Bibliotheca Heinsiana sive Catalogus Librorum quos magno studio & sumptu, dum viveret, collegit vir illustris Nicolaus Heinsius...in duas Partes divisus.
Woodcut vignette on title. 1 p.l., 374 pp.; 286 pp. Two parts in one vol. Thick 12mo, cont. speckled calf (well-rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down), spine nicely gilt. Leyden: J. de Vivie, 1682.
First edition, Pollard's issue iii. “The sale catalogue of the polymath library of Nicolaus Heinsius, eminent Dutch classical scholar, Neo-Latin poet, and diplomatist, containing over 13,000 lots. It was immediately recognized as having more than ephemeral value, and was reissued as a reference work, with a new, undated title-page in red and black (verso blank), on which all mention of the sale was omitted, an added preface (‘Typographus Lectori Salutem’), and a frontispiece portrait of the late owner. There is a further issue [our example], without date of sale, portrait, or preface, and with title in black, dated 1682. It became one of the most frequently consulted catalogues of its kind.”–Grolier Club, Bibliography, 80.
A very good and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of L.A. Burd.
❧ Pollard & Ehrman no. 231. Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 18, 41, 58, 99, 121, 131, 171, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 227, & 245.
Item ID: 2933