Printed books, natural history and science … including an important collection of herbals (catalogue for an auction conducted by Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., New York, 29 October 1992)
New York, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc., 1992
(27 cm), 151 (9) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 127 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Contains a collection of Herbals, 1478-1602, early science and medicine, from the library of Juan Carlos Ahumada (lots 21-63). Top price was $143,000 paid for the 1485 Schönsperger Gart der Gesundheit in an early Augsburg binding (ex-Monastery of St. Peter’s, Salzburg). Also offered was property consigned by Racquet & Tennis Club, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Stanford University Libraries. ¶ Occasional annotation.