Numo Phylacium Molano-Boehmerianum a S.T. Gerardo Woltero Molano liberi atque imperialis coenobii Luccensis Abbate, nostis reliqua cum cura conquisitum postmodum a S.T. Justo Christophoro Boehmero et ipso Luccensi Abbate. [Compiled by Johan Friedrich Borchmann]. Gerhard Wolter AUCTION CATALOGUE: MOLANUS.

Numo Phylacium Molano-Boehmerianum a S.T. Gerardo Woltero Molano liberi atque imperialis coenobii Luccensis Abbate, nostis reliqua cum cura conquisitum postmodum a S.T. Justo Christophoro Boehmero et ipso Luccensi Abbate. [Compiled by Johan Friedrich Borchmann].

One folding engraved plate. Title printed in red & black. Double-page title, 14, 364, [1], 61, 925, [1], 485, [1] pp. Four parts in one vol. Thick 8vo, cont. calf (one corner worn, some browning due to the quality of the paper), single gilt fillet round sides, spine nicely gilt. Celle: J.G. Passin, 1744.

The very rare auction catalogue of the monumental collection of ancient and modern medals and coins formed by Gerhard Wolter Molanus (1633-1722), the influential Lutheran theologian and abbot of Loccum. After Molanus' death, the collection passed to his disciple and nephew Justus Christoph Boehmer (1671-1732), who succeeded his uncle as abbot of Loccum.

This was an enormously valuable collection; we know that upon Molanus' death his estate has to pay the very large sum of 66,000 thalers in taxes on the collection.

Fine copy with the royal stamp of King Ernest Augustus of Hanover on title. In this copy, a new sale date has been printed on a slip and pasted over the old date on the title.

❧ A.D.B., Vol. 22, pp. 86-90. Lipsius, I, 50. Not in SCIPIO.

Price: $3,500.00

Item ID: 679