Manuel du Bibliophile, ou Traité du Choix des Livres. Gabriel PEIGNOT.

Manuel du Bibliophile, ou Traité du Choix des Livres.

lx, 413 pp.; 2 p.l., 492 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. half red-morocco & marbled boards (minor rubbing, occasional light foxing), flat spines gilt, outer & lower edges uncut. Dijon: V. Lagier, 1823.

Second edition, completely revised and greatly augmented, of Peignot’s Traité du Choix des Livres (1817); this is one of Peignot’s most important works. In this edition, Peignot has divided the text into five sections. The first describes the methods of selecting the best editions. Part Two gives an account of books which were the favorites of famous authors. The third part is a list of the great literary texts of the past. Part Four lists the best and most beautiful editions of these texts. The fifth part offers practical instructions on how to form a library and information on bindings, bibliographies, classification systems, proper conservation, etc.

A fine and tall set. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Tasker, Middleton Hall, Essex.

❧ Brunet, IV, 467.

Price: $1,250.00

Item ID: 2264

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