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[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Bibliotheca Meermanniana, sive catalogus librorum impressorum et codicum manuscriptorum. [Sale Catalogue; date of sale: 8 June 1824 and following]. Bound with: Prix des livres by  & Vuren  Vrijheere Van Dalem - First Edition - 1824 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 1203)

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Bibliotheca Meermanniana, sive catalogus librorum impressorum et codicum manuscriptorum. [Sale Catalogue; date of sale: 8 June 1824 and following]. Bound with: Prix des livres

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[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Bibliotheca Meermanniana, sive catalogus librorum impressorum et codicum manuscriptorum. [Sale Catalogue; date of sale: 8 June 1824 and following]. Bound with: Prix des livres

by Meerman, Gerard & Johan, Vrijheere Van Dalem, & Vuren

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The Hague: S. & J. Luchtmans, Van Cleef Bros., and B. Scheurleer, 1824. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 5 vols. in 2, complete: 6 ff., 378 pp.; half-title, 210 pp.; 4 ff., 217, 221 pp. (without blank leaf), 2 ff., 182 pp. (MSS), 1 f. - PRIX DES LIVRES. 8, 186 pp. Recent half calf antique over marbled boards, red morocco spine labels, sprinkled edges. Original unobtrusive tax stamps "Zuid Holland 8 Pn" on lower blank margins on about a dozen leaves in each volume. A very nice copy, the text clean and without blemish.

Complete set, with the 186-page list of Prices Realized, of the sale catalogue of the astounding Meerman collection, 'one of the most famous private libraries in Europe' (Munby), listing ca. 10,000 titles and 1,100 Manuscripts. Gerard Meerman (b. Aachen, 1715, d. Leyden, 1771) was the author of 'Origines Typographicae' (1765), one of the first detailed studies on the history of printing. Here Meerman claimed as the inventor of movable type not Johannes Gutenberg but Laurens Jansz. Koster, of Haarlem. On this matter Meerman was incorrect, although his efforts did much to spread bibliographical scholarship throughout Europe. His 'De Chartae Vulgaris seu lineae origine' (1767) was an extremely early essay on the history of watermarks. Meerman had acquired all the MSS belonging to the College de Clermont, in Paris: a major triumph. The Bibliotheca Meermanniana was inherited -- and greatly augmented -- by his son Johan (1753-1815), an attorney and one of the principal exponents of the foundation of the Royal Library, The Hague. The younger Meerman attempted to donate the entire collection it to that city. After that bequest was refused (sic!) it was sold by auction, for which the present catalogue was the vehicle of sale, realizing a total of 131,000 Guilders; Sir Thomas Phillipps attended the sale of the MSS in person (though the London bookseller Thomas Rodd bid for him) acquiring more than 650 of them (see Munby, Phillipps Studies, III). - To a few copies a portrait of J. Meerman was added, not present here as usual. References: De Ricci, p. 120; G. Brunet; Blogie, IV, col. 57-58 (likewise without the portrait); LGB2. Literature: Jos van Heel, "The Odyssey of the manuscript collection of Gerard and Johan Meerman" in: Books on the Move: Tracking copies through collections and the book trade / edited by Robin Myers, Michael Harris, and Giles Mandelbrote (2007).

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Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1203
Title
[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Bibliotheca Meermanniana, sive catalogus librorum impressorum et codicum manuscriptorum. [Sale Catalogue; date of sale: 8 June 1824 and following]. Bound with: Prix des livres
Author
Meerman, Gerard & Johan, Vrijheere Van Dalem, & Vuren
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
S. & J. Luchtmans, Van Cleef Bros., and B. Scheurleer
Place of Publication
The Hague
Date published
1824

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Welcome to Michael Laird Rare Books, LLC. We specialize in fine and rare books, manuscripts, documents, ephemera, fine and historic bookbindings, and illustrated books of every description. Michael Laird is a member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers), and the Appraisers Association of America (USPAP compliant, and AAA certified in the appraisal of Rare and Antiquarian Printed Books). Michael Laird earned his masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin (1989) and has more twenty years experience in the antiquarian booktrade. He is the principal Rare Book and Document appraiser at Winston Art Group (New York) and Gurr Johns (New York). Since 2002 he has taught advanced graduate level courses in Rare Books and Special Collections, most recently at the University of Texas at Austin (School of Information).We invite you to browse through a selection of our inventory: we strive to present the greatest historic detail and bibliographic accuracy, even for lesser priced - but no less interesting - items.We are happy to provide further images of any item: please inquire.Order with confidence: we select every item with great care and discernment; moreover, we examine every page of every book. We are always interested in purchasing fine and rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera; please inquire. We very much appreciate your interest in our work, and your patronage. Thank you!

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