22 - 23 March 2005
BY, Guillaume-Charles -- Catalogue de la bibliothèque de feu M. By. Paris: Merlin, December 1809, sale January 15 1810.
8o (213 x 133 mm). Interleaved throughout. Contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt, uncut. Provenance: M. Bodin (ownership inscription on preliminary blank, Bodin was a colleague of By, and author of the "Notice sur M. By," printed in the catalogue); Dept. de la Seine (ink stamp on last leaf).
PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand. By was a member of "the former College and Academy of Surgeons." The catalogue of his important collection includes 720 lots of medical books and surgical instruments. This is an interesting association copy, owned by By's colleague Bodin who published a bibliography on medical books in 1799 and other works on medicine. His name appears also as a buyer of medical literture in this sale. Blogie II, col. 28; North 492.
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