22 - 23 March 2005
CHAROST, Armand-Joseph de Béthune, Duc de (1738-1800) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. de Béthune-Charost. Paris: Mequignon, 9 June 1802.
8o. 19th-century blue wrappers. Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The fifth Duc de Charost (the third to bear the name Armand) was equally famous as an economist and as a bibliophile. Born immensely rich, he adopted the ideas of the Revolution and did not emigrate, but in the end narrowly escaped the Terror; in 1799 Bonaparte made him mayor of the tenth Arrondissement of Paris, where he died in 1800. Blogie II, col. 23; Graesse II, p.69; North 413; Olivier V, p.446.
[Bound with:] TRUDAINE, Charles-Louis, l'aîné -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque. Paris: Bleuet fils aîné & Demauroy, 1801, sale 14 Nivôse, i.e. 4 January, 1802.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. During the eighteenth century Trudaine de Montigny, father and son, both Intendants des Finances, had excellent libraries; the latter's two sons perished during the Terror, together with André Chénier. Blogie II, col. 23; Graesse II, p.73; North 411.
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