Thursday, 21 December 2006

Ex Libris de la Clotte-Fontenille

Marie-Jacques-Philippe MOUTON de la CLOTTE-FONTENILLE (1769-1837)
B. at Montpellier (Hérault), professor of natural sciences, a keeper at the cabinet d'histoire naturelle, of the city of Lyon (Rhône) and a member of the Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Lyon, since 1800. Married Jeanne MEUNIER.He had an important library with works on the Natural Sciences.
Arms: de gueules, au mouton d'argent rampant contre un rocher d'or treillisé d'argent, au chef cousu d'azur, chargé d'un croissant entre deux étoiles d'argent.
C2, 94 x 52 mms.
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Bibliography: W. POIDEBARD, J. BAUDRIER & L. GALLE, Armorial des Bibliophiles de Lyonnais, Forez, Beaujolais et Dombes, Lyon, 1907, pages 442-444.

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