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CROZAT, Louis Antoine, Baron de Thiers (1699-1770) -- Catalogue des Livres de Feu M. Crosat, Baron de Thiers. Paris: Saillant & Nyon, Moutard, 1771.
8o (191 x 125 mm). Contemporary calf-backed boards (covers detached). Provenance: E.P. Goldschmidt (label on inside back-cover); Lucius Wilmerding (bookplate, indicating gift to Grolier Club, later exchanged as a duplicate with A.N.L. Munby); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED throughout in a contemporary hand. The very considerable library, consisting of more than 4,500 lots, included rare items, such as a second edition of Vesalius' seminal work on anatomy, Descartes' Discours de la méthode, and other important books by Newton, Böckler or Zonca. It was particulary rich in literature and arts. The sale was announced by posters and was held from January 7 to February 23, 1772. North 213.
SANDRAS. Catalogue des Livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. Sandras, Avocat en Parlement, au nombre de dix mille volumes, la plupart rares et singuliers. Paris: Didot for Gogué, November 1771. PRICED throughout in a contemporary hand. Grouped into 2,682 lots, this catalogue is distinguished by a twenty-eight page author's index. The title-page with a mounted label on the verso indicating withdrawn lots. North 211.
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