TEISSIER, Antoine (1632-1715). Catalogus auctorum qui librorum catalogos, indices, bibliothecas, virorum litteratorum elogia, vitas, aut orationes funebras, scriptis consignârunt. - Philippe LABBÉ (1607-1667). Bibliotheca nummaria. - Appendix ad catalogum auctorum. Geneva: Samuel de Tournes, 1686. -- TEISSIER, Antoine. Catalogi auctorum qui librorum catalogos, indices, bibliothecas, virorum litteratorum elogia, vitas, aut orationes funebres, scriptis consignârunt. Geneva: Chouet, G. de Tournes, Cramer, Perachon, Ritter and S. de Tournes, 1705.
Together 3 parts in two, 4o (230 x 160 mm; 250 x 175 mm). First title printed in red and black with publisher's woodcut device. First volume bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt-tooled in compartments (small defects at head and foot of spine, joints rubbed); second volume disbound.
FIRST EDITION. "This, the best and most voluminous bibliography of bibliographies for close to two centuries, expands Labbé and offers a useful summary of seventeenth-century scholarship. About 6,000 titles are arranged alphabetically by first names of authors, followed by eleven detailed subject indices. The work is also interesting for the added brief biographies of bibliographers. A lawyer at Nîmes, Teissier left his native France in 1685 to become a court official and historian in Berlin" (Breslauer & Folter 82). (2)