Verzeichniss einer bedeutenden Sammlung von gröstentheils guten und classischen Büchern aus allen Wissenschaften und Sprachen, desgl. von typographischen Monumenten, Manuscripten, Kupferwerken…und topographischen Werken, welche den 10. Juli 1809 und folgende Tage durch den Herrn Notarius Büchner in Eilenburg, ohnweit Leipzig…öffentlich versteigert werden sollen.

2 p.l., 366 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound (spine a little defective). Leipzig: 1809.

A rare sale catalogue: Loh, V, p. 256 locates no copy, although WorldCat records a copy at the Sachsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden. This was a large sale of 5162 lots of books and 176 lots of prints and music; it took place in Eilenburg, near Leipzig. While the sale is anonymous, there were several notable Eilenburg residents who died that year and are candidates for ownership, including Sabina Christophora von Görne (b. 1739) and the city physician Christian Gottlob Francke (b. 1760).

The lots are arranged by subject and then format. Section 18 is enticingly entitled “Typographische Monumente und andere Seltenheiten” and contains, amongst other notable books, a Hypnerotomachia Poliphili of 1499. Section 19 lists manuscripts including a 7th- or 8th-century vellum manuscript of Isidore of Seville!

Fine and fresh condition.

Price: $1,850.00

Item ID: 6858