The Greatest Book Collector of the 19th Century

Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de feu M. le Baron Jérôme Pichon.

Numerous text illus. 2 p.l., xlvi, [2], 459, [1] pp.; 2 p.l., 274 pp., one leaf; 2 p.l., 309, [3] pp. Three vols. in two. Large 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in cont. blue morocco-backed marbled boards, signed “Petitot Rel.,” t.e.g. Paris: Techener, 1897-98-98. [with]: (—). Catalogue de la Collection de Dessins et Estampes de l’Ecole française du XVIIe et du XVIIIe Siècle de feu M. le Baron Jérôme Pichon. 2 p.l., 124 pp. Large 8vo, binding as above. Paris: A. Danlos, 1897.

The posthumous sale of Baron Pichon’s second library (more than 6000 lots) of illuminated manuscripts, illustrated books, and fine bindings (including a Grolier binding and Grolier’s coin cabinet), along with his collection of prints. It can be argued that Pichon was the great collector of books of the 19th century. The sale of his second library was even more magnificent than his first, sold in 1869. Vol. I is prefaced by Vicaire’s “Life of Pichon” and the bibliography of his writings.

Fine set. With price lists for the three book sales.

Price: $1,950.00

Item ID: 6637