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(CAMBIS, Joseph Louis Dominique de, Marquis de Velleron)
Catalogue raisonné des Principaux Manuscrits du Cabinet de M. Joseph-Louis-Dominique de Cambis, Marquis de Velleron, Seigneur de Cayrane & de Fargues
3 p.l., vi, [2], [3]-766 pp., 2 leaves of errata. Two parts in one vol. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf (two corners a bit worn, outer margin of title a little stained, some spots of dampness & dormant mold towards end), arms in gilt of the Marquis de Tulle de Villefranche (the arms of this important family of the Comtat Venaissin were added in the 19th century) on both covers, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Avignon: L. Chambeau, 1770-71. The very rare privately printed catalogue -- issued in a few copies only -- of one of the most important collections of manuscripts formed in 18th-century provincial France. Joseph Louis Dominique Cambis-Velleron (1706-72), was one of the great provincial collectors of the period. A member of a very old and distinguished family from Avignon, Cambis-Velleron served in the army for some years. "Ami des lettres, de Cambis n'avait jamais cessé, dans ses loisirs, de rassembler tous les manuscrits intéressants et les livres rare qu'il avait pu rencontrer; aussi en composa-t-il une bibliothèque fort curieuse."-N.B.G., Vol. 7, col. 302. This is the best -- and only -- record of his magnificent collection of 195 early illuminated and text manuscripts which also included some 17th-century manuscripts regarding Avignon history. Several of the manuscripts are now in Madrid at the Biblioteca National, some entered the Musée Calvet in the 19th century, and others have appeared from time to time in the market. This catalogue was issued in two parts. The first part (through page 519) was issued in 1770. A second part -- with conti … [Click Below for Full Description]
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