22 - 23 March 2005
LIGNEROLLES, Raoul Léonor L'Homme Dieu du Tranchant, Comte de (1817-1893) -- Catalogue des livres rares et précieux manuscrits et imprimés. Paris: Charles Porquet, 29 January 1894 - 4 March 1895.
6 volumes, including alphabetical table, large 8o (280 x 185 mm) and atlas 2o (358 x 263 mm). Atlas containing reproductions of bindings, title-pages, etc. 20th-century brown half morocco, t.e.g., others uncut, original printed wrappers bound in.
Large-paper copy, including the Album of plates. The Comte de Lignerolles' passion for books bordered on bibliomania, collecting in the classic French tradition of the 19th century as proposed by Brunet. The 5296 lots realized a total of 1,136,407 francs, well below the en bloc offer of 2 million francs the collector had refused. Blogie II, cols. 209-215. (6)
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