Notice Des Principaux Articles Des Livres De La Bibliotheque. François d. c. 1783 MOUCHARD.
Notice Des Principaux Articles Des Livres De La Bibliotheque.
Notice Des Principaux Articles Des Livres De La Bibliotheque.
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Notice Des Principaux Articles Des Livres De La Bibliotheque.

Paris, G.-F. Debure 1783.

8vo. [iv], 82 [r. 83], [1]p.

Retrospective calf-backed speckled boards, spine and red leather label gilt, edges sprinkled red and brown.

“The little time we had did not allow us to make the catalog of books from this library as we would have liked” (p. [iii], tr.). No kidding….
     Debure divided Mouchard’s 7,500-volume library into sixty-three numbered groups. Each contained from thirty-four to three hundred volumes. Within the groups, titles were offered individually or lotted up with others. There is no discernible organization. However, the binding of each book or set is noted as are copy-specific characteristics like manuscript prices in sale catalogs (a couple dozen), hand-coloring, the state of prints, large paper, royal presentations, inserted illuminations and miniatures, etc. The good books did well — Buffon, Weinmann and Edwards (all in contemporary color) brought considerable sums, as did standard literary and historical sets in red morocco and choice examples of art collection catalogs and architecture. I have located two copies in U.S. libraries. In nice condition (one quire slightly browned), priced in contemporary manuscript.
¶North, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 305; Guigard, Nouvel armorial du bibliophile II: 378.

Item #11116

Price: $2,800.00