Item #11566 Catalogue Des Livres. Charles de La Grange Trianon, abbé Henri de.
Catalogue Des Livres.
TWO SALES — THREE LIBRARIES

Catalogue Des Livres.

Paris, M.-J. Barrois 1737.

12mo (163 x 93 mm.). [ii], iv, 146, 193-272p. (see below).

Contemporary speckled sheep (worn), gilt spine and morocco title label, red edges, green silk marker.

With: Longueruë, Louis du Four de.
            Catalogue Des Livres.  Paris, M.-J. Barrois 1735. 12mo. [ii], xxi, 184, [32]p.


            Ad I: The auction of the libraries of two brothers — Henri (d. 1731) and Charles (d. 1733) — both nobleman clerics: less than 10% of their nearly 3,400 titles were theological. History was their focus, with literature, science and art making up the rest of the library. Around 3,000 prints and maps close the sale. Lots withdrawn prior to the auction occupied pages 147-92, which are missing in every copy. On the title, Barrois puffs his catalog of the library of Jean Le Normand, bp. of Évreux (also d. 1733); though, no copy seems to survive. Of that offered here, I have found two copies in U.S. In good condition, 19th-century note on the flyleaf: de la coll. Brincourt.
¶Bléchet, Les Ventes publiques de livres en France 1630-1750 93; Conlon, Le Siècle des Lumières 37: 37; not in North.


            Ad II: In 1714 he sold his library en bloc to his collaborator abbé Béraud for 1500 fr. on the condition that Longueruë retain the books during his life. He then outlived the buyer. Few collectors are so fortunate. This large scholarly library, formed by the author, historian and linguist, was primarily devoted to history. Analyzed in detail in the preface, Longueruë’s own manuscripts make up two lots.
¶Marion, Collections et collectionneurs de livres au XVIIIe siècle 346; North, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions 38; Peignot, Répertoire bibliographique universel 110.

Item #11566

Price: $3,400.00