Verzeichniss einer Sammlung historischer, juristischer, medicinischer, belletristischer und anderer Werke, welche zu Dresden in dem Richterschen Hause auf der Rammschen Gasse Nr. 668. am 21sten October 1807. und folgende Tage…öffentlich versteigert werden sollen durch Georg Moritz Segnitz, Königlich Sächs. Bücher-Auctionator und Taxator.

2 p.l., 286 pp. Small 8vo, orig. blue wrappers. Dresden: “Gedruckt beym Hofbuchdrucker Meinhold,” 1807.

A very rare Dresden book auction catalogue; Loh, V, p. 227 locates no copy. This was a large sale of 5598 lots. While most of the lots are 17th and 18th century, there are a good number of 16th-century books as well. The range of subjects is impressive. and many of the books are in French, English, and Latin.

Segnitz was a long-standing auctioneer of books, natural history specimens, and art in Dresden. He sold many famous libraries during his career. Known for issuing catalogues that listed books in no particular order, Segnitz also distributed the catalogues very haphazardly, resulting in many incredible bargains at his sales. While the books are arranged by format in this catalogue, they represent a fascinating jumble of subjects.

Fine copy in original state. WorldCat locates no copy.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 6857