22 - 23 March 2005
TREUTTEL & WÜRTZ, booksellers, Paris -- A Catalogue of the Entire and Extensive Library of an Amateur of Distinction. London: Sotheby's, 12 June 1817.
8o (210 x 138 mm). One plate. Contemporary half calf (rebacked).
The anonymous auction of the stock of the Parisian booksellers Treuttel & Würtz, "mendaciously described as the 'Library of an amateur of distinction'" (De Ricci). The sale included many rare, early printed books from the libraries of the Duc de la Valliere, Gaignat, Brienne, Noailles, Firmin Didot, and others. De Ricci, p. 92; Pollard, p. 142; not in Blogie.
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