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Bauer, J.J. ; [Hummel, B.F.] ; [Will, G.A,] ; Westphal, A.
Bibliotheca librorum rariorum universalis, oder Vollständiges Verzeichniss rarer Bücher, aus den besten Schriftstellern mit Fleiss zusammen getragen und aus eigener vieljährigen Erfahrung vermehret. [ 4 vols in 2, complete set ]
bey Jacob Bauer, Nürnberg, first edition, 1770-1772. 4 vols in 2, original boards, 40, 328, [30], 334 + [6], 351, [6], 328, [4] pp. Bauer's 1770-72 catalogue of rare books, the four parts as first issued in 2 volumes, with volume 2 including Westphal, Andreas, Epistola I-[II] ad fratrem Christianum Westphalium, qua libri publica auctoritate combusti recensentur atque exhibentur, with a separate title page. 1. Theil. Von A-F. 1770 2. Theil. Von G-L. -1771.3. Theil. Von M-R. - 1771.; 4. Theil. Von S-Z. -1772. (Three supplements - not present here - followed between 1774 and 1791). First edition of this bibliographical catalogue of "rare books" (although Petzholdt commented, reasonably enough, that given the many thousands of entries they were not all as rare as Bauer (a bookseller), might indicate with his copious use of 'rarus, rarissimus' etc. Dibdin was more enthusiastic, writing in Bibliomania: "I will close., by exhorting the reader to seize hold of a work (whenever it comes across him, which will be rarely) entitled Bibliotheca Librorum Rariorum Universalis by John Jacob Bauer, a bookseller at Nuremberg, and printed there in 1770, 8vo., two vols.; with three additional volumes by way of Supplement. It is an alphabetical Dictionary, like Vogt’s and Fournier’s, of what are called rare books. The descriptions are compendious, and the references respectable, and sometimes numerous. My copy of this scarce, dear, and wretchedly-printed, work.cost me 5 [guineas]'. Small fragment of paper label on one spine, old number on one front free endpaper, initials "A.K. 1805" on title-p … [Click Below for Full Description]
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