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BUXHEIM, Imperial Charterhouse of -- Carl Fr. MEYER. Catalog der Bibliothek des ehemaligen Carthäuser-Klosters aus dem Besitze seiner Erlaucht des Herrn Hugo Grafen von Waldbott-Bassenheim. Munich: Carl Förster and Carl Fr. Mayer, 20 September 1883.
8o (210 x 143 mm). Late 19th-century boards, original printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: J.B. Holzinger (bookplate); Ernst Schulz (ownership inscription dated 1926).
PRICED in a contemporary hand and the only fully priced copy Dr. Breslauer has ever seen. The auction catalogue of the library (4,507 lots) of the Charterhouse (since 1548 Imperial) at Buxheim, near Memmingen, in the diocese of Augsburg, one of the great Bavarian libraries, was especially strong in incunabula (572 lots), many in contemporary bindings, textual and illuminated manuscripts (540 lots), German sixteenth-century woodcut books, early graphic arts, including the Christopher woodcut of 1423, and many other important works. In the 15th-century the library had several well-known benefactors, including Günther Zainer and Hildebrand Brandenburg. Additionally there are some books from the library of the Waldbott-Bassenheim family, the consignor of the library. The Royal Library in Munich was one of the principal buyers.
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