Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Journal de Paris, An 3 .
iv, 45, pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Unrecorded Catalogue of an 18th Century Wunderkammer. Early 20th century straight grain morocco-backed marbled paper boards. Trimmed close, minor dampstain at lower gutter margin, minor foxing. Item #319643
This catalogue of Paignon-Dijonval's "Objets Curieux" is unrecorded, with no examples in OCLC and not in the catalogue of the Bibliotheque Nationale. It includes sections on medals, currency, ivory, Japanese and Chinese vases, porcelain, lacquer, shells, mineral specimens, coral, ancient arms, and more, sold by the famed Parisian paintings dealer and auctioneer Alexandre Joseph Paillet.
Gilbert Paignon-Dijonval (1708-1792), who served as Secretaire du Roi, was a very well known collector. The sale of his library began in April 1795 (see https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb365404527), with an additional sale of material sold by his grandson and heir in 1823. Paignon-Dijonval's principal collection, however, were his 15,000 prints and drawings, which came to market in 1810, catalogued by Benard. The prints and drawings collection was eventually sold en bloc to English dealer Samuel Woodburn in 1819.
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