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CANGÉ DE BILLY, Jean-Pierre-Imbert Châtre de (d. 1746) -- Catalogue des livres du cabinet de M.*** Paris: Jacques Guérin, July 1733.
8o (165 x 94 mm). Contemporary French calf, spine gilt (light wear to joints and edges). Provenance: Comte de Grandaffe, 42 Boulevard Eugène, Neuilly (near contemporary ownership inscription); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
First issue of this catalogue, with no mention of the owner's name on the title. According to Graesse only 300 copies of the catalogue were printed. After the collection was sold en bloc to the Royal Library, they reissued this catalogue with a cancel title. Brunet I:1643; Blogie II, col.3; Graesse II, p. 69; North 36; Pollard & Ehrman 273.
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