Verzeichniss der Bibliothek des Hrn. Dr. Christian Rau…welche nebst einem Anhange von Büchern aus allen Wissenschaften, Prachtwerken, Kupferstichen u.s.w. den 1. Sept. 1818 und folgende Tage…versteigert werden soll. Christian AUCTION CATALOGUE: RAU.

Verzeichniss der Bibliothek des Hrn. Dr. Christian Rau…welche nebst einem Anhange von Büchern aus allen Wissenschaften, Prachtwerken, Kupferstichen u.s.w. den 1. Sept. 1818 und folgende Tage…versteigert werden soll.

1 p.l., 78, 196 pp. Small 8vo, self-bound. Leipzig: 1818.

Scarce. Rau (1744-1818), studied law and philosophy at the University of Leipzig and, after earning his doctorate, became professor of law at his alma mater and a judge. He wrote a number of notable legal works. His library occupies the first part of this catalogue and number 1521 volumes. Rau was particularly interested in book auction catalogues: lots 1391-1455 describe a number of rarities. The second part of the catalogue describes 5078 volumes of miscellaneous items, including a number of early printed books.

Very nice copy. WorldCat lists no copy outside of Germany.

❧ Loh, VI, p. 175.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 6879