Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

Catalogue of valuable printed books and atlases of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century § Music and Continental printed books, bindings, autograph letters and manuscripts, with sections relating to Russia, Spain and South America and also including four medieval manuscripts (catalogues for auctions conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 14-15 June 1982 and 26-27 May 1983)

London, Sotheby's, 1982-1983
Two volumes (24 cm), I (14-15 June 1982): 104 pp., 29 p. of plates. 440 lots. II (26-27 May 1983): 225 pp. 516 lots. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale catalogues of the family library of the princes of Auersperg, removed in 1951 from Castle Lesensteinleithen in upper Austria to Montevideo, Uruguay, by Prince Karl Adolf Auersperg (1915-2006), and consigned to Sotheby’s by his son-in-law, German Mailhos (1933-2005) and daughter Johanna, Prinzessin von Auersperg (born 1942). On the formation of the library, see Martin Bircher, “The ‘Splendid Library’ of the Counts of Auersperg in Ljubljana” in The German Book, 1450-1750, edited by John Flood and William A. Kelly (London 1995), pp.285-298. ¶ Annotated copies.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1982-1983
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1983
Authors/Creators
Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)
Owners
Auersperg family
Auersperg, Karl Adolf, Prince, 1915-2006
Mailhos, German, 1933-2005
Nordbäck, Gunder
Auction date
19820614
19830526
  • This collection contains

  • Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

    Catalogue of valuable printed books and atlases of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 14-15 June 1982)

    London, Sotheby's, 1982
    (24 cm), 104 pp., 29 p. of plates. 440 lots. Estimates sheet loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale catalogue of the family library of the princes of Auersperg, removed in 1951 from Castle Lesensteinleithen in upper Austria to Montevideo, Uruguay, by Prince Karl Adolf Auersperg (1915-2006), and consigned to Sotheby’s by his son-in-law, German Mailhos (1933-2005) and daughter Johanna, Prinzessin von Auersperg (born 1942). On the formation of the library, see Martin Bircher, “The ‘Splendid Library’ of the Counts of Auersperg in Ljubljana” in The German Book, 1450-1750, edited by John Flood and William A. Kelly (London 1995), pp.285-298. ¶ Annotated copy. List of prices and buyers’ names in photocopy.
  • Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co. (London)

    Music and Continental printed books, bindings, autograph letters and manuscripts, with sections relating to Russia, Spain and South America and also including four medieval manuscripts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 26-27 May 1983)

    London, Sotheby's, 1983
    (24 cm), 225 pp. 516 lots, text illustrations (some in colour). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale includes as lots 270-380 books from the family library of the princes of Auersperg, removed in 1951 from Castle Lesensteinleithen in upper Austria to Montevideo, Uruguay, by Prince Karl Adolf Auersperg (1915-2006), and consigned to Sotheby’s by his son-in-law, German Mailhos (1933-2005) and daughter Johanna, Prinzessin von Auersperg (born 1942). Lots 450-515 are manuscripts, early printed books and bindings, consigned by Gunder Nordbäck (cf. Sten G. Lindberg, Reliures royales et précieuses dans la collection du Dr Gunder Nordbäck, [Zurich] 1975). ¶ Annotated copy, partly priced. No Price list.
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