22 - 23 March 2005
LA LANDE, Joseph-Jerôme Lefrançois (1732-1807) -- Catalogue des livres composant la bibliothèque de feu M. Joseph-Jérome Lefrançois de La Lande. Paris: Leblanc and Mérault, March [i.e. 20 April - 13 May] 1808.
8o (194 x 116 mm). Printed on light-blue paper. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (some wear).
The sale catalogue of the great astronomer La Lande. This copy contains the 31-page "Table." Blogie II, col. 26; North 469.
[Bound chronologically with:] ARTENAS -- Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothèque de feu M. A. Paris: A.-A. Renouard, 1 December 1806. 8o.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Catalogue of one of the earliest sales conducted by Renouard. This sale followed on the Detune sale of 6 April, 1806 which Renouard (1819) described as "la première vente de livres que j'aie faite." The collection, broad in scope, was particularly strong in natural history.
[Bound with:] G., L. -- Catalogue des livres du cabinet de M. L.G. Paris: Tilliard Frères, 16 March 1807. 8o.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The sale contained mainly a selection of works on natural history, administration, history, voyages, and literature. Blogie II, col. 26 (no prices).
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