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DE SELLE -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. de Selle... Paris: Barrois & Davitz, 1761.
8o (193 x 125 mm). Contemporary French polished calf, spine gilt, edges stained red (joints cracked, some rubbing along edges). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Sale catalogue of the library of de Selle, "Trésorier Général de la Marine," including a 48-page introduction that provides additional information about the more important lots in the sale. De Selle's library was particularly strong in history and belle-letters and contained manuscripts, maps, and fine bindings. North 159.
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