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Sale Catalogue of the Library of the Late Leonard Lawrie Hartley, Esq [with] Catalogue of the First Portion of The Famous Library of the Late Sir Thomas Phillipps [with] Catalogue of The Library of the last John, Second Earl of Clare [with] The Aylesford Library, Catalogue of the Valuable Library, Removed from Packingon Hall. [with] Catalogue of A Portion of the Valuable Library of James Whatman [with] Catalogue of. Armour and Arms. Earl of Londesborough [with] The Stourhead Heirlooms. Catalogue of the Remaining Portion of the Library [with] Catalogue of Valuable Books and Manuscripts. J N Hibbert
Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge; Christie, Manson and Woods, London 1886 - A fascinating bound volume of eight annotated book sale catalogues from 1885-1888 which includes the first portion of the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps. The catalogues have been systematically annotated throughout by the book's owner and compiler, Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, first Baron Brabourne, a compulsive and highly organised book collector. Brabourne has noted the details of the sales on the book's pastedown with a further note opposite: 'Cost 4s to bind this volume Sept 1888' - one month after the date of the final catalogue. The book is in half calf over marbled boards with 'Catalogues Aylesford etc' on the spine label. 1. Sale Catalogue of the Library of the Late Leonard Lawrie Hartley, Esq. Monday June 1st, 1885, pp 168, 2475 lots, ten day sale. Brabourne provides a manuscript key to his annotations on the first page of this catalogue: 'W+ means bought by Walford [presumably Walford Brothers] for me. B means "Brabourne' ie bought by myself. "estimated" is either what I reckoned the book to be worth or my estimate of what I should have paid at that part of the sale where the figures follow.' The catalogue is almost continuously annotated for the first two thousand lots with notes in the outer margins that relate to prices realised and a variety of incidental information including Brabourne's own estimates, comparable copies available from London dealers and sometimes the price paid for Brabourne's existing copies of these books. At this sale Brabourne bought extensively among English and Welsh topography; his annotations extend over 8 of the 10 days of the sale. 2. Catalogue of the First Portion of The Famous Library of the Late Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. Sothebys, Wilkinson and Hodge, Tuesday 3rd August, 1886 and Seven Following Days, [2] pp 1-219 [1] 3346 Lots. This catalogue has been systematically annotated with every price paid and the identity of successful bidders, featuring familiar names such as Sotherans and Quaritch as well as many more obscure buyers. Brabourne's purchases include lot 1575, Sir William Hamilton's Campi Phlegraei for £1 and 2 shillings. 3. Catalogue of The Library of the last John, Second Earl of Clare, August 1886, Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, Dryden Press, pp 48, 816 Lots, handful of annotations relating to items bought only. 4. The Aylesford Library, Catalogue of the Valuable Library, Removed from Packingon Hall. Messrs Christie, Manson and Woods, March 6, 1888, pp 146, Lots 1983. Annotated throughout with prices and a list of purchases on the first page which were spread across all 9 days. All four seventeenth century folio editions of Shakespeare's Works appear in the sale as Lots 1704-1707 and made £200 for the First Folio, £140 for the Second, £3 for a the Third Folio lacking the Droeshout portrait and £29 for the Fourth Folio. 5. Catalogue of A Portion of the Valuable Library of James Whatman. Christie, Manson and Woods, Thursday July 28, 1887, pp 22, Lots 257, annotated as far as Lot 197 with prices. 6. Catalogue of. Armour and Arms. Earl of Londesborough. Christie, Manson and Wods, July 4th, 1888, pp 80, 977 Lots 7. The Stourhead Heirlooms. Catalogue of the Remaining Portion of the Library Removed from Stourhead. Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Sotheby Wilkinson and Hodge, Friday, 9th December, 1887, Dryden Press, [2] pp 1-93 [1] 1313 Lots. Occasional pencil annotation 8. Catalogue of Valuable Books and Manuscripts. J N Hibbert. Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, 13th August, 1888, Dryden Press, pp 32 497 Lots; ink annotations to last few pages. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like more information about these books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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