22 - 23 March 2005
LIBRI, Guglielmo (1803-1869) -- A collection of catalogues of his sales in Paris:
Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. L****. Paris: L.C. Silvestre and P. Jannet, 28 June 1847. 8o. Contemporary half calf. Blogie II, col. 63. ONE OF THE FEW COPIES ON HOLLAND.
Catalogue de livres la plupart rares et curieux la plupart rares et curieux... de M. Libri Carucci. Paris: Victor Tilliard, 1855. 8o. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Blogie II, col. 80.
Catalogue d'une collection extraordinaire de livres. Paris: Victor Tilliard, 2 July 1857. 8o. Contemporary half calf, cipher of the Taunton school on upper cover. Provenance: Taunton College School Library (bookplate); J.R. Abbey (bookplate). Blogie II, col. 85.
Catalogue d'une collection extraordinaire de livres... Deuxième Partie. Paris: Victor Tilliard, 1858. 8o. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards. Blogie II, col. 88.
"The Libri catalogues are very difficult to come by and do not have sufficient coherence to give a picure of a library. Guglielmo Libri-Carucci, a noted book thief, did not have in his possession at any one time all the books that are listed in the sale catalogues" (Taylor, p.224). See lot 307 for his English sale catalogue. (4)
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