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Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu M. le Duc de la Valliere. Premiere Partie contenant les Manuscrits, les premieres Éditions, les Livres imprimés sur vélin & sur grand papier, les Livres rares, & précieux par leur belle conservation, les Livres d'Estampes, &c. dont la Vente se fera dans les premiers jours du mois de Décembre 1783
Engraved frontis. port., one folding engraved plate, & four engraved facsimiles (three folding). Three vols. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards, spines gilt. Paris: G. De Bure, 1783. An attractive set of the celebrated catalogue of the first part of the most important book and manuscript collection of the 18th century. The catalogue, prepared by De Bure and Van Praet, contains MSS., noteworthy incunabula, and books printed on vellum or large paper. The sale, consisting of 5668 lots, made the enormous sum of 464,677 liv. 8 s. "The manuscripts constitute an amazing collection of early French poetry and romances."­Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 248. This set does not have the Supplément to the first part; it is very rare and is usually found only in large paper sets. Brunet, II, 554. Peignot, pp. 128-29. Pollard & Ehrman no. 297.
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