CHRIST, PLATO, HERMES TRISMEGISTUS: Catalogue of the Incunabula in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica
Amsterdam: in de pelikaan, 2000. First edition. Two volumes in slipcase; 617 pages with 192 books described. Item #26832
Cloth bound in very good condition; New but with bumped corners.
This lavishly illustrated two-volume catalogue by Margaret Lane Ford contains the descriptions of the almost 200 incunabula acquired by the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Collection between 1978 and 1989. Each item is carefully described with attention to such details as bindings and provenances, but there is also marked emphasis on the texts themselves, which are placed within a wider intellectual context, whenever appropriate focusing also on the importance of the author, the content of the book and the particular characteristics of an edition. Each incunable item has at least one full-page reproduction, often in colour.