28 pp. 8vo (215 x 140 mm.), late 19th-century red cloth, title on spine. Paris: Fournier, Folliot & Delalande, 1789.
A rare sale catalogue with no copy in American institutional collections. Courval, vicomte d’Anizy (d. 1788), conseiller of Parlement, amassed a choice group of paintings and prints. This catalogue describes 127 lots, including 51 lots of paintings (by Carracci, Molenaer, Vignon, Hubert Robert, Licherie, Ferret, etc.), four lots of drawings, 52 lots of prints, seven lots of porcelain, ten lots of sculpture, and three miscellaneous group lots. A note at the end of the catalogue advertises the sale of Courval’s arms, jewelry, clocks, snuffboxes, desk, etc., on 13 May.
Very good copy with sporadic but inoffensive browning. Bound in red cloth, similar to the style favored by the Goncourt brothers. Engraved bookplate of the art dealer G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), and stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim in the usual location.
❧ Lugt 4443.
Item ID: 6597