Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliotheque de feu M. J. Fr. Boissonade…Dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 3 mars 1859 et jours suivants. Jean François AUCTION CATALOGUE: BOISSONADE.

“Helléniste de Premier Ordre et Bibliophile zélé”

Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliotheque de feu M. J. Fr. Boissonade…Dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 3 mars 1859 et jours suivants.

lxiv, 655 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in later blue cloth & marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: B. Duprat, 1859.

The vast library — 6920 lots — of the celebrated Hellenist Boissonade (1774-1857), editor of Philostratus and numerous other Greek authors, and contributor of almost innumerable articles to learned journals. He also edited Voltaire’s correspondence with Frederick the Great. The preliminary matter contains a 25-page biography of Boissonade by the historian and archaeologist Philippe Le Bas, followed by a list of Boissonade’s articles comprising some 500 entries.

Fine copy.

❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 420–“Helléniste de premier ordre et bibliophile zélé”–(& see Brunet’s long note on the sale and its most notable books).

Price: $550.00

Item ID: 5919