No Copy in North America

Notice d’un Choix précieux de Dessins de l’Ecole moderne, et d’Estampes anciennes et autres…Qui composaient le Cabinet de M. [inscribed in cont. ms]: “Devoix, joaillier.” Par F. L. Regnault-Delalande. Cette Vente se fera…le Lundi 9 Novembre 1818…

16 pp. 8vo (199 x 125 mm.), modern aubergine cloth, title on upper cover. Paris: Félix & Regnault-Delalande, 1818.

A very scarce sale catalogue of drawings and prints; we locate no copy in North America. The present example bears a contemporary ink inscription on the title-page recording the seller as a jeweler named “Devoix,” which is supported by Lugt’s examination of other copies. The 1812 Dictionnaire topographique of the Paris area lists a jeweler named “François Devoix” on quai des Orfèvres, no. 42, also noted as the favored jeweler of the prince and princess Borghese.

61 lots, with drawings by Baltard, Boissieu, Demarne, Taunay, Vauzelle, H. Vernet, Veron, etc. Lots 39-61 are individual prints and ensembles. Each entry provides a concise description and measurements.

Fine copy. In the characteristic binding of the Bibliothèque Heim, with the library’s stamp on the verso of title. On the title-page this catalogue is addressed to “Mr Duchesne / rue neuve des Petits Champs, pres de rue Richelieu.”

❧ Lugt 9461.

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7154