1903. Item #A6574
Naudeus [Naude], Gabriel. Instructions concerning Erecting of a Library: Presented to My Lord The President De Mesme. As now interpreted by Jo. Evelyn, Esquire. Introd. by John Cotton Dana. Cambridge, MA: Houghton, Mifflin at the Riverside Press 1903. xxxii, 160p, no ills. Good hardcover (marbled boards, leather spine). Some rubbing to covers; front hinge slightly split but binding very sound. Large armorial bookplate of Peperi. Lacks the slipcase. No. 356 of 419 copies. Designed by Bruce Rogers, with his device at the end. Printed in red and black. ** Evelyn's 1661 translation of Naude's influential advice on building a library--choosing, buying, and housing the books (1627). Naude was librarian to Cardinal Mazarin and later to Queen Christina. Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate. [Library History, Book History].