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Beckford, William, 1760–1844

The Hamilton Palace libraries. Catalogue of ... the Beckford Library, removed from Hamilton Palace ... sold by auction by Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge ...

London, Dryden Press, J. Davy & Sons [1882-1883]
Physical Description:
4 v. fronts. 26 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z997 H222
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
British Art Center copy is in four parts, bound in one volume.
Includes prices and purchaser's names added in ms.
This copy imperfect: t.p. wanting for Part 1.
A collection rich in early printed books, French, Italian and Spanish works, rare voyages and travels, etc., but especially famous for fine bindings; left by William Beckford to his younger daughter, the Duchess of Hamilton, and removed after his death, 1844, to Hamilton Palace, but kept apart from the Hamilton collections.
First portion sold June 30-July 13, 1882; second portion, Dec. 11-23, 1882; third portion, July 2-14, 1883; fourth and concluding portion, Nov. 27-30, 1883.
9,837 lots. Total realized, £73,551,18s.
Subject Terms:
Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Library -- Catalogs.
Books -- Prices.
Davy (J.) & Sons -- Publisher.
Dryden Press -- Publisher.
Hamilton Palace (Scotland).
Rare books.
Sotheby & Co. (London, England)

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