Catalogue of the very valuable and important library formed by the late Mr. Ant. W.M. Mensing of Amsterdam (sold by order of his executors) … including fine illuminated manuscripts, important incunabula, valuable early printed books, rare German woodcuts, fine bindings, voyages and travels, etc. § The second and final portion comprising early science, literature, music, fine bindings, illustrated books, voyages and travels, books on the Spanish-Dutch wars, the album amicorum collection, etc. (catalogues for auctions conducted by Sotheby & Co., London, 15 December 1936-22 April 1937)
London, Sotheby & Co., 1936-1937
Two volumes (25 cm), I (15-17 December 1936): (6) 181 (1) pp., 56 leaves of plates (some in colour, some folding). Lots numbered 1-615. II (20-22 April 1937): (2) 127 (1) pp., 8 leaves of plates (some in colour, some folding). Lots numbered 616-1357. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The collector, proprietor of Frederik Muller & Co., of Amsterdam, was attracted particularly to illuminated manuscripts, early printing, and bindings. ¶ Part I unmarked and a fine copy; Part II annotated in pencil with prices realised and buyers’ names. Spine of Part II abraded, small losses.