Catalogue des livres composant la bibliothèque de feu M. Le Baron James de Rothschild (Bibliography and Reference Series, 96) View larger
Picot (Émile), 1844-1918
Rothschild (James, Baron de), 1844-1881

Catalogue des livres composant la bibliothèque de feu M. Le Baron James de Rothschild (Bibliography and Reference Series, 96)

New York, Burt Franklin, [1970?]
Five volumes (26 cm), I (Théologie; Jurisprudence; Sciences et arts; Belles-lettres): (8) xx, 672 pp., plus 9 plates (5 in colour). II (Belles-lettres; Histoire): (6) 596 pp., plus 9 plates (1 in colour). III (Histoire; Supplément): (6) 516 (2) pp., plus 16 plates. IV (Supplément; Appendice: Table des personnages qui figurent dans les ballets portés au présent Catalogue): (6) 646 (2) pp., plus 20 plates. V (Supplément; Table alphabétique générale): (4), 684 pp. Very numerous black & white text illustrations. Uniform publisher’s red cloth. - Émile Picot’s magisterial catalogue of the library of James, baron de Rothschild (1844-1881), describing 3,382 items. In 1933, the collector’s son, Henri (1872-1947), fearing that the library might not survive intact after his death, donated the books along with a celebrated collection of autographs to the Bibliothèque nationale, where it is housed in its own room furnished with wainscoting taken from Rothschild residences. B.H. Breslauer & R. Folter, Bibliography: Its History and Development (New York 1984), no. 135. Undated photographic reprint of the privately-printed first edition (Paris: Damascène Morgand, 1884-1920). ¶ As new.
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