Brussels: Bibliotheca Wittockiana, 1986. First Edition. Softcover. Folio. 167 pp. Featuring 75 items, each beautifully illustrated in b/w and color. With an introduction by Jean Toulet in French. Original illustrated wrappers. Very good. Item #2156
The indispensable, profusely illustrated exhibition catalogue of 75 fine and historic bindings from the unrivaled collection of Bibliography formed by B.H. Breslauer. The famed "Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana" will certainly never be surpassed in terms of quality, scope, and size. Breslauer was one of the great antiquarian booksellers of the 20th century and his connoisseurship and erudition is attested by his epic catalogues. The BBB was his life's work; it was dispersed in 3 astounding sales at Christie's New York in 2005. Michael Laird was the principal author of the catalogues for the Second and Third sales, and his research was utilized through the catalogue for the First (obliquely credited in the introduction to same).