Catalogue des Livres, Estampes…Dessins, Plans et Dessins d'Architecture, Provenant du Cabinet de feu M. Menager Ancien Architecte de la Ville de Paris, dont la Vente aura lieu…les 26, 28 & 29 novembre 1864…
by (AUCTION CATALOGUES: MENAGER, Jean François Julien)
62 pp. 8vo, blue sheep-backed marbled boards (extremities rubbed), flat spine gilt. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1864. [bound with]: (COMBETTE). Catalogue de Livres rares et précieux…provenant de la Bibliothèque de M. de C....tte. xii, 100 pp. 8vo. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1864. [bound with]: (M. L. B. G.). Catalogue de Livres rares et curieux composant la Bibliothèque de M. L. B. G. 2 p.l., 107 pp. 8vo. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1864. [bound with]: (TROSS, Bookseller). [Drop-title]: Catalogue de la Librairie Tross…No. I. 57 pp., . 8vo. Paris: Tross, 1865. I. The sale catalogue of Menager (1783-1864), the city architect of Paris. His library of 662 lots contained a complete large-paper copy of the first volume of du Cerceau's Les plus excellents bastimens de France. There are rich sections on archaeology, beaux-arts, architecture (many on Rome and Italy), and history. The final part of the catalogue lists a wide-range of prints and photographs depicting the architecture of Italy and France. Menager's collection also features ornament and landscapes by artists such as Dürer, Le Poussin, and Raphael. It also has a fascinating sub-category of architectural prints depicting temples, fountains, tombs, sculptures, etc. II. Sale catalogue of 860 lots with books in theology, gothiques, jurisprudence, beaux-arts, belles-lettres, and history. Many of the books have been particularly well-bound by the leading practitioners of the period. III. Sale catalogue of 946 lots with sections on theology, jurisprudence, beaux-arts, belles-lettres, and history. IV. A catalogue with 673 items from this important bookseller. Nice copies, all rare. (Inventory #: 6210)
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