Lot n° 153
700 - 800
Copies by J.-B. MERCIER, the vol. on patois... - Lot 153 - Astrid Guillon Maison de ventes aux enchères
Copies by J.-B. MERCIER, the vol. on patois profusely annotated.
[Haut-Doubs]. TISSOT (J.). [Les Fourgs]. ● Mémoire sur les habitants des Fourgs, peinture de moeurs. Paris, Librairie Impériale, 1863. In-8°, 14 pp. First edition. "This brochure," notes Mercier, "has become very rare. It was the beginning of the enmity that arose between the inhabitants of Les Fourgs and their well-meaning compatriot." [Filled tear at the head of the 1st f. due to the deletion of a mailing]. [Hardback:]●● Le Patois des Fourgs, arrondissement de Pontarlier, département du Doubs. Paris, A. Durand et Besançon, Daudivers et Cie et Baudin-Bintot, 1865. In-8°, XVI, 228 pp. Interesting book," notes Mercier, "because it is the first to be published on a dialect of the Pontarlier district, which is itself very important and to which all the idioms of this part of Franche-Comté are related. Offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Emulation du Doubs, profusely annotated in MERCIER's hand: "Vis à vis les mots du vocabulaire j'ai inscrit les mots correspondants en patois de la Chapelle-des-Buis." Fawn half-calf, spine with 5 fleuronné faux-nerfs, t.p. in red and havana morocco, gilt fillet on boards. (Contemporary binding). From the bilbiothèque franc-comtoise of Jean-Baptiste MERCIER, with his 1902 engraved bookplate. ●●● Les Fourgs and incidentally the surrounding area: Pontarlier, Le fort de Joux, La Cluse, Les Verrières, Jougne and Les Hôpitaux; Neuchâtel, Sainte-Croix, Beaulmes, etc. Events. [Les Mœurs - Les Lieux]. Besançon, Marion, 1870-1873. 3 vols. large in-18. 3 frontispieces and 1 hors-texte table. Fawn half-calf, spine with 5 fleuronné faux-nerfs, t.p. in red morocco, tom. p. in havana morocco, gilt fillet on covers. (Contemporary binding). From the bilbiothèque franc-comtoise of Jean-Baptiste MERCIER, with his 1902 engraved bookplate on each volume, and with a note in his hand on p. 224 of Les Evènements, as well as his autograph comment on the flyleaf of Les Moeurs: "This is the book of an honest man who has loved his native land. It is in its genre a masterpiece of monography, and a most attractive read".
Remarkable set, in a homogeneous binding.
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