22 - 23 March 2005
HEISS, Joseph-Louis, Baron d', and Marc-Antoine-René, Marquis De Paulmy d'ARGENSON (1722-1787) -- Guillaume DEBURE (1734-1820). Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de M. le Baron d'H**. Paris: Guillaume Debure, fils aîné, 22 July 1782.
8o (193 x 128 mm). Contemporary mottled sheep, spine gilt (wear to spine and corners). Provenance: James Rimington (bookplate); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
Heiss, ambassador of the Elector Palatine in Paris, ruined himself through extravagant book acquisitions: his library consisted of circa 30,000 volumes. The introduction to the present sale catalogue states that it was purchased en bloc by the Marquis de Paulmy in 1781 who is selling most of it as duplicates. In 1785 de Paulmy sold his own library to the Comte d'Artois (afterwards Charles X), whose library became the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. Graesse II, p. 70; North 301.
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