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[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Catalogue des livres imprimes et manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monsieur d'Aguesseau [...] Dispose par ordre des Matieres; avec une Table des Auteurs by  Jean-Baptiste-Paulin (1701-1784) Aguesseau - First Edition - 1785 - from Michael Laird Rare Books LLC (SKU: 2402)

[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Catalogue des livres imprimes et manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monsieur d'Aguesseau [...] Dispose par ordre des Matieres; avec une Table des Auteurs

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[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Catalogue des livres imprimes et manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monsieur d'Aguesseau [...] Dispose par ordre des Matieres; avec une Table des Auteurs

by Aguesseau, Jean-Baptiste-Paulin (1701-1784)

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Paris: Chez Gogue & Nee de La Rochelle, 1785. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. (195 x 130 mm). xxxvi, 366, 80 pp. (Index). Contemporary French green glazed boards, smooth spine gilt, brown lettering piece in second compartment, headcap chipped with loss, extremities worn all round, portion of outer blank margin of title-page torn away (with loss of one letter on the verso), probably to remove a former library stamp, and aiii (touching two letters) both leaves repaired, some age toning throughout (not objectionably). A few margins cropped close, affecting some of the MS prices, outer corner of Vv1 with paper flaw around which the MS annotations were written; a good copy, with faults as described, priced accordingly. Our copy is PRICED throughout (the Grolier Club copy is not) and furthermore it CONTAINS the valuable 80-page Index (which the Grolier Club copy does not). Â

Catalogue of the posthumous sale of the very important library, "universal in scope" according to the Preface, belonging to J.-B.-P. d'Aguesseau, who had inherited the vast collection(s) of books and MSS acquired by his father, Henri Francois d'Aguesseau (1668-1751), Chancellor of France, and a man of real connoisseurship and wealth. The sale took place at the Hotel d'Aguesseau; 57 days were required to disperse the 5,583 lots. Many of the 16th-century books and early MSS came from the library of the poet Florent Chrestien (1541-1596), and his son Claude. At the end of the catalogue (p. 366) appears the note that large [undescribed] portions of the library were to be sold en bloc or individually. Â

Noteworthy is the inclusion of incunabula printed on vellum (e.g. lot 2942, the Florentine "Epigrammatum Graecorum" printed by Laurentius Francisci de Alopa, 1494, now in the John Rylands Library), and rare and valuable manuscripts, interspersed throughout every class of books. Although untraced by the editors of the Schoenberg Database, persons interested in provenance are well advised to consult the Aguesseau catalogue with care. See for instance lot 3679, the Orose "Histoire ancienne jusqu'a Cesar," now Morgan Library MS 212-213; lot 3164, an illuminated (and untraced?) "Pelerinage de la vie humaine"; and lot 4126, a superb early fifteenth-century Livy Sammelband in French, adorned with 44 miniatures, now Bibliotheque publique et universitaire de Geneve. Â

The Index, included in the present copy, lists the names of authors, some titles, and even the names of certain printers (e.g. Henri Estienne). Some copies that lack the Index contain an announcement (1 f.) that an Index would be published after the sale. Because our copy contains said Index, the original owner would have had no need of such a leaf, nor of the 12-page Ordre des Vacations (likewise absent from the copies at the Grolier Club, Bibl. Sainte-Geneviève, Institut de France, BYU, etc.). Â

North, Grolier Club, no. 318. Brunet, Bibliologie Catholique, col. 405.

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Bookseller
Michael Laird Rare Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
[ANTIQUARIAN BIBLIOGRAPHY / LIBRARY SALE CATALOGUE]. Catalogue des livres imprimes et manuscrits, de la Bibliotheque de feu Monsieur d'Aguesseau [...] Dispose par ordre des Matieres; avec une Table des Auteurs
Author
Aguesseau, Jean-Baptiste-Paulin (1701-1784)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very good
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chez Gogue & Nee de La Rochelle
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1785

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