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COLOMIÈS, Paul. 1638-1692
La Bibliotheque Choisie
Gabriel Martin, Paris, 1731. Protestant bibliographer and librarian to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Colomiès recommends one hundred 16th- and 17th-century books on hunting, history, heresy, bibliography, the Bible, coins, chronology, classics. He gives a synopsis of their contents, contextualizes their arguments, points out errors and lists critiques. This is the first edition with the entries - signed B. or M. - updated by scholar and physician Pierre Bonnet-Bourdelot (1655-1709) and lawyer, wit and bibliophile Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) with additional printings, bibliographic citations and supplemental references to controversial literature. Bookseller Gabriel Martin (?1679-1761) revolutionized the auctioning of rare books in France. He published this revised handbook for collectors. In good condition (a few scattered spots). Cioranescu 20103; Besterman, World Bibliography of Bibliographies 812. Contemporary speckled calf (rubbed), spine and red morocco label gilt, edges sprinkled red and brown [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. [Narberth, PA, U.S.A.]
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