Amsterdam International Antiquarian Book & Map Fair

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Exhibitor

Knuf Rare Books
18 rue de la Barrière
F-41800 Lavardin
France

Contact

Anita van Elferen

Phone

+33622732385 +33622732385

Email

fritsknuf@gmail.com

Website

www.fritsknuf.com

Books on the French Revolution
(PIXERÉCOURT, G. DE). Catalogue des livres rares et précieux et de la plus belle condition, composant la bibliothèque de M. G. de Pixerécourt, chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur et de l'Éperon d'Or... La vente aura lieu le mardi 22 janvier 1839 et jours suivans... Paris, J. Crozet, Décembre 1838. Halftitle with engraved exlibris of de Pixerécourt, titlepage, (iv) ordre des vacations, 4 (des livres de M. de Pixérecort par Ch. Nodier), vii (preface par P. Lacroix), 414 pp. 8vo. Black calf and goldtooled spine, marbled boards. Copy with autograph dedication: "à Mr. de (P?)ranent de la part de M. de Pixerecourt" Pixerécourt (1773-1844), the author of more than a hundred plays, "the Shakespeare and Corneille of the Boulevards," was one of the founders of the Société des Bibliophiles français. The sale of his library was a major event in the annals of French bibliophily. The catalogue features wonderfully detailed and original literary and bibliographical notes by Charles Nodier and Paul Lacroix, the latter having taking down some of Pixerécourt?s own dictations, with each contributing separate prefaces. The first catalogue, with 2313 lots plus the French Revolution lot, is printed on fine paper and dated 1838 (regular paper copies have the date of "1839" on the title). Pixerécourt?s magnificent collection on the French Revolution, which occupies pages 343-414, sold for 3000 frs. and was divided between the Bibliothèque du Sénat and the Louvre.
Exhibitor: Knuf Rare Books


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Stichting Europese Antiquarenbeurs, 2019
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