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SAXIUS, Christoph Gottlob (1714-1806) -- Bibliotheca Saxiana, h.e. Catalogus librorum...quibus usus est vir celeberrimus Christophorus Saxius... cum Indiculo librorum... Item Catalogus iconum, numorum et gemmarum. Utrecht: B. Wilde & I Altheer, 10 November 1806.
Two parts in one volume, 8o (177 x 107 mm). Contemporary calf-backed drab boards, smooth spine gilt. Provenance: Jacques Vieillard (bookplate); from the library of Michal Krieg.
The vast scholarly library of Saxius (Sachse), born in Saxony, who was from 1752 until his death professor of classical history and antiquities at the University of Utrecht. The volumes in his library far exceeded the number of lots, as many of these contained a number of titles. The sale also contained paintings, gems, coins, and objets d'art. At the end is bound an 8-page catalogue with printed prices of the Utrecht publisher/bookseller, Wild & Altheer. Blogie IV, col. 44.
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