36 pp. 8vo (203 x 129 mm.), attractive modern cloth-backed marbled boards, title on spine. Paris: Constantin & Chariot, 1815 [but sale postponed to 1817].
A scarce sale catalogue, with an impressive array of drawings; Amédée Constantin, son of the great drawings dealer, Guillaume Jean (1755-1816), presided over this sale following his father’s death. The reason this auction was rescheduled, as corrected on the title-page, is unknown.
The catalogue describes 375 lots, mostly drawings and prints. It includes works by Boilly, Callot, Cochin, Greuze, Lagrenée, Lantara, Marillier, both Moreau, Norblin, Le Prince, etc. The prints (nos. 135-363) were presented in large groups, by theme and artist, and we find pieces by Wille, Strange, Choffard, Ingouf, Dujardin, Saint-Aubin, Tilliard, Le Bas, Audran, Vouet, etc., etc. The final page consists of ceramics, sculptures, and furniture.
A fine copy; no example in North America. The original upper paper wrapper shows that this copy was originally addressed to “Monsieur Sallé, rue Castiglione.” With the engraved bookplate of G[eorges] P[annier] (1853-1944), the Parisian dealer of luxury goods and collector of early auction catalogues, on the front paste-down, and the stamp of the Bibliothèque Heim on verso of title.
❧ Lugt 8660 & 9024.
Item ID: 7303