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Manuscript on paper entitled "Catalogue de la Bibliothéque de M. Le Comte de Fortis," written throughout in a neat hand. 61 pages with entries and several hundred blank pages. Folio (330 x 200 cm.), cont. green reversed calf-backed marbled boards (a little worn)
N.p.: ca. 1844. A fine library catalogue describing the collection of the Comte de Fortis (1768-1847), French man of letters and lawyer. Born at Chambéry, Fortis served as an avocat général at the court of Lyon and wrote many literary works including accounts of Lyon and Aix-les-Bains as well as a memoir of Jacquard. This is a handsomely-written manuscript library catalogue, listing about 1300 books, mostly belles-lettres, travel, and law from the 18th and early 19th centuries. The latest book entered we have noticed is dated 1844. In fine condition. Larousse, Grand Dictionnaire Universel du XIXe Siècle, Vol. 8, p. 625.
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Last Found On: 2017-06-09           Check availability:      ABAA    


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