The Helmut N. Friedlaender Library Parts I & II (Two-Volume Set) Christie's, New York, April 23rd 2001. Gray cloth hard covers with gilt lettering and decoration, quartos, dust jackets, glossy paper, profusely illustrated with high-quality color and b&w reproductions. Detailed description of each item.
Part 1, Monday 23 April 2001. 449 pages 185 lots
Part 2, Tuesday 24 April 2001. 230 pages 373 lots.
Auction catalogue for the sale of financier and collector Helmut Friendlaender's incunabula, manuscripts, documents, maps, fine old and modern printed books.The important Friedlaender collection was particulary strong in its incunabula and in illuminated medieval manuscripts. Other strong areas include medieval science, Judaica ( Passover haggadot, earliest example of Hebrew music printing, etc) and Franz Kafka. Beautiful produced volumes.