A catalogue of the well-known and celebrated library of the late Ralph Willett, esq : brought from his seat at Merly, in the county of Dorset : comprising a most rare assemblage of the early printers, fine specimens of block printing, old English chronicles, &c. ... : ... botanical drawings by Van Huysun, Taylor, Brown, Lee &c. : which will be sold by auction, by Leigh and Sotheby booksellers, at their house, no. 145, Strand, opposite Catherine Street, on Monday, December 6, 1813, and 16 following days (Sundays excepted), at twelve o'clock.
- Additional Title(s):
At head of title: Merly Library
- [London] : [Leigh and Sotheby], 
- Physical Description:
- ,119, 25,  pages ; 22 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Prices of books, &c. in the library of the late Ralph Willett: 25 pages at end.
Lugt, F. Répertoire des catalogues de ventes publiques, 8455
Date of sale: December 6-22, 1813.
Place of sale: London.
BAC: British Art Center copy is annotated in ink with sale prices and buyers' names for all lots. The volume bound in contemporary calf. Armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick.
MUDDAUCT: 2,906 lots. The 2,729 lots of books brought £13.508.
- Subject Terms:
- Architectural drawings -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art -- Private collections -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Art auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.Book auctions -- England -- London -- Catalogs.Botanical illustrations -- Catalogs.Botanical illustrations -- Catalogs.Incunabula -- Bibliography -- Catalogs.Maps -- Catalogs.Northwick, John Rushout, Baron, 1770-1859 -- Bookplate.Rare book libraries -- Catalogs.Willett, Ralph, 1719-1795 -- Library -- Catalogs.
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