Catalogue Des Livres. Jean Baptiste Gaspard d’Ansse de VILLOISON.
BIDDER AT WORK

Catalogue Des Livres.

Paris, L.-É. Testu 1806.

8vo. xii, 266 and 4p. (= Order of Sale).

19th-century calf-backed marbled boards, spine and title gilt.

Classical text editor, philologist, manuscript hunter and collector, Villoison (1750-1805) focused on fine and large paper copies of scholarly and antiquarian Greek literature. At the time of the sale, this copy’s owner marked in manuscript fifty-nine lots with an M, AM or LM and a three to nine digit number. He also recorded the prices realized in pencil for a third of the lots, including the coded ones. In good condition, lower and outer margins uncut (occasional light spotting, narrow worm trail in some blank upper margins), bookplate of lawyer Frédéric Chéron (d. 1922). ¶Peignot, Répertoire bibliographique universel 131; Blogie, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes II: 25.

Item #09036

Price: $850.00