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BOURRET, (Pierre-Abel ?) -- Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu Monsieur Bourret dont la vente se fera... le Lundy 18. Juillet et jours suivants. [Paris: Jean Boudot & Jacques Guérin, 1735].
8o (182 x 115 mm). Interleaved copy. (Lacking the half-title.) Contemporary Swiss (?) binding in mottled calf, flat spine, gilt (hinges split). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate, sale, Monaco October 1980, lot 1328).
Interleaved copy with numerous bibliographical notes on the interleaved sheets in larger size than the catalogue, and with manuscript adddition of 27 lots of "Livres omis", the title-page with cancel slip with sale details. Bourret's extensive library -- the catalogue contains 6496 entries -- contained many rarities from the 16th- and 17th-centuries, as well as excellent collections of historical and theological writings.
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