Paris:: Chez Guillaume-François de Bure le jeune, 1765., 1765. Two volumes. 8vo. [iii]-xvi, 734, ; 544 pp. Head and tail pieces, index, summary of the articles, errata; cords split between pp. 320-321 on vol. 1; some stains. Original mottled calf with elaborate gilt-stamped spine, all edges red; heavily worn, boards showing at edges, covers loose. Internally good. Scarce. These two parts contain the Belles-lettres: being vols. 3 and 4, of the catalogues by De Bure [or Debure or Bure] (1731–1782), the noted French printer, bibliophile and bookseller, who here describes a vast library of rare and unusual books from the 14 century up to his era, including grammar, rhetoric, poetry, mythology, philology, etc. These two volumes are complete in themselves. Other volumes he issued were: Vol. 1. Theologie (1763); Vol. 2. Jurisprudence et des sciences et arts (1764); Vol. 5. Histoire. Tome premier (1768); Vol. 6. Histoire Tome II (1768); Vol. 7. Histoire. Tome III; Table generale (1768), etc. (Inventory #: LV2096)
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