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LE BLANC, Claude (1669-1728) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu M. Le Blanc, Secretaire d'Etat... Paris: Gabriel Martin, 1729.
8o (196 x 129 mm). Contemporary green reversed leather, red morocco spine labels, speckled edges (covers scuffed, small tear to suede on spine, spine labels chipped).
PRICED in a contemporary hand with an inserted manuscript leaf, possibly by written by Martin, providing a list of lots sold by private agreement and their prices realized. Le Blanc, who was secretary of state at the War Department and was even thrown into the Bastille at one point, collected mainly books on the history of France and other countries. North 29.
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