22 - 23 March 2005
LOMÉNIE DE BRIENNE, Étienne Charles de, Cardinal (1727-1794) -- François-Xavier LAIRE (1739-1800). Index librorum ab inventa typographia ad annum 1500... prima pars [-secunda pars]. Sens: the widow and son of P. Hardouin Tarbé, 1791, sale March 1792. -- [bound with:] Guillaume DEBURE. Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de M.***, faisant suite à l'index librorum ab inventa typographia...par Guillaume de Bure l'ainé, dont la vente se fera le lundi 12 Mars 1792...par M. Le Jeune...Commissaire-Priseur. Paris: de Testu for G. Debure l'aîné, 1792.
3 parts in two volumes, 8o (203 x 129 mm). Contemporary half russia (some splitting to joints).
Complete set of Laire's 1791 catalogue, which Debure used for the 1792 sale, plus his own part III which is EXTREMELY RARE. The collection was to be sold en bloc by the means of this handsomely printed catalogue. Following a six-month period, when no single buyer was found it was offered at auction by Guillaume Debure, together with later books from the library (part III). PRICED in a contemporary hand, with many buyers' names, ruled in red. Bigmore & Wyman I, p.415; Blogie II, col. 18; North 354; Pollard & Ehrman 212.
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