22 - 23 March 2005
BENTES, Albert -- Bibliotheca Bentesiana. Sive catalogus librorum, quos collegit vir amplissimus Albertus Bentes. Amsterdam 24 April 1702.
2 parts in one volume, small 4o (204 x 148 mm). Copper engraved vignette on title page and 3 text vignettes, all by Jan Goerre. Contemporary mottled calf, double gilt fillet on covers, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, marbled edges (slightly worn).
A fine wide-margined copy of this important collection assembled by the former Amsterdam supreme judge. Highlights include early bibles, sciences (with works by Kepler, Brahe, Finé, Firmicius, Copernicus, Goericke), philosophy, and other subjects. It is interesting to note that the sessions were organized by the size of the books.
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