22 - 23 March 2005
DELISLE DE SALES, Jean Baptiste-Claude Isoard, called (1739-1816) -- Analyse du catalogue de la bibliothèque de M. de Sales. Paris: (Printed for the author), [ca 1810].
8o (212 x 140 mm). (Some occasional light browning.) Contemporary pink marbled wrappers, uncut (front cover detached, chipping to spine); maroon cloth box. Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
One of 100 copies printed for Delisle, who, when faced with financial difficulties in 1810, sought to sell his library through this inventory catalogue. The fate of his collection, which according to Delisle, contained 630 manuscripts, 32,000 printed books, and several French Revolution pamphlets, is not known.
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