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GOEZE, Johann Melchior (1717-1786) -- Arnold SCHUBACK (1762-1826). Bibliotheca Goeziana, seu catalogus librorum ex omni scientia praestantissimorum rarissimorumque qui post mortem b. possessoris... G.F. Goeze... Hamburgi in aedibus Eimbecianis... publica auctionis lege dividentur. Hamburg: D.A. Harmsen, 29 October 1792.
8o (193 x 117 mm). Original grey wrappers (chips to spine).
J.M. Goeze's sale of 6,394 lots, mainly theological, which he left to his only surviving son, Gottleib Friedrich, pastor in Hamburg (1754-1791). From the preface of the catalogue by Martin Friedrich Pitiscus, chief librarian of the Hamburg City Library, it appears that it was compiled by Arnold Schuback, a Hamburg "Privatgelehrter" who left his valuable library to the City Library (ADB) which inherited Goeze's famous Bible collection from his son.
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