Engraved arms on title. 5 p.l., xxxvi, 499 pp.; 1 p.l., -1035,  pp. Two parts in two vols. 12mo, later 18th-cent. speckled boards, cont. paper labels on spines, entirely uncut. Paris: P. Geffart & G. Martin, 1711.
Charles Bulteau (ca. 1630-1710), historian and the King’s secretary, took over the library of his brother Louis when Louis entered the Benedictine order. Charles greatly increased the collection and, upon his death, left a library of about 10,000 works. This is one of the most important and extensive catalogues compiled by Gabriel Martin and the first of 22 for which he made an index. Martin refined his system of arrangement, first used in the Bibliotheca Bigotiana (1706), for this catalogue. 8819 lots, including MSS.
A remarkable uncut set from the H.P. Kraus reference library with bookplate.
❧ Blogie col. 2. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 18. Peignot, p. 85. Pollard & Ehrman no. 268 & p. 241–“The Bulteau library catalogue by Gabriel Martin has a note at the end saying that it was printed off before 5 September 1711, and that to conform with the new edict certain books have been taken out of the library and should not form part of the catalogue.” Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 114, 157, & 235.
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