The Library of the Charterhouse Buxheim

Originally a collegiate monastery, Buxheim became a Charterhouse of the Carthusian order in 1402 and was raised to the status of an imperial monastery during the Reformation. In 1803, Buxheim was secularised and given to the Counts of Ostein, together with the ownership of seven villages and the valuable library, as compensation for the loss of their ancestral territory and castle Ostein west of the Rhine. In 1810, the entire Buxheim complex with the library and chattel then passed into the hands of the the noble house of Waldbott zu Bassenheim (near Coblenz), who were related to the Osteins by marriage. Finally in 1883, the monastery and its library were auctioned off. The largest part of the library was purchased by the Munich antique dealer Ludwig Rosenthal.

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Buxheim books in the MGH library

Venerabilis Bedae presbyteri Anglo-Saxonis viris sua aetate doctissimi, opera quotquot reperiri potuerunt omnia. Coloniae Agrippinae 1612 (MGH library 2° Md 24200 Rara)

Divi Ambrosii Mediolanensis episcopi, opera / Sacrae scripturae contextum, ad faciliorem lectorum intelligentiam, ex ipsa sancti doctoris lectione, et ex 70. interpretum, quos potissimum sequitur, translatione erutum, complectentia. Quae vitio vel incuria erant adiecta, sunt reiecta: quae sublata, restituta: quae transposita, reposita: quae depravata, emendata: omnia ad veterum manuscriptorum et emendatorum codicum excursorum fidem summa cura examinata, et aliorum patrum lectione, pristinae integritati ac puritati reddita. Librorum, et enarrationum catalogum, indicabit pagina quinta. Parisiis 1576 (MGH library 2° Ma 59140 Rara)

See also catalogue nr 43 and 158 in:

Catalog der Bibliothek des ehem. Carthäuserklosters Buxheim aus dem Besitze seiner Erlaucht des Herrn Hugo Grafen von Waldbott-Bassenheim : enthaltend: Eine überaus reiche Sammlung von Incunabeln, Büchern mit Holzschnitten und Kupferstichen, Pergamentmanuscripten mit Miniaturen, einen Teigdruck, eine Serie der ältesten Kupferstiche und Holzschnitte, Wappenbücher, Stammbücher [...], welche unter [...] Carl Förster [...] am 20. September 1883 und den folgenden Tagen [...] durch den Antiquar Carl Fr. Mayer [...] versteigert werden wird. München: Behrens 1883 (Carl Förster'sche Kunstauction ; 30: Abtheilung II, Bibliotheca Buxiana Kunstauction) (MGH library Ag 2749)