22 - 23 March 2005
DRESDEN, Royal Library -- Johann Christian GOETZE (1692-1749). Die Merckwürdigkeiten der Königlichen Bibliothek zu Dresden ausführlich beschrieben, und mit Anmerckungen erläutert. Dresden: G.C. Walther, 1743-1746.
3 volumes, 4o (212 x 170 mm). Woodcut coat-of-arms on titles. Contemporary German half calf and sprinkled boards, panelled spines gilt (minor rubbing to spines and edges).
"Descriptions of rare editions carefully compiled and with professional knowledge. The work has served many who have engaged in similar subjects as a very welcome source." (Petzholdt). Goetze, a convert to Catholicism and at one time chaplain to the Saxon Elector, became chief librarian of the Dresden Library in 1734. (3)
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