Valuable printed books comprising natural history, atlases, travel, early printed and Continental books London (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1996)
London, Sotheby's, 1996
(27 cm), 188 (8) pp., illustrations (some in colour). 382 lots. List of prices realised loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Includes a group of rare 17th-century Peking imprints (lots 224-230), harmoniously bound, and apparently from the same consignor; a volume of three separate works by Verbiest (Compendium, Astronomia Europaea, Liber organicus) made the top price (lot 226; £54,300; now Getty Research Library). Saleroom report in The Book Collector, Autumn 1996, pp.370-373. ¶ Annotated copy.