22 - 23 March 2005
MEL DE SAINT-CERAN -- Guillaume DEBURE. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de M... disposé et mis en ordre par Guillaume De Bure, fils aîné. Paris: Guillaume Debure fils aîné, 1780.
8o (189 x 124 mm ). (Some minor dampstaining to lower margins of the index.) Contemporary marbled calf, spine gilt (worn)
PRICED in a contemporary hand. The sale of the first library formed by Mel, about whom little is known. A contemporary note on the title-page indentifies the consignor as Mel de Saint-Ceran, Receuveur général des finances. Mel's library was particularly strong in fine bindings, maps, prints and manuscripts. Blogie II, col. 14; North 290.
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