Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Charles Nodier de l’Académie Françoise, Bibliothécaire de l’Arsenal; dont la vente aura lieu le samedi 27 avril 1844 et jours suivants…. AUCTION CATALOGUE: NODIER.

“La Jolie Collection de Nodier”–Brunet

Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Charles Nodier de l’Académie Françoise, Bibliothécaire de l’Arsenal; dont la vente aura lieu le samedi 27 avril 1844 et jours suivants…

vii, [1], 200 pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco-backed marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Paris: J. Techener, 1844.

The sale catalogue of the final library of the great bibliophile and literary figure Charles Nodier (1780-1844). Author, book collector and, since 1823, librarian of the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, Nodier was the progenitor of French romantic literature, and of the kind of bibliophily practiced in France to the present day; he was also an unrivalled seller of books by auction. In 1838 he declared that God had made him rich enough five times to buy books, and five times so poor that he had to sell them again.

Nice copy. 1244 lots, including MSS. While a relatively small library, this sale produced the large sum of about 64,000 fr. Bookplates of Michel Wittock and Eric Speeckaert.

❧ Brunet, IV, 89.

Price: $750.00

Item ID: 5908