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A Catalogue of the Extensive and Valuable Library of the Rev. Henry Drury, M.A., late Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge An Extraordinary Collection of Classical and Theological Manuscripts. Best Editions of the Classics. Early Printed Books. Productions of the Aldine Press
- Press which will be sold by Auction, by Mr. Evans on Monday, February 19, and Eleven following Days; and on Monday, March 12, and Ten Following Days 2 p.l., vii, 262 pp. 8vo, cont. dark red half-sheep & marbled boards (minor rubbing), flat spine gilt. [London]: 1827. From the tipped-in slip following the title-page: "Thirty-five copies printed on Writing Paper, for Presents. Presented by the Rev. Henry Drury to [in MS.]: Robert Gatty Esqr." This copy has been neatly ruled in red throughout with prices and buyers’ names in a contemporary hand. Drury (1778-1841), "had a great reputation in his day as a classical scholar, but contented himself with editing selections from the classics for the use of Harrow School."–ODNB. One of his pupils there was Lord Byron. A good friend of Dibdin, Drury was an original member of the Roxburghe Club to which he presented books in 1817 and 1824. He owned 255 MSS, listed in alphabetical order in the preliminaries, of which Sir Thomas Phillipps, through Thorpe, bought 69 of them. The sale of 4738 lots realized 8,917.13.0 pounds. A fine copy. At the end a final nine lots have been added by a contemporary hand. ? De Ricci, p. 98–"All were beautifully bound by Charles Lewis." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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