iv, 180 pp. 8vo, cont. French red straight-grained morocco, covers with gilt frames composed of a diamond & chain roll between two gilt fillets, flat spine in six compartments, the second with title, in the others a large sunburst, dentelles gilt with a lozenge & oval roll depicting emblems “de la Paix de des Arts,” a.e.g. Paris: G. De Bure, An VIII .
A very finely bound copy of the sale catalogue of the library of Bonnier d’Arco (1750-99), an important figure in the French Revolution who was assassinated while head of the French delegation at the Congress of Rastadt. 2190 lots.
Fine copy with the bookplates of Anatole Basseville and A.R.A. Hobson. Scarce.
❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 421. Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Books Auctions…1643-1830, 407. Peignot, p. 82–“Ce catalogue…renferme beaucoup d’articles rares et singuliers.”.
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