Rare Book Monthly

Articles - January - 2004 Issue

Livres Anciens: An Exceptional Catalogue

[Briand]. Dictionaire des Alimens, Vins et Liquors,...


This year’s Chamonal Christmas Catalogue carries an implicit message of faith that the confidence that Mr. Chamonal places both in his presentation and in the material he presents are worth careful consideration and a place on the collector’s shelves. Certainly each item offered earns the continuing distinction of having been selected for participation. Let’s hope the market begins to more seriously capture this information and to include it as, in the years to come, these books come back to the market place.

This year’s Christmas presentation in eleven parts includes:
  1. Livres Precieux 1 to 41
  2. Litterature 42 to 116
  3. Gastronnomie 117 to 165
  4. Vin 166 to 200
  5. Medecine 201 to 241
  6. Sciences 242 to 299
  7. Varia 300 to 398
  8. La France 399 to 494
  9. Voyages avant 1800 495 to 548
  10. Voyages XIX siecle 1. 549 to 621
  11. Voyages XIX siecle 2. 622 to 676


To Monsieur Chamonal congratulations are in order.

Some examples:

Une importante compilation historique du XVIIIc siècle, avec une relation de Louisiane
518bis.   [LOUISIANE]
RECUEIL A, B, C. D (...) X, Y, Z, &. A Fontenoy, Luxembourg. Paris Bruxelles, etc., 1745-1762, 24 parties en 12 vol. in-12, bas, fauve marbrée, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés de fleurons, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, roul. Sur les coupes, tr. Rouges [Rel. de l’époque], rest, lég., qq. cahiers bruins

  Barbier IV 49, Sabin 68417. Edition originale et série complète.

  Importante compilation de pièces historiques “fugitatives”, sur les sujets les plus divers. Elle a été publiée G.-L. Pérau, A.-G. Meusnier de Querlon, l’abbe B. Mercier Saint-Léger, l’abbé J. de La Porte, Et. De Barrazan et B.-C. Gaillard de Graville. “L’abbé de Saint-Léger n’est éditeur que du recueil C” [Barbier].

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