21 March 2005
LABBÉ, Philippe (1607-67). Bibliotheca bibliothecarum. Accedit Bibliotheca nummaria. Paris: Louis Billaine, 1664.
8o (163 x 110 mm). Publisher's woodcut cypher on title. Contemporary vellum binding, padded with two quires of early blank paper at the end for notes. Provenance: M.H. 1669 (inscription with his reminder Aeternitatem cogita) -- Contemporary manuscript record of the second edition (1672) -- Helmuth Domizlaff (1902-83, German bookseller and collector).
FIRST EDITION OF THE EARLIEST PUBLISHED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BIBLIOGRAPHIES, including catalogues, to which is appended a numismatic bibliography by the same compiler, which long held the field. Besterman, Beginnings p. 54; Breslauer and Folter 62.
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