Item #10667 Advis Povr Dresser Vne Bibliotheqve. Gabriel Naudé.
Advis Povr Dresser Vne Bibliotheqve.

Advis Povr Dresser Vne Bibliotheqve.

Paris, F. Targa 1627.

8vo (161 x 106 mm.). 166, [1]p.

18th-century gilt-ruled glazed tan calf (joints cracked), vertical gilt-lettered spine label, edges marbled blue.

First Edition — a landmark. Naudé frames the universal library in both scope and viewpoints. He addresses acquisitions, the care of books, binding styles, bibliography, the need for author and subject catalogs and the bedrock importance of public access.
            He composed this in his mid-twenties. He served as librarian of, in turn, Cardinals Bagni and Barberini, parliamentary président de Mesmes (the present dedicatee), Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin and, lastly, Queen Christina. Under Naudé’s care, Mazarin’s collection grew to over 40,000 volumes and became the first public library in France. A good copy, bookplates of John Arthur Brooke and Michel Dubos.
De l’argile au nuage: une archéologie des catalogues. Exposition…13.III-13.V.2015 edd. Barbier et al. 27 & passim; Balsamo, La Bibliografia 51-60; Samurin, Geschichte der bibliothekarisch-bibliographischen Klassifikation I: passim; Cioranescu 50840.

Item #10667

Price: $22,000.00