Sotheby's (London)

Continental and Russian books and manuscripts, science and medicine : comprising printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts including Lactantius, Opera, 1468; German bible, 1560; Erasmus’s annotated copy of the Adagia (1523); Marat’s annotated set of L’ami du peuple; a book from Montaigne’s library; a sixteenth-century French commonplace book (catalogue of an auction sale conducted by Sotheby's, London, 20 November 1990)

London, Sotheby’s, 1990
(27 cm), 303 (17) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 541 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Lot 397, Erasmus’ heavily annotated copy of his Adagia (Basel: Johann Froben, 1523), consigned anonymously and hitherto unknown, sold for £495,000 to Nico Israel (for a European collector), in fierce competition with representatives of the University of Amsterdam Library and Basel University Library. ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.