Bibliothèque Marcel Jeanson, première partie: Chasse § Deuxième partie: Ornithologie (catalogues for auctions conducted by Sotheby’s Monaco SAM, Sporting d’Hiver, Monte Carlo, 28 February 1987 and 16 June 1988)
Monte Carlo, Sotheby’s Monaco SAM, 1987
Two volumes (27.5 cm), I (28 February-1 March 1987): 515 (5) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots numbered 1-598. II (16 June 1988): 205 (13) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Lots numbered 1-392. Lists of prices realised and buyers’ names are loosely inserted. Uniform publisher’s printed green cloth, dust jacket (Deuxième partie, only). - Subsequent sales offered Jeanson’s collections of natural history drawings: Part III: French ornithological watercolours of the 17th-19th centuries (Sotheby’s, London, 13 December 1996), Part IV: Important ornithological watercolour drawings (Christie’s, London 22 March 2000), and [Part V]: Natural history: including important ornithological watercolours from the collection of Marcel Jeanson (Christie’s, London, 8 November 2000). Thereafter, books and manuscripts were offered in both London and Paris, and the numeration of the sales becomes confusing: Sotheby’s offered in London Jeanson’s illuminated manuscript of Sydrach’s Fontaine de toutes Sciences (12 December 2000), “ninth” and “tenth” sales of books were conducted by Aguttes in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Livres de chasse et d’histoire naturelle: bibliothèque Marcel Jeanson: neuvième vente, et à divers, 10 Octobre 2001; Livres de chasse, d’histoire naturelle et d’équitation: bibliothèque Marcel Jeanson: dixième vente, et à divers, 16 January 2003); and Sotheby’s France SA offered more books in Paris (Livres et manuscrits: incluant des livres provenant du Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte et de la bibliothèque Marcel Jeanson, 16 June 2005, lots 109-152). ¶ Good, unmarked copies.