(23 cm), xv, 523 (1) pp. Publisher’s burgundy buckram, top edge gilt. - Chronological list of 8,000 catalogues, with a full index of owners, compiled successively by Harold Mattingly, I.A.K. Burnett, and A.W. Pollard. ¶ Spine sunned. Occasional marginalia in pencil (indicating sale catalogues offered in Sotheby’s sale, 19 December 1977, lots 183-190).
(28.5 cm), xxv, , 146 pp., frontispiece. Publisher’s orange cloth binding (no dust jacket issued). - Some 2000 entries, accompanied by an index of consignors and another of auctioneers and booksellers. A by-product of the author’s dissertation, “Music in English Auction sales, 1676-1750”, written under the direction of Thurston Dart at King’s College, University of London (1974). ¶ Light marks on upper cover of binding; otherwise a very good copy.
Six volumes (28 cm), I (1982): xi pp., 890 columns. II (1985): vii pp., 985 columns. III (1988): vii pp., 1018 columns. IV (1992): vii pp., 570 columns. V (1997): vii pp., 1158 columns. VI (2003): vii pp., 849 columns. Uniform publisher’s red cloth. - The volumes in this series list the auction sale catalogues and booksellers’ catalogues held by the Royal Library in Brussels, organised by country of origin. The owners of the collections are named, if identified in the sale catalogue. ¶ Fine set with minimal traces of use and no marks of ownership.
Two volumes (22.5 cm), I: (20) xiii (1), 1113 (1) pp. II: (24) pp., pp.1115-2286. Uniform publisher’s red cloth bindings. - Contains a useful list of “Named consignors”. ¶ Superior copy in new condition.
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.