1781 quittance De Geury 432. 1778 mandat a quite Daubert 379. 1777 marche avec Guery 300 [inscription on cover].
Inventory or catalog of a library or collection of books specialized in works by ancient authors, histories and accounts of voyages. The inventory was undertaken around 1781, only a few years before the French Revolution.
The inventory was subdivided into three major categories of works: “auteurs anciens”; “voiagen”; and “historien”. A tally of the books summarized right on the cover page of the booklet may represent the incremental growth of titles added to the collection under the guidance of the various library guardians.
The identity of this library/collection may perhaps be established through the exploration of the names that appear on the cover, Geury, Daubert, Gillet, and others. Geury and Daubert may have been the librarians primarily responsible for the increase in the number of titles in this collection.
Tantalizing list of works, possibly the remnants of an anthologist’s working bibliography.
Description: 1781 quittance De Geury 432. 1778 mandat a quite Daubert 379. 1777 marche avec Guery 300 [inscription on cover].
[Np. c. 1781]. ll., i.e., , [2, blank]pp. 7 x 4½ inches. Manuscript booklet, sewn, sheets hand-ruled. Light foxing, folds.