The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine. Diana H. HOOK, Jeremy M. NORMAN.

The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science & Medicine

San Francisco, Jeremy Norman & Co., Inc., 1991.

Quarto, two volumes; the 'extra-deluxe' edition, hand-bound in full two-tone Nigerian goatskin, all edges gilt, in cloth drop-back box, with the limitation page signed by the collector, catalogue authors, designer, and binder. Apart from a small mark to the bottom gilt edge of each volume, the books and additional material (listed below) are in very fine condition; the box is a little mottled.

This deluxe edition was limited to only 30 numbered sets, with a printed list of original subscribers. This set is number 11, and comes from the collection of Dr Milton Roxanas. The 'first bibliographical catalogue to offer complete annotated descriptions, with full collations, paginations, and plate counts for the first editions of the great classics of science and medicine from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. More than six years in the writing, this catalogue provides the most authoritative descriptions of the 2,595 works collected by Haskell F. Norman over four decades. Special attention has been paid to bibliographical variants and states, to association and presentation copies, and to bindings. There are comprehensive indexes to authors, subjects, artists, binders and provenance' (from the original prospectus).

'Extra material documenting the history of the catalogue's creation and publication (1984-91) added only to the special edition, as follows - 1: 5-1/4 inch floppy disk containing cataloguer's introduction. 2: Manuscript notes and collations. 3: Typewritten descriptions. 4: Word-processed descriptions. 5: Early laser-printed page proofs. 6: Later laser-printed page proofs. 7: Linotronic pages. 8: Original photograph. 9: First design ideas. 10: Pages from publisher's dummy. 11: Final boards (prospectus). 12: The Haskell F. Norman Collection of Science & Medicine. ILAB exhibition catalogue, 1985. 13: Sigmund Freud: An exhibition of original editions, autograph letters and portraits from the library of Haskell F. Norman. Stanford University Libraries exhibition catalogue, 1991' (from the publisher's website).

Item #115851

Price: $1,800.00

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