Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu Messire Louis du Four de Longueruë, Abbé de Sept-Fontaines & de S. Jean du Jard. AUCTION CATALOGUE: LONGUERUË.

Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu Messire Louis du Four de Longueruë, Abbé de Sept-Fontaines & de S. Jean du Jard.

Dont la vente se fera en détail, le Lundi 23. May 1735. & jours suivans... 1 p.l., xxi, 184, [32] pp. 12mo, cont. speckled calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine, arms in gilt on each cover of Guillaume-Gabriel Pavée de Vendeuvre (see below). Paris: J. Barois, 1735.

Louis Dufour de Longueruë (1652-1733), was one of the leading French scholars of his time and he wrote many monographs on various topics concerning French and ancient history. The library is predictably rich in historical works; 2420 lots including some MSS. and priced throughout in a contemporary hand.

The bio-bibliography at the front of the catalogue is one of the main sources we have concerning Longueruë. With an excellent author index at end.

Fine and handsome copy. Priced throughout with many notes in a contemporary hand. Bound-in at the end are 69 pages of further notes, on bibliographical subjects, also written in (the same?) contemporary hand. Guillaume-Gabriel Pavée de Vendeuvre (1779-1870), a native of Troyes, served as deputy in the French National Assembly for many years.

❧ Bléchet, pp. 90-91. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 38. Guigard, I, p. 316–“Ce catalogue est du nombre de ceux qui méritent d’être recherchés pour les choses curieuses qu’il renferme concernant l’histoire.” Peignot, p. 110.

Price: $4,750.00

Item ID: 1094