LOT 677
SOLD €150,00

[With fine provenance] Pauli Montani (...). Tractatus novus, de jure tutelarum,

et curationum, in quo universa tutelaris materia (...) declaratur, & enucleatur. (...) Cum summariis, & indice (...). Studio & operâ Balthasaris Montani (...). The Hague, J. Tongerloo, 1680, (12),585,(1),(79) p., contemp. speckled calf, 4to.

Sl. browned. Binding worn at extremities and along spine; joints splitting but holding well on cords. Very rare The Hague imprint, apparently no copies in PiCarta. Dekkers, p. 13. Interesting provenance: with owner's entry in pen of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655-1716), Scottish bibliophile, globetrotter, author of political works and member of parliament, friend of the philosopher John Locke. The greater part of the huge library (6000 books across a wide range of subjects, often bought during his travels) was sold in the 1960s. His choice of books reflects his wide-spread interest in law and government (both theoretical and in practice), in politics, conspiracy and intrigue, religion, history and literature. See P.J.M. Willems, Bibliotheca Fletcheriana, the extraordinary library of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, Reconstructed and Systematically Arranged (1999); W.C. Mackenzie, Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun, his life and times (1935). In our auction 25 we already sold a number of books from his library. See also other lots in this auction.

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