Catalogue Des Livres. Louis Marie Augustin AUMONT, duc d’.
A TASTEMAKER’S COLLECTION

Catalogue Des Livres.

Paris, G.-F. Debure 1782.

8vo. xii, [iii], [i blank], 415p.

Retrospective mottled calf (nicely done), spine and title gilt, red edges.

“One finds in this catalog the best French vernacular books in all areas…the best editions, printed on large paper” (p. [iii], tr.). The duc d’Aumont oversaw official and theatrical state entertainments for Louis XV and Louis XVI and was an outstanding collector of objets d’art. His library was rich in literature, theater, history, the decorative arts, print suites, festival books, priced copies of art auctions and architecture. In this copy, PRICES ARE SUPPLIED IN CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT AND LOTS PURCHASED BY PARISIAN BOOKSELLER PIERRE-MICHEL LAMY (fl. 1777-1813) HIGHLIGHTED. In good condition (a few upper corners lightly stained, outer margin of the title neatly supplied), some outer and lower edges uncut.
¶North, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 304.

Item #10185

Price: $1,600.00