LE MOINE (Pierre-Camille). Diplomatic-practical or treatise on the arrangement of the archives and treasures of the Charters in Metz, by J. Antoine, 1765. In-4,  f., 5 p. (list of subscribers), VIII-390 p.,  f., pl., tabl., period marbled Havana calf, spine with 5 ribs, garnet morocco title coin, decorated boxes, coat of arms stamped on the tail, red edges (blunt corners, upper jaw cracked, rubbing, ordinary browning).
Original edition of one of the first treatises published on archival classification. It is illustrated with 12 plates of facsimile facsimiles of handwriting and abbreviations, a folding table, tables in the text, and at the title, a vignette showing an archive deposit, woodcut by Papillon.
Provenance: an old manuscript ex-libris with the title: "Majoris Monasterii propre Turones, 1766" (Abbey of Marmoutier near Tours (?): this one appears for 2 copies in the list of subscribers); coat of arms (gold or silver with 3 fasces Gules, Saint-Martin?) surmounted by a cross and framed by a laurel wreath.
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