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AUCTION CATALOGUE: MIRABEAU)
Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Mirabeau l'ainé, Député et ex-Président de l'Assemblée Nationale Constituante, dont la vente se fera.le lundi 9 Janvier 1792 et jours suivans.
2 p.l., xxvi, 440 (i.e. 434) pp., 1 leaf; lxi pp. 8vo, cont. pink paste-paper boards (extremities a bit worn, upper hinge splitting), uncut. Paris: Rozet & Belin, 1791. The scarce sale catalogue of the important library of Honoré Gabriel Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau (1749-91), the great French statesman and intellectual pathfinder of the French Revolution. It was the plan of Mirabeau to build up a gigantic library illustrative of the progress of mankind. The particular interest of this catalogue lies in the fact that it incorporates Buffon's library which Mirabeau acquired after Buffon's death. Buffon's books take up a substantial portion of the natural history section of the catalogue (pp. 160-212), where particular copies having belonged to Buffon are noted, including many books with his manuscript annotations. 2854 lots, including MSS. The separately issued author index is present. Blogie col. 18. Peignot, p. 114"Dans ce catalogue intéressant.il renferme beaucoup de notes bibliographiques." Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 145-46. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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