Paris, [G.-A. Crapelet for] J.-J. and M.-J. Debure 1818.
8vo. xiv, 368, p.
Original drab blue wrappers, letterpress spine label (spine mostly gone, sewing loosening), uncut.
A fine library of 4500 titles devoted primarily to Greek and Latin classics and the ancient world collected by the magistrate, Hellenist and censor, who bought hundreds of Estiennes and other 16th-century editions with an eye to both content and bibliophily — de Thou’s large paper copy of Passerat on Catullus in red morocco, books annotated by Italian philologist Jacopo Corbinelli (1535-90), fine paper copies, etc. Indices of authors and of anonymous works conclude the catalog. Internally fresh, stamp and duplicate stamp of the Royal Library in The Hague.
¶Blogie, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes de livres II: 34; North, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 570 (as Pierre Clavier, 1748-1812).