22 - 23 March 2005
CHÂTEAUGIRON, René-Charles-Hippolyte Le Prestre De Lézonnet, Marquis de (1774-1848) -- Catalogue des livres la plupart rares et précieux, et tous de la plus belle condition, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. le Marquis de Ch***. Paris: J.-S. Merlin, 2 April 1827.
8o (210 x 125 mm). Old wrappers, uncut. Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED and with some buyers' names and bibliographical notes in a slightly later hand. Châteaugiron was a founder-member of the Société des Bibliophiles François. His library was considered to be one of the most beautiful in Paris on account of the choice of copies and the elegance of the bindings. "Une des belles bibliothèques vendues avant 1830" (G. Brunet). The sale realized the then considerable sum of 62,596 frs. Blogie II, col. 39; North 593.
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