Les ventes publiques de livres en France 1630-1750 : Répertoire des catalogues conservés à la Bibliothèque Nationale : Préface d’Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie View larger
Bléchet (Françoise)
Bibliothèque nationale (France)

Les ventes publiques de livres en France 1630-1750 : Répertoire des catalogues conservés à la Bibliothèque Nationale : Préface d’Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Oxford, Voltaire Foundation / Taylor Institution, 1991
(25 cm), 156 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The catalogue entries, almost 300 in all, provide summary information about each sale (Identité du possesseur, Conditions et modalités de la vente, Volume et nature des collections), and details about the copy of the catalogue described. The introduction by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie offers a brief history of the origins of the Bibliothèque nationale.

Offered with Grolier Club (New York), Printed catalogues of French book auctions and sales by private treaty, 1643-1830, in the Library of the Grolier Club. New York: Grolier Club, 2004. ¶ Fine copies.

Subjects
Provenance research - Auction sale catalogues - Collections
Rare books - Collections, France - Bibliothèque nationale
Rare books - Collections, USA - Grolier Club
Authors/Creators
Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Bléchet, Françoise
Grolier Club (New York)
Holzenberg, Eric J., editor
North, Michael, compiler
Owners
Bibliothèque nationale (France)
Grolier Club (New York)
ISBN
072940420X
0910672504
9780729404204
9780910672504
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  • Bléchet (Françoise)
    Bibliothèque nationale (France)

    Les ventes publiques de livres en France 1630-1750 : Répertoire des catalogues conservés à la Bibliothèque Nationale : Préface d’Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

    Oxford, Voltaire Foundation / Taylor Institution, 1991
    (25 cm), 156 pp., 17 black & white illustrations. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The catalogue entries, almost 300 in all, provide summary information about each sale, and details about the copy of the catalogue described. “As Françoise Blechet observes in her introduction, these catalogues bear witness to the birth of ‘une nouvelle pratique culturelle, la bibliophilie’. They offer a wealth of material on the way in which books were disposed of; they show, among other things, that libraries could be bought, in their entirety or in part, before the public sale took place, and that auctions as we now know them developed only slowly. It is apparent, too, that a standard method of classifying books by subject took many years to become accepted, and that, as ever, prohibited works were disposed of by a variety of devious stratagems well known to all parties” (from a review by D.J. Adams. in The Modern Language Review, volume 88, 1993, pp.467-468). The introduction by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie offers a brief history of the origins of the Bibliothèque nationale. ¶ Fine copy.
  • North (Michael), compiler; Holzenberg (Eric J.), editor
    Grolier Club (New York)

    Printed catalogues of French book auctions and sales by private treaty, 1643-1830, in the Library of the Grolier Club

    New York, Grolier Club, 2004
    (29 cm), 305 (1) pp., illustrations. Publisher’s cloth-backed boards, the Grolier Club device blocked in gilt on upper cover (no dust jacket issued). - 616 descriptive entries. With “An Appreciation” by Edmond L. Lincoln and “Introduction” by Michael J. North. “Edition of 500 copies” (colophon). For Jean Grolier & His Friends: 125 Years of Grolier Club Exhibitions and Publications, 1884-2009 (New York 2009), P455. ¶ Fine copy. Prospectus loosely inserted.
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