22 - 23 March 2005
ROLOFF, Friedrich Jakob (1721-1788) -- F.S. AUGUSTIN. Bibliotheca Roloffiana. Berlin: J.F. Unger, 1789.
Two parts in one volume, 8o (202 x 105 mm). Engraved silhouette portrait of Roloff on title. Contemporary calf-backed boards (lacking spine labels, joints mended).
Catalogue of the private library of Roloff, a learned and well-known preacher in the Prussian capital, which was purchased en bloc by Frederick William II for the Berlin Royal Library. The extensively annotated catalogue was compiled by F.S. Augustin, the Royal Librarian, who signed the preface. The volume was printed by J.F. Unger, one of the outstanding German printers and typefounders of the period. Bogeng, III, 129; Taylor, pp.258-9.
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