Bibliotheca Reuvensiana. Compiled by Conradus Leemans. Caspar Jacob Christian AUCTION CATALOGUE: REUVENS.

Bibliotheca Reuvensiana. Compiled by Conradus Leemans.

Title with lithographed port. of the collector (a little foxed). 3 p.l., lxxv, [8], 408 pp., one leaf of ads. 8vo, cont. cloth-backed marbled boards (first & last few leaves a little browned), uncut. The Hague: S. & J. Luchtmans and C.C. van der Hoek, 1838.

This sale catalogue is tantamount to a bibliography of Greek and Roman archeology and literature published up to that time. Reuvens (1793-1837), son of an eminent Dutch jurist, originally studied the law but switched professions and became professor of Greek, Latin, and archaeology at Leyden.

The compiler of the catalogue, Leemans, has provided a valuable 75-page biography of Reuvens. 6,234 lots of books, 86 lots of prints, 79 lots of manuscripts, and 98 portrait busts and bookcases.

Very good copy.

❧ N.B.G., Vol. 12, cols. 63-64.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 1177