Catalogue of important emblem books from the collection of John Landwehr: sixteenth century, seventeenth century, eighteenth century (catalogue for an auction conducted by Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 15 November 2006)
London, Bloomsbury Auctions, 2006
(30 cm), (6) 66 (4) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 101 lots. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - A portion of the library of Jan Henrik (John) Landwehr (1924-2015), bibliographer and marchand-amateur, with a preface (”Collecting Dutch Emblem Books”) by Landwehr. Of the 101 lots, “only fifty-five of them sold, mostly below estimate” (saleroom report, in The Book Collector, Spring 2007, p.78). Previous sales of Landwehr’s emblem books were conducted in Paris (Claude Boisgirard with the expertise of Pierre Berès, 24 April 1991) and Munich (Zisska & Kistner, 26-29 April 1999, “Sammlung Landwehr”). A group of 200 Dutch emblem books (”Collectie Landwehr”) had been sold in 1962 to Utrecht University Library. ¶ Good, unmarked copy.