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HUZARD, Jean Baptiste (1755-1838) -- P. LEBLANC. Catalogue des Livres, Dessins et Estampes de la Bibliothèque de feu M. J.-B. Huzard. Première [-troisième] partie. Paris: widow Bouchard-Huzard, 1842, sale 6 March 1843.
3 volumes, 8o (220 x 140 mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary green half-shagreen (some wear to corners, top of spine chipped).
PRICED THROUGHOUT, with a manuscript list of the overall result loosely inserted. This copy does also contain two copies with the Notices Biographiques of 1839, and the very rare supplement listing the omitted or incomplete lots, sold on 28 May 1844. Huzard was one of the most celebrated agriculturists of his time and built up, over a period of 60 years, an unrivalled library of 40,000 volumes. (3)
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