Bibliotheca Belgica: De Belgis vita scriptisq. claris. Praemissa topographica Belgii totius sev Germaniae inferioris descriptione.

Bibliotheca Belgica: De Belgis vita scriptisq. claris. Praemissa topographica Belgii totius sev Germaniae inferioris descriptione.
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Lovanii [Louvain]: Zegers, 1643. Thick small 4to, [16], 110, [22], 900 pp. Old mottled calf rebacked, retaining original backstrip. Three old ownership inscriptions, title printed in red and black, some browning and soiling. Revised and enlarged edition of the earliest bio-bibliography of Flemish authors. Sometimes catalogued under 'Foppens', this exhaustive work was revised continually by André - at his death he left 2 folio volumes of additions and corrections (per Brunet). The text includes much on Erasmus. Unusually scarce; copy located in ABPC from 1975 to 2003 and no copy (of any edition) in the Hill, Kraus, or Tumarkin bibliography catalogues. Breslauer and Folter (44, 46, and 52) mention this edition (which was in the exhibition but not included in the catalogue) with the interesting note that page 593 records the first bibliography of bibliographies of which no copy is known to exist - thus perhaps being a ghost? (Item Id: 5128)

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