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PÂRIS D'ILLINS (?) -- Bibliotheca elegantissima, Parisina. Catalogue de livres choisis, provenant du cabinet d'un amateur très distingué... La vente se fera à Londres le lundi 28 mars 1791. London: Edwards; Paris: Laurent, 26 March 1790.
8o (223 x 145 mm). Later red half-morocco (worn, rebacked retaining old spine). Provenance: Richard Heber (small purchase note on front fly-leaf); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED THROUGHOUT, INCLUDING NAMES OF BUYERS. The French language edition of this highly important sale of 630 lots including several manuscripts attributed to Jarry as well as the magnificent Rothelin copy of de Bry's voyages (lot 486), bought by Laurent for the extravagant amount of £210 which is now in the New York Public Library. The note for de Bry's travels indicates that the current owner completed this copy which he had received from Pâris de Meyzieu (probably his uncle) who in his turn had bought it directly from the abbé Rothelin. North 276 (note, indicating name of vendor).
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