swore. Scattering of a unique library at the Lons-le-Saunier auction house

The Jura-enchères team around Nadine Rousseau, expert. (©RD)

From the library of an amateur and scholar of Lédon, old, romantic and modern books, as well as manuscripts and autographs, will be auctioned at the Jura Enchères auction house on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.

The auction room will be full, that’s for sure. Buyers will come from all over France and even further afield. Because it is a unique moment that is being prepared at the Lons-le-Saunier auction house, on Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m., the dispersion of Roger’s important Ledonian library. against
And what a library, that of a fan of printing and art, literature of course.

The catalog displays nuggets chronologically from the fifteenth century to the twentieth century. Regional books like this book that belonged to Charles Nodier, from 1552 (estimated between 8,000 and 10,000 euros). A rare book, the first book printed in Lons-le-Saunier, in 1756, which evokes the Statutes of the Confrérie de la Croix.


Sale Saturday April 30, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hôtel des Ventes. Exhibition Friday 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. And at interencheres.com/39001

Notable, number 78, is Beraldi’s Guide for Engraving Lovers, enriched with 1,675 engravings, some of them by Manet (estimate €10,000/15,000).
Baudelaire will occupy a privileged place, with works sent by hand, as well as autograph manuscripts.

On the Jura side, a rich set of books and brochures around the Bons Charbonniers cousins, this secret society of the La Chaux forest.
This scholar was also interested in small local authors, of which Max Buchon is the most representative. Note also the manuscripts of Louis Pergaud, born in Belmont, the letters of Victor Hugo…

An exceptional example of Béraldi enriched with engravings from 1675 whose value is estimated between €10,000 and €15,000

Among the coveted pieces we must highlight a book illustrated by Van-Dongen, another by Valotton. Sylvain Sauvage, an illustrator from Jura, will be richly represented with, among other things, a unique copy of Dangerous Liaisons, illustrated with 50 original drawings (estimate €6,000/8,000).

The last issue that will close this journey through time is an illustrated book with ten original lithographs by Zao Wou Ki (estimate €5,000/6,000).
The sale will end with the dispersion of lots out of catalog, at lower prices.

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“It is the library of a lifetime, created by someone with a passion for Franche-Comté prints, 19th century literature, including many Comtois authors. He was also interested in typography, catalogs on printing and even the works of Louis Jou… Many rare works will be auctioned”, specifies the expert Nadine Rousseau.
The tender will be held under the hammer of Maître Brigitte Fenaux.

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