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CHAULNES, Michel-Ferdinand d'Albert d'Ailly, Duc de (1714-1769) -- Catalogue des livres manuscrits et imprimés, et des estampes, de la bibliothèque de M. le Duc de Chaulnes. Paris: Le Clerc, 19 March 1770.
8o (192 x 120 mm). Contemporary French marbled calf, gilt. Provenance: Paul Lacroix, "le Bibliophile Jacob" (bookplate, his sale, 1839/40, lot 1,921); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Chaulnes a friend of Mme de Pompadour who "loved literature and the arts, maintained an orchestra and collected curiosities and books" (DBF), was elected honorary member of the Académie des Sciences in 1743. His 3,951 lot catalogue includes "significant holdings in science" (North). Lugt 1810; North 195.
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