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LAMBERT DE THORIGNY, Nicholas (1657-1729) -- Bibliotheca Lambertina: seu Catalogus librorum bibliothecae... Nicolai Lambert... cum Indice auctorum alphabetico. Paris: Gabriel Martin, [soon after Easter] 1730.
8o (193 x 111 mm). Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece (some wear to joints and extremities). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate; his sale, Sotheby's Monaco, 7 October 1980, lot 1,419).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Sale catalogue of the library of Lambert de Thorigny, "Président de la 2ème chambre des requêtes du Parlement de Paris" and "Prévôt des marchands de Paris." The collection was strong in 17th- and 18th-century editions of history, law and belles-lettres. This is one of the twenty-two catalogues by Martin to contain an index. North 33 ("according to Balayé, the Bibliothèque du roi made significant purchases from this sale").
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