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BROCHARD, Michel (d. ca. 1729) -- Musaeum selectum, sive catalogus librorum viri clariss. Michaelis Brochard, cum indice alphabetico. Paris: Jacob Guérin, printer, for Gabriel Martin, 1729.
8o (195 x 122 mm). 18th-century calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine (light rubbing to joints and corners, small chip to head of spine). Provenance: Passeron (early ownership inscription on title).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Michel Brochard, professor of the humanities at the Collège Mazarin, formed an important collection with "significant holdings in French poetry" (North). He was a friend and adviser of the collector Du Fay. In the preface to the catalogue Martin notes, that the printed catalogue is a copy of Brochard's manuscript catalogue. Martin added the lot numbers and the index. Pollard & Ehrman, p. 337; Taylor, p.14; North 31.
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