Bibliotheca Dalmanniana, distrahenda per Abr. de Hondt, Die 22. Novb. & seqq. 1723…. — AUCTION CATALOGUE: DALMANN.

“Meritorious”

Bibliotheca Dalmanniana, distrahenda per Abr. de Hondt, Die 22. Novb. & seqq. 1723…

2 p.l., 385, [1] pp. Small 8vo, disbound (some pale dampstaining & browning), uncut. The Hague: A. de Hondt, 1723.

The uncommon sale catalogue of the library of Dalmann; this is one of the “meritorious catalogues recommended by J.G. Schelhorn.”–Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 225. Taylor states that he was tempted to include all the catalogues from Schelhorn’s list found in his Anleitung, including the Dalmann, to his own list of catalogues of private libraries recommended for reference use (pp. 223-66 in Book Catalogues).

This was a large library of 3634 lots (1426 lots of folios, 1305 lots of quartos, and 903 lots of octavos and smaller format books). There are an unusual number of 16th-century Spanish books, what appears to be a wonderful set of De Bry, early books in Greek, fine architectural books of the 16th and 17th century, and some rather good incunabula. Manuscripts are included.

Very good copy.

❧ Loh, VI, p. 129.

Price: $3,750.00

Item ID: 6633