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Dictionnaire Typographique, Historique et Critique des Livres Rares, Singuliers, Estimes et Recherches en tous Genres..


Chez Lacombe, Paris. 1768. First Edition, 2 vols., xii,515,[1]; [iv],456,[4]pp., with half-titles, several ornamental head & tail-pieces, stamps of Merton House Library on verso of titles, recent blue cloth, maroon & gilt leather spine label, red speckled edges. There are over 700 works listed, many with prices fetched for them on the open market and at particular auctions. Points are given for recognizing the best editions and several "Anecdotes historiques, critiques & interessantes". This book "had a large share in determining the character of the later French catalogues of rare books... Osmont's title suggests his preface states clearly that he was making a list of choice books suitable for a good private library as well as a list of rare books." (Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Books). Osmont was helped in his compilation by Barthelemy Mercier, Librarian of the abbey of Ste.-Genevieve, and Albert Francois Floncel, the royal censor and owner of a large library of Italian books.


Description Bibliographique des Livres Choisis en tous Genres Composant la Librairie J. Techener


Place De La Colonnade Du Louvre, Paris. 1855. 2 Vols., xiii,[i],526; [vi],560pp., cont. vellum-backed boards, lower cover of volume two detached and rather crudely held on with tape.


Bibliographie des Mazarinades. Publiée pour la Société de l'Histoire de France


Jules Renouard, Paris. 1850. First Edition, 3 vols., lxiv,426; [vi],398; [vi],464pp., ex-Inner Temple Library, cont. quarter morocco, hinges rubbed and cracked, head of spine of volume I defective.


Bibliotheca Vetus et Nova, in qua Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, Syrorum, Arabum, Persarum, Aegyptiorum, Graecorum & Latinorum per Universum terrarum orbem Scriptorum, Theologorum, JCtorum, Medicorum. Philosophorum, Historicorum, Geographorum, Philologorum, Oratorum, Poetarum, &c. Patria, Aetas, Nomina, Libri..., a prima Mundi origine ad Annum usque MDCLXXIIX. Ordine Alphabetico digesta... recensentur ..

By KÖNIG (Georg Matthias)

Altdorff, impensis W. Mauritii & haeredum J. A. Endterorum. 1678. First Edition, folio, [xii],888pp., some light staining to blank fore-edge, text slightly browned, recent calf, leather label. A universal bibliography covering the Oriental as well as the Western world of learning, listing some 15,000 authors and approximately 35,000 titles, set out in alphabetical order. Compiled by König (1616-1699), Professor of History and Greek and later librarian of the Altdorff University. Besterman, The Beginnings of Systematic Bibliography. p.48.


La Maison Plantin a Anvers. Monographie Compléte de cette Célbre Documents Historiques sur l'Imprimerie Liste Chronologique des Ouvrages Imprimés par Plantin de 1555 a 1589


Firmin-Didot, Paris. 1886. Third Edition, ix,212pp., frontis., 7 plates 1 folding plate of genealogy, lightly spotted, cont. quarter morocco, marbled boards, head of spine chipped, uncut. Bigmore & Wyman, I pp.157-158. The present monograph is a detailed history of the celebrated Plantin firm, discussing its origin, publications, associates, etc. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.


Adparatus litterarius ubi libri partim antim rari recensentur.

By FREYTAG (Friedrich Gotthilf)

Weidmann, Leipzig. 1752-55. First Edition, 3 vols., in 2, [viii],720; [vi],[721]-1466,[24]; [viii],798,[58]pp., one engraved title vignette, cont. quarter vellum, spines ink lettered, a nice set. Freytag's annotated bibliography of books which he mainly examined in libraries of Leipzig, Naumburg, and Pforta. Provenance: Görlitz, "Bibliotheca Milichiana Gorlicensis" (stamp on title; Georg Christian Taubner (ownership inscription); E. Schulz (ownership inscription, dated 1926); Bernard H. Breslauer.


Recherches Bibliographiques et Critiques sur les Éditions Originales des cinq Livres du Roman satirique de Rabelais, et sur les Différences de texte qui se font Remarquer Particulièrement dans le Primeir Livre du Pantagruel et dans le Gargantua

By BRUNET (Jacques Charles)

L. Potier, Paris. 1852. First Edition, large 8vo, [iv],144,56,2,7,[1]pp., wide margin copy, half morocco by Louis Guétant of Lyon, spine gilt, marbled paper sides, uncut, t.e.g. a nice copy. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.


Die Abstellung der Bücherkunde, oder Alphabetisches Verzeichniss der von 1750 bis Ende 1823 erschienenen Bücher, welche in Deutschlund und in den durch Sprache und Literatur damit verwandten Ländern, gedruckt worden sind

By KAYSER (Albrecht Christoph)

Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, Leipzig. 1825-27. 3 Vols., in 2, xviii,[ii],[1]-690; [iv],[1]-804; [ii],[1]-244pp., cont. marbled boards, manuscript lettering pieces, rubbed. First Edition of this important reference work for the 19th-century German book trade, listing many books that were still in print at the time. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.


L'Imprimerie a Bordeaux en 1486.


E. Forastie, Bordeaux. 1869. First Edition, [iv],44pp., orig. printed wrappers bound-in, marbled boards, hinges a little torn.


Notes pour Servir a l'Histoire de l'Imprimerie a Niort et dans les Deux-Sèvres

By CLOUZOT (Henri)

L. Clouzot, Niort. 1891. First Edition, large 8vo, [iv],iii,[i],163,[3]pp., orig. printed wrappers bound-in, quarter calf, marbled boards.


Nouvelles Recherches sur les Imprimeurs de Namur.


F. Heussner, Brussels. 1853. First Edition, [ii],16pp., later paper wrappers.


La Bibliothèque du Louvre et la Collection Bibliographique Motteley.

By VACHON (Marius)

A. Quantin, Paris. 1879. [vi],109.[3]pp., one of 300 numbered copies, 1 plate, orig. printed wrappers, detached, spine broken, uncut.


Dictionnaire Bibliographique, Historique et Critique des Livres Rares, Précieux, Singuliers, Curieux, Estimés et Recherchés qui n'ont Aucun Prix Fixe tant des Auteurs Connus que de ceux qui ne le sont pas..
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Dictionnaire Bibliographique, Historique et Critique des Livres Rares, Précieux, Singuliers, Curieux, Estimés et Recherchés qui n'ont Aucun Prix Fixe tant des Auteurs Connus que de ceux qui ne le sont pas..

By [DUCLOS (R.) & CAILLEAU (André Charles)]

Cailleau et Fils, Paris. 1791. Second Edition, 3 vols., xxiv, 550, [1]; [iv], 556; [iv], 524pp., quarter calf, rubbed. This work was the leading rare book bibliography between De Bure and Brunet. "The foundation on which Jacques-Charles Brunet built the 'Manual du Libraire' and thus to modern bibliography... Cailleau's 'Dictionnaire' continues the bibliographical traditions established by Osmont. He offers a judicious selection of both good and rare books with their prices and some supplementary information... as he says, he has based the 'Dictionnaire' on nearly the hundred priced sale catalogues" — Taylor, Catalogues of Rare Book, pp. 32-33. These sale catalogues are a particularly important feature of the work, and are listed at the beginning of the first volume. Peignot, p.396; Petzholdt 84.


L'université et la Typographie. Exposition Organisée par la Archéologique et Historique de l'Orléanais


H. Herluison, Orléans. 1885. First Edition, Large 8vo, xii,94,[2]pp., coloured frontis., plates and facsimiles (some folding), cloth-backed boards, uncut.


La Bibliotheque Francoise de M.C. Sorel. Ou le Choix et l'Examen des Livres Francois qui Traitent de l'Eloquence, de la Philosophie, de la Devotion, & de la Conduite de Moeurs


Libraries du Palais, Paris. 1664. First Edition, 12mo, [xxiv],400,[4]pp., orig. calf, re-backed, upper hinge cracked, almost detached, gilt stamp of the Signet Library of covers. A rare pioneer work on what should be included in a fine library of French books issued up to 1664. Included are analyses of works in philosophy and philology, courtesy and voyages, novels, translations, letters, histories, the writings of Montaigne, Charon, Balzac, Voiture, etc.


Recherches sur les Imprimeurs & Libraires d'Orléans. Recueil de Documents pour servir a l'Histoire de la Typographie et de la Librarie Orléanaise, depuis le XIVe Siécle jusqu'a nos jours


H. Herluison, Orléans. 1868. First Edition, [vi],156,[2]pp., one of 78 numbered copies, illustrs., in the text, cont. cloth-backed boards, lacks label, uncut.


Polyanthea Librorum Vetustiorum, Italicorum, Gallicorum, Hispanicorum, Anglicanorum, et Latinorum

By [BRYDGES (Sir Samuel Egerton)]

G. Fick, Geneva. 1822. First Edition, 2 parts in one, lvi,464pp., of of 75 copies printed, ex-library with several stamps, cont. quarter calf, spine defective, uncut.


Livres Populaires. Imprimés à Troyes de 1600 à 1800. Hagiographie, — Ascétisme. Ouvrage orné de 120 Gravures tirées avec les bois originaux

By SOCARD (Alexis)

Auguste Aubry, Paris. 1864. First Edition, [iv],176 + 8pp., of publishers adverts, one of 200 numbered copies, illustrs., in the text, cont. marbled boards, upper cover detached, spine chipped, uncut.


Les Origines de l'Imprimerie a la Réole en Guyenne (1517).

By CLAUDIN (A[natole])

A. Claudin, Paris. 1894. First Edition, 39,[1]pp., presentation inscription from the author to L. Rosenthal, orig. printed wrappers bound-in, cloth-backed marbled boards.


Les Origines de l'Imprimerie a Saint-Lo en Normandie.

By CLAUDIN (A[natole].)

A. Claudin, Paris. 1894. First Edition, 37,[3]pp., presentation inscription from the author to L. Rosenthal, orig. printed wrappers, detached, unopened, uncut.


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