22 - 23 March 2005
WINDHAG, Johann Joachim Entzmüller -- Bibliotheca Windhagiana ab illustrissimo quondam S.R.I. Comite Joanne Joachimo ab, et in Windhag. Vienna: Johann Baptist Schilgen, 1733.
4o (206 x 154 mm). Engraved portrait of Windhag. Title printed in red and black. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, decorated paper boards (some minor wear). Provenance: E.D.F. Friedlander (bookplate); Arpard Plesch (bookplate, stamp on title verso, showing through on recto).
The "Gräflich Windhag'sche Stiftung," founded by Johann Joachim Entzmüller Windhag in 1670, became by bequest in 1678 the property of the Dominican convent in Vienna on condition that the library should be kept open to the public. Here it remained until 1784, when the convent was closed. In 1787, by imperial decree, the collection was made part of the library of the University of Vienna. Nearly 30,000 titles are included.
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