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(Barbier, Hippolyte). - Biographie du clergé contemporain par un Solitaire. Tome I [-X].

Paris : A. Appert [vol. 10: Appert Fils et Vavasseur], 1841-1851. Complete in 120 installments in 10 volumes. Contemporary half morocco with gilt decorated spine and marbled endpapers. Small 8vo. 15x10 cm. Manuscript alphabetical name index at end of volume 10. Vignette on title-pages. With all 103 steelengraved full page portraits present; Very nice set of a rare work. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. Rare complete set containing 103 short biographies of known and lesser known Roman Catholic ministers from the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. Some biographical information about the compiler, the 'solitaire' abbé Barbier, about whom very little is known, is to be found in volume 10 (p. 452vv.), with his portrait opposite p. 433. Among the men presented are Migne, La Mennais, Lacordaire, Sieyes, Henri Grégoire and De Bonald. Each volume contains 12 installments that were issued separately in 36 pp. with a steelengraved portrait mostly done by Tailland. Our set contains all 103 biographies (some biographies consists of 2 or even 3 installments) and portraits, but certainty about about possible additional quires or preliminaries of each volume cannot be provided as bibliographical information and comparative sets are practically inaccesable. A separate prospectus (18 p.) for the series on papier rose is bound in volume 1. Some wear to extremeties, foxing and browning; one spine of volume 10 split (ca. 6 cm). (N.B. the installments of the last volume are misnumbered. The pagenumbering and the text of this volume are continuous and complete, but the nr. 113 is mentioned twice whereas nr. 115 is omitted); No complete copy in OCLC or British Libraries; Not in Dutch Central Catalog; not in KVK on-line; cf. BNF nr. 30054871.
EUR 1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1314.14 | £UK 1077.25 | JP¥ 179697] Booknumber: #95763

Total: EUR 1250.00 [Appr.: US$ 1314.14 | £UK 1077.25 | JP¥ 179697]

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