BIBLIOTHECA SENICURTIANA SIVE CATALOGUS LIBRORUM. QUOS COLLEGERAT, Joan Franciscus de Senicourt, in Suprema Curia Parisiensi Patronus. PARISIIS, Apud J. B. G. Musier filium Bibliopolam, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, sub signo S. Stephani. M. DCC. LXVI. Jean-François de SENICOURT.
BIBLIOTHECA SENICURTIANA SIVE CATALOGUS LIBRORUM. QUOS COLLEGERAT, Joan Franciscus de Senicourt, in Suprema Curia Parisiensi Patronus. PARISIIS, Apud J. B. G. Musier filium Bibliopolam, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, sub signo S. Stephani. M. DCC. LXVI.
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BIBLIOTHECA SENICURTIANA SIVE CATALOGUS LIBRORUM. QUOS COLLEGERAT, Joan Franciscus de Senicourt, in Suprema Curia Parisiensi Patronus. PARISIIS, Apud J. B. G. Musier filium Bibliopolam, ad Ripam Augustinianorum, sub signo S. Stephani. M. DCC. LXVI.

[7319 lots, unpriced.] The celebrated library of Jean-François de Senicourt, bailiff at Poissy and avocat at Parlement in Paris (causidicus in supremo senatu), was dispersed from Monday 2 June to Friday 22 August 1766, and was naturally steep in law texts, with rare and obscure coutumiers numbering in the hundreds. The collection was also rich in bibliography, with more than a hundred lots of rare-book auction catalogs (and a single lot comprising a liasse of 106 various catalogues), many of which history has magnified to great importance, such as the 1643 Bibliothecae Cordesianae, the Bibliotheca Bigotiana of 1706, and the Bibliotheca Heinsiana of 1682. Bound with the often-lacking eight-page Corrections et additions, though wanting the 12-page Vacation des livres found in a handful of copies.

Paris: Musier, 1766.

Octavo, 196 x 134 x 50 mm (binding), 192 x 129 x 44 mm (text block). [a]4 b4, c3, A-RR4, Ss2, A*-K*4, L*2, M*-S*4, A**-H**4, [2]A4, [2]A-S4; xxii, 324, 144, 64, 8, 142, [2] pp. LACKS blank C4, as in all copies, but preserves final blank. Contemporary cat’s-paw calf, gilt back, titled in gilt on a brown sheepskin skiver lettering piece: CATALOGUE | DE | SENICOURT, caps chipped, extremities bumped, upper head joint starting. Interior: Minor staining to extreme fore-edge of title, insignificant foxmarks to a few leaves, pale damp to fore-margin of twelve interior leaves, a few deckle edges preserved. Green silk bookmark. A crisp and unsophisticated copy.

Blogie II, 10; North 187 (which copy lacks Corrections et additions, Vacations des livres, and [2]S4 [a blank]); Pollard & Ehrman 290.

Item #7

Price: $2,100.00