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CYPRIAN, Ernst Salomon (1673-1745) -- Bibliotheca Cyprianica, sive catalogus librorum historico-theologicorum, quos Ern. Sal. Cyprianus... Gothanus... conquisivit. Editio Auctior... Accedunt Indices 1. Theologicus. II. Historicus. III. Antiquarius & Miscellaneus. IV. Autorum notabiliorum. Leipzig: Printed for Georg Mark Knoch, 1733.
8o (163 x 98 mm). Contemporary German half vellum and marbled boards, spine ink-lettered.
Catalogue of the vast library of Cyprian, "one of the last important and influential representatives of the Lutheran orthodoxy" (NDB) who, as librarian of the Ducal Library at Gotha, did much to improve it, and published a catalogue of its manuscripts. His library was certainly one of the most important "Gelehrtenbibliotheken" of his time; a considerable portion of it was, of course, devoted to theology. This is the second edition of the catalogue, much enlarged with items acquired since the publication of the first edition, Gotha, 1726. At the end, on nine pages, the bibliography of Cyprian's forty-nine publications. See Taylor, p.238.
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