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.