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CANNGIESSER, Joachim Ernst -- Bibliotheca Canngiesseriana sev catalogus exquisitissimorum Berlin: Christian Ludwig Kunst, for auctioneer Tempelhof, 1 April 1748.
4 parts in one volume, 8o (174 x 103 mm). Early 19th-century boards (light wear to joints and edges).
Canngiesser was privy counselor to the King of Prussia, i.e. Frederick the Great; his library was unique on account of its second part: it contained c. 2,500 books and pamphlets on the history of Brandenburg and of Prussia and other regions under the Prussian crown; these are combined in 527 lots, but each title within each lot is numbered and given in full; some lots containing as many as thirty titles. Concerning the printer, Kunst, see Potthast, Buchdruckerkunst zu Berlin, p. 41 ff.
TEMPELHOF, auctioneer. Am 18. Martii 1748. soll eine starcke Sammlung von Miscellan- Büchern, worunter viele Medicinische, Philosophische, alt und neu Theologische, Politische und andere gute Sachen befindlich, in des Commissarii Hrn. Tempelhoffs logis... gegen baare Bezahlung Auctions-mässig lossgeschlagen werden. Berlin: Johann Friedrich Lorentz, for Tempelhof, 18 March 1748. 2 parts. A miscellaneous Berlin sale.
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