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FERRIOL DE PONT-DE-VESLE, Antoine de (1697-1774) -- Catalogue des livres imprimés et manuscrits...divisé en deux parties... Paris: Le Clerc, 1774.
Two parts in one, 8o (202 x 128 mm). (Occasional minor spotting.) Contemporary French polished calf, spine gilt, gilt edges (wear to joints and corners). Provenance: Jules Coüet, Librarian of the Comédie-Française (bookplate); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PART II PRICED in a contemporary hand. The sale catalogue of the great theatrical library of Ferriol de Pont de Vesle. The first part was sold en-bloc to Louis-Philippe Duc d'Orléans for 25,000 livres, who presented it to his wife, Madame de Montesson, an amateur playwright. Blogie II, col. 12; North 229; Taylor, p. 135.
[Bound with:] VAN SCHOREL -- Catalogue des livres, estampes, &c. de Monsieur V.S. Antwerp: J. Grangé, 18 October 1773.
Sale catalogue of a Belgian art collector, whose name, while not mentioned in this catalogue, is listed in the 1774 catalogue of his art collection.
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