22 - 23 March 2005
BAUDELOCQUE, E. -- L. POTIER. Catalogue des Livres Rares et Précieux de la Bibliothèque de M.E.B***. Paris: Crapelet for L. Potier, 10 April 1850.
8o (220 x 138 mm). With the price list bound in at end. (Slightly foxed.) Contemporary brown buckram (light wear).
An important sale featuring 1972 lots with particular interest in literature and poetry. Baudelocque's interest in provenances is documented in the price list including provenances where frequent names include those of Pixerécourt, la Bédoyère, Crozet, Duplessis, MacCarthy and Soleinne. The large part of about 220 incunables or, as he calls it, "gothiques," comes mainly from the exquisit collection of Charles Nodier. This sale marks a new phase in the development of French book collecting: the importance attached to provenance.
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