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Bookseller's Catalog, 1592.

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
241
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$6,000$5,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

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Bookseller's Catalog, 1592. Nicolaus Basseus (c. 1540-1601) Collectio in Unum Corpus, Omnium Librorum Hebraeorum, Graecorum, Latinorum necnon Germanice, Italice, Gallice, & Hispanice. Frankfurt: Nicolaus Basseus, 1592.
Quarto, three parts in one volume, with the engraved armorial bookplate of Johann Conrad Feuerlein (1725-1788) pasted inside the front board, in contemporary German blind-stamped alum-tawed pigskin over wooden boards, clasps and catches missing, large sections of the covering material missing from the back board; dampstaining with some softening of paper in the last section.
The bookseller George Willer exhibited at the Frankfurt fair every year from 1564 to 1592, and his offerings are compiled and listed here. Organized by language and subject matter, the first part consists of more than 10,000 titles in Latin, including protestant and catholic works, law books, medicine, history, philosophy, poetry, and music. The second part contains German books, the third includes books in Italian, Spanish, and French, and the topics are little broader, including military architecture, cosmography, astronomy, and equestrian.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Collated, textually complete, with two internal blanks; lacking final leaf H4 ?blank.

Keywords

Frankfurt, Unum, George Willer, Johann Conrad Feuerlein, law books

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