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MALESHERBES, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de (1721-1794) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu Chrétien-Guillaume Lamoignon-Malesherbes, disposé par Jean Luc Nyon. Paris:  J.L. Nyon, 1 May 1797.
MALESHERBES, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de (1721-1794) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu Chrétien-Guillaume Lamoignon-Malesherbes, disposé par Jean Luc Nyon. Paris: J.L. Nyon, 1 May 1797.

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MALESHERBES, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de (1721-1794) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu Chrétien-Guillaume Lamoignon-Malesherbes, disposé par Jean Luc Nyon. Paris: J.L. Nyon, 1 May 1797.

3 parts in one, 8o (197 x 126 mm). Engraved medallion portrait on title. Modern quarter vellum.

PRICED in a contemporary hand. The sale catalogue comprising 7,413 lots of the vast library, especially rich in natural history, formed by one of the outstanding figures of eighteenth-century France: Lamoignon-Malesherbes, born into one of the great legal families, was the son of Guillaume de Lamoignon, Chancellor of France, who entrusted him with the control of the press which he exercised in the most liberal manner: In 1794 Malesherbes was guillotined, after being forced to witness the execution of his entire family. The author's index, promised on the title-page, was never published. Blogie II, col. 20; Brunet I:1645; North 369; Taylor p. 249.
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