Catalogue Des Livres Manuscrits Et Imprimés Des Peintures, Dessins Et Estampes. Pierre-Michel fl LAMY.
Catalogue Des Livres Manuscrits Et Imprimés Des Peintures, Dessins Et Estampes.
Catalogue Des Livres Manuscrits Et Imprimés Des Peintures, Dessins Et Estampes.
Catalogue Des Livres Manuscrits Et Imprimés Des Peintures, Dessins Et Estampes.
“UNE BRILLIANTE RÉUNION” — RENOUARD

Catalogue Des Livres Manuscrits Et Imprimés Des Peintures, Dessins Et Estampes.

Paris, A.-A. Renouard 1807.

8vo. vii, [i blank], [xiii], [i blank], 424, [7], [1 blank], 72p.

Late 19th-century polished calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered flat spine with the title and date, edges spinkled red and brown, green silk marker.

PRICED IN CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT. Early books on vellum, fine and armorial bindings, Aldines, large paper copies, illuminated manuscripts, prints, drawings, Redouté, vernacular incunables, modern fine printing…. Amassed during his five decades of bookselling, Lamy’s collection was dispersed in seventy-four sessions January through April 1808. History, literature, the sciences and the arts dominated, though law and theology did not suffer for want of choice copies of liturgical works, coutumes, picture Bibles, French Revolution decrees (14 vols. on vellum), Dürer’s Large Passion, etc. Lamy fell on hard times and probably sold his library to capitalize his business or meet his creditors’ demands: he declared bankruptcy in 1808.
     In addition to prices, the annotator noted combined lots, omitted books, defective copies and even states of prints. This copy lacks the coupon leaf which the owner redeemed to claim the extensive index, here bound after the sale. In nice condition.
¶Brunet I: xliv; Peignot, Répertoire bibliographique universel 107 “Très beau”; Blogie, Répertoire des catalogues de ventes de livres II: 26; North, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 468.

Item #11084

Price: $1,750.00