BOLLAND, Sir William (1772-1840) -- Catalogue of the Extensive, Curious and Valuable Library of the Late Hon. Baron Bolland. London, Evans, 18 November, 1840. -- Catalogue of the Choice & Valuable Collection of Coins and Medals. London, S. Leigh Sotheby, 21 April, 1841. -- A Catalogue of the Collection of Engravings, Books of Prints, and a few Drawings. London, Christie & Manson, 3 July, 1840. -- A Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures, by Italian, Dutch, and English Masters. London, Christie & Manson, 4 July 1840.
Together 4 volumes in one, 8o (218 x 139 mm). Contemporary half red morocco, top edge gilt (rubbing to spine ends and edges). Provenance: Johannes Barnard (bookplate); Alan G. Thomas (bookplate).
PRICED WITH BUYERS' NAMES in a contemporary hand in the Christie's picture catalogue. Sir William Bolland, Baron of the Exchequer, "a friend of Dibdin, who calls him 'Hortensius'" (de Ricci). In the Bibliographical Decameron. The Roxburghe Club was founded in Bolland's house, Adelphi Terrace in 1812. A unique copy, with an additional calligraphic title for all for sales, an ink drawing of Bolland's coat-of-arms, and a 12 page of neatly mounted contemporary newspaper articles about Bolland and the sale. De Ricci, p.107.