Sotheby & Co. (London)

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.
Subjects
Alba amicorum
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1936
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1936-1937
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1937
Bookbinding - Collections, The Netherlands & Belgium - Mensing (Anton W.M.), 1866-1936
Authors/Creators
Sotheby & Co. (London)
Owners
Mensing, Anton W.M., 1866-1936
Auction date
19361215
19370422
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  • Sotheby & Co. (London)

    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. (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby & Co., London, 15-17 December 1936)

    London, Sotheby & Co., 1936
    (25 cm), (6) 181 (1) pp., 56 leaves of plates (some in colour, some folding), text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-615. List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Highlights of the first sale include the Amersfoort Missal (lot 395), the Epistle and Gospel book of Marie d’Orgemont (lot 175), the 1462 Fust and Schoeffer Bible (lot 60), and two Grolier bindings (lots 176, 340). ¶ Fine, unmarked copy.
  • Sotheby & Co. (London)

    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) : 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. (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby & Co., London, 22 April 1937)

    London, Sotheby & Co., 1937
    (26 cm), (2) 127 (1) pp., 8 leaves of plates (some in colour, some folding), text illustrations. Lots numbered 616-1357. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Lot 659 is a Sammelband containing the 1543 Copernicus, once in the École Saint Geneviève; bought for £155 by E.P. Goldschmidt, it was quickly sold (via Goldschmidt Catalogue 45, 1937, item 35) to David Wheatland, and is now Harvard University, Houghton Library, GC5 Z6294 532qa. ¶ Annotated in pencil with prices realised and buyers’ names. Spine very abraded, small losses.
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