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Bibliotheca Croftsiana. A Catalogue of the - (AUCTION CATALOGUE: CROFTS, Thomas) - 1783. [1274570]
which will be sold by Auction, by Mr. Paterson…on Monday, April 7. 1783. and the Forty-Two following Days. xvi, 420 pp. Thick 8vo, later crimson half-morocco & cloth (joints a little rubbed), spine gilt, entirely uncut. [London: 1783]. An uncut copy, ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. This was a grand library of 8360 lots, notable for its Italian books, which De Ricci considered "the finest library of old Italian books yet seen in England; his sale (7 April 1783) also contained a number of fine French chivalry-romances" (p. 56). Crofts (1722-81), also had much fine early music, Spanish novels, Scandinavica, Polonica, and Eastern travel. Very good uncut copy from the library of A.R.A. Hobson with bookplate. ? Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 169-"few eighteenth-century English libraries show such a preponderance of cinquecento books"-(and see pp. 168 & 238).
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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