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Catalogue of van Hulthem’s enormous library

HULTHEM, Charles van (A. VOISIN, cataloguer).
Bibliotheca Hulthemiana ou Catalogue méthodique de la riche et précieuse collection de livres et des manuscrits.
Ghent, J. Poelman, 1836-1837. 6 volumes. 8vo. With lithographed portrait of Charles van Hulthem as frontispiece. Contemporary half goatskin.
€ 2,500
First edition of the auction catalogue of the enormous library of the Belgian collector Charles Joseph Emmanuel van Hulthem (1764-1832), containing 31,686 books and 1016 manuscripts.
"it contained choice editions of the classics ..., the most complete collection of books from the Plantin press that had been assembled up to that time, a very large number of early books printed in the Low Countries ..., many books on art and numismatics ..., and a superb collection of materials for the study of the political and literary history of the Low Countries ... Voisin prints many bibliographical and critical notes made by Van Hulthem. These notes are not, as is usually the case, lifted from obvious and readily available sources ..." (Taylor).
With library stamp ("Libro di F. Lecaldano") on title-pages. Foxed and the binding with the sides rubbed. Otherwise a good set. Taylor, Book catalogues, pp. 246-247.
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