An Important Scientific Library

Verzeichniss einer beträchtlichen, dem verstorbenen Hofapotheker Herrn Meyer in Stettin ehemals zugehörigen Sammlung von vortrefflich gehaltenen…Büchern, welche den 16ten Januar und folg. Tage 1815…durch den Königl. Auctionscommissarius Bratring…meistbietend versteigert werden sollen.

1 p.l., 109 pp. Small 8vo, attractive modern marbled wrappers. Berlin: 1815.

The very rare sale catalogue — Loh, Vol. 6, p. 102, locates no copy — of the fine scientific library of Meyer (1739-1811), owner of the Hof-Apotheke in Stettin. He studied chemistry in Berlin under J.H. Pott and A.S. Marggraf, and in 1764 he went to Uppsala University, where he studied botany with Linnaeus and possibly chemistry with J.G. Wallerius. In 1780 Meyer founded a distillery in Stettin to produce French-style brandy and liqueurs according to a process that he had developed in his apothecary shop.

This library of 2227 lots was an important collection of botanical, chemical, medical, and pharmaceutical texts, including all the works of “the chemical revolution.”

Fine copy.

❧ Hufbauer, The Formation of the German Chemical Community (1720-1795), p. 195.

Price: $2,250.00

Item ID: 6716