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CHARDIN, Charles -- The Chardin Library. A Catalogue of the Select and Elegant Classical Library of that celebrated Amateur, Mr. Chardin, consisting of... French, Italian, and Spanish Literature... early Spanish Chronicles... a few manuscripts of the 14th Century, with... miniatures brought from the Library of the Vatican. London: Sotheby's, 24 May 1819.
8o (210 x 132 mm). (Tear through text on G2, some spotting.) Contemporary calf (front joint cracked). Provenance: A.S. Wilton (signature on pastedown).
PARTLY PRICED in a contemporary hand. Chardin sent his books to London for sale when he decided to further disperse of some of his collection. This sale appears to have remained unknown to G. Brunet and De Ricci.
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