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RIEUX, Comte Gabriel-Bernard de (ca 1685-1745) -- Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de feu Monsieur le President Bernard de Rieux. Paris: Barrois, 1747.
8o (199 x 118 mm). Contemporary French calf gilt (joints cracked, a bit rubbed). Provenance: Richard Heber (note on flyleaf); A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate).
PRICED in a contemporary hand. Rieux was Seigneur de la Livinière-Ferralès and président of the second Chambre des Enquêtes. His collection consisted mainly of 17th- and 18th-century history, theology, and jurisprudence; a large number of Elzevirs are included. Barrois provides an index of authors. Bléchet, p.122 (noting that much of the library was acquired at the Hoym sale); North 81; Peignot, p.80.
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