Nobody (C***), a young poet, born in the environs of Beauvais in 1766; he is only known as the author of a piece of erotic verse, entitled Le Messe de Gnide, Paris, year 2 of the Republic (1793), in 24mo of 35 pages. He killed himself with a pistol shot in 1787, at Paris.
Philes thought this listing might be of interest to his readers, so he wrote all that he knew about the life, death, and literary remains of Nobody in the November 1862 issue of The Philobiblion.
What Philes told his readers about the life, death, and literary remains of Nobody in the November 1862 issue of The Philobiblion wasn't very much. But then along came that most splendid thing that Horace Walpole called serendipity. An attentive reader of The Philobiblion just happened to be attending the sale of the library of a French Count in Paris in January 1863. And one of the items up for sale was a 1797 Geneva edition of La Messe de Gnide!
Comte H. De Ch*** was Comte Henry De Chaponay (1811-1878), a member of the French Bibliophiles.
457. La Messe de Gnide, posthumous work by C. Nobody (Labaume, followed by fragments of Vépres de Gnide, by the same, and of the Vigil of Venus). Geneva, 1797, in-24, mar. R. tr. Golden. Copy of Pixerécourt
H noted that this reference book spelt the surname of the brothers as Beaume. But it didn't matter to H because Nobody was finally somebody! The Nouvelle Biographie Générale attributed La Messe de Gnide to Antoine Gilbert Griffet de Labeaume (1756-1805).