Helmut Tenner (Heidelberg)

Sammlung Adam : Teil I. Handschriften, Urkunden, Autographen, Inkunabeln, Holzschnittbücher des 16. Jahrhunderts [Auktion 126] § Sammlung Adam : Teil II. Humanismus, Reformation, Volksbücher [Auktion 129] § Sammlung Adam : Teil III. Bergbau, Technik und Handwerk, Naturwissenschaften, Medizin [Auktion 132] § Sammlung Adam : Teil IV. Barock, Literatur bis ca. 1900, Faust, Einbände [Auktion 135] (catalogues of a collection assembled by the Adam family, sold at auction by the Helmut Tenner, Heidelberg, 6 May 1980-3 November 1981)

Heidelberg, Antiquariat Helmut Tenner KG, 1980-1981
Four volumes (24 cm), I (6 May 1980): (2) 177 pp., colour frontispiece, 60 p. of plates (pls.I-LX, some in colour). 836 lots. II (4 November 1980): (4) 112 pp., frontispiece, 45 p. of plates (pls.I-XLV). 447 lots. III (5 May 1981): (4) 110 pp., colour frontispiece, 31 p. of plates (pls.I-XXXI, some in colour). 528 lots. IV (3 November 1981): (8) 94 pp., frontispiece, 22 p. of plates (pls.I-XXII). 564 lots. Uniform publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - Sale catalogue of the collection established c. 1857 in Staßfurt by the industrialist Carl Wilhelm I Adam (1830-1910), continued by his son, Walther Adam (1881-1964), and in 1939 relocated in Goslar by the latter’s nephew, Carl Wilhelm III Adam (1900-1984). It contained large numbers of medieval, Armenian, and Syriac manuscripts, autographs and charters. A further sale (Auktion 138: Sammlung Adam. Teil V) was conducted by Tenner, on 4 May 1982 (Flugblätter und Flugschriften des 17. Jahrhunderts, der Dreißigjährige Krieg, Magdeburg; 370 lots). ¶ Unmarked copies. No lists of prices realised.
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