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Catalogue d'une Collection
CATALOGUE D'UNE COLLECTION.

CATALOGUE D'UNE COLLECTION.

Catalogue, 1775

1. French, 1775 [Sale catalog].
Catalogue | D'une | Collection | De Très-Belles Coquilles. | Madrépores, Stalactiques, Lito- | phytes, Pétrifications, Mines, Plaques | & Cailloux agathisés & cristallisés, Pla- | ques d'Agathes, Pierres fines non mon- | tées, Agathes arborisées, Marbres, Bois | pétrifiés, agathisés & autres Animaux; | Bijoux, Bronzes Indiens & Egyptiens, | Médailles & Monnoies d'Or, d'Argent | & de Bronze, composant le Cabinet de | M. D***. | A Vendre En Totalité. | [ornament] | A Rouen, | Chez la Veuve Besongne & Fils, Imprimeur- | Libraires de Monseigneur le Garde des | Sceaux, rue Ganterie. | [double rule] | M. DCC. LXXV.

8°: [1]-55, [1] p.

Rare. A sale catalog describing a rich collection of natural history and manmade objects. Included in the selections are preserved specimens of fish, reptiles and small animals, a large selection of shells, fossils, agates, stalactites, crystallizations, various examples of decorative marble, bronzes from India and Egypt, weapons, etc. Although the title only attributes the collection to a M. D***, Dezallier d'Argenville in a contemporary list of the shell collectors published in his Conchyliologie, 3rd édition (Paris, 1767, p. 321), lists in the town of Rouen a collector by the name of De La Fosse, and there is some indication that this is the sale catalog of his collection.

Bibliographical references: Cabinets de Curiosités: no. 106. Laissus, Cabinets d'Histoire Naturelle, 1964: p. 709.

Catalogue, 1780

2. French, 1780 [Sale catalog].
Catalogue | D'Une Collection | De Minéraux, | Cristallisations, Agates, | Coquilles, Coraux, Madrépores, &c. | Don't la Vente se fera le 7 Avril 1780 | & jours suivans, à trois heures de re- | levée, rue | S. Honoré, Hôtel d'Aligre, | en la nourvelle Salle. | Le présent Catalogue se distribue à Paris chez | Me Leblanc, Huissier-Commissaire-Priseur, rue | Mazarine.

8°: π1 A-B8 C3; 20l.; [2], [1]-38 p. Page size: 194 x 120 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1]-38, Text.

Rare. Auction sale catalog listing 290 lots containing minerals, cristallizations, agates, shells, corals, and madrepores. The catalog was anonymously compiled. The sale took place on April 7th, 1780 at the Hôtel d'Aligre in Paris.

Catalogue, 1783 (Lottery)

3. French, 1783 [Lottery sale catalog].
Catalogue | D'Une Collection | De | Mineraux | Rares Et Curieux | Dont On Propose LA Vente Par | voye de Lotterie. | [rule] | Les billets seront 250, de la valeur de | 9Ø600. reis chacun, et le tirage est | fixè pour le 24 de juin prochain. | [ornament] | Lisbonne | De L'Imprimerie De L'Academie Des Sciences. | [double rule] | MDCCLXXXIII. | Avec approbation du Tribunal de la Censure.

8°:

Very rare. Mineral sale by lottery, published in Lisbon, Portugal.

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