DE SCRIPTIS ET BIBLIOTH. ANTEDILUVIANIS.
by Mader, Joachim Johann
Mader (1626-1680) was a noted German philologist who published numerous editions of the Greek and Latin writers and published the first anthology on libraries and library science in 1666. "The work is prefaced by his account of antediluvian libraries--those of Adam, Noah, etc., and then follow several monographs from such authors as Justus Lipsius, Franz Schott, Fulvio Orsino, Michael Neander, and pieces on the Vatican and Escorial libraries" (Catalogus Catalogorum [Predominantly Post-1900]. Part III of the Private Library of Hans P. Kraus. Catalogue 190, no. 538). This is only the first section of this book, complete onto itself. From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company.