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HERTZ, Michael (1638-1713). Bibliotheca Germanica, sive notitia scriptorum rerum Germanicarum quatuor partibus absoluta... Erfurt: Benjamin Hempells, 1679.
2o (320 x 192 mm). Engraved printer's device on title. (Some pale browning and spotting.) Late eighteenth/early nineteenth century half vellum, marbled boards (some wear to extremities). Provenance: illegible 18th-century German signature on front free endpaper.
FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GERMANY. The work is divided into four sections, arranged by author or region. A subject and author index appears at end. RARE: the RLG Union Catalogue lists only eight copies, and none appear in American Book Prices Current in the last thirty years. Besterman II, 2563.
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