Verzeichniss einer auserlesenen naturhistorischen Bibliothek und einiger andern Schriften, welche von dem allhier verstorbenen Buchhändler Herrn Johann Jacob Gebauer hinterlassen und auf den 18ten Junius 1821…und folgende Tage in dem Gebauerschen Hause…öffentlich versteigert werden sollen durch J. Chr. Lippert.

1 p.l., 28 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound (title & verso of final leaf dusty). Halle: Gebauer, [1821].

The very rare sale catalogue of the natural history library of Gebauer (1745-1818), the Halle publisher and printer. In 1772, Johann Jacob took over the publishing firm established by his father in 1733 and ran it until his own death in 1818. The publishing house was later acquired by his son-in-law C.A. Schwetschke and renamed Gebauer-Schwetschke. During Johann Jacob’s proprietorship, the firm greatly expanded, specializing in scholarly, scientific, and theological works. The archive of the publishing house from its origins is in the city archives of Halle.

The main part of the catalogue consists of 697 lots; a supplement has another 112 lots of miscellaneous books. Most of the natural history books are German or Dutch and published in the 18th century.

Very good copy. Release stamp on title. Not in WorldCat.

❧ Loh, VI, p. 236 knows of this sale only from a newspaper advertisement.

Price: $2,250.00

Item ID: 6861