Buenos Aires: Secrit, 1991. 8vo. , 54 pp. , pp. Original blue stiff wrappers. Near Fine. Item #3096
Extremely detailed catalogue of a small selection of important 16th-century Spanish books in the colleciton of Jorge M. Furt (1902-1971), an Argentine humanist and author. The extent of the cataloguing is attested by the 3-page collation of just ONE book, namely the 1533 Venice edition of the "Amadis de Gaula" (acquired from the antiquarian bookseller Rothstein in 1949 (see pp. 27-30; see also David Hook, The Arthur of the Iberians: The Arthurian Legends in the Spanish and Portuguese Worlds, 2015, footnote 1). The “Biblioteca y Archivo Furt” on the “Los Talas” ranch and estate near Luján, Argentina, is one of the most significant private libraries in South America, containing valuable early printed editions and archival material, especially on Juan Bautista Alberdi. Altogether it has been estimated that the library contains some 40,000 books.
¶ See especially: Domingo Buonocore's "Contribucion a la Bio-Bibliografia de Jorge Martin Furt." (online at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Biblioteca Virtual).