Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliotheque de feu M. J. Fr. Boissonade...Dont la vente aura lieu le jeudi 3 mars 1859 et jours suivants
by (AUCTION CATALOGUE: BOISSONADE, Jean François)
lxiv, 655 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in later blue cloth & marbled boards, spine gilt. Paris: B. Duprat, 1859. The vast library - 6920 lots - of the celebrated Hellenist Boissonade (1774-1857), editor of Philostratus and numerous other Greek authors, and contributor of almost innumerable articles to learned journals. He also edited Voltaire's correspondence with Frederick the Great. The preliminary matter contains a 25-page biography of Boissonade by the historian and archaeologist Philippe Le Bas, followed by a list of Boissonade's articles comprising some 500 entries. Fine copy. ❧ Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 420-"Helléniste de premier ordre et bibliophile zélé"-(& see Brunet's long note on the sale and its most notable books). (Inventory #: 5919)
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