22 - 23 March 2005
GENEVA, Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire -- Jean SENEBIER (1742-1809). Catalogue raisonné des manuscrits conservés dans la Bibliothèque de la Ville & Répubiue de Gen©vee Geneva: Barthelemy Charol, 1779.
8o (215 x 142 mm). Original pasteboards, uncut. Provenance: Ulysse Chevalier (bookplate).
The first catalogue of the manuscripts of the city of Geneva, prepared by the city's librarian Senebier, a Swiss naturalist and one of the most learned men of his day. The manuscripts are arranged according to language, including Oriental, Hebrew, Syrian, Arabic, Greek, and Chinese. Includes a complete author index at end. Peignot ("très curieux"); Kristeller, Iter Italicum, V, p. 110.
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