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MOERL, Johann Sigismund (1710-1791) -- Bibliotheca a Io. Sigismundo Moerlio... Nuremberg: [J.E. Zeh], 3 October, 1791. -- Pretia librorum... Nuremberg: J.E. Zeh, (1792).
3 parts in one, 8o (158 x 100 mm). Contemporary grey boards.
Moerl was deacon of St. Aegidius and St. Sebald in Nuremberg, and in 1773 became Nuremberg City Librarian; in the latter position he succeeded his father Gustav Philipp (1673-1750). The collection included the Subiaco Lactantius, (262 Gulden), the highest price of the sale, the Fust & Schöffer Cicero on vellum (250 Gulden), 40 early manuscripts and 157 incunabula. This is one of the earliest German auction catalogues to have a printed price list. Bader, Lexikon deutscher Bibliothekar.
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