Long manuscript list of books required.

Aubin, imprimeur-libraire, à Aix, et à Arles, même maison' [the French nineteenth-century book trade]
Publication details: 
16 February 1850; on illustrated letterhead.
SKU: 6758

4to, 2 pp. Apparently the first leaf of the list only. On aged paper, with wear and chipping to extremities, but with text entirely legible. The letterhead carries an engraving (6.5 x 9.5 cm) of a pile of books, quill pen and ink pot, with text advertising the 'Imprimerie, Librairie et Cabinet de Lecture d'Aubin' printed on the open pages of one of the volumes. Beneath the illustration are the words 'LE MÉMORIAL D'AIX, journal politique et littéraire', and there is further text to the right and left of it. In French. Written, in two hands, in light blue ink. A five-line initial note, asking for the books to be quoted at the lowest possible price, is followed by the list in another hand, in two columns continuing to the end of the second page. Most of the items appear to be novels. The absence of signature and valediction suggests that the list is incomplete.