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DESSAINT -- Catalogue d'un cabinet des livres rares et singuliers ... Paris: Mérigot, Fils aîné, 9 March 1769.
8o (188 x 120 mm). Contemporary French sprinkled calf, spine gilt, marbled edges (upper joint cracked, spine chipped with some loss, other wear). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand, with a manuscript note on the title-page attributing this collection to Dessaint, "marchand de Galons, rue Daroule," and with some manuscript notations in red throughout. The sale realized 11,945 livres.
ROUSSEL -- [Catalogue des livres de M.... Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1 March 1769]. 8o. (Lacks title-page.)
PRICED in a contemporary hand, with a manuscript note under the caption title attributing the collection to Roussel. Additional information about the sale is provided on the printed schedule bound at the end. This copy lacks a title-page, although one may have never been issued. See Grolier Club's copy (North 192).
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