Catalogue des Livres la plupart rares et précieux, et tous de la plus belle condition, faisant partie de la Bibliothèque de M. le Marquis de Ch***. Dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 2 Avril 1827, et jours suivans…. René Charles Hippolyte le Prestre de Lézonnet AUCTION CATALOGUE: [CHÂTEAUGIRON, Marquis de.

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Catalogue des Livres la plupart rares et précieux, et tous de la plus belle condition, faisant partie de la Bibliothèque de M. le Marquis de Ch***. Dont la Vente se fera le Lundi 2 Avril 1827, et jours suivans…

2 p.l., iv, 360 pp. 8vo, orig. blue wrappers (upper wrapper detached), uncut. Paris: J.S. Merlin, 1827.

A fine thick paper copy of the very rare sale catalogue of the library of Châteaugiron (1774-1848), a founder-member of the Société des Bibliophiles françois. After a short military career he entered the French diplomatic service. His library was considered to be one of the most beautiful in Paris on account of the choice of copies and the elegance and richness of the bindings. According to the Preface many were bound by the two Bozérians, Simier, and the two Thouvenins. Châteaugiron owned some fine early illuminated manuscripts and a wonderful collection of auction catalogues (lots 2579-2670).

2754 lots. The sale realized the then considerable sum of 62,596 frs. From the library of Jean Viardot.

❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 430–“Une des belles bibliothèques vendues avant 1830.” Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 593.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 3357