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PSEUDONYMS AND ANONYMS -- Joseph-Marie QUÉRARD (1797-1857). Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées. Paris: 1869-1870. 3 volumes, second edition, by Gustave Brunet & Pierre Jannet. [bound with] J.-M. QUÉRARD. De la bibliographie générale au XIXe siècle et plus particulièrement du manuel du libraire et de l'amateur des livres. Lettre M. Jacques-Charles Brunet. Paris: 1863. 1 volume (bound at the end of Vol. I of the first work). [together with:] Antoine-Alexandre BARBIER (1765-1825). Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonyms. Paris: 1872-1879. 4 volumes, third edition, by Olivier Barbier & Reni and Paul Billard. [with:] Gustave BRUNET (1807-1896). Dictionnaire ... Supercheries... Supplément la dernière édition de ces deux ouvrages. Paris: 1889. 1 volume.

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PSEUDONYMS AND ANONYMS -- Joseph-Marie QUÉRARD (1797-1857). Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées. Paris: 1869-1870. 3 volumes, second edition, by Gustave Brunet & Pierre Jannet. [bound with] J.-M. QUÉRARD. De la bibliographie générale au XIXe siècle et plus particulièrement du manuel du libraire et de l'amateur des livres. Lettre M. Jacques-Charles Brunet. Paris: 1863. 1 volume (bound at the end of Vol. I of the first work). [together with:] Antoine-Alexandre BARBIER (1765-1825). Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonyms. Paris: 1872-1879. 4 volumes, third edition, by Olivier Barbier & Reni and Paul Billard. [with:] Gustave BRUNET (1807-1896). Dictionnaire ... Supercheries... Supplément la dernière édition de ces deux ouvrages. Paris: 1889. 1 volume.

4 works in 8 volumes, large 8o (248 x 160mm). Uniform brown half morocco by Stroobant, lettered in gilt on spine, original wrappers to second work bound in, top edge gilt.

A very fine complete set of the celebrated 'Édition Daffis', combining the second edition of Quérard's Supercheries with the third edition of Barbier's Dictionnaire, with G. Brunet's Supplément, published ten years later, which has remained one of the standard works of French bibliography. The first and second editions of Barbier, published 1806-1809, and 1822-1827 respectively, covered both anonyma and pseudonyma; the third edition was edited by Barbier's younger son Olivier-Alexandre (1806-1882), aided by his elder brother Louis-Nicholas (1799-1888), librarian of the Louvre library who had already edited part of their father's second edition, in collaboration with Reni-Marie Billard (1829-1877), and Billard's brother Paul, all three librarians at the Bibliothèque Nationale. Quérard first published Les Auteurs déguisés as a supplement to the second edition of Barbier, but in the same year (officially in 1847) began publishing his Supercheries, in partial collaboration with, and the generous financial support of, the Russian bibliophile Serge Poltoratzky (b. 1803), completed in five volumes in 1860. The second (Daffis) edition was edited by Pierre-Gustave Brunet, not a member of the bookselling family, who had acquired the archives of Barbier and Quérard, and Pierre Jannet (1820-1870), 'libraire ... bibliophile et ... littérateur' (DBF). Quérard, 'martyr to bibliography' (O. Hamst, i.e. Ralph Thomas, 1867), had a difficult life and a difficult character, as exemplified by his very rare open letter to J.-C. Brunet who had lavished praise on his La France littéraire, but criticized Les Supercheries in vol. IV (1863) of his Manuel. G. Brunet's Supplément also comprises his 'Essai sur les bibliothèques imaginaires', 'Supercheries typographique' and 'Appel aux bibliophiles' (unattributed anonyma), as well as Georges Mouravit's 'Les Devises des vieux poètes'.

[with:]
Gustave BRUNET. Imprimeurs imaginaries et libraries supposeés. Paris: 1866.8o (218 x 138mm). Half-title. (Lower outer corner of half title torn away, some spotting to first and last few leaves.) Later boards. (9)
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