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RIVE, Joseph-Jean, Abbé (1730-1791) -- Claude-François ACHARD (1751-1809). Catalogue de la bibliothèque des livres de feu l'Abbé Rive, acquise par les citoyens Chauffard et Colomby... Marseilles: de Rochebrun and Mezet, 1793.
3 parts in one volume, 8o (194 x 127 mm). Early 19th-century French tree calf, spine gilt (some rubbing to spine, corners bumped). Provenance: Baron du Charmel (bookplate).
Catalogued by Achard, this inventory describes the library of Abbé Rive, librarian to the Duc de La Vallière and later librarian of the Méjan library in Aix-en-Provence. The Abbé's library was bought by Chauffard and the bookseller Colomby in Marseilles, from whom the books could then be purchased. The owner of the catalogue has noted in the margins the price of several of the books. North 359.
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