Bibliotheca Röveriana, sive Catalogus Librorum, qui studiis inservierunt Matthiae Röveri. Insunt Magno Numero Raro obvii, nonnulli Codices in Pergamena aut Charta scripti, et Libri eruditorum Manu Notati. Quorum Auctio fiet Lugduni Batavorum per Haak et Socios, die 2 Junii 1806 et seqq.

xxii, 330 pp.; 1 p.l., 344, [4] pp. Two vols. Large 8vo, cont. marbled boards (a bit worn), uncut. Leyden: Haak & Socios; Amsterdam: P. den Hengst et Son, 1806.

This was a very significant collection; this copy has been priced throughout in a contemporary hand. Röver (1719-1803), bought at the most important sales on the Continent during the 18th century and his library was rich in illuminated and classical MSS. as well as the most important 15th-century editions of classical texts.

"A very excellent is not of very frequent occurrence in this country. The bibliographical notes, which accompany it, though short, are highly satisfactory. A well written Latin preface, by Benj. Peter van Wesele Scholten, gives an interesting account of M. Röver, who was born at Delft Jan. 6, 1719, and, having finished his classical studies with great credit to himself, practised for three years as an advocate at the Hague. Averse, however, from the noisy strife of the bar, he soon relinquished its honours and emoluments, and retired to Delft; where he resided for the remainder of his life."­Horne, pp. 725-26.

Fine large set and rare.

Blogie, IV, col. 43. Peignot, p. 121.

Price: $2,000.00

Item ID: 728