Galerie Simonson (Brussels)

Beau livres anciens et modernes, reliures, manuscrits, autographes et dessins [other title:] Belgicana : Bibliothèque Charles vander Elst (1904-1982) (catalogue for an auction conducted by Galerie Simonson with the expertise of Eric Speeckaert, Brussels, 15 May 1993)

Brussels, Galerie Simonson, 1993
(28 cm), [106] pp., illustrations (some in colour). 325 lots. Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - The Van der Elst books (lots 1-65) are followed by books from the libraries of J.B. Theodore de Jonghe (1801-1860), Vicomte Theodore de Jonghe d’Ardoye (1874-1965), and other collectors. Previous sales of Van der Elst books were held in Monaco, 13 May 1985; Paris, 15 October 1985, 20 May and 16 September 1988. Cf. M. Wittock, “Spéculation ou bibliophilie? Quelques réflexions a propos de la dispersion de la bibliothèque d’un président [de la Société Royale des Bibliophiles et iconophiles de Belgique]” in Le Livre et l’Estampe, no. 123 (1985), pp.159-174. ¶ Half of one leaf clipped (loss of entries for lots 222-224).
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