Item #33192 Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions and Sales by Private Treaty 1643-1830 in the Library of the Grolier Club. Michael NORTH, compiler.

Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions and Sales by Private Treaty 1643-1830 in the Library of the Grolier Club.

New York: The Grolier Club, 2004,

First Edition, Limited to 450 copies. quarto, boards and cloth. 320pp. The Grolier Club, Item #33192

This handsome publication documents in detail the earliest and most interesting portion of the Grolier Club's renowned collection of French book auction catalogues. Each of the 616 entries in the catalogue includes full title transcription, detailed collation, and number of lots, often followed by extensive comments on the circumstances of the sale, as well as the history and subsequent fate of the collection. Additional notes describe the copy in the Grolier Collection. Includes a history of the catalogue collection at the Club by Director and Librarian Eric Holzenberg and an appreciation of the collection by scholar and bibliophile Edmond L. Lincoln. Printed at the Stinehour Press. Very fine.

Price: $125.00

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