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Bibliotheca Croftsiana. A Catalogue of the Curious and Distinguished Library of the late Reverend and Learned Thomas Crofts, A.M....and Fellow of the Royal and Antiquary Societies, deceased
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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