[iii]- xvi, 523 pp. 12mo, cont. mottled sheep (well-rebacked with the orig. spine laid-down), on lower cover the gilt coat-of-arms of the Comtesse d’Ons-en-Bray, née Princesse de Gallifat-Martigues, wife of Louis-Léon Pajot, Comte d’Ons-en-Bray (see OHDR 150 & Rietstap), surmounted by a princely coronet, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: J. Boudot & J. Guerin, 1735.
An uncommon auction catalogue, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. The library was a large one (6496 lots) and contained some outstanding 16th- and 17th-century rarities as well as strong collections in history, belles-lettres, numismatics, music, and the sciences (especially mineralogy).
Very good copy. Half-title lacking. The placement of the arms on the lower cover only is most unusual.
❧ Bléchet, p. 91. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions…1643-1830, 39. Peignot, p. 83. Pollard & Ehrman no. 274.
Item ID: 1921