Sotheby's Monaco SAM

Livres précieux : Provenant des bibliothèques Louis Cartier (succession de Monsieur Claude Cartier), Arpad Plesch et divers amateurs (catalogue for an auction conducted by Sotheby's Monaco SAM, Sporting d'Hiver, Monte Carlo, 28 November 1979)

Monte Carlo, Sotheby’s Monaco SAM, 1979
(25 cm), [144] pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots numbered 901-1430. List of estimates loosely inserted. Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The lot numeration continues a sale of the property of Claude Cartier (1925-1975) conducted by Sotheby’s Monaco SAM on 25-27 November 1979 (Très bel ensemble de meubles, tableaux et dessins anciens). The collection of Louis Cartier (1875-1942), the famous jeweller of the Rue de la Paix, had been divided between his son and his daughter; the daughter’s share had been sold in Paris by Étienne Ader, 1-2 March 1962 (Livres précieux provenant de la bibliothèque Louis Cartier, 288 lots). The books offered here were mostly French 18th-century illustrated books in good bindings. The collection of botanical literature assembled by Arpad Plesch was sold by Sotheby’s, London, in 1975-1976. The books offered here “were in average condition. Most of them dealt either with longevity, with eroticism, or with Haiti” (sale report by “Anatole Braun”, in ABMR, January 1980, pp.44-45). Lot 1222, a Renaissance backless binding, was bought by Breslauer (128,000 francs). ¶ Unmarked copy. No Price list.
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