Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux composant la Bibliothèque de M. Ch. G*****, dont la Vente aura lieu le lundi 26 mars 1855 et jours suivants…. Charles Joseph Barthélemy AUCTION CATALOGUE: [GIRAUD.

Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux composant la Bibliothèque de M. Ch. G*****, dont la Vente aura lieu le lundi 26 mars 1855 et jours suivants…

xix, 464 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth-backed marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: L. Potier, 1855.

A major sale of 3304 lots; among the more notable incunabula was the Mainz Catholicon, the 1465 Mainz Cicero on vellum, and a number of rare editiones princepes. Giraud, a lawyer, also formed a splendid collection of 17th-century French literature and many of his books had important royal or noble provenances.

Fine copy. Stamp of the “Bibliotheque Royale” on title. Bookplate of Eric Speeckaert.

❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, cols. 464-67 (a long note).

Price: $500.00

Item ID: 5883