[Compiled by Louis François Antoine Gaudefroy]. 2 p.l., iv, lxxxviii, 20, 318 pp.; 2 p.l., 319-808 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. calf-backed marbled boards (some foxing as is usual to first & final leaves), flat spines gilt. Brussels: P.J. de Mat, 1823. The bookseller Mat's catalogue of a fine anonymous private collection, compiled and edited by Gaudefroy (1758-1839), the French bibliographer. There are 6918 items described including a goodly number of important 15th and 16th century books. The sections on science, medicine, and natural history are outstanding. The final lot is extremely enticing: "6918 Collection de 255 Catalogues de bibliothéques, ou Notices de vente de livres faites à Paris depuis 1784 jusqu'à 1815, avec les prix, et partie avec les noms des acquèreurs, in-8, br." Apart from the foxing, a nice set with the engraved armorial bookplate of F. De Valenzi. This copy has pages 37bis-40bis. ❧ Blogie col. 572 . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5231)
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