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AGUESSEAU, Henri-Francois de (1668-1751) and Jean Baptiste Paulin de (1701-1784) -- Catalogue des livres imprimés et manuscrits, de la bibliothèque. Paris: Gogué and Née de la Rochelle, 14 February 1785.
8o (198 x 124 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in five compartments, red morocco lettering piece.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. According to the preface of the catalogue the library was founded by H.F. d'Aguesseau, Chancellor of France, who had acquired the collection of the poet Florent Chrestien (1541-1596). His library passed to his second son, Jean Baptiste Paulin d'Aguesseau, Marquis de Mannoevre who enlarged it. Father and son employing 15 versions of their coat-of-arms on their bindings. The sale included 5583 lots and the library was sold on 57 days between 14 February and 2 Mai. Guigard II, p. 173; Blogie II, col. 16; North 318.
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