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Title: A Catalogue of the Splendid and Valuable Library of the Rev. Theodore Williams: Containing a Most Extraordinary Collection of Early Biblical and Theological Manuscripts; Books Printed on Vellum, from Aldine, Junta, and other Celebrated Presses; the Best Editions of the Classics, Principally on Large Paper, Among them will be Found those Printed at the Clarendon, Sheldon, and University Presses of Oxford, the Academy and University Press at Cambridge, and those of Glasgow and Dublin; Belles Lettres, and History, of the Most Select Description, which will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Stewart, Wheatley, and Adlard... on Thursday, April 5th, 1827.
Description: [London:] J. and C. Adlard. 1827. Large 8vo (250 x 150 mm), [2], iv, [4], 38, 37*-38*, 39-197, [1]pp., orig. blue paper wrappers, orig. printed paper label on upper cover, rubbed, rather crude paper re-back. A library rich in Greek and Latin Classics, biblical texts, books printed on vellum and volumes on large and largest paper. Nearly all were bound in blue or green morocco by Clarke with the collector's crest, showing his initials T.W. in a small oval. Sir Thomas Phillipps attended the sale personally and the eight lots acquired by him included lot 355, the Gundulf Bible for 189 and lot 749, the illustrated Gospels of Mathilda of Tuscany for 172, now in the Pierpont library. The sale consisted of 1,948 lots and realised 10,000. De Ricci, pp. 98-99; Mundby, Studies III, pp. 54-55.

Keywords: BOOK AUCTION CATALOGUES INCUNABLES LIBRARY CATALOGUES BIBLIOGRAPHY BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS INCUNABULA EARLY PRINTING

Price: GBP 375.00 = appr. US$ 535.49 Seller: Forest Books
- Book number: 37737