Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

DICTIONARIES - REFERENCE WORKS -- PLACCIUS, V. Theatrum anonymorum et pseudonymorum. Hamburg, Widow G. Liebernickel, 1708. (34), 722, (4) pp., blank, 623, 195 pp. W. a fine engr. front. showing a library in which masks are visible and where one man pulls off the masks of two authors. Fol. Cont. vellum w. title gilt on spine. (Some wormholes in first free endp.).

The 'Theatrum Anonymorum' is a bibliographical reference work such as had not existed previously in this field. It contains 1) anonyma arranged according to various subject classifications and according to language, 2) Hebrew anonyma and pseudonyma, 3) pseudonyms in one alphabet. Contains also essays by Bayle, Deckherr, Vinding, Geisler and Mayer. In very good condition. - Graesse V, 308; Petzholdt, pp. 102-3; Besterman I, 397.

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