Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions and Sales by Private Treaty 1643–1830 in the Library of the Grolier Club (Hardcover)

Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions and Sales by Private Treaty 1643–1830 in the Library of the Grolier Club By Michael North, Eric Holzenberg (Editor), Eric Holzenberg (Preface by), Edmond L. Lincoln (Memoir by) Cover Image
By Michael North, Eric Holzenberg (Editor), Eric Holzenberg (Preface by), Edmond L. Lincoln (Memoir by)
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Description


Documenting in exhaustive detail the earliest and most interesting portion of the Grolier Club's renowned collection of French book auction catalogues, this book sheds new light on the twin phenomena of private collecting and the antiquarian book trade in France when it was at the height of its political power and cultural influence. It also reveals hitherto neglected physical aspects of this very interesting class of bibliography. Each of the 616 entries includes full title transcription, a detailed collation, and the number of lots, often followed by extensive comments on the circumstances of the sale, as well as the history and subsequent fate of the collection.

About the Author


Eric Holzenberg is the director of the Grolier Club, America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. He has written numerous articles, and lectured widely on topics in bibliography, bibliophily, and book history.

Eric Holzenberg is the director of the Grolier Club, America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. He has written numerous articles, and lectured widely on topics in bibliography, bibliophily, and book history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780910672504
Publisher: The Grolier Club
Publication Date: July 15th, 2004
Pages: 256