A. E., and A. W. POLLARD.]

    A.E.H. A.W.P.: a Classical Friendship.

    [London], The Foundling Press and Bernard Quaritch, 2006.

    Printing in full for the first time five letters from the poet and classical scholar A. E. Housman to A. W. Pollard, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum, this explores a friendship that was both intimate and formal. The story told by the book’s editor, H. R. Woudhuysen, begins with the exuberance...

    £60

  19. 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

  20. JACOBSON, Ken.

    Odalisques & Arabesques: Orientalist Photography 1839–1925.

    [London], Quaritch, 2007.

    Profusely illustrated, this is the most comprehensive survey to date of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography of the Middle East and North Africa. Using Orientalist painting as a counterpoint, it primarily relates the extraordinarily rich visual documentation of the peoples and cultures...

    £60