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LUXDORPH, Bolle Wilhelmus (1716-1788) -- Bibliotheca Luxdorphiana. Copenhagen: C.F. Holmius and C.F. Schultz, 14 September, 1789 -- Fortegnelse over endeel Guldog Sxlv-Mynter og Medailler. Copenhagen: N. Moeller and Son, 1789.
3 parts in one volume, 8o (168 x 101 mm). (Part I does not have the frontispiece found in some copies, minor worming to inner margin at end.) Contemporary green boards, spine gilt lettered. Provenance: Henrick Kröger (signature on front free endpaper).
Sale catalogue of perhaps the most important Danish private libraries of the 18th-century, containing more than 15,000 volumes. Luxdorph, a legal scholar and magistrate, was named procurer general of the supreme court of Copenhagen in 1749. Taylor, p. 251.
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