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STOLLE, Gottleib (1673-1744) -- Kurtze Nachricht van den Büchern und deren Urhebern in der Stollischen Bibliothec. Jena: Late Widow (from 1734 onwards: Late Heirs) of Johann Meyer, 1733-1741.
16 parts in 2 volumes, 4o (199 x 170 mm). Consecutively paginated II-XVI with separate unpaged title and preface (some spotting). Contemporary half vellum, marbled boards, edges stained red (worn). Provenance: H.P. Kraus (bookplates in vols. I and II).
STOLLE -- Fortsetzung der Nachrichten von den Büchern der Stollischen Bibliothec. Der Siebenzehnde (Achtzehnde) Theil. Jena: Joh. Meyer's Late Heirs, 1743. 2 parts in one volume, 4o (203 x 170 mm). (Some spotting.) Contemporary limp vellum (some light wear).
Stolle, professor of political science and librarian of the University of Jena, published, in 18 installments over a period of 10 years, the descriptions of 722 books in his library or once in it, not only for their scholarly value, but also for their lack of it. The subjects of these books include history of literature, philosophy, philology, political science, physics and mathematics. (3)
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