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CHARDIN, Charles (d. ca. 1844) -- Catalogue des livres rares et singuliers du cabinet de M. Filheul, précédé de quelques eclaircissemens sur les articles importans ou peu connus, & suivi d'une table alphabétique des auteurs. Paris: Dessain, de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, i.e. Pierre-François Didot, 3 May 1779.
8o (191 x 127 mm). Contemporary French red quarter morocco, flat spine gilt, with the tool of a harp in the center of the compartments, green morocco lettering piece. Provenance: F. Lachèvre (bookplate); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The first of a number of sales of Chardin, one of the most important Parisian booksellers of his time, here held under the maiden name of his wife. The catalogue of 2,359 lots includes numerous early French books. The printed catalogue lacks descriptions for more then 100 lots which were according to Graesse pulled by the censor. Frédéric Lachèvre, the well-known bibliographer, supplied in the above copy the authors and titles for lots that were sold without description. Barbier 2080; Blogie II, col. 14; Graesse II, p. 70; North 277.
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