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Auction: Auction 29 & 30 April 2016
was auctioned on: 30 April 2016
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Egyptology - cats] - MONCRIF

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Estimate: €400 - €600
ca. US$453 - US$680
Price realised:  n. a.
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Egyptology - cats] - MONCRIF, François-Augustin Paradis de - Dissertation sur la prééminence des chats, dans la société, sur les autres animaux d’Egipte, sur les distinctions et privilèges dont ils ont joui personellement (...) & des monuments (...) qu’on leur dressoit apres leur mort. Amsterdam, B. Vlam, 1767, viii-204-[12] pp. [bound with] [ WIELAND, Christoph Martin ] - Contes comiques, traduits de l’allemand par MM [Louis d’Ussieux & Georg Adam Junker]. Frankfurt, Varentrapp; Paris, Fétil; Chalons-sur-Saône, Delivari, 1771, 152 pp. (without French title and frontisp.) [and] Harangue d’Hermionne à ses petis chats nouveaux nés , poeme héroique-burlesque. Dôle, P.F. Tonnet, 1772, 70-[2] pp., 3 works in 1 vol., 8vo, cont. boards covered with green decorative paper (rubbed), flat spine with paper labels (sm. def. at front joint), green sp. edges. Very good copy.
1. Re-issue of the 1728 & 1741 Rotterdam ed. (same collation and fingerprint) of a treatise on cats in Ancient Egypt (1st 1726) by Moncrif (1668-1770). It is a “parody of owlishly pedantic scholarship” (Wikipedia). Ill. with 2 folding and 8 full-page engrs by T. Otten (most probably lacking the "Tableau généalogique de l'illustre maison de Brinbelle" - no copy of this ed. has been found by us). Ref. BL (1). Not in BnF, STCN. - 2. Rare French trsl. of “Comische Erzählungen” (1765), i.a. “Endymion”, of the German Rococo author Wieland (1733-1813). Engr. headpc. by Du Menil. Ref. Conlon 71:1457. Not in BL. - 3. Curious and rare burlesque poem 1st publ. Nancy 1730. Ref. Cp. Conlon 30:112 (1st ed.). Not in BnF, BL.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: The Romantic Agony Book & Print Auctions
Title: Auction 29 & 30 April 2016
Date of the auction: 30 Apr 2016
Address: The Romantic Agony Book & Print Auctions
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