Verzeichniss der Bibliothek des Hrn. Dr. Christian Rau…welche nebst einem Anhange von Büchern aus allen Wissenschaften, Prachtwerken, Kupferstichen u.s.w. den 1. Sept. 1818 und folgende Tage…versteigert werden soll.

1 p.l., 78, 196 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound. Leipzig: 1818.

Scarce. Rau (1744-1818), studied law and philosophy at the University of Leipzig and, after earning his doctorate, became professor of law at his alma mater and a judge. He wrote a number of notable legal works. His library occupies the first part of this catalogue and number 1521 volumes. Rau was particularly interested in book auction catalogues: lots 1391-1455 describe a number of rarities. The second part of the catalogue describes 5078 volumes of miscellaneous items, including a number of early printed books.

Very nice copy. WorldCat lists no copy outside of Germany.

❧ Loh, VI, p. 175.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6879