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Title: Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de M. Secousse, avocat en Parlement, de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.
Description: Paris: Barrois, 1755. 8vo (195 x 115 mm), [2], xvi, 456pp., with half-title torn at inner margin, cont. mottled calf, rubbed, spine gilt, upper joint cracked, head and foot of spine chipped, lacks title label, 8227 lots. Sale catalogue of the library of Secousse (1691-1754), a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres and an editor of historical documents. He amassed a library of books on French history which was particularly strong in ephemera. At the auction, the majority of the library was purchased by Joseph Tauxier. Lonchamp and Olivier record that La Valliere also bought heavily at this sale. Provenance: T. T. Chaponnière, with his ms. exlibris in blank portion of title; Kantonsbibliothek, Lucerne, with its stamp; book label of H. P. Kraus. Lonchamp I, p.495; North, 120; Olivier IV, p.354; Taylor, p.135.


Price: GBP 345.00 = appr. US$ 492.65 Seller: Forest Books
- Book number: 36060

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