PONTCHARTRAIN, Jérôme Phelypeaux, Comte de (1674-1747) -- Catalogue des livres et estampes, de M. le Comte de Pontchartrain... disposé par J. Boudot... Paris: P. Prault, 1747.
8o (198 x 125 mm). (Half-title becoming loose, stabhole in upper margins of pp. 177-194 affecting a few letters of the heading, some light browning at margins.) Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt (worn, front endpaper detaching). Provenance: A.L. McLaughlin.
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Pontchartrain was once head of the department of the French Navy and his library included manuscripts, maps, fine bindings, prints, and significant holdings in history. North, 83.
GERSAINT, Edme-François (ca. 1696-1750) -- Catalogue des livres, tableaux, estampes et desseins de feu M. Gersaint. Paris: Barrois, 25 May 1750. 8o. (Some staining, small burn hole on title-page not affecting text, inner margin of title-page torn and repaired, p. 65-66 misbound.) -- Tableaux, estampes et desseins qui se trouvent dans le fond de feu Mr. Gersaint. Paris: de Parult, père, 1750. 8o.
BOTH PARTS PRICED in a contemporary hand. Although the paging of the first part lacks pp. 67-80, the numbering of the lots is continuous. It seems likely that the section of paintings, prints, and drawings was originally meant to occupy that gap, but was instead issued separately. Blogie II, col.5; North 90.