Bibliothek, Waffen der Fürsten Starhemberg, Schloss Eferding mit einigen anderen Beiträgen [other title:] Georg-Adam, Ludwig Fürst Starhemberg, Bibliothek, Waffen (catalogue for Auktion 15-16 conducted by Venator KG, Cologne, 15-18 September 1956)
Cologne, Venator KG, 1956
(24 cm), 243 (1) pp., text illustrations. Lots numbered 1-1733 (books), 1-229 (arms and armour). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Introduction by the art historian Maria, Gräfin Lanckoronska (1898-2002); preface “Die Einbände der Bibliothek Starhemberg” by the auctioneer. The sale included (lot 249) the only known manuscript of Thomas Stanley’s published poems (with a few unpublished), dated 1646, the year before the first printed edition; bought by Breslauer, it is now Cambridge University Library, Ms Ad 7514 (Galbraith M. Crump, “Thomas Stanley’s manuscript of his poems and translations” in Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, volume 2, 1958, pp.359-365). Saleroom report in The Book Collector, Winter 1956, p.314. ¶ Two numerals in ink on upper wrapper; occasional annotation.