Traité de matériaux manuscrits

1836130 x 210 mm



1 in stock


Second edition, part original.
It is increased by the "how to view this treaty and how to use it". 

The author, forced to part with part of his library of manuscripts used in the documentation for his book History of the French of the various states in the last five centuries (1828-1844, 10 vols. of which only 6 were published at the time), composed this catalogue, which contains almost 1,000 descriptive sheets. The sale took place on 26 November 1835.

THE AUTHOR'S BROTHER'S COPYwith the words "to my family" on the upper cover of the first volume. the three hors-texte plates have been enhanced with watercolours.

BOUND WITH A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTER dated 10 November 1835. The author explains to his brother that he thought of him when he wrote, in vol. II p. 262:

Everyone knows an ancient jurisconsult who has come to devote the rest of his life to the pacification of legal wars, who, like Saint-Louis, holds his conciliation meetings at the foot of trees, beside fountains [...].

He encouraged his brother to write a history of the village of Recoules, where he lived.

so that you can contribute in our country to the implementation of the vast and beneficial project of making the history of the place in every village in France, Europe and the world.

More than a simple catalogue, this work is a manifesto in favour of the conservation of manuscript documents: the author deplores in particular the destruction of loose sheets of manuscripts considered to be useless.

Charming copies bound in contemporary long-grain morocco.

Vicar V, 1097.



Paris,E. Duverger,1836.2in-8, Bound,130 x 210 mm,[2] ff. - xxii pp. - 364 pp. - 1] f. + [2] ff. - 392 pp. - [1] f. .

Bound in contemporary style. Green morocco, smooth spine decorated with gold fleurons, roulettes and fillets, gilt title, double framing of a gold fillet and roulette on the upper board of vol. 1, "To my family" in gold on the upper cover of vol. 1, gilt fillet on edges, marbled edges, bookmarks. Spine faded, rubbed. Some foxing. Last quire of vol. 2 detached.


Amans Alexis MONTEIL

(Rodez: 7 June 1769 - Cély: 20 February 1850)

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