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BOZE (Claude Gabriel de). Catalogue des Livres du Cabinet de M. de Boze.1753

Chez G. Martin, H.L. Guerin & L.F. Delatour, Paris. [ii],x,512,[14pp., supplement listing withdrawn lots],513-552pp., includes Martin's valuations in a cont. hand, with manuscript notes on front endpaper in the same hand, blank margin of title expertly repaired, some minor water staining to upper corner on several pages, cont. calf, re-backed with leather label, 2723 lots, a nice copy. A collection distinguished for its block books and incunabula, including the 1462 Bible and both 1457 and 1459 Psalters. The library was bought en bloc by Cotte and Boutin before the sale and many of the best pieces sold to Gaignat. The residue was sold at auction in 1754, by which time the number of lots had shrunk from 2723 to 1319 lots. North 104; Taylor, p.233.

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