London, South Kensington
9 June 2015
GIRAUD DE MOUCY, Jean – Catalogue des livres de feu M. Giraud de Moucy, Commandant des Gardes de feu S.A.R. Madame La Duchesse d'Orleans, & Chevalier de S. Lazare. Paris: Barrois, 12 March 1753. Small 4° (198 x 131mm). (Occasional faint browning.) Contemporary vellum (extremities rubbed). PRICED IN A CONTEMPORARY HAND. A substantial French 18th-century library of 9,935 lots with a useful authors' index at end. Little is known of the collector, apart from what the title and the beginning of the catalogue indicate. It is evident that he was a member of the small group of French military men of the time who were also ardent book collectors. It is not mentioned by Brunet and G. Brunet, and there were no copies in Peignot's, Debure's, Renouard's, or Brunet's libraries, though Peignot mentions it, and Escoffier owned a copy. Blogie II, col. 6; North 103.
Sold together with two other 18th-century library sale catalogues priced in contemporary hands: FAGON, M. Catalogue des livres de feu M. Fagon. Paris: Bauche, 5 August 1744 (complete with gathering *H4), [and:] [DISENGHIEU, Le Maréchal.] – Catalogue des livres. Paris: G. Martin, 15 June 1756 (possibly without final blank).
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