Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Colbert Libraries (Midweek Miscellany 3)

The "Histoire de la Bibliophilie" blog has recently posted about the libraries of the various members of the Colbert family, including a family tree; portraits of, and biographical information about, the key individuals; discussions of their auction catalogues; and images of their binding-stamps, including these:
The JBC monogram of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619–83)
The arms of Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619–83) 
The arms of Jacques-Nicolas Colbert (d.1707), as abbot of Bec-Helouin
The arms of Jacques-Nicolas Colbert (d.1707), as archbishop of Rouen
The arms of Charles-Joachim Colbert (1667–1738), bishop of Montpellier

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