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Author: AUCTION CATALOGUE.- BENZON Title: Catalogue des livres rares et précieux. Manuscrits et imprimés provenant de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. Benzon. B.u.w. 2) TABLE de Prix d'Adjudication.
Description: Paris, Librairie Bachelin - Deflorenne 3, quai Malaquais. Succursale: Libr. de l'Opéra, 10 Blvd des Capucines, 1875. 8vo. 2 parts in 1 vol. Contemp. red half. mor., spine w. raised bands (Upper and lower part of upper outer hinge a few cm. sl. splitting.; The 'Table de prix d'adjudications' with the original gray-blue pr. wrs. bound in. [n4, 1 -6 in 8s, 7 in 4; n2(104; 4 pp.). (Uncut, wide margins). (Bookplate on upper paste down 'Ex Libris Labor omnia vincit improbus'). (Some occasional scattered foxing.). (Nice original marbled endp.). A very good copy of this important sale of books and manuscripts from the estate of Mons. Benzon, American citizen, director of the famous firm of Naylor, Benzon & et Cie in London. Benzon died at the age of 52 in his scottish country home in September 1873. There are no further details on Benzon's life in the auction catalogue, this strictly at the request of the family. The descriptions of the books and manuscripts are in part by Henry Bordes [in the catalogue entries indicated by 'H.B.'], from whom many of the rare items originated. Benzon specialized in French books and bought his 'Perles bibliographiques' at the sales of de Radziwill, Yéméniz, Brunet, Baron Pichon, Potier, etc. Bound in (in the original printed wrappers) is the list of results. 400 lots sold in 3 days.
Keywords: houses catalogues old Yéémiz potions
Price: EUR 225.00 = appr. US$ 244.54 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 7760