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GIRAUD DE MOUCY, Jean -- Catalogue des livres de feu M. Giraud de Moucy, Commandant des Gardes de feu S.A.R. Madame La Duchesse d'Orleans, & Chevalier de S. Lazare. Paris: Barrois, 12 March 1753.
8o (195 x 123 mm). Contemporary French marbled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece (joints worn, a bit rubbed).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. A substantial French 18th-century library of 9,925 lots with a useful authors' index at end. Little is known of the collector, apart from what the title and the beginning of the catalogue indicates. It is evident that he was a member of the small group of French military men of the time who were also ardent book collectors. It is not mentioned by Brunet and G. Brunet, and there were no copies in Peignot's, Debure's, Renouard's, or Brunet's libraries, though Peignot mentions it, and, Escoffier owned a copy. Blogie II, col. 6; North 103.
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