Essai Historique Sur La Bibliotheque Du Roi, Et sur Chacun des Depots qui la Composent, avec la Descrption des batimens, & des Objets les Plus Curieux a voir dans cas Differens Depots.

LE PRINCE, Nicholas-Thomas

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Place Published: Paris
Publisher: Belin
Date Published: 1782

Description: Xxi, [III], 3720pp, small Roman & italic type (notes in a smaller size), woodcut headpiece. Contemporary gilt ruled autumn leaf calf, gilt bee design repeated on flat spine, blue leather spine label, marbled edges, joints cracked, top of spine rubbed. Paris: Belin, 1782. First Edition. Very good (+).

Comments: The first study of the Bibliotheque Nationale, with the subsequently suppressed passages describing other Parisian libraries. The bulk of the text comprises an architecturally organized tour of the various departments: books, manuscripts, prints, patents of nobility, genealogies, medieval historical documents etc. There are lengthy dissertations on specific items of preeminent importance, beauty and rarity.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: French
Type: Books

Book ID: 242430


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Just wanted to say thank you. Gorgeous book, well packaged, speedy delivery, much appreciated!!! Best wishes - C.B.
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