xvi, 336 pp. 8vo, orig. wrappers, uncut. Paris: Bleuet fils, 1796.
The very rare first issue of the sale catalogue of the library of “Citoyen” Blondel. This was a notable library of 2781 lots (including thirty lots of paintings and prints) and was particularly rich in botany and other areas of natural history and belles-lettres. Most of the books are 18th century.
The sale was postponed for reasons unknown and the catalogue was reissued in the following year with “1797 “ in the imprint.
Very fine copy in original state.
❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 372. Lugt 5497. Peignot, p. 81–(citing the 2nd issue of 1797)–“Bibliothèque riche en livres d’histoire naturelle.”.
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