BARROIS, Jean-Baptiste Joseph (1784-1855) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. J. Barrois. Paris: Victor Tilliard, 31 March 1856.
8o (219 x 137 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, marbled sides, t.e.g.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Barrois was a French politician who achieved fame as a book and manuscript collector. In 1849 he sold his collection of 702, mainly French, manuscripts to the fourth Earl of Ashburnham for £6,000, of which thirty-three turned out to have been stolen from what was then the Bibliothèque Royale in Paris. His library, discussed by G. Brunet, contained some highly important xylographica, incunables and French sixteenth century books. He was also the author of a work on the origin of languages. Blogie II, col. 82.
[Bound with:] RÉBILLOT, Général -- Catalogue des livres et estampes, en partie relatifs à l'histoire de France et ... de Paris. Paris: L. Potier, 26 May 1856. 8o. PRICED.
[Bound with:] CARBONEL, Joseph-François-Narcisse (1773-1855) -- Catalogue de livres rares et curieux, partitions d'opéra, recueils de chants, etc. Paris: L. Potier, 30 May, 1856. 8o. PRICED. Carbonel, the son of Joseph-Noël, virtuoso on the galoubet (a small flute) and member of the Paris orchestra, was a singer, private singing teacher and composer for voice, piano and violin.
[Bound with:] GAVARD -- Catalogue de livres à figures richement reliés, et d'un choix d'estampes... de la Collection de M. G***. Paris: J. Techener, 23 June, 1856. 8o. PRICED. A small but fine collection of illustrated books, an early specialization on this subject. The anonymous owner, Gavard, has been identified on the title by a contemporary hand; Blogie lists the catalogue as anonymous (II, col. 83).
[Bound with:] MALDEN, Comte Paul de la Basille -- Catalogue d'un choix de livres rares et curieux. Paris: J. Techner, 8 December 1856. 8o. PRICED. Guigard II, p. 338 ("bibliophile de notre époque").
[Bound with:] D***, Pierre-Joseph -- Catalogue des livres, la pluspart rares, curieux et en belle condition... La bibliothèque de feu M. Pierre-Joseph D***, ancien notaire à Cambrai. Paris: L. Potier, 8 December 1856. 8o. Contained some important bindings, such as a Grolier (Austin No. 74), bindings executed for Cardinal de Bourbon, Henri II & III, Bossuet, Colbert, Fouquet, Hoym, Thou, &c. Blogie II, col. 84.