London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Cottonian Library. London: Luke Hansard, 1802.2° (431 x 286mm). Half-title. Modern half calf. Provenance: Sir Martin Browne ffolkes (armorial bookplate) with A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts in the British Museum. London: Eyre and Strahan, 1808-12; with 2 other similar works in 4 volumes.
With Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae in unum collecti. Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre, 1697. 4 parts in 2 volumes. Engraved frontispiece and large title-vignette depicting the Bodleian Library, both by M. Burghers, a few engraved headpieces (3 wormholes tapering to one in upper, blank, margins as far as S1, repaired in first few leaves, occasional light browning, a little spotting). Wing C1253. [Bound with:] COTTON, Sir Robert Bruce (1571-1631). Catalogus librorum manuscriptorum bibliothecae Cottonianae...cui praemittuntur...Roberti Cottoni, equitis...vita...scriptore Thoma Smitho. Ibid., 1696. Engraved portrait, device on title and 3 headpieces (a little discolouration). Wing S4233. 2 works in one volume. 2° (393 x 250mm). Contemporary sprinkled panelled calf (rebacked, corners bumped). Provenance: George Simon Harcourt (armorial bookplate) and BRITISH MUSEUM Catalogue of the Arundel [Burney] Manuscripts in the British Museum [Index to the Arundel and the Burney Manuscripts]. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1834-40. 3 volumes, 2° (443 x 280mm). 4 lithographed plates of facsimiles. Original boards with printed labels on upper covers. The lot sold not subject to return. (13)
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