edited by Robert H. Davis and Marianna Czapnik
Documenting one of the most significant collections of its kind in the United States, Rare Polonica is an important guide for scholars, librarians, and bibliophiles to 514 volumes dating from the 15th through the 18th centuries held by The New York Public Library.
The catalogue includes incunabula and 62 works of the 16th century. The Library's holdings include many early 16th century editions published in the Kraków shops of Jan Haller (1467-1525), Florian Ungler (d.1536), Hieronim Wietor, plus seven of his Viennese imprints, and Marek Szarffenberg (d.1545). The majority of the titles in many languages including Latin, Polish, French, German, English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Czech date from the 17th (231 entries) and 18th (214 entries) centuries.
Each bibliographic entry is provided with a separate record, each of which was constructed according to the Polish standard for the description of early imprints, issued in 1994. The checklist contains multiple indexes. Rare Polonica is an important guide for scholars, librarians and bibliophiles, documenting one of the most important collections of its kind in the United States.
Hardcover, 227 pages.
Item Number: 0883540401