La Bibliotheque Choisie. Paul COLOMIÈS.

La Bibliotheque Choisie.

Paris, Gabriel Martin 1731.

12mo. [xvi], [iix], [ii blank], 376, xviii, [2]p.

Contemporary speckled calf (rubbed), spine and red morocco label gilt, edges sprinkled red and brown.

Bibliographer and librarian to the Abp. of Canterbury, Colomiès recommends one hundred 16th- and 17th-century books across all fields (hunting, bibliography, coins…). He discusses their contents, arguments and errors. This is the first edition to be updated by Pierre Bonnet-Bourdelot (1655-1709) and Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) with additional printings, citations and references to controversial literature. Martin (?1679-1761) revolutionized the auctioning of rare books in France. In good condition (a few scattered spots).
¶Besterman, World Bibliography of Bibliographies 812; Cioranescu 20103.

Item #10168

Price: $500.00