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This set once belonged to the scholar and collector Louis-Emery Bigot of Rouen (1626-89) but more recently it was in the Haskell F. Norman library and in March 1998, at Christie’s New York, it was sold for $330,000. In January of this year, as a Frelich lot (Sotheby's New York, January), it was sold for $525,000 (£351,750)