Catalogue of valuable printed books and atlases of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, 14-15 June 1982)
London, Sotheby's, 1982
(24 cm), 104 pp., 29 p. of plates. 440 lots. Estimates sheet and List of prices realised and buyers’ names loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - Sale catalogue of the family library of the princes of Auersperg, removed in 1951 from Castle Lesensteinleithen in upper Austria to Montevideo, Uruguay, by Prince Karl Adolf Auersperg (1915-2006), and consigned to Sotheby’s by his son-in-law, German Mailhos (1933-2005) and daughter Johanna, Prinzessin von Auersperg (born 1942). On the formation of the library, see Martin Bircher, “The ‘Splendid Library’ of the Counts of Auersperg in Ljubljana” in The German Book, 1450-1750, edited by John Flood and William A. Kelly (London 1995), pp.285-298. ¶ Unmarked copy.