COSTABILI CONTAINI, Marchese Giambattista (1756-1841) -- Giuseppe ANTONELLI. Catalogo della... bibliotheca appartenuta al Sig. March. Costabili di Ferrara. Bologna: Marsigli et al and Paris: Demichelis, 18 February 1858-4 April 1858 [Pts. I and II]. -- Catalogo della libreria appartenuta alla Chiara memoria del Marchese Costabili di Ferrara. Rome: Fratelli Pallotta Tipografi, 15 March 1858.
Three parts in one volume, 8o (224 x 148 mm). Contemporary Italian calf-backed marbled boards, original wrappers bound in (some wear to joints).
Costabili Containi played an important political role in the Cisalpine Republic and then in Napoleon's Italian Kingdom, and was a personal friend of Eugène de Beauharnais. His library was dispersed in four sales, the first two in Paris, in 1858, and the third and fourth (not present here) in Rome, in 1858 and 1859. The most important sale was the first, offering 423 manuscripts, some 400 incunabula, some 800 Aldines, and a few books printed on vellum; the catalogue was compiled by Giuseppe Antonelli. Brunet I:435.
[Bound with:] 3 booksellers' catalogues: K.F. KÖHLER, No. XLI, Leipzig, 1859, 40 pages, 1,400 items. -- F.A. BROCKHAUS, Leipzig, 1857, 72 pages, 2,954 items. -- Ugo GLÜCK, Anno primo, No. 1 (ca 1858), 5 pages.