Introductio ad Historiam Literariam de praecipuis Bibliothecis Parisiensibus, locupletata annotationibus, atque Methodo. Daniel MAICHEL.

“A Work of Great Rarity”

Introductio ad Historiam Literariam de praecipuis Bibliothecis Parisiensibus, locupletata annotationibus, atque Methodo.

12 p.l., 271 pp. 8vo, 18th-cent. French mottled calf (joints a little rubbed), flat spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Cambridge: C. Crownfield, 1721.

First edition. “A work of great rarity. It is divided into two parts, the first of which contains an account of the rise and progress of the King’s Library, and of nine other public libraries, at Paris. In the second part, the author discusses the use of public libraries, and the knowledge of literary history…Some notices are also introduced relative to the librarians and other literati then at Paris.”–Horne, p. 561.

Very good copy. Note on free front endpaper: “Coll. & perf. FCB. Octr. 1849.” This was Francis Capper Brooke (1810-86). Stamp of W.B. Chorley, editor of The Winter’s Wreath, on title. Bookplate of A.R.A. Hobson.

❧ Peignot, p. 36–“Ouvrage très estimé.”.

Price: $2,750.00

Item ID: 5022

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