Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Ant. Bern. Caillard. A. B. AUCTION CATALOGUE: CAILLARD.

Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Ant. Bern. Caillard...

2 p.l., 4, [v]-xxxiii, 423 pp. 8vo, cont. polished calf (upper joint and head & foot caps very carefully repaired), sides decorated in gilt, flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: De Bure père et fils, 1810.

A reprint, with additions, of the privately printed catalogue (issued in 1805 and limited to 25 copies only) of the library of Antoine Bernard Caillard (1737-1807), French diplomat and man of letters. The present catalogue (2650 lots and limited to 1200 copies) was published for the auction which was held in 1810. This was an important library containing notable incunabula, classical texts, scientific and natural history works, and voyages in the finest possible condition and often printed on large paper. Also included are fine bindings and MSS. There are significant holdings of bibliography.

A very fine and pretty copy; it has the four-page schedule of the sale, which is very rare. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: “Donné à Monsieur Boucher de la Marinière, par son ami S.C. Caillard.”

❧ Brunet, I, 1643. N.B.G., VIII, pp. 108-09–“Il avait formé à grands frais une bibliothèque magnifique.” Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 498. Peignot, p. 87–“On y trouve quelques notes bibliographiques plus ou moins exactes. Destiné pour une vente, c’est un fort bon catalogue.”.

Price: $1,850.00

Item ID: 1578