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Re: [Q] Bruce Rogers 30 List



Dave:   Who in the world would ever think of jumping on anyone on
any internet list? How's things, my friend?    Neil Giroux

David Macfarlane wrote:

> The list was reproduced in a footnote in Paragraphs on Printing,
> and there is a separate publication with details on each one
> (the name of which I don't have at hand, but I'll check it
> and get back to you).
>
> Based on some notes that I do have on hand, here is the
> list in chronological order:
>
> Songs and Sonnets (Ronsard) HM&Co, 1903
> Life of Dante (Boccaccio) Riverside 1904
> Parlement of Foules (Chaucer) Riverside 1904
> The Song of Roland (Butler, tr) Riverside
> Poems of Maria Lowell Riverside 1907
> The Banquet of Plato (Shelly, tr) HM&Co 1908
> The Compleat Angler (Walton) HM&Co 1909
> LXXV Sonnets (Wordsworth) Riverside
> Ecclesiates or the Preacher HM&Co 1911
> Of the Just Shaping of LEtters (Durer) Grolier CLub 1917
> Euclid [in Greek] (Heath, tr) Univ. Press Cambridge 1920
> The New Cambridge Shakespeare 1921
> Franklin's Passports
> The Wedgewood Medallion of Samuel Johnson, Harvard U Press 1926
> John Barnard and his Associates
> Proposals (Franklin)
> The Journal of Madam Knight, Rudge 1920
> Night and Moonlight (Thoreau) Rudge 1921
> Priapus and the Pool (Aiken) Rudge 1922
> Pierrot of the Minute (Dowson) Grollier Club 1923
> The Construction of Roman Letters (Durer) Dunster House 1924
> On Dry-Cow Fishing (Kipling)
> Ancient Books and Modern Discoveries (Kenyon) Caxton Club 1927
> Champ Fleury (Tory) 1927
> The Sisters (Conrad) 1928
> The Odyssey (Homer) Walker,Merton & Rogers 1932
> Aesop's Fables (Croxall, tr) 1933
> Fra Luca de Pacioli (Morrison) Groler Club 1933
> The Holy Bible ["Lectern Bible"] Oxford 1935
> Poems (Shakespeare)
>
> Please don't jump on me with corrections - I'll compile a
> more proper bibliographical list of the Rogers 30 from my
> sources at home and put it up on my website in a day or so.
>
> Regards,
>
>         David Macfarlane,
>         www.greendolphinpress.com
>
> Terry Kuny wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have often heard reference to Bruce Rogers
> > "Thirty" books that he considered successful.
> > (I have also seen a mention of 35 as well but the
> > most common reference seems to be 30).
> >
> > Can anyone:
> >
> > 1. Supply a reference for BR's list.
> >
> > 2. Provide the list.


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