22 - 23 March 2005
LA COSTE, Philippe de -- Catalogus librorum bibliothecae viri clarissimi D. Phil. de la Coste... quorum fiet auctio. Paris, Pierre Simon for Charles Osmont & Gabriel Martin, 7 January 1722.
12o (160 x 92 mm). Contemporary sprinkled vellum (some minor wear). Provenance: Walter S. Davis, gift to: Grolier Club; exchanged with: A.N.L. Munby; A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's Monaco, 7 October 1980, lot 1,416).
The twenty-three days of Abbé La Coste's sale generated the enormous sum of 25,105 livres (Blechet); according to La Coste's will the money was to be distributed among the poor. Among the 4,011 lots are significant holdings in theology. North 21.
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