Catalogue des Livres, Imprimés et Manuscrits, composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. Louis-Mathieu Langlès...

dont la vente se fera le jeudi 24 mars 1825 et jours suivants. 2 p.l., xviii, 558 pp.; 31 pp.; 1 p.l., lxxxix pp. 8vo, half-calf & marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Paris: J.S. Merlin, 1825.

The scarce auction catalogue of the large library (4364 lots) formed by Louis Mathieu Langlès (1763-1824), one of the leading orientalists of his time and conservator of the oriental manuscripts at the then Bibliothèque du Roi. Archer Taylor points out (in his Book Catalogues, p. 138) that a specialized catalogue such as this one has great bibliographical value.

"Ce catalogue, rédigé avec beaucoup de soin...Très-riche en voyages et en livres de linguistique, il offre une sorte de bibliographie orientale."-Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 479.

An extremely handsome copy. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. With the printed price list and index of authors.

Blogie, II, cols. 37-38. N.B.G., Vol. 29, 422-23.

Price: $1,750.00

Item ID: 50