Martini Hankii De Romanarum Rerum Scriptoribus, Liber. Librarians, Martin Hanke.
Martini Hankii De Romanarum Rerum Scriptoribus, Liber.
Martini Hankii De Romanarum Rerum Scriptoribus, Liber.

Martini Hankii De Romanarum Rerum Scriptoribus, Liber.

Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Laurentii Sigismundi Cörneri, Bibliopolae Impendiis, Literis Christiani Michaelis, 1669. First edition. 4to, somewhat later (perhaps later 18th century) vellum spine lettered in autograph ink, sprinkled drab boards, [12], 306, [82] pages. Engraved title page, including a view of a scholar working at a table amid a library of clasped bindings with their fore-edges shelved facing outward. Poor paper stock somewhat browned throughout; boards somewhat rubbed, spine a bit darkened; a very good copy. Item #17876

A relatively early work from the German librarian, historian and educator Hanke (1633-1709), published shortly before he took over the running of the Rehdiger Library at Breslau. (See the biographical sketch of Hanke in John Flood, Poets Laureate in the Holy Roman Empire: A Bio-bibliographical Handbook. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006.) Neat ink ownership inscription dated 1800 to the front free endpaper.

Price: $250.00

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