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Bibliotheca Askeviana Sive Catalogus Librorum rarissimorum Antonii Askew, M D
Quorum Auctio fiet apud S. Baker & G. Leigh…Die Lunae 13 Februarii MDCCLXXV. & in undeviginiti sequentes Dies… vi, 149, [1] pp. Tall 8vo, cont. tree calf (joints with short cracks, corners a little worn), spine richly gilt, green leather lettering piece on spine. London: 1775. A "Royal Paper" copy, with "Price Four Shillings" on the title of this important sale catalogue, ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. "Another great collector of the same generation was Dr Anthony Askew (1722-1772), who travelled on the Continent and whose achievements in the medical field are quite eclipsed by his proficiency as a classical scholar. As a book-collector, he is said to have attempted to secure a complete series of all the Greek classics ever published; he purchased privately R. Mead's Greek manuscripts, the papers of Dr Taylor and some fine early classical codices from the library of the Maffei family. His sale (13 February 1775) was a great success and was attended by the Paris bookseller De Bure, who bought for the Duc de La Vallière and other French collectors (including the King of France)."-De Ricci, p. 52. The leaf of "Libri Omissi" is present. 3570 lots. Fine copy with the Chippendale bookplate of Plummer of Middlestead and the library label of Sunderland Hall, Selkirkshire. ? Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, col. 558-"Catalogue curieux…riche en anciennes éditions classiques." Peignot, p. 78-"Catalogue assez curieux, surtout pour les anciennes éditions.".
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