Fine Continental books and manuscripts, science and medicine: comprising printed books, autograph letters and manuscripts: including a fine binding made for Fürst Peter Ernst von Mansfeld, letters from the Mannheim collection, letters and poems by Boris Pasternak, over thirty letters by Caspar David Friedrich (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1991)
London, Sotheby's, 1991
(27 cm), 235 (13) pp., illustrations. 575 lots. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The superbly preserved Parisian polychrome binding for Count Mansfeld (lot 172) was consigned by Prince Antoine de Ligne (1925-2005). It was purchased by Maggs (for Sir Paul Getty) after a long battle with Bernard Breslauer (The Wormsley Library: A Personal Selection by Sir Paul Getty, London & New York 1999, no. 30). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced.