LIBRAIRIE DAMASCENE MORGAND (EDOUARD RAHIR ET CIE, SUCCESSEUR). Records, 1866-1922
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Librairie Damascène Morgand (Edouard Rahir et cie, successeur):
Records, 1865-1922

RLIN ID No.
NYGG87-A11

Main Entry
Librairie Damascène Morgand (Edouard Rahir et cie, successeur)

Title
Records, 1865-1922.

Physical Description
26 v. ; 35-48 cm.

Historical/Biographical Note
Bookselling business in Paris, France, founded in 1875 as Damascène Morgand et Charles Fatout (Morgand et Fatout). At the death of Fatout in 1882, the firm operated under the name Damascène Morgand. In 1897 it merged with the bookseller Edouard Rahir, and the firm became known as Damascene Morgand (Edouard Rehir et cie, successeur).

Edouard Rahir (1862-1924) was a well-known antiquarian bookseller, bibliographer, and publisher in Paris (for a time the publisher for the Société des Bibliophiles François). He had a long-standing business relationship with Quaritch in London and was the author of La bibliothèque de l’amateur (1909 & 1924), a guide to book collecting, along with many catalogues. Some items from his library were sold shortly after his death, but the majority were sold between 1930 and 1938 by Parisian bookseller Francisque Lefrançois. The firm probably ceased operations around 1920.

Scope and Contents
Ledgers, inventories and lists include titles of books, buyers, prices, dates and other information for Morgand et Fatout, Damascène Morgand, and Edouard Rahir et cie, as well as one small ledger for the bookseller Francisque Lefrançois for the period July 1920-Jan. 1922. The ledgers include the “grand livres,” the “journaux,” and the “comptes généraux.”

Language Note
In French.

Finding Aid Note
Partial list of ledger contents available in repository.

Names
Librairie Morgand et Fatout.
Librairie Damascène Morgand.
Librairie Damascène Morgand (Edouard Rahir et cie, successeur)
Francisque Lefrançois (Firm)

Subjects
Antiquarian booksellers. France. Paris. 19th century.
Antiquarian booksellers. France. Paris. 20th century.
Booksellers and bookselling. France. Paris. 19th century.
Booksellers and bookselling. France. Paris. 20th century.

Genre
Ledgers. France. Paris.

Location
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.


Collection Inventory

[Note: This list was prepared at the time of the donation and has been very slightly edited for consistency. The name Morgand et Fatout was used on publications until 1882.]

I. Large Ledgers (40-48 cm.; housed in individual enclosures)

1. Morgand et Fatout. Grand Livre no. 1, 1865-1877.

2. Morgand et Fatout. Grand Livre no. 2 (1/2), 1877-1882 (folia 1-300).

3. Morgand et Fatout. Grand Livre no. 2 (2/2), 1877-1882 (folia 301-600).

4. Morgand et Fatout. Grand Livre no. 3, 1878-1882 (folia 601-900).


5. Damascène Morgand. Grand Livre no. 1, 1882-1889 (folia 1-500).

6. Damascène Morgand. Grand Livre no. 2, 1885-1897 (folia 501-1000).

7. Damascène Morgand. Grand Livre no. 3, 1891-1912 (folia 1001-1500).


8. Edouard Rahir. Journal no. 1, 1897-1904 (600 pages; “Enregistre à Paris le 27 août 1897”; arranged chronologically, and pages are completely filled with entries).

9. Edouard Rahir. Journal no. 2, 1904-1912 (600 pages; “Enregistre à Paris le 22 juin 1904”; pages are completely filled with entries).

10. Edouard Rahir. Journal no. 3, 1912-1920 (600 pages; no “enregistrement” but it was “côte et paraphe” on 12 March 1912; pages are filled with entries up to and including p. 391, the rest is blank).

11. Edouard Rahir. Grand Livre no. 1, 1898-1911 (500 leaves).

12. Edouard Rahir. Grand Livre no. 2, 1912-1920 (500 leaves).

13. Edouard Rahir. Comptes Généraux, 1912-1920 (1000 leaves, only ca. 300 filled).


II. Small ledgers (housed in three record boxes)

Box 1

14. Morgand et Fatout. Entrées & Sorties des Marchandises no. 1, July 1875-[June 1876?].

15. Morgand et Fatout. [Entrées & Sorties des Marchandises no. 2], June 1876-Nov. 1877.

16. Morgand et Fatout. Relevé des Marchandises, June 1878-1887.

17. Morgand et Fatout. Répertoire no. 2, 1877-1882 [index to Grand Livres nos. 2 & 3 above].


Box 2

18. Damascène Morgand. [Publications], 1884-1895.

19. Damascène Morgand. Relevé des Marchandises, June 1887-1898.

20. Damascène Morgand. Brouillard no. 11 [stock sales], Apr. 1893-Sept. 1895.

21. Damascène Morgand. Brouillard no. 12 [stock sales], Oct. 1895-July 1897.


Box 3

22. Edouard Rahir. Livre de Ventes no. 1, Aug. 1897-June 1903.

23. Edouard Rahir. Entrées & Sorties des Marchandises no. 1, Aug. 1897- [June?] 1903.

24. Edouard Rahir. [Stock sales], Apr. 1905-June 1909.

25. Edouard Rahir. Brouillard no. 7 [stock sales], Nov. 1913-Feb. 1920.

26. Francisque Lefrançois. Brouillard [stock sales], July 1920-Jan. 1922.
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