22 - 23 March 2005
CONRING, Hermann (1606-1681) -- Catalogus Bibliothecae Conringianae Variis in omni genere doctrinae eximiisque libris refertae. Helmstedt: Georg-Wolfgang Hamm, 3 July 1694.
8o (170 x 104 mm). Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen (stamp on title).
The sales catalogue of Conring's remarkable library. Conring, physician to Queen Christina of Sweden in 1622, was later professor of law at Helmstedt and is the founder of German law history and of diplomatics. His sale included many books on science and medicine and may be considered the first important collection of medical books sold at auction.
CARPZOV, Friedrich Benedikt (1649-1699). Bibliotheca Carpzoviana sive Catalogus Librorum. Leipzig: Andreas Zeidler, 18 October 1700. Additional engraved portrait frontispice monogrammed "M.B." (Moritz Bodenehr ?). PRICED THROUGHOUT. Complete with its second part, this sale of nearly 10,000 lots is one of the earliest to be held in Leipzig. Carpzov belonged to a distinguished family of Leipzig scholars and his library contained a large number of 16th-century books including theology, law, medicine and philosophy.
Index Librorum Prohibitorum Innocentii XI. Pontificis Maximi iussu editus. Rome: Vatican, 1686. Together with the appendix containing books up to 1692.
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