Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 26-31 May 1879) § Belles lettres, Histoire (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 9-15 June 1881) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 12-17 June 1882) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted Maurice Delestre with expertise of Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-16 June 1883) View larger
Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 26-31 May 1879) § Belles lettres, Histoire (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 9-15 June 1881) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (same auctioneer, expert, and venue, 12-17 June 1882) § Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted Maurice Delestre with expertise of Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-16 June 1883)

Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1878-1883
Five volumes (29 cm), uniform half-morocco, a collector’s binding (original wrappers bound in). - Illustrated issues (limited to 500 numbered sets and printed on special paper) of five Firmin-Didot sale catalogues. The magnificent collections assembled by Ambroise Firmin Didot (1790-1876) were dispersed in eight sales conducted in Hôtel Drouot in Paris between 1877 and 1910. The first and two last sale catalogues are lacking here: “Estampes anciennes et dessins” (16 April-12 May 1877, experts Danlos fils & Delisle et G. Pawlowski); “Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés: Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire [other title:] Partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot” (10-14 June 1884, experts Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski); as well as an anonymous book sale (18-21 May 1910, experts Émile Paul et fils et Guillemin). Cf. André Jammes and Françoise Courbage, Les Didot: Trois siècles de typographie et de bibliophilie, 1698-1998, catalogue of an exhibition held at the Bibliothèque historique de la ville de Paris, 15 May-30 August 1998 (Paris 1998). ¶ No author’s index and list of prices for 1883 sale.
Subjects
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1878
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1878-1883
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1879
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1881
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1882
Auction sale catalogues - Books - 1883
Authors/Creators
Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)
Owners
Firmin Didot, Ambroise, 1790-1876
Auction date
18780606
18790526
18810609
18820612
18830611
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  • Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

    Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot de l’Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres : Belles-lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6-15 June 1878)

    Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1878
    (29 cm), xvi, 224 pp., 28 plates (some in colour, with tissue guardsheet); 19 (1) pp. (Table alphabétiques des noms d’auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d’adjudication). 715 lots. Collector’s half-morocco binding (upper cover of wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 150; Lugt 38489. ¶ Copy no. 225 of edition limited to 500.
  • Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

    Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26-31 May 1879)

    Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1879
    (29 cm), xxxii, 276 pp., 44 plates (some double-page, some in colour, one with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Tables alphabétiques des auteurs, ouvrages anonymes et artistes suivies de la Liste des prix d’adjudication). Collector’s half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - The first 45 lots are manuscripts, the most valuable (lot 17: 70,000 francs, about £3000) the infamous Missal allegedly executed for Charles VI of France as a present to his daughter Catherine on her marriage with Henry V of England; sold to the dealer Fontaine, it passed through a long succession of hands, gradually losing any claim to royal ownership. It slept on the shelves of Gabriel Wells for 20 years, before its sale by H.P. Kraus in 1968 to Edwin J. Beinecke for the Beinecke Library. Blogie II, 154; Lugt 39386. ¶ Copy no. 245 of edition limited to 500.
  • Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

    Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Belles lettres, Histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9-15 June 1881)

    Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1881
    (29 cm), viii, 230 (2) pp., 26 plates; 18 pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d’auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d’adjudication). 550 lots. With “Table alphabétique des noms d’auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d’adjudication”. Collector’s half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 159; Lugt 41194. ¶ Copy no. 158 of edition limited to 500.
  • Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

    Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, beaux-arts (catalogue for an auction conducted by Adolphe Labitte and Maurice Delestre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 12-17 June 1882)

    Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1882
    (29 cm), viii, 232 pp., 24 plates (some double-page, some in colour, two with printed guardsheet); 23 (1) pp. (Table alphabétique des noms d’auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d’adjudication). 500 lots. Collector’s half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 164. ¶ Copy no. 196 of edition limited to 500.
  • Adolphe Labitte (Paris) in association with Maurice Delestre (Paris)

    Livres précieux, manuscrits et imprimés, faisant partie de la bibliothèque de M. Ambroise Firmin-Didot : Théologie, jurisprudence, sciences, arts, lettres, histoire (catalogue for an auction conducted Maurice Delestre with expertise of Émile Paul, L. Huard et Guillemin & Pawlowski, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 11-16 June 1883)

    Paris, Librairie Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1883
    (29 cm), viii, 184 pp., 30 plates. 530 lots. Collector’s half-morocco binding (upper wrapper bound in). - Blogie II, 168; Lugt 43137. ¶ Copy no. 171 of edition limited to 500. Lacking “Table alphabétique des noms d’auteurs & des ouvrages anonymes suivie de la Liste des prix d’adjudication”.
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