The Helmut N. Friedlander Library, Part II (Ny, April 24, 2001)
NY: Christie's East, 2001. First Printing. Hard Cover. Illustrated by Various. Publisher's full gray linen cloth, gilt lettering on cover and spine. Profusely illustrated entirely in color. This is the catalog for Part II of Christie's Sale No. 9630, held in New York on April 24, 2001. 185 Lots. "Helmut Friedlaender's wonderful incunabula - his library's forte - and to a lesser extent the selective group of medieval manuscripts, the milestones of science and literature of later centuries, demonstrate what could still be done in traditional collecting at a time when it seemed to some cognoscenti that choice might be running out. If desire was strong enough, means and energy sufficiently available - and Mr Friedlaender had all of these - rare books were to be found. In fact, he showed two other qualities essential to any collector: persistence and patience." Lots 186-559 (those comprising this Part II). These include 49 lots which comprise "a highly unusual and carefully formed collection of documents dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries which bear seal impressions in wax. Seals of this type were affixed to a wide range of documents in order to certify the authority and validity of the contents, whether an indenture, appointment, proclamation or legal agreement." - Catalog.. Volume is tight, square and clean, small crease on back edge cover. The unclipped dust jacket is gently worn and has small tear/crease on rear panel, else fine. FINE/VERY GOOD. Christie's Auction Catalogs Series. Vol. 9630. Color Illustrations. 4to (11 x 8.5"). 230 pp. Fine in Very Good dust jacket .
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