Verzeichniss der Bibliothek des Herrn Mag. Gustav Seyffarth, Prof. d. Archäologie in Leipzig, welche…am 28. April 1856 im T.O. Weigelschen Auctions-Lokale zu Leipzig…versteigert werden soll.

1 p.l., 357, [1] pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers. Leipzig: 1856.

Seyffarth (1796-1885), German/American archeologist, theologian and polymath, was the first professor of archeology at the University of Leipzig and became involved in a lifelong controversy with the school of the French archeologist Champollion, concerning the ancient language of Egypt and its basis. Seyffarth’s unfashionable views impelled him to resign his position at Leipzig in 1854. Two years later he moved to the United States, taught at Concordia College in St. Louis for three years, and then, in 1859, moved to New York, where he resided until his death.

Seyffarth’s library, sold at the time of his emigration to America, was large (9164 lots) and wide-ranging, reflecting his vast erudition. It was rich in language and archeology but also strong in science, medicine, travel, literature, and music.

Very good copy and rare; WorldCat lists only one copy, in Germany.

❧ D.A.B., IX, pp. 4-5.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 6880