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BOISSONNADE, Jean-François (1774-1857) -- Benjamin DUPRAT. Catalogue des Livres Composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. J. Fr. Boissonnade. Paris: W. Remquet for Benjamin Duprat, 3 March 1859.
8o (230 x 140 mm). (Some spotting or browing.) Contemporary brown half-buckram (shaken). Provenance: Henri Labitte (his signature on front fly-leaf and extensive notes concerning his purchases).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The vast library of the celebrated Hellenist, editor of Philostratus and numerous other Greek authors, and contributor to Michaud's Biographie Universelle and Brunet's Manuel du Libraire. This copy belonged to the important bookseller and editor Henri Labitte who noted his purchases as well as those made on behalf of his clients. Also included is a heavily annotated proof-copy of Boissonnade's 7-page bibliography of posthumously published articles by Colincamp.
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